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total surprise!

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I checked my blog e-mail yesterday (it’s different from my personal e-mail and I don’t check it as much as I should) and in it I found the following email:

“Hi,

My name is Carol from (Onlinedegrees.net). We wanted to let you know that we featured your blog in one of our recent articles on our own blog. (50 Best Blogs for Early Childhood Educators), is linked below and could be a fun way to share this announcement with your readers.

http://www.onlinedegrees.net/blog/2010/50-best-blogs-for-early-childhood-educators/

Thanks again for your time, and keep up the good work!

Carol Brown”

This came as a total shock and a great surprise!  I never, in my wildest dreams would have thought that my little blog would EVER be featured on a list like this!  So thank you!

I’ve found some familiar blogs/websites on this list and a bunch of new ones….so feel free to check it out! 🙂

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it’s my anniversay!

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It’s hard to believe that one year ago today I started my blog.  This has been a very interesting experience for me.  It’s given me the opportunity to step back from my teaching and look at it from another angle.  It’s also allowed me to reflect on what I do and how I teach in my classroom.  Having a blog has exposed me to a multitude of other preschool classrooms as well – thus giving me even more ideas a perspectives about what I do in my class.

It’s funny – I didn’t think that something as insignificant as a blog could impact my teaching so much.  I didn’t think it would cause me to look at what I did from so many different angles.  But I’m happy about that aspect!  I think it’s very important as a teacher to reflect upon what you do and see if it can be improved!

So, I look forward to seeing what continuing this blog will bring me in the future.  And I thank those of you who read what I have to say – I hope you continue to get what you need out of it!  🙂

Why blog?

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Recently I stumbled across another pre-k teachers blog.   Perhaps you may have come across it too, it’s called Elbows, Knees, Dreams.  In the course of a week, I read every single post.  I was hooked.  I had never come across a teacher who, at times, seemed to be reading my mind so completely.  It was amazing!  We work and live in two totally different worlds – yet have so much in common – the world of pre-kindergarten!

Still, why should I blog?  At the end of that week of reading, I mentioned to one of my best friends that I’d found a blog I LOVED!  His simple reply, “You should start a blog.”  I could not comprehend his statement!  Me?  Blog?  Why would I do that?!  I thought he was crazy!  But he insisted.  “You like to write – and you always have a lot to say.  You need to start a blog.”  It was simple.  I took a couple days to ponder his suggestion.

And so here I am…