My Truth Monday and November Goodies

Hello!  Happy Monday!  I am linking up with Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade for a little "My Truth Monday".  Click the button above to read more or to join in on the fun!  Today's topic is Becoming a Teacher.  My journey is a simple one.  It's all I ever wanted to do and with the help of a couple very memorable teachers and the support of truly awesome parents, my dream came true.  Here's my story...

So, I have to give a shout-out to all the other teachers out there!  You never know how much influence you are having on your students.  I always wanted to be the happy, fun teacher that these two teachers were for me.  I wanted to be JUST LIKE THEM!  I can only hope that I am half the teacher that these ladies were for me.  The neat twist to this story is that I still live in the same town, so I see these two ladies on a regular basis.  I still love them as much as I did in 2nd/3rd grade.  Get this: one of these ladies even substituted in my classroom last year - wow!  Isn't that the coolest?! :)

Now head on over to Sunny Days in Second Grade and link up for more fun stories about becoming a teacher!


While you are here, I wanted to make sure you knew about my latest seasonal product and a favorite among many of my fans from last year at this time.  Click the pictures below to check them out in my TeachersPayTeachers Store.

My Newest Product:

Includes 5 Common Core-Aligned Math Centers

Includes 5 Common Core-Aligned ELA Centers

AND for your convenience.... Printer-Friendly Versions of ALL the task cards to save on ink.

Also one of my best-sellers from last year at this time:

Includes ALL 3 types of Common Core Writing PLUS Shared Research Writing

I am currently working on Thanksgiving ELA Printables like my Halloween ELA Printables pack I created last month.  Stay tuned on my Facebook Fan Page or Instagram for them to be posted!

I hope you guys enjoyed taking a peek into my journey to becoming a teacher.  Even more of a dream come true is this journey to becoming a TPT teacher-author.  Now I'm helping others who are in the classroom to make lasting memories for their students.  Who could ask for more?


  1. Thanks for sharing!!!!


  2. I am loving reading these stories about how teachers inspired us to be teachers. Heartwarming- especially when they come back to visit you and tell you that is why they chose the profession. I've had that happen a few times and it's a precious moment! Thanks for sharing!
    Teachers Are Terrific!