Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's ON! Welcome to #Kinderblog2012!

Hello folks!
Amy here, blogging live from The Canada where it is FINALLY summer time. Even the most die-hard of school districts will be done for the year within 24 hours, and now that we all have gobs of time on our hands, it is time for the return of...


You didn't even KNOW you should be excited about this, did you?

The first #kinderchat summer blog challenge happened last year, and it was super-fun to read everyone's stories and get to know one another beyond 140 characters. It may have even inspired some folks to start blogs, and that can only be good news. We keep it simple and casual and low-commitment (it is SUMMER, after all), and encourage you to participate as much as you can. It is open to EVERYONE: kindergarten teachers, other-grade-level-teachers, administrators, student-teachers, you name it. If you are willing to play, we are happy to have you! Details:

  • The challenge will last for 6 weeks, beginning this week. 
  • Every Friday, I will post a new question or topic. I'll probably tweet it, too, so make sure you are following me (@happycampergirl) as well as the kinderchat account (@kinderchat123).
  • Ideally, we will all do all the questions, but if you miss a week, or a topic doesn't inspire you, or you want to join partway along, no worries. If you join late, you can start at the first question, or just jump into the middle. (See? Simple.)
  • When your post is ready, tweet the link and tell us, using the #kinderblog2012 hashtag.
  • When you read someone else's post, COMMENT on it. Seriously, getting a comment on a blog is like getting a gold star on a math test. 

So, if you're in, let me know in the comments. Include the link to your blog, and I will be sure to add you  to the blogroll on this page. (That list over there to the right? That's the blogroll.) If you have topic suggestions, add those to your comment, too. Ideally, our topics will be reflective and thought-provoking, with a balance of fun and serious.

The first question will be up bright and early tomorrow morning, so get those typing fingers ready!

Smiles and sunshine;


  1. Ooh I'm in! I'm at :)

  2. I'd like to join the challenge!


  3. I'm up for the challenge! My blog is:

  4. I'm in, sounds fun!

  5. Count me in!

  6. Sounds like fun! Http://

  7. I want in!

  8. this is my first blog attempt so be kind .... Haven't figured out editing yet. @pattymcn

  9. I'm in! Just posting my first entry:

  10. I have a crazy, crazy busy July with a huge schedule of blog related to dos but this sounds so much fun!! So I am going to TRY my hardest to participate.