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!


            





11 comments:

  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!!

    ~Nadya
    New Adventures in Elementary

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

      Jamie

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  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 :)
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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

      Jamie

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  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

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

    Ellie
    Miss Woodward's Class

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  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!

    ~Becky
    Theclasscouple.weebly.com

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

      Jamie

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  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.

    Marcy
    Searching for Teacher Balance

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    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!!

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  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!

    Kelly
    Sliding Into Second Grade

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