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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Awards and Try it Tuesday!

Thank you so much to Heidi from My (not so) Elementary life! She gave me a "Lovely Blog Award"! Now I know how all those Oscar winners feel. Seriously, it's like I'm finally a real blog. So now I get the honor of awarding blogs that I love. I've been putting this off because I want to do a good job, and there are SO MANY people who have great blogs.

So have you seen these:
2. Hayley at Bishop's Blackboard
3. Dawn at Blooming Kiddos
6. Teresa P. at Fun in K/1
7. Mr. Brewer at Coffee Talk with Mr. Brewer (Sorry about the girly award, but you still deserve it! You can find a more manly graphic if you want- and does anyone read your blog without thinking of Mike Meyers from his SNL days?) 
8. Sara at Sara at School
They are only some of the blogs I think are great and deserve a
If you are on this list, the rules are:
1. Follow me
2.Link back to me and my little blog
3. Pass on the award to 15 of your favorite new blogs

Now, for my weekly "Special day" this week: Try it Tuesday

On Try it Tuesday, everyone brings in their favorite food (or favorite food that's easy to bring) and we all try it. The object of this activity is to of course eat, (my favorite hobby) try new things, and learn to be gracious when offered food we don't particularly like. (What? What is that? That's an oxymoron.) Anyway, it's super fun, and the kids love it, even when they don't like the food. They were very polite about it, and even learned to try some new things like arugula, garlic pickles, venison, and seaweed (not very popular). Then we wrote a two paragraph expository activity about it. Next year I'll turn it into a craftivity. The rules are:
1. You have to take at least 1 bite.
2. You have to say thank you.
3. If you don't like it, you have to say something positive about it.

Next year I'm also going to use this day to practice adjectives. This is only my second year back in 1st grade, so I'm still on a learning curve.
Thanks for reading!

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  1. Congrats Ann! You totally deserve it :)


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
    My TpT Store

    1. Thanks Jessica! I'm really touched. I feel special!!!

  2. Hey Ann, I agree with Jessica, you do totally deserve it!! I also gave you one this morning on my blog, so thanks for all the ideas and inspiration :)

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it’s First Grade!)

  3. I saw your post, so thank you so much for the shout out! I appreciate it!

  4. Thank you so much! You are too sweet.


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