Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wow, I was Tagged and received another award (2x)!!!

Wow! I feel very blessed and honored that many teachers are thinking of me!!  The blogging community is so welcoming and helpful.  I always get a smile when I read comments and blog surf for new tips and ideas!  This is 100x better than searching for sub jobs and full-time teaching jobs online.  I received the Liebster Award for newbie bloggers with 200 followers or under.  This blog award was given to me by 2 wonderful teachers, Natalie from Teachery Tidbits and Kaleigh from Kaleigh's Klassroom.  Both teachers/bloggers have great ideas, so hop on to both blogs and check them out!

Thank you both SO MUCH  for thinking of me!!!

And here are the rules for that award:
  • Thank the award presenter and post a link back to their blog.
  • Pur the award on my blog.
  • Pick 5 blogs with less than 200 followers, let them know about the award, and encourage them to pass it on.
My Liebster Blog Award nominees are:
Check all 5 bloggers out!

ALSO, I'VE BEEN TAGGED!!!  Kayla from Primary Junction and Melissa from Teaching Fashionista, both tagged me in a "bloggy tag".

Here are the rules:
  • Post the rules.
  • Post 12 fun facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in her post, and then create 12 new questions for the ones you tag.
  • Tag 12 people and link them in your post.
  • Let them know that they have been tagged.
12 Fun Facts About Myself:
1.  I have a shoe obsession!  I love shopping for shoes and all kinds too. High Heels, flip flops, flats, boots, wedges, etc.  I wish I could make enough room in house to storage all of them too.
2.  I enjoy scrapbooking.
3.  I have a younger sister (who is studying abroad in Japan, lucky duck!)
4.  I love going to ice hockey games!! (Go Miami U. Redhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets!)
5.  I play the piano.  Also, I'm starting to learn how to play the ukulele (I'm not good at all!)
6.  I am a nightowl (It's almost midnight as I'm posting this!)
7.  I collect snow globes with my sister of places I traveled.
8.  My childhood dream profession was to be a ballerina.  (Now I teach ballet/tap to youngsters.)
9.  I was Homecoming Queen my senior of high school.

10.  My favorite season is summer because I love going to the pool/beach. I love the sun!
11.  Other than spending countless hours on blogger and Pinterest, I also love YouTube!  I used to make lots of videos with my bestie.  Check us out!
12.  When I was in 5th grade, I had the opportunity to sing with Celine Dion on her "My Heart Will Go On" Tour with the Columbus Children's Choir.  (I'm the one in the yellow shirt, front row)

First, I was tagged by Kayla from Primary Junction! Her questions:
  1. What is your favorite subject and/or unit to teach?  I love to teach science and my favorite unit to teach is poetry!
  2. Of all the places you have ever visited, which is your most favorite and why? This is a tough-y!  I loved visiting Switzerland because of the break taking views, the people, and the culture.
  3. Name your favorite color! PINK!
  4. What is something you wish you could teach/do differently with your class?  Sadly, I don't have my own class yet but I will answer it as a subbing question!  I WISH I could name all the students' names without hesitation by the end of the day.  (I've been challenged many times and it can get hard!)
  5. What was your favorite grade as a student, and why? I loved 3rd grade, because I was in a multi-age classroom (3 and 4) and I remembered learning so much.  Also, I had my teacher for two years in a row! :)
  6. What is one site, besides Pinterest or Blogger (Yes, I said that!) that you find interesting and visit often? HAHA, I love YouTube, stumble upon, and Facebook.
  7. What is your favorite book that you read with your class? With my student teaching class, it was Scaredy Squirrel!
  8. Name a special skill or talent you wish you had. I wish I could snap both fingers. I can only do my right hand.
  9. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Mint Chocolate chip!
  10. What is your favorite perfume? RIght now, I like Lola by Marc Jacobs.
  11. What is a weakness that you have as a teacher? Classroom management.  This can be hard as a sub sometimes.
  12. What is a strength that you have as a teacher? I am good with technology and I can integrate it into many of my lessons.
Next, I was tagged by Melissa from Teaching Fashionista! Her questions:
1. What's your favorite blog?  I love many blogs! However, I love how Charity from Classroom Freebies and Classroom Freebies Too made collaborative blogs of just blogger's freebies! Check the site out! 
2. Favorite subject to teach? Science!
3. Where are you from? I'm from Dublin, Ohio but I was born in Chicago!
4. Favorite author? Children's Book author will have to be Laura Numeroff.  Pleasure reading author is Nicholas Sparks.
5. Drink coffee or tea? I love both! Coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon/night.
6. Who is your favorite celebrity? I feel like I want to name so many, but right now I adore Zooey Deschanel.  She's so quirky and hilarious!
7. Do you have good handwriting? I believe I do. I've gotten many compliments over the years by friends, teachers, my student teaching students, and even interviewers!
8. Favorite place to shop? I have so many! Nordstrom, J Crew, Banana Republic, Antropologie, and Macys are my go-to stores!
9. What's the first thing you do when you get up in the morning? Brush my teeth! I dread the morning breath!
10. sneakers or heels? Heels!
11. What color car do you drive? Silver
12. Guilty Pleasure???? The Bachelor TV series and YouTube videos!

So now, here are 12 questions for my new blogging friends!
1. What is your favorite grade to teach?
2.  Why did you want to be a teacher?
3.  Favorite book to read to your students?
4.  Sweet or salty foods?
5.  Any advice to give to a new blogger like myself?
6.  Do you have any pets?
7.  Where is your dream vacation?
8.  Where did you go to college?
9.  Favorite subject to teach?
10.  What is your most memorable teaching moment?
11.  Favorite place to buy teaching things?
12.  Favorite holiday?

I'm tagging...
Kristina @ School Day Love
Ms. M @ Ms.M's Blog

That's all I'm tagging because 12 people are a lot and I'm tired from typing this LOOOONG post!! Thanks so much for the people who stuck around and read the whole thing!!!  Time for BED!