12 August 2014

Meet the Teacher LINKY!

I have been way, way too busy trying to get things in order with being back to work and all!  But when I saw this linky I just had to take a break and link up!  I love reading and meeting other wonderful teachers/bloggers out there!

My name is Jamie Knefely.  I am 38 years old {way too close to forty if you ask me}!  I am married and have been for 14 years.  We have two beautiful girls {which I know some of you have seen plenty of on this little blog of mine}!  Emma is in 5th grade and Gracie is in 2nd!  I have been teaching for about 14/15 years.  I am starting to lose count.  I started sometime around the year of 2000.  I taught middle school {6th, 7th, 8th} for six years and then made the big switch to elementary.   I taught 3rd grade before finally settling into 2nd grade.  Second grade is where I feel like I have found my niche.  But never say never!!

These are a few of my favorite things….

being on the water - crafting - lazy days in the bed snuggling up with kiddos - Crayola crayons - Mr. Sketcher Markers - fresh flowers - a clean house - the smell of fresh paint - bright colors - happy people - a brand new purse - bubble gum - empty laundry baskets

If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to be?

A candy shoppe owner!  I really don't even like sweets that much, but I love the way a pretty candy shoppe looks!  The ways all the colors of candy are organized in the jars.  I actually had an entire plan in mind if teaching didn't pan out, luckily it did.   I think I like the idea of this elaborate, beautiful candy shoppe {like the kind you see in magazines] more than actually running one!

Three little words to describe you.

calm - organized - smiling

Finish the sentence, "______, said no teacher ever!!"

"I love going to faculty meetings all the time", said no teacher ever!!!

Q:  It's your birthday and you can invite anyone you want {dead or alive} to the party.  Who are you inviting?

I would invite my grandmother who passed away when I fifth grade.  I was really close to her and I have so many questions I often think of, that I would love to get a chance to ask her.

Q:  You get to pick one superpower, what is it?

The ability to zoom around at warp speed!

Q:  If you had to sing one song on American Idol what would it be?

The House that Built Me - Miranda Lambert
{I love this song - The lyrics are so true:  sometimes this world will get you and you just need to get back home or back to where you came from to remember what is important}

Q:  Are you a morning person or night owl?

Definitely not a morning person, but not to sure I am always a night owl either!!

Q:  What's your favorite resource you have created in your TpT shop?

I love my Grammar Flashback games and printable set!   I love that it is centered around the 80's {totally my era}!  I also love that it can be use whole class or small group.

Share something we may not know about you.

I love to buy purses and storage containers - even when I don't need them!!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!  Be sure to link up!



  1. I am getting ready to move into my first classroom tomorrow, and laughed at the fact that I may have more storage containers (matching) than things to actually store in them! So I feel your storage container joy!

    Great to "get to know" you!!

    New Adventures in Elementary

    1. They have just so many cute ones out there, it is hard to resist!!!


  2. Awww, I loved getting to know more about you! I too am a fan of Miranda Lambert and would visit your candy shoppe anytime :)
    Short and Sassy Teacher

    1. Thanks!!! But I think I will stick to teaching for now! =))


  3. Ooh, Miranda Lambert is a great choice! I love the idea of being a candy shoppe owner, except I would eat all of the candy!!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  4. I know we've been following each other for a while now, but it's nice to learn more about you! :)

    Miss Woodward's Class

  5. Hi Jamie! You have such a cute blog! I am with you on collecting purses! We have so many different outfits, so why not have a purse to go with each one?! Hope you are having a great start to your school year!


    1. We are off to a great start! Just way to busy! Thanks for stopping by!


  6. Jamie,

    You and I have a lot in common. As I was reading your favorite things I kept saying to my self, "Me too!"
    I love the idea of owning a Candy Shoppe. I think that would be a blast, but I love sweets so I think that may become a problem.

    Searching for Teacher Balance

    1. I would not eat the candy, but I would have to worry about my husband and oldest daughter. They always are down for something sweet to eat. Thanks for stopping by!!

  7. I loved reading about your teaching experience! I didn't know you were all over the place but what great experience I'm sure you've got. I only have three years under my belt but I'm looking forward to many more :) Each year I feel like you learn a bit more!

    Sliding Into Second Grade


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