Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the (Future) Teacher Blogger

Today, I'm linking up with Stephanie from Falling into First for her Meet the Teacher Blogger Linky!

See, I don't know if I exactly qualify for this one.
But nowhere did it say FUTURE teachers can't participate.
I mean, I guess I'm technically considered a pre-service teacher.
And I'll be in the field in 3 weeks!
So I'm joining the fun whether anyone likes it or not! :)

I'm Erica. I'm currently a student {majoring in Early Childhood Education with a 4-5 Generalist Endorsement} at Ashland University. I LOVE Ashland - it has a truly amazing teaching program and EVERYONE is so fantastic! This fall, I will be spending two days a week in a preschool as part of my field experience.

The only man in my life is named Cooper. He lives at home with my parents and my younger sister.

I am also a proud charter member of the Delta Delta chapter of Theta Phi Alpha! As a sister of Theta Phi Alpha, I have taken on several roles (recruitment committee, new member education committee, fundraising committee, philanthropy committee, risk manager...), which will keep me super busy this semester!

These are a few of my favorite things...
Origami Owl jewelry. Tervis cups with lids. Colored pens. 
The Wizard of Oz. Theta Phi Alpha. Crafting.
Jesus. Starbucks. Chipotle.
 Netflix. Holding babies.

 If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?
As I previously mentioned in an earlier blog post, I think being a personal organizer would be a fun job! I love organizing probably a little bit too much, so it seems like it would be the perfect job if teaching were no longer a thing.
I've also considered becoming a children's or youth pastor, but I'm not quite sure that's my calling. I'll just stick to teaching in the classroom!

Three little words that describe you.

Finish the sentence: "________" said no teacher never.
Hah. This is a hard one because I feel like being on your own in your own classroom is a totally different experience than what I'll experience as a pre-service/student teacher.
 I'll go with "State/Standardized testing is the best!"
It already drives me crazy.

However, I'm already feeling pains about lesson planning, so maybe I should say "Lesson planning is fun!" said no {pre-service} teacher ever!

It's your birthday and you can invite anyone {dead or alive} to the party. Who do are you inviting?
Betty White! I love her. She ALWAYS makes me laugh.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?
Doing It All.
I seriously try to do everything.
Sometimes I need to realize that it may be making me crazy.

You get to pick one superpower. What is it?
There's people I would like to spend time with that aren't nearby. Teleportation would get rid of the time it takes to travel, so bingo! that's the superpower I'd love to have!

What's your favorite quote or saying?
Last night while I was painting canvases for my dorm, I came across this quote.
I absolutely love it.

If you had to sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?
It would definitely be Happy by Pharrel Williams.
It's just a happy song.
And I also just learned this dance to it.
So I could sing AND dance.
That'd surely get me enough votes to stay, right?
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Since I've been home, I've been more of a night owl.
However, I know as soon as I start back to my normal routine with all my classes I'll be a morning person.
At college, mostly everyone's asleep if I get early so I can get a bunch of stuff done without much distraction!
What's your favorite resource that you've created in your TpT Shop?
Hah. Well. I haven't created any.
I guess I better pass on that question.
Share something we might not know about you!
In addition to being a future teacher, I guess I'm a bit of a little business-person.
I am an Independent Designer with Origami Owl and I love every moment of it.
{Shameless plug alert} 
We're releasing lanyards August 18 and I'm SO excited. They're perfect for teachers.      
We're also releasing 300 other pieces. But I'm partial to the lanyards because I can use one for myself!
So, now I encourage you to head on over join the party!


1 comment:

  1. Hi! I'm Amna over at Teach Two Reach! I love your necklace! I'll check out your store. Go you for doing a side business like that. I wish I was creative. Good luck with your first year of teaching!!