Monday, May 7, 2012

Thoughts on The A-Z Challenge. And More Fun With Labels.

I completed the A-Z Challenge, and I want to thank all those who made it possible. There are many to thank, so I need an Academy Award Moment:

Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out, 
Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, 
Jenny Pearson at Pearson Report, 
Matthew McNish at The QQQE, 
Tina Downey at Life is Good, 
Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, 
DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude, 
Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, 
Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, 
Karen Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain, 
Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small. 

I don't think I am the only person who noticed that many of these names are very cool.

I thought that this challenge was a great idea and I will do it again next year. I especially enjoyed Joe Lunievicz's posts and the dialogue between Joe and Matthew MacNish.
I visited over two hundred blogs, and learned about knitting and traveling with kids and that there are way bigger sci-fi/fantasy geeks than me, which is impressive.
May we all shine on.

Now, as a follow-up to last week's post on my students (Angel Potatoes) and how we had a Label Epiphany:

One student has taken it upon himself to start a wall of labels. I find this touching and entertaining:

Wall of labels

I'm Nerdy and I like it.

I'm a scholar and a gamer.

And today a student gave me this label:
Ready 4 The Zombie Invasion

Tomorrow we go into Testing Mode again.
(:Alarum: Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more)
But we already have a handle on our labels, so I think hearts are a little lighter. 
I know mine is.


  1. I like the "I can has cheezeburger"!

    Take care

  2. Hi Kristen .. I enjoyed your posts .. and am glad we met up .. and delighted you'll be joining the Challenge again next year ...

    Love your labels too .. Cheezburger! Have fun with the kidz ..

    Cheers Hilary

  3. At the rate I am going, catching up is going to be just as much of a challenge. Congrats on making it across the finish line :)Looking forward to reading more of your posts.