Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Great #Kinderchat Holiday Party of 2012

Hello friends!

You know what's coming up next on #kinderchat, don't you? That's right, its...


And you are all invited! (Seriously. You are ALL invited. Even if you don't teach kindergarten, or you have never come to #kinderchat, or you have always wanted to come but were shy, or you have only lurked, or you have no clue what #kinderchat is but you just want to come to a party. YOU ARE ALL INVITED.)

The party will take place at our usual #Kinderchat day and time (next Monday, December 3rd, 9pm EST, 8pm CST, 7pm MST, 6pm PST, insert your own timezone here), on the Twitterz as always. 

And, boy, do we have some fun activities planned for you!
(Note that all activities are completely optional, and at no point will you be required to participate in any merry-making that exceeds your comfort zone. THIS IS A SAFE SPACE. Introverts, you're welcome.)

Pick and choose any or all of the following:

Holiday Sweater Parade: For the time of the chat (or the whole festive season, if you are into that sort of thing), change your twitter avatar to an image of the best holiday sweater you can find.

Festive Drink Recipe Swap: Mix up your favourite holiday beverage (alcoholic, caffeinated, all of the above, or none of the above) to enjoy during the chat. Come prepared with a twitter-friendly recipe, or a link to a full-length recipe.

White Elephant Gift Exchange: THIS IS THE ONE WE ARE MOST EXCITED ABOUT. Here are the rules:
  1. Go out on the interwebz and find the best, most cheezy, tacky, over-the-top-ridiculous teacher-themed gift you can. Think apples and chalk and crayons and gingham and aprons and candles and coffee mugs, all rolled into one. The more useless, the better. Alternatively, take a picture of an ACTUAL teacher gift you have seen or received. The best part of a virtual gift exchange: THERE IS NO PRICE LIMIT.
  2. That said, BE NICE about what you pick. Try to find links that go to the actual store or manufacturer, or somewhere fairly anonymous, and not to the personal blog or pinterest board of someone who legitimately thinks teachers love crayon wreaths. Example: Macy's will not have hurt feelings if you tweet a link to sparkly apple earrings, but the mommyblogger who lives down your block might get her feelings hurt if we mock her chalkboard coaster set. KINDERCHAT IS THE NICEST CHAT ON THE INTERWEBZ, and we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
  3. Once you have found something, come back here to this very page and fill out the form below, giving your twitter handle and a link to your gift.
  4. On the night of the chat, we will reveal your gift, and the lucky recipient. You will also receive a gift from another kinderchatter. That's right, no one will know who is GETTING the gift they choose until the gift is "given" during the chat on Monday. FUN, RIGHT?!?
Ok, ready? GO!

1 comment:

  1. This post is hilarous! What a fantastic idea. Sure it will release stress before the countdown to Christmas. I'll try and make the twitter party. I'd love to have my blog on your Pinterest board. My blog is Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers. The address is:
    My Pinterest Address is: Thank you and be tweeting with you soon.
    Hi Heidi!