Monday, November 26, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Hey everyone! I had an awesome Thanksgiving.  My only complaint is that there was not enough room in my stomach for all the yummy food and also I wanted more of a break!  I was nominated for The Liebster Award thanks to Jessica over at I {heart} Recess. The award is for newer bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  It will help me spread the word about my blog and help me get connected to new bloggers like me!
The Rules:
1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate.
4. Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and a link them in your post.
5. No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to you Liebster post so I can learn more about you)
 Random Facts About Me:
1. My kitchen has an apple theme.
2. I have owned more than a dozen cats (apparently they don't have nine lives)
3. My parents thought about naming me Bevelin.
4. I want to have six children and most people think I am crazy.
5. I love to scrapbook but don't have the time.
6. I love to try new recipes.
7. I hate eating leftovers.
8. I wish all first graders believed in Santa...December would be easier to get through that way.
9. My pet peeve is people who don't listen but I am not a good listener myself...I am working on that.
10. I enjoy James Bond movies more than your average chick flick.
11. I used to read more than I slept when I was 9 and 10 years old.

Questions by I {heart} Recess (Jessica)
1.  What is your dream job (other than teaching)?
Being a stay at home mom!  I will be someday! 
2.  What is one thing you wish you were better at?
 I so wish I was better at lesson planning.
3.  Do you have a hidden talent?  If so, explain.
I think my hidden talent (also a downfall in some cases) is finding the good in every single person/ student.
 4.  Do you have a TpT store? If yes, post the link :)
 5.  What do you fear?
Wide, open, dark spaces and fish
 6.  What is your favorite holiday tradition?
My husband's family (the whole family) has a white elephant gift exchange every year at Christmas time.  I LOVE attending and it is so much fun! 
7.  Who do you admire most and why?
I admire my dad because he works so hard and had has to change his teaching job dramatically but he never complains.  He always makes it the best for him and others. 
8.  What is your favorite subject or unit to teach?
I love teaching math!  I also love teaching or connecting teaching to anything that has to do with any holiday/ season.
 9.  How many students do you have in your class?
27 little firsties
 10.  Where is your favorite place to shop?
11.  Who is your celebrity crush?
Orlando Bloom, Kyle Chandler, Daniel Craig

Questions to my Nominations:
1. What is your ideal class size?
2. How do you plan at your yourself, with a team, ect.?
3. Do you watch movies with your students? If so, which ones?
4. What rewards do you provide for your students?
5.  What is your favorite thing about teaching/ being a teacher?
6. What technology do you find most useful in your classroom?
7. What do you wish you had more time for?
8. Where do you do most of your holiday shopping?
9. What is your favorite time of year to teach?
10. If you could pick one popular blog (with more than 1000 followers) which one is your favorite to read?
11. What provides you with the most comic relief?

Blogs I am nominating:
NO ONE! I looked for the better part of an hour and every blog I found (lots of cute new blogs) had already been nominated.  I worked on my questions before I realized I had no one to nominate so if you have read this whole post...thank you very much and please answer one question in a comment below.  I promise I'm not being lazy and to prove it I'll be back later this week with new products and hopefully a freebie in my TpT store.  Thanks for the blog love!  Apple on!


Jessica Lawler said...

Hi there!
Thanks for sharing - it's wonderful to get to know the bloggers I follow better :)

My family does a white elephant too - it's always fun to see the crazy gifts people find :)

Wow - 27 first graders! You are one brave woman...

I love to scrapbook too - although finding time is tricky.

And finally, Target is my home away from home! I go in for one or two things...and come away with a cart full! It's a dangerous place... :)

Joy in the Journey

Anonymous said...

11. What is my comic relief?

Defiantly my children! My middle son is a WILD one and is ALWAYS doing something crazy! He has flooded a bathroom, never wears clothes, and always has something smart/funny to say!

I too wish I could be a stay at home mom (again). I was for a year but my oldest was the easiest kid and I got bored and went back to work, then came the wild one. I really wish I could stay home with my three boys.