Monday, July 15, 2013

Need 3 proofreaders And Showered With Love

I've been asked by a couple first grade teachers to create a First Grade CCSS file folder labels unit.  I finally completed it (it's been on my to-do list for months!) and I need 3 awesome proofreaders that can look for any mistakes in my LA and Math file folder labels for first grade.  I will only choose the first 3 people who comment and leave their emails below!

If you are a Kindergarten teacher, check out my Kindergarten labels that are FREE {here}!

In the past couple of days, I've been showered by love from new blogging teacher friends!  I was nominated for the Liebster Award by 3 ladies-- Meghan @ First Grade Hugs and High Fives, Brittany @ Excelling in Second, and Breanne @ Ms. Third Grade.  All three of these lovely ladies have great ideas, freebies, and products! So I encourage you to check  them out and follow them if you don't already!

I was actually nominated by the same award when I first started my blog in Fall 2011.  On my right sidebar under "Awards" you can find a different Liebster Award button.  You can read my original post and learn even MORE about me {here}.  I feel really blessed other teachers are thinking of me when passing this award!  Even though I'm a "newish" blogger, I feel like I have a lot to learn!  This reward also reminded me to strive to get more followers!  I'm hoping since this is my first year having my own classroom as a Kindergarten teacher, I will be able to blog more about teaching Kinders at an International School in China!

The Liebster Award is for new bloggers with 200 followers or less.
Here are the Rules for the Liebster Award:
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.

Meghan's questions:

1. Why did you become a teacher?
I love working with kids! When I was younger, I always made my little sister and stuffed animals be the students while I was the teacher.  
2. What is your favorite children's book?
Laura Numeroff''s If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
3. Who designed your blog?
The awesome ladies of The Honey Bunch Blog Design.
4. Where is the coolest place you've ever visited?
Hmm, I will have to say Venice, Italy.  I went last summer with my BF and it was just amazing!
5. What is your favorite TV show(s)?
The Bachelor/The Bachelorette (Haha, I'm watching it right now!)
I also like So You Think You Can Dance and Once Upon A Time.
6. Did you have a favorite toy or stuffed animal as a kid?
Yes, a stuffed bear named Mr. Pinky.
7.  Do you have a favorite exercise you do regularly (or not so regularly)?
Zumba and yoga!
8.  What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip!
9. What is your favorite way to incorporate technology into your teaching?
SmartBoard and Document camera
10. Are you a Mac or PC person?
11. What is your favorite sport to play or watch?
Love to watch baseball, soccer, and ice hockey.  I love to play lacrosse and kickball!

Brittany's Questions:
1. What is your favorite way to relax after a long day of teaching?
Watching Netflix or taking a short nap.
2. What is your favorite children's book?
Laura Numeroff's If You Give A Mouse A Cookie
3. What is your favorite time of the year?
4. What is your dream vacation? Why?
Going to Africa because I've heard many amazing stories from friends that visited, lived and worked there.  I want to see South Africa, the pyramids, The Nile river, the safari, and teacher friends that work in schools in Africa!
5. Do you have any animals? If so, how many and what kind?
No, I wish I did. I wish I had a cat or dog.
6. What is your favorite t.v. show or movie?
I like The Bachelor/ Bachelorette, So You Think You Can Dance, and Once Upon A Time.
7. Favorite food?
My favorite comfort food is Mac n Cheese!
8. Why did you become a teacher?
I love working with kids! When I was younger, I always made my little sister and stuffed animals be the students while I was the teacher.  9. What is your favorite piece of technology?
Just bought a new iPad and I'm obsessed!10. Do watch/play any sports?
I like to watch baseball, soccer, and ice hockey. I like to play lacrosse, kickball, and swimming.11. Any hobbies?
Blogging, scrapbooking, DANCE (ballet), and playing the ukulele.

Breanne's Questions:

  1. When did you decide you wanted to be a teacher?
    I wanted to be a teacher in high school.
  2. How long have you been teaching?
    2 years subbing and this is my first year as a kindergarten teacher!
  3. What is your favorite lesson to teach every year?
    Writing. I really like to teach the non-fiction text features.
  4. If you didn't teach your current grade, what grade would you teach?
    First Grade
  5. What is your favorite read aloud?
    The The Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a .... books!
  6. What is one of your favorite projects that your students do?
    Making poetry posters.
  7. What is one item you couldn't live without?
    Dry shampoo.  It is a lifesaver on oily hair days or when you wake up late!
  8. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  9. What are your other hobbies other than teaching?
    Scrapbooks, blogging, painting, dancing, playing the ukulele (I'm not very good though).
  10. Have you read anything lately? If so, what? 
    The Dream Giver by Bruce Willinson
  11. What are your plans for the rest of summer?
    Pack, pack, pack!! And visiting as much family and friends in the US before I fly and move to China to teach Kindergarten at an International School. 

11 Fun Facts about ME!!!
1. I have a shoe obsession! I love all kinds too.  So it is going to be hard for me to decide what to bring to China.
2. I am a night owl.
3. I collect snow globes and magnets of all the places I travel.
4. My childhood dream profession was that I wanted to be a ballerina.
5. I broke my left wrist when I was two.
6. I hate thunderstorms.  Don't know why, but they make me anxious!
7. I enjoy driving.  Not going to lie but I have a lead foot!
8. I love trying new hairdos with my hair.
9. I hate doing laundry, especially folding it and putting it away.
10. I am a daddy's girl.
11. I went to Miami University of Ohio (NOT the college in Miami, FL...)

My nominees!
1. Melissa @ Kindergarten Celebration
2. Stacey @ Teaching Ever After
3. Christin @ Shifting Teacher K-2
4. Maggie @ Mrs. Rodriguez's Class I didn't find 5-11 bloggers, it was hard!  So if you don't haven't been nominated for a Liebster award yet, just consider yourself nominated by me!! Please link up and join in the fun! :)

My questions:
1. What's your favorite grade to teach?
2. Sweet or Salty foods?
3. Any advice to give to a new teacher like myself?
4. What was your childhood dream profession?
5. What college did you attend?
6. Favorite place to buy teaching supplies?
7. Favorite holiday?
8. What is your strength as a teacher?
9. What color is your car?
10. Coffee, soda, or tea?
11. What is your guilty pleasure?

Don't forget to link back to me when you post!