A-Z of Teacher Me

The Polished Teacher is having such a fun linky party and I'm excited to link up with her!  Here are the A-Z of teacher me...

A is for App- My favorite app is Class Dojo.  Nothing makes a talkative class walk down the hall without a peep than a teacher with Class Dojo on her phone screen.  They are scared to death of getting a negative point!  Parents receive reports every Friday showing positive and negative behavior for the week.

B is for book character- I love Strega Nona!  Tomie dePaola is my favorite children's author.  I would love to shake his hand!

C is for clip art- There are so many wonderful clip art artists out there.  I really like using clip art from Melonheadz and KPM Doodles.

D is for dollar spot find- Love these!

F is for font- Anything from Kevin and Amanda (smiley monster is one of my faves)

G is for game- My students love Farkle!

H is for holiday- Memorial Day (LOL!  It means summer break is right around the corner- is that bad?)

I is for ice cream- French Silk from Edy's, mmmmmm......
J is for jewelry- I'm not one for flashy jewelry, so I have my staples: diamond earrings, Tiffany heart tag bracelet.

K is for kid-ism-I love to give my favorite book characters their own voice, especially Junie B.  One day while reading a picture book a student wildly waved her hand and excitedly exclaimed that the character sounded just like Junie B. and wondered if they could be related.  How sweet!

L is for location for travel- Right now I would have to say China since I will be going there this summer.

M is for management technique- When I absolutely can't get my students quiet (and I refuse to raise my voice) I simply put my pointer finger on the tip of my nose.  Students know immediately to do the same.  It is them obvious who is talking and not paying attention!

N is for nail polish- Depends on my mood but anything from OPI.  I love the names!!

O is for open house idea- We always have students come to school the evening before the first day to drop off all their school supplies.  I have a post-card or poem with a few goodies on their desks to welcome them to my class.

P is for Pinterest find- My students loved doing this activity this year!

Q is for quote- I love this quote!  It motivates me!

R is for read aloud-  Any Strega Nona book!  I love to do my Italian accent!

S is for school supply- My chart markers!

T is for TpT/TN product- Right now my students are loving this book report project from Mr. Hughes. Check out his blog and other Dodecahedron projects at An Educator's Life.

U is for unofficial hobby- I love to paint furniture!  In my next life I will own my own studio/shop where I can paint and create all day long!

V is for video brain-break- We don't really have a video brain break, however when my students get restless I have them "stand up, reach high, touch your feet, make a twist, now take your seat".

W is for way to spend a day off- relaxing with my family.

X is for x-tra special blogs to me- I couldn't even begin to choose!!

Y is for yummy dessert- see I is for ice cream

Z is for zoo animal- ??? does a dog count?

Head over and link up!  I'd love to read your A-Z!


  1. Aimee-
    What an awesome posting!
    Thanks for the shout out. I am SO pleased that your kiddos are loving the Book Report Dodecahedrons. Wahoo! I am your newest follower. :)

  2. I love those mini erasers from the Dollar Spot! My kiddos are obsessed with them especially the fact that they are magnetic!! :)

    Smiles from 2nd Grade

  3. Just hopped over from the linky party. I love the mini erasers too. They are great to use with my kinders too!

    KinderKids Fun