Sunday, 19 May 2013

Budding Blogger Linky

Oh I have so not been in the mood to blog for the last week, think I have the almost-mid year blues... or maybe it's the weather getting colder... or more likely all the effort that is going into keeping my classroom "calm" so the poppets might actually learn something... Anyway, bet you can catch my drift!

So, I am trying to get back into it after seeing Jess' Budding Bloggers linky at I {heart} Recess

Why I started blogging..
I have loved reading other people's blogs for ages so over the Summer/Christmas holidays in February I decided to start. After my rant above, I really am loving it- sharing ideas and "meeting" new people. Plus, it's a great way to look back on the amazing things that are happening at my school and in my classroom.

My favourite subject to teach & why
At my school I teach everything except for L.O.T.E (Indonesian), Library and Music which is slightly challenging because I hate really dislike P.E. but I LOVE teaching Literacy & Maths. I think that's because it plays to my strengths whereas PE is not! I love reading stories to the kiddos and sharing new books with them- I would read to them at least 3 times a day. With Maths, I am trained as a remedial Maths teacher so it's what I know well and what I am good at. I especially love playing Math games with my kiddos which we do everyday.

My teaching style..
Most of the time it feels- Slightly chaotic! but really I aim for a classroom that follows a pretty regular routine and is consistent. My room is a Visual learners paradise because I have 3 Autistic poppets in my class this year. This year I am working overtime to keep my classroom calm and form routines I would normally have in place (because of the anger issues of one of my poppets).
As a person, I am really forgetful and naturally loud. Both of these things are not great in a classroom so I am constantly trying to fight against it. 

3 interesting facts about me
1. I am gross motor skilled challenged- I cannot skip (really, I know it's pathetic) and my husband has been trying for the last few years to teach me to click which I'm getting slightly better at. The kids think it's hilarious

2. I'm a Major Bookworm! I'd easily read a book a day over the holidays. Just finished 'Dead Ever After' by Charlaine Harris today and have made myself pace it out over the week, it's been killing me but all finished now.

3. Art galleries are my "Ah" place. I have worked really hard to get to go to some amazing places around the world and have visited art galleries in every major city I've been to (parts of Europe & Japan). The Starry Night is my absolute favourite painting and I really want to travel MoMA in New York to see it.

And my favourite Australian artist is Grace Cossington-Smith. I'm really lucky to get to visit one of her paintings often at our local gallery.

My store
I'd love you to stop by my store at TpT. It's a work in progress. I have a bunch of social stories almost ready to be uploaded for students on the Autism Spectrum, with Special Needs, etc.

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love you to 'follow' me

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  1. I just found your blog through the linky. I also love going to museums AND Starry Night it one of my favorites. I love Van Gogh. I actually have the opportunity to go to Amsterdam this summer. I have the Van Gogh on my list of things to see. I am also your newest follower.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  2. Hi Krystyn, I went to the van Gough Museum a few years ago. It is amazing! Really well layed out and the building itself is quite incredible. That's sounds like so much fun!


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