Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I Was Chosen For The Liebster Award!

I am so happy to have been chosen for the Liebster Award because it is all about discovering new and up-and-coming blogs!  I'm honored to participate! 
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I was nominated by Tierraney Richardson who blogs about education, life, and faith on Miss Tierraney.  You can check out her blog by clicking here: Miss Tierraney  She has some awesome tips about the classroom, and she even has a YouTube channel, y'all!  Thanks for the nomination Miss Tierraney!

Since the award is to discover newer bloggers, I would like to introduce you to myself and tell you a little about me!
I am a Texas teacher.  I have been teaching for almost eight years - 2 years in 3rd grade, 4 years in 2nd grade, and 1 year in 4th grade.  I am finishing up my Master's Degree in Math Curriculum and Instruction.  Woo-hoo!

To get to know me better, I have been asked to post 10 random facts about myself!  Let me know which of these you relate to!!
1.       I have been married to my high-school sweetheart for almost 12 years.
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2.    We have twin four-year-old twins, Emily and Ben
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3.     I am left-handed.
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4.     I am a middle child.  I have an older sister and a younger brother.
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5.     I love having Netflix-binging sessions when I should be sleeping.
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6.     I have been a seller on TeachersPayTeachers since December 2014.
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7.     I graduated from Texas Tech University and will forever be a Red Raider!
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8.     The best vacation I have ever had was our 5th wedding anniversary when we went to Maui for a week.. (We stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea).
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9.     If I had an endless supply of money, I would want to travel the world.
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10.    I knew I wanted to be teacher when I was in 3rd grade. (Don't laugh at that fabulous hair!)
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Me in 3rd Grade - 1991
And here are the questions Miss Tierraney had for me!
  1. What was the last picture you took with your phone?
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Ben's "turtle shell"
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When life gives ya lemons!

The last picture on my phone is this hilarious picture of my son!  It rained like crazy here this weekend, so when we went to the grocery store, my daughter and I stayed in the car while my husband and son went in.  When they came back out, my husband was pushing my son in the rain and Ben had his "turtle shell" on!
  1. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
Anytime I am ever complimented about my parenting skills - being patient with my twins, loving, seeing how happy they are, etc.  It makes me beam to know that I am doing a great job as a mommy.  While I wear MANY hats, being a mommy is the most important thing to me!
  1. If you could only have one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
I am much like a 5 year old - I could live on cheese pizza!  My husband had to work the other night and my son said, "Yea!  It's pizza night!"  I think that's a bad thing.....right??!
  1. What did you do to celebrate your last birthday?
My sister rented us an awesome cabin in Broken Bow, OK. and her family and mine went glamping.
  1. What youtube channel do you watch the most?  
I don't watch YouTube really, but I LOVE BoredShortsTV, KidSnippets.  Y'all, if you haven't ever seen it, it's SO hilarious.  It is family friendly so sometimes if we have 2 or 3 minutes to spare in class I will show it to my students.  I recommend this one first: KidSnippets, Math Class.
  1. Why do you blog?  
I blog because I love talking about fun things I do in my classroom and hope that others can either laugh or bring some of my ideas into his or her own classroom!
  1. Who do you trust the most?
My husband and sister equally.
  1. What is/was the most challenging part of working in education?
The most challenging part of education for me is letting my never-ending to-do list go unfinished!
  1. What is your dream job?
My dream job in reality is to become a Math Curriculum Coordinator.  My pretend dream job is to be a world traveler reporting on the most luxurious hotels and spas.
  1. What is your favorite thing to do when you are not working?
That one is easy - hanging out with my family.
  1. Would you rather change the past or be able to see into the future?  
That is a tough one.  Honestly, I am who I am because of and in spite of my past, and I believe God has my life laid out just as it should be, so there is no need to see into the future.  I think I will just stay right here in the present and take it all in.

One of my favorite blogs: 
My favorite blog to read is Oh Boy! It’s Farley!  I love reading her blog because she is a Texas teacher, like I am.  She also hosts a monthly linky party that I LOVE called Currently.  You can check out a couple of my currently posts below.  
I also met her last year when I was in Las Vegas for the TPT conference and she was very kind and introduced me to some other awesome Texas teachers.  If you are looking for a hilarious woman, she’s your gal!

Thank you for reading my little ol’ blog.  If you like, you can click follow me on the right sidebar and you’ll know when I write a new post!  I’d love to get to know you!
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If you have been nominated for The Liebster Award AND YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT, write a blog post about the Liebster award in which you:
1.       Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. They will thank you for it and those who you nominate will also help you out as well.
2.     Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a widget or a gadget. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post.) At the bottom of this post Ive included a whole lot of images you can use for your 2016 Liebster Award.
3.     For the 2016 Liebster Award I will be shaking things up! Write a 150-300 word post about your favourite blog that is not your own. Explain why you like the blog, provide links.
4.      Provide 10 random facts about yourself. (This year Im making this optional. If you wish to engage with your readers its a great idea to include random facts about you.)
6.      Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 200 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)
7.     List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here.) Once you have written and published it, you then have to:
8.     Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post or mine if you dont have all the information so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

Dont forget to create 11 questions for them to answer. Notify your nominees and provide a link to your post so that theyll know what to do. Once youre done, come back here and comment with the link to your post so I can check out your answers.
Here are the 11 questions for MY nominees!
1. How long have you been blogging and why do you do it?
2. What is the first thing people notice about you?
3. Who is your favorite author?
4. How would your friends describe you?
5. What is the funniest thing that has happened to you in the classroom?
6. What brought you to teaching?
7. What makes you happiest?
8. What are you most grateful for?
9. Name something in your teacher bag you can't live without.
10. Who is your celebrity crush?
11. What is your special talent? 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulation on being chosen for the award! It’s so great that such talented and witty teachers are appreciated nowadays. In the light of today one can think that the teachers could be replaced by the virtual schools. But no virtual school can grant you the pleasure of being taught by a teacher who had a passion for it since the 3d grade. Anyway, I’m happy for you. I have read the answer you have given on the questions above and I can only wish I had such teacher when I was growing up. I wonder if you could advise me on something, perhaps websites to buy essay online for me to be sure of my success in further learning.