Saturday, December 1, 2012

Humbled and Flattered.

My sweet teacher friends! Hi there.

This poor little blog has been a tiny been neglected because my days have looked a lot like this:

Finals are in full swing around here...but they're ALMOST DONE!

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

In other news, I was absolutely floored the other day when I checked my email. FOUR fellow teachers (who are too kind and thoughtful!!!) nominated me for the Liebster award. Basically, it is an award given to new bloggers--those with less than 200 followers--and it is a chance to get to know each other!

THANK YOU THANK YOU to the ladies who nominated me.
I am beyond thankful, humbled, excited, and blessed to be a part of this community!
I am truly grateful for your support and encouragement.

Please take a minute to check out these great teachers who nominated me:

Okay, here are the rules for the Liebster Award:

1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. You must answer the questions that the nominator set for you. 
3. You must create 11 new questions for the people you nominate.
4. You must choose 11 other blogs with fewer than 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post. 
5. No tag backs to the blog that nominated you, but do leave a comment on their post with the URL of your Liebster post.

A few quick tidbits about me:
I'm currently training for a 5K--I don't run, people. So this is big.
I drive a truck!
I love owls. Love might be an understatement, though. 
I think that ketchup goes great with almost everything.
I was (am?) a Chi Omega.
I just started drinking coffee about two months ago. My coffee + creamer ratio is a bit ridiculous.
Adventures are my favorite--I love trying new things.
Pine Cove Christian Camps has a special place in my heart.
Target is a wonderful place.
I really like animated moves + James Bond/Jason Bourne/action packed movies. 
I want to change the world, even if that means just loving the person right in front of me.

Okay, I'm going to combine all of my questions and give you a nice long list. 


Maybe you can stick with me? I'll try to keep it entertaining!

44 Things About Me:

1. Do you believe in astrology? I don't really know what all astrology entails, but no. I just love Jesus :)
2. What is your favorite subject to teach? Primary mathematics--and ELAR. 
3. What is your favorite childhood memory?  I had trouble choosing a favorite, but here are a few: crawfish races with my family, my dog having surprise puppies, my sister would take all of our office supplies and then sell them back to us (little entrepreneur! :)), we would have a skip-school/Mom date once a year, for Christmas dinner we only look fancy from the waist up and wear pajamas and slippers, and almost all family vacations have a story worth telling!
4. Any hobbies? Crafting, reading, baking/cooking.
5. Do you believe in love at first sight? Hmm I'm not sure would be nice! 
6. Are you close with your siblings? Yes! Thank you, Jesus!
7. Dog person or cat person? Dog, dog, dog. 
8. Apple or PC? APPLE, without a doubt.
9. Best travel experience? Italy with the family.
10. If you could live and work anywhere in the world, where would it be? A one room schoolhouse in the mountains. Ooooh that sounds so cozy! :)
11. What is the perfect Sunday like for you? Time with Jesus, Church, lunch at Panera :), grocery shopping and cooking, maybe something outdoorsy?, and going to bed early!

1)  How did you pick your blog name? It was quite the process. I made a list of words that described me/blogger me, then narrowed it down to a couple and brainstormed as much as I could! My mom and sister were a huge help, and anyway, I just liked Little Miss Primary the best. :) I think it's sweet, very "me," and I love the primary babies. 
2) What made you start writing a blog? I needed a place to collect all of my thoughts and ideas and wanted to give back to the blogging community that has been so helpful to me!
3) What is your favorite thing to do with your family? Travel--our adventures are hilarious.
4) Coke or Pepsi? Water!
5) Who is your favorite music group? All Sons and Daughters, right now.
6) What would you purchase if you had an unlimited budget? A cottage in Maine.
7) What is your favorite book to share with your students? I don't have one favorite, but I love fairy tales--especially the ones from a different point of view, like this one and this one
8) What household chore do you like the least? Unloading the dishwasher...but I know it blesses my roommates so I am choosing to find joy! :)
9) What professional book or conference changed something about how you teach? Love & Logic.
10) What is your favorite color? Red--it's my power color.
11) If you could eat lunch with a famous person, who would it be? Christine Caine.

