Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blog Award...a blogger giveaway...& an update!


 The rules for this reward are as follows:
1. Thank the person that gave you the award and link back to them.
2. Tell 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass this on to 15 newly discovered blogs and let them know they received it.

{2} Seven things, huh? I'll try not to bore you!
-I love to travel! I have been to London, Paris, Madrid, the Bahamas, a few cities in Costa Rica, and quite a few States (Hawaii was wonderful!)
-I am a huge Chicago White Sox fan. Yeah, yeah, we've had a rough few years...but we'll always have 2005! haha.
-I zip lined in Costa Rica. It was AMAZING. The funniest part was when my Spanish teacher (it was a school trip) flew into a tree! She had a huge bump on her head and had to zip line tandem with a guide the rest of the time. haha. So fun.
-I'm married (is it bad that I put this 4th??). I got married in Sept 2010. Our wedding day was our 4 year anniversary!
-My husband is a teacher too...junior high. We constantly try to one up each other with interesting stories from school. Haha.
-Another fact about my husband-he's a Cubs fan! I know, I'm sorry. But our families eventually forgave us, so hopefully you can too! :)
-And last but not least, I have the best dog in the world (IMO). He's a blue heeler/lab mix. He's laying next to me right now snoring. Haha. He has gone into school with me a few times. He loves to sniff everything and lick up the crumbs the kids have dropped! Here he is!

{3} New blogs? I'll have to work on that more later. I'm trying to find people that have not received it if you know of any great new blogs out there, let me know & I'll give them a shout out!! Thanks!

I also wanted to mention a giveaway over at The Resource(ful) Room! Amy was my 1st follower! Go check out her great blog!! about heading back to school...
It wasn't too bad. On Thursday, I was running on adrenaline. The kids were really excited to be back, had tons of stories (as I expected), and were really excited to write about them! I can't wait to read their stories! They were all really sweet too (which isn't always typical of this group). They wanted to help me (& each other) and were giving tons of hugs. It was cute. Friday was a little harder...I had to stop on my way to work and get a LARGE cappuccino. haha. Adrenaline was no longer fueling me & I needed caffeine! But again, the kids were great. I have a feeling they will go back to their chatty, tattling selves on Monday but at least we had an awesome two days! They were really excited on Friday afternoon because we had our movie & popcorn day (because they met their behavior goal before break but we didn't have time to celebrate). My kids LOVE The Magic School Bus! We watched The Magic School Bus: In the Arctic, had popcorn, & juice. When I blog some pics of my classroom, I'll be sure to include my behavior plan & rewards.

Overall, I am pleased with the last two days and am glad to be back on a schedule (even if it does mean waking up early)! Tomorrow my husband & I are going to do some school shopping (possibly hit up the Target dollar spot-my fave!) and go out to dinner. I can't wait!

Good night, blogger friends!


  1. Hi Cait,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I'm so glad that you found my blog because I'm now able to follow yours! :-) Hooray!


  2. Thanks so much for visiting our blog :) Love the penguins :)

    Lisa and Beth :)

  3. Hi Cair,

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a blog award. Check out my blog for the details! Thank you for being such an inspiration! Happy blogging! :-)


  4. Thank you Caitlyn for the V.B. Award. I love your blog and am a new follower!
    Farming the First Grade Crop

  5. Congrats on the award! I am a fellow first grade teacher and in my second year! And your newest follower.

    Apples and Papers

  6. Wow! This looks great! i have also given you an award on my blog, hope you can pop over to check it out :)



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