Saturday, July 13, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Wow! I just found out that my blog was nominated for the Liebster Blog Award for new blogs by Verena from Diary of a 5th Grade Teacher.  Thank you Verena!  According to Kristen at Aspire to Inspire "the Liebster Award is a way bloggers spread the word about fellow bloggers whose blogs have fewer than 200 followers".  When I started my blog, I wanted it to be a place to record my thoughts and I also hoped that it would be helpful to others that wanted to begin flipping their class.  Since I began blogging just over a year ago, I have found inspiration and so many wonderful teaching ideas from other bloggers. I am humbled to think that others have found my blog to be a source of inspiration as well.

Now, to accept this award, I need to . . .

1.  Link back to who nominated me, Verena from Diary of a 5th Grade Teacher.
2.  Nominate 5 blogs that have fewer than 200 followers.
3.  Answer 11 questions created by the person who nominated me.
4.  List 11 random facts about myself.
5.  Create 11 questions for my nominees to answer. 
6.  Contact my nominees to let them know they have been nominated.

So, here goes . . .

      1.  What is your classroom theme? My classroom theme is fish for Fisher. 

 2.  Who inspired you when you were a child? My math teacher, Mrs. Winnie Pone

 3.  What is your least favorite subject to teach? I hate to admit it but it's social studies

 4.  How do you spend your summers? I spend too much time on the internet finding wonderful new ideas for my class.  I try to take a little time to enjoy the beach!

 5.  If you could do something else other than teaching, what would it be?  I would love to be a lawyer.  I ask so many questions.

 6.  If you had three wishes what would they be? (1) That each of my three sons would be happy, safe and healthy (does that count as 3?) (2) that my husband and I had a house on the beach and (3) people would have respect and agape love for one another in spite of their differences.

 7.  Target or Walmart?  Target although my husband is a true Walmart shopper.

 8.  How often do you blog?  I probably blog every other week.

 9.  What is the last movie you’ve seen?  If you count the movie I rented on television the other day, it would be Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor by Tyler Perry but the last move I saw in the theater was Man of Steel (with my husband).

10.  What is one word you would use to describe your first day of school?  Hopeful!

11.   What motivates you?  Helping others.

11 Random Facts about Myself 
  1. I am very passionate when I believe in something.
  2. I love animals.  I have had rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, parakeets, finches, and now a snake and fish as class pets.  
  3. When I was little, I was afraid of the dark.
  4. I love the beach.
  5. I love teaching.  
  6. I have taught kindergarten, first, second, fourth, and fifth grades.
  7. I have 3 sons.
  8. I am from North Carolina but have lived in Georgia for 29 years.
  9. I have been married to the same man for 29 years!
  10. Basketball is my favorite sport.
  11. I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

I would love to nominate the following bloggers for this award: 
  1. Deliah Bush at My Flipped Classroom.
  2. Marc at A Flipped Approach
  3. Michelle at Mrs. White's 5th Grade Class 
  4. Charlotte at Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun.  
  5. David at iPads in Primary Education

Questions for My Nominees 
  1. What made you decide to become a teacher?
  2.  How long have you been teaching?
  3. What is your least favorite subject to teach?
  4. What is your idea of the perfect vacation?
  5. What are you passionate about?
  6. What are you afraid of?
  7. What was the best book you read to your students?
  8. What is the best book/website you have found for professional development?
  9. What is your favorite restaurant?
  10. Do you have any pets?
  11. How often do you blog?

 I'm looking forward to learning more about some of my favorite bloggers.

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