I've been tagged AND I got my FIRST Blog Award (Thanks Stacey)

Thank you Stacey from 3rd Grade Times for the Lovely Blog Award :)  You made my day!

Also, Marcia at Learning in Bliss has caught me in a game of tag. Yay!  I LOVE games lol. Will you play along too?  YOUR questions are a little bit down the page so keep scrolling.

My ten questions:

1. What is your favorite holiday project for your classroom?

Since many of my students in the public school in which I work are jewish, we don't do any "holiday" projects.  However, we do get into Earth Day.  One part of the project will be to teach the class about one of our National Parks (I will likely post about this in a week or two)

2. Which do you prefer reading/writing or math/science?

Hard question... I've done both through "swapping" classes.  But I've always loved math (even though I'm known as the Writing Guru at my school)

3. What is your favorite piece of technology for your classroom?

LOVE my Smart Board (although I like Promethean better...)

4. What was the last thing that happened in class that made you cry?

OMG!  I was reading Ruby Bridges and I teared up.  The kids were laughing at me... 

5. Who is your favorite children's author?

I LOVE reading the Jerry Spinelli "Back to School Pack".  If only I could find more time in the day for my read-aloud...

6. What is last song you listened to on your iPod or radio?

Right now, I'm listening to The Hunger Games audio book.  As for song, I'm sure is was something 80s.

7. If you could go any where on a trip, where would you go?

*Sigh* I want to go to Fiji or a tropical island somewhere far away.

8. Which do you prefer winter or summer?

WHAT?!? Summer LOL

9. What is your most memorable teaching experience?

I was nominated for Teacher of the Year and did a really cool lesson with roller coasters.  (I need to do this activity again now that I teach science).  I was being observed by administrators from within our region and that activity afforded me the title of Regional Teacher of the Year.

10. Why did you decide to start your blog?

A friend and colleague from school is a blogger (Mor over at A Teacher's Treasure) and she got me interested in it.  I have many ideas to share and love to find new and innovative ways to spice up my classroom activities.  Blogging, I think, has made me a better teacher.

I've tagged the following lovely blogs that I stalk *hehehe*:

Tanya V. at A Class Act
Mor Zrihen at A Teacher's Treasure
Kristen at Ladybug's Teacher Files
Kelly Hall at Fabulous in Fourth!
Mrs. Cupcake at A Cupcake for the Teacher
Shannon Sousa at Tickled to Teach
Sam at A Teacher's Looking Glass
Heather at Loose Shoelaces
The Clutter-Free Classroom
Jessica at dandelions and dragonflies

The rules? Answer the "tagger's" questions, make up ten questions of your own, and tag ten more people.  Remember, here Are The rules: 

*Post these rules* 
*Answer the 10 questions that the "tagger" posted for you* 
*Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag* 
*Tag 10 people and link them with your post (and let them know they've been tagged!)*

My ten questions for you:
1. What's the last book you read aloud to your class?
2. Which field trip have you enjoyed most and why?
3. Which subject do you enjoy teaching most?
4. What computer program(s) do you think is most effective for student achievement?
5. What could you NOT teach without?
6. What is the most memorable gift a student has given you?
7. Which do you prefer, having students write down their homework or posting the homework on a website?
8. How often do you email/call parents?
9. How do you run literacy centers?
10. Why did you begin blogging?


  1. Thanks for the tag. Will get to it later this week. Just got back from spring break vacation and having a hard time getting back to reality :)

    Tickled to Teach


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