All About This Kindergarten Teacher

A new collaboration blog has been popping all over on my Blogger feed- Kinder Tribe. I am super excited to find some new kinder blogs for me to follow! I joined in on their first linky. Click the button below to find out more and join in on the linky fun.

It took me a while to figure out how many years I have taught kindergarten. I have also taught 1st and 2nd grade... looping up with classes and going back. Next year will be my 20th year of teaching and 10th year in kindergarten!

Besides the people who surround me, I cannot live without my flash drive. This may be due to me being somewhat nomadic. I moved classrooms for the first 14 years of my career. Then I stayed 3 years in one kindergarten classroom, and then off to moving again. I am hoping to stay in my current room for the 2nd year. So I keep all my digital files, music, videos, pictures, ideas, etc on my flash drive! This helps keep me sane, rather than hunting for a CD or idea in one of my many boxes that I do not remember where I put or placed.

I love books! I have books all over my classroom. I especially am fond of Pete the Cat books. Love the positive messages in them. What did we do before Pete the Cat was created??

There are so many great blogs out there. One of my favorite blogs is Differentiated Kindergarten. I have learned so much from Marsha McGuire and how to organize my own differentiated centers.

I adore kindergarten. Kindergarteners are naturally curious, brutally honest, and genuine. They make me laugh and keep me in the moment. They keep me young! Well I am off to learn about some other kindergarten teachers.


  1. Pete the Cat is such a fun book for Kindergarten!! My kids love to sing along! Can't wait to work more with you in our Kinder Tribe! Thanks for linking up with us :)

  2. You are so right! Those kids are brutally honest. They tell you like it is, but still think you are awesome. I just now feel settled in my classroom (and I just finished my first year). Pete's awesome.

    Days in Kinder

  3. Hi Gwen! So excited to meet you & be part of our new "kinder family"! I'm really looking forward to sharing & collaborating with you and our "tribe"! Yes, Pete The Cat Rocks!
    Annie Veas ~ The Learning Studio Bug :)

  4. Wow! I love your answers! You have such a wealth of knowledge and experience. I'm just now starting up a blog and it's bare bones so it's nice to see what other people are saying and doing in kindergarten! I'm excited to learn from someone like you!

  5. Pete the Cat is amazing! I really enjoyed getting to check out your blog and I am really looking forward to getting to work with you!!

  6. I love how you said KInders keep you young, because they totally do! I swear I'll be sitting criss cross on the rug till I'm 90!


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