Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Meet the Teacher Monday




Tell us a little something about you...

I'm Laura, Coach Hill, Mrs. Ledgewood, babe, and hey!  I answer to all of the above.  I;ve been married for almost two months!  I love the safe feeling it gives me at night to know he is with me.  Along with being a newlywed, I coach JV volleyball and was just named the head softball coach for my alma mater {my daddy actually started the program} {no pressure! huh?} Carter and I have a basset hound that is just precious:


How long have you been teaching?

I am starting my fifth year of teaching.  I was an aid for 1/2 a year, then taught 5th grade, then 6thgrade/k-2 title 1, then kindergarten, then first grade,and now 5th grade again!  Whoop Whoop! I’ve got lesson plans out the waz-u! They were all my choices to move and I loved all of the moves.  I’m currently at my home school where I went k-12 in my home town and love it, but I do have to say that first grade was my favorite so far.

You might not know...

I’ve wanted to be a teacher since the inception of my life. My daddy was a teacher and a principal and we had school everyday in the summer time.  I used to draw out my classrooms and newsletter by hand… I never dreamed I could make one on the computer much less blog about it. 

What are you looking most forward to this school year?

I'm most looking forward to being held accountable!!  Sounds crazy right?  Well the past 3 years I’ve been doing my job with no corrective criticism OR praise!  I love that my new principals have already been in my room more than my last two put together. I love feedback positive or negative…its what makes you a better teacher. Also we are doing fun things like fundelicious friday teachers all bring a themed food, secret pals, etc all so we can have a {H.A.P.P.Y.} HAVING A POSITIVE PRODUCTIVE YEAR!

What do you need to improve?

I would like to work on perfecting my reading stations and learn about the Daily 5 and how I can incorporate it in to Scotts Foresman reading street.

Also planning, but not over planning!  I seem to be a bit of an over achiever and sometimes, all the time, often my plate runneth over

What teaching supplies can you *not* live without?

new expo markers

dt. dr. peppers

shakem ups for my water

a good coffee creamer

a great manicure and pedicure

also I try to remember to wear my perfume!  I can still pick out my 4th grade teachers perfume..it make kids feel safe

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