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All About this Kinder Teacher Linky Party @ Kinder Tribe

Hi everyone!

Today I'm linking up for the Kinder Tribe's first linky party, All About This Kinder Teacher!
Click on the image below to learn more about the linky and how you can link up too!


For those of you who don't know, Kinder Tribe is a Facebook page and blog for Kindergarten teachers to collaborate with other Kinder teachers! 

I am an admin for the blog and have been loving meeting lots of like minded kinder teachers!!

We are a new group so this linky is intended to help us learn more about each other!
You can see my answers to the little questionnaire below :)


Years Teaching/Years in K: 3/2

I was a supply (substitute) teacher for a year when I first got hired with the board and then have had 2 year-long Kindergarten contracts.  I am not a permanent teacher with my school board so I have to apply for a new job every summer... so I don't know what I'll be teaching yet this coming school year! But I'm REALLY hoping to stay in K!

I Can't Live Without My: Coffee & iPhone

But I take my coffee with A LOT of cream and sugar!
My friends always make fun of me when we go out for breakfast...
This image describes how I take my coffee..


Favourite School Supply: Flair Pens


Like many teachers I LOVE flair pens! I color code by subject, semester.. etc!
I really want these new limited edition tropical colours but I haven't seen them in Canada yet :(

Favourite Kinder Book: ish by Peter Reynolds


I love this book because it helps to teach my kinders that there is beauty in every piece of art work! When I hear "I can't do it" or "I can't draw" when I'm teaching writing, I always use this book to show them that everyone is an artist! 


I love Peter Reynolds other books like "The Dot" too!

Favourite Kinder Blog: The First Grade Parade by Cara Carroll

Cara was one of the first bloggers I followed and back then she was teaching Grade 1.  I was so excited when she moved back to Kinder! I love all her cute, hands-on ideas for teaching! She is super famous but if you don't know her you can check her out by clicking the button below!


I Love Kindergarten Because: You See Such Amazing Growth!

There aren't too many other grades where the kids go from not being able to sit criss-cross apple sauce to being readers by the end of the year!! It is amazing to see the growth every year and I feel so proud of them, especially when they start reading!! I love it!

That's it from me!

I hope you hop on over to the Kinder Tribe blog and link up too!

43 comments

  1. I always tell my students "I am not an artist, but I try" I did some directed drawings this year, that really helped them see that they could draw. From the Pond has some on TPT.

    Teaching Under the Sun

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    1. Yes I have those from From the Pond! I made it into a book that the kids could use at the writing centre this year and they loved it! Thanks for visiting Candice!

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  2. Coffee and flair pens for the win! I almost put flairs down for my favorite school supply but Ticonderoga pencils won out. :) I hope you get to stay in K too! It's such a fun age and grade! I enjoyed reading your post Yukari and thank you so much for all the work you did on the blog! You're awesome!

    -Katie Millard
    Miss Kate's Desk

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    1. I don't thin owe have Ticonderoga pencils here (I know, insert gasp of all American teachers here... lol) But the pencils we have I think are just fine (I rarely use them... but my kinders don't seem to mind! haha) Yes I reaaally hope I get to stay in K too! Oh Katie your very welcome! It has been my pleasure working with all of you! Love ya!!

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  3. I feel like I already 'know' you, but so happy to get to know more about you! You are so talented and giving and I hope you get to stay in Kindergarten for years to come! And I will definitely have to check out that book Ish. It sounds like it would be perfect read for my class!

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    1. Awww thank you Abbie! I really hope to stay in K too!! Yes "ish" is amazing! A grade 2/3 teacher I volunteered for a couple years back read it and that is where I heard it for the first time! It really helps with the "I can't"s at the beginning of the year!

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  4. I agree with all of these things! I turned my whole team on to flair pens- I've created a monster!

    Deirdre
    Mrs. Garcia's Super Scholars!

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    1. Hahaha! We have a bit of a pen club at our school ;) But we have varying opinions! I was really into the Sharpie pens at the beginning of the year so I turned some of my teaching partners onto that... then I discovered the flairs!! Love how teachers can bond over pens..! haha

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  5. Hi Yukari! So excited to meet you & be part of our new "kinder family"! I'm really looking forward to sharing & collaborating with you and our "tribe"! I love your blog! You have a great eye for it! :)
    Annie Veas ~ The Learning Studio Bug :)

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    1. Thanks Annie! I am looking forward to sharing with and learning from everyone too!

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  6. I am very excited about joining the KinderTribe with you all! I feel the need to discover flair pens! So many of you keep putting that!

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    1. Yes go getcha some!! They were on sale at Walmart today!! I had a strict list I was sticking too but let me tell you... it was hard to walk away from them!! lol

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  7. Oh, we agree about a lot of things!! I just grabbed my set of Limited Edition Flair Pens at Wal Mart last week. I'm loving them...fingers crossed they'll get to you soon!

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    1. Jealous!! I checked Walmart again today but they didn't have them :( And can you get just black flairs? Because my black is starting to run out and that is making me sad!!

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  8. Love Peter Reynolds books!! So inspiring and encouraging! Thanks for the share, kinder sister!

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    1. Yay for Peter Reynolds! I finally got his three books the dot, ish and sky color. Does he have more? I'll need to go google that!

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  9. My kinders always think I'm such an amazing artist, when in reality my stick figures need help. Kinders are so sweet and encouraging! I too love Flair pens but haven't found the Tropical colors yet. I've never heard of Peter Reynolds books, I'll have to check them out!
    Thanks so much for sharing about yourself!

    Erin
    Kindergarten Dragons

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    1. Haha so do mine! I'm a decent artist... but my ECE likes to challenge me... this year she told one of the kids to tell me to draw an HVAC system!! She was rolling around laughing while I stood there in shock when the kid said that! haha I'm on the hunt for those tropical colours! I don't know if we will get them in Canada... we sometimes miss out on things! I'm alway so jealous of everyone's Target dollar spot finds!!

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  10. Love this post! I see that you live in Ontario. I might be presenting up there in April at a conference for pre-school & kindergarten teachers. Maybe we can meet up! :)

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    1. Yes! Are you presenting in Toronto? I'm a little far from the city but if I would love to meet up if I am able to! Let me know the details when they are confirmed!! ;)

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  11. Yukari, you are just awesome beyond words girl! I am obsessed with coffee and flair pens too. I love the Peter Reynolds books too and use them to introduce writer's workshop. I wish you didn't live so far would love to finally meet you in person! :)

    Amanda
    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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    1. Oh Amanda you are sooo awesome too!! I'm so happy the Kinder Tribe has brought us together! I would loooove to meet you in person! Where do you live? Maybe Vegas next year!! (Roomies? ;)

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  12. I am trying to remember if I have The Dot..if not, I will have to buy it. I haven't tried flair pens, but I may have to! I am so excited we are collaborating and getting to know each other.
    My Fabulous Class

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    1. Me too Kelly! I'm so happy that I have gotten so many of the Kinder Tribe members on a deeper level than I have been able to with other bloggers! I look forward to getting to know you even more!!

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  13. Hi Yukari, love your blog! I am so happy to have found this community of kinder teachers who blog and do tpt! So much talent! Looking forward to a great year! ;0)

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    1. Hi Asia! (I hope I got that right, I'm going off memory!) I saw your post on the Kinder Tribe fb page earlier and it made me smile from ear to ear! I'm soooo happy that you are so happy with the group and that you have had such a positive experience! Hearing that makes me so happy!

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  14. First off, I love your blog design! I am right there with you on the coffee & phone :) Loving this Kinder Tribe, thanks for the link up!


    Amanda
    Kinders and Coffee

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    1. Hi Amanda! Thank you! It is by the amazing Tenille! She is great! I've dropped my phone on my face (using my phone in bed, lying down... lol) more than once this week.. lol but I never learn!! haha Thank YOU for linking up! I'm so glad you decided to dive right into the blogging! I'm looking forward to your future blog posts!

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  15. Your blog is too cute! I love the glitter! I will be wish listing that book on Amazon! How do I not know about it? I love the First Grade Parade too!! So glad to be part of the #kindertribe with you!!
    Buzz Into Kinder Blog
    Buzz Into Kinder on Facebook

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    1. Oh Carrie... glitter is my middle name!! Although my custodians aren't too fond of it.. but I bring them chocolate and it seems to be all good ;) haha! Yes isn't Cara fantastic! I am a Cara Carroll fan girl! haha I'm so glad you joined the tribe and linked up!!

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  16. We have A LOT in common my dear! I am so excited about Kinder Tribe! You are AMAZING and TALENTED!

    On another note, what is the name of the font you used in "Pinch?" It is SO cute!

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    1. Yay! Amazing and talented describes you too Lauren!! The font is called Xiomara! If you google it it should come up!

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  18. Flair pens is on almost everyone's list!!I love our kindertribe so very much!! You did an outstanding job on this blog!! You are amazing!
    Jill
    Chevronandcenters

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    1. I know right! haha Teacher's love flair pens!! Thanks Jill!! I'm so excited to see what everyone has up their sleeves for the WWWW, FF and original blog posts!!

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  19. I love the new flair pen colors! I see a shopping trip in my future!! I also LOVE "The Dot" and "ish." They are such great books, with great lessons! I also think if it was up to my husband, he would have said that I couldn't live without my phone! :)

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    1. Haha my boyfriend I think is a little annoyed when I am on the phone too much! I can't help it though.. I gotta keep up with my Instagram feed! lol

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  20. The Dot is another one of my favorite books for kindergarten! My students always have so much fun creating their own dot art projects after we read the book. Looking forward to doing that again this year!

    Carlee Van Ness
    The Kindergarten Press
    www.kindergartenpress.com

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    1. Yes! I just got "The Dot" at the end of the year so I didn't get a chance to read it to the kids.. I will for sure this year and the dot art projects sound so cute! The teacher I volunteered for when I was first out of teacher's college always did an ish painting with the kids. It always turned out so cute!

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  21. I think you see more growth in Kindergarten than any other grade. It is a BLAST! I need to get some more flair pens for the start of this school year.
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    1. I agree Regina! Although I haven't taught too many other grades! But I'm happy where I am! Yes I think I'm going to order those tropical flair pens for B2S if I don't see them before the end of August!

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  22. I love Peter Reynolds books, too. They definitely teach kids to try their best and not get discouraged with their pictures.

    Danielle
    Carolina Teacher

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    1. Aren't they the greatest? And I love that it encourages open ended activities and creativity (something that our board strongly focuses on, especially in K!)

      Thanks for stopping by!!

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