Friday, January 17, 2014

Favorite Teacher Flashback

I am excited to be participating in a scavenger hunt to celebrate 300 Bloglovin followers for both Susan of Middle School OCD and Erin of Miss Lifesaver.  Congratulations ladies!!!

Middle School OCD     Miss Lifesaver
Just for completing the scavenger hunt, look at all the great prizes you will win in the "Everybody Wins" category:
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My favorite teacher -- and the reason I became a teacher myself -- was Ms. Mullen.  Believe it or not, I had her for THREE years straight!  (Poor lady!!)  She taught me 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  Having the same teacher for two years in a row is not all that uncommon...but three years???

What I loved about Ms. Mullen was that she loved Mickey Mouse and she had a Mickey Mouse stamp that she would use to stamp your paper if you did a REALLY good job!  She was also Irish and loved to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  A leprechaun, named O'Reilly, would leave us notes in our desks. (One year, I thought I didn't get a note and then Ms. Mullen suggested that I clean my desk....) She also helped the class write a play that we performed in our school library and one year, we even turned our classroom into the inside of an airplane for a science unit -- complete with a visit from a real pilot!  (Talk about project based learning, ahead of her time!)

She was awesome -- is awesome -- and is still teaching today!

So I hope you will head on over to Middle School OCD or Miss Lifesaver to continue on the scavenger hunt to read about more awesome teachers.

Good luck to you!!


  1. I love that you missed the note! Too funny:). I can't imagine having the same teacher for 3 years. Did she loop with the whole class or was it a multi-level combo?

  2. Thanks again so much for linking celebrating with us!! Don't you just love teachers who are so far ahead of the curve?! I guess that's probably the joy of the teaching pendulum... what was good once will be good again someday! I never repeated a teacher until high school, so I can't imagine that experience in middle school. What an amazing bond you all must have formed with her!

  3. That is so awesome that you had a teacher for three years and remember her being your favorite. I am still close with my group that I taught for three years. In fact...they are in 7th grade now and all trying to leave school early one day to come visit me at school soon. I am discouraging that and told them they can all come one day after school. Lol!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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