Wednesday, April 1, 2015

One Lovely Blog Award

Good morning!

I am honored to have been nominated by another music teacher blogger- Melanie from Confressions of a Kodaly Music Teacher- for the One Lovely Blog Award!

If you have been nominated, you should:
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog!
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs to let them know.
So here are my seven things:
  • I teach and live in my hometown of Arlington, VA and I am lucky to love my job and my life here! Not many people think that moving back home sounds like a great idea, but it has worked out for me!
  • I went to Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ and received a Bachelors in Music Education and a Masters in Teaching- all in 4 1/2 years!
  • I was a founding member of the Lambda Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota- a professional women's music fraternity- at Westminster.
  • My first job was actually a maternity leave position- 5 months of Elementary General Music teaching- for a teacher in Hamilton, NJ. Funny story- she was also the accompanist who played for the winter concert while I was student teaching at a high school in Robbinsville, NJ.
  • Just in case you weren't already aware from reading this blog, I have totally immersed myself in the Twitterverse over the past 6 months. I just hit a huge Twitter milestone- 1,000 followers! If you haven't followed me already, please do, and I'll follow back! My handle is @mspatricianhfb.
  • I have an adorable, but crazy, cat named Aria (yes, I did the nerdy music thing and picked a musical name), who I love...most of the time. ;)
  • I have recently started volunteering for The Reading Connection, a non-profit organization that brings read-aloud programs and free books to children in shelters and low-income housing all over the DC Metro area. I love being able to give back, while also doing something I love- working with children and reading. :)
Here are my 15 blog nominations- this is always hard because a lot of the awesome blogs I read have already been nominated, but I'll try my best!
  1. Michelle at One Grateful Teacher
  2. Kelly at New Leaf Wellness
  3. Kristen, Juliet, and Cassie at Teaching Trio
  4. Shelley Burgess at Reflections of an educational learner and teacher
  5. Elizabeth at Organized Chaos
  6. Jen at Noteworthy by Jen
  7. Michelle at Music with Miss W
  8. Eoin at Eoin Lenihan Education
  9. Sarah at Sarah Da Teechur
  10. Justin Tarte at Life of an Educator
  11. Judith at Music at Malcolm Bridge Elementary!
  12. Kristin at Musical Musing with Mrs. Lukow
  13. Michelle at Music Teacher Michelle
  14. Ashley at Elementary Music Resources
  15. Melissa at Mrs. Stouffer's Music Room
Apparently the bloggers named Michelle win my list of nominations- I didn't even notice until now that I followed 3 different blogs by teachers named Michelle! :)

Congrats to my blogging peers for being so awesome and I hope you have fun finding some great teachers to nominate!!
~Ms. Patrician