Monday, August 11, 2014

Meet the Teach

So, Stephanie over at 
has decided to host a Meet the Teacher linky party.  And I LOVE the idea!
So, let's get started...
My name is Ryan Graber and I blog from the crazy state that is Florida.
I was an ESE teacher assistant for 1 year, and an ESE k-5 teacher for 1 year.  Then I spent 2 years in a K-2 behavior unit.  The past 2 years have been in a 3rd grade inclusion class (as the gen ed teacher).  And this year I am going back to ESE and will be the 3-5 ESE teacher.

Disney World...of course!
My boo thang and I have been married for 6 years (we got married, and honeymooned, right in the middle of student teaching).  We got engaged at Disney, honeymooned at Disney, and visit as often as we can.  (If you have any Disney travel questions, I can probably answer them.)

Sandy Cheeks!
We do not have any human children, instead we just have this snuggle bug.  Sandy, and the rest of her litter, was abandoned, with their mom, by a friend's neighbor.  When she found them she put a request out on MySpace (do we even remember that?!) to see if anyone wanted a puppy.  The wifey and I quickly picked Sandy up.  Her crazy just adds to our crazy and it's wonderful.

Now, on to the questions...

These are a few of my favorite things...
starting sentences with the word SO
watching movies
the sound rain makes as it hits my chimney
eating dessert first
the beach

If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?
I have honestly always wanted to be a teacher.  But I guess if I wasn't, I would either work in a bookstore, or at Disney.  And if I was at Disney, I would either ask to guide tours or be in the parades or something where I could be ridiculous.
Three little words that describe you...

Finish the sentence: "________, said no teacher ever."
I HATE summer vacation, said no teacher ever.
It's your birthday, and you can invite anyone {dead or alive} to the party.  Who are you inviting?
You mean besides the obvious family and friends?
Well, Walt Disney (of course).
Ellen DeGeneres
the cast of Glee
Jane Austen
(random group, I know)

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
What's funny is my wife and I have talked about this...and my book title would be:
Wait, What?

You get to pick one superpower, what is it?
I have always wanted the ability to become invisible.  Then I would really know what people thought of me!
What's your favorite quote or saying?
"Don't be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life." - Tuck Everlasting
If you had to sing one song on American Idol, what would it be?
 There's this 90's (or maybe 80's) country song.  I can't remember the band or the name of the song.  But it's about this guy who obviously needs some help with his mental facilities.  And he works in a restaurant with this girl that he falls in love with.
I used to LOVE that song.  It took me years to realize that it was not a happy ending...
And I don't know why...but that's the first song I thought of with this question.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I am most definitely a night owl.  My wife will tell you that it is awful trying to get me up in the morning.
What's your favorite resource that you've created in your TpT shop?
Honestly both resources in my TpT shop right now are free.  And they're free for a reason.  One is just Whole Brain rules.  And one is a set of Partner Cards.  Eventually I will add more things...just not right now.
Share something we might not know about you.
So, Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland is based off a real castle.  Cinderella's Castle at Disney World is partially based off the same castle.  It's called Neuschwanstein Castle and it is in Germany.  I've been there before.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Well, I hope you learned just a little bit more about me...thanks for sticking out this post.

Don't forget to head over to Falling Into First and join the fun!


  1. I just got back from Disney about 2 weeks ago! I hadn't been there since 2007. I have come to realize it IS the most magical place on Earth. :) My favorite was the fireworks at Magic Kingdom and how well Disney times the fireworks with the music that plays in the background. :) And your superpower - reminds me of Harry Potter and his invisible cloak. :)

    Nice to meet you! :)

    Take Me to Third Grade

  2. Ellen DeGeneres… YES! And I remember MySpace… it was the Facebook of middle school and high school for me. :)
    Miss Woodward's Class