Sunday, March 16, 2014

My First Post

So here starts my journey.  My first blog post as The Purple Teacher, and I'm nervous!  What do I write?  Something inspiring? Creative?  Funny? Do I simply post about what I've been working on?  There's so many ideas floating in my head, and yet it's so hard to choose just one to talk about.  What if it's the wrong one?  What if no one likes it and never follows my blog?  AHHH... the life of a blogger!

Well, here goes, I'm going to mix all of my ideas into one blog post.  I think to start, I'd like to talk a bit about, well, me.  I mean, if you guys are going to follow my blog, it'd be nice to know who you're going to be reading about, right?  So my name is Linda, I'm a soon-to-be mom (literally, my due date is in two days), married to my wonderful husband K.  I've been a teacher for over 7 years, but honestly, I've been a teacher my whole life.  I'm the oldest of 7, and I taught my younger brother to write his name, to ride his bike, etc.  I've been teaching others for years, it's only natural that I fell into this profession.  

And I love it.  I mean, you don't become a teacher if you don't love it. Well you might, but you won't last very long!  You must be passionate about your students and making learning FUN for you to enjoy being a teacher.  Right?  Am I right?  Anyone reading this disagree?  I'd love to hear from you if you do!

Ahh, but I digress.  Let's get back to reality here.  So why did I choose the name The Purple Teacher?  Actually, I was having the hardest time finding a name!  Then I thought of The Red Teacher, but I just didn't like it.  I guess red just wasn't my colour (yes, I'm Canadian, so colour is spelt correctly!) Instead, the colour purple popped into my mind and I just liked the ring of it!  I googled it, and the first website that came up talked about immersing yourself in purple will give you peace of mind.  I loved that.  So there you go - I'm now The Purple Teacher.  

So there you have it.  My first blog post.  But I'm not completely done!  If you come across this blog post and would love a FREE product from my teachers pay teachers store, simply LIKE my Facebook page!  There's a FAN FREEBIE link right on the front page that will take you to a FREE product, just for you!  Ah, can't forget that link for you! The Purple Teacher - just click on that link and my Facebook page should open in a new window for you!  Easy peasy! 

And of course, how could I forget!  I must give you the link to my Teachers pay Teachers store!  How else are you going to see all the lovely products that I have for you?  Don't be scared, there are some great French resources on my store as well, as I am fluently bilingual (no, not from Quebec either).  Don't forget to FOLLOW my store for Flash Freebies and insider info! So go on over to TPT The Purple Teacher right now!

Enjoy your Sunday!