I had to look this up because I had no idea what it meant to be tagged. If I read this right, it looks like a chain letter (aren't some of those illegal now?) in e-mail. As I thought about how I could use this in my own blog, I thought it might provide a good way for readers of this blog to get to know the Kindergarten Team at Chets Creek - since they will be reading about them all year! First I will state the rules for tagging and then I will tag each of the kindergarten teachers and ask them to leave their own information at their blog or if they haven't set up a blog to leave it as a comment. You will love reading about this fascinating team!
First, the rules:
1. Post the rules before you give the facts.
2. List 8 random facts about yourself.
3. At the end of your post, tag 8 people.
4. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know they have been tagged.
My 8 facts...
- I am a first-time grandmother to the most beautiful child in the world, Kallyn Lily Timmons. Being a grandparent is the absolute BEST!
- My son, Wes, plays for the AAA Atlanta Braves during the summer and teaches Physical Education at my school during the off-season. His wife, Randi, is a kindergarten teacher at Chets. We often get to eat lunch together. We keep it all in the family!
- I have been married to my high school sweetheart - love of my life - for 37 years! Jimmy is a Physical Education teacher at Mayport Elementary School and coaches baseball at Fletcher High School.
- My daughter, Courtney, is a Senior at Florida State University (Go Noles!) and is majoring in Special Education. I think she likes being a student because she wants to get her Masters degree before she finally gets a job! I don't blame her - this is a great time in her life!
- I LOVE to read, especially on the beach in the late afternoon.
- I did my undergraduate work at a small Methodist girls' college (Columbia College) in Columbia, SC and it's the best thing I ever did! Being in that small, supportive environment fostered leadership qualities that I didn't even know I possessed!
- My mother had a dancing school while I was growing up so I began teaching dancing when I was 16. I even had a scholarship to teach dancing in college and supplemented my early teaching salary by teaching dancing classes on Saturday (made $6200 that entire first year as a Special Education teacher!) I have long retired those dancing shoes but I am still moved by music. My favorites are goldie oldie "beach" music and contemporary praise and worship music. Music touches my soul.
- I have written my name in lower case letters since the 2nd grade. I had a teacher, Mrs. Gilmore, who loved the poetry of ee cummings. cummings is known for his lack of capitals and punctuation. Mrs. Gilmore had such a profound influence on my young life that I began replicating her favorite poet and have continued the practice every since as a tribute to that life changing agent. In the early years writing my name in lowercase letters reminded me to believe in myself but now it reminds me of the difference one teacher can make in the life of a child. I know... because it happened to me!
Getting to know you... Getting to know all about you...