Saturday, January 7, 2012

Really... an Award!!!

I am so excited to share this post tonight! One of my newest followers, Mrs. Smyth, at New Adventures in First Grade has awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much Mrs. Smyth! I am so excited to share this award with others!

Here are some criteria for this award:
1. Thank the person who presented the award to you and link back to them.
Not only am I excited to get the award from a follower, I have now become a follower of Mrs. Smyth! It is always exciting to find a new blog!

2. Tell seven things about yourself.

*This is my 3rd year teaching first grade and this has been my favorite year! My kids are so bright this year and thoroughly enjoy learning!

*I have a weakness for chocolate. It is bad! Even my students know and will bring me goodies :)

*I am in the middle of getting my masters in Math Education. All I have left are a few math classes and a few Praxis tests to pass. I am excited because I will be certified to teach K-12 (7-12 Math). Of course, 7-12 is a big jump from first but it might be something worth looking into later on in my career.

*I have a Kindergartener who is hilarious! We were cleaning out his backpack tonight and on Monday he is required to bring in something from home that starts with an "a". I asked him what he wanted to bring and he said, "Addison" (his little sister!). We had to settle on a picture but I thought that was so sweet!

*Over break I got to actually read a book for pleasure! It was amazing... I mean the book wasn't anything but fluff; but it was amazing to have time to "waste" on fluff! By the way, it was "I Don't Know How She Does It". It was cute for anyone looking for some fluff to read :)

*My New Year's Resolution is to make it to the gym a couple times a week (still haven't started that). This week I am going.. I swear! I am hoping my stars will align and the Y on the way home from school will conveniently have a Yoga class right at the time I pass it...We shall see!

*My long-term career goals include becoming some kind of academic coach outside the classroom, preferably a numeracy coach. I thoroughly enjoy teaching math and creating my lessons so I think this would be a perfect combination!

3. Pass this onto 15 newly discovered blogs and let them know they've received the award.

I am excited to complete this one, I love finding new blogs so here goes:


Workshop Classroom

First Grade Frenzy

Barrow's HodgePodge

Step Into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons


Generation Next Teaching She is just now getting started but a good friend with lots of fab ideas!

Creating and Teaching

Teach Love

Adventures in Room 129

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas

A Teeny Tiny Teacher

The Lesson Plan Diva


Just Add ClipArt

Thanks so much for the support! I am going to be more into my blog soon! Getting past one more evaluation in the next couple weeks and then I am all yours with a freebie and possibly starting my own store on Teachers Pay Teachers... I will keep you posted :)


P.S. and by the way... I have made it to 50 followers!! I am super excited about this!!!!


  1. Thank you for the award!
    I am now following you EVERYWHERE!
    Happy New Year,
    Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!
    Fern Smith’s Pinterest Boards!

  2. congrats!!
    What a wonderful site! I am so glad I found it! I am your newest follower! Come see me too!
    ­ Kindergarten Lifestyle

  3. Thank you for the nomination! I am your newest follower. ^_^

  4. Hi Laura, THANK YOU so much for nominating me!!! You are super sweet! -Becky :)

  5. Wow, I am truly speechless!! I am so honored that you found my blog worthy! I will be following you as well!