Saturday, December 29, 2012

Libester Award

Sixth Grade Scribbles nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award.

I am sorry it has taken me so long to re give this award. I truly wanted to take time to find blogs to nominate, and that met the rules. So appreciative for networking opportunities though.

The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and to help spread the word about new blogs.

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.)
  • No tag back, but please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you! 

1. I can sleep anywhere, anytime, for any length of time
2. I have been 5'10 since the sixth grade
3. I have four boys
4. I am the fourth of four Texas Aggies in my family (WHOOP!)
5. I am the baby of the family
6. I have run two half marathons, in my book that = one marathon!
7. I talk very loudly.
8. My favorite color is purple
9. I love, love, love Diet Coke
10. I dream of a clean house all the time one day
11. I am a Pinterest junkie

Questions For ME:

1. Do you have a hobby?  If so, what is it? arts and crafts, when I can find time
2. What is your favorite holiday dish? Nothing traditional... we do steak and potatoes on most holidays
3. What is your favorite thing about being a teacher? That moment when kids truly, "get it"
4. What is your favorite sport or team? Football for sure!
5. What are your top 3 movies? 1.Grease  2.Legends of the Fall  3.ANY Mark Wahlberg film :)
6. How do you balance blogging and teaching with the rest of your life? Just make time when I can. Many Sunday mornings while drinking my coffee.
7. How did you get into education? I took a semester off from college and substitute taught. I liked it and when I went back to school, I changed my major to education.
8.Why do you blog? What inspired you to start? I have a blog about my family. I started that to help me because I was behind in my scrapbooking efforts. I started my education blog because I needed to jump start the excitement for teaching middle school. It has truly helped me make middle school math more enjoyable to teach and to learn.
9. If you could live in another part of the world, where would it be? Why? Colorado, it reminds me of a happy time in my life.
10. Do you plan alone or as part of a team? Part of a team
 11. If you weren’t a teacher/educator, what would you be doing?  I'm really not sure. Maybe banking? management? party planning? loafer? I just can't imagine doing anything else.

Blogs I'm Nominating:
Teacher Wife
Teacher and a Mom
room 4 imagination
my classroom is my runway
Miss Mathdork's Math Resources
Math = Love
Fast Times of a Middle School Math Teacher
Shutters and Scribbles
Miss A's Class Ideas
I know, this is only 10, but my 11th choice had this award already and I just need to get this posted asap!

My questions for YOU!

1. What do you do to unwind?

2. Do you take summers off or work?

3. Do you commute?

4. What's your favorite indulgence?

5. If you weren't a teacher, what do you think you'd be doing right now?

6. Do you have kids? Do they go to the same school where you work?

7. Read any good books lately?

8. Cook nightly or dine out?

9. Night out on the town or quiet night in?

10. How many "teacher bags" do you own?

11. Six weeks or 9 weeks? or something else?

I know, awards can be a lot of work, but it keeps us connected and I know that's one reason I blog!



  1. Thanks so much for the award!

    I am your newest follower! Love your blog!

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  3. thank you so much for the award! it was really exciting! you have a new follower on your wonderful blog!

    my classroom is my runway: i'd like to thank the academy...

  4. Great blog! I love reading your articles.