Happy Monday! You won't find me saying that often but technically it's like a Wednesday since Wednesday is like Friday this week. Haha, did that make any sense? Who cares... the weekend is soon!
I'm losing enthusiasm a bit for my 30 day blog challenge, but then again I don't have any brilliant other writing ideas so I'll just go with it. But before I start, I just want to point the teachers among us to a few things you might find helpful. I FINALLY started (I have probably 100 so it may take awhile) loading all my reading games to my "teaching blog" (I use the term blog loosely since I basically never post on it, but who knows when I might actually post something useful right?). I use these games in my K-classroom in small groups and in my 1:1 tutoring with older kiddos. They are a fun way to practice reading the same words over and over again without the kids saying, "UGHHHHHHHHHH!" which is always key. I actually had a kid tell me he wouldn't mind if I came to tutor him at 7 am on a Saturday, so I must be doing something right.... okay fine so maybe he wanted a free pass out of hockey, but still.
Also I posted on my Gingerbread as a Theme on Suite 101, so check that out too. I swear I have some relatively interesting ideas, even I may be the most terrible teacher of "themes" in the world- I get bored faster than the kids. We are going to start learning about Volcanoes tomorrow because the kids are into them this year... I hope that since I visited a real volcano this summer I'll be a little more motivated to stick with it for more than a second... here's hoping...
Even if I lose motivation, I don't think the kids will... a few of them said they were "thankful for volcanoes" today.
So, blog challenge, I need to tell you my nicknames. Does my mom calling me "Nervous Nellie" as a child count?
KelCandy- this nickname originated as "Candygirl"- I guess because I liked candy, and then KelCandy became my AOL screename- at which point people just started referring to me as "KelCandy"
Kelly Belly Buttons (later shortened to "Buttons")- this nickname started because of my "button" nose. As my darling, sweet siblings used to say my "flat nose." I kinda hated my nose until my friends in middle school (mainly Tiff) decided to love my nose and call me "Buttons." Somewhere along the line, I also convinced myself that I had my grandfather Pops' nose...
I can't seem to find a picture where his nose looks exactly like mine but there is one in my dad's office that convinced me.
Big Button Nose meet Little Button Nose...
Kelson- Tiff calls me this and I have no idea where/when it started, other than the fact that Tiffypop and I clearly can not use normal names for each other.
Keldog- Another middle school nickname given by my friend Lisa, for no particular reason :)
Red Sox Girl- The name given to me in Australia because of my habit of getting up at 6 am to watch the games.
Hoodpass- My friend Katie's husband (mentioned yesterday as being a Rascal Flatts look alike) uses the term "hood pass" to basically mean people he thinks are tough. He once told me he would never give me the hood pass because the town I come from is kind of known as being the opposite of the "hood." But somewhere along the line, I think Adam decided to like me enough to give me a "hood pass" even if I continue to live a life of luxury... haha, well compared to the hood anyways.
Trips (Insert Old Last Name)- Eric and other friends call me this because of my obsessive love of trip planning! This is my most used current nickname.
That's about all... besides "Kel" of course :)
What is one nickname you have or have had in the past?