Meet the Elementary Entourage - Stephanie from Mrs. D's Corner

Hey ya'll! I'm Stephanie from Mrs. D's Corner. I'm super thankful and excited to be a part of this collaborative blog... I can't wait to learn from everyone else, and, of course, share my special education expertise with you. Don't forget to read all the way through because there might just be a cute little Thanksgiving freebie for you at the end (oh yeah, and there's a HUGE giveaway!)
This is my 5th year teaching, but only my first year teaching in the great state of Texas. I've taught pretty much every grade across the states of Pennsylvania (my home state), Delaware, and Virginia. Experience-wise, I've been around the block, or four.

Currently, I am an elementary life skills teacher and I absolutely LOVE my kiddos. It truly makes me sad when I'm out for a training. I just miss them so much! There is never a dull moment in my classroom and I wouldn't have it any other way. My students are brilliant individuals and I wake up excited to go to work every day. Now how many people do you know can say that?!

I am married to the most supportive husband. We've been married for 3 years, but this Christmas will be our 10th together. Time sure does fly, but I wouldn't trade him in for the world. He puts up with me working on products for hours on end and is pretty much the business end of Mrs. D's Corner. After all, I wouldn't be a Mrs. without him :)
We don't have any human babies yet, but we do have two spoiled fur babies. Jaxon is our 2 year old chocolate lab baby. He loves to swim and play in water. Sure, his bark is loud and manly, but I assure you he is the biggest scaredy cat ever. We adopted him from the Amish in Lancaster, PA, so we are pretty sure he is part chicken.
Zoie is our 4 year old miniature dachshund, and we adopted her from the Amish, too. Her nickname is Stinky Girl, and she definitely lives up to it. She enjoys rolling in gross stuff outside and getting into the trash. She has the biggest personality and she is definitely a big mommy's girl (unless daddy has food). I love my dogs more than anything. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice I post a lot of pictures of my babies :)
Family is super important to me. I call my dad every single morning on my way to work and I FaceTime my mom at least three days a week. I'm an Air Force sister, and aunt to the cutest little baby girl in the world, Reese. She's just about 18-months old now, but...
...she's taken after me since she was born. 
(photo credit: my mom!)
A couple of other random facts about me: I love Target, so much so that I should just get a job there to afford my Target addiction. I love dinosaurs and sharks; Shark Week is my favorite week of the year! I'm a salt lifer and lover of the beach; I could lay on the beach every single day for the rest of my life. TOMS shoes and everything the Gap are overtaking my closet. I collect Fiesta dishware and Jeffrey and I love to go antique hunting. Vegetating on the couch after a long day is one of my favorite hobbies. I, also, make handcrafted jewelry with my mom.

Now for my FREEBIE:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_0MErWehURYazMwSEgwOFhqNk0/view
Since I teach students in the life skills setting, sequencing and sorting are big skills that we are covering daily. Thanksgiving is just around the corner (I am really not ready for Christmas, ya'll), so I whipped up these quick sorting activity mats for my students to sort Native American characteristics from those of the Pilgrims. You can grab them for free here.

You might think that my freebie was the best part of my introduction, but it isn't! Don't forget to enter our giveaway below. You could win $10 to all of our shops!


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1 comment:

  1. Funny that I "know" you, yet I didn't realize all this about you! SO glad that blogging has brought us together as friends :) cannot wait to see what y'all do with this blog!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

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