Tuesday, April 22, 2014

And the Award Goes to...

Good afternoon everyone!  I was very excited to wake up this morning to a message that I had been nominated for the Liebster Award by a fellow Georgia blogger at The Elementary Darling.  Not a bad way to start the day, right?

Here are the rules-
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me.
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator.
4. Share 11 random facts about myself.
5. Contact my nominees and let them know that I nominated them.

Here are the questions from Erin at The Elementary Darling:

1. What is your favorite thing about your job?
I really enjoy being able to use my creativity freely.  Creating new ideas and seeing them work is one of the best things about my teaching experience.

2. Which do you like better, instagram or facebook?
Well, my students tell me that Instagram is the new Facebook, but I'm partial to Facebook.  I mean, I've been using it since it started!

3. Do you have a theme for your classroom decor? If so, what is it?
I'm one of those teachers who ALWAYS has a theme/decorated classroom.  I've just recently started making classroom themes to sell on TpT.  I've used frogs, 50's, jungle, and color schemes.  This year I am using one of my favorite color schemes.  It's very vintage and you can find it here in my store.

4. How many siblings do you have?
I have two brothers.  One is 11 years older and one is 7 years older.  I'm the baby and only girl!

5. Who is your favorite clip art designer?
Where do I start!?  I usually buy most of my clip art on ETSY, but I've just recently discovered some great designers on TpT.

ETSY Favs:  Lovely2cu, Sugarflies Designs, ErinBradleyDesigns, DreamLikeMagic, MareeTrueLove, CocoaMint, and KellyMedinaStudios

TpT Favs: Digi Clipart, Graphics from the Pond, and The 3AM Teacher

6. What is your favorite topic or subject to teach?
I feel the most prepared to teach Math.  I received a Math endorsement when I graduated college, and I've done an extensive amount of Math related research.

7. What is your favorite store to shop in?
I'm assuming this is non-TpT, so I'd have to say Brighton!

8. Do you have a favorite sports team?
Oh, absolutely!  Go DAWGS!  (Georgia Bulldogs)

9. What is your favorite children's author?
I love all of Karen Beaumont's books.  I read them to my son all the time!

10. What is your favorite T.V. show?
I have several regular shows, so I can't pick just one...
Vampire Diaries, Nashville, and the Americans are probably my top 3.

11. Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have one peek-a-pom named Lila Belle.

11 Random Facts about Me!
1. I have been a technology nut since I was about 10.  That's when I started coding my own websites.

2. I've suffered from migraines since I was in high school, but they miraculously went away after having my first child.  Go figure.

3. I spend WAY too much time at home working on my blog and my TpT store.  Sometimes I feel guilty.

4. I'm due to have my second child (another boy) on July 7th.  That's only 10 days away from my first child's second birthday.

5. Food is my downfall...I'm not picky and I LOVE to eat.

6. To go along with number 5, I HATE to exercise.  I really want to look fit, but I am so lazy when it comes to working out.an

8. My husband is the neater spouse.  Thankfully, he's also VERY helpful around the house.

9. I've actually had a headache all day today now that I think about it.  On top of that, we had our 4th day of state testing.  Yuck!

10. This year has been my most academically challenging year.  Sometimes it gets me down and makes me feel like a "bad" teacher.  :(

11. I play music in my classroom all day.  Piano solos mostly.  It really helps control the volume in my room and creates a sort of calm mood.  

My fabulous nominees are:
Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten
Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

Welcome to my blog!
On the Go Teacher Mama

Curriculum and Crayons
Curriculum and Crayons

Tales and Teacherisms

Here are the questions for my nominees:
1. What is your teaching experience? How long have you been teaching? What grades have you taught?
2. What do you find to be the hardest part of teaching?
3. Do you have a theme for your classroom decor? If so, what is it?
4. If you couldn't teach, what would you do?
5. What do you do in your free time?  
6. What is your guilty pleasure food?
7. What is your favorite store to shop in?
8. Do you have a favorite sports team?
9. What are you currently reading?
10. What is your favorite T.V. show?
11. Are you married?  Do you have children?

Have a great day!

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading your post! It is always neat to read about fellow Georgia bloggers lives! Congrats on your second baby, that is so exciting! Can't wait to see the fabulous things you come up with on here :)