Sunday, May 19, 2013

Inspiration Nation :)

It's my last school-Sunday-night!
This time next week I'll be staying up late (well, maybe) and NOT worrying about lesson plans, alphabet countdown, or assessments. Bring THAT on!

Tonight I'm linking up with LaToya at Flying Into First Grade for her weekly Let's Get Acquainted Linky

This week's topic is about our blogging buddies. I get so much inspiration from fellow bloggers. I owe so many of my projects, materials, and ideas to fellow teacher-bloggers. Teachers are a special breed.
We can collaborate like NO OTHER! 

Here are two of my favorite teacher bloggers:

Primarily Au Some

Sarah and I went to the same college for our undergraduate degrees and through the course of our studies we became friends. We shared frustrations about student teaching & projects as well as celebrating successes in our classrooms. I was excited to learn that Sarah had recently started a blog & TPT store.
She just started a network of Teacher Made Freebies that is fantastic! Check it out!

2. Kimberley at First In Maine

While I don't know Kimberley personally, I like to follow her blog. The first thing that caught my eye was that she was from Maine. I grew up in Maine and the state & it's people hold a very special place in my heart.
I admire Kimberley's eagerness to learn & her love of reading.
Check out her blog. It's adorable!

Tonight I'm also linking up with Fifth in the Middle and their FANTASTIC link up of state blogs. I would love to be able to someday meet up with fellow Ohio bloggers like me.

Well, tomorrow is my school's city park day. We'll participate in kickball, basketball, cornhole & disc golf, water balloons, playground, complete with a cook-out lunch & ice cream sandwiches when we return to school! The weatherman forecasts 88 and feeling like mid-August.
We had a frost advisory last Monday.
Welcome to Ohio!
Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Your blog is very cute! I'm so jealous you only have 4 days of school left. I have 14. I'm your newest follower!

    (( HUGS ))

    One Fab Teacher

  2. Hi Tiffany, Thank you for your sweet comment! The days are going really quickly now! We had a bunch of snow days this year that almost put us out after Memorial Day, but luckily, we squeaked by! Ready for summer to start!

    Have a great week! I'm following you, too!

  3. Hi Alisha,
    Found your blog through the linky party. I'm a new follower! I'm also from Ohio (but live in Michigan now). I'm soooo jealous about your 4 days. Have a great week!
    Funky First Grade Fun

    1. Hi Kimberly! Getting out before Memorial day seems to be the ONLY good thing about starting school mid-August like we do. Our first teacher day for the next school year is August 17th- yuck! That seems like a million miles away right now though!
      Have a great week! Heading over to check out your blog!

  4. Thank you so much for the shout out. I really appreciate it. I, too, love Maine. Where did you grow up? I live in Scarborough, but may be moving soon...depending on if I can find a job in a K or Grade 1 somewhere.

    First in Maine

    1. Absolutely! I grew up in Gardiner and my Dad worked in Augusta at the Kennebec Journal. We moved there when I was 4 and moved back to Ohio when I was 16. So many good times in Maine!
      Best of luck in your job-seeking pursuits!

  5. Hi Alisha!
    I am so excited that I saw you on the linky! Have great news for you so please stop by!!! YAY!!
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

    1. Julie,
      I am SUPERFLY excited! Thank you! Would love to plan a summer meet-up!

  6. Found your blog through the linky and realize (on your sidebar) that I follow you on Instagram too! Enjoy your last few days!

    For the Love of First Grade

    1. Hi Lindsay! I recognize you from Instagram, too! The days are going quickly- I'm trying to have my room packed & ready by Friday. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Four close! Hope your day was fun and not too hot! We have field day tomorrow with a high of 88!
    Two Friends In First

    1. Kheila, we had a blast! Today is "clean & shine" day. Lockers, desks, classroom cleaning! Needless to say the hair is going up & comfy clothes will be worn! Bring on the cleaning! :)

  8. Thanks for the Shout out! That's so sweet of you! I have been slacking on my blogging duties lately. End of school year had my brain fried! It's good now though. =)

    1. Hey Sarah! Yay for the end of the year! I just read your blog post- congratulations on presenting at a training! That's exciting! It's been nice to get back into blogging since school has been out. I know you'll fall right back into it! :) Have a great summer!


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