Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tag! You're It!

So I've always been a little  on the chubby big boned side.  So I was always one of the kids who got caught playing tag.  I feel like that now! I have had four awesome ladies tag me this afternoon.  First, my teaching soul mate Elisabeth from Twins, Teaching and Tacos.  Then, one of my favorite bloggy friends, Elizabeth from Fun in Room 4B. Then the awesome Bonnie from Living a Wonderful Life.  Then, Gina at The Chocoholic Teacher, and I am now her newest follower!

So here are the rules:

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!

Looks like I have something to keep me occupied during a break of making some new measurement games!  

First 12 facts About Me!

1.  I teach in the same elementary school that I attended. 
2.  I love to travel, although I never have enough money to go everywhere I want to!
3.  I LOVE headbands.  I wear one almost everyday.  
4.  I have been teaching third grade for three years.  I taught 5th grade my first year. 
5.  I like TV way too much and I can't imagine life without my DVR. 
6.  I like manly movies a little more than chick flicks (aka war movies, mafia movies, etc.) 
7. I could listen to Jason Mraz all day. 
8. I was an extra in Talladega Nights. 
9. I love Polka dots. (maybe it's because of my last name)
10.  I prefer reading teen fiction. 
11.  I got "slimed" on Nickelodeon. 
12.  I could eat pineapples at every meal.  

Now it's time to answer lots of questions.  I'm starting to get test anxiety. 
From Elisabeth:
1. Where is one place you would like to travel? The Mediterranean 
2. What is your favorite thing about teaching? Helping children realize they have potential and can work hard to attain it.
3. What is one thing about teaching you would change? I would love to have smaller classes so I could spend more individual time with each child (Oh and I know you are all thinking it, so I will say it, I would love to be paid what I deserve)
4. Do you have any hobbies? Blogging...
5. What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Shopping, Watching Movies, Dancing, Laughing
6. What book have you recently read? I haven't had much time to read lately.  I read the Hunger Games trilogy over Christmas Break
7. Do you have a hobby? Elisabeth, repeat yourself much? :)
8. What kind of technology do you have in your classroom? Smartboard, Document Camera, Senteo Clickers, Smart Slate, Smart Clickers, Flip Cameras, Digital Cameras
9. If you weren't a teacher, what career would you have? I would love to be an event planner!
10. What is your favorite topic/subject to teach? I loved teaching American History when I taught 5th grader. In 3rd grade, I love Science
11. What is your favorite type of candy? Mike & Ikes
12. What type of music do you enjoy listening to? Anything!  Singer/Songwriter stuff is my favorite.. Jason Mraz and Dave Barnes are my two faves!

From Elizabeth:
1. How much time do you waste spend online blogging and blog hopping per week?
I am embarrassed to say.  Probably at least 2 hours a day, probably more on the weekends
2. Pepsi or Coke?  I love Diet Coke
3. Are you addicted to Pinterest? If so, what is your favorite board?  Um, Yes.  I love my Making Content Fun Board
4. Do you have a Smart Phone? Do you use it to take pictures of your class/classroom?  I lam addicted to my iPhone!  I use it for all my pictures at school
5. What is your favorite movie?  I love movies! The Little Mermaid is my favorite movie of all time! It was the first movie I ever saw at the movies!
6. What are your hobbies?  Blogging, Shopping, Dancing, Laughing
7. If you were given $1000 to spend RIGHT NOW, what would you spend it on?  This is so lame, but a new washer and I would pay off my living room furniture!
8. What SHOULD you be doing right now, but can't pull yourself away from the computer to do?  I need to finish my measurement games and grade paper
9. Are you teaching your dream grade level?  I love teaching third grade, but I really miss the fifth grade curriculum!
10. What subject is your least favorite to teach?  I used to hate teaching reading, but now that I have gotten rid of the basal, my attitude has changed a lot!
11. Do you have a TpT store?  Yep! My followers are awesome!
12. How long have you been blogging? I started blogging in July as a requirement for a tech program, but I started blogging because I wanted to in November!

