Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday Meet Me!

I really enjoyed linking up with The Teaching Tribune last week for their parties, and I decided to link up again for week 2. 
Last week I introduced you to my sweet friend Alison from Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'. Today I am going to share a little about me. 
As always, thanks for stopping by! Thanks again to The Teaching Tribune for the party and the ideas! If you want to join the link up, click here
Happy Summer Blogging to you!
P.S. Come back tomorrow for the post about my 2 products that will be 50% off. 


  1. So...I have Scandal and Parenthood both on my list in Netflix, but haven't gotten around to them. Which one should I watch first??? I don't think I've heard of Blue Bloods. I'll have to check that out. You are very good at listening. I'm blessed to have you as a super duper bloggy bestie! XOXO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. I have a special place in my heart for Tom Selleck, he is the lead on Blue Bloods. Seriously, my favorite episodes of Friends were when he dated Monica. My childhood ophthalmologist had similar distinguishing features so the episodes in his doctor office really tickled my funny bone. If he ever came knocking, I would certainly be packing my bags and running off to sit and sip icy beverages with him in Hawaii! (A girl can dream, right?) Don't mind the fact that he is a lot older than me! I would watch Scandal first. I love both for totally different reasons. I LOVE the excitement of Scandal and if you can catch a bunch of seasons on Netflix then just plan to stay in for hours, fill your fridge and get those jammies all ready, you won't want to leave the couch. Parenthood makes me feel so good about my parenting, they really show how hard it is to be a good parent and survive through the ups and downs of marriage. The past two seasons really hit upon some tough topics and I cannot wait for the fall season, although I hate that it will be the last.
      You are absolutely awesome! Thank you for always bringing a smile to my day with your emails and comments! xoxoxo to you!

  2. Hello Laura!

    How awesome to have a rescue dog! I almost bought and the following week I was blessed with a rescue dog! I couldn't imagine it any other way! :)

    You know you're a psychology major when…
    You want to correct everyone who misuses "Negative Reinforcement" as a term for "Punishment"

    I have a degree in psychology! Very happy to come across some one to discuss whether the Five Factor Personality Model's Acronym is OCEAN or CANOE ;) (Totally Kidding)

    Happy Monday!

    1. Oh, I am so glad you swung by and understand how it feels to major in something that doesn't immediately result in a job! Ha Ha. I loved psychology studies so much, I actually worked with a professor who studied language development. I learned so much from him and every once in a while I will hear his name mentioned on a PBS show, I get so excited.
      We love our rescue dog, would not have paid for a puppy at all! My husband has put my psychology background to work in trying to understand his fear and aggression issues. We have recruited help from a trainer, and now he wants me to analyze everything she says and does. LOL!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

  3. I was a psychology major too! It is amazing how much I am able to use what I learned about when teaching special needs kids:)

    Technology Timeout

    1. You are absolutely correct about that Stephanie! Also helps with understanding the stages that their parents go through :-)

  4. I wish I was a better listener so I admire your strength in doing so! I taught 5th grade a few years ago and absolutely loved it. I have never taught in an inclusion classroom for both math and language arts so that's wonderful that you have such a fabulous co-teacher to navigate the waters with. :)
    Loose Shoelaces

    1. I really am lucky to be able to work with such a great resource teacher. This year we are going to try something new. We are teaching only math and language arts. In the past I taught math and language arts with her, then had science and social studies with the rest of the class on my own since none of them had sci/ss help in their IEPs. Because of the larger numbers with the rising group we decided to try out teaching all day. We will have two sessions of language arts, 1 session of math. My teammate will teach 1 segment of math, and 2 segments of social studies and science. There was no way I was up for 14 served kids in 1 language arts class at once. so splitting it made more sense. Fingers crossed that this works out for us! We work so well together and it is nice to have a partner to consult with. I have learned so much from her.


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