Sunday, January 6, 2013

To inspire and to be inspired...

Happy New Year!  What a great way to start off the year!!!  Don't you think?  I was very excited to be nominated for the Liebster Blog Award from Mrs. Ehle!  She has the cutest kindergarten blog!
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As a recipient, I must:
1. Post 11 random things about myself.
2. Answer 11 questions that the nominators ask of me.
3. Create 11 questions for the people I nominate.
4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them to my post!
So let's get started!
11 Random Items about Me!
1.  I am a mom of a 17 year-old, beautiful daughter.
2.  I love scrap booking!
3.  Cooking is something I enjoy, but the dishes is something I prefer to let somebody else take care of when possible!
4.  I am extremely picky about food!  I hate ONIONS!
5.  Love me some lima beans!
6.  Reality TV has become addictive to me.   
7.  I have taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and reading.
8.  Love Aveda products!
9.  Dark Chocolate is my favorite type of chocolate.
10. Shopping is my all time favorite thing to do.  I would love to be a personal shopper. 
11.  This is my 15th year teaching.
Q and A Time!
  1. What is your own education background? I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education from Troy State University.   I have a master's degree in Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University.
  2. Do you shop on TPT? If so, what is your favorite product you have found on TPT? YES! I love so many things.  I found new stuff each week!  Love TPT!!!!
  3. Where are you from? Where do you live now? I am Army brat.  I was born in Oklahoma and live in North Carolina now.
  4. How many students are in your class? What is the average class size in your district? I have 20 second graders in my class this year.  When I taught 5th grade 5 years ago I had 30 students.  I have no clue what my districts average class size is currently...sorry!
  5. What is your favorite tool to use in the classroom? I love my Smart board! 
  6. How do you handle "show and tell" in your classroom? We don't have show and tell.  But a way we get around it is during Writers Workshop.  If they write about it (publish), then they can share it with the class. 
  7. Do you give "rewards" in your classroom? Lots of hugs all the time!  Our students earn good behavior tickets for PBIS.  Each month they use them to shop at our school store.
  8. How would you describe your classroom management style? My classroom is organized chaos.  Procedures are established, reviewed, and refocused as needed.  Everybody is working and learning! It just might not be the same thing for each student.   
  9. What grades have you taught? 2nd, 4th, 5th, and reading
  10. What's the last book you read for pleasure?
Notorious Nineteen (Stephanie Plum Series #19) by Janet Evanovich (Hardcover)

11.  What are your hobbies? Shopping, scrap booking, cooking, blogging...
Nominee Blogs
Nominees remember to do the following:
Be sure to list 11 random facts about yourself, and answer the same specific 11 questions as above, and nominate 11 bloggers. 


1 comment:

  1. Diane, you were so sweet to nominate me! Thank you so much! I just started blogging this school year, and am hoping to become better at blogging at least weekly. I'm really enjoying it!

    Thank you again!