Thursday, June 27, 2013

Throwback Thursday!

I'm linking up with Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade for a little Throwback Thursday!

Click the image above to visit Cara's blog and link up!

I'm revisiting my very first post on this blog today!  It's crazy how fast time flies.  It's almost been a year since I opened my TPT store and started this blog.  I can't begin to express how grateful I am for everything that has happened in the past year.  And while TPT has become my second full-time job, I wouldn't trade that for anything!  Blogging and TPT continue to make me a better teacher and I am so thankful for all the friendships and professional development I've gained through these sites!  There a lots of changes in store for this blog and TPT in the near future but I am excited to see where this year leads! So here's to hoping this next year is even better than the last!!

Originally posted July 11, 2012

Welcome to Keeping Up With the Kindergarteners!  I am so excited about this opportunity to share all the wonderful things going on in our classroom.  I am also looking forward to staying more connected to the blogging world.  There are so many amazing teachers who are willing to share their ideas and expertise and I am so thankful to be a part of that. 

I first want to say a big "Thank You" to Alicia at Dreamlike Magic Designs.  She not only designed but installed this adorable blog template for me.  If you haven't seen her work, you should really check it out.  She offers affordable packages and has a very quick turn-around. 

As if a new blog wasn't enough for one night, I would also like to announce the opening of my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  I am ecstatic about this opportunity to create, share and collaborate with other teachers.  I'm adding new products daily so please consider following me on TPT for all the latest updates!  My hope is to create products that are "cute" but also meaningful.  If there's something you've been wanting and haven't been able to find then let me know!  You can check out my store by clicking here

I will be posting pictures of my classroom in a couple of weeks so if you're doing a jungle theme or just looking for general ideas then stop by and check them out!  I also plan to post lots of FREEBIES so you don't want to miss those! 

My first freebie is a copy of my jungle-themed Daily 5 posters.  When I moved from first grade to Kinder, I switched from using a pocket chart system to a clip chart system to track each child's Daily 5 choices.  I'm still working out the kinks so be on the lookout for an official post in the future.  You can find these in my TPT store by clicking on the image.


  1. Alicia is such a dream to work with. She did my original blog design too, but much like my shoes....I've changed the design a couple of times since then! Your blog name is adorable! Are you a Kardashians fan too?!

    A+ Firsties

  2. Thanks Tanya! It was definitely on my trashy TV rotation but I don't watch as much as I used to! I wanted a catchy name and I was sure this one would be easy to remember!

  3. Cute blog!! I found you through the Throwback Thursday linky party. Looking forward to reading your future posts! I'm a first time kindergarten teacher this year and I'm super excited!

    Cheers To School