Sunday, November 20, 2011

I Am Thankful!

I am thankful for so many things in my life!  I really could go on and on about all the parts of my life that  I am thankful.  However,  I will follow the format for this linky party, Fun!

1. What are you thankful for in your classroom?

I am thankful for having such an amazing group of co-workers.  Our school theme this year is "Be A Hero" and on numerous occasions my great friends at work(shout out to Arllee, Sandy, Lynae and Meagan!) have helped me out.  I just love how we all collaborate so well and it is so fun to see the progress of our students because of it!  Also, I am VERY grateful for the administration at my school for supporting me in using Radiant Child Yoga in my classroom!  They even paid for me to go to an awesome teacher training!  

2.  What person are you most thankful for?

My husband of course!  He has inspired me to be brave enough to be the most authentic me I can be.  He is so helpful and really can do pretty much anything!  I mean he cooks, cleans, makes jewlery and pottery, teaches yoga, builds things, is a wilderness guide, river guide, is a surgical technician...etc.  Right now he lives nine hours away from me!  He is living in Santa Fe, NM going to school to become a doctor of Oriental Medicine.  I am so proud of him and love sharing the last name of Matsuda!

3.  What three blogs are you most thankful for?

Rachelle and Natalie from!  Rachelle and I grew up in the same small town and went to the same schools!  Now that she is basically FAMOUS in the teacher/blogger world I feel really special to actually know her!  Fun fact:  My aunt is married to her uncle!  Kinda fun :)  Anyway, I am thankful for What The Teacher Wants because I know I have become a better teacher because of blogging and I found the teacher/blogger community through Rachelle!


Next up is Lindsey AKA The Teacher Wife from!  We both teach second grade in Utah so her TPT and TN products work very well for me!  I just love all of Lindsey's super cute and effective ideas!  I even got to meet her a few weeks ago and she is just as sweet in person!  

Last but definitely not least would be Amy Lemons from  She is another fellow second grade teacher and her ideas are AMAZING!!!  My partner teacher and I are always sharing ideas from her super cute blog!

There are so many fabulous teaching blogs out there and I am thankful for all of them!

4.  What guilty pleasures are you most thankful for?  

I am thankful for my TV shows!  Especially having re-runs of my favorite show Dharma and Greg!  I can totally relate to this show!   :)

5.  What are you most thankful for?

I am most thankful for my family and my health.  I am really blessed to have such an amazing family that has loved and accepted me all along the way! I have had ups and downs with my health and I am so grateful that I have found the path of yoga and adopted a yogic lifestyle.  I am so much healthier now then I have ever been.  

Make sure and grab a copy of my "I Am Thankful..." student made book and have your students practice writing to show gratitude!  Please follow me and leave me a comment if you download the book!  Thanks everyone!!

(Click the picture to get your FREE copy!)


Rachelle said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!! I love this post SOOOO much!

Let me just tell you...YOU INSPIRE ME!!!! Gosh!!!!

Thank you for linking up and for being a great friend!

oh' boy said...

thanks for linking up to mine too!!! have a great Thanksgiving

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

i am thankful for you! i still can't wait to make those cute books with my kiddos! :)

Ginger Snaps said...

Cute Thanksgiving activity! =)

Michelle Rist said...

I love this book! I can't wait to use it! I am your newest follower...really like your blog!