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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I absolutely LOVE reading all the comments on my blog...and I read each and every one.  Sunday night, as I was scrolling through I saw a really mean comment.  I know this has happened to others in the blogging world.  I'm really not sure why people choose to be negative towards others.  I would hate to know that I spent my life that God gives me to be mean to people.  The comment that was left was under my Native American Pow Wow post.  Anonymous (A.) suggested that I had offended her because my students were wearing headbands with feathers and vests.  A. isn't Native American as she stated in the comment.  I guess she overlooked the fact that REAL Native Americans were present at our Pow Wow.  I'm not sure if A. is aware of the course of study standards to be covered, but it's all in it...she should check it out at http://alex.state.al.us/browseStand.php.  If A. is  a teacher, I would hate to think that her students aren't learning what it was like for people to live long ago and how they managed survival.  Anonymous also stated that I did not have "good teaching" and that I "should be ashamed of myself".  I teach my students about respect, kindness, and manners.  Maybe A. should join my students to learn a lesson or two.  

To A.:  Don't you have anything better to do than to search for things you don't like and to be negative?

To everyone else who supports me...THANK YOU!


  1. I am so sorry. That is just terrible. I think that your blog is fabulous. I may be a little bias because my name is also Mrs. Lee and I am also a Kindergarten teacher! :-) Keep up the great work and know that wonderful blogs like yours are truly appreciated!! Shame on anonymous!

    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

  2. That is terrible! I am SO sorry that happened to you. I wish everyone would be positive and think the best of people. You know the rest of us love you. Try to forget it.

  3. I am so sorry that happened to you or to anyone else. Everyone is entitled to their opinions, but come on. Maybe they should learn if you can't say something nice, don't say anything. :0)


  4. That stinks! I am sorry someone did that. You and your blog are amazing! I have learned so much and gotten so much inspiration. Thanks for all you do and share!
    Melanie Bourbon

  5. I'm so sorry that happened. Some people are just unhappy in their own lives and feel the need to gripe at others. You are a FANTASTIC teacher! Don't let the haters get you down. Keep ya head up!

  6. Don't even read those comments. I love your teaching style and have learned a lot from your blog. Thanks for allowing us a glimpse into your classroom and sharing your talent.


  7. Seriously! I love how anonymous chose to remain anonymous:) You are doing a great job - keep up your passion for learning and sharing!

  8. So very sad. I am so sorry that this happened to you, I love your blog and your have excellent ideas.

  9. That's awful! You have a wonderful blog! I know you work hard to create and continue learning for your students benefit, which makes you an awesome teacher. Don't let people get you down. You are wonderful! :)

  10. Just remember that there are others out there who choose to seek out blogs in order to post negative things. They seek "joy" in trying to rob others of theirs. Just remember all the good you have done---ignore the "C" and focus on all the "A+'s". You have changed my teaching for the better, and through me, effected the lives of my students. You know that is TRUTH. Be encouraged, my blogger friend!

    Liesl in Va

  11. You are wonderful! Sometimes people that post such negative comments are just jealous! They wish they had fantastic ideas, but their heads are so far in negativity that they can think straight! You keep up the great work and and ignore them!!
    I would love for your to join our new teacher giveaway as well! I would be honored for you to follow my blog!!


  12. I am so sorry that someone had the narrow mindedness to say these things. I too would be ashamed if this person was my child's teacher. Don't let it get you down. You have an amazing blog.


  13. Jessica WilliamsonJune 21, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    That stinks. I think you have an amazing blog, and you are an awesome teacher!! You inspire me.


  14. That is horrible!!!! And of course that person didn't have enough class to leave their name! You are a great teacher! We can see that in the work that you post on your blog! Keep your chin up!

  15. It's hard to believe that there are people out there that are so mean. But do you know what A just did, not only for you but for all of us hard working dedicated educators? Made us just that much better! My son calls people like A "haters". Haters are people that are negative and cruel toward someone because they are successful.

    Continue doing what you do, because you are wonderful and YOU make a difference! Hugs to you!!!


  16. There will always be those who are jealous of others. It is easy for me to tell you to ignore them however if it were me I know that it would be hard to ignore. Please do remember all of the others who appreciate ever post we read. I have gained so much from so many wonderful teachers and because of that my students have gained. Remember we teach and we blog because we want to help others. I look forward to many more post, thank you for all that you do.

  17. You are an inspiration to the teaching community! Your ideas have helped to inspire me and enrich my classroom learning environment. Thank you for all that you do!