1. How long have you been teaching? One full year as an Intern but am now getting my Master's.
2. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? New Zealand? Somewhere wonderful.
3. What is your favorite unit to teach? Fractions and fairy tales.
4. What is your favorite meal? Anything with my mom's basil marinara sauce--yum.
5. How long have you been blogging? Ohhhhh about two months now. :)
6. What is your favorite children's book? This is the Place for Me by Joanna Cole is a classic. 
7. What is your favorite movie? I have a really hard time choosing--but right now it's White Christmas.
8. Do you have any pets? Yes! Two dogs (Sandy and Cricket), and two cats (Boo and Mama Kitty).
9. Do you have any children? I do not...hopefully one day!
10. What is your favorite season? Winter. Twinkling lights, fireplaces, Jesus, hot chocolate, mittens... :)
11. What is your favorite band/music artist? Currently--All Sons and Daughters.

1.  If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why? Are the Avenger's superheroes? I think they're awesome, so I would be one of them. Captain America or Thor, maybe? :)
2.  Who is your favorite music artist? Still All Sons and Daughters!
3.  Name your most memorable student.  Why is he/she memorable. I'll call him Cooper. Among a host of other exciting things, I found poop underneath his chair during a spelling test (sorry that I just said poop--two times!). Ohhh, Cooper... :) I miss him a great deal.
4. If you could go back in time, which era would you want to live in? Probably the 50's. I'm all about big Texas hair :) :)
5.  Pepsi or Coke? Neither. Water :)
6.  What has been your biggest challenge so far? This first semester of grad school has been a doozy--but maybe hiking a mountain and sleeping in the jungle with a 100+ fever?
7.  What is something you would like to learn to do? Play the piano--I'm working on it!
8.  Name your guilty pleasure. I watch Castle on Hulu every that a guilty pleasure? 
9.  Dogs or cats? Dogs, definitely.
10.  What can't you live without? Community--real life people who care about me!
11.  What is your favorite children's book? No single favorite, but I love the bucket filler book!

Are you still with me? Brownie points if you are!! That was probably way more than you ever needed to/wanted to know. Thank you for sticking with me!

Here are the 11 blogs that I want you to know about. I just found many of them and am exited to be their newest follower!! :)

Please head over and leave them some teacher love!

11 Questions for my Liebster friends:

1. What was your favorite childhood TV show?
2. Does your name mean something special? If so, what?
3. What is your favorite lunch to bring to school?
4. What colors are your classroom?
5. Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring?
6. What is your favorite type of exercise?
7. What are you hopeful for?
8. Glue bottle or glue stick?
9. What is one of your greatest strengths (it's okay to brag! :))?
10. Morning person or night?
11. What is your favorite day of the whole entire year? Why?

I can't wait to read their responses and get to know them just a little bit better! 

I'm finishing up finals and my number sense packet and hope to have it posted soon. Stay tuned!

Happy December (my favorite month!!!), everyone!!! 


  1. Congrats on your blog and your award!! It takes time to develop and nurture, but it's a wonderful way to gain ideas and new friendships!

    Surfin' Through Second

    1. Corinna, thanks for stopping by!! I nominated one of your blogs for the Liebster Award--I didn't know that you had more than one! How do you manage more than one?? I am truly amazed!

      So excited to learn from you! :)

  2. Thanks for the nomination for the Liebster Award you can see my post below!!

    Award Post

    Dana :)

    1. Oh yay Dana! :) I can't wait to read your answers!!

  3. Thank you for the award! Wow, I can't believe you answered all 44 questions!
    I am your newest follower.

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination! I just finished my post if you'd like to check it out. :)
    Have a Great Weekend!


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