Monday, January 16, 2012

Blogger Buffet

Next to eating, my favorite thing to do is TALK and BLOG so this weekend it was the best of all worlds. Saturday evening I made a pilgrimage to the California Kindergarten Association's annual conference to meet up with all my NEW BBFF's... Blogging Best Friends Forever (so says Dr. Jean!)

From the left: that's Cindy from For The Love Of Kindergarten. Cindy is smart and thoughtful with many great insights about Kindergarten students. Next is Stacey and she doesn't blog but claims she is a Blog Stalker so we loved her immediately. That's me in the red sleeves next to Jennifer who is just darling and obviously loves her job teaching K at a private Catholic school (oh! the flexibility!) Next is Camille from An Open Door. Camille is currently teaching a K - 1 combo so of course I have overwhelming respect for her. We had a good time not listening chatting together at the last session on TK. Do you recognize that sparkly lady in the blue dress?! None other than Fran Kramer and it was so amazing to meet her. She made me feel so welcome and let me tell you people she is FUNNY and smart and magnetic. (Insert blogger envy icon here.) Last but not least another celebrity, Heidi from Heidisongs kept us impressed with tales of teaching, blogging, doing family stuff and running her own business. Wow! She's got it all.

We ate and talked and LAUGHED and ATE and LAUGHED and then the waiter brought us gratis doughnuts (!!!) and we talked some more. It was an unforgettable night and I am forever grateful that I am a part of this Kindergarten blogger world.

Today's agenda includes scooping horse poop and reading up on some new Math center ideas. Yeah it's just one glamorous day after another.


  1. Kat, I loved getting to know you! Now I am loving reading your blog! Take care!
    An Open Door

  2. Hello Kat,
    It was great to meet you, at the CKA conference this past weekend! It was so nice to talk with you and hear about your experiences teaching Kindergarten. I LOVED your blog entry! Thanks for sharing! I am now a follower of your blog! I think I might even give my blog another try!
    Thanks so much!
    Jennifer Fischer

  3. Kat,
    It was so much fun to spend time with you. I feel like I made a wonderful friend. Your life is so different from mine and I loved hearing about your horse and the the kindergartners you teach. I hope we keep in touch and I will be on your blog, following you and learning from you.
    Much love,

  4. I am your newest follower! I hope you will visit my blog as well!

    Joni @

  5. Hi Kat! I am so excited to have found your blog! I am your newest follower and am so happy to have another wonderful blog to stalk! I would love for you to visit me when you have time! I have TONS of *freebies* and share a lot about Conscious Discipline which is the most amazing thing ever!

    I'll be hopping by often! =)

    Heather's Heart

  6. Hi Kat! I see you got to get together with Fran from Kindergarten Crayons! I am so jealous! Wish I could have been there! You left a comment on my blog so I jumped right over and I am now your newest follower. (and yes, we definitely could swap rural life stories!)
    Spotlight on Kindergarten

  7. Great post Kat! I am sure you are excited to see more followers! You deserve it because you are a great teacher and an awesome writer! I love your post about our get funny!