Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This Birthday Is A Big One... World's Oldest Blogger!






85 comments:

Ali said...

Happy BIrthday Fran!! You have been a virtual mentor and inspiration to me!! Enjoy your day!

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail.com
What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

Vickie said...

What???I hope I look as good as you when I'm 60! Hope you have a wonderful day...I'm still trying to talk our principal into sending me to Vegas!
Vickie

Karyn said...

Happy 60th Birthday Fran! I hope you have a fantastic day! Thanks for being such a great inspiration and resource! You are AMAZING! I am so happy to have found your blog many months ago! Enjoy your day to the fullest!

Kideducator@comcast.net
Aisforapplebisforblog.blogspot.com

kar said...

HAVE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRAN!!! your ideas are always a great help in my class.

greetings from Spain!!!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday!!! I also agree with the above comment. You are so inspiring!! Enjoy your day!
Becky-teachinglearningloving.blogspot.com

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Happy 60th Birthday!
I agree with everything you know to be true =)
((hugs))
Jennifer
First Grade Blue Skies

Hadar said...

Happy birthday Fran. I feel so honored to have meet such an amazing person, you've truly changed my teaching! Thank you for that!

Hadar :)

Ms. Kerri's Krazy Kindergarten said...

Happy Birthday Fran! You are such an inspiration. Thanks for all the great advice, ideas, and resources.

Kinder Kiddo said...

Happy Birthday!! I have learned so much from you! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday, Fran!

TammySF. said...

Happy Birthday!!! Your blog is an inspiration:)Hope you'll stop by my blog and follow along:)

http://123teachwithme.blogpsot.com

Freckleteacher said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my blogging friend!
I love your post of things you know to be true. Thank you for being you and for sharing so many great ideas with all of us. You are a wonderful teacher and "Blogger-Extraordinaire"

Yumm! Having a slice of cake with you for breakfast Fran!

I am already dropping hints that I NEED to go to Vegas to see you and get even more inspiration from Kindergarten teachers! I'll let you know how that goes!

i hope your friends, family and students treat you well today!

Erica Bohrer said...

Happy Birthday Fran! You are hysterical, I would have never guessed 60. You look great.

Annie Moffatt said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Fran!! You are a GORGEOUS, INSPIRING, VIBRANT youthful lady!! BIG, BIG, hugs to you!!!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Fran!!!! I enjoy your website and all the ideas you hve. Thanks for sharing.

Delores Smith

Ms. D said...

Happy Birthday Fran from your new friends in Joplin, MO. Thank you for inspiring so many of us to reach higher and work harder...all for the children!

Many blessings for many more happy days!
Erica
littlesoaringeagles.blogspot.com

Mary said...

You are both adorable and inspiring. Happy Happy Happy Birthday! I hope to be as amazing and excited about teaching as you are when I am a little closer to retirement :)

Best,
Mary
Adventures in Kindergarten
The House Fairies

Camille said...

Happy birthday dear, wonderful, amazing Fran! You truly are an inspiration! I love your truths!!! It was a joy to meet you IRL and I look forward to seeing you at future kinder conferences.

Yum! My slice is chocolate!

Camille
An Open Door

Kristina said...

Happy Happy Birthday cha cha cha!!!!

Enjoy!
Kristina

Alicia M said...

Happy Birthday Fran! Thanks for the tips - I have to remember sometimes to keep it all in the right perspective - teaching can be pretty life consuming. Thanks for all you do, love your blog! Have a wonderful day!

Kristen F. said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy! *<:0)

Thank you for all you do and for sharing your wonderful ideas with us! You are such an inspiration and I'm sure your students would agree! Have a blessed birthday.

Laura said...

Happy birthday! You have changed the way I teach! Truly an inspiration! May you be blessed!

Laura

Mrs. O'Brien said...

Happy Birthday Mrs. Kramer!

sheila said...

congratulations!!!!! I hope your day is as special as you are. Thanks for all that you share. I also have been teaching for decades and it's fun to see someone else who is still enjoys teaching. Once again... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Heather Shelton said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for the great ideas.

Heather

Miki said...

Happy Happy Birthday Fran!!! You are such an inspiration to me!! I love your energy and creativity. I would love to meet you someday! I hope you have an amazing day. Discovering your blog and the many other awesome ones out there has changed my life and the way I teach. Thank you for all your great ideas and encouragement!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

rooneyhunt said...

Happy Birthday Fran! May your birthday be the start of another wonderful year! Love your "What I know to be true", especially- Cherish those everyday moments with your own kids. This is your life. Live it. Stop & smell the roses. True words to live by!

~ Amy

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday Fran!! I really appreciate your blog and look to it for inspiration!

sooz said...

