Adventures in First Grade

Saturday, January 7, 2012

And the awards go to.....

Since my life has been crazyville this week, I haven't had the chance to thank some very lovely people for some awards!

Thank you to Barbara over at Grade ONEderful and Joni at Kinderkids Fun for the Liebster Award!

Also, thank you so much to Holly over at Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade for the Versatile Blogger Award!

Part of the Versatile Blogger Award requires me to share seven things about myself.  Hmm.  Well, here goes...I hope that you aren't too bored!

1.  I LOVE college football.  I am very sad because there are only a few bowl games left.  My favorite team is Virginia Tech...Go Hokies!  My school has a little football pool going on where the winner is free from bus duty for the rest of the year!  My fingers AND toes are crossed that I win.....bus duty stinks on ice is not pleasant.

2.  Another first grade teacher and I are the co-captains of our school's Relay for Life team.  The American Cancer Society is very important to me.

3.  I had a vegetable garden for the first time last summer.  We always had one growing up, but this was the first time where I was in charge.  I overestimated the number of squash and zucchini plants that I needed.  Let's just say we had a LOT of squash and I was giving it away to anyone who would take it.  I still have grated zucchini frozen for bread!

4.  You wouldn't know it now, but I ran cross-country in high school.  I was terrible.

5.  I collect yellow ware pottery.  My favorite piece belonged to my grandmother.

6.  I live five minutes from my school, but I have a daily commute of an hour and forty-five minutes to take my youngest son to his grandmother.  A lot of my ideas come to me during this time.

7.  I have a new fascination with the show Storage Wars.  It is amazing what they find.  My husband, however, says that it is fake because people wouldn't leave such valuable items to be sold.  Ah well, he might be right, but I still like it!

You can wake up now!  I'm finished!

Now to pass on the awards.

And the Liebster and Versatile Blogger awards go to............In no particular order................................

These blogs are really great...go check them out!

Happy Saturday!


  1. Thank you sooo much for checking out our blog! I can't wait to come back and check out more of your wonderful ideas :)

    Lisa :) (new follower)

  2. Thank you SO much for the shout-out and recognition! I am really enthralled with all of the AmAzInG blogs out there (and their COOL fonts and the way they play with words!) and I'm just tickled to have a small place in the BiG world! I'm glad you're a part of that BIG world, too!!

    The Corner On Character

  3. ps. Good luck in that football pool . . . who wouldn't want to win THAT!!! Last Christmas I got a gift in my box that said, "I am taking your lunch duty today!" and it was one of the BEST things I got!

  4. Just found your blog and glad I did! I teach first grade in GA. :)

  5. Congratulations on your awards!
    We started a vegetable garden and got a lot of zucchini and cucumbers, too!! They take over!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  6. Thanks sooooo much for awarding my blog with the Liebster award and the Versitile Blogger award! WOW what an honor! I am your newest follower - thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  7. Seriously, who would leave that kind of stuff in storage? Cute blog. I'm your newest follower. Thanks for the awards. :)
    ♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

  8. Hey there,

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Your blog is great! I'm a follower now. :)

    A Class Act

  9. Thank you SO much for the awards! I was so excited - they are my first ones! Thank you, too, for following my blog. I'm your newest follower of First Grade Magic! :) Have a wonderful week!

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice