Tuesday 31 January 2012

I Never Was Very Good in Gym...

I got tagged... I always get tagged! *hmphh* *arms crossed* *pouty face* Oh well, at least I don't have to run anywhere! :P

Kara over at Treadwell's Math Adventures tagged me, so here are the rules...

1.  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 in your post.
5.  Let them know that they have been tagged.

Twelve fun facts about me:

1. I love shopping for birthday cards. I buy so many at once and ahead of time, that I forget I already bought a card for someone and then buy them ANOTHER card!
2. I play Ultimate Frisbee in the summer and LOVE IT!
3. I hate doing dishes, but my dish washer broke last week!
4. I watch every rerun of "Friends" that I can find on TV. I love that show!
5. My favourite iPhone game is Wedding Dash. Any of the dash games actually.
6. I tried making cake pops for the first time. They were too big though, so they ended up as upside down cake pops. They still tasted good, though!
7. I hate talking on the phone. {As I'm on hold with an annoying support company... grrrr...}
8. My boyfriend and I are going to Florida for Spring Break! Woo hoo!
9. I hate wearing socks and rarely do.
10. I read the Hunger Games trilogy all in one weekend over Christmas Break. I am reading it for a second time now (slower, now that school is back in...). I CAN'T WAIT for the movie!
11. My mom is also a teacher! My first year teaching we both had Grade 3/4 split classes in the same division, but different schools. So fun!
12. I am soooooo excited for the Michael Jackson "Glee" tonight! Yipee!

The answers to Kara's questions:

1.  If you're a "pinner", what's your favorite item you've pinned?

I am so addicted to Pinterest! I have found so many good ideas! These cupcakes are to die for:

2.  Who is your favorite children's author or book in general?

Oh my... so hard to answer... Robert Munsch, Mo Willems, Laura Numeroff, Melanie Watt... the list goes on...

3.  What is your favorite dessert?

Anything cheesecake.

4.  What is your most memorable school moment?

The last day of school last year with my Grade 4's. They were going on to the middle school and I was going on to this new job (in a new town and new division). As I was saying my little "Thanks for the great year!" speech, I got (unexpectedly) emotional. Everyone gave me a hug and some of my girls got teary as well. It was an ending for all of us... I still miss them today!

5.  Any advice you would give to a new blogger (like myself)?

Keep commenting on other blogs (with a link to your blog) and keep posting great ideas! Freebies don't hurt either ;)

6.  What's your favorite TV show?

Too many... Criminal Minds, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Sex and the City, Friends...

7.  How did you learn the tricks of blogging?

Just by reading lots of other blogs!

8.  What is your favorite math game?

For myself, crib! I love card games.

9.  What is your guilty pleasure?

Potato chips... any flavour... I need to restrain from eating the whole bag!

10.  What is your favorite band/song right now?

Favourite song right now is "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People. I also love "Someone Like You" by Adele.

11.  Do you sew?  Would you recommend buying a sewing machine?

Yes, I know how. I have a sewing machine that hasn't been pulled out in over two years though. I do have plans for making pillow cases for pillows in my classroom. Maybe next summer.... I would recommend buying one IF you plan to use it.

12.  Favorite place to buy teacher things?

Scholar's Choice and Chapters (I'm from Canada, remember?)

Hmmm.... now onto tagging someone new... I think I'm too slow. I can't find anyone who hasn't been tagged yet, so I will leave this open ended! If you wish to be "tagged", answer the following questions in the comment section. (I only made 10 and I'll make them easy!)

1. What grade do you teach?
2. How many years have you been teaching?
3. What is your favourite grade to teach?
4. What is your favourite subject to teach?
5. Is there any subject you don't like teaching?
6. Do you have a blog?
7. How long have you been blogging?
8. What is your favourite teaching website (non-blog)?
9. What is the best non-school-related book you've read lately?
10.What is your favourite colour?


  1. Darn! I JUST tagged you too! I'd love it if you would stop by and just answer my questions!

    P.S. - I checked out your TPT store and found out your a MB blogger too?!?! We are so close!

    Kaleigh's Klassroom

  2. How fun that your mom is a teacher! My mother in law is a teacher but she lives far away, so we are never really able to talk shop. :)
    Stories From Second

  3. Hi Amanda! I didn't realize you're Canadian. Me too:)) where are ya from? I live in Victoria.
    Take care.
    Grade ONEderful