Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tag..You're It!

I was tagged by Kristin at Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten.  Since I am new this my first tagging experience.

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!

Here it goes...

Part 1:  12 Things about me:

1.  When I was little I would get I live 2500 miles from "home"

2.  I have 1 sister who has 2 boys who are 11 months older and 10 months younger than my son...going to be fun when they are a little older!

3.  3 years ago my sister-in-law, 8 and 5 year old nieces and I donated 8 inches of our hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths

4.  I hate having misspellings or grammatical errors in my writing...even on facebook! I hate it so much that I will choose a word I know how to spell over one I'm not sure of just to make it right, even if the other word sounds better! Maybe it's because I'm a teacher and people expect me to spell correctly?

5.  My mom played matchmaker...then her little girl moved across the country...should have thought twice! But he is a SUPER hubby!

6.  We have 8 horses, Spider, Sable, Jackie, Star, Johnny, June, Little Nicky, and Bandit.

7.  I got the best Christmas present cleaning service every other week....WOW! I am so SPOILED...I love my dad and sister even more for that gift!

8.  I have 2 furry kids, Chuck, an Australian Shepard. He is probably the most spoiled cow dog in the world!

And Layla, the most lovable stupid dog you could own! She is a Maltipoo and a major traitor...I had her before I met the hubs and who does she get more excited to guessed it...him!

9.  I love the snow!! Probably because I didn't grow up with it, but it could snow all winter and I probably wouldn't complain. Besides, who doesn't love a snow day?!

10.  My coworkers introduced me to Pinterest...D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S!!!

11.  I never thought I would say that I like to read but its true. I love a can't put it down book.  I'm always up for suggestions, but I don't do scary, I like to sleep at night!

12.  Best for last...I have a 1 yr old son who is AMAZING! Being a mom is unexplainable! I love it so much.  I'm sure there will be days when I will want to give him to the zoo or circus, but right now he is so much FUN!

Part 2: Kristin's Questions

1. How do you relax after a stressful day/week?
       Play with Colt!
2. What's your guilty pleasure TV show?
       Teen Mom or Kardashians (did I really just admit that one?)
3. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
       Too many, but I love shoes and boots and flip flops
4. What is your favorite place to buy school supplies?
       Target dollar spot has great back to school finds...keep your eyes open in Aug!
5. What is your favorite board/pin on Pinterest? (or your favorite recent idea if you aren't on)
       A coworker pinned Candy Corn cute!
6. What is a super easy meal you like to make for dinner?
       Garlic Chicken in the Crockpot
7. What frustrates you about blogging?
       Not knowing how to do cool stuff
8. If you found the perfect unit on a blog, the topic/skill would be ______?
       Geesh, maybe something with reading.
9. What is your favorite thing to teach?
       I like math but only at this level...I'm not much for higher math!
10. What is one of the funniest kid moments you've had at school?
        I had a little boy tell me: "Ms.'re (insert laugh) ok ok for real, you're a hot sexy mama"   No joke! I had to step out of the room to laugh after telling him that's not a nice way to talk to ladies.
11. The most played song on your iPod is _______?
        I love Lady Antebellum right now
12. Who inspired you to become a teacher?
        I would have to say my first/second grade teacher. I went to a very small school, K-8 with 100 students total! There were 5 classrooms and teachers taught 2 grades, except in Kindergarten. 

Part 3: Tag, You're It!

Heather at Heather's Heart
Holly at Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade
Lindsay and Kerri at Teacher Bits and Bobs
Kristen at A Teeny Tiny Teacher
Amy at The Resource(ful) Room
Kristina at Coloring books and funny looks
Sharon at Teaching With Sight
Abby at The Inspired Apple
Cindy at For the Love of Kindergarten
Pam at Can Do Kinders
Donna at Peace, Love, and Learning
Shannon at Kindergarten Hoppenings

Part 4: Alright, here are your questions!

1.  Why did you decide to create a blog?
2.  How did you learn the tricks of blogging?
3.  Do you have any hobbies?
4.  In my spare time I like to______.
5.  My biggest challenge in the classroom is_____.
6.  What is your go to behavior modification plan for little ones who struggle with your whole class behavior plan?
7.  What is one funny thing a student told you?
8.  Does your school use a reading and math curriculum?
9.  Where is one place you would love to visit?
10.  What is your favorite store?
11.  What is your favorite meal?
12.  I couldn't be organized without _______.

I'm looking forward to reading your answers and making new blogging friends! 




  1. Awww, your dogs are so cute! #4 is soooo me :) Glad I found your blog's from Holly's :) Have a great day!

    Lisa :) (new follower)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  2. Welcome to blogging! I found you today through Holly! I'll add you to my "New Blog on the Block" blog roll on the side bar of my blog!

    Teaching First

  3. I still get homesick! Your two puppies are so cute! Chuck looks almost as spoiled as my dogs. I'm your newest follower.

    First Grade Delight

  4. Welcome to the blogging world! I discovered your blog through Holly.

    Your son is too cute!

    I'm your newest follower!

    First Grade Magic

  5. Hi, I came over from Holly's blog to check your blog out! First of all, I am super jealous that you have horses, that is so cool! I love animals! Second, I LOVE your sweet pups! So cute! I have a maltese, so your maltipoo makes me swoon with that sweet little face, but Australian Shepards are such beautiful dogs, too! What color eyes does he have? Third, your son is so adorable!! Enjoy him! Fourth, I also love snow! And I did grow up in it, but still love it! Last winter was wonderful here with so much snow. This winter is a little depressing because there hasn't been much! Welcome to blogging! I'm your newest follower!

  6. WOW that is the BEST Christmas present ever!! I am going to have to put that on my list next year and see what happens...a girl can dream right? The dogs are too cute. We just made it through the 1st year of puppyhood and I almost went CU-RAY-ZEE! I'm waiting for the days when she just wants to lay around and stay out of trouble! Welcome to the bloggy world! I'm a new follower : )

  7. I am your newest follower! Your blogs looks great. I started about a month ago. If you get a chance come check my blog out!

  8. Hello! I'm your newest follower - just came over from Holly's page @ Crisscross Applesauce. :) I just started up at the beginning of January, so I'm new too!

    Have a great (rest of your) weekend - Amanda

  9. #4 made me laugh right out loud because I do the exact same thing!

    Welcome to the bloggy world!

    Oh My Little Classity Class

  10. Welcome to blogging! I am your newest follower. :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  11. I'm your newest follower! Cute blog :)


    Let's Teach Something

  12. LOVE the Maltipoo . . . stinkin' cute!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging - I'm your newest follower . . . come visit me at the Corner when you need some ideas for your character building.

    The Corner On Character