Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Liebster Award

I am honored to be nominated for the Liebster Award by Kindergarten Coffee Talk!  I am so excited that she thought my blog was worthy of this award.  If you are unfamiliar with this award, it is an award given to new bloggers with a growing audience to help welcome them to the wonderful world of blogging.  Blogging, and especially teacher blogging, is comprised of a fabulous and positive community of educators who are looking to connect with each other and share ideas and stories from the classroom.  

  1. Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging?  I started to blog because I noticed a deficit of quick and easy to use resources for teachers working with a high needs and high risk population of students. I wanted to create a place for teachers to use and share ideas that work in the classroom. I am new to the game of blogging, but I'm excited to watch my blog grow! 
  2. What one word sums up the heart of your blog?  Smiles :) and lots of it. If it doesn't make you or your students smile, then it's not worth the post! 
  3. How many hours a week do you dedicate to your blog/TpT/social media? Not enough! I hope that I can get a lot of my back logged resources up in the summer, and ready for the school year ahead! 
  4. Where does your blog inspiration come from?  My students, definitely. Each day can bring a new set of challenges, and I'm always thinking of new and creative ways to meet their daily academic, social, and emotional needs.
  5. What category of blog posts do you like to read best?  I love, love reading and learning about creative centers teachers use. The more engaged my students are with their materials, the better. I'm always looking for new ways to make reading and writing fun and tactile. 
  6. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?  Connecting with other bloggers has been awesome. I'm always amazed by the work other bloggers are doing in their classrooms. It's such an inspiration. 
  7. What idea from a blog would you like to try yourself?  I loved how this blogger explored landforms and bodies of water with her students. What a great way to teach about our world.
  8. Salty or sweet?  Salty, give me french fries all and I'll eat them all day long! 
  9. Are you a morning person or a night owl?  Morning for sure. I am up at 4:45AM, and out of the house by 5:30AM! 
  10. If you weren't a teacher, what career would you choose?  I would most likely be in computer programming, as strange as that sounds.
  11. What is your favorite grade to teach?  I love First grade, it is an amazing year for reading and writing growth. 
Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award (in no particular order):

*Jennifer from A Dab of Glue Will Do

*Jeannine from Creative Lesson Cafe
*Brooke from Teaching Outside the Box
*Palma from KFUNdamentals
*Diane from Classroom on Cloud Nine

I would love for these bloggers to answer the following questions:
  1. Why did you start blogging and how long have you been blogging?
  2. What one word sums up the heart of your blog?
  3. How many hours a week do you dedicate to your blog/TpT/social media?
  4. Where does your blog inspiration come from?
  5. What category of blog posts do you like to read best?
  6. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?
  7. What idea from a blog would you like to try yourself?
  8. What do you like to do when you are not blogging or teaching?
  9. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  10. If you weren't a teacher, what career would you choose?
  11. What is your favorite grade to teach?
Here are the Liebster Award rules:
  • Link back to the blog that nominated you (me!)
  • Answer the 11 questions posted by the nominator 
  • Nominate 5-11 blogs (with less than 200 followers) and link to them in your post
  • Contact the nominees and let them know they have been nominate

Thank you again to Kindergarten Coffee Talk for nominating me!  I feel so privileged to be nominated for this award!