Friday, July 8, 2011

Top Ten Things To Know About Me

Mrs. Owens is having a Linky Party and at first I wasn't going to link up, but I've had so much fun reading about bloggers I follow that I've decided to participate.

1. I have the best job in the world teaching kindergarten. I've taught kindergarten for 25 years and have loved every minute of it!

2. I am a grandmother and two of my granddaughters start kindergarten this year! My other granddaughter will start preK and my grandson will be a junior in high school. (Did I mention I had three granddaughters born in a year?) All four are too precious for words!

3. My daughter is a kindergarten teacher! Two of my cousins are kindergarten teachers.

4. I have had a website Linda's Learning Links for 10 years and starting blogging a couple of years ago.

5. I love to read and usually I'm reading 3 to 4 books at one time.  I love mystery, historical fiction, educational books, biography, non fiction history (especially the Tudors, The Revolutionary War and the Civil War) and children's literature.

6. Though I love teaching, I also have a passion for history. I am currently working on a book based on letters my great great grandfather wrote during the Civil War.

7. If I could meet any historical figure I would like to meet Thomas Jefferson.

8. I love to sing, I record lots of songs for my kindergarten class using a Suzuki Q Chord and Audacity.

9. I love gingerbread men, I decorate my Christmas tree completely with gingerbread men, I collect gingerbread men and gingerbread men literature.

10. I mentor new teachers because I want their first experiences to be great ones!


Mel D said...

I will definitely check out your website! I taught K for two years & loved it! I am a new follower thanks to the linky party! Stop by my blog, follow me & find out about my 200 follower giveaway :o)
Peace, Mel D
Oh the Places We’ll Go

Tracey said...

I have a gingerbread/woman tree too! I enjoyed learning more about you!

シ Tracey
Our Cool School

Beverley Baird said...

(I am late getting around - but wanted to met as many people as possible!)
Great list! We have many similar interests! I've taught SK, many years ago and loved it.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have made it through my first year without my mentor, so I really respect that you take the time to do that! :-)

Linda McCardle said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments. Kim, that's the reason I began mentoring new teachers and preservice teachers 20 years ago. I barely survived my first year of teaching. It was definitely a learning experience, but after that year I decided that if anyone ever needed my help I would be there to lend a hand. I have gotten so many rewards.

Mrs. D said...

I enjoyed reading about you. The book made of those letters sounds awesome. What a great project to work on!

Linda McCardle said...

My civil war letters have turned into a huge project, my ancestor's unit spent most of the war on the Ga. coast before ending up in the very bloody Battles between Atlanta and Chattanooga. I'm going to Savannah next week to find some of the sites he wrote about. I've found almost 40 graves of the men in his unit. It's very addictive.