Saturday, November 1, 2014

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Sunday Scoop

Joining up with Teaching Trio for the Sunday Scoop. A fun, little Sunday adventure.
Happy Fall.
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Quick Freebie!



Partners?!?! At the beginning of the year, asking students to pick a partner involves a certain amount of cringing on my part. A few years ago, I decided to combine our numbers to 10 facts and pairing up. I made a quick freebie to go along with it.  I have a set of ten frames and I pass out ten frame to each student. The students find their partners…the number, added to theirs that equals 10. Voila…math practice and a partner! 
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Getting to know you, Getting to know aaaalll about you....



Ahoy! My name is Kimberly DeAllen. I'm new to blogging so joining up to share a little about me. 


THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
·       Movies: One of my all time favorite is the “King and I” …love, love, love!
·       Books, Books and more Books! Tall ones, skinny ones, old ones and new ones, and of course, The Good Book! I love to read. I love to be transported to a different time and place and experience an adventure through text.
·       Red roses: Well actually only the kind that are followed by “Will you accept this rose? (since my favorite flower is actually a daisy). I am hooked on “The Bachelor” for better or worse that is my reality TV.
·       Caffeine: grande skinny mocha or diet coke or even ice tea.
·       Friends and time away. There is no better combo.
·       Curly haired girls: Specifically these two…
They are amazing, talented, smart, funny, generous and mine.

IF YOU WEREN'T A TEACHER, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO BE?
An owner of a quaint, little coffee/tea house around the corner filled with books where people just come and hang out.
THREE LITTLE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU.
Creative, thinker, loyal
FINISH THE SENTENCE, "________,  SAID NO TEACHER EVER!!"
I just love answering the question from a parent “What are you going to do for my child? He/she is so bright I’m sure they will be bored all year!”
Q: IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY AND YOU CAN INVITE ANYONE {DEAD OR ALIVE} TO THE PARTY. WHO ARE YOU INVITING?
Priscilla Shirer. I adore her studies and I would just like to glean a little from her life.

Q:YOU GET TO PICK ONE SUPERPOWER. WHAT IS IT?
Speed, to zip around and do everything I need to do. And if I have super power does that mean I get a sidekick cause I would LOVE an extra me!

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR SAYING?
“but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary
    they will walk and not be faint .”  Isaiah 40:31
…cause Lord knows I need His strength to soar!
.Q: ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?
I’m a night owl forced into a morning person.
Q: SHARE SOMETHING WE MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOU!
The anchor on my blog holds special meaning. My parents were divorced when I was little and starting at around age 8 I would go to my “dad’s house” for 6 weeks in the summer. My dad lived on a Peterson 44, a sailboat. We traveled all around the Channel Islands and then later Hawaiian Islands. These experiences of adventure are a large part of what makes me ME!


I hope you had fun getting to know me. I'm loving getting to know so many of you. Here is the link back to Falling into First
 Falling into First

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Birthday

It's my birthday today so it seemed apropos to launch my blog today! This journey began 5 months ago at the Southern California Kindergarten Conference. I was dying to go to this conference -well, really the Friday night blogger dinner. I wasn't able to sign up when I wanted to and the dinner sold out. I had my ticket to the conference though so I drove 2 hours in the pouring rain to barely make the first session on time. Much to my surprise, I was handed a ticket to the blogger dinner. Yay! Some miraculous way, I was in. I felt like I won the lottery! I was so excited. The sessions and presenters were amazing. It was finally time. I walked into the blogger dinner and immediately was overwhelmed. Ever had that amazing, adventurous idea and got smack in the middle of it and thought wait? what am I doing here? I had driven up by myself, didn't know anyone except the bloggers that I had religiously stalked followed all year. Somehow, I had forgotten I don't actually know these people. I found my way to a seat and checked out the loot in our bags. Shortly after, a bubbly brunette came and sat next to me and we said hello. Esmerelda and I proceeded to chat and have a wonderful evening. I got my picture taken with Kristin from A Teeny Tiny Teacher...starstruck!  Esmerelda and I started talking about starting our own blogs. Kelley from Teacher Idea Factory came over to us and talked about tips for starting a blog and was so encouraging. Next thing we knew, it was time for the raffle. We were absolutely sure we were going to win! Esmerelda and I were so close every time! Some teacher even won twice..wait? what? Two people at the table next to us won one right after the other. The numbers were read, I looked down ...."HEY, that's me!" Esmerelda and I both looked at my ticket and sure enough I actually won something. (I never, ever win, people, EVER!) I came to the front and won the most amazing short vowel basket ever by Dragonflies in First. Traci took a picture of us with my winnings. Felt like Vegas! So after two days and one amazing night, I decided to start my blog. So fast forward to today and here I am, continuing to be inspired by these magnificent ladies and ready to launch...Ahoy!