Friday, May 27, 2011

Wonderful Week

I am exhausted and a bit overwhelmed from the amount of work I've had to do, I have had an amazing week. It started of with A Teacher's Plan being featured on Frogs, Bees and under the Seas. Next came the wonderful news that Teaching Blog Addicts, along with my blog and many others blogging teachers that follow, were in the top 50 kindergarten blogs. If that wasn't enough on the last hour of my last day of this school year, I got an email telling me that my Donors Choose Project was FULLY FUNDED! I again was flabbergasted.

Before I go on I do want to stop and mention that I have been outed in my district as a blogger. When I first started blogging I did not think I would have 10 followers let alone 260+ followers. So I said nothing. After a little while I told 1 teacher, then I got the courage to tell my team leader. Then slowly but surely I told some other teachers I worked with, but honestly it was only a handful. Until 2 days ago when I got the news about being a top kinder blog. When I shared the news with my team leader She blew the whistle on me! She sent out an all staff email telling them the news. Ha, ha, really I was surprised that she kept it for so long. I know she REALLY wanted to yell it from the roof tops. :) Then our Media specialist, asked my permission to share with the rest of the librarians/ media specialists in the district. I obliged and well now the secrets out. So if you work in my district and are new to my blog, welcome.
Now let me go back to today. It was our last day of school, for the students at least. I had a very full morning. I had to clean up my room, it was a mess from packing up. Then set up my room with some wonderful pirate gifts from a fellow teacher. (Thank you Ms. K) Once the day got started it went by fast. I am sad I don't have pictures of my students in their pirate gear. They had their patches, hats, tattoos, maps, baggies with a gold coin, and some coloring pages. They looked VERY cute.

In the afternoon I was able to do some packing. I kept busy until the last hour of the day when I sat down to take a break. I checked blogger, then my gmail, then my school email. Low and behold there were 2 emails from Donors Choose. One about a donation and another about my project being fully funded. I was so shocked. I didn't think I would be fully funded on my first try. So for everyone that donated anything, thank you. For those of you that got the word out, thank you. I know my students will benefit immensely from using this technology daily.

If you have not checked out Donors Choose please do. It is fantastic site that helps educators bridge the gap between school funding and money from their own pockets. If you can support an educator, thank you because I know I and any teacher out there appreciates it.
What am I going to do now? Well, I want to get back to posting about school topics. I have a few things in mind that I want to post about. I also want to work on some more of my Lesson Plan Templates and I have a few buttons left to create. However, what I REALLY want to do is get back to reading. I miss reading my fictions books so much, I hope to find a few hours a day to pick up a book and just fall into whatever world I am reading about.

I hope you have a great long weekend.


  1. Congrats!! Its nice to close out the year with so many successes.

    Primary Graffiti

  2. congratulations!!!!! you really do deserve it :). I hope you have a terrific summer, i'll keep checking the blog to see your great ideas.
    A big Hi from Spain

  3. Love you Ms. M. You deserve this and more. I love you, your buttons, your blog, and how you think!

  4. It just goes to show that good things come to GREAT people! Just saying ;)


  5. Congratulation! And lot of thumbs up for you. You deserve this as you are quite creative and innovative in your ideas. Even take the theme and ideas of you and use them to do my essay, as it’s my favorite work to do in leisure time. It not only enhances my writing skills but also force me to think in more creative manner like you.


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