Monday, July 8, 2013

Liebster Award!

I was super excited to come home from vacation and start blogging again... and now I am even more excited to have been nominated by Sarah J over at A Sunny Day in First Grade for the Liebster Award.  The Liebster Award is for up and coming bloggers and I am excited to be a part of it as I hope my blogging life really begins to take off :)  So THANK YOU Sarah!
To accept the nomination I must:
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 you by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

My nominations are:
Miss May @ One Fab Teacher

Sarah's Questions
Why did you start your blog?
It was a combination between Pinterest and TPT that got me started on blogging.  I always tell myself that I wish I knew about this my first year teaching just because there are SO many wonderful ideas out there.  I have gathered so many wonderful ideas that I hope through my blog I can share some of my ideas to help others out too.

What's your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I like to doodle with stuff on my computer (blog, pinterest, facebook).  I LOVE to travel and try to get away as much as I can.  I also like to exercise.

Do you have any pets?
Not yet, but we currently have the cutest, nicest dog staying with us and we are kind of falling in love with the idea.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Europe... anywhere over there!

What was the last book you read?
Digital Fortress by Dan Brown.

What is your favorite subject to teach and why?
It changes every year!  This past year I would say it was writing, definitely.  I love, love, love Lucy Caulkin's writers' workshop.

What is your favorite time of the year?
Fall, hands down.  I love the leaves, love the weather and love the holidays.

If you could have one thing (anything!) for your classroom, what would it be?
Those cubby seats from Target.  I would love those around my circle area... just for the organization and cleanliness!

What is your favorite place to shop?
I go anywhere that I can find a deal.

Winter or summer?
Summer :)

What is your greatest accomplishment?
That is a tough question.  I do think my teaching has been a continuous accomplishment, but I also think I have accomplished a lot physically - I hiked the Inca Trail, did a half marathon and a triathlon!  These were all great mental and physical accomplishments.

11 Random Facts About Me
1. I have been to 45/50 States!
2. I can recite ever line of  Friends for you.
3. I have had the same best friend since I was six.
4. I am OBSESSED with counting my daily steps.
5. I love having my picture taken... my Dad had a camera in my face constantly from day 1.
6. I am an irish dancer.
7. Every year I get extremely excited about Back to School sales... its better than Christmas!
8. I love when Rolling Thunder comes to DC during Memorial Day weekend, it is my favorite.
9. I can't follow directions to save my life, thank God my husband is a good navigator.
10. I hate talking on the phone.
11. I think one of most important things I teach my first graders is their 50 states.  It drives me insane when adults don't know all 50 states.

Questions to my Nominees!
1. What is the biggest difference between your teaching your first year and currently?
2. Are you more addicted to blogging, pinterest or Facebook?
3. What is your favorite children's book?
4. Why did you become a teacher?
5. What do you want your students to remember about you?
6. What is your favorite sport?
7. What is your favorite holiday?
8. What is your dream vacation?
9. If you could have a celebrity visit your classroom, who would it be?
10. Who inspires you?
11. Sweet or salty?

I look forward to reading all of your answers!  Thank you again Sarah for including me on this!

Happy Monday!


  1. Do you have plans to make it to the last five states? Back to school sales are the best!! We already have some around us....I've only been on vacation for a week! Ahh! I'm horrible at directions too. Before we bought our house, we lived in a condo. When we first moved in it took me about two weeks to remember how to get there. I got lost everyday on my way home lol.

    A Sunny Day in First Grade

    1. No definite travel plans yet, but I have two years to reach my goal :) When I first moved to my condo, I carried my phone with me in case I got lost on my runs!! At least we are good at teaching where we don't need to be good at directions :)

      Have a good day!

  2. Congrats on your nomination for the blogging award! I didn't know writing was one of your favorite subjects to teach, very interesting!

  3. Thank you, Annie!! :) I have finally been able to post and answer you questions! :)

    Surviving the Little People