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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Liebster Award!

Hey Everyone!
I have been completely enjoying my summer. The Beach. The Mountains. Shopping. Loads of fun! Shockingly, I opened my email today and found that sweet Karen Crawford from All Smiles in Second Grade nominated me for the Liebster Award. Blogger awards are a great way to get know fellow teacher bloggers so of course I am in. I enjoyed reading about Karen and sharing classroom ideas through blogging.

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs. I am so happy to be apart.

There are also other criteria that I need to follow:

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

Here I go ...  this may take a little while.

11 Questions from All Smiles in Second Grade

1.  How many years have you been teaching & what grade(s)? 
I have been teaching for 4 years. I taught 2 years of special education (Self-Contained Autism). I taught 2 years of 2nd grade. Currently, I am teaching 2nd grade and loving it.

2. Do you Pinterest?
Who doesn't have Pinterest?!? I love Pinterest!
My board is http://pinterest.com/mspitts/boards/

3.  What project are you working on at this moment?
I am currently working on a Crayon Organizer by Kinder Kraziness. Isn't hers super cute? I just bought the bins this past week. Hopefully, mine turns out this cute. Follow the her link for her LABEL FREEBIE!

4.  What made you become a blogger?
My awesome students led me to blog. I love to blog what we are learning in the classroom. Also, I like to follow other teacher blogs to get new ideas. Forever Learning. Forever Growing.

5.  What is a funny quote from one of your students?
They say funny things all of the time. However, I can't think of a single one. That's what summer break does to you. :)

6.  What is your favorite book?
I love to read. Here are one of my favorites.

Here is one I will be checking out very soon. I heard it's great. We will see. :)

7.  Who has been most influential in your life?
My Grandmothers. However, they  are no longer with me. They were phenomenal teachers and everything I strive to be.  

8.  Do you have any favorite blogs? Which ones?
- 2nd Grade Stuff
- Teaching and Tapas
- Step into to 2nd Grade with Amy Lemons
- Clutter-Free Classroom

9.  If you could get any resource for your classroom for free, what would it be?
Well I have been awarded a class set of iPads for this upcoming school year and I am super excited about it. That was number 1 on my list. However, if I could have classroom supplies such as pencils, erasers, and glue sticks, that would be my pick. They go so quickly in the classroom.

10.  Have you seen any movies out this summer?  Which one?

Image of Now You See Me  Image of Man of Steel  Image of World War Z 
Image of The Heat  Image of White House Down
What movie haven't I seen this summer?!? My boyfriend and I have enjoyed these movies and many more. :)

11.  Do you get to come and go in your classroom during the summer or do you have to wait until Aug.?
I get to come and go in my classroom which I love. I have been getting ready all summer for the new school year. Here are a few of my projects.

My Standards Display
*I was inspired by many I saw on Pinterest.
I had to make my own because I didn't want the "I Can" statements.
Mine include the standard, learning goal, and essential question.
They are beyond cute.

Individual Pencil Holders
I made these from mason jars. I spray painted them black and added ribbon.
Includes pencil, highlighter, red pen, scissors, and reading tracker.
Super Cute! Super Easy!

11 Random Facts About Me

1. I teach dance at my church.
2. My classroom is my second home.
3. I love to read.
4. I love Pinterest. I don't know what I would do without it.
5. I am the oldest in my family.
6. I have two favorite colors: yellow and green.
7. I love country music.
8. I love Mexican food.
9. I love stuffed animals
10. I love Georgia Southern University! Go Eagles!
11. I love Etsy! Enough said. :)

11 Questions For My Nominees

1. Why did you decide to become a teacher?
2. What are a few of your favorite TV shows?
3. How are you spending your summer break?
4. What educational websites or apps do you like for your students to utilize?
5. Where are your favorite places to shop?
6. What is your pet peeve?
7. What makes the state you live in a great place to visit?
8. What is your favorite subject to teach? Why?
9. What's one new thing you are going to implement this new school year? Why?
10. How do you manage grading papers where you are not left with stacks upon stacks?
11. What random act of kindness have done in 2013?


1. Keep Calm and Hoot On
2. Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'
3. Ms. Hamm's First Grade Funland
4. Crazy about Second
5. 2 Super Teachers
6. A Tall Drink of Water
7. The Polka Dotted Teacher
8. Owl Always Love 2nd Grade
9. Fearless in First Grade

I would love to hear your answers. Please be sure to comment and leave your link on my page. I love blogging. Thanks Karen from All Smiles in Second Grade for nominating me!
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