Saturday, January 28, 2012


It's no surprise, I've been tagged and now I'm it - I run slower than molasses in January.  Mrs. McNutt over at Be a Nut with Mrs. McNutt tagged me. She's a new blogger and I was her 2nd follower.  She's up to 7 followers - maybe you could click {HERE} and make her day by following her newbie blog!!!

I really like my questions {at the very end} if you weren't tagged - feel free to answer any or all in a comment below {See how I try to trick you into leaving comments?!? I'm pretty good, eh?}

So here are the rules:

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

Twelve Fun Facts:
1.  I can roll my tongue
2.  One leg is smaller than the other
3.  I like to listen to NPR
4.  My nostrils are my least favorite part of my body
5.  I'm doing Biggest Loser at my school, sadly I usually win or come in the top three...I say sadly    because I rock it out when it comes to weight loss...I just can't keep it off
6.  I'm running a 5k on Super Bowl Sunday
7.  My ears are pierced but I never wear earrings
8.  I like bubble baths - Mr. Bubble is my favorite

9.  My biggest pet peeve is people who talk, talk, talk but don't listen
10. I have really good friends
11. Perfumes give me a headache, but I can wear yummy smelling lotions, my current favorite is Jingle Bellini - Bath and Body Works

12. I love being a mom to two boys!

Twelve Questions - Answered...

1. Why did you decide to create a blog?  Honestly, I'm not sure why - maybe because I wanted to reciprocate all of the generosity that is found in blogland.  Maybe because I wanted to stretch myself and learn something new?!  I didn't really mull it over, I just did it on a whim...
2. How did you learn the tricks of blogging? I did a lot of stalking and Rebecca over at Teaching First was so patient with me and answered my many questions!
3. Do you have any hobbies? Running, reading, blogging, teaching, watching my boys play sports and one day I will get that piano! {So I can re-learn how to play}
4. In my spare time I like to chat on the phone, blog, or do any of the above hobbies.
5. My biggest challenge in the classroom is knowing that many of my kids do not get the support they need at home...I carry that burden on my shoulders...helping them overcome this lack of support.
6. What is your go to behavior modification plan for little ones who struggle with your whole class behavior plan? I don't really have a "Go To" behavior mod. I'm chef's surprise when it comes to that.  I always try to figure out WHY they are doing what they are doing and go from there.
7. What is one funny thing a student told you? When I was pregnant with my first one of my little girls came up to me and said "Mrs. W. I found out how your baby is going to come out {I wasn't fast enough to stop her...she kept going} and you DON'T want to know"...HA!
8. Does your school use a reading and math curriculum? We use Bridges/Number corner for math and Reader's Workshop for reading. 
9. Where is one place you would love to visit? Hawaii
10. What is your favorite store?  Target
11. What is your favorite meal? Meatloaf, stuffing, fresh green beans
12. I couldn't be organized without Binders.

Tag Twelve People...

Kelley - Buggy for Second Grade
Rebecca - Teaching First
Stacy - 2nd Grade Paradise
Jen - The Teachers' Cauldron
Cheryl - Crayons & Curls
Traci - Dragonflies in First
Laura - Peace, Love and First Grade
Mrs. Nunley - First Grade Magic
Lisa - Stories From Second
Lisa & Beth - Made in the Shade in Second Grade
Amy - The Resource{ful} Room!
Heather - Heather's Heart

Here are my questions for those tagged:
1. What is your favorite kind of candy?
2.  What is something you are really uptight about?
3.  Is your car clean right this very minute?
4.  What's your "favorite" household chore?
5.  Do you miss Oprah?
6.  Do you play an instrument?
7. What's your favorite piece of technology?
8.  Do you have a social life?
9.  Are you a phone talker?
10. Do you text?
11. What's your favorite piece of furniture in your house?
12.  Does anything make you squeamish?


  1. YOU are too cute, my friend! Thanks for the shout out! I'll get working on this so I can post tomorrow!! ;)
    Hugs and love,

    Teaching First

  2. HAHA :) Thanks for tagging us my friend! We can't wait to work on this so we can post it tomorrow :) And I (Lisa) have never found a binder that I didn't have to have! Have a great night :)

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  3. Fun! Thanks for tagging me! I have lots to think about tonight! Look for my post tomorrow!

    Peace, Love and First Grade

  4. Ok I did it, but I forgot my 12 fun facts! I will have to add them tomorrow!! :)

  5. This is fun! :) My ears are pierced, too, but I never wear earrings, either.
    What is NPR? :) :)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  6. OK...silly question, HOW did you make some of your post font blue??
    2nd Grade Paradise

  7. I tagged you too!!! Come and check it out (: Kylie !

  8. What a cute blog! I am following you now. :) And on your suggestion, I went over and followed Mrs. McNutt too.
    Conversations in Literacy

  9. Thanks Holly for tagging me and visiting me! :) Maybe one day we can both get an Iphone! Here's to hoping! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  10. Hey Holly,

    Thanks for posting a comment. In response to your question...

    I find myself making my own lessons than anything else for a few reasons.

    1) I like to create lessons....I know Im weird...
    2) I can't find anything in my content area
    3) I like my lessons to be JAZZED up with "bells and whistles."
    4) I like theme lessons
    5) I've been buying up digital clip art like crazy and I need to put it to good use!

    A Class Act

  11. Just read your great long comment and I loved it! Thanks for the feedback. Will you send me an email about the CAFE and explain it to me or guide me to some resources? I have heard of it but I am not quite sure I understand it all. You can do this whenever you have the time. Truly I am geared up to TOTALLY redo my reading block for next year. My instructional coach/bff plan on spending the entire summer revamping, but you know me I love to plan and get ideas ahead of time. Thanks!!

  12. Holly! Send me an

    I just need to get my log in password from my sub tomorrow (hopefully it's still activated) so I can download a document for you :)

    ♥ Jen
    The Teachers' Cauldron

  13. I will be posting a pic berry berry soon! I go for big dentist appt tomorrow!
    soooo excited!

    1. oh, and I took off the threaded comment thingy bc lotsa peeps are having problems with it...hopefully it will be easy to comment now

  14. WHAT would we do without Target?!?
    Thanks for including me in your TAG!
    Dragonflies in First

  15. I love that you love baths. This is one of my favorite things! I hope your 5K went well today!!

    Mary Beth
    Run Teacher, Run


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