Since this is Saturday my thankfulness is blog related instead of classroom, but in a way they are connected, because I believe I am a better teacher today because of this blog and all the wonderful teachers it has connected me too.
As I mentioned before the first blog I ever followed was the Two Writing Teachers. They opened me up to a whole new world. I soon discovered other wonderful blogs such as The First Grade Parade and Teaching Blog Addict. They like Stacey and Ruth opened my eyes to a whole new world.
But it’s the commenting that has really shown me what great connections and friendships can be made in this blogging land. Linda at Teacher Dance has given me so much through her words of wisdom, compassion, and the inspirational way she writes, teaches and touches lives. Even though we’re hundreds of miles apart and only connected through the wonder of the World Wide Web she is truly a friend for life. I hope to be the teacher/writer she is one day.
Tammy at Forever in First is another great inspiration to me. She has shared my blog, and hers. She always has encouraging comments and inspiring posts. We connected at first because of our names, but the connection I believe is much deeper, and I can’t help but feel we’d be great friends if we were in the same state or school. I wonder how she feels about moving.
Kristin from a TeenyTiny Teacher is another blogger I have been so very thankful for. She graciously became a follower after I literally BEGGED her to become one of my bestest buddies (it’s going to take a whole separate post to how thankful I am for that lady!) followers. Kristin is a fellow Okie at heart and good naturally puts up with all the teasing I give her. Her posts are fun and lighthearted. She is a joy to read and makes me happy every time she comments.
There are so MANY bloggers out there that have been so kind and encouraging to me. It would literally take days to name all of you. I just want you to know that if you are reading this I am thankful. If I am reading you- I am thankful. You have all made me a better teacher and blogger. So currently…. I am Thankful for YOU!