Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Teaching Blogs Galore!

I had no idea how huge the world of teaching blogs really is until I started one, but it's a great thing. I was so flattered to find out that three fellow teachers/bloggers noticed and recognized my new blog! I want to give a shout out and thank you to Katie for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! I also want to thank Shanell and Janna for nominating me for the Liebster Award. It took a while to figure out who I'd like to nominate for these awards, but it's easy to see that the blogs below are more than deserving! Be sure to check them out.

 Here are the seven rules to follow when receiving this award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. (Thanks again, Katie!)
2. Include a link to their blog. (Click her name at the top of the post!)
3. Include the award image in your post. (Above)
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.  (Below)
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award. (Below)
6. When nominating, include a link to their blog. (Below)
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

I nominate these fabulous blogs for The Versatile Blogger Award:

(I follow all of these blogs, and I can't wait to try out so many ideas from them!)

Now for 7 random facts about my random self:

1. I have 5 baby teeth that haven't fallen out (and hopefully never will!)
2. My toenails are currently painted yellow, my favorite color.
3. My husband builds robots.
4. I am more prone to mosquito bites than anyone I know.
5. My favorite movie of all time is Amadeus.
6. I share a birthday with President Abraham Lincoln.
7. I cook delicious spaghetti.

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you (Top of post!)
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Let the bloggers know they have won.

I nominate these up and coming blogs for The Liebster Award:

Peacocks and Penguins
Keep Calm & Imagine
Temple's Teaching Tales
Mrs. A's Room
Creating Brain Wrinkles

Congrats to all!


  1. Thanks so much for nominating my blog for the Liebster Award! I am so excited! Thanks for following me also. I am going to check out your blog now and I am sure I will be following you too! :)

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog!! One newbie to another! Isn't this blogging world insane? I had no idea what I was missing! There are many blogs you mentioned above that I haven't seen, so I will have to check them out.

    It was interesting reading your posts and your blog is adorable!! Is it true that you have 70 min. to teach just writing? That is amazing! I have an 80 min. ELA block (we switch classes and have three leveled groups). In the ELA block, we do reading, writing, spelling, grammar, all of it! Our day is 7:40-2:55 (kids start arriving at 7:40). It is such a long day, especially for the K-2 kids and we still don't seem to have enough time! Last year especially, we started having one hour pull out times where the classroom teachers teach AIS (academic intervention services) and the rest of the students who don't need AIS were supposed to go to "study hall"....we switched that to "topics of study" to teach more social studies and science enrichment lessons because there is no time! Well, sorry for such a long post! I will be back to read your blog often:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. Yes, it is a long writing block, and our reading teacher has 70 minutes also, but fourth reading and writing are both tested (separately!) through our state standardized test. :/

  3. I LOVE how many teaching blogs there are out there. I've learned so much from other teachers. It's like a mini professional development session everyday when I check my blogroll. Thanks for the award!!

  4. Thank you so much for the award! We are honored!

    So happy we found your blog!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  5. Just found you through the Newbie Blog Hop. Come check out my newbie blog when you get the chance.
    Third Grade All Stars

  6. Love your blog design! I found you through the Newbie Blog Hop and now a follower. I'd love for you to stop by my blog.


    Kelly Teach

  7. Love your blog! I am a third grade teacher, and I wish that I could do a better job with teaching writing. I'm looking forward to getting some great tips from your site!

    ~Julie (another newbie)

  8. I teach 4th too! Nice to meet you! I am your newest follower! I saw you on the Newbie Blog Hop. I am a new blogger and love connecting with other teachers!

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  9. I'm your newest follower. Hope you stop by my blog.

  10. I am so happy that I stumbled across your blog through the linky party!
    Drop by anytime :)


    Creekside Teacher Tales

  11. Thank you so much for nominating me for the "Versatile Blogger" award, as well as for becoming my newest follower! I am following you now as well :)
    I can tell you are a "whiz" at this already!!


  12. It is fun to join together through the bloggerverse isn't it?

    If you would like to add one more award to your blog, I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award
    ✎ Teacher in Training ✎

  13. Hi, I'm a new follower! I've nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award over at my blog. Come check it out!