Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday (Random) Meet Me – Week 6


I have really enjoyed the Summer Bloggin’ series hosted by The Teaching Tribune.  Today is the 6th week of Monday Meet Me, and it is random. 

As a child, I always wanted to be in the water.  Luckily, I lived near the ocean and usually lived in an apartment with a pool. I joke that I used to spend my summers with green hair and red cheeks…sad thing is, that it’s not a joke.  I don’t have any pictures to show you, but just know it wasn’t cute.


I really never thought about a new first name, but I do remember not liking how common my name was growing up.  There was always at least one other Lauren in my class while I was in school…Oh the 80’s! When I have kids, I want to give them a somewhat unique name (but one that people can pronounce and spell).

One of the worst moments of my teaching career was four years ago when I was teaching 3rd grade.  I was leading my class in a game of kickball and two kids collided.  I was all alone outside, so I had to walk my entire class to the office with one kid on each side of me.  Luckily with a couple stiches, they were both fine.  Needless to say, I do not play kickball with my students anymore.

If I could meet a fictional character, I would want to meet Mrs. Frizzle because I’d love to learn how to make learning an adventure for my students.  Obviously, I don’t have a magic school bus to transport us places, but she and her students are always engaged and excited about learning. 



I was an only child until I was 15 years old, and then my brother was born.  I wasn’t too thrilled at the time, but now I can’t imagine my life without him.  He is about to start his junior year of high school…crazy!



My hands-down, favorite breakfast is
chilaquiles.  If you’ve never had it before, just imagine breakfast nachos.  
It’s hard to find them in a restaurant, so I have to make them at home if I have a craving.  Therefore, it’s a weekend brunch treat. My daily breakfast is a yogurt and fruit parfait that I make in a mason jar.  There are many different recipes for chilaquiles online, but I make mine simple by layering refried beans, tortilla chips, shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, and cheese.  Top it all with raw scrambled eggs and bake at 350 degrees until the eggs are set. You can top it with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole and enjoy. 

12 comments:

  1. I didn't event think of meeting Ms. Frizzle. She is definitely another character I would love to meet. Chilaquiles sound delicious. I think I will have to make them very soon.

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    1. You should definitely try chilaquiles soon. They are pretty easy and delicious.

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  2. Ohhh! Mrs. Frizzle is such a good choice! I didn't even think about her!

    SOOTHE Her Soul

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    1. You know she would take you on an adventure.

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  3. After teaching for 17 years...I can tell you what I wouldn't name my kids. LOL! I always had Alison's in my class, but they spelled their name with two L's. I ALWAYS have a double named kid every year...without fail. Two years ago, I had THREE sets of double names. It was nuts!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Ha Ha! There are so many names that I will never name my children because of experiences with past students. The double name thing is always frustrating, especially when they could have been separated into other classes. I used to always be Lauren D.

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  4. Well I loved being in the water as a kid too..and pretty much still do. My mom used to tease me and say I was a fish...lol. Ms. Frizzle is a great choice, I always loved the Magic Schoolbus. Scary with your kids colliding like that, at least everything turned out ok. Love the breakfast food. I have never heard of those...I am going to have to give them a try. Thansk so much for sharing!

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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    1. I wish I could spend my summers in the water all day everyday again. It was so peaceful.

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  5. Oh Mrs Frizzle! I dressed up as her for our book parade last year! I love the sound of a Mexican Breakfast! It sounds yummy!

    Alison
    Teaching Maths with Meaning

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    1. I had a coworker dress up like Ms. Frizzle too. It's such a fun costume.

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  6. Hi Lauren. I loved being in the water too....the pool or the ocean! I've never heard of chilaquiles. It sounds yummy!
    Gina

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    1. Hi Gina. I highly recommend trying chilaquiles. There are so many ways to make them...get creative.

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