Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the Teacher (Linky Party!)

So as I fall more and more into this blogging thing, I am LOVING creeping on anyone and everyone. Now as much as I know people by their blogs - it is important to remember they are real people too (right Pinocchio?) So LINKY PARTY, bring it on - thanks Falling into First for providing this fab get together :)


THAT'S ME! Jessica Spethmann, 6th grade teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. Oh, and this is me in 6th grade. 


My students crack up at this picture, they think I have not changed one bit! It's one of my favorites to break out for sheer entertainment. 

I am the only girl in my family, 3 bro-has. 

They rock. Our family is a bit Disney obsessed. My mother will make it there every single year with some combination of kids - this spring break it was Eric and I. We are going again next week!


I live with my FANTABULOUS boyfriend Jordan and our pupster Dakota. 
He had some big shoes to fill when I was lookin' for a man. I promised myself that they must make me laugh just as much as my dad and brothers. I cry laughing on the weekly with this hunk. It's fantastic. 




 THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
Target. I mean who doesn't love Target? I tend to roam the halls of Target when I'm feeling down, does that qualify me for Shopaholics Anonymous? Coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee. The love affair started during student teaching and we've been going strong since. I also love art and beauty. I love doing makeup - I feel like its face art (that might be weird.)

 IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
I knew I wanted to be a teacher since... forever. I did go through a stint in Jr. High where it was teacher/news anchor. I was Barbara Walters for a bio project... quite a hoot. 

THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Outgoing, passionate, crafty.

FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"
 "I love standardized testing." HA!

Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?
Kenny Chesney (country lover over here) These questions make me nervous because I wouldn't know what to do with my hands if I ever met a celebrity!


Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE?
Probably my blog name - Lacquer, Teach, Repeat. Ask anyone, I can talk about education and nail polish FOR DAYS.

 Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
Mind reading. Although, I feel like it may get me into trouble. I am already an over-thinker!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?
He was always my favorite author, and this will forever be my favorite quote. 


Q: IF YOU HAD TO SING ONE SONG ON AMERICAN IDOL, WHAT WOULD IT BE? 
Oh my, I can't sing. Zero musical inclination over here. I would plead the 5th.

 Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?
Eh, both. My dad used to get me up and we'd work out together every morning when I lived at home. I was SO morning person. This summer I've been a late night crafting machine, therefore, night owl.

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE RESOURCE THAT YOU'VE CREATED IN YOUR TPT SHOP?
EEK! I think my CCSS vocabulary definition cards. I could not WAIT to get these up in my classroom. 


Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!
I was a figure skater for 12 years of my life. I used to skate before school, after school, and during lunch/recess. I met some of the most amazing people through skating. One of my best friends, who was also in my sorority in college, and I am now on a teaching team with her mom! I quit in high school because I told my parents I wanted more of a social life (my mom was secretly heartbroken). I sometimes get upset with myself for quitting. All of my friends who continued to skate got to travel the world in high school and college. But it played a huge part in my perseverance and discipline that make up who I am today. And I saved up and went to Europe after college, so I can sort of forgive myself :)

Loved this linky party!  Click on over to Falling in First to check out some other amazing friends!



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16 comments:

  1. I LOVE that Roald Dahl quote, too! I almost used it on my own entry. :) Also, I totally have the same skirt you're wearing in the Eiffel Tower picture!

    -Becky
    Trials and Triumphs

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  2. Yes, that quote (and skirt) are the best!!

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  3. I would also pled the 5th on the whole singing thing!!

    Sami @ Live & Learn: The Seibert Way

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  4. Nice to meet another Chicago teacher in the blogging world :)

    A Chocoholic Teacher

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  5. Love you Seattle pics, one of my fave cities to visit!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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    1. Thank you!! I can't feel my legs after climbing those hilly streets all week! lol

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  6. I love Roald Dahl! That's one of my favorite quotes. Nice meeting you! :)

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  7. I found your blog through the Monday Made it link-up, but I can't stop browsing around! :) I am a first-year 7th grade ELA teacher - I love all your neon & black decor...just what I am doing in my class this year!
    I also looove your CCSS vocab cards. I am planning to do an academic word wall and those would be just perfect!

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    1. This makes me so happy! WOOHOO middle grade teachers unite :) When I got my position as a 6th grade teacher in an elementary school - I figured having a "theme" might be too juvenile... yet I am obsessed with classroom decor, behold - EVERYTHING BLACK AND NEON! I can't wait to do my classroom decor reveal post. Go for it with the vocab cards!! I love them because they have all the words from kinder right on up!! Glad you love them!! So nice to meet you :)

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  8. I follow you on instagram and I am so glad I finally got to your blog!!! :) Too cute! :) You are definitely brave to want to mind read. I would be so afraid of what I could know and what I wouldn't want to know HA!

    Cassie
    Mrs Thomas's Class

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    1. Welcome!! I am so happy you found me! :) Yeah... it would get me into WAY more trouble than necessary ha! Nice to meet you!

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  9. I almost chose the same quote! I adore those pictures with your brothers, they remind me of my goofy siblings! I'm a Chicagoland girl too! So glad to have found you!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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