03 March 2014

Sunshine Blogger Award

My nomination came from Marcy at Searching forTeacher Balance.  Thanks Marcy so much for thinking of me when picking your nominees.

The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are:

1. Post 11 random facts about yourself

2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you

3. Nominate 11 bloggers you think bring sunshine to the world

4. Make up 11 questions for your nominations to answer.

11 Random Facts about Me:

1.  I think my faith and family are the most important things in the world.
2.  I carry chapstick/lipgloss in my purse at all times but very seldom put it on.
3.  I wear glasses, but rarely put them on.
4.  If my feet are cold then I feel like the rest of my body is cold.  Warm feet = Warm body!
5.  I am obsessed with all things water or water activities.   My family and I spend a big part of our summer either in a pool or lake somewhere.  And our summer vacation is always to the beach.
6.  That being said I always wear SPF 50, especially on my face!!!
7.  I want to visit Italy someday.
8.  I secretly would love to write a children's book one day.  I jot ideas down all the time.  I guess the secret is out.
9.  Two of my favorite movies are Hope Floats and When a Man Loves a Woman - both tear jerkers {which I am a sucker for}.
10.  My favorite food is Mexican food.
11.  I am a loyal friend to the end.

11 Questions Asked by Marcy:

1. If you could be any storybook character who would you be?
I would be Fancy Nancy.  I love all things Fancy, but sometimes it just doesn't turn out the way you expected it too.

2. What is your go-to teaching tool?
I really love my smart board.  I love all the things that I can do with it.   I also like my small group table.  I know that may be an odd thing to put.  But when we meet at the small group table I like how things become really personable and more one on one.

3. What is your ultimate vacation spot (real or dream)?
A beach hut in the Fiji Islands (dream).  We visit the beach in Floridia every summer which is heaven to us.  But to visit Fiji would be the ultimate.  

4. What is the last movie you watched?
The hubs and I had a date night recently and went saw the movie Lone Survivor.  It was a really awesome movie.

5. What is your favorite season?

6. What is your favorite part of summer break?
Getting to spend time on the water with my family.  My parents live on the lake.  So almost every weekend my entire family meets up over there to ride the boat and ski, tube, jet ski and we always cookout.  It is always my favorite thing to do in the summer.

7. What is your favorite subject to teach?
Math is my favorite subject to teach.

8. Who or what helps bring "sunshine" to your day?
A hug and a kiss from my own two kiddos.

9.  How did you know that teaching was the career for you?
I always loved being around children.  Even when I was younger I would play school.  I would line up my stuff animals or make my brother play.  Of course I was always the teacher.

10. If you could have any superpower what would it be?
To know what others are think - especially my students.  Sometimes I wish I could just pick into their minds and guess what they are thinking.

11. What is your most memorable teaching moment?
When a student I taught in middle school sent me a collage graduation invitation.  Inside the invitation was a two page handwritten note on how much I meant to her as a teacher. I really teared up when I read the note.  I still have the note to this day.

I nominate:

My 11 Questions:

1.  What is your favorite subject to teach?
2.  What is your favorite thing to wear to work?
3.  Who is your favorite children's author?
4.  What do you like to do in your free time?
5.  Do you pefer movies or books?
6.  What is the perfect date night?
7.  How do you bring sunshine to someone else?
8.  How did you know that teaching was for you?
9.  What is your favorite just for fun activity you do at school?
10.  What is your favorite food?
11.  Would your rather:  have a lazy quite day around the house or hang with family/friends?

I can't wait to read all the responses.  Thanks again Marcy for nominating me.   I {heart} followers and comments!



  1. Oh wow! Thanks for including me Jamie! I loved reading all of your responses and you definitely add sunshine to my world! XO
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Jamie- I've missed you. Thank you so much for passing along the sunshine award. I promise to be a better blogger soon. I've been so busy taking photos after school that I barely have time to read blogs. Loved reading your facts.I love Mexican food too. We have the best one that just reopened after being closed for the season. The chips are so thin they melt in your mouth.

  3. Congratulations! You are so sunshiny...all your comments on my blog always bring me a little sunshine...

  4. Yayyy I blogged with my answers to your questions! Thanks so much for your nomination! I just heart your blog!! <3

    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd

  5. I finally answered all of your questions! ;) I'm not sure if you have ever been nominated or not, but I nominated you for the Liebster award. My latest post is for both awards. Thanks again for nominating me!! ;)


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