Sunday, January 19, 2014

Five for Funday!

A little late to the party, I know, but I still wanted to join up with the Five for Friday fun over at Doodelbugs Teaching!

 My colleagues and I were lucky enough to attend the Ohio Kindergarten Conference on Monday and Tuesday in Columbus.  We had a great time, got lots of great ideas, and had a lot of fun.  But, best of all, we got to meet the fabulous DeeDee Wills from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten AND the amazing Deanna Jump from Mrs. Jump's Class.  We were in bloggy nerd heaven!  It was so much fun to finally see them in person after following their blogs for so long!  If you ever get the chance, GO!  They were terrific!

(That's me on the left and my colleage Kristy from The Phonics Phenomenon on the right.)

I became a Jamberry Independent Consultant this week!  If you haven't heard of Jamberry, go check out the website HERE.  I'm anxiously awaiting my kit so I can get started!  I got hooked when I requested a sample from Christi over at Mrs. Fultz's Corner.  If you're interested, you can find my Facebook page HERE.  I'm so excited to get started, I can hardly stand it!

Forgive the less than stellar quality of that picture!  Basketball is huge where I live, especially girls basketball.  There are only two high schools in my county and between those two high schools, we hold 18 state championship appearances and 7 state titles.  Both teams look to be headed back to state this year, too.  Every year on MLK weekend, there is a giant showcase for high school girls basketball held here.  It's a huge deal with college coaches coming in from all over the nation.  20 games take place over the 3 day weekend.  I try to spend as much time out there as possible.  It's a great atmosphere and great basketball!  Those are my girls warming up before our game.  I actually had some of them in school!

I will be prepping to begin our penguin unit this coming week.  This is my favorite unit of the year!  It just brings a lot of fun and excitement to that dreary winter period following the holidays.  I use THIS great penguin unit from Caitlin over at Kindergarten Smiles.  We also like to watch THIS live penguin cam from Sea World.  It's so much fun!

Finally, a few of my bloggy friends and I put together a little snowball fight freebie hop!  You need to go there NOW!  I gathered all the freebies last night and they are awesome!  And I'm not just saying that because I'm a part of it.  They really are amazing!  It's definitely worth some time for you to head over and join in the snowball fight!  You can get all the details HERE.

After you've completed the Freebie hop, don't forget to head over to Doodlebugs to see what everyone else has been up to this week!  Happy hopping!

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