Weekend Rewind & Blog Award-Catch Up Time

What a weekend! The State competition was on Sunday so I spent the weekend in Columbus with my cheer squad. We had SO much fun!  On Saturday the girls went shopping, swam in the indoor pool at the hotel, and we went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner (yum!). Later that night, we practiced our routine and had some team building.  My district has a large sub-group of “economically disadvantaged” students. It was so nice for these girls to enjoy a weekend of new experiences outside of their community.  A couple of the girls commented that they had never been to a nice restaurant like that.  I immediately thought of how much I take for granted in my life.  It was a message that went straight to my heart and reminded me that we need to be thankful for what we have and blessed we have so much – and in turn, make sure we share those blessings with others.  

On Sunday, the girls took 15th place, beating out only one squad – but, for their very first time competing, it was definitely an honor to have even made it that far.  I was a happy coach!  
Now that cheerleading is over for awhile, I get to go back to being just a teacher again. Yayy! I’m so happy to have some extra time to create and work in my classroom.  (I feel so guilty rushing off to practice at 3:30…I always feel like I want to put a sign on my door that says “I am not leaving to go home right at 3:30…I am off to coach and will then spend time at home working on school things at night. Please don’t think I’m a slacker.”  Haha.  

Over the busy weekend, I was awarded two blog awards by some awesome followers!  
Rebecca over at The Teacher’s Chatterbox and Sandy from Soaring Through Second Grade awarded me the One Lovely Blog Award.  Thank you ladies! You are both SO sweet! Please go and visit them if you do not have them on your blog-rolls.  They have some fantastic ideas.
  
I am passing on the One Lovely Blog Award to these adorable and creative blogs that I’m a new fan of.  The One Lovely Blog award asks you to link back to the person who awarded you and pass it on to others.  Please head over and check them out!
Miss Hockensmith – First Grade Friends
Edana  – Color Me Kinder
Mrs. Durning – Second Grade is Splendid!
Alisha – The Bubbly Blonde
Mrs. Lynes – Simply Second Grade
April – Wolfelicious
Tanya – A Class Act
Krista from The Second Grade Superkids awarded me a Top 10 Blog award.  Thank you, Krista! Krista is a new blogger so please head over to her blog and spread some friendship to her by becoming a follower.  She has an adorable blog button!
I’m passing on the Top 10 blog award to these fabulous blogs that I always make sure to visit on a regular basis! Please visit these lovely ladies to score some great ideas for your students!
Marisa – First Grade Glitter & Giggles  (I love the name of her blog – super cute!)
Heather – Heather’s Heart
Mrs. Nunley – First Grade Magic Mrs. Nunley gave me my first blog award a few months ago πŸ™‚
Michelle – The 3AM Teacher (Check out her awesome clip art for teachers!)
I’m off to watch The Bachelor and head to bed! πŸ™‚
Happy Learning,

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