Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Winner and a Poll

It's time to announce the winner of the give away that included ALL THIS GOOD STUFF!
As I went to select the winner, I realized I have to get more techie at these give aways.  I printed out all the comments and numbered them in order.  I wish blogger would number them as they are posted!  There were 37 comments total but only 36 were entries.  I plugged the numbers into's True Random Number Generator and number 29 was picked.  So, who has the 29th comment/entry? 
The winner is
NIKKI B.!!!!
Nikki, email with your full name and mailing address and I will get your goodies out to you. I've been having some email trouble, but it should be fixed now.  If your email is bounced back to you for some reason, just leave a comment on this post and let me know.  I promise, one way or another,  you will get your winnings! :-)  Thanks to everyone who entered.


One of the things I asked was for you to tell what your favorite subject is to teacher. Of the 36 entries, 35 of you shared what subject you love teaching. Some of you included more than one answer.  Teachers love teaching! I am showing the results of my extraordinarily unscientific poll in two ways.  Since some gave more than one answer, I first counted just the first response given.  Then, I counted all responses.  Here are the results.

Your Favorite Subjects To Teach Are:

Subject                              First Responses          All Responses
Reading/Lang. Arts                   15                               15
Math                                           10                               11
Science                                         5                                 6
Social Studies                              4                                 8
ELA                                              1                                 1
Writing                                        0                                 1

I was really surprised that writing wasn't a stronger contender.  I actually really love to teach writing.  It's one of the things I really miss this year because I am always doing either guided reading or math.  I wasn't surprised that math was so popular.  I consider myself a literacy person, but I also love math.  I think that reading can be so ambiguous.  Progress is usually shown over time.  Not the case in math as much. In most cases, we can show a friend two or three different ways to understand a math concept and most of the time they are able to do it.  Love when you see that light bulb go on!  In reading, it is more like a fluorescent bulb.  The lights eventually go on, but they need a little warm up time to get to full strength!

And on that note, it is Sunday night so of course I will be grading some papers as I watch the Oscars with time taken out for some Walking Dead! Talk to you soon!

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