Thursday, July 12, 2012

An Award and a 100 Days

Thanks to Christa over at Sweet Life of Second Grade who gave me the Versatile Blogger Award! :)


Here are the rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated. 

Okay, here are my 7:
1.  I am a closet cartoon fan.  I have the best time watching cartoons with my kids!  When Cartoon Network was created, I did a happy dance :)  Boomerang sent me over the edge with shows from my childhood (but unfortunately when we downgraded our satellite package, we lost it!).  Of course, it helps me to relate to my students when I know just as much about what they're watching as they do!  hah hah ;)

2.  My grandmother always told me that it makes sense that I ended up teaching in "Louisa County" since my great great grandmother was named Louisa and she was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse!

3.  My first date with my husband was at a hockey game.

4.  My favorite color is purple.

5.  I started out teaching middle school.

6.  I love teaching collaborative classes.  I mean, who doesn't like to team teach? :)  It's great to bounce ideas off of someone, or some days, simply to "tag team" a lesson!

7.  I still do a happy dance every time I find I have a new follower or sell a product at the teacher stores!

Here are the blogs I have nominated (and please forgive me if you've gotten this before...just makes you extra special!!!):

 Thanks once again to Christa! :)  It's placed proudly in my sidebar!

As for the 100 days...I was looking through the 1001 catalogs that seem to come in the mail this time of year (and no, I'm not complaining....I really do enjoy flipping through them!).  I'm sure you're familiar with this scenario....I was looking at some and going "Hmm....I could make that!" and voila!  Came across my newest idea:  100 facts for 100 days!  In PK-2, and sometimes beyond, we count out the 100 days of school.  
For the past couple of years, I've used a magnetic jellybean poster that counts the days off.  Cute, but nothing too special.  When I was flipping through one of the catalogs, I saw the 100 fact cards, but they were random facts.  I thought a theme might be cute!  Hence...."100 Fun Facts for 100 Days:  Marine Life and Ocean"

I might have bit off more than I could chew!  This took me almost a week to gather I'm hoping I'll do another one, but right now it's not on the top of my list.  In the catalog, they charged $11.95 for this....I'm charging $3 as well as including stickers (well, you print them on sticker pages)...10 of each kind, to use to count the days off.  
My idea is to get blue bulletin board paper, draw a background, and create an ocean scene for the first 100 days!  I hope you'll check it out!  Click on the picture to take you to my Teacher's Notebook store (or you can click on the link here for TpT...your choice!).


Mrs. S. said...

Thanks for the award. :) I like the idea of 100 facts for 100 days. Purple is my favorite color, too! I had purple shag carpet in my bedroom from age 9 to 21! YikeS! I'm telling my age... :D


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luckeyfrog said...

Thank you! :) It makes me feel so special!

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Kristen said...

Thank you so much for the lovely award! I appreciate it greatly! :)

Kristy said...

Thank you for this award! They always make me smile!
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Krista Carlson said...

Thanks so much for the award! How thoughtful of you! :)

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