Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sharing the Love

This week,  our little blogger community has been all a-buzz with the Edublog Award Nominations. It's really great that we have the opportunity to recognize those that inspire early childhood educators to bring the very best ideas, activities, and pedagogy into the classroom each day. It was inevitable that with only a select number of categories that I would not be able to nominate some of the bloggers I felt really deserved recognition. My nominees are: Click here for the full nomination post.

I was wonderfully surprised to be nominated for 2 categories in the 2011 Edublog Awards, or the "2011 Eddies" this year. I consider myself a fairly novice blogger and never really saw this coming! I am humbled and honored beyond measure especially since the nominations come from blogging educators that I highly respect and admire!

Karen, over at PreKinders, nominated me for the "Best Individual Blog" category. Thank you, Karen! 

Laura, over at The Seeds Network, nominated me for the "Best Teacher Blog". Thank you, Laura! 

As if that were not enough to make my week, I got the Sunshine Award from Vanessa, over at Pre-K Pages! This was a wonderful  surprise for two reasons: one, because it came from someone I truly consider the ultimate in sharing early childhood teacher ideas online (Can you believe it? She said I brought cyber-sunshine into her life????? Wowers! :) and two, because this gives me an opportunity to share with and thank some of the other bloggers that inspire me on a daily basis. 

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who gave the award and write a blog post. 
         Thank you, Vanessa! I am honored and humbled to have you share this with me.  I've been a fan forever (far longer than I've been in the blogging community)!

2. Answer the following questions:
       Favorite Color: lime green, hot pink and cobalt blue

       Favorite Animal: dog, currently Max, our "Jackaranian"   

       Favorite drink: Southern Sweet Ice Tea 
        Facebook or Twitter?: Facebook!

         Favorite flower: Sunflower

         Favorite number: 8!
         Favorite day: Saturday!

3. Pass the award on to 10-12 fabulous bloggers, link to their blogs, and let them know they've been nominated.

I am listing a few more than the number suggested, because each of these are blogs I really felt worthy of recognition for all they share. If you haven't visited any of these, I HIGHLY Recommend heading on over and hitting your "Follow" button! These are the blogs that bring sunshine into MY life:

Child Central Station          How Long Is This Hall?      


 Casa Maria                       Learning For Life      


 Flights of Whimsy          Learning Is Child's Play  

Child Art Retrospective    Males in Early Childhood 


Preschool Daze                  Getting Messy With Ms. Jessi

preschool daze


I'm a teacher, get me OUTSIDE here!   

Creative STAR     

Rainbows Within Reach                hands on: as we grow

                                           hands on : as we grow

Centers 'n Circles                       

Childhood 101

Quirky Mama

Thank you for bringing sunshine my way!


  1. Aren't you the sweetest ray of sunshine on my morning:) I was so happy to see you nominated for the edublogs and yes by some pretty great bloggers!! But - I was NOT surprise! You are fantastic, your blog is cute as button and your kind heart shines through your blogs, twitter and facebook. Thank you for always including me:) ((hugs))

  2. Ayn- I agree with Centers and Circle Time! You're blog is wonderful and fully deserves the nominations for the edublogs! Thanks for including me! (by the way, I've been trying to add your button to my blog...but each time I come here it says it is unavailable! Any chance you could share the code with me!)

  3. Congratulations on your awards! Are you ready for another one? I'm passing on an award to you. You can check it out at
    I'm been reading your blog for some time now, and I think it is wonderful!

  4. Your dog is so cute! I have enjoyed watching your blog grow, keep up the good work :)

  5. ~Centers~ Thank you so much for your kind words! You are ALWAYS so supportive and have helped me more than you know!

    ~Pam~ I've got to get working on the code part of the button. Got the thing mad, but never quite mastered the code part!

    ~Betsy~ Thank you! what a great way to spotlight lesser known blogs I enjoy!

    ~Vanessa~ Thank you! You are definitely one of my mentors! It means a lot to always have your support! (And we love our little dog, Max!)


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