Saturday, December 31, 2011

11 of 2011

A Teeny Tiny Teacher and Miss Kindergarten are hosting an Eleven in Eleven party.  Here is a look back at 2011.
11. Favorite movie you watched: 
Have to put two here.  The baseball fanatic in me loved Moneyball.  Billy Beane, also played in Portland, so a little piece of my hometown added to the charm.  Also, the final Harry Potter, the movie was great, but seeing it at midnight with all the fans in costume made the experience all the better!  
10. Favorite TV series:
Leverage!  Oh I how I love it.  The characters crack me up and it is filmed in Portland.

9. Favorite restaurant:
Spaghetti Factory!  Yum! Yum!  The pesto dressing is my favorite.
8. Favorite new thing you tried:
Blogging!  I have blog stalked for a while, and finally started my own blog:-)
7.  Favorite gift you got:
Students know me so well! 
6. Favorite thing you pinned:
Not in any way educational, but it was one of the first things I pinned....before I was an addict.
5. Favorite blog post:
Our photography art residency was such a great experience.  Arts are so important for kids!  My chickadees' final projects are masterpieces and I am still trying to figure out how to get copies for my house.
4. Best accomplishment:
During the summer, I challenged myself and my students to read a book a day, during the summer.  I got a little behind at one point, but caught up and completed the challenge.  During 2011, I read 112 books!  Sarah Addison Allen has become one of my new favorite authors.

3. Favorite picture:
Every spring, I coach 4th and 5th grade volleyball.  This picture was from our last game day.  Such a fun group of girls!   A couple of them, I started coaching in 3rd grade and taught some of them as 1st graders!  Bittersweet last game:-)

2. Favorite memory:
Camping at Timothy Lake...the whole weekend was so fun...even without real toilets!

1. Goal for 2012:
In all the reading I have done, I do not read much "classic" literature and nothing by Jane Austin.  So I am going to read at least 4 novels that fall into that category, and one of them a Jane Austin novel.

Bring on 2012!


  1. OM I love the Beauty and the Beast pin. Hilarious! Sense and Sensibility is my fave-I know a lot of people like Pride and Prejudice the best though. Did you ever watch the Jane Austen Book Club movie. I love it!

  2. I LOVE the nerd book poster. I'd like to borrow it if I can? I don't want to do anything illegal, immoral or insensitive. Just wondering. I'm your newest follower from the fab linky party. Hope you'll follow me!

  3. I love your pin and am a book nerd too! What a great challenge for your kiddos! I found you through the linky party and am your newest follower! I would love for you to come visit me if you get the chance!

    Happy New Year!

    Heather's Heart

  4. Thanks so much for linking up!
    GO DODGERS!!!!!! :)
    I am always looking for new authors so I can't wait to check out the one you mentioned. Hooray!
    Those photographs are so cool!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  5. @Sarah, I have watched the Jane Austen book club movie and love Austenland, just haven't read an actual Jane Austen book. Sense and Sesibility sounds great:-)
    @kindergartenbasics feel free to "borrow" the pin. I "borowed" it from whoever pinned it:-)

  6. Look at you, reader-girl! I'm a new follower - found you over at The Best Endings...looking forward to blogging with you!!!

    Hey, how did you add the "pin it" to your blog? I've been trying and can't figure it out!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  8. @Holly So glad to have new blogging friends! I followed the instructions at the blog below for adding the "pin it" button.