Liebster Nominee

Liebster nominee..

As a recipient, I must:
1. Post 11 random things about myself.
2. Answer 11 questions that the nominators ask of me.
3. Create 11 questions for the people I nominate.
4. Choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them to my post.
So here I go.
1. I am a new Grandma ( 3 yr old step-Granddaughter, 8 month old granddaughter, and 1 week-old granddaughter   🙂
2. I married my JUNIOR high school sweetheart. (Started dating…well, seeing each other…my dad wouldn’t let me date until 16… at 14, Married at 19. Our 31st anniversary this year!)
3. Got a new car this year…38 miles to the gallon! YES!
4, I have 4 grown children ( twin boys, another boy, and a girl!)
5. I have taught first grade for 22 years…17 at the same school.
6. I am now teaching children from former students,,,wow I feel old!
7. I LOVE chocolate!
8. I lost 35 pounds ( so far…20 to go) this year. Goal is 50 lbs, off by my 50th birthday, this May. Fingers crossed…
9. Both of my sisters are teachers, One in grade 1, other in reading intervention.
10. I LOVE the beach!
11. I went double-parasailing with my husband ( up 800ft!) this summer.
OK ….now

Below are the GREAT Questions my
“nominator” asked me to answer!
REad on! Read On!
  1. What is your own education background? I earned my B.A. in Elementary Education from National University ( went to night school with 3 young boys..prego with daughter year 1 of teaching). Reading Specialist certification from UC Davis, CLAD certificate. 
  2. Do you shop on TPT? OMG! Of course! I just redid my entire classrrom into black & white polka dots….I searched for EVERYTHING I could find in dots!
  3. Where are you from? Where do you live now?   6th generation Lodian! Born & bred! Lodi,CALIF
  4. How many students are in your class? What is the average class size in your district? I have 30 now. Started with 34. Average 31-32 in both primary & intermediate. 
  5. What is your favorite tool to use in the classroom?   DOC CAMERA! I cannot remember ( yes I can) life without it. Remember the “overheads” we used to use? 
  6. How do you handle “show and tell” in your classroom? Students can only bring in photographs of them & their family ( they have to be in the picture) so that we can learn more about them. 
  7. Do you give “rewards” in your classroom? Candy kisses on spelling tests on Friday if they get 80% or more correct.
  8. How would you describe your classroom management style? I have a very organized classroom where procedures are key! However, it is a open, warm, inviting environment with lots of collaboration, conversation and exploration! I use a “clip-chart”behavior management system, which my students record each morning. Parents love it…and so do I!
  9. What grades have you taught? First
  10. What’s the last book you read for pleasure?  Not too many, lately.  
  11. What are your hobbies?  Crocheting, gardening, blogging
OK……who is next?


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