Friday, August 3, 2012

It's Fabulous Blogger Friday!!+ WINNERS Of My Back To School Giveaway!!

Happy Friday Friends,
Before we get started with Fabulous Blogger Friday, I would like to announce the 6 winners of my Back to School Giveaway!!
Drumroll Please....
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Winner of $10 Amazon Gift Card: Jude Eastman
Winner of $10 Target Gift Card: Erica Crowder
Winner of $10 Gift Certificate to Scrappin Doodles: Heidi Hoang
Winner of $10 Gift Certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers: Laura Rode
Winner of $10 Gift Certificate to MPM School Supplies: Carol Cobb
and last but not least...
Winner of $10 Gift Card to Dollar Tree: Cathy VerSteeg
Congratulations to all of the winners & thank you so much for always supporting me and my blog!! I will be in touch with you once I get back from my day at the beach! :)
Okay! Get ready for another edition of Fabulous Blogger Friday!! :) I hope you are enjoying these features as much as I am!
Today I'm featuring Sara from Smiling in Second Grade!

Your Name/Name of Blog:
Sara S.

Grade or Subject You Teach?
Grade 2

What inspired you to become a teacher?
I grew up in a family of teachers.  I distinctly remember going to visit my Kindergarten teacher before school began and watching her put the classroom together.  That was the moment I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I was one of those little girls who used to “play school” in my basement.

Describe your teaching "personality":
I am a calm teacher who expects a lot from her students.  I have been told by multiple colleagues that I am one of the most patient teachers in the building!  I also have very high expectations of my students.  They are in school to learn, but have fun as well!  I want my students to enjoy learning and to understand why their learning is important.

What is your favorite subject to teach?
Reading is my absolute favorite subject to teach.  I enjoy reading books out loud to my students and watching their reactions to the story.  Seeing them discover a new love for reading is awesome.  I love hearing the words “this is such a good book!”

Social Studies is my second favorite subject.  I feel as though it opens up a world of discovery for students.  Social Studies also lends itself to wonderful hands-on projects.

What made you decide to begin blogging? 
I have followed many blogs for a couple of years and found so many good ideas!  This past September, we started school late due to Hurricane Irene and I was a little bored.  That’s when I thought that I could share some of my own ideas with fellow teachers.  I wasn’t sure how long it would last, thinking that I might get bored with it quickly.  Boy, was I wrong!  Blogging has become such a wonderful hobby of mine and it has definitely helped me become a better teacher.

If you could give one piece of advice to your fellow teachers & bloggers, what would it be?
Quality is important!  When writing a blog post, think about how your readers will benefit from it.  Also, I am more drawn to bloggers who are passionate about what they are writing.

Finish this sentence: You know you're a teacher when _____________________________.
You never turn your mind off from your job!  You are always thinking about how you can make learning better for your students (and you enjoy doing so)!

Any personal links you would like to share with readers?


A BIG thank you to Sara for letting me feature you! If you haven't visited Sara's blog yet, head over there! She has a lot of great ideas that she shares!
That's it for this edition of Fabulous Blogger Friday. If you would like to be featured, please email me at
Have a Fabulous Friday!,


  1. Love Sara's blog!!
    Can I come to the beach?!!! Texas is about 190 degrees today! Yuck!!!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  2. Yay!!!! I HEART Target!!!!!! Thank you oodles and cadoodles!!

  3. SWEET!!! :) Thanks SO much!

    Cathy VerSteeg

  4. Wowie! Zowie! Thanks for the $10 gift card to Amazon. Books are my passion! You rock!