Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Liebster Award

Well color me bashful! I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Clara at I Plead the 5th. Thanks Clara!  

When I first read Clara's sweet note this came to mind. . .

Good thing I can accept this award virtually! 

On with the show. . .The Liebster is awarded to bloggers with less than 200 followers. Well that is definitely me. If you click on this page, even if by accident just go ahead and click on the bloglovin' button, will ya? Just kidding. But, really. . .

To accept, I had to do the following:

1. Link to the person who nominated you.
2. Answer questions from your nominator.
3. Give eleven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate five to eleven blogs with less than 200 followers.
5. Pose questions to your nominees.

Here goes...

1. Link to my nominator: Clara Elliot at I Plead the 5th

2. Questions from my nominator:

a) What do you love most about teaching?

The excitement I can feel beaming off my students when we are learning something new.

b) What professional development have you been involved in this summer?

I attended some workshops introducing our new curriculum. I went to CAMT in San Antonio and had a blast! I was also asked to help write First Grade S.S. curriculum for our district. YAY me! Later this month I will be presenting some Math strategies to my campus and will have the rest of that week doing in-service. . .

c) Did you travel this summer? If so, where? 

I didn't vacation this year. We were too busy around here :) 

d) What one personal thing do you like students to know about you?

I like for them to know that I'm a mom. I like to use my own children as examples when we are going over things and they like to hear my silly stories. 

e) What kind of student were you when you were in the grade you currently teach?

According to my first grade teacher, I was a "mother-hen." I remember being very eager to please. So yeah, I was a teacher's pet! HA HA 

3. The "Facts About Me" portion reminds me of this. . .

Ok. Here are the 11 Facts About me. . .

         I'm the 4th out of 6 kids 
         (Yes, that's a lot of KIDS!) 

          I have 3 amazing kids 

         I just turned 30 in June and I am just now realizing I'm an adult...

I got married when I was 18! Crazy, I know! He's STILL my best friend and my heart. 

My favorite color is royal blue

I graduated from University of Texas in El Paso BUT, 
I will always be a Red Raider Fan (Wreck 'Em Tech!) 

I'm a "tom boy" and proud of it!

I don't watch ANY reality TV shows and I have 0 desire to hear about them. I'm probably like the only teacher in teacher blogland that doesn't. To me they're just. . .

I've wanted to be a teacher since I was 5 years old

I LOVE to sing, laugh, and dance
 even though my laugh can be heard for miles, 
I sing like an American Idol reject, and the music moves me ugly!

I still dream of being an author/illustrator of children's books 

4. 5 blogs I nominated        
Garden Full of Knowledge
Fun with Firsties
Our K Crew Rocks
Kicking it in First
Vavoom Classroom

5. My questions to the bloggers I nominated. Yes, these are totally random!
  • Which subject is your favorite to teach?
  • What gets you through the day?
  • What is your favorite inspirational quote?
  • What kind of music do you listen to? 
  • What do you do to relieve stress?
  • What is the distance from your home to school?
  • What other jobs have you had besides teaching?
  • What are your favorite things to do in your spare time (not teacher related)? 
  • Why did you start blogging?
  • How long does it take you to get ready on school mornings?
  • Where did you attend college?
Thanks again Clara!
Hope the rest of you learned something 'neato burrito' about me and you don't look like this. . .