Monday, April 21, 2014

The Liebster Award

Holy smokes, y'all! I was just nominated by the sweetest, Erin, over at The Elementary Darling. Talk about the cutest blog name AND blog. I feel like such a slacker when it comes to my blog and how much I want to be more like some other bloggers, but someone noticed me and I feel so thankful! :) 
Here are the rules-
1. Link back to the blog that nominated me
2. Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Answer the questions posted for me by my nominator
4. Share 11 random facts about myself
5. Contact my nominees and let them know that I nominated them 

Here are the questions from Erin. :) 

1. What is your favorite thing about your job?
My absolute favorite: The relationships I have with these kids. They seriously turn my life around. They've TAUGHT me so much, and I'm their teacher. It's just amazing. Hearing I love you at the end of the day as they go home and seeing their faces light up when the light bulb finally turns on for them makes my heart melt. I've never experienced another feeling like this. 
2. Which do you like better, instagram or facebook?
Oh gosh, this is such a hard question. My instagram is my teacher and personal instagram (mrs_cmt1489).. So it kind of gives you an insight to who I am, and my classroom. My teacher facebook is all about what I am doing for my classroom and quotes that resemble my beliefs as a teacher. 
3. Do you have a theme for your classroom decor? If so, what is it?
Our campus wide theme was Dr. Seuss, so I have Dr. Seuss, chevron, and primary colors. I love it! :)
4. How many siblings do you have?
I have a half brother. We have the same mom :) He lives in Norman, OK. 
5. Who is your favorite clip art designer?
Krista Wallden or Ashley Hughes! They're such different styles and I love them so much!!! 
6. What is your favorite topic or subject to teach?
I have developed this love for teaching ALL content areas through Science. I am in love with all of my science lessons. :) 
7. What is your favorite store to shop in?
Target and Amazon. Definitely a teacher! 
8. Do you have a favorite sports team?
Oklahoma City Thunder 
9. What is your favorite children's author?
Oh gosh, how can I pick one?! Eric Carle probably is top. 
10. What is your favorite T.V. show?
I am HOOKED on Dexter on Netflix right now. I have a bunch of shows I record. I love CSI and Criminal Minds. I must have been a crime scene investigator in my past life ;) 
11. Do you have any pets?
Yes, my sweet baby, Lyla. 
She's rotten! 

Last but not least: 11 random facts about myself. 
1. I am from NE Oklahoma. Small town, graduated with 37 in my highschool class. 
2. My husband and I met in 2006, and didn't talk again until October 2007 and started dating that month. We were married on our dating anniversary this past year on October 19, 2013. 
3. This is my first year teaching. I jumped head first into everything. It's been such an AMAZING experience! 
4. I'm a book junkie. Pretty sure Scholastic loves me. 
5.  I am aching to go back to college. I want my masters SO badly. 
6. I was adopted by my grandparents when I was 3! My angels. Hands down.
7. I'm addicted to live music. I'm such a texas country/texas rock, red dirt junkie. 
8.  I love sushi. The only "city" part about me. :) 
9. I'm a blogger stalker. I about fainted when I met Deanna Jump.
10. I hold the 3 point shooting record  in my highschool. 11 3's in a game. 
11. I hate fighting. I don't like confrontation. If I could change the world in any way it would become an ELE world, everybody love everybody.

And my nominess are: 

Here are your questions ladies:

1. What has been the most rewarding moment this year?
2. What influenced you to start blogging/social networking?
3. Which is your favorite, blogging, facebook, or instagram?
4. What's your favorite food?
5. When you're out shopping, what's your guilty pleasure?
6. Any obsession with TV shows?
7. Do you have any rules about technology at home? 
8. What's your favorite lesson to teach?
9. Thematic Units or Random lessons? 
10. What's the worst holiday to celebrate at school?
11. What is your favorite book to read to your kiddos?

Have a great night! Can't wait to read all about your post! Don't forget to follow my nominator, and all of my nominees.

Mrs. Thomas :) 


  1. Lyla is adorable! I can not wait to check out these blogs, and I think it is SO cool that your grandparents adopted you. I am SO close to my grandmother, I feel like she is my mom sometimes.
    Oh and your blog is just as cute! I love it!

  2. are too sweet for words...thanks for the nomination friend! :)
    We have lots in common...we'll have to go for sushi if we ever meet up!!!
    Have a great week and I hope you are feeling better!
    Elyse :)
    Proud to be Primary

  3. Thank You for nominating me Cassie, I finally got to post about it and nominate people! Here is my post!

    Teach Train Triumph!Erika