Wednesday, November 23, 2011

It's a Sunshine-y Day at Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business (& a freebie)

Oh, Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, Please shine down on me!
Well, this isn't what I expected when I was singing this song in snowy Maine, but I will gladly accept this bit of sunshine into my blogworld!
Thank you so much, Cindy!  I find your blog rather shiny, too!  I hope my fans will come over and check out your up and coming blog for kindergarten teachers!
In the meantime, I have a job to do.  Upon accepting this blog award, I have to answer the following questions and pass it on to 10 amazing blogs to spread the sunshine!
  • Favorite color? Pink!
  • Favorite animal? Monkeys, of course!
  • Favorite number? 8
  • Favorite drink? Coffe
  • Facebook or Twitter? Facebook - I don't get Twitter at all.
  • Passion? Being a mom, teaching and blogging
  • Giving or getting presents? Giving personalized, homemade gifts is my favorite.  Although I did get one of those from my student teaching mentor (and, now, friend 12 years later!) as a surprise yesterday- a colorful, monkey lanyard--so special.  xoxoxo.
  • Favorite day?  Although I do enjoy my job, I LOVE being home with my family on the weekends.  Saturday is the best because you still have Sunday left!
  • Favorite flower? I just love Dahlias!

I am sending on the sunshine to the following blogs that I follow:

Rules for accepting this award:
1. Thank the person who gave this award and write a post!  Check!
2. Answer the questions.  Check!
3. Pass the award on to your favorite blogs, link their blogs, and let them know!  Okay, here I go!

I love the following blogs (in ABC order, of course!) and check them on a regular basis:

April at Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog
This was the first teaching blog I went to last spring when I started hearing about this world I didn't even know about.  I didn't even know about "following", I just put it in my favorites and checked it every day.  My, my, my how things can change in a matter of 6 months!  This blog is "chalk" full of valuable information and lessons.  She is always my number one contributor to Monkey Business traffic.  I can't even imagine how many kindergarten teachers travel there on a regular basis.
Thanks to Sally at Fairy Dust Teaching Blog
I love Sally's philosophy of teaching, it shines through each and every post she shares.

Thank you to Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies
Jennifer shares great material and her posts are so fun to read!

Thank you Heidi at Heidi Songs Blog
I was going to Heidi's blog before I even knew what a blog was.  Her and I share the same exact teaching philosophy and, luckily, she is talented enough to create the products (and share freebies) our Ks need....and they keep on coming.

Thanks to Caitlyn at Ms. Preppy's Blog
Oh, how I love making new friends, especially ones as talented as Caitlyn, or, as I always "knew" her, Ms. Preppy. We've got some great stuff in the works for our kinder blogging community.

Thank You Amy at Whooo Loves Kindergarten
Amy is a friend of mine who has been sharing her ideas and materials with me for a while now.  I have been trying to convince her to share her stuff with the rest of the blogging world and she finally obliged!  Although her blog is new, I know she has wonderful things in store for us.  Give her some Mega Monkey love and go follow her blog for more to come.  Welcome, Amy!

Honestly, my list could go on and on, but I think these 5 really deserve a big shout out for making a sunshine-y difference in the primary blogging experience. 

In honor of my award, I created a Sunny Verb Web and template for my followers.  Our literacy program requires kindergarten children to be introduced to verbs, so here is a sunny web and template to help children learn about verbs!  Thank you to all of my MeGa MoNkEy FaNs!



  1. Thank you, Krissy! I love your blog, too! You are so sweet for sending me some sunshine today!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Thank you so much, Krissy! I really appreciate your kindness and I enjoy your blog, too!

  3. Thank you! Yay! You made my day! Ditto! I love your blog as well!


  4. What a great post! Thanks for the link to my new blog! Now I am off to checkout your friend'd new blog! This is what it is all about! Spreading the sunshine and the great ideas!

  5. Thanks so much, Krissy! You made my day! I needed some sunshine. It's cold and cloudy here! :) Have a great Thanksgiving!

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots


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