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I am a first grade teacher who has rediscovered a love for firsties this year. I have taught pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and even second over the past 16 years. I have been married for 17 years to my wonderful husband and have been blessed with 2 very active boys.

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Two awards in one week!

I am so EXCITED!!  I have been nominated for TWO AWARDS this week! 

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award from The Idea Backpack and  Tales from Second!!  Head on over and check out their super cute blogs:)

The rules for this award are as follows:
1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2.  Include a link to their site.
3.  Include the award image in your post.
4.  Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers, include their link and let them know!
Ok, so here's 7 random things about me:)

1.  I have 2 fabulous boys and a wonderful husband who fill my days. I am blessed!!
2.  I was held up at gunpoint while working at a shoe store I  worked at in high school!
3. I started my college carreer as a marketing major in hopes of working my way up in the retail fashion world.  While working at a retail store, my co-manager and I were asked to teach a class on scarf tying ( YES, YOU READ RIGHT!) as part of a local community's continuing education classes.  It was actually held at a local elementary school and at the end of the night, I gave my co-manager my resignation and told her I was going to back to school to be a teacher!  It was definately a calling.
4. I LOVE the color red.  Red walls, red clothes, red nail polish, and a collection of red Brighton purses!
5.  I have been teaching for 17 years and I have moved classrooms 18 times!!  Yes, one year I had to move twice!  This year was actually my choice to move out of a portable, but it was still a major job to pack everything again!!
6. I am totally addicted to Diet Coke Fountain drinks:)
7.  I am technically challenged and stepping out into blogland has helped me step out of my comfort zone to grow!

I have also been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award from Stories by Storie!  Storie is a wonderful blogger and I had her on my list for  The Versatile Blogger Award:)  There are some rules for this so stay with me!

1.  Follow the person who gave you the award.
2.  Link back to the person who gave you the award.
3.  Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers.

 Now onto those I have found inspiration from:
1.  Totally Terrific Teaching Tools  2.  A New Teacher's Journey  3.  Sprinkle Teaching Magic  4. Stories by Storie  5.  Today in First Grade  6.  Classroom Companion  7.  Learning with a Happy Heart
8.  Simpson's Superstars  9.  First Grade Blue Skies 10.  Doodlebugs Teaching  11.  Creative Happenings  12.  T is for Teaching  13.  First Grade Splash  14.  Stapler's Strategies   15.  The Teaching Reef

Please stop by and check them out.  They are in no particular order:)  Thanks for the inspiration and the nominations!!

Mrs. Wathen
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  1. Aww, thank you! You just made my night!!
    First Grade Blue SKies

    1. Thanks for all your inspiration. I love your blog!!

  2. Thank you for the award :) You brought a smile to my face!
    Stories by Storie

  3. Thank you so much for giving me an award! I love you blog design and I just ordered myself the pencil sharpener you posted about! I can't wait to get mine!


  4. Thank you so much for thinking of me for this award. I just posted a giveaway but I promise to link back and post about this award soon. Thanks again,
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars


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