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I am in my sixth year teaching kindergarten and absolutely LOVE what I do. I am so inspired by all of the wonderful teachers and their great ideas in "Blogland", I am hoping that I can give back :).

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I'm Back :)

No more excuses!  I know we are almost into February, but I think my New Year's Resolution should be to blog more often!!  I was so happy to sign in today to find that Mary from Oceans of Fun in Grade 1 nominated me for the Liebster Award!  The Liebster Award is given to those of us who have less than 200 followers, it is a great way to find new blogs AND meet new people!

The rules are:
1.  You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2.  Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3.  Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4.  Choose 11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post.
5.  You cannot "tag back" the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you & see whom you nominate.

11 Random Things About Me
1.  I just found out this November that I achieved National Board Teaching Certification :)
2.  I LOVE warm weather.  Winter is not my favorite.
3.  I have the cutest dog names Swayze (yes, after Patrick Swayze :)
4.  I actually kept my New Year's Resolution from last year (getting back into shape!) and have become a group fitness junkie!
5.  I LOVE to read.
6.  I am so addicted to Pinterest.
7.  I finally joined the 21st Century this year, FINALLY getting a smartphone :)  I don't know how I lived without my iphone...
8.  I LOVE reality TV...Housewives anyone?!
9.  I have lived in 4 different states.
10.  I teach at a multi track year-round school, the schedule can be a bit crazy to follow at times, but I LOVE It!!
11.  I am not a morning person :)

Ok, here are the questions I was given:
1.      If you weren’t a teacher, what else would you do?
I would love to work for a non-profit organization...doing Public Relations maybe?

2.      What is your favorite television show (past or present)?
I LOVE reality TV...I would have to say the Housewives of Beverly Hills!

3.      What is your favorite fashion accessory?
4.      What state do you live in?
North Carolina
5.      What is the best thing about teaching?
The best thing about teaching would have to be when one of my students' has a "light bulb" moment and starts to understand a concept he or she has struggled with for a long time!
6.      Where do you find the best deals on classroom supplies/games/etc.?
I am a huge fan of donorschoose.org AND the Target Dollar Spot :)
7.      Are you on Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook?
Not yet, but that is a goal I am currently working on :)
8.      How long have you been teaching?
This is my 6th year teaching kindergarten :)
9.      What grades have you taught?
Only kindergarten :)
10.    Describe your perfect getaway!
Somewhere warm, an ocean in sight, and all of my closest family and friends!
11.    Coffee or tea?

11 Questions for Nominees
1.  What grade do you teach?
2.  How long have you been blogging?
3.  Do you use the Daily 5?
4.  How did you decide to become a teacher?
5.  Are you on Teacher Pay Teacher or Teacher's Notebook?
6.  Do you lesson plan with your team?
7.  What is your favorite book?
8.  Favorite food?
9.  Do you have any children?
10.  What is your favorite book to read with your class?
11.  Favorite holiday?

Ok, I am awarding the Liebster Award to: