Sunday, January 19, 2014

New Year LOTS of Changes

Alright, so I know it's been like 2 years! BUT I have had a lot of MAJOR things going on. So here's the long story short...I fell out of love with teaching. I know, most of y'all probably think I'm insane because you are all teachers that love their jobs and wouldn't change your mind about teaching ever. I thought that way at one point, but something just changed for me. Don't get me wrong, there are things that I miss greatly like seeing my smiling kids faces and chatting with coworkers and such, but teaching was not a job that I could "leave at work," and it eventually began to interfere with my life outside of school. I had to put my family first and now I'm in a wonderful place in my life. 

I worked for a chiropractor for almost a year just to have something to pass the time while my husband was working and I LOVED that job. Last February my husband and I found out we were pregnant! Yay!! I was so excited to finally start my family. Then around July, my husband got transferred to Tennessee for work. I stayed in Alabama to work and be close to my doctor while John was gone during the week. Once we knew that he enjoyed his job and that it would be a permanent position we started house hunting. Bought a house in October. Baby BOY in November. Bye Bye chiropractor :( and NOW I am working as a stay at home mom...until about 2 weeks before Christmas.

 I got a wonderful phone call from my dear friend (whose husband works with mine and also had to pack up her life and move to Tennessee) DEE DEE from Doodle Darlin. She wanted me to join her Doodle team and help get her business back up and running again. It was just a little too much for her to do all by herself with a 2 year old running around. So I am a little sad to say that this will probably be my last blog post as Mrs. Holcomb at Kindergarten Khronicles, but SUPER excited to say that I will be doing all the tech work for DeeDee. 

So to celebrate my new, exciting job, we at Doodle Darlin' are hosting our first giveaway for the year!

This is our first new set of the year....Mustache Madness. You can find it in Doodle's Etsy Shop and Tpt Store, BUT first, you should try to win it in this giveaway!! Here's how you can enter...
1. Follow Dee and I over at Doodle Darlin'
2. Follow her Tpt Store
3. Follow on Doodle Darlin on Pinterest

***As a BONUS entry, you can invite a friend (that's not already a follower) to her blog to enter as well. Just be sure to leave their name in a comment on THAT blog!

Giveaway begins now and ends SUNDAY JANUARY 26 at 11:59 pm! Winner will be drawn on Monday the 27th.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gearing Up For The Holidays With A Santa Freebie!

Hey there! This is my FAVORITE time of year with my kiddos! We spend several weeks on various Christmas themes and this year I started it off with Santa Claus. All this week we have focused on Santa, Santa, Santa. We made our first (pretty hard) TLC Santa, we wrote about what we would do if Santa got stuck in our chimney AND we had some fun making our own Santa faces. Oh! Check out our holiday door! I love it! Kiddos did a great job on the snowflakes too!

Is this not the cutest Christmas Card ever??!?!!?

Ok, now I guess I can post my Santa Freebie. I threw this together one afternoon when I discovered I was one math center short. We've just started addition and my kiddos liked this one. 
Graphics copyright DJ

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thanksgiving Unit and New Doodle Darlin' Clipart

Yay! I've finally gotten in the mood to make another unit! If you're in need of a Thanksgiving Common Core Math and Literacy Unit then you're in's just been posted to my tpt store. Also, I made the whole unit with DeeDee's (From Doodle Darlin') SUPER cute "Giving Thanks" Clipart. 
She has just opened her very own tpt store so go and follow this girl if you want automatic clipart downloads! 
She's got a lot of cute things up her sleeve that will be posted soon. All of the things from her Etsy shop aren't on tpt yet, but she's uploading a few each day. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip and HALLOWEEN!

So we didn't get to go on our Pumpkin Patch field trip on the original date because we got rained out (That was the saddest day EVER in Kindergarten), so we had to push our date back 2 weeks! After a loooooong 2 weeks we finally got to hope on the bus and head over to the pumpkin patch on a beautiful sunny...and very chilly day, to find our perfect pumpkin. Then just 2 short days later was HaLlOwEeN!! It was a super fun week...take a look for yourself.

Playing in the Corn Pit

Riding on the "Cow Train"

Hayride to the patch to pick out our pumpkin!

Trick or Treat at BSLK!

Ok...funny story, before we went to trick or treat with our principal, Mrs. Penney, I heard a convo between a few of my kiddos and they were betting on whether or not Mrs. Penney would give tricks or treats...tricks was the majority, but they were so surprised when she gave treats instead! 5 year olds are so funny!

Had to put a picture of my baby on Halloween