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Hi everyone! My name is Noelle and I am a Special Education teacher (self-contained, grades 3, 4, and 5!) After graduating, I started teaching Kindergarten!!! I had only applied to sub when I was called in for an interview! The following school year I moved schools and changed grade levels. I absolutely love where I am now and what I am doing!

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Liebster Award!

Wow, what an honor.  I have just started blogging and it's nice to know that fellow teacher have noticed and like my blog! Thanks so much ladies!  Both Dirt Road Teacher and Teach Two Reach have nominated me for a Liebster Award!

The guidelines are as follows:

#1- Link back to the blog that nominated me.
#2- Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
#3- Answer the questions posted to me by my nominator.
#4- Share 11 random facts about me

My 11 Questions from Teach Two Reach:

1)  What's your favorite T.V. show?
I have a few.  Right now I'm into House of Cards, Dexter, and my absolute favorite Grey's Anatomy. 
2)  What kind of student were you in school?
I was a good student in school.  Art was always my favorite class.
3)  What kind of child were you to your parents? 
I was always a good kid, but got in trouble when I did something wrong.  I always tried to follow their directions and rules, but I tried to be tough around them. 
4)  When you started your teaching journey, did you get the grade placement you wanted?
My first position was Kindergarten.  I thought it was everything I wanted.  The next year I was moved to a special education self contained room and found that it's definitely where I belong.  I feel that I now am in the placement I want.
5)  What is your usual weekend like?
My usual weekend involves many things.  We are busy throughout the week, so by the weekend I always make sure that there is some time for relaxation.  I work on school things, clean, and hangout with friends, family, and my love!
6)  What chores do you leave until you absolutely HAVE to do them?
I usually leave cleaning the floor until I have to, that and vacuuming.  I'm just not a fan!
7)  Do you see doing anything more with your education degree in a few years?
In a few years I would like to further my degree.  However, I'm not quite sure as to what yet.
8)  What is your favorite fruit, vegetable, and junk food item?
My favorite fruit would have to be watermelons or bananas.  My favorite vegetables are broccoli and cauliflower.  My favorite junk food is Reese's .. anything Reese's.
9)  If you could live anywhere in the world besides the country you live in now, where would it be and
I would want to live in Italy.  I'd want to learn more about where my family is from and see all of the beautiful sights!
10) What’s your favorite animal?
Giraffes are my favorite animal!
11) What’s your biggest strength as a teacher? What would you like to work on?
My biggest strength as a teacher is passion.  I've always been a passionate person, teaching is something I'm definitely passionate about.  I'd like to improve or work on taking constructive criticism.  I'm a very emotional person and any type of criticism can be difficult for me.

My 11 Questions from Dirt Road Teacher:

1. What's your favorite TV show? 
I have a few.  Right now I'm into House of Cards, Dexter, and my absolute favorite Grey's Anatomy. 
2.  Any advice for other new bloggers? 
I would say to link up and be a part of blogs as much as possible.  I've found out how to do many things through simple link ups!
3. What is your favorite/most effective social media site? 
My favorite would be instagram, however, I'm not sure about its effectiveness, HA!
4. What blogs do you like best for creating/technology/selling tips? 
Being a new blogger, I am still looking at different blogs and am unsure of ones that I truly feel a best for different things.  I enjoy seeing what each teacher does and how they do it.
5. What new trend in teaching do you love? 
Blogging!  I never thought I would enjoy this as much as I do!
6. What new trend in teaching do you hate? 
I know this isn't new, but I will never be a fan of testing!
7. What is your favorite junk food?
Any type of Reese's!
8. What is your favorite thing to do over summer break? 
During summer break I nanny for two of the greatest kids around.  I've been with this family for almost four years now! I've seen them continue to grow and blossom into such great boys!
9. How much school work do you do over the summer (including blogging, reading, creating, etc?) 
I do a fair amount.  I am always looking for new things to do and try in the classroom.
10. What would you do if you weren't a teacher?
I would be an artist!
11. Do you have a facebook page? If so, have you ever done a blog hop? (Because I would love to be part of one! ;) haha! 
I only have a personal page, I haven't gotten around to creating a teacher page just yet!

Here are 11 random facts about me:

1.  I first began my college career at an art school.  I wasn't a fan of the school and ended up transferring after just one semester.
2. I'm obsessed with peanut butter.  It's definitely my favorite food, if it can be considered one!
3. I used to hate working out, but after joining my current gym about 2 years ago I now love it.  Boxing and boot camps have been incorporated into a daily routine.
4. I have always wanted a dog and have never had one.  My dad brought a cat home from college, why didn't I bring a dog home?
5. I love painting and if I had more time I would definitely paint a lot more!
6. Even on the weekends I am ready for bed before 9.  It doesn't usually happen though.
7. I always do my best work and if I don't think it's good enough, I do it again.
8. I truly love Harry Potter.  Both the books and the movies.
9. I absolutely would live in Disney if I could!
10. I'm a Tough Mudder!!!! It was definitely one of the best experiences I've been able to be a part of.
11. I started dancing when I was very young.  I was a dancer for just over 15 years!

Now I would like to nominate:

1.  Kristen from Easy Teaching Tools!  I love her helpful TPT products.  It's also apparent that many other people are fond of her as both an individual and a teacher due to comments on her blog!

2. Heather from Learning with Mrs. Langley!  Her classroom set up seems similar to mine, which I love.  Organization can help solve many problems!  I love how her centers are set up!

3. Carrie from Anchored in 3rd Grade!  This was tough because she has over 200 on bloglovin, but under on blogger.  I decided to nominate her anyway!  I love, love, love what she does with her students!  

4.  Mrs. Third Grade!  What a great blog she has!  I have learned a lot through her blog.  She has some great, new ideas!  The blog set up is fantastic and I continuously want to read!

5. Kristin from My Carolina Classroom!  What a great blog! She has some extremely great ideas and puts them to use!  Looks to me like she's a new blogger also.  It's nice to see other new blog pages!

Congratulations Ladies!! Now, here are your questions:
1.  When was the moment you knew you wanted to become a teacher?
2. What curriculum do you follow for ELA and Math?
3.  If you could go back in time would you change anything? Why?
4. Do you work during the summer or take some time to relax?
5. What has been your favorite grade to teach? Why?
6. What's a typical weekend like in your house?
7. If you could become a superhero, other than a teacher of course, which would you choose?
8. What are some of your favorite blog topics to write about?
9. What is your favorite Link Up?
10.  Which movie best describes you/your life?
11.  If you could meet anyone (living or non) who would it be? Why?

Can't wait to see all of the responses!!!
Giggles at Greene with Ms.  P!