Thursday, July 11, 2013

Liebster Award...Aw Shucks!

Good morning!  I am really excited that I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award!  It's my first one, so I am super excited!  I just started this blog in February, but I really didn't get going until last month, so I am honored.  Thanks to Courtney at Polka Dot Lesson Plans and Christin at Shifting Teacher K-2 for the shout out!  Their blogs inspire me!


I must say that writing this blog and connecting with all of you has been one of the most positive and supportive experiences I have ever had.  I was just telling my mom that I have yet to see anything but positive posts and comments of hard-working teachers.  I cannot tell you how many people have reached out to offer help with my blog or my transition to a new grade (fourth).  It truly has been an amazing experience that has given me much more than I ever anticipated.  So, thank you to all of you who inspire me daily to be a better teacher.

To accept the nomination I must:
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

My Nominees Are (drumroll please):

 Check them out and throw a little love their way?  Thanks!

And here are the 11 questions that you'll need to answer: 
1. If you could choose any 2 consecutive months of the year to have your "summer" break which months would you choose? 

I absolutely would choose June and July as I absolutely love summer!  I am a beach chick at heart.
2.  If you could take a field trip anywhere, where would it be?

This was a tough one I think.  I am lucky enough to teach fourth grade and actually be able to take my students to Colonial Williamsburg.  It doesn't get much better than that!

3. If you weren't a teacher what would you be? 

If I weren't a teacher, I would be a stay-at-home-mom (another honorable profession), but my checkbook will not allow this.  I always ask "Why....why....WHY" when that alarm goes off on Monday mornings during the school year.  I always wanted to be an architect. But, I am better suited as a teacher.  I would hate sitting in an office.
4. If you have a day all to yourself what is your favorite way to spend it? 

I would spend it on the beach.  There is something really peaceful about sitting on the beach with a good book, all by myself, toes on the sand!  Great idea...think I'll go tomorrow.  I am ridiculously spoiled with the Chesapeake Bay under 5 minutes and the Atlantic oceanfront a short 15.
5. What is your favorite food? 

My favorite food is any kind of seafood, but I have a special affinity for fish tacos at the moment.  Now I'm hungry.
6. If you were stuck on an island and could only have 3 items with you what would they be? 

Since I do not want to label my children as "items", I will include my dog as she isn't a tax write off, a cooler stocked with food and water, and a tent.
7. What is your favorite vacation spot? (this white text background color is driving me crazy, and after many attempts, I cannot figure out how to turn it off :( )

Another toughie as I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel.  Did I mention that I love to travel?  I must cheat a bit as I can't choose just one, so....Hilton Head, SC; Sarasota, FL; and St. Micheal's and Baltimore, MD
8. Do you have any pets?

I have an adorable dog named Lilly who is an expensive mutt designer breed called a Cavachon (cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise).  I love her so much!
9. Do you prefer the mountains or the beach? 

No big surprise...the beach, although I have loved my time in the mountains as well.  Just not as much! :)
10. What is your favorite tv show? 

Once again...can't decide between Mad Men (Don Draper is the best looking cad evah!) or Downton Abbey.  
11. What book have you read recently that you would recommend? 

I have been catching up on my fourth grade lit, and I absolutely adored The One and Only Ivan. The characters were so rich, even though they were animals.  The lessons in compassion and friendship were lovely.  It made me I read it on the beach. (it was a sentimental, touching kinda cry...not the big, ugly cry that would have made my sons move their beach chairs)

Thanks for listening, and your kind comments and support have touched my  heart more than I could ever say!  {{Hugs}} to you all!


Alison said...

YAY...Congratulations! I've lived on the Gulf almost my entire life. I do not like sand or the creatures in the water. Can you believe it?
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Wendy Arentz said...

Thanks for nominating're so sweet. My post is already up, and it seems as if we would have a lot in common. We could sit on the beach with our toes in the sand, reading a good book while eating fish tacos. :)

Congratulations on your award. Have a happy day.

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Melissa said...

Congrats on your award! I agree on the beach! So jealous that you're that close to the bay and oceanfront. We have to make it through the tunnels after a few hours' drive. At least we can make day trips, though!

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The Sweetest Thing said...

Congrats on the award! I recently got it, too. So we are both newbies :) I'm your newest follower!

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Courtney said...

Lisa, I enjoyed all the answers to your questions! I taught VA Studies for 4 years and would love to have had the opportunity to take my students to Jamestown and Williamsburg! Lucky you!
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