Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Time Flu and a Wonderful Blog Surprise

   It is officially 2:47pm where I live and I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I am just rolling out of bed.  Well, I am just rolling out of bed for the 2nd time today.  One of the many darlings at school, or adults at the meeting I attended all weekend, or that lovely person with dirty hands at some store shared the flu with me.  Thank you. Thank you very much.  I don't know about other teachers, but there is nothing better then feeling rotten and having the pleasure of going into work for an hour plus to get ready for a sub.  (Noooo, not one ounce of sarcasm in this post today!) 
   However, I did get an amazing nap in that didn't include a husband, toddler, or dogs kicking and stepping on me.  When I woke up, I grabbed my handy dandy Kindle Fire and found 2 wonderful blog surprises!  The first is that I was the winner of a test prep freebie from Elizabeth at Fun in 4B. 
Fun in Room 4B
That is awesome!  I am the person that could be the ONLY one in a raffle...and still not win.  I am so glad to have found her blog; we cocontribute to 3-6 Free Resources.  Check out Elizabeth's blog if  you haven't already! 
   The 2nd big surprise was that I have been tagged by Teresa at the fabulous Confessions of a Teaching Junkie.
Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

Now, I know for some of you amazing bloggers that these tag games are old news, and from your blogs you are a little out of breath from all the running during tag.  But for this fairly newbie blogger, I am excited!  I love games and I have been sitting on the sidelines thinking to myself, "Pick me! Pick me! I'll play!"  

Here are the rules:

* Post these rules
* Answer the 10 questions that the tagger posted for you
* Create 10 questions of your own to ask the people that you're about to tag
* Tag 10 people and link them with your post ( and let them know they've been tagged!)

So, here we go...
1.)    What is your biggest classroom pet peeve?
Students or adults packing up when a presenter, another student, or myself is still talking. Seriously, the bell has not rung people! :D
2.)    If you could be anywhere else right now, where would you be?
Someplace tropical…sigh…
3.)    Where is somewhere you have always wanted to go, but have never been?
Italy, France, Ireland, Scotland, Greece, Australia…should I keep going??
4.)    Who’s your HERO?
I know I should say one of the many amazing people past and present who have positively contributed to society, but I’d say my son.  He is 2 ½ years old and was born 10 weeks early.  He was only 2 pounds 12 ounces and spent the first two months of his amazing life in the NICU with machines beeping and cords and wires poked and prodded into different body parts.  He is a determined, active, and independent toddler now and I am so proud of him.  Last year he was one of the Wyoming Ambassadors for the March of Dimes.  He is my hero!
5.)    What teacher reading have you done most recently?
Currently, I am reading The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller and The End of Molasses Classes by Ron Clark.  Every day I thumb through Strategies that Work by Stephanie Harvey. (Just found out today that I’ll be attending a conference this summer where Stephanie Harvey is presenting…and just a minute ago found out that there is another summer institute to attend with Stephanie Harvey as the main presenter...can’t wait!)
6.)    What famous person would you most like to have dinner with and why?
I’m stealing this answer from another blogger, but I’d love to have dinner with my “famous” blogger buddies because if you guys are as amazing as your blogs, I’d be a better teacher from learning from all of you. 
7.)    If you could be the principal for one day at your school, what change would you make?
No way. Nope. Not happening.  I wouldn’t want her job for 1 second with the pressures coming down the pike.  Keep me in my classroom with my kiddos, my head down, and my focus of the students’ needs and educations.
8.)    What is your favorite type of cookie?
Duh…any that has sugar in them! 
9.)    What is the best gift that you have received from a student?
A former student came up to me and told me that when he graduates, I will be the teacher he asks to come to his graduation.  That made me tear up and was shared with me while I was secretly contemplating if I could truly handle and thrive in the current stresses of education.
10.) How many more days of school do you have until summer break?
Not counting because we have WWAAAYYY too many things to accomplish! Seriously; no joke.  Yikes! I need months!

   Ok, I know I need to pick 10 people and add my own questions, but I've already had stop and rest twice while writing this section.  Time for NyQuil and more sleep for this Rambling Fifth Grade Teacher.  I promise to finish and actually blog ideas instead of Linkys and Tags.  Night All!


1 comment:

  1. Hey there! Thanks for the shout out :) I sure hope you are feeling better.


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