Monday, April 23, 2012

Woo Hoo--I'm blogging!!!

I've decided that the time has come to take the plunge--I'm going to finally jump on the blogging bandwagon!

So a little about me (in bulleted listed form, because that's how I work):

  • I am a 6th grade teacher in Decatur, Illinois.
  • Teaching is not humanly possible without coffee. I'm sure of it.
  • My desk could be likened to an endangered animal, it is very rarely seen.
  • I have a slight font addiction.
  • When I'm not teaching, I'm a photographer.
  • I procrastinate like nobody's business (which is why I'm creating a blog instead of working on my midterms that are due Wednesday).
  • I've become so much of a coffee snob that coffee from the teacher's lounge will no longer do. My coffee is either brewed at home before I leave work or in the coffee maker that resides in the corner of my classroom.
  • My students have identified that there is such thing as a "Ms. Ellison Sized Coffee."
  • Charlie, my dog, is the cutest dog on the planet. 
Let me present Exhibit A.
    You can't tell me that he isn't the cutest dog that you've ever seen.

  • Most of my paychecks are spent at Target. I love Target.
  • I'm pretty artsy fartsy. Pinterest is awesome (and I actually make some of the stuff that I pin)!
  • My boyfriend, Matthew, and I have been together for almost 3 years now.
  • He's a pretty handsome guy, if I may say so  myself.
  • This is my second year teaching. I graduated with my Associate's in Science from Richland Community College in 2008 (and saved myself thousands of dollars of student debt). In 2010, I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education.
  • Before I started teaching, I worked at a library for 5 years (and I volunteered there for 5 years before that). I know, I'm a nerd.
  • I tend to get a tad bit carried away when I make lists. (Oops!)
Well, that should take care of things for now-I'll be posting more as we go (if I don't procrastinate about doing it)!


  1. go EIU! Hi Laura, I just found your blog and I have been reading some of your posts. We have a lot in common... we both live in IL, we both went to Eastern, and we both believe our dogs are the cutest! Thanks for sharing your ideas! -Becky:)

    1. Eeek! That's so exciting! But my dog is DEFINITELY the cutest. :D Where in Illinois are you teaching?