Friday, July 27, 2012

Blog Hop Jitters, Winners, and Giveaways!!

I am linking up with Ashley over at Fierce in Fourth to talk about my first day jitters. I really hope you can link up too and share three things you are jittery about for this upcoming school year.   

1. The number one jitter nightmare about the first day of school is getting told I' have to move to a different grade level.  I have been teaching Kindergarten for 7 years and our student numbers are never predictable.  I have numerous nightmares over the summer that I am going to get a call and they need me to teach 5th grade.  Ahhhh!!!!!!!  I would cry the entire year if that ever happened to me.  We have already lost two team members over the summer because of low enrollment.  
2. This year my school is adopting a new grading system.  I am a little nervous about this.  I do not know a lot of information about it but I do know it is different and new and we have to implement it this school year.  Sometimes the unknown can be scary. 
3. And of course I am nervous about my little ones.  Of course we all want the most angelic class, but we all know that never happens.  I am just praying that I dont have any students who run, scream, kick, and throw chairs.  Yes, this has happened to me three times already during the first week of school.  
Thanks for  reading all about my first day jitters.  This was so much fun to share. 

On a more positive note...I won the blog make over!
I was so excited when reading everyones blogs to see that I won Ms. Fultz’s Corner giveawaya brand new blog makeover!  I cant wait to see what she is has in mind.   I know its going to be great!  She is so creative, if your not a follower of her blog your missing out.  

Now for other great giveaways! 

My good friend Lisa over at Learning is Something to Treasure is having her 650 follower giveaway.  She has so many great prizes and I know firsthand how creative she is when it comes to her original work. 

My Kindergarten Kids is giving away a $25 gift card to Target or Wal-Mart.  Its your choice! 

The Dalton Gang is having her 100 follower giveaway.  Stop by to enter.

The Idea Backpack is also having an awesome giveaway.  There will be 17 winners!

Stay tuned for my first giveaway happening real soon.  I am almost at 50 followers and I thought a giveaway would be an excellent way to celebrate!


  1. I totally understand your first NIGHTMARE about getting moved to 5th is mine too! :)


  2. That happened to a good friend of mine several years ago!! It wasn't pretty! Congrats on the blog makeover and the awards!!
    I am nominating you for another award!! Come by my blog to get!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  3. Congratulations on winning the blog makeover!!! Christi just designed my blog and I LOVE IT!!! I am your newest follower! Stop by sometime!

    Blessings of Teaching

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog hop!

    I I totally get your jitter about being moved to a different grade level. The unknown is always scary but I would look at it as a challenge. :) There are plenty of fantastic blogs and resources for all sorts of grade levels!

    Good luck!

    Ashley @ Fierce in Fourth

  5. Hey Michelle!
    I'm moving to a new school, and my principal already warned me that if our numbers are too low I'll be bumped to another school where they need another teacher!!!


    Your newest follower,
    Kinder Journey