Georgia Bloggers Blog Hop

Who is ready for a blog hop that is as sweet as your Granny's tea? I know I love to get teaching ideas and resources from others, so come on and join us! You'll be glad you did!

Right Down the Middle with Andrea is from southwest Georgia. I was born and raised in Grady County, home of the Syrupmakers (Yes, that is the high school's mascot...very unique!). I grew up on sweet tea, home-cooking, and football. On Friday nights, it is like the town shuts down completely...if you need to find someone, you have to head to the stadium. There you will find the whole town cheering on the team. 

Grady County is home to many wonderful events and people. Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo. Mickey Thomas (lead singer for Jefferson Starship) "Built This City on Rock-n-Roll." Teresa Edwards, Olympic Basketball player and medalist, grew up shooting hoops right here in Cairo. We have has numerous athletes, businessmen, writers, and artists leave their legacies on our town. 

Some of the events we host each year are unique to our area. The last Saturday in January, the Whigham Community Club hosts the Rattlesnake Round-up. Mule Day is celebrated on the first Saturday in November, and is hosted by the Calvary Lions Club. Thousands of people come from all over the United States to watch them grind cane to make cane syrup. There is also a Mule Parade where all the mules strut their stuff down the narrow streets for the spectators. 

Now on the the fun stuff...

Grab yourself this freebie from my TpT store!

Enter for your chance to win some awesome resources from some peachy Georgia bloggers. 

Don't stop here! Keep going so you can be introduced to some bloggers, resources, and freebies!



  1. I didn't know all of that about Cairo - wow!! And the Syrupmakers?Definitely unique, and you never have to worry about some other team having the same name! :) Very cool ~ thanks for sharing!!

    First Grade Fairytales

    1. Thank you for stopping by! You're right...I don't think there will be any other Syrupmakers!


  2. The further south you go in GA, the, more unique the festivals get!! Thanks for joining the hop, Jayne
    Smart Kids
    ABCs of Reading

  3. Thanks for the great freebie. I'll be using it when we get to poetry next year.

    Your little town sounds like fun. Loving this blog hop!

    My Carolina Classroom

  4. There is nothing like Friday night football! :)

  5. I love the sound of your small town, and I love the idea of a community getting involved in something together like football! So different from where I grew up in Florida!

    Theresa @ True Life I'm a Teacher!

  6. It's so cool that Jackie Robinson is from there!!! LOVE high school football!!!
    Teaching with Crayons and Curls

  7. I finally found someone who is deeper south than me! I just left you some TPT love. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hey! I have been to Cairo and Whigham! I know exactly where you are and it's pronounced "Kay- row" for all who don't know!! Thanks for sharing! Great blog!