Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Wow!  Somebody thinks that I'm stylish.  Who knew?  Ha Ha  Two incredible bloggers did in fact give me this award.  What a great feeling to know people out there are actually reading my blog and think I've got something to say. 
      Thank you to Laurie Hilton who has an amazing blog and class website.  I am inspired by her every day.  I think that she is on the cutting edge of technology in the first grade classroom.  She has inspired me to do things that I didn’t think were possible with first graders.  My students now have their own blogs at kidblogs.org .  I just finished writing a grant to obtain 2 Ipod Touches.  I want to start using Glogster.   I want my students to create talking characters.   And the list goes on.  Thank you Laurie.  http://morningsunfirstgrade.blogspot.com/
      Thank you Kim for this award.  I had no idea that I was your inspiration for your kids blog last year.  See people are reading my blog. Keep up the blog with all of your themed videos.  My class loves them. http://sailingintofirstgrade.blogspot.com/ 

So, here are the rules for receiving this award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 5 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about this award

1.  I am widowed with 2 terrific kids and one crazy kitty, Ziti.  One is a sophomore in college and one is a senior in high school.  They have made my life full.
2.    I live in NY on the Canadian Border and cross a big bridge into Vermont to teach. 
3.    I love teaching first grade.  I have been in first grade for 22 years.  I substituted for about 7 years before I was able to land my own classroom
4.   I think technology is fun, exciting, challenging, and the best thing to happen to education.  I am headed to the ISTE National Conference in Philadelphia, PA at the end of June.  Anyone else going? 
5.   I have 11 siblings living across the US.  Two of my sisters are teachers like me.  My sister Helen teaches first grade in West Virginia.
6.  I grew up in Maine and try to go back there every summer.  
7.   I love blogging and am a blog stalker.  I think there are some incredible bloggers out there and wish that I could keep up with them all.
           Here are 6 blogs that I give this award to.  They are all fantastic!  Check them out!

Heidi Samuelson http://swampfrogfirstgraders.blogspot.com/  just love love love your stuff
Mrs. Bates  http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/  you have the coolest stuff
Michelle  http://firstgradebest.blogspot.com/  Love the Robert munsch stuff.
Mrs. Malchow Reflections on teaching learning and technology http://malchowsreflections.blogspot.com/

1 comment:

  1. Yay Claire!! :) My favorite blogstalking friend!! :) I'm so glad that you are using and loving Kidblog. We made Abe Lincoln today and we'll be "blabberizing" him in the next few days.

    11 siblings?? Wow! I soooo wish I was going to ISTE in PA this summer. I wanted to go to it in CO last summer but my husband surprised me with a Hawaii trip instead! :) I've never been to ISTE, but maybe someday I'll get there and we can meet in person! Have a great week! :)