Monday, November 21, 2011

Giving Thanks

Well, I certainly have broken my Pattern Blogging habit ... By not blogging at ALL! Ha! I have no one to blame but myself. Most of the awesome activities we've done in the classroom have been ideas I stole from your wonderful blogs. So, I didn't feel they were blog-worthy since you have probably seen them to death. Or, maybe, I was just lazy. OR, maybe, I'm just resentful because I have to work today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Which I totally am, by the way. Jealous and Resentful! Not that I don't LOVE teaching and my cuties. BUT you know we're all itching for a break right about now!
And wouldn't you know I had the "Fidelity Police" come pay me a visit today??!!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I need to stop whining and start thinking about the true meaning of this holiday. I'm linking up with Rachelle and Natalie at What the Teacher Wants' "I'm Thankful" Linky Party.

Here we go:

1. What are you thankful for in your classroom?
I am thankful for a lot in my classroom. I'm thankful that it is large enough to fit my kiddos and them some. I thankful for a working bathroom and sink. I'm thankful for the door that connects me to my awesome teammate, Susan. I'm thankful for the bookshelves, cubbies, and other storage (because you know it is all full!) However, if I were to pick what I am MOST thankful for in my classroom, it would be without a doubt these two pieces of equipment

My document camera and my projector (they go hand and hand, of course.)
I use them both everyday, all of the time. I would cry huge, giant, crocodile tears if one of these two things was broken.

2. What person are you most thankful for?
One person??!! NO WAY! I cannot choose just one person. I won't do it, I just can't.

First, I am most thankful for my sweet husband, Scott. He is my everything. He makes me laugh, makes me cry, and I love growing and learning with him. (Even when we fail miserably. Hello, dead grass!) I want to go on adventures with him forever. He also gets mad crazy Bonus Husband Points because he is taking ballroom dancing lessons with me!!! Say what! What's even better? The dancing was his idea, not mine. Love this man!

Also, I am so thankful for my parents. They are the best. They hang out with us for dinners and visit my classroom all of the time. They support me in everything (even the silly things.) Plus, I know they will ALWAYS take care of me when I need them.

Can I add my sister, too? She's so awesome (even if she thinks I'm a huge dork!) Which she totally is, not me!

3. What 3 blogs are you most thankful for?
 The First Grade Parade was the first blog I discovered and read faithfully week after week. Cara is amazing! Her classroom is to die for, her lessons are too cute, and her love for everything is contagious!
 I wish I could be a student in Deanna's class. I bet her kiddos just love her to death. She is an inspiration and the teacher I want to be.
If you don't love Abby to pieces, then you are a crazy person! She is too funny and keeps it real! That is what I like about her the most. Her blog is full of great ideas and helpful teaching hints for every teacher young and old. Also, her TPT units are fabulous! My kids love all of the lessons I have taught that Abby has created.

4. What guilty pleasure are you most thankful for?
'Nuff said.

I LOVE candy!

5.What are you most thankful for?
I am most thankful for my health. Long story short, I have the potential to be very sick and I'm not. I have my family to thank for this. They have supported me and have helped to keep me well. Life is precious and short. I cherish all good, healthy days!

Now head on over to What the Teacher Wants, check out the other entries, and start one of your own!
Love to you all this Thanksgiving Week!


  1. Big Husband points going on over at your house!! That is AWESOME!!!!
    And I share your love of candy, too. :)
    Loved reading this - especially the sister thing!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. Isn't classroom technology the BEST! I loved reading this post and I HEART your blog!!!!
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. I can't live without my promethean board!