Sunday, July 22, 2012

Can we talk about me?!!

Hi! What a title !! Well Amy Lemons is having a linky party over on her blog. So I joined up to tell a little about myself. Let me see---what secrets do I want to make public--HMMM!

1. I was born blind in my right eye and until about 11 years ago I had 1 green eye and 1 brown eye.

2. About 11 years ago I had to have my right eye removed and now have a prosthetic eye made out of glass or acrylic and so now they are both brown. So don't be sneaking up on me on my blind side!!

3. I am happily married and have been for 36 years to the same man!

                                                 Here we are in England! My absolute favorite vacation!!

This is my grandson.

4. I have a son, a daughter, and a grandson that I love dearly.  We all love to laugh together and have fun.

5. I belong to a local acting theatre and have been in several plays. I think I have found my second calling!! When I retire from teaching, I may take this act on the road!! LOL
This is me playing Mrs. Fezziwig in the play "A Christmas Carol". So far this is my favorite role.

6. I have been teaching for 27 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have taught LD/BD, 4th grade, 3rd grade, 1st grade, and now 2nd grade.

7.  At my school I am known as the "Pig Lady" because I have such a collection of pig stuff. That is why my blog is called: 2nd Grade Pig Pen. I still have former students that bring me "pig" gifts!

8. I have sung on the radio before. I started singing in church when I was 4 years old. I had to stand on a piano bench when I sang, so everyone could see me. My family, mama, daddy, and my two older sisters, used to sing together in church while my dad played guitar. I later learned to play the piano and we would sometimes sing while I played.

9. I love to laugh!

10. I love to read and am a BIG Harry Potter fan!!

Well, this is about it. I could probably go on and on and on, but I am sure you have heard enough about me. Now, share something about yourself with all of us bloggers! Go link up with Amy and join in! Just click on the picture below!


  1. It was great getting to know you! I can't believe that you have sung on the radio. That must have been an amazing experience!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. I'm pretty much blind in my left eye. Good thing my right eye is perfect.

    ✣ Miss Nelson✣
    Miss Nelson’s Blog

  3. It's always fun learning a little more about one of my besties!

    2nd Grade Pad

  4. I ran across your blog from the Tell me more blog hop, your blog design is absolutely precious. Fun to learn more about you.

  5. Hi Teresa!
    Your blog design is delightful - the piggies are just gorgeous! I have a thing about sheep and often get many sheep gifts at the end of the year from my students.
    I love that your favourite place is England - I taught in London for a few years, then moved to Germany, but I'm back on the Emerald Isle now! Lovely to 'meet' you - it's always great to hear something personal about fellow bloggers and their talents - it's so interesting! ☺

    Teacher's Toolkit

  6. Hi Teresa - fun getting to know you a little better. Your grandson is adorable. I bet you are a proud grandma. How cool that you sang on the radio! Fun stuff! I linked up too.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  7. That is so cool that you are in an acting theatre! Am excited to hear about second grade (I really like this grade)....I'm living in England, so you should stop by my blog and see some of my pictures-maybe they are places you've been.

    I have a FREEBIE for second grade math journals going at the moment!

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier today, I was decorating my classroom! :) I LOVE your blog name, it's probably the cutest thing ever!
    Thank you for sharing! I'm pretty much an open book in person, sometimes it isn't a good thing. Oh well, that's me and I'm not changing!
    I'm glad to be your new follower! :)


  9. WOW--36 years of being married? CONGRATS!!!!

    I hope you hop over and check my blog out! :)

    Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids

  10. Thank you for sharing! My trip to London was one of my favorite trips too. So much history and the theaters there are great. Seeing a show there is like going to the movies for us. It is just so normal there. It would be my second calling too. "See" you again soon.
    Second Grade Sunshine

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog!! I'm now your newest follower! Can't wait to see what great ideas you have!

    Lacy's Letters

  12. I have given you an award!! Stop on by to check it out!
    BakingCraftingTeaching Oh My!

  13. Thanks for sharing! I'm excited to say I'm your 300th follower! :) Your blog design is absolutely adorable. I can't believe you have time to teach and act in community productions. I'd love to do that as well, but I'd heard the practice schedule is quite grueling and I'm a wimp, especially at the beginning of the year. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Classroom Compulsion

  14. I love your blog!!! I am awarding you the Versatile Blogger award!! Stop by and pick it up!! I used to love to visit my favorite teacher's after moving on. Now they have all retired! It's great that they still think of you :-)


    All Things Teachery

  15. Love your second grade blog. I am new to the blogging world and love finding talented, creative teachers to follow!

    If you get a chance come visit my blog :)

  16. This is all about you and I love you just the way you are!!

  17. So glad I found your blog! We are planning a trip to London next summer...So excited!
    Owl Things First

  18. I love that you're a recreational theatre actor! What fun! I'm sure your theatrical side comes in handy teaching second grade. :)

    Second Grade Sparkle