AbOuT mE

I have been teaching for 15 years!!!
That went by fast...
anywho I spent 10 of those years in 3rd
NOW  I am going into my 5th year in 4th.

here are 10 random things about me
BUT if you have other questions
just ask away!!!

1. I married my high school sweetheart... we have been married for 18 years
2. we have a spunky 9 year old son that we love to the moon and back
3. I have a weird obsession over the number 3...
4. I collect odd stuff... yard sticks, folding rulers, fire king, number 3, and letter f
5. I like to make up my own words... fantabulousness, craftacular, awesomeness
6. I over use... a lot... see???
7. I worked for Disney and my favorite character is Ursula and all of our dogs are named after Disney characters... Copper, Dori, and Merriweather and my Christmas tree is only DISNEY ornaments
8. I let my hair dresser do what ever she wants to my hair... what EVER... I have never been disappointed... ok maybe once but she fixed it the next day... so in the 9 years we have been together one time is not so bad!!!
9. I have a serious obsession with queso... I would love to be a queso critic and travel the world tasting various queso concoctions... why not!!!
10. I have a deer head in my class... his name is BUCK and I dress him up...
he even has his own suitcase full of wardrobe changes 


  1. Glad to meet someone else who loves Ursula! People think I'm so nuts... but she's the BEST villain 4-life!

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

  2. You are stinkin' hilarious! I love reading your blog. :) How do you do the "Currently" and "10 Things About Me" type graphics. I've seen those in a couple places and am intrigued if it's a form, or if you made. Please share!

  3. I am a new follower of your blog, and I love it! I teach 4th in Louisiana. What state are you in?

    I also only subscribe to Showtime during summer months just so that I can watch BBAD! Starting back to school each year really interferes with my Big Brother time! hahaha

  4. I just came across your art project "Shine" on pinterest and now I am a follower. I have also been teaching for 10 years and currently landed in the 4th grade. I am so excited to try the art project, but have a few questions to ask. Is there an email address on your page so I can ask a few questions?

  5. Just found your blog and love it! You seem like the type of person everyone wants as their best friend. Your son is adorable!
    Special Teaching in the Middle

  6. love your blog! :-)


  7. Super fun blog you've got here, I'm glad I happened upon it! And small world, this is my second year teaching 4th grade after a bazillion years in 3rd grade. And further small world, I'm also in AZ with this crazy business of school starting the beginning of August. So not a California thing . . .

  8. I think we may have been separated at birth! I am so glad I found your blog. I taught fourth grade and now have the ultimate (GASP) challenge of being an instructional coach.YIPE.
    Thanks for sharing your brilliance with us!

  9. WAHHHHH....I am so sad! I can't figure out how to join in with all your cool "Currently" link ups...how do I do it? Can you tell I am SO NEW to the blogging world? Is there a "hint" anywhere on your website?


    Trying hard not to be inept,

  10. So, I finally figured out the linky party thing, but CANNOT figure out how to write on your image. I know I'm missing something, but what is it? LIke Meg, the above poster, I am new to blogging as well. I love your blog, and I started following you today! I figure things out a little more each day, and I'm becoming addicted!

  11. Hi Farley! I just wanted to take a moment and PROPERLY thank you for your Currently. It was my first LINKY to every complete (and not like I've done a lot, now I'm up to TWO). I appreciate your work for teachers across the country. I think you are brave to let your hairdresser to what-eva to your do! That scares me! I also married my high school sweetheart. We have been married 8 and have no kids yet... but hopefully soon. I can't wait much longer! Did I read somewhere that you are from Michigan and found yourself in Texas or am I making that up? Any way... thanks for what you do!
    Melissa Leach
    VA Blogger (formerly TX)

  12. I am new to blogging and have seen your Currently on quite a few other teacher blogs i follow and wanted to join in on the fun. So I tried to add my link and totally f....ed it up. My name is now on there instead of my blog name. No idea how to fix it, sigh. Love your blog and even though most of what you are teaching is irrelevant to me (I will be teaching students on the Autism spectrum who are fairly low level), you have a sense of humor I totally find hilarious. Looking forward to reading more. Hope they clean out all the opossum slime, I don't think any of us can top that one.

    Jannike Johnsen

  13. I love your style, I teach K-2 special ed, multiple disabilities, although its a long way from 4th grade, I am learning from your blog. thanks so much! Paula

  14. WOW! Your blog is fantastic! Like Jannike Johnsen, I'm new to the blogging world too. I have seen your Currently on Pinterest and other teacher blogs. It's great to see how teachers can be so creative with their lessons! It's just awesome! Keep up the good work! :) :) :)

    Alisha Williams

  15. Me too, newbie to 4th this upcoming year! Need help! Must resist the urge to pare down.....leaving the junior high setting for fun in fourth!

  16. Just found your blog. I usually do the crafty world, but decided to do a little exploring tonight. Wow! I have been teaching for 13 years, crafting and blogging for 3, and didn't realize I was missing all these teacher sites. I love the Currently poster...filled mine in and need to post now! Can't wait to see more!

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    • Carson's Creations •

  17. Hi Farley! My name is Eric Kreidler and I'm an animator working with a great Minneapolis band for kids called The Bazillions. Together with band founders/songwriters/teaching assistants Adam and Kristin Marshall, we create animated videos in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock. Our smash hit "Preposition" has over 425,000 YouTube views in classrooms all over the world. We're raising funds through Kickstarter to create four new videos, we've got 10 days to go and we're 79% funded — so close! We're spreading the word to kindred spirits to help push us over the top. Please check out the campaign and consider sharing and/or supporting. Thank you so much for your time!


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  19. I absolutely love reading your blog and following you on Instagram! I don't teach anywhere close to 4th (Kinder teacher) but I still love reading others journeys, especially those from Texas. Then I saw on TPT where it said Universal City, I got even more excited (In the most non-stalkerish way possible;) haha) We just moved to Cibolo! So crazy to me. Even more of a reason to follow you:) Have a great Saturday!!!!

  20. I really enjoy your blog. I'm a third grade teacher this year but I have taught fourth for several years. I enjoy following other elementary teachers. Thanks for the great ideas!


  21. You had me at "I have a deer head in my room that I dress up"! :)!!!!

  22. I married my high school sweetheart, too! We just had our 11 year anniversary!

  23. Now I have "Poor Unfortunate Souls" in my head. :) I am a mega Disney fan as well, I only wish I lived closer to any of the parks! Love your blog and your monthly currently's! They make blogging so much easier when I have prompts to go off of.

  24. Hi.. I LOVE this website. I want to start my own, but just a little reluctant, I don't think I'm this creative. You seem like a person I would love to be friends with. BTW, I teach resource (3,4,5 in the am and 1 &2 in the pm.) Yep, I'm busy! :)


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