Wednesday, December 28, 2011

11 in 11 Linky Party

Kristin and Hadar are having a fun linky party to end the year.  You share your answers to 11 things. This should be fun! So here are mine.

Miss Kindergarten
11. Favorite movie you watched
Just went with my hubby yesterday and saw 'Warhorse'. VERY good!

War Horse.

10. Favorite TV series
I am a true blue 'SURVIVOR' fan!

9. Favorite restaurant
I eat there almost once a week. The BEST in Utah- 'Cafe Rio'.

8. Favorite new thing you tried.
That would have to be blogging. I started when school started in the fall. It is very addicting but VERY useful. I LOVE all the great ideas I've gotten from everyone. And I hope I've shared a few things with others along the way.

7. Favorite gift you received
I received not one but two new grandchildren this year. In March, we got a beautiful little girl named Tylie. Then in May, we got a handsome little boy named Keagan! It makes a total of 8 wonderful grandchildren! I also have the privilege of teaching one of them this year in my first grade class and love it!

6. Favorite thing you pinned
I absolutely LOVE Pinterest! It is a great place to get ideas. This is a hard one for me because I love everything I pin but I love this quote I found.

Pinned Image

5. Favorite blog post
Probably my Holiday Math Stations. I thought it had a lot of good freebies.

4. Favorite accomplishment
This wasn't my accomplishment totally but it sure made this momma proud! My son graduated with his Bachelors Degree in Business Management then he found a great job working for a super company. Isn't he a good-looking kid! Now I just need to get him married. (Don't tell him I said that)

3. Favorite picture
This was a hard one too. I LOVE to take pictures. I've already put some in of my family so here's one of my favorites from school. Yes, that is a live kangaroo in my classroom. Kangaroos are one of my favorite animals and a mother just brought him by to visit. Yes, he is wearing a diaper. The kids loved that. I think I was more excited than the kiddos!

2. Favorite memory
In February, we had to put our beloved Gracie (Mini Schnauzer) to sleep. She was just 1 month shy of her 3rd birthday. We had become very attached to her, to say the least. She developed liver disease and there was nothing they could do for her. We missed her so much that in May we had to get 2 puppies to replace her. We love our new dogs, Sammie and Bella, but Gracie will always hold a special place in my heart.

1. Goal for 2012
For school, it would have to be to survive this school year with 30 firsties. I'm positive that number will go up to 31 or 32 on Tuesday when I return to school. And who knows what I'll end the year with-34 or 35. Heaven help me! I've never taught this many kiddos before and it's killing me. I can't get to all of them or teach like I want to. So my goal is to survive and hopeful teach the best I can.

For home, it would be to keep loving life, enjoy every minute I have with my family, and make the most of every memory!

This has been fun. I hope you enjoyed learning more about me. Come join the party. I'd love to hear about you and your year!


Holly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy-girl. I know what a member of your family they become {as mine sits right next to me resting her head on my legs}.

34?!?! I will pray that NEVER happens!!!!!!

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

Fredia said...

It was good to talk to you yesterday. Loved the pictures of all your grandbabies!! Who brought the Kangaroo????

Chrissy said...

So sorry to read about you sweet dog. That's so hard. But congrats on your 2 new grandchildren. How exciting! As for the the classroom? awesome for you and your students!
 Chrissy

First Grade Found Me

Barbara said...

A kangaroo?!? What a hoot! I would totally love to "meet" a kangaroo.
You have 30 kids in your class??!! I seriously don't know how you do it. We're not allowed to have more than 24 in ours and I haven't had more than 20 for quite a few years (and sometimes just 17 or 18). I am in AWE of you.

Grade ONEderful

PS So sorry to hear about your sweet Gracie. I know how hard that is.

Unknown said...

30+ kids?? That is crazy! You must be Superwoman!
First Grade Blue SKies