Monday, July 8, 2013

Liebster Award

Thank you, Becky for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

1. What was your favorite year in school?

My absolute favorite year was Second Grade because my teacher rocked. 

2. What do you miss most about being a kid?

I miss being able to come home from school, eat ice cream, and watch cartoons.  Now I have to stay at school, eat fruit, and watch other blogs my lesson plans.

3. What story does your family always tell about you?

The time when I picked the runt of the litter and named her Babes for my first dog. 

4. Do you have a special talent?

Hmm...I can organize like crazy.  Does that count?

5. Where's your favorite vacation spot?

I would say the beach.  Hands down.

6. Is there any grade you would NOT teach?  Why?

Anything older than fourth grade scares me.  
In first grade kids laugh with me, in middle school kids would laugh at me.

7. What is your favorite band/artist?

I don't have a favorite at the moment, but my guilty pleasure has always been Celine Dion.

8. What's the number one played song on your iTunes?

The Main Title from the Notebook.

9. What's your favorite book?


Just one?

All-time favorite kids book is Beauty by Bill Wallace.

It was the first book I ever cried while reading.
*Spoiler Alert*
It was fourth grade.  The teacher assigned us a chapter to read at home each night.

The horse died.  I cried my lil eyes out.  

When I got to school the next day I was SO embarrassed to admit I cried, but then I talked with all of my friends and found out they had cried too.

That's when I knew I loved reading.  

And that it was acceptable to cry while reading a book.

10. What's the best or worst date you've ever been on?

Best Date: We once put a love sac in the back of a pickup truck and drove to the drive in movies.

Worst Date: We got pulled over *a separate time* from the drive in movies and were not allowed to leave for almost two hours.  The cops never gave us an explanation of why we were pulled over.

11. Who is your hero?  Why?

This is cheesy but my Freshman English teacher, Mrs. Rogers.  

She was so intimidating as a teacher.

Think Research Paper.

But she took the time to get to know me as a student and offered support when I needed it most.

She believed in me when I didn't.  

I think that's the most important thing a teacher can do for a student.

11 Random Facts about The Frizz:
1. I have crazy frizzy hair.
2. I am not a dog person.
3. I drove my sweet 16 car until it wouldn't  run any longer....for 8 years. It was 20 years old.
4. My favorite color is green.
5. I love giraffes.
6. I'm a "asleep when I hit the pillow" kind of gal.
7. I am addicted to my iphone.
8. My favorite number is 8.
9. I don't like odd numbers.
10. I have a dell.
11. My husband and I have been living in our apartment for 3 years and last week we switched our bedroom with our spare bedroom.  Switched everything.  Bed. Clothes. Furniture. Everything. It's like a brand new apt.  And we are also very confused.

And now, to spread the wealth, I am nominating: 

Surviving the Little People

Mrs. Bartels School Family

Leach Teach

Blooming In First

Mrs. Christy's Leaping Loopers

All of these ladies are wonderful! Go check them out and give them some comment love :)

To accept the nomination you must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated you
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for you by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

My 11 questions:
1. What is your blogging goal?
2. What is the silliest thing you have done while teaching?
3. Are you a bring your lunchbox teacher or eat a school lunch gal?
4. Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
5. What is your favorite book?
6. What is the most influential professional development book you've read?
7. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
8. You have ten minutes to kill, what will you do?
9. What is one word of advice for a first year teacher?
10. Is there any grade you would not teach? Why?
11. Who is your hero? Why?


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  1. I think organizing like crazy certainly is a talent... and a very useful talent! :)

    Three Cheers for First Grade!

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  3. Thank you!! I have finally been able to post and accept!! :)

    Surviving the Little People

  4. Hey Frizz! Congrats on the award! What a great way to get to know new bloggers. :)
    I found you on Fifth in the Middle's Blogs by State page!
    I see that you are in Texas, and I'm not sure what part, but you should go and check out my latest blog post! Mrs. Patton and I are hosting a meet up for Texas teachers! We'd love to see you there. :) E-mail me if you have any questions!

    Mrs. Thompson
    Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)
    My TpT Store

  5. Thanks for the nomination! Sorry it took so long to respond!
    Happy New School Year!
    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers