Tuesday, July 29, 2008

We've Been Honored!

Thank you, Stacey and Ruth, at Two Writing Teachers, for honoring us with an "Arte y Pico Award"!

From the Arte y Pico blog: "What is the meaning of the expression: Arte y Pico? Basically, ironically, it translates into a wonderful phrase in Mexico, “lo maximo.” LOL! It will never find its counterpart in English, but if it HAD to, it would be something like, Wow. The Best Art. Over the top."

To pay this honor forward, we will follow the rules and:
1) Select 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award, based on creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogger community. The blogs can be in any language.
2) Post a link to each blog so that others can visit.
3) Each award-winner has to show the award and link to the blogger that awarded it.
4) The award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show a link to Arte y Pico.

Here are our five picks. These folks are fairly new to the Blogosphere/Kidlitosphere, and we'd like to use this award to give them a boost.

On the Learn -- Her identity is Teach People Not Books, which we love. Here's what she says about herself: "First year educator; social-justice minded; sworn enemy of teacher shoes everywhere. My mama does dance and, as fate would have it, my daddy does rock and roll."

Carol's Corner -- Carol is a literacy coach from Denver who reads lots and thinks critically.

The Boy Reader -- He had a summer Guys Read Book Club in the Park. Cool stuff.

The Graphic Classroom -- They're "promoting the use of high quality comic literature in the...classroom"!

My World-Mi Mundo -- Stella does a great job keeping our eye on the literacy needs (and abilities) of ELLs.


  1. Anonymous8:31 PM

    That's neat. I enjoyed seeing those well-written new blogs! I'll have to remember them.

    A number of the 1st grade students whom I read with are English language learners.

  2. ahh! i'm so excited! thanks for the acknowledgment, it means a lot to me. :]

    ok, i'm going to follow those directions now. fun stuff, i have to think hard about my top 5!

    but first, i should really get to rereading lessons that change writers.. atwell beckons...

  3. WOW! WOW! WOW! Thanks so much for mentioning me! Now I have to think which five I am going to choose!

  4. I awarded you, too - before I saw you had already been awarded! So now you are DOUBLE awarded!

    Goes to show how much your blog is enjoyed.

  5. Muchas gracias mi amiga! I am so excited!!! I love the sound of that phrase too! so cool! sorry it took me this long to thank you for it! I am in South America already fighting with Internet connection! oh life! gotta enjoy the ride! Thank you Mary Lee!


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