Sunday, December 7, 2014

Liebster Award

Thank you to Kathy from Kindergarten Couture for the Libester Award Nomination.  This nomination is for bloggers with less than 200 followers to get to know and connect with other new bloggers.  To do this you must answer 11 questions that help everyone get to know you better. Then, find 11 other new bloggers to nominate.  
  Now to answer the 11 questions....

1. Why and how long ago did you start blogging?

Well, I first started a blog back in 2013 but was in just a smidge over my head. When I took a Kindergarten teaching position in a new district this year, I felt like I had so many new perspectives I could share and definitely wanted to connect with other Kindergarten teachers for ideas.  With the encouragement from Amanda at Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten, I decided to start a brand new blog for my brand new teaching adventure!

2. What one word sums up the heart of your blog and why?

Teaching!  Although I think that's pretty obvious, ha!  I wanted to start the blog up again to connect with other teachers, share ideas, and learn from the highs and lows of Kindergarten.  I definitely won't have perfect posts nor will I be able to post every day, but I think that's real life as a teacher and I'm ok with that.

3. Is there something you learned late in your blog journey you wished you knew before?   Oh goodness, I'm still learning!  I think what I've realized this second time around is that I need to be true to myself.  Some teachers can post a new product and post every day, but that's just not realistic for me.  I love that I pull the best ideas from so many teacher blogs, and I'm thankful for all different types of teachers! 

4. What is your favorite past time other than blogging?

Spending time with my hubby!  We have the best time together, whether it's chatting over coffee on Saturday  mornings, running errands, or date nights out.  He is definitely the calm to my often crazy life! 

6. What category of blog posts do you enjoy the most?  

I love blog posts from primary teachers, especially Kindergarten and first.  I love when teachers can post pictures of their activities and share freebies!

7. Where does your blog inspiration come from? 

My classroom, other blogs, and life in general!  Like I mentioned above, I'm learning that to truly enjoy blogging you have to be true to yourself and write about what you love.  If I think it's something worth sharing, I'll share it! 

8. Which post that you've written are you most proud of?  

This post is pretty exciting!  I hope to connect to many other teachers and find exciting new blogs and hopefully gain some followers! 

9. Is there any post you have been planning to do, but have postponing it for a while now?   

Oh all the time!  I've learned that blogging is hard work and takes time.  All too often I have a great idea or pictures to share and then the day slips by me before it's posted.  I love to create items for TPT, so I'm hoping to get a little better with this so I can share my creative babies!   

10. What is your favorite aspect of blogging? 

I've always loved to write, so blogging is therapeutic in a sense.  I love being able to share ideas but also recall my day and reflect on the highs and lows.

11. Which recipe, project, or idea on my blog would you be most likely to try yourself? 

I would love to capture the enthusiasm and amazing learning efforts that Kindergarten Couture shows with each blog post!  She is totally putting forth her best effort in learning the ways of the blogging world and it's so contagious! 

Love and Teach On
Laugh, Love, Teach, Learn
Glitter is Everywhere
Teacher Will Run for Books
The Take Home Teacher
Days Like This
Primary on the Prowl
A Kindergarten Life
Mrs. Bohaty's Kindergarten Kingdom
Tiffany the Teacherista
Berry Sweet Teaching Treats

To those who have been nominated, here are the "official" rules for accepting:
1. In your post, link back to the blogger who nominated you as a thank you and "shout out."
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you (the ones I answered above).
3. Nominate 11 blogs of your choice that each have less than 200 followers. Provide them with 11 questions to answer or have them answer the questions above.
4. Let your nominees know that they've been nominated and provide them with a link to your post so that they can accept.
5. Send your nominator a link to your post so that s/he can learn more about you as well!     (You can just put your post link in the comments below!)

I know this award had been floating around on the blogging world for awhile, but I truly feel honored someone found my blog and wanted to nominate it!  I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little bit better, too!