Sunday, July 1, 2012

Post Hopping Freebie & an Award

Who had a great time at the blog hop yesterday?  Me!  I am always amazed at the incredible amount of talent, generosity, and resources that are available on a daily basis on the many educational blogs there are out there.  If you missed the blog hop, it's not too can go back a day, check out my wonderful guest blogger, Rebecca and start HERE.   I had the privilege of posting on Sally's Elementary Matters blog.  My post was about the importance of closing a lesson strongly and making sure you know where your students are after a concept has been taught.  I shared a freebie full of some of my very favorite ways to do "quick checks" for understanding with your students.  You can find the freebie in my TpT store if you missed it!  (Click image for direct link)

An award for me?  YES!  Not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4!  Katie, over at Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans, as well as Darleen at Third Grade Love, along with Erin @ First With Franklin, and @ Heather @ Can't Make This Stuff Up awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award!    THANK YOU so much ladies!  It means a lot to me that you thought of me when you received your award and wanted to pass it on!  :-)   I've been told these 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 other bloggers for the award.
6.  When nominating, include a link to their site.
7.  Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.

OK, so 7 random things about me?  Hmmmmmm....
A.  I once caught a chipmunk with my BARE hands. (Seriously!)  Yes, it bit me, but hey, who can say they've caught one before?  (I was only 8 and FAST!)
B.  If you've been around awhile, you may know that my students and I "adopt" soldiers every year to send letters and care packages to.  
C.  I'm a little addicted to Mexican food. Okay, a LOT addicted to...
D.  I grew up and went to school (and cheered through school) with Miley Cyrus' mom, Tish.
E.  I'm an obnoxious & faithful Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fan!  (Go Big Blue!!)
F.  Put me on the beach and I'm a happy girl.  :-)  
G.  (This one is a classic) I had to DUMPSTER DIVE for my cumulative records and report cards a couple of years ago when some "not so attentive" students were making the rounds to recycle stuff and GRABBED my box of records and DUMPED on the last day of school!   

Passing this lovely award onto the following bloggers:   

Congratulations, bloggy friends!  You deserve it! 
Bananas for friends who think my blog is cool enough to nominate for anything! :-)