Today I am linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Meet Me Monday. Since most of you are just now finding my blog, I thought this would be a great way for you all to get to know me a little bit better. I've been around the website world for for YEARS, but the blogging world is new (and FUN) to me. I can't wait to meet more fellow bloggers!
Favorite Childhood Thing: I had a half Quarter Horse/half Arabian during my middle and high school years. I loved every minute riding and spending time with Margie.
My Name: My parents named me for the Heather in the Scottish Highlands. I love my name. My dad is from Scotland and I’m a dual citizen! My dad wrote stories of his life growing up in coastal Scotland and he posts them to his website, Scottish Heritage. At age 70 something, I taught him how to make a website. He's one of my best students! :) Check out his website!
Worst Thing (that actually turned out awesome): The year my daughter was in my 4/5 blend, 2000-2001 we studied the JASON Project, Hawaii Volcanos. We were learning about the underwater atmosphere created by the volcanos of Hawaii. The students researched all about the volcanos and underwater sea life and turned our classroom into an underwater scene. It was the coolest thing ever! We had blue cellophane strips hanging from the ceiling to represent waves and the windows gave our room a blue haze complete with an underwater volcano (which one day had erupted overnight and created chaos in the classroom). Students also turned our floor to ceiling bulletin board into a rocky shelf with sea stars, mussels, crabs, sea urchins etc. It really made learning come alive! The custodian was NOT HAPPY at all, but luckily I asked my principal ahead of time if it would be okay and she loved the idea. Needless to say, I helped the custodian clean all the blue paint out of the window cracks when we were finished. Yikes! It was STILL worth it! My new thought: It's easier to ask forgiveness that it is to as permission. :D
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years ago wasn't quite what it is now :) )
Fictional Character: My camp name was Lorax when my 6th graders went to Outdoor School. I love that the Lorax spoke for the trees, who had no voice. I also love seeing creatures in their habitat, not the ones we create for them. My favorite saying is, "Free the whales!" For now, going to Universal Studios Seuss Land will have to suffice.
My Siblings: I’m the middle child with my brother two years older and my sister eight years younger. My brother lives a few miles from me and my sister lives in the San Juan Islands with an incredible water view.
Favorite Breakfast: We learned about Dutch Oven cooking at our local Sportsman's’ Show. We cook in the Dutch oven on our back deck and also while we are camping in our camper. There’s nothing like it! We put hash browns on the bottom of the oven, then add sausage links, cheese, and pour scrambled eggs over the top. The smell is amazing and the taste is ever better.