Monday, August 22, 2011

Teacher Week Day One: Meet Ms. Leslie Ann :)

Yay! Who else is excited for Teacher Week?? I'm also super excited about today's topic: Meet the Teacher. I love to learn all about every great teacher that I blog stalk. I'm also excited to share a little bit about me :) Here goes!
 I'm 24 years old (almost 25....which is halfway to 50!!! sooo dreading that birthday!) and have taught 1st grade for 3 years. I graduated from the school I work at in 2005 and then from college in December 2008. I was lucky enough to be hired as a school wide interventionist two months later. Then, a first grade position opened up in June, and 3 years later I'm still here :)
I am not married, nor do I have any kids of my own. I'm happily enjoying my carefree 20's! I do however, happen to own the cutest dog in the world, Reese. Reese is a Maltese who is named after the best actress in Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon. 

I absolutely love my job, even though some days are beyond stressful. One of my biggest hobbies is making things for my classroom. I love planning out activities and fun lessons for my sweet kids.
As we all know, there's lots of 'things' that help us teach. Here are a few of my favorite teacher things.

And here are some of my favorite non school things. I love, love, love these things so I tend to ramble about them in the detailed description  :) Just a warning!

1. Harry Potter- I love reading in general, but nothing beats Harry Potter. I could read these over and over again. If my 1st graders could keep up with this series, I would so be reading this in the afternoon instead of Junie B. HA! 
2. Lilly Pulitzer dresses- my favorite brand of all time. So colorful. You cannot not feel happy when you're wearing one. :)
3. My new Louis Vuitton handbag- I have been wanting this bag for over 3 years. I finally splurged and bought it this summer. So glad I did! I absolutely love it!
4. TV Shows- I have an obsession with TV. Glee is my all time favorite, but this summer I became addicted to Pretty Little Liars and Mad Men (see #6) My other favorites are Gossip Girl, Bachelor(ette), and Sex and the City
5. Nail Polish- If tv is my biggest obsession, nail polish may just come in next. I love Essie and OPI. 
6. Mad Men, or rather, Betty Draper- I recently discovered this show and I am in love with Betty Draper's fashion. I think I lived during the 50's in a previous life. I love, love, love the full dresses and skirts of this era. 
7. Magazines- favs would have to be InStyle and People Stylewatch. The September issues just came out with all the fall fashion... :) :)

Hope you enjoyed! :)


  1. I love Harry Potter, Lily anything, and Essie nail polish! We could totally be friends!
    Rambling About Reading

  2. I think we may have been seperated at birth! I have the same Lilly Pulitzer planner, and I have several Lilly dresses!! Also, I have more nail polish than I know what to do with-I just bought Essie Chinchilly today, actually!

    Ta ta!

  3. I love the Harry Potter series! I would totally read them to my first graders too if I could!

    Rowdy in First Grade

  4. I love reading about other teachers! It is great to see how much you have in common with others!

  5. Congrats on getting your new purse.

  6. 25 wasn't bad for me, but I'm turning 35 this year and I think that is definitely going to be a tough one! :-)

  7. I LOVE the Lilly agenda, too! Definitely essential. I gave Lilly a little shout out on my blog last week :)Did you know the endless summer sale is tomorrow? Happy shopping!

  8. Sooo in love with Pretty Little Liars also!

  9. Hello! I'am a brazilian teacher and I take ideias of your site! Congratualations por your work! I love your ideas for the classroom. Sorry, my english is not so good.
    Liege de Oliveira