Monday, March 21, 2016

And My A to Z Theme Is...

Today is the A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal Bloghop...

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 3-21-2016

And my theme is... I have no theme! Nope. It's business as usual around these parts.

If you're not a regular reader and have just hopped over for the theme reveal, saying "business as usual" has no meaning. So, I'll be a bit more specific.

Mostly what I write about is: "a funny thing happened to me at school today". I work as a substitute teacher. The kiddos keep us all sorts of entertained.

If the kiddos aren't being interesting, I have a few other things to keep the blog going. Mondays I write about my knitting, crocheting, or other housekeeping miscellany. Tuesdays are always about the "what if?" question. Wednesdays I may offer some tips for getting through the A to Z challenge. Thursdays I may delve into the way-back files. Fridays I may post a random quiz. And Saturdays I just post a picture.

The past two years the kiddos have been cooperative enough to give me the perfect Z post. However, I've been able to cheat for X and knit something to fit the letter. This year X falls on a Thursday, so you may see a repeat of a knitting X post. But we'll see. Perhaps the kiddos will surprise me and give us the perfect X. Fingers crossed...

And over at the blog I occasionally contribute to, Unicorn Bell, we'll also be doing the A to Z Challenge. There we've divvied up the month, so you can expect some "what if?" questions on the 2nd (B), the 12th (J), the 21st (R), and the 30th (Z).

Are you doing A to Z? What's your theme?

37 comments:

  1. It almost scares me to think of the X topics they could give you...

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  2. I'm a teacher too, and I am looking forward to reading your posts!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks. You might be shocked by what they get up to with a sub.

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  3. Looking forward to it! It's impressive that you post daily year round, so hopefully the Challenge should go smoothly for you.

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  4. Can't wait to see what those kiddos near you come up with. As I declare on the homepage of my website, "Kids are Amazing!" I think you'll enjoy the list of amazing things kids do. ;)

    Yes, I'm doing the challenge, too! I'm not as prolific in blogging, but managed to blog for every letter last year. So, here's to a great April!

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  5. Alex's comment made me laugh.

    Your different posts will give everyone something to think about.

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    1. Alex may be right, though. Just look back at last year's "Zoinks" to confirm...

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  6. nope, never did it, but I do know people seems to go crazy when it starts :) I remember the old days when Lee just started it and it had two dozens of bloggers, and it has thousands? :)

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  7. It's a good theme because I like your blog anyway. I really want to see your Z What If post. It's a good letter for it.

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  8. I am a substitute teacher now also, though I don't refer to myself as one when I enter a class. I write "Your guest teacher today is ..." After retiring from teaching after 33 years I still work in the same district I taught and still live in. So most of the students know me. I also limit myself to grades 3-6 when I can. I never taught primary grades so I have less practice with them, and don't want to teach kids that are taller than I am (5'6").

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    1. You know, height isn't really an issue. I've seen some small teachers who are fierce. The kids show them respect even though they tower over them.

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  9. Sounds good! Your regular readers who don't do the challenge won't be disappointed, and AtoZers will be treated to a smorgasbord. Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  10. Looking forward to your posts. I haven't even decided yet if I will join this year. I can't find the enthusiasm!

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    1. I understand. It's not compulsory, so if you don't feel it, it might be best to sit this one out. There's always next year.

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  11. No theme, no worries.. Sounds like fun to me! I look forward to your posts ~Lori~

    Lori's A2Zs @ As the Fates Would Have It & Promptly Written

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  12. I signed up and hope I can do it. I don't have a theme. Last time I just picked random things. It does make it harder when you don't have a plan.

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    1. There's still time. You can sketch some ideas out now. And if something else takes your fancy on the day, so be it.

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  13. The themeless theme. Sounds fine to me. Business as usual can be quite enough to get on with sometimes. Good luck with the A-Z challenge

    Nilanjana.

    Madly-in-Verse

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  14. I am a teacher in Germany and I am definitely interested in this theme :)

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  15. I like your theme :) Not having a theme but having a schedule of postings is a good thing!

    betty

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    1. The schedule helps me organize ideas. When I know I'm going to do one knitting post during the week, I look for the one interesting thing I can say. And the subbing... Well, there's always something there.

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  16. This is always fun and now it will be according to the letter. I am looking forward to it.

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  17. Gonna have a go on your say so. So ta very much. No theme and will be on the road for half the month so will be in the hands of the WiFi gods. Good luck to everyone.

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    1. If you're going to be on the road, you might preschedule a bunch. It'll help loads.

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  18. I love reading about the funny things kids say and do, you're on my "to visit" list. This year I'm doing 100 word flash fiction but last year I did the challenge without a theme which was fun!
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks. The kiddos have a way of making my posts interesting.

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  19. I am also from the teaching fraternity. I am writing online notes actively.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao
    @knoltweet
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to what you have to say.

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  20. Sounds interesting--kids do say the darndest things! What are the ages of the students? My theme is Driving like a Brit, as we are currently in England and applying for our British driving license.--see you in April! Gail at Making Life An Art

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    1. I stick to middle and high school, so grades 7-12 or ages 12-18.

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  21. Oh I'm so bad at doing themes. Some really stick to theirs. I try to make mine fairly flexible and open for randomness. I'm doing things that make me lust this month. Should be interesting for some of those days. lol Hope you have a good time with this year's challenge!

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