Thursday, July 11, 2013

Liebster Award

I was nominated by Meghan over at First Grade Hugs and High Fives. I was very excited to be nominated but with all the craziness in our lives this week I hadn't been able to accept my nomination until today. 

So according to Meghan, here are my "rules" for accepting this nomination:

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 you by your nominator

4. Share 11 random facts about yourself

5. Create 11 questions for your nominees

6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

Meghan's questions for me

1. Why did you become a teacher?

As far back as I can remember, I have "taught".  My mom says that I used to line up stuffed animals and I would teach them.

As I grew older, I found a deeper calling and purpose in reaching children that  others couldn't reach.  As such, I teach in a school that is high poverty and high minority.  We ensure that they succeed and don't slip through the cracks.

2. What is your favorite children's book?

Oh this is a tough one.  I love love love The Giving Tree but I think it's a bit too deep and dark for young children.  It's definitely not something I would read to my students.  

For my classroom, I think anything at all by Dr. Seuss is great!

I love the way these books rhyme and use language that is easy for children to read. 

3. Who designed your blog?

Well I used bits and pieces from all over!!  I used a circus kit from DigiScrapKits to make my cover as well as a background from HotBliggityBlog.  

4. Where is the coolest place you've ever visited?

I'm definitely not a world traveler by any means but the coolest place I've ever been is DisneyWorld.  I'm slightly obsessed with the ability to go there and leave the whole world behind.  It's a yearly must for our family to "get away from it all" at Disney.

5. What is your favorite TV show(s)?

My new favorite TV show is Once Upon a Time.  I didn't start watching it when the series first began, but once I found it (in March of this year) I was hooked!!

6. Did you have a favorite toy or stuffed animal as a kid?

Hmmm....that's a hard one.  I don't remember having anything that was a favorite.

7.  Do you have a favorite exercise you do regularly (or not so regularly)?

My favorite form of exercise is a tie between walking into my favorite restaurants or walking around Disney.  Other than that, sadly, I don't exercise much.

8.  What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

I love mint chocolate chip, butter pecan, and chocolate chip cookie dough (just not mixed together!!!)

9. What is your favorite way to incorporate technology into your teaching?

I love to use my Promethean board with my kiddos!  There are so many games, videos, interactive manipulatives out there that your students can get excited about!

10. Are you a Mac or PC person?

I'm a PC person!!  I've used Mac's in the past but I rather a PC.

11. What is your favorite sport to play or watch?

At our house we are major soccer fans!!  My DS11 plays goalie on a travel team and we love to follow him around.  We also love our Houston Dynamo who finally came out of their recent slump to win a game recently!!  

Facts about me

1.  I have been teaching for 12 years now.  

2.  When I first started teaching, I taught 7th-12th grade math for six years.  I still LOVE to teach math and would gladly do it all day long if they let us have departmentalized first grades!!

3.  I love sewing, embroidery, applique and digital designing.  

4.  I'm not much of a clothes or purse shopper at all.  In fact, I have been known to use the same purse for a couple of years before replacing it.

5.  My dream is to live by Disney and work at a school near there so that I can visit Magic Kingdom on the weekends.

6.  I have a sweet pup named Fudge who was hit by a car earlier this week.  No worries, it looks like he will make a full recovery luckily.

7.  I have two sweet boys.  Here they are in our favorite place!

8.  Even though I started blogging last year, I've only really kept up with it for the last month and it has really grown.  

9.  I can't cook!  Nope not at all.....can't do it.  

10.  I'm a messy person.  I try very hard to be organized but more often than not, it just seems messy.

11.  I love stalking other people's blogs!

The blogs I want to nominate
The Teacher Talk - OOPS! She was already nominated.

My questions for the blogs
1.  What is your favorite subject and why?
2.  Do you have any pets? Any children?
3.  How long have you been blogging?
4.  What is your favorite food?
5.  What teaching resource have you found the most helpful?
6.  What is your best vacation spot?
7.  Tell about your best lesson ever.
8.  What do you do when you are not teaching?
9. What's one thing you would change about schools in general?
10.  What is the most frustrating thing about blogging?
11.  Do you create your own classroom items or do you buy items from other teachers?

Thank you again, Meghan!!!


  1. Hi Bridget! Thanks so much for nominating me but I was actually nominated a while back for it! I would love to accept but since I have already accepted before and accepted I am unable to accept. Thanks so much though for all of your kind words! (p.s. the design of your blog is so cute!!!)

  2. Bridget,
    I must have missed your post about the Liebster. I was starting to get a complex... none of my nominees followed through except you! Yay for you!! I enjoyed reading your answers and getting to know you better, though! Thanks for the link back!
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives