Sunday, November 25, 2012

Just Wow!

I am so excited  to announce that my new little blog was nominated for A Liebster Award!

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs.

Thank you so much to Kimberly Ann over at Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten for the nomination!

The rules:
- You must post 11 random things about yourself.
- Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
- Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
- Choose 11 blogs you love (with less than 200 followers) and link them in your post.
- No tag back (but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you)!

Random facts about ME:
1. I am going to be 40 next week!!!
2. I have 3 kids and they have all gone to my school. :)
3. I love coffee.
4. When I was a kid I was a great tap dancer!
5. I love penguins.
6. I have always wanted to be a teacher.
7.  In school I was always very quiet and almost never raised my hand to answer questions.
8.  I don't like seafood.
9. I have taught at the same school since I started teaching 13 years ago-- 12 of those in Kindergarten!
10. I love the holidays and Christmas music.
11. I am a night owl and NOT a morning person!

 Questions asked by Kimberly Ann:
1.  If you didn't teach the grade you do now, which grade would you want to teach?  
Probably 1st grade-- I would love to see how far they can go in just one more year!
2.  What is your favorite holiday?     Christmas!
3.  Where would you want live if you didn't live where you currently live?  I currently live in Northern CA.  I would love to live in New York City!
4.  What is your favorite hobby, besides blogging?   I love to do crafty things-- Michael's is my favorite!
5.  What is your favorite sports team?  The SF Giants
6.  Are you a risk taker? life, yes.  But as far as activities, no.  I won't do anything where I might physically get hurt, like bungee jumping or sky diving!
7.  Are you a Black Friday shopper?  YES-- but every year I swear I will never do it again!
8.  Favorite place to visit?  Lake Tahoe
9.  Favorite season and why?  I love Fall because where I live it's still a little warm but not sweltering hot.  I love "sweater weather!"
10.  What was your first ever job?  I worked in a grocery store bakery when I was 16 years old.
11.  What is your favorite teaching memory?  The first year I taught Kindergarten I was lesson planning with my new teaching partner.  We were both new teachers and we thought we would try and do "me dolls"-- life size tracings of the students-- the first weeks of school!  haha  After school started and we saw what the first weeks of kinder are really like-- we quickly changed our plans!!!  (Incidentally, I have NEVER done "me dolls" with my class! )

Questions for my nominees:
1. What grade do you currently teach?
2. Where did you grow up?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is your dream vacation?
5. What is your favorite school break?
6. Who is someone you look up to?
7. What did you do before you started teaching?
8. What do you like to do in your "spare" time?
9. Where is your favorite place to shop?
10. Do you drink coffee?
11. Are you a morning person or night owl? 

Blogs I am Nominating:
5. You and I 

I can't wait to see what these bloggers write about themselves! 

AND tomorrow is the start of TpT's big 

Cyber Monday and Bonus Tuesday Sale!
 It's also back to work for me after a whole week off!  And conferences to boot!  I will post more on that later.....

Have a great week!


  1. Thanks Kristen! Here is my blogpost link:

  2. Thank you Kristen! You were sweet to nominate me. Here's my link: Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

    ~ Lisa

    1. You are so deserving! I'm sorry I didn't realize you had one already-- you must just be that amazing! =)

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  4. How fun!! What a great way to get to know new bloggy friends!

    Love, Laughter and Lesson Plans