Happy Birthday Fran! I love your blog, your fantastic ideas and the inspiration you give to me as I teach my kinders. I'm just 7 years shy of you! Thanks for the reminders of what is important today and every day.

Cindy said...

Fran,
Glad you took time out to sahre your special day with us! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration! Go on and ROCK YOUR BIRTHDAY SHOES! ;-)

Unknown said...

a very special happy birthday to you!!!!!!
Debbie

See Me Teach said...

happy happy birthday and thanks for all the wonderful things you share :) I was in my first year teaching when I found your blog and it was such a help to me!
-aconnolly1216@gmail.com

Crayons and Curls said...

Love your Words of What you know to be true! So inspirational! Happy Birthday sweet Fran! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

Miss Marcy said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! You are an amazing educator and I am so inspired by your energy and dedication to teaching. Thanks for all that you do and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Marcy
My First Grade Backpack

Mrs. Ryan said...

Oh, Fran! I love your words of wisdom. Thank you for all you do for all of us out here in blog-land. It is my dream to come to Vegas, but I'm not going to hold my breath. I hope you are having a magnificent day!

Mrs. Miner said...

Happy Birthday, Fran! I only hope i can have as much gusto as you have at age 60! It's been a blessing to have "worked" with you and I hope it can happen again. Hope you have had a great one, you deserve it.
Krissy
Mrs.Miner’s Monkey Business

Mrs. Ann Greene said...

Happy Birthday, Fran! I can tell from your blog that you are a loving, caring and generous person. You are inspired me to be a better teacher! Also, you probably don't realize it, but you made my day. When I got home today and opened up my blog, I discovered I had a new follower. It was YOU! I nearly fell off my chair. I am so honored. So thanks for making my day! Oh...and have a wonderful birthday! You deserve it!

Ann @ http://mrsgreeneskindergartenkorner.blogspot.com/

Katy in Oklahoma said...

Fran, I'm not a blogger, but I turned 60 last Wednesday!!!! I still feel like the world's oldest kindergarten teacher, especially since my colleagues are the same age (or younger!) as my own children!!! But you are only as old as you think you are, so I guess I'm the only 30-year-old with 5 children older than I am! :)

Happy Birthday, and celebrate with the best of us!!!

Katy in Oklahoma said...

Fran, I'm not a blogger, but I turned 60 last Wednesday!!!! I do feel as though I am the oldest kindergarten teacher, as all my colleagues are the same age (or younger!) than my own children! I say you are only as old as you think you are(or as old as you act), so I figure I'm the only 30-year-old with 5 children older than she is! :)

Happy Birthday, and celebrate with the best of us "oldtimers!"

luvzenkms2(Leea) said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your time and resources with us, I hope you had a wonderful day!

Terri said...

Happy Happy Birthday! This old dog (I am not far behind) is learning new tricks. Moving to Kindergarten this year has been an incredible learning experience. You have been a big part of that. Thank you!

Terri
tizatt@ecsdnv.net

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday!!! You're just fabulous Fran!

Mrs.Cook said...

Happy Birthday! My friend recommended your blog and it is super cute! I just joined!

Ashley

http://firstgradesmartcookies.blogspot.com

Mrs.Cook said...

Happy Birthday! My friend recommended your blog and it is super cute! I just joined!

Ashley

http://firstgradesmartcookies.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Happy Birthday, Fran! Have a wonderful week! I started blogging a few weeks ago but have followed you for some time! Thanks for inspiring us all!

Laura
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Well, Happy Birthday to YOU! you share a birthday with George Washington!

Connie Jensen said...

Happy Birthday Fran! It was your blog that got me addicted. :-)

kathy said...

Happy Birthday!Welcome to the "60" club!
Kathy

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

Happy birthday Fran! I'm so glad I found your blog last summer :) You are truly talented and wonderful :) Hope you had a great day!

Lisa :)
Made In The Shade In Second Grade

Buggy In Kindergarten said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! I hope your 60th Birthday is amazing! You are a inspiration to me and many other newbie teachers.

http://buggyaboutlearninginkindergarten.blogspot.com/

Waddell said...

Have a wonderful 60th birthday! Thanks for your words of wisdom!

Stay In K! said...

Happy, happy birthday to you!!!! Wishing you many, many blessings on your birthday and always. I am a faithful follower and I can't find the words to thank you for being such a wonderful virtual mentor and inspiration... I can only hope to have the honor of meeting you some day...thank you for being you!!!
Idalia
idatemb@gmail.com

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Fran!

Giggles and Squeals said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a FABULOUS day!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday! Have a great day and thanks for all that you do for us.

Mrs. Krouskop-Smith said...

Happy Birthday, Fran! May you receive tenfold the number of blessings you have given to us - you are such an inspiration to us all!

Reagan Tunstall said...

