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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Time to pass along some more awards!  (Isn't it fun to receive an award and then go out into Blogworld and find blogs to nominate?  I have found so many amazing blogs tha I  probably would have never found thanks to doing these awards.  Thank you to Jennifer at Darling Little Learners for TWO awards, TheVersatile Blogger and the Liebster awards.  Also, thank you to Karmen at Karmen's Kinders of Room 103 and Cindy at KindergartenLove for the One Lovely Blog award.

I am passing the Versatile Blogger award to the following:

Here are the rules for the award:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their site.

2. Include the award image in your post.

3. Give seven random facts about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and include a link to their site.

5. Let bloggers know they've been nominated.

Here are my 7 random facts...
1. The band Pure Prairie League once sand their song, Amy, to me at a concert.  My friend and I were right in front of the stage and when they started singing the song, she kept yelling up that my name was Amy.  That was quite a thrill for a teen-ager.
2. I was at a Journey concert and the 50-something couple a few rows down from me kept lighting up one joint after another - and this was so long ago that there was no way they were aging hippies!
3. At the same Journey concert, we were sitting pretty high up in the stands when they started playing "Loving, Touching, Squeezing".  The people in the stands all around the arena stood up and started swaying. There were so many people in our stands that the stands themselves started swaying.  Of course, we thought it was great fun....but the cops running from all over the arena yelling "STOP!  SIT DOWN!  SIT DOWN!"  weren't amused.  They ran up into the stands making people sit. 
4. I had my 16th birthday at a teen disco.  I loved disco!
5. I am an amateur photographer and would some day like to be a professional.
6. I once traveled as part of a drum corps.  We marched parades and competed.  Some days, we would march 2 -3 parades and do a competition.
7. I live in Fla...close to the beach...and I HATE seafood. 

1. Susan at Abu Dhabi Adventures by Susan Cox        2. Christy at AMSTI "Kindergarten" Style
3 Randee at How Abot Them Apples                           4. Sophia at How Cute Is This!
5. Angela at Just Love Teaching                                   6. Mrs. Locke at Bloom
9. Tootsie and Teed                                                      10. Kim at Lessons, Learning, and Laughter

Now for the One Lovely Blog award.

Now for the rules...
1. Follow the person who gave me the award.
2. Link back to the person that gave me the award.
3. Pass to 15(I know it says 15, but altogether I am nominating 28 blogs today.  Phew!) new bloggers and then let them know they have received the award.

2. Stacy at Leading and Reading
5. Beth and Katie at Simply Sweet Teaching

Finally, here are my nominations for the Liebster Award...
(This award is named for the german word "Liebster", which translates to "beloved" or "favorite" and is given to a "new, up and coming blogger".)

Here are the rules:
1. Link back to person who gave it to you
2. Post the award to your blog.
3.Give the award to at least 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4.Leave a comment on the five blogs to let them know that they have been offered the award.

2. Julie and Krista at The Reading Olympians
4. S. Glasper at The Learning Curve
5. Jessica at Mrs. Wood's Class


  1. Thank you Amy for the award! I will be passing it on. I am also following you now!

    Spotted Around the School

  2. Amy,
    I tooam a follower of yours :) I saw yours last night and added... I teach Special Ed in Fort Myers as well... Small world, even in cyberspace...
    Wild About School!

  3. Hi Cheryl and Amy...I am so happy you are on board. I look forward to sharing and learning from you both.

  4. Thank you for the award. Love your blog and can't wait to keep visiting!
    Leading and Reading

  5. Thank you for the award Amy! I still have so much to learn about blogging.


  6. Well I nominated you too! You are one of the reasons I decided to start a blog. I've been stalking yours for a couple of months now. lol Hop on over to my blog and pick it up!



  7. Thanks so much for the award! I look forward to checking back often!
    AMSTI Kindergarten Style