Sunday, May 19, 2013

Budding Blog Linky Party

A Linky Party for Budding Bloggers? That sounds perfect for me! I can't believe I've been blogging nearly 2 months now. I have enjoyed it so much, I can't wait to connect with more amazing bloggers and make myself a better teacher!  So I'm linking up with Jess over at I {heart} Recess for her Budding Blog Linky Party!

1. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because my friend and colleague, Vanessa from Kindergarten Schmindergarten, kept raving about it and about the amazing people she was connecting with through their blogs.  I started two months ago when I had some time (thank you, spring break!) and I haven't looked back since.  I love it!

2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
I have a general education and a special education credential, but I LOVE being a special education teacher.  I have the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing general education teachers to figure out how to help all of our students access the curriculum.  For some students, this means providing them with some accommodations, but for other students this can be a complex puzzle with no easy answer, but after trying different options and learning about my individual students, it feels so wonderful to find the way that best meets their needs.

3. Describe your teaching style.
I believe every student can learn in a room with their peers.  The world we live in is a diverse place and learning to work together and value each other's strengths builds a community full of compassionate, resourceful people.  My little people know that everyone learns in their own way and at their own pace, but that everyone deserves respect for their hard work and everyone should be proud of their own achievements.
4. Give three interesting facts about you.
-I love traveling around the US (especially road tripping!), my best friend and I plan at least one trip every summer going to a new destination.  We haven't figured out our summer trip for this year yet...any ideas?
-I grew up in New England (4 years in Boston, 5 years in Connecticut, 9 years in Rhode Island) and no matter how many years I spend in LA, I will always be a New England girl at heart!
-I didn't learn how to whistle until I was in college.  That is not for a lack of trying, but it took me that long to figure it out!

5. Do you have a TpT store?
YES!  I have a TpT and a TN store.  Check them both out!

Looking forward to meeting other Budding Bloggers!



  1. Thanks for linking up! I too started blogging because of one of my friends. I have met some wonderful people through the blogging world!


    1. Thanks for providing an opportunity for us Budding Bloggers to connect with each other. I hope you'll become a follower and visit me here again!

  2. Adie, when I read the name of your blog I thought to myself, "that is where I live!" I teach 4th grade in a collaborative classroom, so I get to work with an amazing sped teacher and lots of kiddos with different needs. I'm your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you!
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    1. Thanks so much! I have worked under a collaborative model for the last 5 years and I just keep hearing how many more schools are moving in that direction. I'm glad that you connect with what I do, thanks for sharing! Thanks for visiting!


  3. Hi, I am your newest follower and found you on the budding bloggers list. I, too, am a special education teacher. In the fall, I will be starting a brand new autism program in my middle school and I started my own blog to share my experiences. I have checked out your TPT store and am following there, as well. You have some awesome products and I will be purchasing a few of them here shortly. If you get a chance, check out my blog: Looking forward to reading your posts. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!


    1. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm! I work with many students with autism and I have many products that you might find helpful (it sounds like you already have found some). Thanks for visiting!