I am linking up with Blog Hoppin' for their Teacher Week. The first day is Meet the Teacher Monday!
I am Ms. Simoneaux at First Grade Fresh. I am a first grade teacher and I love my lil firsties! My new crew is full of personality. They're what you could call "active"... lots of energy. Luckily, I have my BFF beside me to make the coffee... those two things alone can keep me motivated. I went to LSU and am currently in my 4th year of teaching!
I am also dating this boy, who has currently found my blog despite my attempts to keep it from him. So I am sure he is currently stalking my blog and reading this now.
My baby brother is my heart. I adore this kid! He is the absolute sweetest guy in the world.
I love being with my girls!
This my group of friends on the party bus for my 25th birthday...
My two best friends at Red Dress Run in New Orleans. (Yes we are wearing matching sequin Fanny Packs, they are making a comeback)
I love being a 1st grade teacher, my family, my friends, and football season. Thank God it is back! I love sequins/ glitter, feathers, being from the south, New Orleans, cowboy boots, online shopping, dance parties with my kids, Funday Friday, Chanel, Tory Burch, school supply shopping, traveling, and sunny days.
How long have you been teaching?
This is my fourth year teaching 1st grade. I have loved everything about being a first grade teacher! They are so fun at this age! Last year Ms. Thomas moved from 2nd to 1st to join me (now we are next door to each other, connected by that infamous sliding door we like to mention a lot)! I love watching my kids grow from the beginning of school year to the end! It's the best feeling to know you had a part in setting the foundation for their learning. First grade is such an important year!
What are you looking most forward to this school year?
Most of my students this year have come from classrooms with little structure or had multiple teachers throughout their Kindergarden year. Quite a few of my students did not get everything they should have from Kindergarden. Therefore, I am really excited to get to bring them up to the levels they should be at and then watch them continue to grow from there. Plus, did I mention this class has personality? They are going to keep me entertained all year.
What teaching supplies can you *not* live without?
1. Flair pens... Did I make a special trip to Office Depot yesterday for them? Yes. It makes me happy... so it's worth it.
2. Planners... I love organizing my planner. But the most important part of my planners = To Do Lists. It's truly an obsession to write down every thought that comes into my head that I need to do today or in the upcoming future. Sadly, this usually creates a long list of things to do. I tend to make a list for everything in my life. You may call that OCD, I just think its an efficient way to organize. Whatever. I also just caved and bought the Erin Condren Teacher Planner. I am going to go ahead and blame Cara Carrol for convincing me to purchase it after I already made up my mind that I did not need it. Thanks a lot.
3. I also cannot live without a new pair of Tory Burch size 5 flats to prance around the classroom in... hint hint to someone mentioned earlier reading this. *Just kidding* (but not really)
Hope you enjoyed my meet the teacher! I cannot wait to read y'alls!