Monday, December 3, 2012

Tammy's Been Hacked

Hey faithful followers of Forever in First:

My name is Laurie Roberts, and I am Tammy's cousin. I have hacked into Tammy's amazing blog to reveal something that many of you probably don't know. If you are a regular reader, then you already know, as I do, that Tammy is one of the world's best teachers. Seriously, I am constantly amazed at her innovation, her tireless pursuit of excellence, and her sincere, brilliant insights. I read and reflect on every post, and I even try out some of her ideas with my seniors in AP Literature.

However, Tammy's talents are hardly limited to the classroom. Ever since she was a wee young lass Tammy has been the best singer I know. We have collaborated on three independent CDs, and in the words of our first producer, her voice is "pure driven snow." I can't begin to tell you how many people have been profoundly moved by her incredible voice. She truly has a special gift.

Here she is singing a song from our Christmas CD "Tidings," singing a song she wrote, with the traditional "First Noel" tagged onto the end:


And here is our spin on the classic Christmas hymn "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day":



Tammy is much too classy to promote herself, but on her behalf, I thank you for listening, and I hope these songs blessed you.

Laurie

P.S. I'm not too classy to tell you our Christmas album "Tidings" can be downloaded at Itunes and various other sites that sell digital music.


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22 comments:

  1. You are right, Tammy is an amazing teacher and an amazing singer! I have the cd Tidings. So glad you shared this!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Thank you! I really felt it was time for Tammy's readers to know a little bit more about her amazing talents. I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying the CD!

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    2. Thank you Lori for listening to us all the way over there in Missouri.

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  2. OMG(gosh!) Tammy is not only an AMAZING teacher, but now I find out she is also an AWESOME singer!!! What a beautiful voice you have Tammy!!! I am so glad your cousin shared this with us. I am going to get your CD.
    Connie Anderson:)
    www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Connie. That's very sweet of you to say and cool of you to buy a copy. I hope you enjoy it.

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  3. So pretty!! Glad your cousin hacked you! :)

    ღDeAnne
    First Grade and Fabulous

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    1. Thank you DeAnne for listening. :)

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  4. For a minute I was worried . . . then I was AWE-struck!!! I always knew Tammy had voice but thank you for sharing this angelic other voice with us. WoWza!!!

    What a blessing!

    Barbara
    The Corner On Character

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    1. Barbara, I'm glad that you came by and listened. Thank you for leaving your sweet thoughts behind.

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  5. Tammy is always a bleeding! Her voice is like an angel. Thanks for sharin.

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    1. Thank you Marie. That's very sweet of you.

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  6. Perfect timing! The season finale of The Voice is on! Tammy, I want you to go for it and try out for next season! Your voice is amazing and I just can't believe how you keep WOWing us over and over with your creativity and passion for life and teaching!
    Julie

    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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    1. Julie, I'm pretty sure The Voice would not find me all that wonderful but thank you for thinking so. You're too sweet.

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  7. Well we may share a name and a passion for first graders but we sure don't share that amazing voice.You should share more Tammy it is truly beautiful, like you. Thanks Laurie for hacking and letting us in on this amazing secret.I'm off to itunes.
    Tammy
    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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    1. Tammy, thank you for your sweet and thoughtful words. I hope you enjoy the CD!

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  8. It was so great to hear your voice again Tammy! :) My children are impressed that we went to school together. :)

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    1. RaShell, thanks for coming by and listening. It's been a long time since we got to sing together, and your children make me laugh.

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  9. Tammy and Laurie,
    I can't tell you how much I was blessed to hear you make such beautiful music. My heart rejoiced in worship! After the tragedy and loss of the little ones this past week, "Peace on Earth" is a poignant reminder that this world needs a Savior who can bring peace in the midst of evil.
    Merry Christmas!
    LiteracyMinute

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    1. Sandi, thank you for listening and letting me know you were blessed by our music. God is not dead nor doth he sleep. What wonderful words. Blessings.

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  10. Oh, my -- that was beautiful -- so glad I found you through the Linky Party!

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    1. Thank you Ann. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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