Saturday, 13 July 2013

Nominated for a Liebster Award for Blogging!

Thank you Kylie from Miss Smartie Pants for nominating Kindergarten Blossoms for a Liebster Award. 

Kylie says: " The award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The meaning of the Liebster Award comes from a German word meaning sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. How lovely is that!! Building a blogging community is a wonderful way to connect with other teachers and bloggers and help spread the word about these new bloggers/blogs. "


Now, to accept my nomination, I have to answer a few questions,  post some random facts about myself and then nominate some more new bloggers and ask them some questions too! 

Now, here are the questions that Kylie asked me with my answers.

1. Happiest moment of your life?
Wedding day and births of my children. 
2. Most amazing vacation?
Palm Cove, near Cairns. GORGEOUS!
3. Favourite classroom item?
Give me a good storybook! 
4. Something you could not live without?
Ohh, my laptop! 
5. Favourite ice-cream?
Old English Toffee
6. Any hobbies?
Blogging of course! Reading and learning to sew. 
7. Favourite unit to teach?
Every year with this age group I do "We've Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen. Lots of art, drama, oral language and sequencing. 
8. Proudest moment of your life?
All those little milestones that my children achieve make me proud. However, that is THEIR work, not mine. So for me, I felt very proud when I completed my Graduate Certificate in Literacy. I worked full time that year, had two young children and travelled 2 hours a day. Completing that work was a challenge in many ways. 
9. Favourite colour?
Depends on my mood! I love teal and purple lately. Those lovely peacock colours!
10. Best present you have ever been given?
Framed print of Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss".
11. Blogging is... a great way to learn and get inspired! 

Some random facts about myself...

  • I am left handed.
  • I can read 3 novels a week, more during school holidays!
  • I like cooking.
  • I lived in the UK for 2 years as a child.
  • I love to draw. 
Ok, now I am off to find some new blogs to follow, nominate and share with you! 
(I actually found it REALLY hard to find some new blogs that fit the criteria because Kylie had already nominated my favourite new bloggers!) 

HERE WE GO!! 5 Great new blogs for you to look at! 

Whilst I have your attention, I'm also going to point out Kylie at The Down-under Teacher has this fabulous list of Australian bloggers if you are interested. I know sometimes it's helpful to get local ideas, particularly for seasons/money/native animals!

Thank you for reading my post! It was a LONG one! 
Tomorrow I will contact all the nominees and ask them some questions! Blogging is all about sharing, and I am super excited to have had the opportunity to share with you! 

EDITED to add the questions for the nominees!
1. What is your favourite part of the school day?
2. What sort of car do you drive?
3. How many hours a week do you dedicate to blogging?
4. Do you have a Teachers Pay Teachers shop?
5. Do you prefer sweet or savoury treats?
6. Are you left handed or right handed?
7. How many children are in your class?
8. Do you wear nail polish every day?
9. Do you like gardening?
10. Do you find time for exercise?
11. Do you prefer dogs or cats?

:) Keep smiling everyone! x


  1. Hi Liz - visit Paula's Place and add your Aussie blog button to the Aussie Tab page. It is great to see some more Aussie blogs around.
    Paula from Paula’s Place and iSURF Maths

  2. Hi Liz,

    Thanks so much for your nomination :) what a fun way to get to know other bloggers! I'm planning a post for the weekend. I've enjoyed reading your post... Great to find other Aussie bloggers!

    1. No worries Jess!
      I like your Place Value games you posted. I'm about to start tens/ones work with my grade 1s.