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thanks for thinking of me!!

I have gotten some blog awards lately. 
Thanks soooooooooo much for thinking of my blog!
Climbing the Monkey Bars!
So Here are the Rules for this Award:
1.  Thank the person who gave the  award to you and write a post about it.
2.  Answer the questions below.

Favorite color?   blue
Favorite animal? giraffe
Favorite number? any number on the back of my sons' sports jerseys 
Favorite drink? Diet Coke & Starbucks Awake and Passion tea
Facebook or Twitter?  not a real fan of either one
Your passion? teaching, stamping, photography, blogging
Giving or getting presents? giving
Favorite day?  Friday

3.  Pass the award to 10 to 12 fabulous bloggers, 

link their blogs and let them know you have given them the award.
Blog Award Rules...
1. Thank the person that nominated you with a link back to them.
2. Tell 7 things about yourself.

I am a mom of 3 amazing boys
I like to play board games 
I like to cook...hate to bake
I practice Just Dance so that I can beat Jack...and Caroline
I like to stay up late....I hate mornings
I like to organize
I love books

3. Pass this award on to 15 newly discovered blogs and let them know that they've received an award!

I am going to mix up my awards a bit since I have tons of blogs in my Google Reader and I LOVE them all...
I am going to pick blogs that I {heart} their blog buttons.
Under the Alphabet TreeCan Do KindersChalk TalkThe Teacher WifeKindergarten RocksLive Love LaughMrs. Miner's Kindergarten Monkey Business

I would love to know if you have my button on your blog, 
if you have a kindergarten blog button that you would like to me to add to 
or if you know why some buttons show up as ?s when I try to add them...very frustrating.

Mrs. Bell


  1. Congrats on your awards! Those are some great blogs you shared!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Hi there!
    Hi there, Kristen!

    My name is Laura and I run the new collective blog called We are working to give encouragement and inspiration to teachers. I'd love for you to pop over and let me know what you think of it.

    I stumbled on your teaching blog today and loved all your practical ideas! And, looking at the awards you have gotten, obviously other people do,too. :)

    I just wanted to connect with you via webworld and let you know about a new thing we are doing our way called Teaching Tip Tuesday where people can link up a past post they've written giving a practical teaching tip! We are giving away some sweet stuff over there for it, and would love to have you involved if you have a sec!

    Thanks, and I look forward to connecting with you again! The link is:

    Our plan is to run it every Tuesday, if you'd like to jump in! Have a great day!

    Laura Parker

  3. Thanks for the shout out! I love your blog:)

  4. Congratulations! I've been following your awesome blog since Bridger was on your kindergarten class. You are wonderful!