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Time Travel Linky and Quick Giveaway

My real life BFF over at I {Heart} Recess is hosting a Time Travel Linky and I think it's such a fun idea.  I always share pictures of myself as a kid with my students because they love to see what I looked like (and laugh at me a little).  But they also usually think it is so neat that I teach at the same school where I went as a kid.  That's right y'all, I was once a student in those same halls and classrooms where I now teach!!!  My elementary school had such an impact on me as a child that I just knew I had to teach there once I graduated (I started teaching there, then left, but wound up back there again...it's like home!)

Anyways, so I teach third grade and for the life of me I could not find a picture from third grade.  (They are probably all still at my parents' house).  But I did find this picture from second grade.  Don't judge...my mom tried to give me Farrah Fawcett wings but I had wavy hair...um, hello Mom, what were you thinking???
Grade: 2nd
Year: 1985-1986
Teacher: Miss Pittman
Favorites:  Full House, t-shirt clips, jewelry (notice the watch, lol), and jelly shoes
Memories: My teacher, Miss Pittman, was AMAZING!  She was extremely artistic.  She even made doll cradles and houses out of cardboard for us and we got to paint them.  She incorporated art into everything that we did.  She was also a terrific photographer (she took this picture) and I remember thinking it was so cool because she'd somehow do a mirror image and then I'd tell everyone I had a twin (I couldn't find one of those though).

Okay, so that's a little history lesson...now getting to the giveaway. 

I recently mourned the loss of a flash drive and to be honest y'all, I just couldn't even think about school for a few weeks.  I have some of my files backed up but of course not much from last school year which was our first with Common Core (am I a ding dong or what???)  So I have finally dragged myself out of the black hole that I was in, realizing that school starts in about a month and I need to kick it in high gear, and created a new product to help get movin'.  Our county has 3.NBT.1-Rounding as the first standard for us to teach so I created this fun packet to get my students excited about rounding.  I'll be honest y'all, I used to teach them the cutesy Cinderella chant and the Bossman rhyme and all kids of other catchy things.  But now that we're really diving deep into Common Core, we are to teach rounding by using tools like hundreds charts and number lines.  So that's where this packet comes into play. 
And I'd love to give a copy of this packet away to one of you.  Since we took a little trip back in time, it made me think a lot about my elementary years.  I was actually in elementary school when I declared that I was going to be a teacher (and I never wavered in my decision).  So the first person who guesses what grade I was in when I decided I wanted to be a teacher will receive a copy of this packet.  (Hint-I was in elementary school for 1st-6th grades!) Don't forget to leave your email in your comment!

13 comments

  1. I'm going to guess 2nd grade, since that's the grade I was when I decided! :) Sorry about your flash drive...hate it when stuff like that happens!
    dana.mckeown@gmail.com

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  2. I'm going to say 3rd grade. That's when I knew. :)

    Kathy
    ksandherkids@gmail.com

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  3. I'll go with 5th grade. I had the most amazing teacher then. That's when I found my future profession!
    Stephanie
    Stephaniebuck17@gmail.com

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  4. 4th grade? So sorry about your flash drive. I was upset when my external hard drive stopped working a few months ago. EVERYTHING was there!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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    1. Yay Cherie! You were right...it was 4th grade! I had an amazing teacher who inspired me. I just emailed you the rounding pack! =O)

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  5. Thanks for linking up! Love that you are holding your stuff animal :)

    Jess

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    1. It's a fun linky! Do you recognize her...it's Lady from Lady and the Tramp???

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  6. First grade? Love the watch...that is a Swatch watch with a Swatch guard, right? I'm still waiting for them to come back into style!

    Julie
    TheHipTeacher

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    1. Yep, I was rockin' the Swatch watch! =O)

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  7. I'm going to say 6th since it's the only one not guessed yet :)

    Madalene
    madalene.ramsey@gmail.com

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  8. You have such a cute picture:) I love Full House back then too! :)

    Primary Classrooms are Oceans of Fun

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    1. Thanks! I still like to watch it sometimes, lol!

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  9. Backing up your files is certainly a good rule rule of thumb. Flash drives are great devices to use, but you have to keep it in mind that they might crash. What you need to do is to have an online copy of your important documents. You should back everything up in a cloud storage or at least create a draft in your email account.

    Ruby Badcoe @ Williams Data Management

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