Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TAG - I'm It!

Angela over at The Daily Alphabet has tagged me in my first ever bloggy game! I have to tell 12 things about myself, then answer 12 questions from the person who tagged me, and then create 12 brand NEW questions!!!! Whew!!!! That sounds like a lot, but here goes!

1. I have just recently started my own blog after many months of blog stalking! I`ll admit, it`s been tougher than I thought!

2. Aside from teacher blogs, I LOVE pinterest! I`ve found sooo many awesome ideas that I’ve used in my classroom already!

3. This summer I am going to Africa to help build a school – I am ALL kinds of excited about it and I can`t wait!

4. I absolutely love musicals. This coming weekend I am going to Beauty and The Beast!

5. I teach Kindergarten to Grade 4 in one classroom! Some say it sounds crazy but I actually love teaching a multi-age class!

6. I got a Cricut machine for Christmas but I really need someone to help me out with it! I think I have the basics but I know it is capable of so much more!

7. Recently I`ve been having thoughts about going back to school to work on my Post-Bachelors degree – any insight?

8. I think I may even love it more than a SmartBoard because there is not an actual board taking up space when it is not in use!

9. Last week I went to an incredible PD session on Children`s Art in Literature – I must remember to share more in a later blog post.

10. I am a sucker for reality T.V. Is that a good thing or a bad thing …. well I’m still not sure!

11. My favourite colour is purple.

12. I love spending my summers relaxing at the cabin!

Ok – Onto Angela`s Questions:

1.  If you were not a teacher, what would you be?
If I were not a teacher, I would probably run my own daycare, I love children!

2.  Paper or plastic.
Paper? I am obsessed with buying coloured paper to create materials.

3.  What is one thing that you wish you had learned when you were younger?
I wish someone would have told me to take advantages of any travel opportunities possible. My schools often had trips planned and I never took advantage of the great opportunities L

4.  What advice would you give to novice teachers that you wished you had received?
I`m only in my third year of teaching so I am still a novice teacher learning from others too!

5.  Do you like technology? Why or why not?
I love it when it`s working! Nothing is better than being able to interactively learn in the classroom with technology.

6.  How and why did you begin blogging?
I began blogging to share my ideas and TPT items with the many other teachers I blog stalk on daily basis!

7.  Do you have a class pet? Why or why not?
Nope. It`s not allowed at my school.

8.  If there was one thing that you wished you were allowed to do in your classroom, what would it be?
This is a tough one but I would LOVE to paint my classroom! I`ve seen many classrooms with murals or `clipart` that has looked so cool!

9.  What is your classroom decor style?
Bright colours and lots of student work displayed.

10.  Where do you want to be in 3 years?
I hope to have a full-time permanent job in the city that my boyfriend and I decide to reside in after he completes university.

11.  What is something that you wished you would have done differently in the beginning of your teaching career?
I think it is really still too early for me to tell only having 2 years under my belt!

12.  What will you do this weekend?
I`m going to the Beauty and The Beast musical – seriously cannot wait!

My 12 Questions:

1.   What is your favourite children`s book?
2.   Where is your favourite place to shop for teaching stuff?
3.   Where would you go on a dream vacation?
4.   What advice do you have to new bloggers like myself?
5.   What is your favourite T.V. show?
6.   What do you do to relax after a long day at school?
7.   If you HAD to pick the blog that most inspires you, who`s would it be?
8.   What is your favourite snack food?
9.   How many years have you been teaching?
  10. Can you describe your classroom in one word? What is it?
  11. What is your favourite educational website?
  12. Will you purdy please follow my blog? J

Now to tag new blog many? You guessed it, 12!

(Well, seeing as I just started my blog and only have 3 followers this is tricky, but hopefully these blogs that I have newly found will follow me!)

Angela and Kelly @ Glyph Girls
Graylyn @ Graylyn's Blog
Kristen @ Gingersnaps
Barbara @ Grade ONEderful

Thanks for playing along!


Lori said...

Welcome to blogging! I'm your newest follower. :)
Conversations in Literacy

Tammy said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Now I get to follow you too!

Forever in First

Barbara said...

Hi Kaleigh! Welcome to Bloggy World. It's so much fun. You're going to quickly become addicted to it. I'm a fellow Canuck! I live on Vancouver Island. What part of the country are you from?
Thanks for tagging me. It's a fun little game. And thanks for joining my blog. I'm now following you and am looking forward to your posts.
Take care!

Grade ONEderful

Amanda said...

1. What is your favourite children's book?
Such a hard question!! I can't narrow it down. But I love anything by Robert Munsch, Melanie Watt, and Laura Numeroff.
2. Where is your favourite place to shop for teaching stuff?
Chapters (I have a book buying obsession) and Scholar's Choice
3. Where would you go on a dream vacation?
I would love a relaxing week at some all-inclusive resort on some hot, Caribbean Island.
4. What advice do you have to new bloggers like myself?
Keep commenting on other blogs with a link to your blog and post lots of great ideas and freebies to share!
5. What is your favourite T.V. show?
I love Glee, Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother, Sex and the City, Friends, What Not to Wear, Say Yes to the Dress, and lots more!
6. What do you do to relax after a long day at school?
Pick up my computer and blog stalk! Haha
7. If you HAD to pick the blog that most inspires you, who's would it be?
I think one of the first that I came across and was like... *jaw drop*... was the fabulous Cara at The First Grade Parade.
8. What is your favourite snack food?
I can't say no to potato chips... they are my weakness!
9. How many years have you been teaching?
I graduated in 2007, but this is only my third FULL year teaching.
10. Can you describe your classroom in one word? What is it?
11. What is your favourite educational website?
Besides the fabulous blogs out here, I love Enchanted Learning and Education World.
12. Will you purdy please follow my blog?
Done and done!

Kaleigh, send me an email! I'd love to find out where you teach! :)

First Grade Garden

Amanda said...

Sorry, wrong email.

Haha. Have a great night!!


Unknown said...

I love your 12 facts!!! I also love Pinterest, I mean, who doesn't???

Welcome to blogland! Im your newest follower!

Ms. Rachel’s Room

Michelle Tsivgadellis said...

I just found your blog on Forever in First (Tammy) and I will definitely follow! Now you can also visit mine...I have quite a few FREEBIES and I am learning how to feel more comfortable "blogging" - this is quite new to me as well.

The 3AM Teacher

Journey of a Substitute Teacher (Ms. T) said...

If you ever need help with your Cricut, let me know! I have one too :)

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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