Monday, July 2, 2012

Donor's Choose and what nots

I hope everyone is staying cool in this blistering HOT weather! Here in NC its in the 3 digits and it is H-O-T!!

Today was my first day of summer camp.  My school is doing a camp for 3 weeks for our kids that are borderline grade level.  I'm excited to be able to see a few of my kids. :-)

Anyway...I have a new Donor's Choose project that I would love for you to check out. If you are able to help my project out in any way, I'd be glad to help you with any projects that you have going on for your classroom.  That's what bloggy friends are for...right? :-) I've had a few projects funded through Donor's Choose and I am very grateful.  Most of my classroom library has come from projects that were funded through this site.  If you aren't familiar with Donor's Choose I highly suggest that you look into it!

Lastly, Donna over at Peace, Love, & Learning is having a FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS giveaway! Some of the most amazing bloggers have joined up with her.  There are 3 great prizes!! Go check it out!

Cassandra over at Adventures in Room 5 is having her first giveaway! It ends soon so head on over!

Keep cool and enjoy your summer. School will be here before you know it!! (Do I smile about that or frown? lol)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Blog awards!!

I'm so excited to have been award my very first blog award!! I never thought that I would ever ever ever receive one. I'm nowhere near where I want to be in this wonderful bloggy world but I'm learning everyday. A big thank you goes to Jennifer over at Grade 2 Happenings for awarding me the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you!!

Rules of acceptance:
*Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
*Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
*Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
*Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

7 possibly unknown things about me:
1.  I went to private school for all of my schooling.  I think its ironic that I now teach in a public school that's the complete opposite of the school I went to.
2.  I am the only child.
3.  I hate dislike cats.
4.  One my very first day of teaching I was so nervous I read from my clipboard. (I had a speech for every minute of the day lol)
5.  I have an obsession with children's books. I buy them everywhere I go.
6.  My favorite channels are HGTV, TLC, and the Food Network. (My fiance dispises those channels lol)
7.  My favorite food are potatoes. I love them fried, baked, boiled, and any other kind of way. :-)

Blogs I nominate
1.  Erica Bohrer's First Grade
2.  The Moffat Girls
3.  Swimming into Second
4.  Teaching In Flip Flops
5.  Teachery Tidbits
6.  Stepping into First Grade
7.  Smiling in Second Grade
8.  A Year of Many Firsts
9.  Adventures of Ms. Smith
10.  4th Grade Frolics
11.  3rd Grade Gridiron
12.  2nd Grade Frosting
13.  3rd Grade's a Hoot
14.  1st Grade with Miss Snowden
15.  Buggy for Second Grade

Whew! That's alot of work to choose only 15 blogs because there are sooooo many good ones.