Thursday, March 1, 2012

Feel the Love

Danielle from Twirlybird Teaching.made my day! She gave me my very first blog award! I feel like giving all of my kids stickers tomorrow on everything, even if they didn't really earn them.

What it's all about...
The Liebster Award is awarded to blogs with less than 200 followers. The award is passed along from blogger to blogger and highlights up and coming blogs. Liebe is the word for love in Germany, which is where the award originated.
Guidelines to accepting the award:
Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog. Present the Liebster Blog Award to blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

I am pretty new to this, and Danielle didn't even have a button to grab from me. Maybe that problem is solved?? When I look at the established blogs, I get the impression that bloggers are growing up in classes, and I am part of a new class of bloggers. When I figure something out, I am so proud of myself. Every improvement I make increases the chance that what I've experienced in the classroom might be seen by someone who can use my knowledge to improve the lives of their students.
I am part of a growing community that isn't just content teaching our own classroom of learners. Thanks for letting me share with you and offering your knowledge.
I'm off to look for new bloggers to love!

And I'm finally back!

Trisha is a first grade teacher here in Maryland!

First Grade Frosting

Brittany K.

Sweet Seconds

Grabbable Button

Can you see my button? Can you grab it? Right now all I see is the red x. I'm sad. Please make my day and let me know it is working.
We had to take my son back up for an MRI at Hopkins. The pediatric department work their butts off. They make cool, not lame, jokes, talk about the child's interests, have the reovery team look up the condition so they are knoweledgable, and offer a gazillion flavors of LipSmackers for the breathing masks. My son wasn't having any of it. He walked back on his own, but woudn't let us touch him. He was going to get the mask instead of an IV but decided that his Lip Smacker smelled disgusting. In the end my husband and I helped hold him down. The anesthesia doctor tracked us down at lunch and gave us his personal e-mail so that if we have more procedures they can give him pre-meds. No more kicking and screaming sounds WONDERFUL. Before we left he had a popsicle and a brand new full sized Monopoly game.
I should go to school and set up my room for tomorrow. I should go to school and set up for next week, since that is what I do on Thursdays. My back is so tight, and everything is fine and I knew it would be fine. Good thing I have planning period first on Fridays.