Saturday, November 24, 2012

My First Award!

Yay! I got my first award! A huge thank you to Erica from Blooming In First for nominating me for the Liebster Award! A Liebster Award is given to bloggers that are just starting out and have less than 200 followers. It is to show new bloggers that they are appreciated and helps spread the word about new blogs. The rules are simple. You must post 11 random things about yourself, answer the questions your nominator set for you, and create 11 questions for the people you nominate. The 11 blogs you nominate must have less than 200 followers. Be sure to link those blogs in your post, as well. No tag backs! (Nominees: Please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster post so I can learn more about you!) I look forward to reading all the posts!

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Me!
  1. I have met celebrities including, Cuba Gooding Jr., Hilary Duff, Marian Ross, Didi Conn (Frenchy from Grease), Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Melissa Joan Hart, and a few others, too!
  2. The Great Gatsby, True Lies, Amistad, Me, Myself and Irene, 27 Dresses, and Moonrise Kingdom were all filmed in the area I am from, Newport, RI.
  3. I have 21 cousins just on my mom’s side of the family.
  4. I was nominated for the 2012 University of Rhode Island Student Teacher of the Year award.
  5. I have citizenship in both the United States and Canada.
  6. I am a New England Patriots fan. My dad has season tickets and I love going to the games!
  7. I have wanted to become a teacher since the 6th grade.
  8. I have an older brother and a younger sister.
  9. I LOVE chocolate!
  10. I have travelled to the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Canada, Bahamas, and other places within the US. I get to add Mexico to my list in April!
  11. I won a contest and got to NYC for a movie premiere!
Here Are the Questions Erica Asked Me!
  1. Why did you decide to start blogging? I decided to start blogging as a way to meet other teachers, learn new creative ideas and lessons, and lastly, to try something new and different.
  2. What is your favorite thing to do on a snow day? Well, being that I live in New England, we get snow pretty often. On a snow day, I mostly enjoy sitting in my house by the fire and watching the snow fall.
  3. What is the first thing on your Christmas list? The first thing on my Christmas list is actually children’s books. I am trying to start a library for when I eventually get my first teaching job.
  4. Do you have any children? (Pets count!) I do not have any children yet, but I do have two dogs. I have two shih-tzu males. Bam-Bam is four and Teddy is only six months old. I love them both so much!
  5. What is your favorite book? I am currently reading Mockingjay, the third book in The Hunger Games series. I would have to say these books are definitely some of my favorites.
  6. What is your favorite activity to do with your students? My favorite activity that I did with my student teaching students was my unit on outer space (I posted about the day I dressed as an astronaut and we tasted freeze dried ice cream. Check it out!) The children loved this unit and so did I! We made the moon phases using Oreo’s, I brought in actual meteorites for the children to hold, we had a family space party, and much more! I would definitely love to teach that unit again someday.
  7. What is your favorite place to go on vacation? I really enjoy travelling to the Caribbean. I have taken a few cruises there and I love the islands. One of my favorite islands is St. Maarten.
  8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake? Do you use colored lights or white lights? As for my Christmas tree, it is real and we use colored lights. My house is actually known in town for the Xmas display my dad puts up every year. It is pretty incredible! My family loves this time of the year.
  9. Are you a morning person or a night owl? I am more of a morning person.
  10. What is your favorite food? I have a lot of favorite foods. I love to eat! I love pizza, chicken fingers, shrimp, pasta, steak, you name it! Yum!
  11. What TV show is your favorite? My favorite TV show would probably have to be any show on HGTV. I love those shows for some reason! Also, I love say yes to the dress and four weddings too! I have been more into movies than tv lately though!
I Nominated These Blogs for the Award! My Questions for You...
  1. When did you realize you wanted to become a teacher?
  2. What is your favorite movie?
  3. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
  4. What do love most about your job?
  5. Describe your ideal vacation.
  6. What is the nastiest thing you ever ate?
  7. What is your biggest fear?
  8. What is your favorite holiday? Why?
  9. Tell me 3 things on your bucket list.
  10. Name something that makes your town interesting.
  11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I look forward to hearing about my nominees!


  1. Hey there! Thanks for the nomination. I'm now your newest follower :) Ms. H. Live, Love, Laugh in 2nd Grade

  2. You are so welcome! I loved your blog! I will be sure that I am following you too! :-)



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