Hi there folks! My name is Karmen and you can find me over at Tales from a Naturalista Teacha.
I am from the good ole state that is for lovers... Virginia... You know they say "Virginia is for Lovers!" I was born raised, and currently reside right here in the good ole VA. I am the proud proud proud momma of one of the smartest 5 year old boys that I know! He is very energetic, fun, goofy, and he absolutely LOVES to read... I don't know what his Kindergarten teacher will be able to do with him this fall...
I currently teach in an inner city school system with some of the most amazing children. Unfortunately most of them have been through more in their elementary lives than I have in my entire life! But they are amazing and I am happy to be able to impact their lives every day. I am going into my 5th year teaching. Thus far I have taught 1 year in Pre-K (headstart), 2 years in Kindergarten, and 1 year in Third grade. So far Kindergarten has been my favorite grade to teach. I am going into my second year in third grade and I'm thinking that third might end up being my favorite after this!
I really do like to teach everything...but Reading... and that is growing on me. As a Kindergarten Teacher it was my favorite... I Love teaching Phonics... Of all of the subjects my absolute number 1 with out a doubt... there's no replacing it ever... has to be Mathematics. Have mercy... I am one of the biggest Math Nerds you will ever meet! I had so much fun this year in Third Grade teaching the math!
My first year in third grade... was full of "those kind of days" and there were three things that helped me get through them.... #1 My Faith... #2 My Teaching Buddies and #3 Peanut M&Ms from the vending Machine.. YUM!
I have no Idea where I would be without TeachersPayTeachers. With the over 350 items I have purchased from TPT over the last couple of years, I can honestly say that I would not be the teacher that I am without. There are so many amazing authors with amazing products to purchase. TPT is the resource I don't think I could live without!
My main goal as a blogger for the year is to just be more organized so that I can share more Ideas with my readers.... I am full of ideas... It's kind of crazy and I have so much to share but sometimes life gets in the way and I am determined to not let that happen.
Thanks so much for getting to know me just a little bit and I would love to have you stop by my blog!