Thursday, August 25, 2011

Three for Thursday!!

Hey Sweet Friends!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Three for Thursday!! Today I'm going to share three of my favorites...fonts, blogs, and online resources. I've spent WAY too much time pondering what to post because I'm head over heals for so many fonts, blogs, and online resources!!!

I'm a font lover. I just can't get enough of precious "Elise" from Kevin & Amanda !!! I love, love, LOVE her!!! You can click here to check this beautiful baby out!


My Favorite Blog

I love a BAzillion blogs so this was a doozy question...but the sweet girl who inspired me to blog was Cara from The First Grade Parade! Love her!!!

My Favorite Online Resource

TpT is AWESOME! It's helped me find free or really affortable teaching resources to use in my classroom. My first grade babies can't get enough of the activities I find on TpT!! You can't beat finding tons of quality teacher created products to make our job(s) easier!!! It's my #1 online resource hands down!!



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Monday, August 22, 2011

Meet the Teacher Monday

Josh, Parker, and Me!

 
Hey Y'all! I'm so excited that it's Meet the Teacher Monday!!! I've been enjoying getting to know so many of you.... 
My name is Anna Brantley. I live in Watkinsville, Georgia, which is right outside of Athens (GO DAWGS!). I'm blessed to have an amazing hubby, Josh! We only dated for 7 weeks before he proposed to me!! Talk about love at first sight...never believed in it until I met him! God had been so good to us! We've been married for 3 amazing years...
About 7 weeks after this wedding picture was taken, we found out that we were expecting the most precious little boy, our son, Parker!

One of my favorite newborn pics with Parker!

First Birthday!!

and now he is such a big boy!!! Time flies!!

He is EVERYTHING to us!! His sweet, two year old energy keeps us very busy, but we enjoy every minute of it!

How long have you been teaching?
I just started my fifth year! I began teaching in 2007! I taught 2nd grade for two years, then I switched to 1st! 

You might not know....
I love making jewelry!!

I knew at a very early age that I wanted to be a teacher!

I lost 30 lbs on Weight Watchers after I had Parker!!

I'll finish my Master's degree program on October 15th.....counting down the days!!

I am addicted to Starbucks Lattes!

You might know.....
I'm obsessed with cute graphics....I have a problem y'all! HELP!


What are you looking most forward to this school year?
-watching my students grow
-graduating from grad school=pay increase

What do you need to improve?
--Using my time wisely!
--Classroom Organization....getting much better at this now that I have a system I like!
--Going on more dates with my hubby!

What teaching supplies can you *not* live without?
1. SMARTboard
2. Document Camera
3. Chart Paper/Easel
4. Magnetic Clips
5. Post It Notes
6. Baskets/ Bins
7. Labels
8. Pointers
9. Pocket Charts
10. Books
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