Sunday, November 20, 2011

Doubly Thankful... TWO Linky Parties!

Yippee Skippee! (Oh, SpellCheck hates me already!)
TWO blogs are having Linky Parties!

And so I get to feel DOUBLY thankful in the same post!

What the Teacher Wants is having their first ever Linky Party... It's a chance to share what you're thankful for!

And, concurrently, Oh Boy Fourth Grade is having a Linky Party too!  ... It's another chance to share what you're thankful for--and to share a recipe too!


1. What are you thankful for in your classroom?
I'm thankful for my kids!  Sixth graders can be frustrating and exhausting. but they can also be funny and precious!  They are old enough to be "big kids" and young enough to be, still, "kids"!  Often, they amaze me with their determination and their desire to do the right thing.  They are at their BEST when they are mentoring their KinderBuddies--and when trying to find my keys, glasses, and lost papers.  And they bring me sweet, funny gifts.  ("I brought you half of my cookie from lunch, in case you were hungry....")

2. What person are you most thankful for?
I am most thankful for my H.E. (husband-equivalent).  He keeps me grounded, brings me Starbucks, lugs things to and from my classroom, works at sixth grade events, grades papers, and fixes things I break.  He lets me know when I am "out-of-control" and then brings me back to reality.  And he doesn't comment on the number of charges to Amazon, TpT, Teachers Notebook, Target or WalMart.

3. What 3 blogs are you most thankful for?
I could answer this question better if it asked for TWENTY three!  I always stop by Runde's Room (Great lessons),  The Corner on Character (Always inspiring) and Teeny Tiny Teacher (Can't stop laughing)--and I can get to all three (and more!) on TBA

4. What guilty pleasure are you most thankful for?
I cannot live without Starbucks.  Several locations know me by "Venti No Whip Mocha," even if they do not also know my name.
I also LOVE television.  There are few TV references that I do not know--even those involving commercials and those made by sixth graders.  Recently, a parent had a cell phone ring tone that matched the sound on "Law and Order."  Even though I was at school, I was reflexively reaching for the remote to turn it up.

5. What are you most thankful for?
At this very moment, I am thankful for TIME.  We have a week off  (sorry, so sorry that everyone doesn't have this same luxury) and I am just ENJOYING the time to... actually, the time to NOT do school work.  Time is such a gift--especially to teachers who have so little of it!

Well, thankfully, that's the end of my lengthy reflection.  It's raining--as it is EVERY time Farley has a Linky Party, and the sound is calming.  I have my mocha nearby, my H.E. brought me cheesecake, I just one-clicked a book on Amazon and I am alternating between THREE channels on TV.

Life is GOOD!  And I am thankful.

Now it's your turn... Link up and share what YOU'RE thankful for...


  1. I could not agree with you more about 6th graders! I love that they are not too cool for us yet!

    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

  2. rain? I must be the rain whisperer for your part of town because we NEVER get rain... thanks so much linking up

  3. Thanks, Kim - I totally feel the same way about your blog!!! And may I just say how very jealous I am (but in a good jealous way) of your time off. I won't have that pleasure until December 24th! I STILL CANNOT believe we're not out of school until then ...

    <a href=">Runde's Room</a>

  4. Life IS good, and you're a ray of sunshine! Thanks for the shout out!! You and your readers are welcome at the Corner any time.

  5. A week off, huh? Are you rubbing it in? :)But really...enjoy it my dear! You need to rest up for all of the 6th graders!!!!!!!
    Thank you for linking up!

  6. You've been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Come check it out.

  7. Hello! I saw the comment you left me! I really hope you like "Let's Go Home," it is a lovely book. I agree with you, Starbucks is a great guilty pleasure! Love my Cinnamon Dolce Lattes:)

  8. THANK YOU for being thankful for me!!! That is super sweet and you made my day!!!!!!!!!!
    We have LOTS in common -- I send my first graders on the hunt for things I lose all of the time. I, too, enjoy mochas (but with lots of whip) and I just one-clicked a book on Amazon, too!
    Thank you again! Oh, and I have the whole week off, too, and I'm feeling the same about everything!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher


Thanks for reading this post. Comments bring me JOY! Please share your thoughts and join the conversation...