First of all, I must say I was completely and totally overwhelmed by the response to my Thankful Things writing activity. Guess I'm not only one who was ready to change up that traditional ol' essay! I have to tell you the best part though. Today I got a call from another teacher in my school who asked if she could send over her nephew to show me something. This little guy is the cutest thing. He could seriously jump into the Small World background and fit right in. However, he has some serious learning difficulties and is has some real trouble with writing. So in walks super-cutie and he hands me, you guessed it, his published writing piece explaining why he was so thankful for fire drills! It was an entire page full with so many awesome ideas! He was so proud of himself and I was equally proud of him and piled on the praise accordingly.
Then I called his aunt and suffered through a few minutes of misunderstanding - she had no idea that that was MY lesson! Here I thought she was showing me because she knew it came from me, but she was just so proud of his writing that she was showing it off! Funny right? (don't worry, she's on my list of people to question about why they don't follow my every keystroke obsessively -geesh!). I can't even describe the feeling that gave me <--the feeling about reaching the little cutie, not of having to chastise his aunt for not following my blog, of course.
Another funny thing that happened this week was with a different teacher (yes, she's on the list too) who called excitedly to tell me about something so cool she just found on Pinterest. She started going on about my Turkey Trivia Scoot game and then realized out loud - oh, that's from you! Yeah, I'm kinda feeling like a secret celebrity now.
So while I bask in my teachery accomplishments and savor my upcoming NINE day weekend (hee-haw!) I'm going to send you off to enter one awesome contest. I've partnered with Sassy in Second and Lory's Page for this fun little Gobble Gobble Giveaway! You have a chance to win some cool stuff.
|I donated set 1 and 2 of my Word Wizard activities (if you already have them you can get 3&4 instead)|
To read more about the contest and to enter, click on the picture below to head over to Sassy in Second. All contest entries are being left on her blog to make it easier to keep track and pick a winner.
So you guys head over there and enter and I'm going to attempt to do some laundry so my poor hubby doesn't have to go on his morning scavenger hunt to find clean boxers tomorrow. When I get ahold of that laundry fairy, she's going to get an ear full from me...