Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Meet Who?

Meet Me!

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Now that the new blog, Kinder Tribe, is up & running with some amazing give-aways, we want you to get to know us.  I'll start...

So that's just about all there is to know about me! But, just to clarify a few things...

~Yes, I've been teaching for 37 years (I think I was 2 when I started!) with the last 20 years in K.
~If you love coffee and you don't have a Nespresso machine, you are seriously missing out! I also can't live without my iPhone and MacBook. But I need my coffee first!
~Don't leave me alone in an office supply store with all of those cute, colorful paper clips! I might never leave!
~Ahh, The Napping House. I think my favorite part is how the illustrator, Don Wood, introduces light  and color into each illustration as the sun begins to rise. I also like finding the flea on each page.
~Dr. Jean! Who does't LOVE Dr. Jean? I have been a fan of hers for years.
~And last, but not least, Kindergarten! It's a magical place where kids learn faster than they do in most other grades. I wanted to be a kindergarten teacher from the time I was in kindergarten. I wrote my 8th grade career report on becoming a kindergarten teacher! Unfortunately, I had to wait 17 years before there was a K opening! The good news was that I gained experience teaching every other grade 1st-8th. My heart is in K. I LOVE everything about it. Just the word "kindergarten" makes me smile.

Want to meet more?

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  1. Palma,

    I love your explanation of what is so special about kindergarten. The discovery piece is so important to their foundation in kindergarten! I am so happy to have found you through the Kinder Tribe.

    Kindergarten Down River

    1. Thank you, Laura! Glad to discover another K teacher who is passionate about kindergarten! I'll be checking out your blog. :)

  2. Love Dr. Jean. I attended a workshop of hers a few years ago. Such fun and energy.

    Teaching Under the Sun

  3. I love the Napping House! I try to incorporate literature into most math lessons, and we had a great one counting all the legs in the Napping House! We even had to do some research on how many legs a flea has :)

    Thanks so much for sharing! I love our tribe!

    Mrs. Garcia's Super Scholars!

  4. We are lucky to have someone with so much experience and passion for kindergarten as you do in our group!

  5. Hi Palma! 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"! I love your blog!
    Annie Veas ~ The Learning Studio Bug :)

  6. Tha napping house is FANTASTIC! I love that book! And I really need to find a Nespresso machine, that sounds fabulous! I'm happy to be part of this kinder family with you!

  7. Dr. Jean is the best! I use her sight word DVDs EVERDAY. My kids LOVE it!
    My Fabulous Class

  8. Hi Palma! So glad to get to know you a little bit more with this get-to-know you post. I was in one f your sessions at the Kindergarten Conference and loved your ideas!! I look forward to r your blog over the school year!

  9. I got goosebumps reading your favorite thing about Kindergarten!!!! It is such a special group to teach and I think we learn just as much from them as they learn from us!!!

  10. I loved your post! 17 years waiting for K?! Wow! I agree, it's magical and even more so when I have my morning coffee. :)

  11. I am a BIG Dr. Jean Fan. I do a great sequencing event lesson with The Napping House. Love that book. Kindergarten is magical but yes we do need our morning coffee to keep us going and get through each and ever busy, fun filled, hectic day in kindergarten.