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The Liebster Award

24 Jan

The lovely Mel over at Mel the Literacy Coach has nominated me for a Liebster Award.  I was previously nominated by Paula at Paula’s Place but got so whisked away in school holidays that I neglected to post.  So I’m making up for that now.


I wanted to find out more about this award so of course ‘googled’ and this come up thanks to ‘we loved here’ – blog post
“The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn’t that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it’s a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.” Ashley and Jason


(NOTE: There seem to be several version of these guidelines floating around…I am using those shared by the blog who most recently nominated me).

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog (help with the traffic flow).

2. Answer the 10 questions sent to you as part of the nomination.

3. Nominate 10 blogs with 200 followers or less (but other rules say up to 300).

4. Give your nominees 10 questions to answer.

1. Thank you

Thank you to Mel the Literacy Coach and Paula’s Place for nominating me.  Check out their Liebster Award posts and explore their blog while your there.

2. 10 Questions

From Mel the Literacy Coach

  1. How many people are living in your house?  Who are they?
    There are two people in my house: myself and my lovely husband of three years.
  2. Do you have any pets? Tell me about them.
    We have two turtles ( and ), a gorgeous cat called Alfie, a fighting fish ( ) and we are currently looking after a baby Galah who is yet to be named.
  3. What do you do when you are not blogging? (work or play)
    I am a primary school teacher, currently teaching year 1/2 at a public school in Canberra, Australia.  In my ‘playtime’ I love to bake, sew, gym and write lists.
  4. Did you have a favourite teacher? Tell me about them.
    I had two teachers for K-3 who I absolutely adored.  I can’t remember exactly what it was about them but I think I knew I was well-loved and well-known.  I also had a teacher when I was in college who I really appreciated – she was my maths teacher (maths was never a strength) and she was so patient and persistent with me, regardless of how many ways she had to explain things before they clicked for me.
  5. What is your favourite picture book? (every adult should have one, but if you have to – think back to when you were little)
    My favourite picture book at the moment (it changes) is Click, Clack, Mo0 – the Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin.
  6. What are you wearing right now?
    Khaki shorts, and a grey t-shirt (have been at school cleaning and organising my classroom).
  7. Where do you usually write your blog posts (in bed/ at a desk/ on the back porch etc)?
    On the lounge in front of the TV.
  8. No matter who we are, we all have a ‘go to’ movie.  We have a movie we watch when we are in bed with the flu, or we had a rough week and need to hide away.  We watch it on our holidays, just because we can and we can quote mundane dialogue from it. What’s your ‘go to’ movie and Why?
    Oooooh 🙂 My ‘go to’ movie is Much Ado About Nothing (1993).  I absolutely LOVE Shakespeare and I could watch this movie over and over.  It is full of such wit and sass but can also make me cry.  Tied for second to that is Dirty Dancing and P.S I Love You 🙂
  9. You learn something new everyday!  What have you learned this week?
    I have learned how to handle and train a Galah how to speak.
  10. Tell me a Joke!  It can be as silly as you like (Christmas Bon Bon Jokes are the best!) OR you can tell me a long serious story with a surprise punchline.  Just keep it clean.
    I’m terrible at jokes so here is one from a Bon Bon: What school subject are snakes best at? … Hisstory

3. Share the love – go and say Hi to these lovely people (Under 300 followers)

Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep

Olivia from Once Upon a Teacher

Susanne from Susanne Haake

Leah from Newbie Principal

Rebecca from Little Miss Michael

Paula from Paula’s Place

A Moment in Our World

Kylie from Miss Smartie Pants

Ashley from A Primary School Teacher

Hannah from Reflections of a Primary Teacher

4. 10 Questions for my Nominees

  1. How long have you been teaching for and in what schooling area/s?
  2. How do you unwind after a long week?
  3. What have  you found to be the most challenging aspect of teaching?
  4. What was your very first job?
  5. Did you have a nickname when you were at school? If yes, share it and the story behind it.
  6. What barriers get in the way of your blogging?
  7. If you were a character in a book, who would you want to be? Why?
  8. Name 3 of your favourite movies.
  9. What is your favourite ice-cream flavour?
  10. What advice would you like to give to teachers who are just starting out?
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