Miss Kindergarten

When I saw that Kristin and Hadar were having a party, I just had to sneak in. Kristin’s so funny. Like, spit out your drink funny. If this were real life party I would totally slip into her conversation circle with a drink in hand and nod my head trying to be as clever and cute!

Here is the rundown of 2011. As I read it I think, “When did I get boring? And OLD?” I think it must have been between child birth and two a.m. feedings!

11. Favorite movie you watched
I am such a groupie. I loved (and cried) through most of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II. I loved that series so much and didn’t appreciate the movie versions until I stayed at home with my little girl while on maternity leave. That’s when I discovered how great the movies were! I also loved Bridesmaids because who doesn’t love raunchy, dirty, quotable girl humor? No?

10. Favorite TV series
I am a huge Bones fan. I haven’t been thrilled with this season, but I still love the mystery and story lines. My newest FAVORITE show is Once Upon a Time. Ohmygoodness. Love, love, love this show. I love how all the fairy tale characters are woven together!

9. Favorite restaurant
There is a restaurant in Atlanta called the 57th Fighter Group. It sits right along side the Dekalb airport and you can listen with headphones to the planes land. The quote the website, “from the moment guests arrive on the grounds winding past military jeeps and airplanes before entering the building resembling a European bombed out farmhouse.” The whole look is post war era and there is a dance floor that plays jazz and music from the 20-40’s. We went there for my Senior prom and I loved it then and I love it now!

8. Favorite new thing you tried
Skinny Cow chocolate bars-ohmyword. Where have you been my whole life??!?!?!

7. Favorite Gift You Received

My wonderfully sweet husband surprised me with tickets to go see Cavalia Odysseo for Christmas. It is like a Circ de Solieo show with horses and it was lovely. He arranged the whole thing in secret, right down to having his parents stay an extra day after Christmas to babysit. it was the first “real date” we have had since Valentine’s Day. It made me realize how much fun we have together and how I really, really need to find a babysitter I trust.

6. Favorite thing you pinned
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! I am thinking of doing a simpler version (of course). We are redoing our dining room into a playroom (I said I would NEVER do this, but eh, I get it now). I bought a bunch of white frames from IKEA to do a gallery style wall of her art work and such. I think I am going to do our hand prints with paint and then add it as part of the gallery walls. Since I am still working on a color scheme, I am no idea the colors I will use. I DO know it will match the room. Won’t that be so sweet?

5. Favorite Blog Post

I have to like what I write? I hate going back and reading what I write. I see four million errors or HUGE details that would clarify things or what. Or even worse I think, “Did I seriously just quote Vanilla Ice in public?”

4. Favorite accomplishment
I figured out how to be a mommy. I know people say is is instinct and all that jazz. But let me tell you, I never babysit babies, I am the baby in my family, and it was NOT instinct for me. She cried a lot, just stared a lot,and only wanted my boobs all the time!!! It was like a bad date in college, but lasted for weeks!!! As she got older, she became more fun and interacted and smiled and “talked “to me and I chilled out. A lot.

3. Favorite picture
Do I have to pick just one?
  Fat, jolly baby Kinley in April. I think this *might* be my most favorite ever.

Minxy Easter bunny
The zoo in August

Current picture : )

Isn’t she precious? This is my beautiful baby girl that is not quite a baby anymore! She will be 15 months in just a few days!

2. Favorite memory
This summer we took Kinley to the beach. I loved watching her sit in the sand and stare at the surf as it hit her legs! She loved going into the ocean with her father (I have a totally unreasonable fear of sharks. Seriously). We went with my mother and father and rented a great condo. It was tons of fun!

My fat baby at the beach. I love the leg rolls! They are almost gone and THAT makes me sad. Tho thad.

1. Goal for 2012
Personal goal: Start working out and eat better (along with the rest of the world). I have made myself three long term goals I started in November. First, leave work MUCH earlier. Second, work out. Third, eat better. So far I have accomplished goal one and now I am on to working out. I promised today would be the day I started and now I have a cold. I WILL do it even if I pass out.

Professional: Get all my math games organized and start thinking about long term planning in MY classroom. My county and grade level do this but to be honest, it doesn’t work for me and my kids. I teach Special Ed inclusion and not all kids learn at the same rate. So, last quarter my co-teacher and I sat down and made our OWN map and it worked AWESOME. We WILL do this again!

Mandy Gregory is a 2007 and 2012 Teacher of the Year. She has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com) and has over 10 years of experience. She is married with two beautiful children.

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