Sunday, January 29, 2012

Lots to Share

First, I got an award from Beth Ann over at Taming My Flock of Firsties!

She nominated me for: 

Thanks Beth Ann!  Now, I get to choose one person to pass it on to.  If I could, I'd give it right back to her!  She always leaves such great comments on my post.  But I think that's against the rules.  So I choose to pass it on to:

Emily over at Playground Duty!  Go check out both wonderful blogs!

Next, Melissa over at DillyDabbles says tagged me and now I'm it!  It's a fun question and answer chain.    Kinda reminds me of those emails from way back know, the ones that if you didn't respond, you would die a lonely death?  Remember those?  

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.

3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them! 

Step 2: 12 things about me I haven't shared.  I don't remember everything I've shared, so bear with me if there are repeats!
1. I hate to cook.
2. As much as I like the weather in RI, I kinda wish it was warm all year round.
3. I love going to any sporting event, whether it's my local high school team or a professional game.
4. I've never dyed my hair, the sun does it naturally every summer.
5. I am not a phone talker at all.  But the first time I talked to my husband on the phone we talked for 7 hours.  He and my mother are really the only people I ever talk to on the phone.
6. I'm a huge Red Sox fan.  This year is going to be interesting though.
7. I don't drink coffee.
8. I went to Arizona on vacation once, and secretly want to live there now.
9. I've wanted to be a teacher since I was in kindergarten.
10. I only like movies and TV shows that are funny.  
11. I love spending time with my family.  We never stop laughing!
12. I can't sit still.  I am always multi-tasking.

Step 3:  Answer the questions that Melissa posted

  • What is your favorite food/drink to de-stress? Warm bread with dipping oil - I love carbs!

  • What is your favorite book to read to your class? The Polar Express (I even have a signed copy!)

  • What is your favorite book to read yourself? I've read Summer Sisters more times than I can count

  • How far do you travel to get to your school? 40 minutes

  • How many students are in your class? 18

  • Do you exercise?  How often and what types? I love the gym! I've been going 5-7x a week lately, it's been awesome.  I do yoga, cardio, weights, swimming and pole fitness classes.

  • What is your favorite topic or unit to teach? I really like the Christmas Around the World unit that Christina Bainbridge created.

  • What behavior plans/rewards do you have in place in your classroom? We use the PBIS system in our school and I really, really like it.  I think it's made a huge difference.

  • What do you wear to school?  (slacks, skirts, dresses, jeans, types of shoes) No skirts!  Black pants, and a dress shirt or sweater with my Danskos.  In the warmer weather, I'll wear sun dresses.  Jeans only on Fridays :(

  • How old/new is your school? It seems new.  It used to be a nursing home and before that, a boarding school.  The kids all think it's haunted.

  • What technology do you have available/use in your classroom? I have 2 desktop computers and an overhead projector (ha!).  The school shares a laptop cart, so 2x a week each student gets to use a laptop for 45 mins.  We also share a document camera.  It's hard to get my hands on though.

  • How do you spoil yourself? In the winter - curling up on the couch with a good book.  In the summer - laying on the beach with a good book.

  • Step 4: Create 12 new questions.
    1. What is your favorite television show?
    2.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
    3. Who is one famous person you would like to meet (past or present)?
    4. What is your biggest pet peeve?
    5. What is your favorite activity?
    6. What is the best thing about teaching?
    7. What is the most frustrating thing about teaching?
    8. If you could have a shopping spree to any store, where would you go?
    9. What motivates you to be a better teacher?
    10. Why did you start blogging?
    11. If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?
    12. Where is your favorite place to read a book?

    Step 5: Tag 12 people


    1. Thank you so much!! I'll pass the award on tomorrow :) I hope you had a great weekend!

    2. Thank you so much! I will post sometime today :D I love following your board!

      Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

    3. Thanks for tagging me Sara! Love this!

      Primary Punch

    4. Thanks for tagging me Sara!! Love this idea (:

    5. Sara, I also have a quick question, what is the secret to linking your pinterest page with your blog? Thanks Kylie :)

    6. Thanks for tagging me. I answered all your questions!

      Chickadee Jubilee

    7. I tagged you too! :) Have a great week!!!

    8. I enjoyed learning more about you! :) I'm not much of a phone talker either. :)
      Stories From Second


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