Happy Birthday Fran!!! I loved reading your words of wisdom! I hope you are feeling young and wild today! :)

Jenn Bates said...

Happy Birthday, Fran! You are an inspiration to MANY teachers out there. I agree with everything you said, now if I can just live that daily. I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!!!! I wish I taught Kinder so I could go to Vegas.
Jenn
Finally in First

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Happy Birthday girl! 60 is the new 40!
❤Teri

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Mrs. Bachar's Kindergarten Class said...

Happy Birthday! Such profound advice, better than a freebie!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Fran! You are a true inspiration!

Jane said...

Happy, happy birthday, girl! You are totally awesome and I appreciate everything you do for your fellow teachers!

Kristin said...

Happy happy happy birthday, Fran!!!!!!!! I wish I was out celebrating with you!!!! :) :) :) Enjoy your night!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Kristen said...

Happy, happy birthday Fran!!! I loved reading your inspiring words. Thank you for everything...I am so grateful to have met you on the blogs!
Kristen :)

Meredith said...

The joy of life is the blessing of having your life changed because of someone. You have given me the zest for teaching that I have prayed for. May you have the best of birthdays and make a special wish while you blow the "fire" out!!

SAS said...

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for an awesome blog!

Sarah
Kindergarten Korner

Ana said...

Happy Birthday!! I feel so blessed to have found your blog and learn from such a passionate teacher!
As a second year newbie, I appreciate all of your freebies, units and all of the the wonderful ideas you share. Thanks for all of your hard work and may God bless you with many more years filled with happiness, health and love! :)

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Fran! I talk about you like I know you and tell people you are my new BFF! I hope you have/had a great day! I loved the list you created! So true! Thanks for always sharing your wonderful ideas!
Denise

Kinderpond said...

Happy Birthday Fran!!!!!


Jennifer
kinderpond@yahoo.com

Fran Kramer said...

Thank you for all the beautiful birthday wishes. I read each one and will cherish them forever. You are such fantastic women.

Mrs. Lofgren said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!!

Mommy2CVC said...

Happy Happy Birthday Fran! I'm on the West Coast so it's still your birhtday! LOL! Hope your day is/was as fabulous as you!

deb said...

Happy Birthday Fran! You have been such an amazing colleague to work with... everything I do in kindergarten bears the imprint of your input! Keep laughing and creating. It keeps you always young.
deb

Mrs. L said...

Congratulations! Happy Birthday.
Life with Mrs. L

applesandabcs said...

Thank you for your thoughts and wonderful advice.. I think it is great you didn't do a give away, instead you can take your advice, and take some time for yourself! I look up to you! :)

Michelle
Apples and ABC's

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Fran!! Congrats on celebrating the big 6-0!!! :) Thank you for your wonderful ideas, tips ,and advice!

Andrea
Cheers to School

sandi said...

Happy Birthday, Fran!!
I will turn 60 in May and am new to the blogging world. I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for your willingness to share with all of us. I hope you had a good day yesterday.

Sandi

Glindathgd said...

Happiest of birthdays to you! I hope you found time for yourself yesterday and that it was a truly wonderful day! You deserve it!

KinderLearningBunnies said...

Happy Birthday. Your blog has changed my teaching. Thank you.
T. Doverspike

Chrissy said...

Happy Birthday!! May this be a year filled with dreams-come-true. YOU have been a blessing to me and I thank God for your online presence in the teaching world.

What is the Las Vegas conference this summer--can you point me in the right direction? I wasn't able to swing it last year, but I've been planning for this one...:-) Thanks!
ReadWriteSing

krazykindergarten said...

OMG, Fran!! I would have NEVER guessed you were 60!! You look awesome and have such a young heart. Thanks for your insightful advice. Sometimes I feel like the outside world/administration/state laws/etc. wear me down. I really just want to do my job! I love the kids and I love what I do every day, but I don't love some of the changes in education. I LOVE your blog and you inspire me to keep going for the kids. Thank you for that!!!!

Dana Baker said...

I hope you had a VERY special day Fran! You have inspired me so much - thank you for all that you do. I wish you lived in Ohio! :)
Happy Birthday!!!

Deedee Wills said...

Happy Belated BIRTHDAY!!! Woo hoo!

Kreative in Kinder said...

Ohhhh sweet friend. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. I am sorry I am a tad late. You had me at cake? LOL! I am so glad to know you and learn from you. YOU are a rock star! I hope I can be just like you when I grow up! Love and hugs!!

<>< Crystal
Kreative in Kinder

Co-Kindering said...

Happy Birthday! Your topics for "What I Know to Be True" are really meaningful to me. Thank you! I am new to blogging and just started my own blog, but I have been following you for a long time and purchasing your materials. Thanks for being such an inspiration!