November 27, 2012

Back to my Blog - Thanks to an Award!

I have been feeling so overwhelmed this year that I have not been on my blog since September :(. While I still have been following as many blogs as I can because they help me so much, I cannot find the time to contribute, and for this, I feel so disappointed. After teaching for 14 years, it doesn't seem that I should feel like this. Not sure if it is the Common Core Standards that I am trying to learn or if it is keeping up with the New Teacher Evaluation System that our school has implemented according to the Danileson model. All great changes, just lots of adjustments.

So enough complaining, today I received an award for having a fairly new blog with less than 200 followers from Lisa at Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos and I thought, Wow! I really miss blogging and what a great reason to make a post! So many thanks to Lisa who has a great blog!

The Rules:

~ You must post 11 random things about yourself.
~ Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
~ Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
~ Choose 11 blogs you love with less than 200 followers and link them in your post.

11 Random Things About Myself:
- I love the beach and warm weather.
- I lived on a marina for 5 years.
- I have two children.
- I just adopted a dog from a shelter.
- I love pasta.
- My dream is to love a marathon, but I am not a runner.
- I had a December wedding in the snow.
- I broke my foot running in my classroom.
- The 100th day of school is my favorite day of the year!
- I just recently opened a Face Book account.
- My daughter and I share the same birthday.
Here Are the Questions Asked by Lisa:
-What grade do you currently teach?
-If you could teach a different grade/subject what would it be?
     Probably pre-k
-How many years have you been teaching?
     This is my 14th year
-What is your teaching philosophy?
     Every child has the right to an eduction that teaches them at their own level and pace in the
     least restrictive environment where they can learn from all different types of peers in a classroom
     that embraces individual differences.
-Name one of your favorite children's books.
     I love the llama llama series!
-How many students are in your class?
     18 studetns in a co-teaching class
-What is your favorite candy?
     Reeses Peanut Butter Cups...yummy!
-Do you use Pinterest? Have you used it?
     Yes, I am often searching it for classroom ideas!
-Do you have a pet?
     A chocolate lab, just adopted from the shelter
-What do you like to do in your spare time?
     Be a great mommy to my 5 and 3 year old :)
To be continued.... I have to find some new amazing blogs!!  Thanks again to Lisa from Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos!