To accept the nomination I must:
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me.
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator.
4. Share 11 random facts about myself.
5. Create 11 questions for my nominees.
6. Contact my nominees and let them know I nominated them.
OK, I will probably just pick a few questions from each person so it's not too many for you to read.
1. Why did you get into teaching? I got into teaching because a) I had an awesome time in school myself. Loved the structure, loved the specials, loved the social time. Love. b) I'd rather hang out with kids than adults. I am quite a big kid myself.
|fond memories of listening to the librarian|
2. What is your favourite age to teach? Why? Oohh. Tough question. I've spent a lot of time in kindergarten and first grade, but in the last couple years I've stretched myself with fourth and fifth grade. I'm pretty smitten with uppergrade now. But I still love K-2 as well.
3. What was your favourite subject in school? Spelling! Man I could spell! Science was my worst.
4. What type of music do you like? Lots! Temper Trap, Gotye, Rhianna, Coldplay, Regina Spektor. All over the place.
5. What is your most annoying habit? I put things off. Then I feel like everything comes at once. But really I should prioritize better.
6. What is your favourite word? Right now it's Muggins. This comes from a (not-so-nice) British word 'mug' as in stupid or gulliable (example: 'Don't be such a mug!' Or,' You're muggin' me off in front of my mates!'). Anyway, my husband and I think it's funny and we say Muggins as a nicer way of using it in public and we work it into any sentence. Silly. (have you heard this word Becky?)
1. When did you know you wanted to be a teacher? Probably in high school when I worked in a daycare. It felt very natural.
2. How long have you been teaching? I've lost count with all my moving around. 11 years I think. Can't believe it!
3. What subjects/grades have you taught? What is your current position? I've taught (through a variety of full year contracts or maternity covers), K-6, 3-5 gifted, Reading Specialist (Literacy Lab) and a New Arrivals Programme (English and Math to refugees and immigrants to Australia). The last was my absolute favorite.
|English Language School in Australia|
4. What is your biggest accomplishment as a teacher? Creating a safe, fun, positive atmosphere in the classroom (I try anyway!)
5. Any special summer break plans? Make the most of London! Museums, parks, beach. And rest.
|Natural History Museum in London|
6. What is your secret super power? I have endless enthusiasm/energy when I teach lessons, regardless of how tired I am.
Random Facts (I'll keep it short as I feel I've made this really long):
*I have to work SUPER hard at all things technological. It is all very foreign to me.
*I don't like scary movies. At all.
*My husband and I got married in a hotel in Wimbledon.
*I don't watch sports (except the Olympics) which is surprising as I grew up playing sports! I don't mind rugby though.
*I love hot chai tea lattes. Yum.
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Off to bed!!