Monday, August 22, 2011

The Play Project

Phew! That was probably the toughest #kinderchat I've been through yet! Usually it's just moderating but this time it was sharing my own idea as well as trying to moderate! Very tough!

So what is the Play Project? Well, bottom line is, it's an invitation to Play with other Kindergarten classes!

So if you'd like to Play, please go here

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gearing up to go Back to School!

Well, here we go #kinderchat!! I love watching the tweets slowly roll in- who started school today, who is working in their room opening boxes of friendly classroom tools, who is attending meetings, and who is still on vacation at the beach! (me! me!)

This has been an incredible break on my end. Usually I work throughout the summer, with a very short vacation between. This year, I allowed myself the gift of time and enjoyed a long and much needed break from my normal routine! I went to two wonderful conferences. (ISTE Philadelphia and Constructing Modern Knowledge in Manchester, NH) They were each amazing in their own way and expanded my horizons and networking experiences.  I feel very lucky to have been able to attend!

This summer has provided such a wonderful time of reflection for me as I hope it has been for everyone! What a gift to start fresh and new every year!

We have worked hard over the summer to launch a few new features for the year! Check out the sparkly new #kinderchat directory and Projects page!

All the best to each of you as your tweet finally rolls in "first day of school tomorrow!" all the way through to "I made it!" in June! Three cheers for a happy, fun and successful school year!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blog Challenge: Question the Fifth!

I know. I KNOW. I am late posting this, AND I am 19 gadzillion weeks behind in my own posts. It is summer-frinking-time, is all I have to say about that.

With no further ado, here is this week's question, by special request:

Tell us about your greatest classroom disaster. The biggest mess, the lamest lesson, the most snooze-worthy circle time. Hopefully, even if you couldn't laugh about it at the time, you can laugh about it now.

Ok, go.