Monday, November 21, 2011

Looking for a Blog?

Trying to find just the right blog can mean hours of tweaking your google search, or you could check out these two sites and find a wealth of blogs for teachers of Early Learners:
Check  these out: (you may STILL be here for HOURS...but at least you will have narrowed down your searches) ;-) ENJOY.....

or visit....

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Teaching Blog Expo

Have you been on the fence about starting a blog? Wondering what it takes to get started? Have one and looking for a few tips to spruce up your current blog? Need answers to questions about blogging? Then the Teaching Blog Expo may just be what you need. I'll be there along with several other teachers who blog...Check out what's cutting edge for teachers in the online environment.... The Expo begins Saturday, Sept.17th. Click the button below to learn more:


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Need a little Help with the Common Core Standards?

If you find yourself constantly flipping through pages of documents or websites, trying to find the Common Core Standard to match your lessons or plug into your Plan Book, then come In The Teachers' Lounge to learn how I keep them at my fingertips!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blog Searching?

Whether you are new to the world of blogging, or you've been at it for a while, it's still very easy to get lost and overwhelmed. If you are like me, you start at one blog......follow a link.....jump to another, then another and before you know it you need a GPS just to find you way back to your first blog again.
I belong to a network of teachers who blog, perhaps you've heard of it...TEACHING BLOG ADDICT.
I will warn you, it's very easy to become addicted to the site. ;-)
We recently pooled our efforts to create grade level pages to help followers find their way through the plethora of blogs. We sorted them and here is a link to the Kindergarten Blogs Page while you're there, take a peek at Kindergarten Tales (that's my classroom blog), Kindergarten Crayons and Kindergarten Works are really worth a look as well. Fran and Leslie are AWESOME!
 You'll find many great resources  on the Teacher Resources Page too. I have a different blog there called In The Teachers' Lounge. 
Don't hesitate to sign up as a follower to the blogs you like. You can even sign up to get email alerts when your favorite blogs are updated, so you don't have to worry about taking time to visit the blog only to find nothing new has been added.
 Many of the teachers offer Freebies to download and Give-aways so check those out as well.
Here are some awesome Pre-K and First Grade blogs to check out! Just be prepared...once you get started looking, it will be very hard to stop! ;-)
Several of us also have an online shop where you can find freebies, purchase worksheets, lesson plans and units to use in your classroom. These items are inexpensive, yet valuable resources. Check out Teachers Notebook. My shop is there as well Shopping in the Teachers' Lounge. Take a look around some of the teacher's shops. I am sure you will find something you like in several of the shops!
Another popular site is Teachers Pay Teachers. TPT is the same type of site, full of resources for teachers. All created by teachers for teachers!
Again, feel free to Follow the sites you like and take your time as you work you way through them all.
Happy surfing!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Time for School...

Hello Fellow Kindergaten Teachers,
Quite a bit of time has passed since the last posting here. I am not exactly sure why, but things sort of just fizzled out.
But we're back and trying to breathe some new life into the Early Childhood program in the District as well as into this blog.
I hope you will check back soon as we have plans to share many items of interest!