Tuesday, December 27, 2011

11 in 11 Linky Party

Okay people I’m linking up! Thanks Hadar and Kristin!

I tried really hard to pick only one thing per question…but on some I just couldn’t.

11. Favorite Movie

Ryan Gosling…enough said. BTW he was totally robbed on People's Sexiest Man Alive


When Mr. Darcy walks across that field at the end of the movie…I get goosebumps Every. Single. Time.


10. Favorite TV Series


Kind if an oxymoron of sorts..I’m a Scorpio…what can I say.


9. Favorite Restaurant

I heart their Chicken Bruschetta Sandwich.


8. Favorite new thing you tried

Okay growing up I was never a fashion plate…I was a hard core to the bone nerd/wanna be punk kid. But I’ve discovered Polyvore (Thanks Gladys at Teaching in High Heels) and man oh man am I hooked. I like creating outfits… some over the top…some not so much. It’s too addictive. I dare you to try. Take a look at a few of my creations:


and I couldn’t resist this one…ha! So fun!



7. Favorite Gift

An Amazon gift card, because anyone who knows me knows I’m in heaven when I’m reading. I’ve resisted getting one of those electronic book thingys…I just love the smell of a new book. Dorky I know.


6. Favorite thing you’ve pinned

I have lots but here are two.

School related: love Jennifer’s Data Board

Pinned Image

Not school related: LOVE IT

Pinned Image


5. Favorite Blog Post

It was sort of hard to choose…I especially loved all the ones I posted during the Math Work Stations Summer book study. But here’s one of my favorites:


4. Favorite accomplishment

Starting my blog would be very high on my list. I love sharing and when I go to workshops in my district I always run into someone who thanks me for all the wonderful things I share, or how my ideas have inspired and helped them. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy.


3. Favorite Picture

These are my two sisters (middle and left) and my sister-in-law (on the right). All three of them were pregnant at the same time(2008), they all had boys who were all born one month after each other…October, November and December. I couldn’t believe it! Especially the part about my little sister (in the middle) having an actual baby!



2. Favorite memory

In highschool… I used to read Silhouette Teen Romances (does anybody remember those?) and they’d always have a newsletter that came with each collection of monthly books. I’d sent in a poem, then proceeded to completely forget about it. Then one day in English Lit class one of my classmates handed me the latest newsletter, and there was my name..it was an Honorable Mention…but still.


1. Goal for 2012

I have a few up my sleeve.

I’d really like to devote more time to my writing. I have six years until I reach my 25th year of teaching and I’m seriously giving some thought to a possible second career???

I also want to get rid of ALL my credit card debt so if I do decide to retire from teaching, it’d be smooth sailing. Who am I kidding, they’ll probably push me out on a gurney.

Getting out of my comfort zone…that would be the biggest challenge yet! Smile This was so much fun.


  1. *love* Pride and Prejudice...but my heart belongs to Colin Firth as Mr Darcy! Thanks for liking my data board =) You are such a sweetie! (I say if we ever have a meet up of all the AL teacher/bloggers...we do it at Red Robin!! lol)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. I love holding/reading a book, so like you, have a hard time wrapping my mind around reading a book on a Kindle or Nook.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  3. Thank you so much for linking up!!!
    Okay, that Chicken Bruschetta sandwich is to die for. I had it not too long ago and it is heaven.
    I used to think I couldn't do an electronic reader, either. But it turns out, I can. Easily.
    I'm going to check out that fashion thing - thanks for the tip!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. I LOVED all of your math posts this summer and all of the wonderful *freebies*! You are awesome and I know you touch the hearts of all the little ones you teach. Thank you for making me a better teacher by shairng all of your wonderful ideas!

    I have some penguin and snowmen *freebies*! I would love for you to come grab them! =)
    Heather's Heart

  5. Love your blog!! I pinned that pink coat, too! It is the most adorable coat I have ever seen!

  6. I was right there with you on holding, smelling, feeling, enjoy a good REAL book. Then, hubs got a Kindle for me last Christmas and I tell you - I fell instantly in love...

    Loved reading your 11 in '11...

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  7. I haven't heard of supernatural. I'll have to check and see if we have it in Canada. It looks intriguing!
    Take care.

    Grade ONEderful

  8. I LOVE reading too! Whether it be a real book or on my NookColor...once I get reading a good book I can't put it down until I'm done!


  9. I love Big Bang! Hilarious!


  10. I absolutely ADORE your blog! I JUST got a job teaching 1st grade, and I start on Jan. 3! Do you have any advice for a panicked brand-new teacher?

  11. I am a huge fan of Supernatural. Glad to find another fan out there. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  12. I love the smell of a book too! I did, however just receive a Kindle for Christmas. I have 2 children in Middle School and kept findidn myself in gymnasiums waiting for volleyball practice to finish and auditoriums waiting for play practice to finish and thought that having the Kindle in my purse might make me happy. We will see!
    Good luck on your dream of writing!
    Your newest follower,
    Lori @

  13. I'm your newest follower from the Linky party. I LOVE my Kindle but can understand reading the printed word. You have a very interesting blog. Keep writing. I kept a journal of the funny, crazy, silly but true things that happened to me while I was teaching and it became a book. Hope you'll visit my blog.

  14. Mr. Darcy is just the best! :) I love your blog! Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas.

    Learning with a Happy Heart


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