Monday, August 12, 2013

Let's Talk About Me! {Teacher Week '13 Linky}

I wanna talk about me
Wanna talk about I
Wanna talk about number one
Oh my me my
What I think, what I like, what I know, what I want, what I see
I like talking about you, usually, but occasionally
I wanna talk about me

If this title doesn't make you think about the Toby Keith song I don't know what will.  Now that this song will be stuck in your head all day enjoy this linky party hosted by Blog Hoppin'.  With this linky party you can find out about all your favorite bloggers.   

Now here is a little bit about me:
My name is Mechele Barrow and I am the face behind Barrow's Hodgepodge.    

This year starts my 21st year as a teacher. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, third and fourth grades. I have also taught technology classes and specialized reading and math classes to struggling fifth and six graders.  I have held a variety of positions over the years.  I am currently a second grade teacher in a self contained classroom.

I hold a bachelors degree in early childhood/elementary education and a masters degree in elementary education from the University of Montevallo. I am considered Highly Qualified by the State of Alabama.  I am fully AMSTI trained for second grade.

Outside of school I am a wife and mother.   

I have been married to the same man for the past 21 years.  We will be married 22 years on the 17th of this month.


My oldest daughter is a sophomore in high school.  She is talented musically.  My daughter plays two instruments.  She is a wonderful pianist and talented flute player.  This year begins her third year in the high school band in which she plays the piccolo.  


My youngest daughter is entering the eighth grade. She is very active. She loves her horses and helping with animals on the farm.   She is on a local equestrian team and he shows on a thoroughbred.  


In February my family was given two Great Pyrenees puppies.  I have fallen in love with these dogs.  They are currently six months old and are growing larger every day.  I have a brother and sister pair.  My girl is named Daisy Doodle and my boy is Buster Bear.  My dogs should grow to be about 80-100 pounds.

I am a home grown girl! I have lived in this area of Alabama my entire life. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I love to travel and visit other places, but, none are like my home.