Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blog Award

My blogfriend over at B Art Z has given me a blog award. Thanks so much! I am so glad to know that my blog has been useful to you. Now it's time to share the love:

1. Thank the person giving the award
Check out B Art Z for lots of great inspiration! Thanks for the award!

2. Share 7 things about yourself
1. I have been married for seven years, but we have been together for 13 years. How often do you hear of a couple dating for five years, and still being engaged for a full year before the big day? We're a little different than the norm.
2. I have two beautiful little girls. Gracie is 2 1/2 and Brianna is 10 months.
3. I also have a personal blog where I show Gracie and Brianna's adventures. It includes art projects that I have found on the web for preschoolers if you're interested in that.
4. I am starting my sixth full year of teaching elementary art, but it's only my second year at my current district.
5. I am starting a Grad School Cohort next weekend and am excitedscaredanxious about it.
6. I get to start teaching our CID students in small groups this year. Although it was my idea, and I really WANT to do it I am also excitedscaredanxious about this because I really want to make a great positive impact on these children.
7. Since graduating from college in December 2001 I have often wondered if I made the right choice in becoming an art teacher. Since coming to the Hudson School District I know I made the right decision. HSD's support and encouragement is amazing, and I love my district and my job very much.

3. Pass the award on to 15 deserving bloggers
This is the hard one, and honestly, the reason I've been kind of putting off this post! Not all of these will be art education blogs, as I also get inspiration from homeschooling blogs, preschool blogs, and creative parents. Here they are, in no particular order:
1. ARTolazzi
2. Billie Monster
3. Childhood Magic
4. Confessions of a Homeschooler
5. Crafterhours
6. draw, paint, and cut
7. Fabulous on a Teacher's Salary
8. Kids Artists
9. laughpaintcreate
10. Mini Matisse
11. Mod Podge Rocks!
12. Modern Art 4 Kids
13. Painted Paper
14. TeachKidsArt
15. That Artist Woman

Well, that wasn't that hard. There's actually several more I'd like to list! I hope that my list gave you some new places on the 'net to find ideas. Thanks to everyone that shares their ideas. You are an inspiration to me, and my students!


Mrs. Hahn said...

I love this! It is so fun getting to know so many different blogging friends. Thanks for including me in your 15. Hey, what Grad School Cohort are you doing? I took St. Mary's two years ago and my husband is just starting in Sept. It's hard work but if you let it, it will make you a better teacher.

Jodi said...

My cohort is through UW-River Falls, and designed just for Hudson teachers. It sounds pretty much too good to be true! It is designed around our school schedule and our district goals, and there's even TWO other art teachers in it!! I am super excited about it, just weary about the time away from my family~one weekend a month for two years.

Mrs. Hahn said...

Oh, That is wonderful! I can't wait to see the collaboration you are able to do. Very nice!