Monday, April 21, 2014

The Liebster Award

Hello All! I am so excited that I was nominated for the Liebster Award by my new sweet friend, Chandra over at Teaching with Crayons and Curls! I loved reading her questions and have to say that she DOES look like Keri Russell :) Go visit her blog, you will love it!

Here are the rules-
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about myself
5. Contact my nominees and let them know that I nominated them 

Here are the questions from Chandra :)

1. What is your teaching experience? How long have you been teaching? What grades have you taught?
This is my 7th year teaching. I've been teaching first grade in the same school and the same classroom! This is my first year teaching Advanced Content first grade with Gifted and Talented students and I.LOVE.IT. Boy is it a challenge, but I love challenges!

2. Why did you want to be a teacher?
I wanted to be a teacher to cut things open originally. I loved Biology and thought that teaching high school biology would be a blast, UNTIL the registrar said I had to take calculus. My reply was um "Where do I sign up for Kindergarten?" haha

3. What are your hobbies (other than teaching)?
I love to craft, take pictures, scrapbook, and plan events. I am obsessed with wedding planning even though I have never been married, and I can whip up a baby shower in about an hour :)

4. What is your favorite teaching blog?
This is SO hard! I have to say that I love The First Grade Parade and Step into Second Grade has helped me with advanced topics for my kids this year. I also love Erica Bohrer's Blog because she loves animals and tells it like it is!  She reminds me of myself! She followed me on instagram, and it was like Christmas! I also loveeeee reading what Abby at The Inspired Apple has to say. She has the cutest kids, and she is so relate-able, when she followed my facebook page, I almost died!

5. What is your favorite travel spot?
New York City.I love it.... like seriously I am a city girl trapped in a country girl's life!

6. What would you do with $1 million?
I would pay off my bills, and buy things for my classroom. When people ask me this, I always say that I wouldn't quit my job. I love it, and as long as I love it, I am going to keep teaching :) Millions or not!

7. What is your favorite font to use in your teaching products?
I love all of Cara Carroll's fonts...I can't pick just one. I use them for EVERYTHING!

8. What are your most favorite teaching/ school supplies?
I love sticky notes, not the yellow ones though..I also love colored pens of every kind. I have to have an Erin Condren lesson planner every year. I am also obsesed with these notepads from C. Jayne Teach. They have four sections, because you can never have too many to-do lists.

9. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Back to number 5. New York City! There is always something to do. That being said, I would need my million dollars to live there.

10. What is your favorite treat?
I love chips and queso, diet coke and stuffing (some of you may call it dressing?) You know, the stuff that goes with turkey on Thanksgiving. I'm obsessed. Weird, I know.

11. What is your favorite book to read aloud to your students?
My favorite book are the Diary of..books. My kids crack up at Diary of a Worm and I do too!

11 Random Facts about Me!
1. I am an animal rescuer. If it has fur and needs a home, I will probably try to keep it at my house. I used to work at a vet, so it happens often.
2. My parents couldn't agree on a name until one night they saw the credits from Happy Days, saw Erin Moran's name, and Erin I became.
3. All three of my degrees are from the same college..Georgia Southern University.
4. I would like to ride an elephant one day. ( I told you these are random)
5. I start projects and never finish them...a lot. I will say I am getting better at this, the closer I get to graduation, the more time I have for other things.
6. I am shoe obsessed...I have over 200 pairs, and I do wear them!
7. I fall A LOT...My parents should have named me Grace, and no it never has anything to do with my shoes. I fall in flats too :)
8. My favorite number is 22, but my birthday is on the 24th.
9. I love singing!
10. My sisters and I and my mom all have the same voice. We all sound exactly the same, and when someone calls my parents house, they usually never know who they are talking too.
11. I was born in Alabama and I still love visiting there.

And my nominees are :

Here are the questions for my nominees:
1. What is your favorite thing about your job?
2. Which do you like better, instagram or facebook?
3. Do you have a theme for your classroom decor? If so, what is it?
4. How many siblings do you have?
5. Who is your favorite clip art designer?
6. What is your favorite topic or subject to teach?
7. What is your favorite store to shop in?
8. Do you have a favorite sports team?
9. What is your favorite children's author?
10. What is your favorite T.V. show?
11. Do you have any pets?

Happy Reading Friends :) Don't forget to follow Chandra and my new favorite blog finds!


  1. Thank you so much!!! I'm blogging about this right now! :) How awesome.

    Mrs. Thomas Kinder

    1. Yay! I am so excited. :) I can't wait to read it!

  2. Thanks again! This will be my blog for the day. :)

    The Lesson Chef

    1. You are welcome! I love your blog design and can't wait to see what all you post!

  3. LOVED reading all about you!!! My Erin Condren planner is my favorite too! :) I can't wait to get mine for next year!! We {love} a lot of the same blogs!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Teaching with Crayons and Curls