From Bonnie:
  1. What state do you live in?   North Carolina
  2. Do you collect anything?  I tried to collect snow globes, but I only have 3. haha
  3. What is your favorite color?  It changes all the time. I like wearing dark colors, especially dark purple.  I love anything pink and lime green though!
  4. Do you do anything work related on the weekend?  Yes, I am that dedicated. I grade papers, lesson plan and now I usually make new things!
  5. What is your favorite food?  Pineapples!
  6. How long is your commute to work?  15 minutes
  7. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?  Buy my parents a new house, pay off all my bills, TRAVEL!
  8. How do you spend your time when you're relaxing?  Blog, watch TV and movies, just chill. 
  9. How many weddings have you been in?  Great question, 8.  Always the bridesmaid...
  10. What is your favorite place you've visited?  Hawaii!
  11. If you weren't a teacher, what would you be?  Event Planner
  12. you have any? How many do you have/want?   That decision is still up in the air! 
Finally, from Gina:
1. What subject do you like to teach the most?     I love Science!
2. What is your favorite drink?   Diet Dr. Pepper  (that's my kid friendly answer)
3. What is one piece of advice you have for a new teacher?   Don't try to do EVERYTHING your first year.  I tried to be a veteran teacher my first year.  It just brought lots of stress.  Also, don't be scared to ask for help!
4. What is your favorite teaching website/or blog?   I have so many, I can't even pick one!
5. What is your favorite type of music?   Singer/Songwriter music!
6. What is one of your guilty pleasures?   Jersey Shore
7. What type of books do you like to read?   Teen Fiction, yep...I'm 25.
8. What are some of your hobbies?   shopping, watching TV, blogging
9. What is something you do to stay organized in terms of grading/lesson planning/copies for school/etc.?   I am still working on that!
10. What is your favorite snack?  pineapples
11. What was your favorite vacation?   Visiting my sister in Hawaii
12. How did your husband propose? (I love hearing these stories!)  All the single ladies!

That is probably more than you ever wanted to know about this third grade teacher!  Oh well, I hope you have stuck with me this far! 

Now, for 12 of my bloggy friends! If you have already been tagged, no worries...I won't be offended!

1. Tanya at A Class Act
2. Haley at Following Optimism
3. Debbie at Debbie's Dabbling
4. Ms. Durbin at 3rd Grade's A Hoot
5. Katherine at Third Grade Teacher Files
7. Melissa at Teaching Fashionista
8. Kelly from Fabulous in Fourth
9. Ms. Smith at Adventures of Ms. Smith
10. Adrienne at Wiggins World
11. Kathy from First Grade a la Carte
12. Kim from The Teacher's Lane

Lastly, Here are my questions!

1. Polka dots or stripes?
2. What is your favorite thing about teaching?
3. Guilty Pleasure?
4. Drama or Comedy?
5. If you could teach your students one thing, what would it be?
6. If you won a million dollars and had to give it to one person, who would it be?
7. Cats or Dogs?
8. Favorite fruit?
9.What technology do you have in your classroom?
10. What is one thing you couldn't live without?  
11.  Where were you born?
12. Where did you college?

So sorry about having the longest post in history.  It was fun telling you guys about me though!  :)

Look for some freebies this week!  I am working on several things at once. ADD much? 

Is everyone ready for Monday? I think I am! 


  1. Oooppps! Sorry I had the question in there twice! I'm such a dork :) Glad we are teaching soul mates.
    Much Love!

  2. That's awesome that you work in the same school you went to like I am!

    P.S. Your teaching advice=story of my life. I keep finding so many cute ideas & strategies and want to some how cram them all in this year. But you are absolutely right, I will drive myself nuts trying to do that!! :)

  3. I know there was a lot of information in this but what stuck out most was getting slimed on Nickelodeon. Pretty sure that was my dream as a child, ha, so jealous! Also, Jason wonderful! : )

  4. I agree with Elisabeth - how COOL that you got slimed! Thanks for tagging me - that was fun! So glad I found you and your blog - third grade's the best; I feel like there aren't as many 3rd grade blogs as there are kinder/first/second, so I am super happy to have you as a bloggy friend and resource! :)

    Third Grade Teacher Files 

  5. Thanks for tagging me amber!! So fun!! I'm working on my post..So glad to be blogging buddies!
    SLIMED! That was great!


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