Tell me more, tell me more

I just returned from my 5 day history trip!  I'll blog about it in the coming weeks.  Now, I'm linking up with Amy at Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons for Tell Me More, Tell Me More.  What a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers!!  Here are some random facts about me and some of my quirks!

1. I get poison ivy every summer.  It always seems to find me (trust me, I don't go looking for it)!  In fact, I have it right now...
2. My biggest pet peeve is mouth noises.  I can hardly stomach sitting next to a loud eater or gum chewer!
3.  I ran 14 miles this morning!  I'm training for my 2nd marathon in October.  Trust me if I can run my first marathon at 42 you can run one as well!!
4. I kill plants!  It's true, no green thumb on this hand.  It doesn't matter how hard I try, my plants never survive!
5. I have two sisters.  My oldest sister has autism.  That's why my other sister and I became special education teachers (I've since moved to gen ed.).
6. I don't know my true hair color.  I've been bleaching or dying it since high school.  We're not sure but my stylist and I think it may be a light brown.  My hair color changes with the seasons!
7. I love Mackinac Island.  There's just something about riding bikes and eating fudge that makes me happy!
8. I am very punctual.  I've never been late for anything in my life.  This is a trait that I owe to my father.  In fact, the older he gets his punctuality has taken on a whole new meaning.  We purposely have to tell him an hour later than the time we want him to arrive.  He's early for EVERYTHING!
9. I am a loyal Coca-Cola fan.  I loathe the taste of Pepsi products.  Nothing is worse than going to a restaurant and asking for a Diet Coke only to have the waitress respond "Diet Pepsi ok?"!
10. I love quotes!  They help inspire me.  I put one in my weekly newsletter, I have quote art work hanging on my wall in my classroom and I have a journal full of quotes that I love.
11. Last school year I had my best friend's daughter in my class, as well as the children of six teachers in my building.  It was a fun year!!

Right now I'm part of two giveaways!!!  Sara at Miss V's Busy Bees is having a 200 follower giveaway!
April at The Idea Backpack is having a 300 follower giveaway!
I'm giving away my Comprehension Workstation Book Talk Jar in each one!

Also, I recently received two more awards while I was away!!  A big thank you to Miss Cosby at You Might Be a First Grader for the Liebster Award and to Gina at Third Grade Tidbits for awarding me the Versatile Blogger Award!!

I'll be leaving for a family vacation to Tennessee tomorrow and may not have a wi-fi connection!  If that is the case, I'll see you in a week.


  1. And this is why we have these linky parties! Mackinac is one of my favorite places too! It is magical! I've been there twice with my family and I absolutely love it!
    I'm with ya on the coke! I can't stand Pepsi either!

    The Gypsy Teacher

  2. Wow, I ran 1.75 miles today... uhh 14 is quite a lot, that's amazing! I am a professional plant killer, too! I love having plants in the classroom, but I kill them all. I've even killed aloe plants, air ferns, and a plant that grows in water... I'm hopeless! Loved reading more about you!

    EduKate and Inspire

  3. I'm with you on the coke thing. I always take the pepsi but I would much rather have coke!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  4. It was fun reading about you Aimee!! I'm a big diet coke person... not diet pepsi, ugh. A handful of teachers at my school run a half marathon together every year. I really want to run with them this year.... but I'm scared!!! haha :/

    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans is having a giveaway!