Friday, July 20, 2012

It's Fabulous Blogger Friday!!

Hello Friends!
 Thank you for the overwhelmingly wonderful response to my back to school follower freebie. If you missed the post, it's not too late! Click HERE to go to the post & leave a comment with your email address. :) I will be sending the packet your way sometime tonight!
 It's Friday again and that means that it is time for another edition of Fabulous Blogger Friday. Today I am featuring Susan Moran from T.G.I.F. (Thank God It's First Grade!)
Susan with her class for the Greek Festival!
Grade or Subject You Teach?
1st Grade
What inspired you to become a teacher?
I am the oldest of 4 and it was probably just my bossiness, but I always wanted to be in charge of my siblings. I learned the easiest way to do this was to play "teacher" with them. In the process I realized I was actually helping my sisters with their homework and teaching them things. I got to watch them grow as learners. It was amazing! I knew right then and there that I wanted to be a teacher when I got older.
Describe your teaching "personality":
Loud, silly, & fun! I am all about movement, games, and interactions while learning. It always makes me laugh when my kids realize hours later that they actually learned something during that "funny game Ms. Moran had us play."
What is your favorite subject to teach?:
I love teaching math! My first year I was horrible at it. I followed the enVisions curriculum verbatim and it was boring and static. I started researching, going to trainings, and creating my own math games and mini units and it was sooo much more effective and FUN! It is where I saw the most growth this year in my students... even with the new, harder, common core standards!
What made you decide to begin blogging?
This past year I discovered TpT and teacher blogs and I was so excited! As a newer teacher I had access to the advice and ideas of amazing teachers ALL over the country. It was seriously phenomenal! I get so much inspiration from people I don't even know and it makes me a better teacher :) I started my own blog because I figure if I could inspire just one other person, the way I have been inspired, than it would be worth it!
If you could give one piece of advice to your fellow teachers & bloggers, what would it be?
Well, I know that when I first started I felt vulnerable letting everyone read my thoughts and ideas, but I would advise others to just be yourself and take a leap of faith! Others will appreciate it!
Finish this sentence:You know you're a teacher when...
Sometimes you talk to your significant other like a 6 year old...and he doesn't appreciate it-woops!
Any personal links you would like to share with readers (TPT, TN, Pinterest, Etsy)?

Here is a freebie that Susan would like to share with you. Click on the picture to get it:
Here are some previews of new TPT units from Susan:

A big thank you to Susan for letting me feature you!! Please stop by her blog & say hi! If you would like to be featured on Fabulous Blogger Friday, please send me an email at

Have a fabulous Friday!,


  1. Hi Lisa and Susan! Great to learn a little more about one of the bloggers we follow. Thanks!

    Teaching Little Miracles

  2. love all of susans ideas...esp the halloween one...those kids look so happy =)

    Just Wild About Teaching

  3. I just nominated you for an award! Come on by and pick it up:)

    Kelly Teach

  4. Susan is just as awesome in real life as she is on her blog!! :)

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  5. Hey! I know her :) THANK YOU Lisa!!! This is so great!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  6. It was so much fun to read about sweet Susan:) Thanks for featuring her today, Lisa!

  7. Fun post! I am your newest follower and would love to have a copy of your freebie, but can't get my internet to post on the other post. You rock!