Walking on Sunshine!

I am quite honored to have been nominated for a

by Ms. B., the blogger behind  http://butterflyteaching.blogspot.com/

Here is what I am supposed to do:

1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 facts asked by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate bloggers you think bring sunshine sunshine to the world.
4. Make up 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

11 Random Facts

1.  My favorite flowers are tulips.

2.  My favorite color is yellow.

3.  I spent my junior year of college in Paris.

4.  In the summer, I do water aerobics all by myself in my pool.

5.  Third grade was my favorite grade in school.  That's why I feel so lucky to teach 3rd grade.

6.  I'm right handed, but I bat and golf as a lefty.

7.  Growing up, I was a huge fan of the Boston Bruins when Bobby Orr, Derek Sanderson,... were on the team.

8.  Some of my past hobbies include crocheting and cross stitching (I would love to do these again some day).

9.  My brother and I used to have fierce ping pong games when we were growing up.

10.  I don't really know how to swim unless you count the dog paddle and back float as swimming - I never learned even though I grew up right near the ocean.

11.  I have a banana every morning with my breakfast.

I tried to think of extremely random facts that I have not written about before - although I am forgetful so you might already know about some of these.

Answers to Ms. B.'s Questions

 My questions for my nominees;

1. Best way to unwind on a Friday night?

I am usually in bed and asleep by nine o'clock on a Friday night.

2. Favourite book to read?

I love The Red Tent by Anita Diamant.

3. If you could meet one person from history, who would it be?

I'd love to meet Joan of Arc.  I've always been fascinated by her life.

4. What did you wear to work today?

 On Friday I wore a green and blue plaid fleece vest and a denim skirt.

5. Where would you go on your dream holiday?

I'm still hoping to go to the Grand Canyon and go on the Mule Train.

6. Favourite festival to celebrate in the classroom?

I like Valentine's Day because it's a day to celebrate friendship and kindness.

7. Best tv programme on at the moment?

I'm really enjoying True Detective on HBO on demand.

8. What's your guilty pleasure?

I love eating chocolate, especially dark chocolate non-pareils.

9.  How often do you blog?

During the school year, I'm a weekend warrior = twice a week.

10. Your best-selling product?

My adjective test/review - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Adjectives-TestReview-600679 -  has been downloaded almost 4,900 times.  I've never been brave/confident enough to sell anything so everything is free.

 11. Your favourite product from someone else?

Writing Informational Text -  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Informational-Text-Common-Core-Aligned-556891 - by Kathy O. is very easy to implement, and the kids loved writing their own non-fiction books.

 My Nominees

I tried to pick newer bloggers because I still feel like a new blogger myself - even though it's been almost year, I still feel like I'm learning the ropes.

1.    http://thirdgradebrownies.blogspot.com/

2.   Kristen from http://www.thereadbox.com/

  from http://mrsrootteaches.blogspot.com/

     Furnell nominated me for a Liebster Award so I'm very excited to nominate her for a Sunshine 

5. Laura from http://msritter35.blogspot.com/
 Here are my 11 very random questions for my nominees:
1.   Are you a coffee or tea drinker?
2.  What's your favorite type of book?
3.  What kind of cell phone do you have?
4.  Do you prefer to cook, bake or neither?
5.  Where in the world would you go if you could go any where?
6.  What was your favorite subject in school?
7.  If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy/do?
8.  What's the most comfortable pair of shoes that you have now?
9.  Where do you like to shop for clothes?
10.  What's your favorite TV show?
11.  What is your favorite part of the day?
Congratulations to my nominees and thanks to Ms. B. for nominating me.


  1. I always love reading the random facts about other bloggers! They're inconsequential little tidbits but it helps create a much more realistic image of the person behind the blog. LOVE!

    The Imaginary Classroom

  2. Congrats on your nomination! You always bring sunshine into my world!

  3. A well deserved nomination! And I know exactly how you feel about it taking a long time to write the response!!

    Butterflying Through Teaching


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