Sunday, March 25, 2012

Share-A-Blog Sunday ~ Lessons From The Middle

Happy Sunday Morning!!

I am so excited to bring you the first post for the new and improved, updated version of Share-A-Blog Sunday!

I'm confident the changes I've made will make this a more meaningful and beneficial feature for you, the Spotlighted Blog, and me.

The first blog I'm sharing is a great one - Lessons From The Middle from Krystal Mills!  Keep going all the way to the end of this post an amazing bit of info...

Krystal has been teaching for 5 years.  She currently teaches Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Health to Grade 7 students on Prince Edward Island, Canada, but she has taught Grades 6 - 9 in the past.

{Not being a great Geography student, I had to look up PEI, Canada...that's it in red up there ;-) }

This is what Krystal says about Lessons From The Middle and what makes it special:

"I try to provide a variety of actual lessons from the classroom - actual content, as well as ways to work with students, issues that middle school teachers may be interested in and also lessons for us as people - such as how to take time out for ourselves...etc..." 

I LOVE that Krystal shares about real life 'stuff' on her blog.  You feel as if you can better relate to her!

When I asked Krystal to tell me about a favorite teaching moment, she shared this:

"A student once told me that she didn't hate math anymore like she used to. That was pretty special." 

I completely agree!  Being a math nerd myself, anytime a students loses their hatred of math, we've once a small battle!  Way to go!!!

Here are 3 things Krystal shared about herself:

  1. My blog was just awarded the "Lovely Blog Award" and the "Liebster Award" for blogs.
  2. I live in PEI, Canada (with my 3 men - hubby and 2 sons) and I teach in the same town that I grew up in. 
  3. I can't start my day on the right foot without a cup of coffee. 

I also teach in the same town I grew up in and I also have all sons...3 of them.  From reading Krystal's blog, I know that she married her high school sweetheart, which is also exactly what I did!  Quite a bit in common for 2 blogging gals living so far apart.  {I also teach 7th Grade!}

Now, for the amazing info!

Krystal is having her 1st giveaway which runs through March 31st.  Don't think that this must be a tiny little giveaway since it's the 1st one!  Oh no...this is possibly the best one I've seen yet!!!  Everyone wins something and several win a lot!

Head on over to her Spectacular Spring Giveaway which includes over $250 in prizes and enter to win.  There are many ways to enter multiple times.  I just entered several times myself!

Leave her a comment and let her know who sent you! ;-)

Enjoy :)

Making It {and smiling},


  1. This is going to be a lovely weekly feature that I will enjoy each week!

    1. Thanks, Amy! I appreciate you stopping by!


  2. Thanks so much Michelle! My, we do have quite a lot in common. I appreciate this "spot-light" very much:)

    1. You are so welcome, Krystal! I enjoyed learning more about you and your blog by doing this! Good luck with the remainder of your awsesome giveaway!


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    1. Thanks, Addie! I appreciate you stopping by!


  4. Great post!!! I love this approach and especially like the map of teacher's location!! Cool idea!!

    Ann Marie Smith @ Innovative Connections

    1. Thanks, Ann Marie! I look this version much better!

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