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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Meet Teacher Blogger... Me

Well, this is an extra friendly post because I'm linking up with Falling into First's linky party.  What a great idea, Stephanie!


I'm Kathleen Wright and I've been a teacher of pre-K, Kindergarten, and even a little First, for a long time. I am married to Jonathan, who is my partner in most crimes, and I have two beautiful, pretty much grown up daughters in college. We have a rather large Yorkie named Popeye... but she's a girl Popeye... long story. The questions ahead pretty much cover everything else. Let the interview begin! I had a little fun with it... surprise!

 THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...

Talking with my kids. Spending fun time with Jonathan. Sitting on the deck with friends in wonderful weather. Reading. Writing. Chocolate cake. Taking a vacation. Children's books. The Christmas holidays. Snow days. Campfires. A really good movie. Little kids. Doing something new to the house. Waking up with nothing to do. Actually having a few of my favorite things...


 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?

Are you kidding me?? 
I could be a million things–
writer- published!
interior designer- of living spaces
antique-gift-toy-gallery-bakery-boutique owner- hmm... that spot would be fun
maker- I have a looong list already
comedian- humor is one of our greatest blessings
philanthropist- oh, if I had the money to fund what needs to be funded...
politician- yep, I'd make a few changes
and I AM doing all these things a wee bit...
Lucky I'm a teacher!


THREE FOUR LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.

Industrious. Ingenious. Vivacious. Loquacious. 

okay... so I got on a roll with that... ever realize how many words end with -ious?
I left off luscious, delicious, and bodacious... hee. 

 
FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"

"I really believe in giving standardized, computerized tests to kindergartners..."
said no teacher EVER!!"
Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?

I'd have a quiet, intimate party with good food, great conversation and
Maurice Sendak, Theodore Geisel, and Jo Rowling
around the table.


Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?

 Lot Going On 


 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
 It would be the power to "UNDO." 
With one little twitch of my nose (Like in Bewitched... remember Samantha?), 
I could put back or undo what had been done.  
I'd love to learn from hindsight and then be able to do it again... 
and imagine how useful it would be after you made a big mess!


Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?

"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle"
-- Albert Einstein

When I run around declaring, "It's a miracle!" Jonathan says, "...one of the lesser ones..."
It's one way I remember to be grateful to the Big Guy Upstairs for all that I have. 
 

Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

This was a tough one... I sing along with decades of songs on the radio.. for today I'll say
Happy by Pharrell Williams
How can anybody not sing along with that?

 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?

I'm SUCH a Morning Person. I leap out of bed (most) mornings with a million things on my to-do list and drop like a stone at night.  Once I crash into that bedtime wall, nothing productive is going to happen. 

 
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?

HA! TPT is a joint venture with my husband-illustrator-designer-guy, and a million other projects get in our way, so we have very little on TPT... though that's not to say I don't have a favorite. Our freebies have been downloaded quite a bit, considering we are rather unknown, but the April Showers Pack is my current fav. It is a cross-curricular unit on Springtime June Bugs that combines poetry, art, and science. It was a lot of work to put together but has a LOT of fun pieces to it, at a come-and-check-us-out price, so I hope people will just click on that cover button to see it.  AND we DO have more in the works :)... sigh.



Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU! 

Mr. Rogers held my daughter Samuelina when she was just a baby. 
Gotta love Mr. Rogers. Gotta love NAEYC conferences!


Now click on back there and take a peek into some other teacher lives!




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4 comments:

  1. I love your "finish the sentence" answer! Too much testing, for sure! It would also be great to have the power to undo things! I had fun reading all about you!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  2. Thanks for visiting my blog today!!! I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE your illustration of you!!!! It is adorable. I did laugh our loud when reading your "finish the sentence." I enjoyed reading your information and you really have a way with words. Enjoy your school year!

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  3. Happy is one of my favorite songs right now. By the way, I just heard the song Mr. Roger's Neighborhood sung by Jason Mraz. Check it out ~ so fun! I love your quote and believe wholeheartedly in miracles...the big and the small! ��

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