Liebster Award

Melissa from Creations by Mrs. Mouse has nominated me for the Liebster Award.  How sweet!  I have a few more than 250 followers (plus my Bloglovin' and Google followers are no longer in sync AT ALL), but she assured me I wasn't that far off when she chose me so I am going to go ahead and answer her questions as well as nominate some other new bloggers so we can learn about them as well.  Thanks Melissa!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Liebster Award, it is for new blogs. 

Liebster means “beloved, cute, lovely, dearest and welcome!” 

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. 

11 Questions/Answers About Myself:

1. Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a cat named Tink.  You can see her over to the left.  She is labeled as my assistant.

2. What grade do you teach? Is this your favorite?
I teach second grade now.  I used to teach first and it is actually my most favorite grade to teach.  I love teaching kids to read and catching them BEFORE they get behind, which sadly already seems to have happened for a lot of kids before they get to me in second.

3. Are you a night owl or do you go to bed early even in the summer?
I am an early bird...all year.  I am always in bed by nine during the school year and will usually stay up an hour or so later in the summer.  But I still get up by six.

4. Which season is your favorite and why?
I love fall, but it's missing in Texas!  I love how it is cool, but not cold.  No jackets needed.  Back home, all the leaves fall and change colors which is really pretty.

5. How do you relax?
Lay around and watch TV.

6. What is something that you wished you had been taught in college about teaching?
How to involve parents in their children's education.

7. What is your favorite sweet concoction?
Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream...but I love cheesecake too.

8. If you could be a superhero, which one would it be and why?
I have no that can fly so I can avoid traffic.

9. If you could learn something new, what would it be?
I would like to learn how to draw.  I'd also like to know more about HTML and Photoshop.  I still can't figure out iTunes half the time either!

10. Do you have children?
Not yet, but hopefully soon.

11. What is your biggest pet peeve? 
When people say they are going to do something, but they don't.

11 Random Facts About Me:

1.  People think I am extremely neat and organized.  I am not.  Come to my apartment or open my desk drawer!

2.  I procrastinate constantly, unbeknownst to everyone but my husband.

3.  I was born in Maine.  I grew up in Massachusetts.  I worked in Connecticut.  Now I live in Texas!

4.  I refuse to eat anything with tomatoes, including ketchup and tomato sauce (even on pizza).

5.  My husband and I got married last summer in Greece, just the two of us.

6.  I am addicted to Blistex (the kind in the blue jar).

7.  I will graduate with my master's degree in reading and language arts this December.

8.  I can't cook.  Or I don't anyway.

9.  My cat sleeps next to my head on my pillow every night.

10. I cannot draw anything at all.

11. I hate folding clothes after doing the laundry.  I prefer to just leave them around and hope my husband does them.

Here are the bloggers that I have nominated.  Make sure to check out their blogs to find out more about them!

Cynthia from My Kind of Teaching

Vanessa from The Educated Crown

Theresa and Robyn from Pinkadots Elementary

Carrie and Caitlin from Table Talk with C & C

Erin from The Short and Sassy Teacher

11 Questions for my Nominees:

1.  What made you start blogging?

2.  Name one talent you have.

3.  What is your favorite subject to teach and why?

4.  If you could go on vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

5.  Name one book that has inspired you and explain why.

6.  What is your favorite TV show?

7.  Do you use a Mac or a PC?

8.  What is your most favorite place to shop for clothes?

9.  What is one thing you need to learn to become a better blogger?

10. If you weren't a teacher, what career path might you have chosen?

11. What chore do you hate doing the most?

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