Tuesday, March 31, 2015

One Lovely Award

Even though my blog is fairly new, and I haven't been the best at posting regularly, I was nominated by Jasmine at The Dots of Teaching for the One Lovely Blog Award!

Here are the rules for the award:

  1. Thank and link back to the awesome person who nominated you.
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs to let them know.
Here goes:
  1. I am a DIEHARD Buckeyes fan. I am so fanatic about it that my students are not allowed to use blue and yellow rhythm sticks in the same pair (the color of Ohio State's arch-rival), nor can both color beanbags be in use at the same time.
  2. I have two Bachelor's Degrees from Ohio State - Music Education and Music Performance (Flute)
  3. I LOVE playing video games - mostly retro stuff like Sonic, Mario, and Donkey Kong, but I can be convinced to try others.
  4. I was so excited to see snow earlier this month - I love living in the South, but nothing beats a good snow (and the accompanying snow day).
  5. I am a bit of an Ed Tech nerd. I'm trying to find organic ways to incorporate technology into the music room - not for the sake of technology, but to enhance music instruction.
  6. I am slightly OCD about my classroom organization, and will spend hours on end trying to get things just right.
  7. I have four completely adorable dogs - Captain, Barney, Balthazar, and Rylee.  Rylee is a dachshund/terrier mix and Captain, Barney, and Balthazar are Black Lab mixes. They keep me on my toes.

Now, for 15 bloggers. I tried to find blogs that I read that are not from my Facebook list of bloggers/TPT sellers for most of my nominations. Here goes:

  1. Lori at Sweet Sounds
  2. Kelly at Finding Your {Singing} Voice
  3. David at Make Moments Matter
  4. Rachel at Music with Mrs. Tannenblatt
  5. Amy at Music and Technology
  6. Ms. Benson at So La Mi: Elementary Music Blog
  7. Kelly at Kelly Riley's Music Classroom
  8. Aimee at O For Tuna Orff
  9. Allison at Mallets and Music
  10. Steph at Stay Tuned!
  11. Jennifer at In My Music Class
  12. Norm at Elementary Music 3T
  13. Molly at Ms. Patrician's All Star Music
  14. Cara at Miscellaneous Me
  15. Erin at Technology Erintegration
Wow, that was work. Good luck and congratulations to my colleagues!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sunday Scoop (on a Monday)

I've been away from my blog for a while (again), but am going to make a final school year push to update more frequently, so today I'm linking up with Teaching Trio for the Sunday Scoop!

Here goes:

We've almost made it, folks! Testing season is upon us, and so comes the crazy schedules of no specials so we can provide teacher relief and, in many cases, helping to administer small groups!  This makes me very glad Friday is a student and teacher holiday for me so I can decompress with some retro gaming.

Hope to write again soon!