Monday, November 26, 2012

Liebster Award!

During my Thanksgiving break I decided I should also take a break from my computer.  From Wednesday morning through Sunday night I didn’t check my blog or write any new posts (though one posted on Thursday that I wrote Tuesday night).  So imagine my surprise to log on today to find that Jayme from Trendy in Third nominated me for a Liebster Award!!

Now, if you’re like me, you might be asking what a Liebster award is.  After doing a little research I found out that it is given to new bloggers with 200 followers or less.  There are also a few rules:

Rule 1: Post 11 random facts about yourself.

  1. I have a dog named Boomer. 
  2. I’ve been married for 2 years.
  3. I love my job!
  4. I’m originally from Oregon.
  5. I ran my first marathon this past July.
  6. I think I will run another marathon next July.
  7. I have my teaching license in three different states.
  8. My first year teaching I was only three years older than a few of my seniors.
  9. I wish I was more creative.
  10. I love the outdoors.
  11. I love spicy food.

Rule 2: Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.

1) What grade do you currently teach? Have you taught any other grades?
I currently am a K-8 Reading Specialist, but I used to teach 9-12 English/Language Arts.

2) What is your favorite thing about teaching? Least favorite?
I love working with students!  It is amazing to see how much they grow (intellectually) in a year!  I don’t know if I have a least favorite part… when I taught high school English the grading could be a little grueling at times, but nothing is too bad.

3) If your school was donated $25,000, what would you want your principal to purchase?
Oh boy!  I would probably like a few classroom sets of ipads with some money left over for purchasing apps.  If I thought longer, though, I might have a different answer.

4) What is your favorite TV show?
Breaking Bad… and just a reminder that I am an English teacher NOT a Chemistry teacher  :)

5) If you could go back in time, what era would you choose to visit?
I would love to go back to the 1920s.

6) What is your school mascot?
The Lumberjacks

7) How many kids are in your class?
I do reading interventions so I work with students in groups of 1-5, but I work with about 50-60 students overall.

8) What is your current obsession? 
Teachers Pay Teachers

9) What is your idea of relaxing after a crazy day of teaching?
I love curling up with a good book while my dog curls up next to me.

10) Do you have a favorite holiday treat or drink?
I enjoy a good hot toddy (although I don’t know if that is a ‘holiday’ drink)

11) Heels or flats?
Both – it depends on the outfit.

Rule 3: Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.

  1. What do you prefer: dogs or cats?
  2. What do you love the most about your job?
  3. If you weren’t in your current career, what job would you want?
  4. If you could have one wish granted, what would it be?
  5. Have you ever done karaoke?  If no, would you ever?
  6. What is your favorite holiday?
  7. What is your favorite movie?
  8. What is your favorite book?
  9. What is your favorite website?
  10. Why did you start your blog?
  11. What is your favorite part of blogging?

Rule 4: Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post.
Rule 5: You cannot “tag back” the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you & see who you nominate.

  1. Mrs. Orman’s Classroom 
  2. Kindergarten Squared
  3. Terry’s Teaching Tidbits
  4. The Crazy Pre-K Classroom
  5. It’s About Time Teachers
  6. I Dream of First Grade
  7. Devoted to Vocabulary Development
  8. Caught in the Middle
  9. Middle Grades Maven
  10. Teacher Talk
  11. Lessons From the Middle

A big thank you again to Jayme at Trendy in Third.

1 comment:

  1. That's funny, I just nominated you too. Head over on to my blog to check it out.

    I don't imagine you need to post this whole thing again, perhaps just a post with the answers to my questions. :-)


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