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Liebster Award




I was honored to be nominated for The Liebster Award by fellow nominees Amna at
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The Liebster Award is an award for new blogs. Liebster is a German word that means: BELOVED, CUTE, LOVELY, DEAREST, and WELCOME.

Amna's questions:

1)  What's your favorite T.V. show?
I love scary and sci fi t.v. shows.  I like "Revolution", "Supernatural" and "Grimm".
2)  What kind of student were you in school?
Goody-two-shoes and straight A's.
3)  What kind of child were you to your parents? J
Goody-two-shoes
4)  When you started your teaching journey, did you get the grade placement you wanted?
Yes and in fact, I loved it so much, I'm going back to 2nd grade.
5)  What is your usual weekend like?
Cleaning, Family time and church
6)  What chores do you leave until you absolutely HAVE to do them?
All of them.  I hate cleaning.
7)  Do you see doing anything more with your education degree in a few years?
Nope.  I have my M.Ed. and that seems to be enough for me.
8)  What is your favorite fruit, vegetable, and junk food item?
Cherries, carrots and carbs (that counts as junk right?)
9)  If you could live anywhere in the world besides the country you live in now, where would it be and why?
Anywhere with my family would be fine by me.  I would love to live Greece because it's beautiful and I love being by the ocean.
10)    What’s your favorite animal?
My dog Hurley.  
11)   What’s your biggest strength as a teacher? What would you like to work on?
Apparently it is behavior management because every one seems to think I can handle all of the children with behavior issues.  I would like to work on balancing teaching and family.

1. What's your favorite TV show? 
See above.
2.  Any advice for other new bloggers? 
Forge your own path.
3. What is your favorite/most effective social media site? 
Instagram
4. What blogs do you like best for creating/technology/selling tips?
Hmmmm..... I see an area for growth.
5. What new trend in teaching do you love? 
Purchasing all of my materials from TPT for teaching!!!!
6. What new trend in teaching do you hate? 
Evaluations! Evaluations! Evaluations! Then publishing them to the public without a true measure.
7. What is your favorite junk food? 
I have a sweet tooth. Anything with sugar.
8. What is your favorite thing to do over summer break? 
Travel.  Every year I take my family to a new state on vacation.
9. How much school work do you do over the summer (including blogging, reading, creating, etc?) 
A lot.  I work on something every day.
10. What would you do if you weren't a teacher?
Lay on the beach and read!!!
11. Do you have a facebook page? If so, have you ever done a blog hop? (Because I would love to be part of one! ;) haha! I do!!!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-Labrasciano/508533602535129
I would love to do a hop with you:)

11 Random Facts
1.  I love being a mom to three girls.  I'm not sure what I would do with a boy at this point.
2.  I love being a Florida Gator!!!!!!!
3.  I have been with my husband for 18 years.  I know, I don't look old enough:) Met him when I was a wee lass.
4.  I don't do well with the cold.  At all. Nothing below 75.
5.  I love to fish.  My dream is to catch something BIG.  I would happily get up at 3 a.m. to catch something.
6.  I love to kayak. The water is my peaceful spot.  I'm very blessed to live in a vacation state.
7.  I suffer with an autoimmune disease that makes me grateful for every day.  I will never let it hold me back.
8.  I love to craft with my girls.
9.  My husband and I rarely leave our girls with a babysitter.  Not because we are crazy overprotective parents.  It's just easier to be with them.
10.  I can use a sewing machine.
11. When I was little I lived with my grandparents at their plant nursery.  Now I have a green thumb:)


My nominees!!!


A First For Everything

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My questions for you:
1. What's your favorite TV show? 
2.  Any advice for other new bloggers? 
3. What is your favorite/most effective social media site? 
4. What blogs do you like best for creating/technology/selling tips? 
5. What new trend in teaching do you love? 
6. What new trend in teaching do you hate? 
7. What is your favorite junk food? 
8. What is your favorite thing to do over summer break? 
9. How much school work do you do over the summer (including blogging, reading, creating, etc?) 
10. What would you do if you weren't a teacher?
11. Do you have a facebook page? If so, have you ever done a blog hop? (Because I would love to be part of one! ;) haha! 


The guidelines are as follows:
#1- Link back to the blog that nominated me.
#2- Nominate 5-11 blogs with fewer than 200 followers.
#3- Answer the questions posted to me by my nominator.
#4- Share 11 random facts about me

Behavior Plans Galore!!!

Have you ever had one of those school years? One where you are counting down the days until you can start over again.  This is the year for me.  Now don't get me wrong I love my students.  I'm not wishing away my life or anything.  However, student behavior is wearing me out.  I have learned through blogging that we aren't in it alone.  I recently called out an S.O.S. on Instagram.  I told my friends that I need some new behavior plans.  The best part was that they didn't judge, they came to the rescue.

I went to the Dollar Store and purchased solar powered dancing bugs and needed a plan.


                              More Time 2 Teach


My fellow Florida blogger Melissa from More Time 2 Teach had an excellent plan  Read it below.

I loved this idea and used it last week.  It was a hit with the kids.  Sometimes, with REALLY challenging behavior, I find that I just have to keep mixing up the behavior plans to make it work. So I'm using every one's suggestions.


Julie from A First For Everything directed me to her blog where she posted her behavior plan.  It's a great idea and one that we should all check out.

Emily from Fourth Grade Rock Stars said
Amy from Fun In Room 3 suggested

I especially liked Amy's idea, because her name is Amy, no really because it builds intrinsic behavior.  My favorite!!!!

Below are some more ideas from my Instagram friends:














The Inspired Owl's Corner came up with the cutest class reward system using cupcakes.  Check out her blog to see what it is all about.