Meet the Teacher

Yay it's TEACHER WEEK!!! Thanks Blog Hoppin'!
1.  I love my family!
2. I love my job! It is one of the hardest things I've ever done, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I also LOVE my teammates!
3. I play ice hockey. Yep, this teacher and mama is one tough chick!
I've been playing for 20 years (oh man, I feel really old now...). I only have a few battle scars (a broken knee cap and a dislocated shoulder), but that won't keep this girl down!

4. I used to work at a 19th century living history museum when I was in college. I wore a dress, cooked over a wood stove, and participated in domestic crafts of the time period, all while talking to visitors who came through the authentic buildings.

5. It was at the museum where I relearned how to crochet. I have a very small children's hat making business called Baby Ella Millinery. Here is one of my most favorite things I've made:
5. I have an amazing sense of direction, and I can navigate through cities I've never been in. I love looking at maps.

6. But, don't ask me to drive. I am usually asleep within 15 minutes.

7. I am a perfectionist, almost to my own detriment. If something is off, even by a millimeter, I will fixate on it and practically start twitching. My teammates think it's funny, but they know if they just let me sit at the computer, nobody will get hurt :)

8. On the flip side, I am a paper queen. I have piles and piles of papers everywhere. I do know where everything is though. The beginning of the year will be the ONLY time that my desk will be clean.
9. I may appear to be a mess on the outside, but I've got it all together on the inside! I am a planner. I am always thinking 3 steps ahead of what I'm currently doing. I love solving logistical problems; it's like a big puzzle for me. I think I'm the only one who gets excited when it's time to sign up to be on the master schedule team :)

10. I have an unhealthy obsession with hippos, hence the blog name. Observe:
11.... because I can and I want to:
I love to be goofy!

Hey, at least I know how to have a good time :)


  1. Ok, well we are opposites. I hate looking at maps and figuring out how to get somewhere...I'm getting better at it. But I LOVE to drive. So you can navigate and I will chauffeur us around. :)
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  2. I just love that happy hippo clip art on your stuff! I don't make any cutesy worksheets or packets or room decor but I bought it ages ago just to look at, they make me smile! And I love maps too, I am miserable on a long trip if we left the map or atlas at home and I can't follow along! The GPS has its place but its not a map!


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