Many thanks to MeaningfulMommy for this nomination! I’ve been following her blog for a while, enjoying her thoughtful comments on parenting kids, many of which are great teaching tips as well. That makes sense because she was also a teacher! No matter what she writes about, from mental health to vacations, I find her comments thoughtful, humorous, and worth reading. Dig deep into her blog- there are many treasures to be found! And that’s why her nomination is so special to me!
The rules for accepting this award are simple.
1. Thank the person who has nominated you. Provide a link to his/her blog.
2. List the rules and display the award image.
3. Include 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and let them know that they have been nominated. This is a way to introduce others to bloggers that you love.
5. Display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.
Here are 7 facts about me:
1. I learned to read at age 3. When I was 4, my father said, “You can’t read!” and held out the newspaper. I read it.
2. I have always wanted to be a teacher.
3. When I was 10, I taught a neighboring kid to read. Long but happy story.
4. When I was 10 and 11, I held summer “circuses” for the neighborhood kids. I bullied my sister into performing in my theatrical productions and put on wild animal shows (with my trained dogs) for everyone who could pay 5 cents to enter. There were other hidden costs, like carnival events and refreshments, so I told everyone they might as well bring a quarter.
5. I have always loved to swim.
6. A few years ago, an on-deck swimming coach said I should be called Captain Cork. Why? Because I cannot stay under water. I can hardly get under the water. Great lungs. Maybe I am really a bird….
7. I have always wanted to be a writer.
Now to the nominations! Check out these awesome bloggers:
1. Nerd in the Brain: My math mentor, resident genius, sweet person, and now my book club mentor- and MUCH more!
2. My Two Sentences: How this man paints his words is truly amazing.
3. Exceptional Delaware: A loving father’s passionate efforts to change the world of special education, one meeting or poll at a time!
4. Square Peg in a Round Hole: Insights and touching stories by a loving mom with a special son
5. Teacher Talk: An insightful blog written by an experienced special education teacher whose specialty is literacy
6. Autism Thoughts: This blogger is a young woman on the autism spectrum who shares her unique perspectives.
7. Special Ed From a Mom’s Point of View: Intense reading about the life of a very special kid whose mom is really making a difference
8. Loud Thoughts Voiced Out: I so enjoy this young woman’s candid thoughts about her life experiences, poignant and brave.
9. Idioms of the English Language: This blog is a humorous and appealing approach to our everyday expressions (here in America)
10. Tales of a Carolina Girl: A spunky teacher with lots of tips and interests, all presented in a beautiful blog.
11. Ginger in a Snap: Tales of a resource teacher who actually has a life! I love it!
12. Robert Loves Pi: Written by a math teacher and Aspie, his blog represents challenges for me as well as admiration.
13. Expressions: A fascinating glimpse into the life of a New Delhi student who is sharing her candid views on all sorts of topics.
14. Mr. Lynch Science: I love this teacher’s use of visuals to share what he’s doing. I bet the kids love him, too!
15. Talking Math With Your Kids: This is a simply amazing blog. It’s written by a math teacher with kids of his own. You can search the blog by your child’s age, but all of it is fascinating. Great tips for teachers and parents. The wealth of resources on this site is also impressive.