Thursday, January 26, 2012

Aw, you just warmed my heart!!

Goodness, gracious! My heart has just been smiling all day!!! (well almost all day, but no day is perfect, right?!)

My kiddos had a great morning! We had a big discussion about how to treat others, how to get along, and especially how we respect people we might not quite get along with ;) That last one is a biggie! We've started practicing think-pair-share again and I teared up when I saw my 2nd graders including everyone and using the kindest words! My heart sure smiled!

And then....

...the wonderful Deb over at Oh, My Little Classity Class [what a CUTE blog name] awarded me the FAVORITE FOLLOWER AWARD!! I've noticed how much all of YOUR wonderful comments make me smile, so I have been working much harder this week to make more comments on the wonderful teaching blogs out there! Thanks, Deb!! You are super sweet!

Now, to award my *TWO* fav followers :) This was tough because there are SO many kind, sweet bloggers out there who really deserve this award.

Just love those email notifications that someone has commented on my blog! Often, it's this lovely lady who always has something nice to say :-) 

Stories From Second

Next, is someone who ALWAYS makes sure to leave a note and it means so much :) It's always feels so important (to me) to know that someone out there is reading the nonsense ideas and updates I send out there into the bloggy world. Thank you for being so wonderful!!

Jennifer aka LaughinBrunette @ First Grade Blue Skies

First Grade Blue Skies

Big smiles all around today :-) Thanks to all my wonderful followers, each and everyone of you is appreciated!! Your kind words, encouragement, and ideas mean so much to me! 



  1. Aww, thank you, Amanda! You rock!
    Sounds like you had a great day..and guess what? Tomorrow is Friday!! YAY!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Oh Amanda,
    This just made my day! Thank you so much! :) We need to some serious team building during friendship week, some of my friends aren't being bucket fillers. :( It sounds like your conversation really stuck with your friends! I love when those moments happen!
    Stories From Second

  3. Congrats on your award! Just found your cute blog and I'm loving it!!

    Kindergarten Is A Hoot

  4. Just found your blog. I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to check out all your cute ideas!

  5. Very cute blog! I'm so glad I found it!

    Latricia :)
    Wild About Second Grade

  6. You've been tagged! Check out my latest post to find out more!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  7. I'm your newest follower! :) You have a super cute blog! :) :)


    Let's Teach Something

  8. I also tagged you! Hope you had a good Monday. :)

    Apples and Papers

  9. TAG!! Visit my blog to check it out... :)

    Kindergarten Is A Hoot