Today I sat through one of the WORST trainings ever. I was excited about it going in, and it helped that we got paid and free lunch. I also enjoy seeing my friends. It was a Debbie Diller training on guided reading, which I thought would be helpful and a good refresher with some new ideas. Our trainer did not tell us much about guided reading, but I heard a lot of great stories about the kid she tutors and other students. Plus, she was really bad about contradicting herself. I would have gotten so much more by reading the book and doing a book study. So, anyway, since I had a pet peevy sort of day, I am linking up with Jessica Stanford at Mrs. Stanford's Class.
Jessica is so much fun! She says she is a comment-a-holic, but I LOVE it! I love when people comment because then I know that they are reading my blog. It also gives me feedback and ideas, so comment on!
So, to the Pet Peeves. I am linking up with Jessica Stanford for my list.
1. Word Verification! I hate it on anything because, well, to be honest, why do they have to make it so hard? If I am leaving a comment as long as I do sometimes, I am not a robot. And even if I were, wouldn't it be fun to read? When I realized that mine had it on, I definitely took it off. If you want to get it off of yours, check out Learning is Something to Treasure for a quick tutorial.
Now, I may offend some of you with the next two, and I am sorry in advance. But, I am just telling my pet peeves, and I may be guilty of some myself.
2. Kiddos ~ This drives me crazy! Maybe it is because I am so old, in my 30's, and I was always taught to call my students "students". Now this fits some personalities, and others it does not. For example, in my training today, the presenter who was somewhat formal kept using "kiddos". It did not fit her personality at all! It also reminds me of a fake Oreo cookie I have seen. I think I saw it when I worked at Winn Dixie many years ago.
3. All posts linky's or giveaways. Yes, we want to be "found", and we want to win by blogging about someone's giveaway, but all posts should not be about those. I want to see what others are doing in the classroom and get ideas and give feedback. I am guilty of doing this sometimes, but I try to limit myself to doing this once or twice a week. And yes, in this slow time, it is easy to fall into this trap.
So, all things said, I love reading blogs! I love commenting! And I am sorry if I offended anyone! I think we all get caught up in the excitement of things sometimes.
So, with that being said, I have linked up (pet peeve 3) and am promoting my giveaway (pet peeve 3). I am close to 50 followers, and I am planning a giveaway! I have been working with some fellow bloggers on having some items to give away. So, check it out in the next few days!
Until next time!