Monday, October 13, 2014

I'mma let you finish but...

 I have been nominated by the fabulous Megan at A New Box of Crayons for the Liebster Award! I'm so honored. I wish I had a speech prepared...

So what is this Liebster Award? The Liebster Award is when bloggers nominate newbie bloggers and give them the opportunity to share about themselves. Unfortunately, there is no real trophy to carry around or display proudly on your bookcase (although, someone should really work on that) but you get the opportunity to connect with other bloggers and share some pretty random facts about your self! How awesome?!

Let the games begin!

Questions from Megan:

1.How long have you been teaching?
This is my third year teaching. I taught second grade my first year and my second. This year I am very privileged to be looping and teaching third grade to my sweet seconds from last year. It is so awesome to see them grow from the first day of second grade to where they are now.

2.What is your favorite subject to teach?
My favorite subject to teach is Reading. I love seeing students get caught up in a book!

3.  What are 3 words that describe you?
I'm terrible at these kind of questions! I don't do a lot of self reflection, but I'm guessing if someone else had to describe me in three words they would say (or I hope they would say) I am compassionate, creative, and organized. A few may say sarcastic, so I'll throw that one in as a bonus!

4.  What is the best thing about teaching, in your opinion?
In my opinion, the best thing about teaching is being able to see how much kids grow throughout the year (or two!)

5.  If you weren't a teacher, what other career would you have?
Once upon a time I had a dream to be a journalist in a big city. I'm pretty sure I just watched too many romantic comedies (How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days- Obviously). I'm way too much of a reserved, small town girl to make it in a big city, and I'm pretty okay with that! I love my job!!

6.  What is your favorite children's book?
The BFG by Roald Dahl- love all his books!

7.  What is your favorite movie?
Grease. "You're the one that want! Ooh, ooh, ooh, Honey!" (You know you just sang it out loud, no shame!)

8.  What secret goodies do you keep in your desk (could be a school supply, snack, lotion etc). ?
I always keep candy in my drawer (for me, not the kids!). It isn't the usual teacher chocolate stash, I'd rather have sour patch kids or nerds. I've actually had kids bring me a bag of candy and when I asked if it was for the class, they were like "no, it's for your desk!"  How sad!

9.  Where is the best place you've ever traveled?
China (esp. The Great Wall of China!) My senior year of college I traveled to China for two weeks. It was an amazing to see how the other side of the world lives and to experience another culture. I even had the opportunity to visit several schools and learn about their educational beliefs and practices. Plus, it's also a great conversation starter to say that I have walked on the Great Wall.

10.  What is your favorite food?
Mexican- the more queso dip the better! Oh, and the margaritas!! I could probably survive off of those two forever! (<--- Fat kid, don't judge)

11.  What is your favorite quote?
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt

And now, 11 random facts about me just for your enjoyment!
1. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 6 months yesterday!
2. Dobby is my chihuahua/child
3. I'm a die hard Georgia Bulldogs fan...Go Dawgs!
4. I can only fall asleep with FRIENDS on the TV.
5. I watch way too much reality TV...seriously, it's embarrassing.
6. I cannot stand the sound of cotton balls. Yes, they have a sound and it's torture!
7. My mom was on a Maury episode (don't worry she knows who my daddy is!)
8. I teach at the same school I did my student teaching at, and in the same room!
9. I LOVE pickled okra. It grosses my husband out, but it's sooooo good!
10. I talk during scary movies to make my self feel better.
11. My husband is Puerto Rican and we will make pretty babies one day :)

The best thing about the Liebster Award? You get to pass it on!

Drum roll, nominees are

Kristin at My Carolina Classroom

Alissa at Fun in Fifth

Jenn at Pink Polka Dots & Pre-K
My Photo

Stephanie at A Touch of Class


Beth at Marrow in the Middle
Morrow in the Middle

Ladies, here are the "rules" for accepting this nomination:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated you.
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 250 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 by commenting on their blog or sending them an email to communicate the nomination.

Here are your questions!
1.  How long have you been teaching?
2.  What is your favorite subject to teach?
3.  What are 3 words that describe you?
4.  What is the best thing about teaching, in your opinion?
5.  If you weren't a teacher, what other career would you have?
6.  What are you currently reading?
7.  What is your favorite TV show?
8.  What is a unique tradition your family does around the holidays?
9.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
10.  What is your biggest fear?
11.  What is one strength you have/one weakness?

I hope you all enjoyed getting to know me a little better. Now, go check out the amazing ladies I nominated!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Currently October

Well, it's October 11th...better late than never, right? I am finally linking up with Farley for Currently October.

Listening: Football. All Saturday, every Saturday! There are other things on T.V. during the fall?! My house is a house divided. Hubby is a Carolina Gamecocks fan (Boo!) and I am a Georgia Bulldogs fan (Go Dawgs!). It keeps things interesting around here. 

Loving: All things fall! This is definitely my favorite time of the year...pumpkin lattes, colorful leaves, boots, plaid, Halloween, haunted houses. What's not to love? However, this 80 degree weather that keeps hanging around in SC is spoiling my fun :(

Thinking: I don't even know where September went?! I have so much blogging to catch up on. My terrific little thirds have been busy bees and I have lots to share!

Wanting: More me-time! Don't we all? I can't even tell you the last time I had a mani or pedi, went shopping, hung out with the bffs, or just spent some quality time with myself. Wouldn't it be nice if there more hours in the day?

Needing: I definitely need to work on some TPT products. Fall has given me lots of inspiration and new ideas. 

Trick or Treat: Treat, of course! My multiplication top-it game is up on TPT for free! Click the picture below and treat your self!