Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kinder Tribe

I am linking up to the Kinder Tribe post all about... me!

My name is Jennifer and this is my 8th year teaching. I taught second grade for six years and this is my second year teaching kindergarten.

Something I cannot live without is my iPad. I was against iPads at first because I already had a desktop, laptop, and a phone, but it has seriously changed my life. I rarely go into my office now to turn on my desktop computer because most everything can be done on my iPad. It is easier to transport than a laptop and anything you need is just a tap away. It comes with me in every room of the house, while I'm watching TV, and even next to my bed at night.

My favorite school supply has to be colorful pens. I absolutely love pens! A close second the pens is my Erin Condren planner. I write my whole life in that thing and couldn't live without it.

My favorite kinder book is a book that I loved when I taught second grade, but since moving to kindergarten, I've fallen in love with it even more. It is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. It never gets old and if you haven't checked out the Scholastic video version... you NEED to!!

I have been reading teacher websites/blogs since I was in college, back in 2006. A lot has changes since then and I have so many favorites. My favorite go-to person for kindergarten is Greg Smedley-Warren from The Kindergarden Smorgasboard. He too went from second grade to kindergarten. I follwo his posts religiously and use so many of his ideas. I even watch his YouTube videos during my lunch break with my neighboring teacher for "PD".

Finally, I love kindergarten because I love seeing how much love and excitement that my students have for learning. They grown so much physically, emotionally, and academically during the year. It truly is an honor being their teacher.

I hope you were able to get to know me a little better. If you are a kindergarten teacher, make sure to link up and share a little about yourself. Also, feel free to introduce yourself in the comments and let me know your favorite part of kindergarten, or just teaching in general.


12 comments:

  1. I love colorful pens too! I put Mr Sketch Markers down as my favorite supply, but everything I do is in some kind of colorful pen/marker. I really look forward to collaborating with you this year!

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    1. Mr. Sketch is the best ever! I had them as a kid and made sure that I had them as soon as I became a teacher!

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  2. I am right there with you on the EC planner and color pens!!! Keeping my planner nice and neat and in pretty colors keeps my life organized!! So excited to connect more with you!! Thanks for joining our linky :)

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  3. Jennifer, your blog is adorable! Did you design it your self?! I also LOVE Mr. Greg and was able to meet him (and his mister) when I went to Vegas this summer!

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    1. Yes, I did design it myself. :-) Wasn't it amazing meeting Greg!? I've learned so much from him that it was really nice to be able to spend some time in the same room with him! :-)

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  4. I am so getting an EC planner next year!! Everyone that has one loves it so I'm taking the plunge and buying one!! I love your blog the colors are so cheerful and fun!! Thanks for linking up and sharing all about you!!
    Jill
    Chevronandcenters

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    1. It is definitely worth it. It took a while for me to find my organization style and when I had the vertical EC planner, I never kept up with it. Now that I have the horizontal EC, I use it all the time!

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  5. I love my IPAD too. It can be difficult to pu down at times. I need to look into getting an EC planner as well. Your blog is super colorful and cute.
    123kteach

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    1. It doesn't help that it's just so portable. ;-)

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  6. I agree!! I love colorful pens and my EC planner! I just got my first planner this year and I cannot live without it!!
    Carrie
    Buzz Into Kinder Blog
    Buzz Into Kinder on Facebook
    Buzz Into Kinder on TPT

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    1. It makes me feel more calm, even when there is a ton of stuff going on.

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