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My name is Sarah and I am a teacher in the great state of Texas. This is my  fifth year of teaching and I absolutely love it! I have taught Kindergarten and First Grade. I have always wanted to be a teacher and I am so blessed to do what I love every day! 





I married my high school sweetheart in March of 2014. He is truly my best friend and I can’t imagine sharing my life with anyone else.




 We have two fur babies, Luke and Lexi. I decided that all of the pets in our family should have L names. Luke is a three year old chocolate lab. Lexi is a maltipoo (Maltese/Poodle) puppy. I really love cats too, but my husband is allergic!






We hope to have a family with human children one day too. I am a carrier of an X linked genetic disease called, Adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) which is the adult onset of Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). I watched my dad suffer from this disease and I am determined to end the cycle with me. Luckily, medical technology has come so far!  I am currently in the process of completing blood work to determine where the gene mutation in my DNA is. Eventually, we will go through Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis to create healthy (disease free) embryos and then In Vitro Fertilization. This is a really personal thing, but I believe that God will use me and my experiences to help others. I hope to share my journey when we get there! If you would like to learn more about AMN or ALD please visit The Mylin Project.


When I’m not teaching or blogging, I love spending time with my friends and family, crafting and volunteering. I graduated from Texas Tech University and love watching the Red Raiders play football. Wreck ‘em Tech!  I love all holidays especially Christmas and Valentine’s Day. I go all out! : ) 


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3: 5-6

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.
Colossians 3:23




Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! 
I would love to hear from you!

 Please leave a comment or send an email to  yeehawteachingintexas@gmail.com .

 Disclosure: This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. The purpose of this blog is to share ideas and resources with other educators. However, this blog accepts forms of advertising and other forms of compensation.I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and I will only endorse products or services that I believe in and love. I (Sarah) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.”
 

12 comments

  1. Yay! More Texas teachers!.I just found your blog and am now your newest follower. Enjoy the holidays!

    Karen
    LittleSecond-GradeSomebodies

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  2. Another Texas teacher! I just found your blog from Jennifer at Rowdy in First Grade. I'm one of your newest followers! Hope you had a great holiday... Just wanted to stop in and say "hello!"

    Sarah
    First Class First Grade

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  3. I agree with Karen above... Love stumbling across Texas teachers! Especially pretty new Texas teachers (I haven't been teaching that long either!)

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  4. Hey Sarah! I had a quick question for you. I recently graduated to be an elementary teacher as well (December). I've been substituting at a few different schools and getting to know some principals and get my name out there. I was wondering what your best advice is for landing that first job? I'm worried that being so young (22) will hinder me.
    Thanks!

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    1. If it makes you feel better I was hired when I was barely 21! I was really worried about being young too, but it was not an issue at all. People really seem to appreciate young teacher's energy. My best advice to to make connections and do everything possible to show interest and how happy you are to be there! The perfect job will come at the perfect time.

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  5. I too teach in Texas!! Thanks for sharing your blog!! (AND your Light) =)

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  6. Do you still have your shape sorter for Equal and Unequal parts available? I'd love to use that in my classroom !

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    1. I'm sure I can find it somewhere! What's your email?

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  7. Hi Sarah! Such a coincidence that I stumbled upon your blog because my name is also Sarah, I am also beginning my 3rd year of teaching, and I also teach Kindergarten!!!! (in IL though...) My classroom is also primary color theme, so crazy how much we have in common! I love your blog, it's adorable!! :)

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  8. SARAH,

    It appears that you do not understand the danger of implementing the whole "common core" standards/philosophy.

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  9. Glad to see a Texas teacher and a former Red Raider! Currently in my final semester of year long student teaching at Texas Tech! No place better! :) Wreck 'Em!

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  10. Love your blog! I teach in California and I'm considering a move. Thanks for sharing all you do!

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