Thursday, 18 July 2013

Liebster Award!

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I am so honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award by Najat from iHeart Second Grade!!!  The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers and is a great way to get to know other bloggers. 

Here are the 'rules' for accepting this nomination:
1.  Link back to the blog that nominated you.
2.  Nominate 5-11 blogs with less 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 by comenting on their blog, or sending them an email to communicate the nomination.

So here are the questions I was given:

1. What is your favorite food?
Anything salty.  I prefer salty over sweet.
2. What is your favorite subject to teach and why? 
I love to teach reading.  It's such an important skill and in kindergarten it's fascinating to see the kids become more proficient throughout the year.
3. Name one book that has inspired you and explain why. 
I haven't had time to myself to read much of anything lately.  As an English Major, I enjoyed reading personal narratives, biographies or autobiographies.  We can learn so much from the life experiences of others. 
4. Name one talent you have.
Dancing.  I grew up at the dance studio and love teaching the kids at school various dances for different productions we have.
5. If you could go on vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you choose? 
I'd go to Hawaii.  I've always wanted to go there.
6. What is your favorite TV show? 
I'm fascinated with home shows, maybe because we just bought a new home...Property Virgins, Love it or List it.
7. What is your favorite movie?
I don't have one.
 8. What is your most favorite place to shop for clothes? 
Winners (like a T.J. Maxx), Gap, Banana Republic
9. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
Being able to share ideas and meet so many fantastic teachers throughout the world.
10. If you weren't a teacher, what career path might you have chosen?
I always wanted to be a teacher, but I entertained the thought (briefly) of becoming a lawyer.  After hours of doing report cards, I know I could never do a 'desk' job.
11. What chore do you like doing the most?  
Laundry.  You stick it in the machine and it disappears...oh wait, then you have to fold it!

Here are 11 random facts about myself:
1.  I am married.
2.  I have 2 beautiful children.
3.  I have been teaching for 10 years.  
4.  I enjoy making and decorating fondant cakes, a hobby I picked up on one of my maternity leaves.
5.  I still remember how to tap dance.  I guess it is like riding a bike, something you never forget.  
6.  I love making and doing crafts.  On my other maternity leave, I started making boutique bows for my daughter.  Since I could not express myself creatively in the classroom, I started doing creative stuff at home.
7.  I have been on 2 cruises and will be on another next month.  It is definitely the best way to see the world!
8.  I played the flute in grade school and high school.
9.  I like to shop and find great deals!
10.  My favorite season is summer because of the weather and since I am home with my kids.
11.  I am afraid of dogs, not the wet-nosed, tail-wagging, five pound cute puff balls, but those BIG dogs!

Here are the blogs I nominate for the Liebster award:

Click on the buttons to visit their blogs.

Questions for my nominees:
1.  Who or what inspired you to teach?
2.  What is your favourite subject to teach?  Why?
3.  If you weren't in the field of education, what would you be doing?
3.  Where would you travel to, if money were no option?
4.  How many hours of sleep did you get last night?
5.  What is your favorite television show?
6.  Who is your favorite author?
7.  What is your favorite season?  Why?
8.  Are you a morning person or a night owl?
9.  What is the best dish/meal that you make?
10.  Why did you start blogging?
11.  What have you learned from blogging?