Answer to Furnell's Questions for the Liebster Award


To accept the nomination I must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for your by your nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about yourself
5. Create 11 questions for your nominees
6. Contact your nominees and let them know you nominated them

Here are Furnell's questions for me.  Thanks again for nominating me.  Also, please check out her blog at: 
Questions for Nominees:

1.  What is your most favorite school/office supply?
My favorite school supply is a stapler that works every time and is reliable.

2.  What has been your most favorite activity/craft?
Last year we made boats from one square foot of aluminum foil.  Then we put pennies on each boat while it was floating to see what boat could hold the most pennies.  (idea from Ginger Snaps:

3.  Where do you find your teaching resources?
I LOVE Teachers Pay Teachers so I get a lot from there.  I also live very close - a 10 minute drive - from a Lakeshore Learning Store.

4.  What are your top 5 favorite blogs?
My favorites are:





                             (FYI:  The last blog has bloggers listed by state - I love that!)

5.  Do you have a Pinterest account or TPT store? (Leave the link!)
I have a TPT store, and everything is free:

6.  If you could be given any one thing to help improve your teaching, what would it be?
I would like to be extensively trained in Guided Reading.

7.  If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I would go to the Grand Canyon where I've wanted to go since seeing it on the Brady Bunch. They went down into the canyon on mules.

8.  What is the last book that you have read?
I just read Heaven Is For Real by Eben Alexander.

9.  What are your favorite T.V. shows?
I love series that are on HBO and Showtime such as Homeland, Nurse Jackie, Episodes...

10.  What do you do in your free time?
I work on my blogs, do the crossword puzzle, read, walk my dog, go to TPT...

11.  Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years, I'll be about to turn 63 so I see myself preparing for retirement.


11 Random Facts

1.  On school days I wake up at 5:25 am, and I take my dog for a walk.

2.  On Friday mornings, my husband and I go out for breakfast.

3.  I am fascinated by trains, especially freight trains.

4.  When I go to bed at night, I read magazines such as Oprah, Women's Day, Health, etc.

5.  My father gives me a subscription to Readers Digest every Christmas.

6.  One of my best friends is my neighbor, Kristen, who is 27 years old and autistic.  We walk every day after school.

7.  I give blood every 3 - 4 months.

8.  I love Florida (the Delray Beach area) and flamingoes!

9.  I always get my clothes out the night before so I am ready in the morning.

10.  I love to wear skirts and tights to school.

11.  My favorite flavor of ice cream is maple walnut - actually, I love anything with maple in it.

  Who I'm Nominating

Third Grade Cupcakes -

Tailor-Made Teaching -

Mrs. Colegrove's Fourth Grade -

Tally Tales -

Down East Teach:


Here are my questions for my nominees:

1.  What is the best "teacher" book you have ever read?

2.  What's your favorite place to shop?

3.  What do you do in your free time?

4.  If you could be given one thing to improve your teaching, what would it be?

5.  What's your favorite meal to prepare or eat?

6.  If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

7.  What are your favorite TV shows?

8.  What is your favorite blog(s)?

9.  Do you have a TPT store?  If so, please give the address, too.

10.  What is the last book you read?

11.  Are you a morning or night person?

After you answer these questions, please list 11 random facts about yourself and nominate 5 - 12 blogs with less than 200 followers.  Please let me know if you have any questions.




  1. Thanks for completing this!!!! I love reading the answers to the questions! I feel that we learn a lot more about each other!! =)


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