  18. Julie, you are an AMAZING teaching from what I can see on your blog! Your ideas, inspiration and creativity are incredible! Please don't let that person put you down! Keep doing what you do (and love) the most...teaching! Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't good at it when you work so hard (and it shows!).

    Thanks for all your wonderful ideas!

    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

  19. Julie,
    That is horrible and you are a very good and caring teacher. Ignore people who do not have nice things to say. We think you rock

  20. 498+ Followers who admire and look up to you because of your amazing teaching style and ideas to 1 unhappy person who chooses to spread her discontent on others. 498:1
    Nuff said.


  21. I just found your blog through the Debbie Diller Blog book club. I have to say I love what I have seen here!! I showed your blog to my husband and said "this is the kind of classroom I want to have!!!" I even showed him your build a rainbow... I do a build a paw print (we are the panthers)Please don't change what you are doing! I felt like I have found a soulmate in your blog!!

  22. You are doing a great job! We all appreciate the time and effort you put into your class and your blog! Ignore negative people! :)


  23. Sorry to hear that negativity! Julie-Not only do you have the most creative ideas, but you are so kind to share them with fellow teachers. I have been very appreciative of all the units that you have sent me and just know that you do a wonderful job. Your kinders will remember you for the rest of their lives! You mold them well!

  24. WOW! WOW! WOW! I want to stay THANK YOU for being sooo kind and helpful and supportive to me this spring! I LOVE many of the things going on in your classroom and you inspired me to continue as always- to looking for the best ways to reach / challenge & inspire my students!! I hope you know how thankful I am that I discovered all these great teaching webpages this spring!!

    So ....to "A." bugger off!

    Respectfully....Sarah Hetrick

  25. I just found your blog through the blog stalking linky party. I love what I see! It looks like you're doing a great job to me. I would type more, but I am off to look at the rest of your wonderful ideas!

    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  26. You have been such an inspiration, I'm sorry some people are just so mean. You have been so gracious and giving, thank you for always sharing!

  27. I enjoy reading your blog, my only problem is that you don't post each day because I loooove reading your stuff! Just kidding. I get great ideas from you and you inspire me to be a better teacher. Thank you and keep doing what you're doing. Have a wonderful summer!

  28. Julie... I am so sorry that someone left you such a comment. As a mom of two former students, I have to say that you are the best teacher my children have ever had! You have NOTHING to be ashamed of! You are not only a wonderful teacher, but a shining example of the way Christ wants us to be. I have no idea of why a person would be offended by your pictures. The day of the Pow Wow, the Native Americans were dressed in full attire including the vests and headbands with multiple feathers!!!

    I will miss you dearly!

  29. Julie,
    People can be so mean! Don't take it to heart, especially since you have such a kind, generous heart! Your giving spirit is amazing. You've been an inspiration and we've appreciated how wonderful you've been to share your work freely with other teachers. Your hard work shows what a great teacher you are, and your students are lucky to have you. Mean people are sadly uninformed, and lash out in ignorance.

  30. Well said. I think you are terrific!

  31. SOunds like the same "Meany" that wrote on Deanna Jumps site...Isn't it odd that we let one comment upset us so much..I think it is because you are trying to make the teaching world a better place and it seems inconceivable that anyone would try to knock that down...thank goodness teachers as a whole have such good hearts! I am sorry this has caused you heartache.

  32. That person's just jelous of your creativity!

  33. Just delete! You have fabulous ideas and you are following your state teaching standards!! Shame on mean people!!

  34. I just found your blog through Spotlight on Kindergarten's blog list. My students dress up with feathers in their headbands, vests, medicine bags & pasta pattern necklaces and it is one of their absolute favorite units of the year. I can't say not to worry about what the person said, because I wear my heart on my sleeve and it would upset me. However, try to look past the negative comments and focus on all the great things you are doing and the fact that you take the time to share with others. Keep up the good work!


  35. I have never met you and probably never will in person, but you are a teacher after my own heart. I have gotten such inspiration from you and the ideas and creations you have shared. I have been teaching for 18 years and continue to learn every day b/c of people like you who LOVE your job and care enough to share with all of "us". Forget about the negative comment (as hard as we all know that is to do), and KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

  36. I have also been a victim of A! She had some interesting comments to me about my Cinco de Mayo celebration. I worried about it for a minute and then realized I have only had one rude comment in my blog history and she clearly did not understand the standards that we teach. And when I posted her comment so many teachers came to my defense! And Kinder Glenn sent me a free Cinco de Mayo unit of study! I guess A spends her time searching for the negative in a blog world that is filled with nothing more than teachers trying to help each other and clearly that kind of attitude is just not welcome! Keep on doing what you are doing because you make a difference!

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