Sunday, January 8, 2012

At the end of the day everyone loves polka dotted maps!



I had the best time with a bunch of kindergarten teachers from another district. They were so smart, so real, and so funny. I made them do a million routines and they were such good sports and we had a blast. Every time a presented an idea someone talked about how to differentiate the activity or another way to hit the same standard. We sang, we danced, we chatted, we ate lunch together and at the end of the day (I was exhausted from presentation anxiety) we left as friends. Wanna know why? Cause kindergarten teachers are the best! They roll with the punches, they laugh at their own mistakes, and they love new ideas. By the way I brought billions of things for them to make but the Thinking Maps mobile was the hit of the day! We all love cute.
A big shout-out to these guys for making my day so much fun. I walked away with more ideas than I brought.

13 comments:

Hadar said...

I love those polka dot maps!!!! I want a set! :)

Hadar

Jessica said...

I just love the thinking maps! How do I get a set?

Jessica

Erin Eberhart said...

I'm with Hadar and Jessica! I'm thinking a giveaway! ha ha I sooo wish I could have been there....looks like you all had so much fun! :)
Erin
Eberhart’s Explorers

Kristin said...

You make me want to teach Kinder. With you. In the same room. As your partner. :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Fran Kramer said...

Bring it on Kristin! I would never get any work done. You know how to make me laugh so hard... I would love to work with you too! We would have a blast. So what if the kids get nothing out of it... always next year- right? (okay, just kidding)

Fran Kramer said...

Hummmm a giveaway. I can't stand the millions of conditions to those things. Hadar lives in my neighbor so I'm thinking she might get one next time we have coffee. I'm thinkin' others might like this. Hummmm

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

I love everything better with polka dots!! (especially those maps!! =)
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Mrs. Polston said...

This would be soooo much better than the maps currently hung in my room per district direction. They are the ones directly from the company and not cute or kinder room acceptable. So I'm just wondering what one would need to do to get these. I'm pretty close to you, I could visit :)
I missed the So Cal meet up and was pretty bummed when you all posted how great it was. I'll definitely make the next one!

ronnie said...

I agree about those boring/uninviting maps that hang in my room. So blah :( vhair61215@gmail.com

ronnie said...

I agree about those boring/uninviting maps. They are so blah!!! :( vhair61215@gmail.com

Fran Kramer said...

Wow, you guys are needing this. Okay it is on my list and maybe a mobile giveaway would be super fun with lots of winners. I hate to lose anything.
Just ask Teeny Tiny Teacher. She'll tell ya!

Freckleteacher said...

I can understand your comments about giveaways. I kindof avoid entering them when they have too many conditions. Could you just offer it on TpT and TN? I am sure we would all pay for a copy Fran! I know I would! :) You already give away so much!

Dee said...

I'd buy them too! Of course winning them would be nice too...lol I WANT THOSE!!


Dee:)
www.OvertheMoonBow.com