Monday, November 17, 2014

Liebster Award

I am super thrilled to be nominated by another Liebster Award by 4th Grade Funky Town! So cool!

The Liebster Award is is awarded to new bloggers with less than 200 followers. This is a great way to recognize other bloggers with excellent ideas but have yet to be noticed! As a part of the Liebster Award, you get a chance to know me a little better by reading a little about me in 11 short questions I get to respond to! After that, I nominate 11 other blogs that I admire and love! Let's get started:)

1.) Why and how long ago did you start blogging?
I started blogging last year. I go through bouts of daily blog posts and then some dry the beginning of the school year! I decided to start blogging because it sounded like a nice way to share ideas for the classroom with other educators.

2. ) What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?
Collaboration. I try to share as many great ideas as I can, pass on the ones I find  on other blogs, and even talk about the stuff that doesn't always work.

3.) Is there something you learned late in your blog journey you wished you knew before?
I feel like I'm still pretty new to blogging, but as soon as I started linking up with other blogs I was exposed to so many more bloggers! It gave me a lot of extra reading for myself!

4. )What is your favorite past time other than blogging?
I love spending time with my adorable dog, Lucy. She is a bulldog puggle mix and the cutest, sweetest thing ever. We walk along the Erie Canal every day. I also enjoy reading, running, and making items for TpT.

5. )How many hours per week do you dedicate to your blog?
It the summer I was blogging daily! Now, it kinda takes a backseat to school and planning for the classroom!

6.) What category of blog posts do you enjoy the most?
Duh. Freebies. Also, anything related to the Daily 5 because I love using it in my classroom and enjoy seeing how other people make it your own. I like any kind of behavior management posts, too. Fresh ideas are fun!

7. )Where does your blog inspiration come from?
Other blogs! Reading blogs about teaching takes up a lot of my time, and I thought it would be fun to join the blogging community.

8.) Which post that you've written are you most proud of?
Any post with a Lucy picture. She is the cutest. My students love her too. I write letters to my students in their Reader Response Journals each week, and they write back. I always get questions about Lucy. What's Lucy's favorite toy? Does Lucy like sitting on your porch? Does Lucy want to come to school?

9.) Is there any post you have been planning to do, but have postponing it for a while now?
Hmmm...I should probably blog more about math. I've been a little ELA lopsided it seems.

10. ) What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
My favorite aspect of blogging is totally connecting with other teachers!

11 ) Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you most likely to try yourself?
Jennifer responded to this question describing using Washi tape. I see Washi tape everywhere and I've never tried it and I really want to! So, maybe someday. 

Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award:

To those nominated, here are the rules:1. In your post, link back to the blogger who nominated you as a thank you and "shout out."2. Answer the 11 questions given to you (the ones I answered above).3. Nominate 11 blogs of your choice that each have less than 200 followers. Provide them with 11 questions to answer or have them answer the questions above.4. Let your nominees know that they've been nominated and provide them with a link to your post so that they can accept.5. Send your nominator a link to your post so that s/he can learn more about you as well! (You can just put your post link in the comments below!) 


  1. Thanks SO much for the nomination! i can't wait to start working on my post :)