Today I am linking up with Monica at The Schroeder Page to talk about my teamie Linda. I am a member of the 7th grade Blue House (we have a red, white, and blue house at each grade level). Our team consists of a Math, LA, Sci, SS, and Sped teacher. My beloved BFF and school husband Rob retired this past year otherwise I would probably post about him. This coming year our team will have a brand new Sci and LA teacher so our team dynamic is totally up in the air. I loved our previous team and we had all been together for the past eight years. Linda and I have always been the task masters on our team and it will be an interesting new year for us both. We are just happy that at least the two of us still are together! Change is good, right? I sure hope so! Please join in the linky fun and let us know about your awesome teamie. :)
10 Teamie Questions about Linda
#1 How long have you and your Teamie been teaching together? We have been on the same teaching team for the past eight years, but prior to that we both taught 7th grade Social Studies (she still does) and we collaborated a ton.
#2 What is your Teamie's best quality? Linda is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Every year the students constantly comment on how "nice" she is.
#3 Who will retire first? I hope to God it's me!
#4 What makes you two an awesome pair? Linda and I are both very organized type-A personalities and we are both task masters so we are usually on the same wavelength with whatever goes on with our team.
#5 Do you both have any rituals that get you through the day or a hard time? I think laughter is what gets us through the hard times. We meet together every Mon, Wed, and Fri for team planning and we always are able to vent when needed and offer each other support. We also eat lunch together when not having kids with us.
#6 What is a word that describes your Teamie? Awesome!
#7 Is your Teamie in the blog world? If so...what is their blog? (Don't forget to link it:) If not...will this post push them in? She is definitely not in the blog world, but she would love all the cool teacher things you can find out in blogland.
#8 What is the funniest thing that you and your Teamie had to face at school? There have been so many funny things that have happened. I think we have laughed the hardest in Team Planning and it would be without a doubt because of something Rob (our now retired LA teacher) said. I mean we are talking gut busting raucous laughter, the kind that when you hear it, you just want to be part of something THAT funny. I hope and pray that we still have laughter and fun this coming year, with Rob gone.
#9 Complete this sentence...I would not trade my Teamie for a $1,000 gift card at the Dollar store because... She is my #1 go to BFF at school and I would not trade her for ANYTHING!
#10 Add a special tribute to your Teamie:) In addition to being a great teammate Linda is an even greater friend. She has always supported me 100% in my times of need. When I was going through something really challenging this school year she sent me the nicest card with an even nicer message she wrote to me. I will NEVER get rid of that card and confess that on challenging days I look at it and it always encourages me.