Friday, July 13, 2012

Awards & Winners

I just received my first blog award! Ms. Whiteley at Toad-ally Exceptional Learners (adorable name, btw) gave me The Versatile Blogger award, and I'm so stoked!! She was also one of my first 5 followers, so she received my FREE Fantastic Fractions unit. Score!

As teachers we really have to be versatile... When kiddos aren't getting it, we have to find a different way to reach them. When are kiddos aren't engaged, we have to find a way to grab them. All day. Flexible & Versatile. That's us! I think this award is mucho awesome. Versatile at work and on-line. :)
The best part of this award is I GET TO PASS IT ON! But first I have to follow the rules:

Here are the seven rules to follow when receiving this award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.  THANKS AGAIN!

2. Include a link to their blog.  CLICK THE CUTE TOAD

3. Include the award image in your post.  LEFT!
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.  BELOW! 

5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.  BELOW! 
6. When nominating, include a link to their blog.  CLICK THE BLOGS

7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.  :) 

Here are my 7 random facts:
1. I was born on Halloween! My friends say this explains a lot about me. 
2. My side job in college was baking! Check out my goodies on Facebook. I have since retired and only bake for fun. 
3. I have two cats, Cupcake and Rambo. Cupcake is dainty, Rambo is HUGE. 
4. I love the Houston Texans (football). I lose a little of my "lady like-ness" when football's on. :)
5. I adore music. Currently, I'm obsessed with The Head & The Heart and Sean Hayes. 
6. I live in a coastal town in Texas. We looooove the beach! I can't imagine not living near the water. 
7. I love tattoos and one of my favorite tattoos is my cupcake. CUTE, HUH?? I really love cupcakes.... 

Alright, onto the awarding!! All 13 of my followers rock, so I've nominated y'all. It's so nice to have people reading my little ol' blog!

And sadly my "First Five Followers" giveaway is ka-put. My winners are:


  1. Thanks, Katie! And congratulations on your award. While I live in the Houston area, I'm from Louisiana, so Geaux Saints!! ; ) Not too sure how things will go this year ???? But at least they aren't the Aints anymore.

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  2. Wow! Thank you so much for the award and sweet comment!

  3. Oh my gosh. My friend would die for that tattoo! Thanks for the nom and I look forward to following a fellow tattooed teacher!

  4. Hi Katie,

    Thanks for following my blog, and for my award. :) Our beaches in San Diego are really beautiful, but I am sure yours are too. I enjoyed reading your random facts. I am nominating you for an award too; come back to my blog and get your award.

    Fabulous Finch Facts

  5. Wahoo!! I am going to have to get that freebie! Thank you so much!! I also nominated you for another blog award. Check it out at my blog:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  6. Hey Katie! forgot to give you my email. It's


  7. Congrats on your Versatile Blogger Award. I’m your newest follower. Please check out my blog if you get a chance “Calling Plays in 2nd Grade”.
    Thanks, Shanell

    P.S I'm awarding you the Liebster Award. Pleas stop by my page and pick it up and the rules.

  8. Great blog! I found it by way of Apple for the Teach. Congratulations on your Awards:)

    I am your newest follower. Stop by and visit at
    The Resourceful Apple


  9. Welcome to the teaching blog-o-sphere, I am new to it myself. Happy to have found a fellow 4th grade teacher's blog & I'm your newest follower! Come visit my blog and enter to win my 1st ever giveaway - wishing you the best WINNING luck. :)

  10. Hi again! I am so excited about the fraction unit I won!! My email is Thanks again!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  11. There is an "Inky Linky" party going on over at Mr. B's Beach Brains. I love hearing tattoo stories!

    Chickadee Jubilee