Sunday, November 25, 2012

Liebster Blog

Hello all! I have been gone for such a long time! I have to say this break was well needed and I used it as a mini- vacation! We went to my Aunt's in Chickasha, then headed to Tulsa for more family visiting. We went to Norman Saturday and watched OU/OSU bedlam! It was great! Then back to Tulsa, and home tonight; where I found I had been nominated for the Liebster! I don't know how to do it for more than one nominations, but I will try. Correct me gently if I did this wrong!
The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up-and-coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs. 

Blogs that nominated me:
Kimberly, from Live, Laugh I love kindergarten  Please check her out!
Colleen, from Fun and Fearless in First stop by and see her!
Corinna, from O"Fish"ally a First Grader please visit her!
Dawn, from Adventures in First with Mrs. Key she is very new check her out!

The rules:

- You must post 11 random things about yourself.
- Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
- Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
- Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
- No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you)!

Random facts about ME:
1. I used to want to work in an office with lots of windows. (What was I thinking?)
2. I am trying to become a foster parent.
3.  I am bossy.
4.  I love the colors pink and green.
5.  My favorite drink is Lipton Green Tea w/honey.
6.  I have a dog, Coco, that I treat like a human baby, and it annoys my husband to no end.
7.  I would love to be a forensic scientist!
8.  I am loving being a cheer coach! How weird is that?!
9.  I have 3 girls 20,18,15 and a grandbaby!
10.  My favorite store every is Kohls!
11.  I am on the National Holocaust Educators List, and I am really interested in all things Jewish.

Questions to me from Kimberly @ Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten
1.  If you didn't teach the grade you do now, which grade would you want to teach? Pre-K
2.  What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving!
3.  Where would you want live if you didn't live where you currently live? Israel
4.  What is your favorite hobby, besides blogging?;) Crochet
5.  What is your favorite sports team? Patriots
6.  Are you a risk taker? Oh Yeah!
7.  Are you a Black Friday shopper? NO!
8.  Favorite place to visit? San Antonio
9.  Favorite season and why? Spring, I love the weather and all the new life.
10.  What was your first ever job? A waitress
11.  What is your favorite teaching memory? Teaching my 6th graders about the Holocaust and taking a field trip to Tulsa to the museum. 

11 Questions for my nominees:
1.   What is your favorite subject to teach?
2.    Did you always want to teach?
3.    What is your favorite hobby?
4.    What is the best workshop you have ever attended? 
5.     Where would you like to go if you could go anywhere?
6.      Do you like sports, and if so which ones?
7.     Do you shop Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
8.    How many recipes do you actually make that you pin on pinterest?
9.    What is the best motivator that you use in your classroom?
10. What is your favorite game to play with your class?
11.   What is your favorite quote?

Blogs I am Nominating:
1. Fashion Craze Learning Days
2. First Grade Journal
3. A Journey in First!
4. Apple Blossoms
5. First Grade Critter Cafe
6. First Grade Fairy Magic
7. Frogs and First Graders
8. I'm Not your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher
9. Owl Inspire You
10. The Wise Owl
11. The Fabulous First Grade

11 Questions from Colleen
1.  What is your favorite subject to teach? Reading
2.  Favorite holiday tradition? Rosh Hashanna
3.  Favorite book to read to your class? I Ain't Gonna Paint No More
4.  Favorite guilty pleasure reality show? Teen Mom
5.  Favorite movie? Pretty Woman
6.  What is your best childhood memory? Every memory when my momma was alive
7.  What is your least favorite household chore? Folding laundry
8.  What are you afraid of? Snakes!
9.  Salty or sweet? Sweet
10.  Where is your ideal vacation spot? I really want to go to Israel!
11.  What sparked your interest in blogging? I wanted to join a community of motivated and dedicated teachers, and thought this would be a great way to share my ideas and learn!

Here are 11 questions from Corrinna
1.  What do you think your main strength is as a teacher? The ability to teach to a variety of levels.
2.  What do you think your weakness is as a teacher? My heart.
3.  How do you balance work and family? Balance? LOL! Work sadly gets the best of me.
4.  If you could have any talent (that you don't have), what would it be? To sing
5.  How long have you been blogging? Just started in August:)
6.  What made you decide to start blogging? I wanted to share my ideas and grow as a teacher:)
7.  How many hours, on average, do you spend each day devoted to your job? at least 85
8.  Do you have a hobby or what do you do to relax? Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Crochet
9.  What is your favorite word work activity? The pom poms that You posted on your blog!
10.How do you use technology in the classroom? I use the smart board mostly, I need more work in this area.
11.How often do you cook during the week? twice

Questions from Dawn:
1. Why did you become a teacher? This is what I was born to do:)
2. If you weren't a teacher, what profession would you have choosen? Once I wanted to work in an office, I sometimes think about forensics
3. How long have you been teaching? 7 years
4. What has been your favorite thing about blogging? Meeting all the awesome teachers!
5. What is your favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
6. If you had more time in a day, what would you do with that time? Create more things for my classroom.
7. If you had any amount of money, what would you buy for your clasroom? I would buy a subscrition to Reading Eggs for my classroom.
9. Where do you like to shop? Kohls
10. What is your favorite travel destination? San Antonio
11. Do you have a favorite shoe to teach in? My black comfy ones!

Ok, folks that was so much fun! Thank you everyone!


  1. Wow! It was great getting to know you a little bit. I agree with your skepticism about balancing family and work. Work is pretty much where all my time is spent too. I love what I do, but I do have a lot of guilt that my family is neglected on many counts.

    1. We live to teach;) I think this was a great way to get to know each other a bit better! Thanks for the nomination again!

  2. Thank you for nominating me! Sorry it took me so long to get back...I've been so busy with out of town guests. Here is the link to my post:

    Owl Inspire You