Friday, December 28, 2012

Best and Brightest

I am linking up with Christina from Bunting, Books, and Brainbridge to share my best and brightest moments blogging in 2012. 

I am new...a baby at this.  I still feel like a deer in the headlights but, I think my brightest moment was just that I was brave enough to start.  I kind-of just jumped right in.  Kristin from Teeny Tiny Teacher commented on my very first post.  I nearly had a heart attack! 

My best post was probably my most popular one,  Thanksgiving Preview.  I gave away a little emergent reader about a turkey that hides in different places.  I was pretty proud of that. 

The product I am the most proud of myself didn't get quite as much attention...Empathy.  It was my very FIRST book.  Proud because I did it, proud because I think it is a bit different from what everyone else was creating.  This book is interactive in the sense that you talk about an emotion on one side of the page and have to think what you an do on the other and draw a picture.  I made it to go with bullying lessons we were required to present in October.  But I am thinking it would work really well when we talk about Martin Luther King, and it sadly went well with talking about grief.

My best DIY moment was my ABC magnets.  I wrote about them in Learning the Alphabet Rocks.

My favorite post was all about glue....The Great Debate.  My teaching partner and I have this running debate about glue and glue sticks.   I got to share information I had gleaned from so many great teachers when writing this post.  My mom even liked this one and she is an author.

My brightest moments have been whenever my blogging heroes have taken notice of me and my little blog.  I can probably recount each one in great detail, always starting with me jumping up and down and generally acting like a silly school girl (not necessarily a pretty sight with a 56 year old woman).

Sometimes I talk too much...and this post is getting long. But I want to end with a shout out to blogging friends that have been so kind and friendly and helpful! 

Deedee Wills at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten
Hadar Maor aka Miss Kindergarten
Kristin who is The Teeny Tiny Teacher
Fran Kramer At Kindergarten Crayons

My goal for next year???  More blogging....more creating...more and deeper friendships!
And a new look...


  1. Thank you sweet friend! Have a wonderful 2013!!!!

    1. Is there a like button? I am excited about all the new year has to offer! Here's to getting to know you better as a part of that.

  2. Thanks for linking up... and welcome to the blog-o-sphere! Bloggy teachers and blog stalkers are the best!

    *Bunting, Books, and Bainbridge*

    1. I love the wonderful teachers in this blog-o-sphere! They are so talented, and so are right, they are the best!

  3. Hi Terri
    2013 is looking to be a fantastic year! I will definitely enjoy building my friendship with you :) Since I have found your blog I have loved all your posts, so thank you for sharing your talent, your family, and your creativity with the rest of us.
    Enjoy the rest of your break!

    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition