Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Second Nomination Liebster Award-- thank you!!

As soon as I posted the other one, I got an email from First Grade with Ms. Dawley and I smiled from ear to ear! Thank you Carrie-- that really made my night! I love your blog and all the ideas you have about Daily 5! Everyone should go and check out her blog!!

There are a few rules for this before I can pass it on, though.

  1. Link back to the blog that nominated me.
  2. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator.
  3. Share 11 random facts about myself.
  4. Create 11 questions for my nominees.
  5. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
  6. Contact my nominees to let them know that I nominated them. 

Now--I'm not sure if I am supposed to nominate 5-11 more blogs and give another 11 random facts?? So...just check out my latest blog post here  if I have to nominate more I will..does anyone know how that works?!?!

Here are my 5 Nominees:

1. Julia @ Lattes and Laughter
2. Sara @ The Aspiring Teacher
3. Rachel @ Learning to Teach in the Rain
4. Mr. G @ Teaching 3rd with Mr. G
5. Amanda @ My Shoe String Life

The Questions I have to answer:

  1. Why did you decide to start blogging? I started blogging because I was constantly looking on pinterest and TpT for ideas and materials..and everytime I clicked it brought me to another amazing blog. I wanted a place that I could share my thoughts and ideas!
  2. Have you always wanted to be a teacher? Yes-- without a doubt. I have known since I was in 2nd grade...and haven't turned back!
  3. What is your favorite non-teaching website? My favorite non-teaching website would be another blog called cupcakes and cashmere OR a piece of toast...both of these are fashion blogs and I love them!!
  4. Do you have pets, children, or both?  How many? I do not have any children..or pets of my own. Except I considered my parents 2 dogs my own haha. They have a cockapoo and a havanese!
  5. What goals do you have for summer? My goals for this summer are to organize my curriculum work for the modules we are teaching next year and to get my TpT store up and running...I'm so nervous about it!!
  6. What was the year, make, and model of your first car? I don't remember the year somewhere in the 2000s...but it was a jeep grand red. LOVED IT!!
  7. Have you always taught the grade that you teach now? This was my first full time teaching position this year...4th, 5th 6th special ed...last year I had a part time teaching position teaching 4th the answer is pretty much yes. haha
  8. What do you like to do when you aren't teaching/grading/lesson planning? i really like to cook or read or SHOP haha and spend time with my family/dogs.
  9. Out of all of the places that you might have lived, which is your favorite? my hometown, pittsford, ny. I love it there.
  10. What is your must-have accessory for your work outfits? My vera bradley lanyard that holds my ID badge..I have a different one for every season (colors are different).
  11. What has been your least favorite vacation destination?  Why? I don't know if I have a least favorite!! But anywhere with snow...i don't ski or snowboard haha

Okay-- now 11 random facts about me :)

1. I am a twin! I have a twin brother ( No we are not identical)-- we used to get asked that all the time!! haha. He lives in buffalo, ny. One crazy story--when he pulled is hip, I felt it at the exact time it happened! (Crazy twin thing right?!--only time that has happened though!)

2. I LOVE Essie nail polish-- I have a bit of an obsession and always have to have my nails painted.  I even take those classic nail polish pictures and post them to instagram, twitter and even pinterest haha (see it is an obsession)!

3.  I am super organized and have to have everything is a specific place...I even know when something is out of place or missing (OCD a little). This goes for school stuff, clothes, papers, anything and everything! My teaching assistant would laugh at me for some of the things I did throughout the year...all in good fun of course!

4. I absolutely hate mashed potatoes (un-american) YES I know--my family has told me this for years. But the Texture! Eww can't stand it haha My Thanksgiving plate consists of turkey with ketchup , corn, StoveTop stuffing only, and jello ha. No gravy and obviously no mashed potatoes.

5. I will only eat red meat if it is med-well or well done. I usually make a comment that says "I don't want it still mooing on the plate!" I will take chicken or fish over anything else!

6. I have probably close to or over 100 dresses-- for every occasion. I LOVE dresses at all times, in the summer with a maxi or in the winter with tights or leggings. Can't go wrong with a dress! 

7. I love Country Music and find any time to listen to it. During the summer I go to as many country concerts as I can!! This year I will be seeing, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, John Mayer, Maroon 5..and a few more that I forgot!

8. I speak Spanish-- I'm actually certified to teach Spanish 7-12...I studied abroad in Valenica, Spain for a summer. It was amazing and I would go back in a heartbeat. 

9.  As I said before..I am super neat and organized, except for my bed (my mom always yelled at me to make my bed growing up--I never did) I still sometimes don't haha.

10. I am addicted to Pinterest..I probably am on it 10 times a day if not more. 

11. I played Field Hockey in Highschool and College and was even a coach for a few years! I love the sport...The funniest comment I get about field hockey is that it is a very confusing sport to watch--the whistle blows ten thousand times a game and they don't know why! haha 

Questions for my nominees:

Now the questions for you (my nominees) !!

1. How long have you been teaching?
2. What technology do you use in your classroom?
3. If you could go on a dream vacation where would you go?
4. How many items do you have on TpT or TN?
5. What is one piece of clothing in your closet that you could never ever get rid of?
6. If you could change one thing about teaching what would it be?
7.  Iphone or Droid?
8.  If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring 3 things..what would they be?
9. Have you ever been abroad to another country? 
10. What was your favorite children's book OR if you had to choose one favorite book our of your classroom library now--what would it be and why? 
11.  When did you decide to become a teacher and why?

Thanks again Carrie for the nomination :) I am truly blessed! 


  1. Emily,

    Thanks for the nomination! I just checked my email as I leave to go do curriculum work this morning! It's such an honor! I'll make sure to fill out the questions and link back :) Best of luck on all your blogging endeavors! I'm so excited to have another new blog to follow!

    - Amanda

    My Shoe String Life

  2. Hi Emily! I just found your blog! I am your newest follower. I was so excited to see "New York" blogger- cause I don't see many. :) I teach near Binghamton, NY. My daughter is going to be a Senior at Niagara this year, so I know right where Pittsford is! I love your blog. Loved learning more about you, too. :) I'd love you to stop by my blog if you get a chance.
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

    1. Oh wow great!! Thank you for following..I know I don't see many NY Bloggers. I will definitely stop by your blog and be your newest follower!!!


  3. I was also nominated twice for the Libester award! I need to blog about that today! That's funny about feeling it in your hip when your brother pulled his!! LOL We will definitely have to keep in touch through blogging. I will have resource, grades 2-6, right now, but in December I am supposed to be transitioned into extended resource for grades 4-6! That's so funny we'll have the same exact grade levels.

    By the way, I love your blog! I know I have already told you that, but you have inspired me to get my own. I am not working with Christi, although she does do a fabulous job! Obviously!!

    A Tender Teacher for Special Needs

    1. Haha yeah I didn't know what to do about being nominated twice! So I guess I just filled it out again (used the same 11 interesting facts and same questions for my nominees) what did you end up doing?! We will have to definitely share resources and keep in touch through blogging for sure! I can't wait :)