Tag I'm it and it and it...

Ok I know I’m old and s.l.o.w. but I didn’t realize how slow until I got tagged THREE times!!! I am not as good as I used to be! But I’m glad cause I get to have 3times the FUN!
Melissa fromDillyDabbles Rebecca from Teaching First and Megan from First Grade Magic have all tagged me and I’m tickled pink. Now I get to post the rules, follow the guidelines and pass it on to 12 other lucky bloggers! So on with the FUN!
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!

12 fun facts about me!
1.      I never wanted or liked kids until I had my own
2.    My middle brother used to have take me with him when he went out, and he would shove me in the floorboard of his jeep if he saw a cute girl or his friends.
3.    I would rather stay home than go out
4.   I love to write
5.   My sarcastic mouth often gets me in trouble, and I try hard to keep it shut
6.    I love horses and to ride but am allergic to them
7.   I have never been drunk
8.    I have only taught at the school I am at now, it is the only school I have wanted to teach at
9.    I just painted my kitchen Carhart brown.
10.   I would love to own a bed and breakfast some day
11.     I love to dance, and wish they would have a teacher dancing with stars! I get Max!!
12.   I am not very good at telling my kids and family how much I love them and how proud I am of themI hope they read this!

What is your favorite food/drink to de-stress? Mexican and diet Pepsi.
What is your favorite book to read to your class? I don’t know if I have a favorite book my my favorite Author is Cynthia Rylant, all her books are great.  
 What is your favorite book to read yourself? Anything by Kristen Hannah
 How far do you travel to get to your school? LOL about a quarter of mile it takes me a whole two minutes.
 How many students are in your class? 17 until Wednesday when I get a new little boy eeek in February:/
 Do you exercise?  How often and what types? Ummm I walk.sometimes
  What is your favorite topic or unit to teach? Reading
  What behavior plans/rewards do you have in place in your classroom? I don’t have a plan or reward system I have always just found positive reinforcements and LOTS of praise for those doing well (along with a few thoughtful conversations with those not) seems to work best. I do have a treasure box, but I tend to forget to use it.
  What do you wear to school?  (slacks, skirts, dresses, jeans, types of shoes) Mostly slacks, I like to wear skirts and Capri’s when it is warm, comfy shoes and flip flops when it’s warm. We’re pretty laid back thank goodness. 
  How old/new is your school? Oh wow it started out as one building in the around 1928, it has  been added and added to, and is now PreK thru 6th and has three buildings, around 240 students.
  What technology do you have available/use in your classroom? I have one computer and a smartboard attached to that computer.  
  How do you spoil yourself? Hmmmmm blogging and dinner out!

Teaching First
Here are my questions for those tagged:
1. What is your favorite t.v. show?
Justified and The Good Wife
2. What was your favorite food as a child?
Mexican still is
3. What is one of your favorite quotes?
“It’s our choices in life that show who we truly are.”
4. What is your favorite season of the year?
5. If you could have any technology in your classroom, what would you ask for?
A Laptop or iPad 2or both!!!
6. If you could ask a person from history about a past event who would it be and what event would it be?
I would ask Will Rogers why he dropped out of school and if he later wished he hadn’t, and what he would tell kids today who are thinking about dropping out.
7. What is your favorite dessert? Wedding cake (white)!!! Or my mom’s homemade pudding.
8. What is your best quality as a teacher?
Hmmmm maybe giving kids timetime to read time to write time to be kids.
9. If you had one piece of advice you could give a new blogger what would it be?
Comment on other blogs and learn how to do that dang google docs download and then teach me how to do it!
10. What time do you usually get up for work?
5:45 ish J
11. Where would your dream vacation be? On huge ranch surrounded by mountains in a log cabin with a wrap- around porch, horses in the pasture, supper on the stove, and family by my side.
12. What is the last book you read?
Debbie Miller Teaching with Meaning, again for my grad class.

First Grade Magic
Okay ladies, here are your questions:
1.  Do you have a pet?
Yes, 5 three dogs-Kodi, Boone, Nick two cats- AC and DC
2.  What is your favorite type of food?
3.  Do you have a phobia of anything?
Small spaces with NO air
4.  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Back to Puerto Rico
5.  Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
6.  What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was young I wanted to be an English teacher, but then decided I was going to be a hairstylist and was for about 12 years
7.  Where did you go to college? Oklahoma
State University Go POKES!
8.  When did you realize that you wanted to be a teacher?
Again when my son started school
9.  What is your favorite grade level to teach?
10.  What subject do you like teaching the most?
11.  What is one thing in your classroom that you feel like you can't live without?
12.  What is your favorite part about blogging?
Writing, reading and connecting with teachers outside of my small school 

Now on to my 12 questions:

How long have you been teaching?
What was your first teaching job?
What made you decide to become a teacher?
Do you have a teaching “idol?”
What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?
Do you get a spring break if so when?
Do you have extra duties besides teaching that are nonpaid?
Who is the “go to” person at your school?
What is your greatest dream in the world of teaching?
What snack gets you through “those days?”
What would you be doing if you didn’t teach?
Would we be friends if we taught together, why or why not? 

And the 12 I am tagging: 

Whew I'm glad I don't pay tag often, because I'm T.I.R.E.D. It's been a long time since my kids were young enough to want to play a game of tag. So there you go girls TAG you're IT!!!



  1. Yup, that was a lot of questions. This tag is a lot of work. Almost as much as actually playing tag.

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  2. You've been busy today! 18 kids? Sigh. I have 26. I envy you...thoroughly. :)

    Forever in First

  3. Very fun to read!!!!
    Cracking up that you didn't like kids until you had your own!!
    I love that you were a hairstylist! Do you still do it??
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  4. Only when I have to Kristin, like my kids, and my poor teacher friends lol and myself in the bathroom, when I'm desperate!