Sunday, April 8, 2012

TAG You're It!

Wow, a virtual game of tag... fun and interesting!  I'm VERY NEW to the blogging scene, so I apologize if I've tagged someone who has already been tagged... OR if I've done this wrong.  Thanks to Rachel at

For tagging me!  So here are the rules:
* Post these rules
* Answer the 10 questions that the tagger posted for you
* Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag
* Tag 10 people and link them with your post (and let them know they've been tagged!)
Here are the questions from Rachel:

1. What is your favorite subject to teach? Reading!  Now that I've found Daily 5 and CAFE I love my reading block even more!
2. What is your most embarrassing moment as a teacher? Hmmm... probably when I goofed on a report card and had to admit to the parent that I transfered all the wrong grades in a section (see "report card blunders" here!)
3. What is the most exciting thing you will do this summer? Get a new roof put on our house! Our house desperately needs it and I'm excited! ;)
4. What is your favorite holiday? I would say Christmas... I love the lights, decorating the tree and Santa! It's now even more fun with my 4 year old who is just starting to "get it!"
5. What is the most important item you use in your classroom? My ELMO!
6. What item would you love to have in your classroom? More storage!
7. What tip would you give to a new teacher? Ask for help.  My biggest philosophy is to beg, borrow and steal!  No use trying to reinvent the wheel when someone else has already done it!
8. How long have you been a teacher? This is my 13th year (yikes!)
9. If you weren't a teacher, what would you be doing? Wow... Ummm... I think party planning/or crafter (is that a job?) :)
10. How do you celebrate the end of the school year with your kiddos? We take a trip to the Arboretum... its a fun way to end our year and culminate our plant unit.

Whew! That took awhile! Thanks for hanging in there! 
Here are 10 questions for those I tagged:
1. What is your favorite season?
2.  If you could live any where in the world, where would it be and why?
3. What is the most recent book you've read?
4. Team Jacob or Team Edward?
5. What is your favorite part about teaching?
6. Who is your celebrity crush?
7. Name 2 things you can't live without.
8. What is your favorite read aloud?
9. What lead you to the teaching world?
10. Sweet or Salty?
OK, time to tag....

2nd Grade Pad


Mrs. Barnes

Swinging Through Second Grade

Buggy for 2nd Grade

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  1. Thanks Tori! I am a new follower of your blog! I answered your questions and will post them later today!
    2nd Grade Rocks!

    1. Yay! Thanks for playing and for becomming a follower! I think I'm up to 17 now :) hehe..

  2. Hi Tori!!

    So glad I found your cute blog from Jenny at Luckeyfrog's LilypadI am a new follower!

    Lessons with Laughter

    1. Yay!!! So glad to have you aboard Molly! I'm heading over to your blog now! :)

  3. I just discovered your blog and I am your 19th follower!

    1. Wahoo! So close to the BIG 2-0! :) Thanks for joining!

  4. I just tagged you again! No big deal if you're not up for playing again (I linked you before I saw you'd already been tagged!) :)

    1. Thanks for much for including me on your list! :) I just got a new follower because of your kind words!!! I will answer them now in my next post!