We’ve been nominated!

Yay, Kids!  We're nominated!

Yay, Kids! We’re nominated!

Hey Kids and Friends of Kids!

Thank you to our blogging buddies at Huzzah! for nominating us for Best Class Blog!  We are so very excited!  We are hoping that our blogging friends will vote for us by Dec. 15th by clicking on the badge above. After you have voted, check out the other nominees in categories such as: Best New Blog, Best Individual Blog, Best Student Blog- where our own Chrissy has been nominated, too!  Please vote for her as well!- Best Teacher Blog, Best Librarian Blog, Best Administrator Blog, Most Influential Blog Post, Lifetime Achievement and nine other categories.

Since beginning to blog two and a half years ago, we have learned a lot, and we have learned from the best, especially from the folks at Edublogs: Sue Waters and the Student Blogging Challenge.  I always say that I have purchased cars for tens of thousands of dollars and not received one hundredth of the customer service help that we have received from Edublogs for $30 a year.  Here is what makes the support team so great:  they get back to us within hours EVERY TIME!, they often fix whatever problem I am having, they provide very clear directions for a way I can fix my error, they do it all in a polite, positive, and efficient way, and they challenge us to improve our blog with ten weeks of tasks, twice a year.

From the outstanding class blogs we interact with, we have learned how to-

We are so honored to be in the company of these all-around outstanding blogs and the teachers behind them.  Please take a moment to VISIT THESE BLOGS, and the many others who were nominated, and then leave a quality comment for at least one class or one student.  Blogging is all about reading, writing, thinking, learning, and sharing.  Let’s do it!


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10 thoughts on “We’ve been nominated!

  1. Hi Mrs. Donofrio,
    I think that it was very cool that you were nominated for the best class blog. It is so cool. I previously voted for you. Do you think that you will win?

    • Hi Emmalee,
      It would be so, So, SO cool to win! I really hope we do, but there have been lots of excellent blogs nominated, so I won’t get my hopes up too high. It really is an honor just to be nominated. (I always hear them say that Awards Shows, and it really is true.) We should find out soon. The voting closes tonight!
      Thank you for all your cards for my husband. You are very thoughtful, Emmalee.
      ~Mrs. Donofrio

  2. Hi Mrs.Donofrio,
    I’m so happy we were nominated!! I think we definitely deserved it. We all voted for the blog! Everyone in 7th grade can’t wait to face time with you.

  3. Hey Mrs.Donofrio! We miss you sooooo much! Congradulations for getting nominated. Good luck! We will be voting for you. I love your (our) blog so much. Can’t wait to find out the winner, and see you back at ECS. How do you manage a blog and teaching?

    • Hi Cooper!
      I miss you kids, too! It’s nice we have the blog to keep in touch with each other in circumstances such as these.
      It can be hard to manage the blog and teaching (and a family!). I am constantly amazed at all the wonderful blogs out there, because as you said, blogging and teaching both take monumental effort and lots of time. Also, as I said, most teachers have families, too, and well….it’s just hard to fit all of that in! I guess I manage both by not sleeping very much at night! I keep thinking there must be a better way to organize my time so that I can blog, teach, be with my family, clean my house, AND sleep, but I haven’t found the way yet! Maybe some of the other blogging teachers out there will have some tips…
      See you soon!
      ~Mrs. Donofrio

  4. Hi Mrs. Donofrio,
    Congratulations on being nominated for best class blog! You have worked so hard for the past couple years and we’ve finally hit the charts! Oh and don’t worry I voted for you and will keep voting for you everyday! We all miss you and hope that Mr. D feels better soon.
    Can’t wait to FaceTime you!


  5. Congratulations on your nomination. This is the first year my students are blogging and we- I say we because I am doing it too- are having a blast. I have to chime in an echo your thoughts on the Edublogs support team. They have just blown me away with THE best support I have ever come across. They usually respond in less than an hour. It simply amazes me. There are so many great blogs our there. This impressive list of finalists is a good way to see the best of the best!

    • Dear Ms. Rauch,
      Congratulations to you for starting your blogging journey! I agree with you on all points: blogging is a blast; the Edublogs support team is THE BEST!, and there are SO MANY great blogs out there! Were it not for blogging, we would have no idea of all the incredible teaching and learning going on in the world. Reading these blogs gives me hope for our future! That may sound corny, but it is true. Oftentimes only the worst of education is highlighted in the media; I am so glad that the best of the best is out there for all the world to see. Good luck on your blogging adventure. We will be sure to visit you.
      ~Mrs. Donofrio and kids

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