Monday, August 18, 2014

Teacher Week: Who Monday

Good afternoon, all!

I'm linking up with Katie from Little Warriors and Stephanie from Falling Into First for Blog Hoppin's Teacher Week!

My name is Dawn and I'm a third (and 1/3) year teacher. I taught Kinder in 2007, 3rd in 2008, Middle School English for the last trimester of the last school year, and this year, I'll be back in the 3rd. Phew. My entire professional story is here, if you're interested in all the details, but the short story is that it's been a whirlwind and I'm so SO happy to be back in a classroom and even happier to be back in 3rd.

I live in beautiful San Diego, CA, and have my entire life except for two years when I moved a couple hours north to teach.

Speaking of San Diego, I'm a huge Chargers fan (GO BOLTS!). As a San Diegan, I also love to take advantage of the regularly sensational weather by getting out and hiking. Beyond that, I'm pretty physically inactive (and to be completely honest, I haven't even been hiking lately because I've been working and generally being a lazybones Jones.). It is my hope and my goal to get in better shape.

Here's a photo of my hiking partner and me after a hike.

Outside of teaching, I am a wife and a puppy mama. 

My husband, Dylan, and I have been married almost a year and a half. We've known each other since 2007 and reconnected when I moved back down to San Diego. It was love at second sight. Check out the ornament he made me last Christmas.

The love of my life, other than Dylan, is my pup. Murphy is a rescue and we've had him for a little over a year. He is a source of endless entertainment and frustration and I couldn't imagine life without him. 

He loves when I hold him. It's pretty obvious.

Murphy's favorite place to relax is my face/neck/shoulder. He seems to think he's the size of a Yorkie and snuggles in.

He's not spoiled. He's well-loved.

I can't wait to read through everyone else's contribution to this blog hop!



  1. Hi Dawn! You are a queen if you can go from kinder to middle school!!! They terrify me... I will take 30 kinders any day! :) Love Murphy - dogs can totally wiggle their way into our hearts can't they? Happy Back to school!

    1. I'll take the title of queen any day, but Kinder and Middle School were what my schools needed at the time, so I rallied and was able to survive somehow. Middle School was actually a lot more fun and less scary than I expected.


  2. Hi Dawn! Love your blog! And Murphy is too stinkin cute! By the way, I posted about Donors Choose for you on my blog. It should have all the info you need to get started. Good luck!

  3. Hi Toluca! Thanks for the compliments! Thanks, too, for meeting my demand for customized blog posts. ;) I'm going to read it now.


  4. Murphy is too cute - I have a 50+ pound dog that also believes she is a small dog when it comes time to cuddle! I had a room-mate in college who was the opposite from you about the numbers - the TV volume always had to be on an even number! - since she was a complete pain in my rear-end I got petty revenge by always leaving it on an odd number!