I've Been Cyber Tagged!

Oh, and I love it :)  I've been seeing this going around and now it's my turn!  Yay!
One of my absolute faves, Elisabeth, over at Twins, Teaching and Tacos {love that name} tagged me.  Elisabeth is so great...remember when she let me know I was a dork that hadn't left my email address on a giveaway and that's the only way I would have known I had won.  She's that Ah-Sum.  {totally stole that from her, by the way}
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!

Fun Facts
1.  I've been married for 16 years and have two beautiful children.
2.  My dog was a gift to me from my family.  I wanted I small dog...I got a Lab.  {But, I do love him}
3.  I have been teaching for 17 years.  I can keep up with the total because it's one more year than I've been married.
4.  I've taught it all...Here's the break down:
1 year in fourth
6 years in first
3 years in second
3 years in fourth
3 years in fifth
2 years in fourth

I get moved a bit...is that because I'm good? {Or maybe because I'm easily moveable}.  I'm going with door #2
5.  I've taught both of my children {but only social studies}.
6.  I'm a coupon diva.  I've kinda fallen off the wagon over the past few months {blogging has taken over my obsession}.  But, I've gotta get back on......
7.  I love to do crafty things.  I'm currently into making wreaths.  I even sell them to teachers at my school :)
8.  I'm addicted to my Nook.  I love to read.  Lately, it's been mostly blogs.  Which I can do on the Nook because I have WiFi.  Oh, lazy me...I don't even have to get up and get my laptop.
9. I grew up all over the east coast.  But, mainly in Charleston, SC.  I was a Navy brat.
10.  I live for GNOs.  My most recent Girls' Night Out was last Wednesday and I'm ready for another.
11.  Josh Groban is my absolute favorite singer.  
12.  I've met Josh twice {yes, we are on a first name basis}.  Teaching has come in awfully handy for me...I taught his head bodyguard's children.

Here are my questions to answer from Elisabeth:

1. Where is one place you would like to travel? 
New Zealand is my dream, but I'm also hoping for Paris, France.  My daughter has kept in touch with our French exchange student from last year and she has been invited to visit them during the summer.  It will probably be the summer of 2013 and I'm hoping to tag along for a few days :)
2. What is your favorite thing about teaching? 
I love the smile on a child's face when he/she "gets it".  Nothing is better than that!
3. What is one thing about teaching you would change?  
All of the unnecessary paperwork and unnecessary testing.  I swear we test these babies to death.
4. Do you have any hobbies? 
Hello- Crafts, reading, blogging...
5. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  
Mostly I just enjoy hanging out with family and friends.  My family enjoys camping.  It's a nice way to get away from the hustle and bustle and just relax.
6. What book have you recently read? 
I'm almost finished with Cutting for Stone.  It's a 600 pager...
7. Do you have a hobby?  
Yep, crafts, reading and blogging...
8. What kind of technology do you have in your classroom?
I have a Smart Board.  I use my Nook on it, too.  Everyone if you get a chance, please check out my plea for advice here
9.  If you weren't a teacher, what career would you have?  
Sadly, I have no idea.  I've wanted to be a teacher since age 6.  It would have to be something that allows me to be creative and around people. 
10. What is your favorite topic/subject to teach? 
I love teaching reading but I'm better at teaching social studies. 
11. What is your favorite type of candy?  
ANY...fancy chocolates are like a secret gem in my house.  We hide them from each other.
12. What type of music do you enjoy listening to?  
Well, besides Josh Groban, I'm actually very eclectic.  I enjoy Dave Matthews, Cold Play, Bruno Mars, John Mayer, Sarah McLachlan.  {But I love pop music, too...I'm almost 40 and can't get enough of the "bubble gum pop" of the times. SAD.}

Here are the people I tagged
1. Amber at Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher Now, Amber has already been tagged by Elisabeth, but I had to tag her.  She's always there to comment and help me out. 
2. Mandy at Cooperative Learning 365
3.  Cara at Teaching...My Calling
4.  Lindsay at My Life as a Fifth Grade Teacher
5. Tanya at A Class Act
6.  Miss T at Journey of a Substitute Teacher
7.  Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6
8. Danielle at LaSota's Little Learners
9. Kim at Finding Joy in 6th Grade
10. Haley at Following Optimism
11.  Erica at Shepherd's Shining Stars
12.  Erin at Creating and Teaching

My Questions for Those Tagged
1.  How much time do you waste spend online blogging and blog hopping per week?
2.  Pepsi or Coke?
3.  Are you addicted to Pinterest?  If so, what is your favorite board?
4. Do you have a Smart Phone?  Do you use it to take pictures of your class/classroom?
5. What is your favorite movie?
6. What are your hobbies?
7. If you were given $1000 to spend RIGHT NOW, what would you spend it on?
8.  What SHOULD you be doing right now, but can't pull yourself away from the computer to do?
9.  Are you teaching your dream grade level?
10.  What subject is your least favorite to teach?
11.  Do you have a TpT store? 
12.  How long have you been blogging?

I can't wait to read what you all have to say.  I like these kinds of posts because it introduces me to new bloggers.  I've really enjoyed becoming a part of this community.  

Happy blogging!


  1. Awww aren't you sweet?

    It's on my agenda to post tonight! :)

  2. Sorry about the double question post! I'm such a dork! I am with ya on the wouldn't have a clue what to do if I wasn't a teacher!

    Twins, Teaching and Tacos.

  3. Hi Elizabeth:

    Thanks for tagging me! That was a (very) sweet surprise.
    I enjoyed reading your answers. I hope you'll come back and check out mine. Your chocolate answer cracked me up... and I would be happy listening to your iTunes playlist!
    Happy week ahead...

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  4. Hi Elizabeth, I noticed you were leaving Pam from Vintage Teacher some comments of an award you had given her. I wanted to let you know that she was not ignoring your emails but has passed away. This Friday we are doing something in her honor- http://www.teachingblogaddict.com/2012/01/heaven-gains-amazing-teacher.html
    Many blessings

  5. So jealous that you have gotten to meet Josh Groban through teaching connections!!