I was born in San Antonio, Texas, but a short 3 years later we were off for Alabama. I was lucky, my mom married a pilot in the Air Force and I was able to grow up as an Air Force Brat. I spent most of my early years overseas in Japan, the Philippines, and England. I also had the opportunity to land in quite a few states along the way: Virginia, Alabama, Texas, Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, and a few others. In 1990 my dad decided to retire from the Air Force and pursue a career with United Airlines, so we settled in San Antonio, close to my mom’s hometown of Laredo, and have been here ever since.
In 1994 I graduated from Judson high school and left for College Station and Texas A & M. After 4 years, I graduated from Texas A & M in 1998. WHOOP! This is my 17th year teaching and I have loved every minute of it. I spent 10 years teaching first grade, but am thrilled to now be teaching GT. I love the daily challenge my students provide.
I am blessed with two beautiful girls, Avery Clare and Cameron Seyler. Avery is a soccer-loving (well, all sports really) 11 year old. She just started navigating the world of Middle School, yikes! Sister Seyler is a creative, silly 8 year old enjoying the 3rd grade. school. They are such fun! We are also blessed with baby brother Griffin Maxwell. He is a rambunctious boy who loves to tackle his sisters! He is quite the performer, always making us laugh. He loves to go play band with his daddy and has recently become sports-obsessed! He started Kindergarten this year and is thrilled.
When I am not working I enjoy reading, playing with my kids and spending time with all of my family. We are a large raucous group and spend most weekends barbecuing and visiting.
Hi Mrs. Germadnik,
We wanted to tell you that we are playing some fun games with puzzles! One of our favorite games is called Mosiac Mysteries. Have you ever heard of that game? If you have a chance, would you like to come and see the game?
The Friendly Frogs
Dear Friendly Frogs,
I would love to come and see you play Mosaic Mysteries. I have never seen that game before. I love puzzles, so I am sure I would love this game! I will pop by soon to see you in action.
We love your word cloud under Tags! But how does it move?
We love your word cloud (under Tags), but how does it move?
It usually just moves as soon as you visit the site. Do you have an IBM or a MAC? I will check at home on my mac to see if I see the word cloud moving. It does move on my school computer.
I love that you have come to check out our blog.
I am Andrew Levonius’s grandmother. I live in Colorado and am an 8th grade Language Arts teacher. I am so very glad to be able to see what Andrew does in part of his school day, and am amazed that I can do that all the way in Colorado! My precious Andrew is a very imaginative little boy, and I am so happy that he has this GT class in which to express his creativity!
I am thrilled that you have taken time to comment on our blog. I love when family and friends can contribute their thoughts and ideas. It is so exciting that we can be states away, but still communicate.
I am so happy to see you return with your blog for 2012!
Dad and I are in Turkey studying the most amazing “puzzles!”. How did those Lycians’, Romans’, and other old civilizations build these mountainside tombs, arenas, and theaters hundreds of years B.C.? Someday these bright you g minds that you are teaching may be able to “puzzle” through it and help to find more answers!
Good luck in your 15th year! How is that possible???
Thanks so much for your post. I hope that you will share some of these mysteries and puzzles on an upcoming post about MYSTERIES. The 4th graders would enjoy it.
Hey mrs g I let everyone in my class know about the blog!
I hope they check it out!:)
I am so glad that you shared it with your class. I look forward to more student bloggers. You guys have great ideas to share.
Dear Mrs. Germadnik,
I recently discovered that my grandaughter, Emily S., is one of your students in a kinder group of 6 and I am delighted to hear this. Emily became a “bookworm” as a tiny tot and has always loved learning. I am happy to be able to watch her progress; especially since I live in Florida.
I salute your patience, your passion and your professionalism and will continue to enjoy the creativity of all your students.
Hey Mrs.Germadnik! This is Aubrey, I’m not sure if you remember me but I was in your GT class at Bulverde from 2nd grade until the middle of 4th grade. I am now in 6th grade. I was happy to see that you have continued to make GT an exciting place for students to learn!
Love, Aubrey I.
Of course I remember you, Aubrey. We missed you when you left us for Katy. We did a slide show at the end of 5th grade and you were in some of the pictures. The kids loved remembering some of our friends that moved away. I hope that you are having a great year in sixth grade. Keep in touch.