Budding Blogger Showcase: Kindergarten Kidlets

Helllo Bloggy Friends!  I am so excited to be featured as a new blogger on Amanda's blog. 

 I am Mindy from Kindergarten Kidlets (click on the image below to visit my blog). 
Personal Info: 

I grew up in Highland, Utah with my parents and my brother.  After graduation I moved south to Cedar City where I attended Southern Utah University.  There I studied Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and met my cute hubby!

We have been married almost 10 years and have three cRaZy kiddos:

Grade you teach?  How long? Favorite Subject to teach?

I have been teaching 9 years and absolutely LOVE what I do.  I am currently teaching kindergarten, which is where my heart is, however I have also taught fifth grade, first grade, and Reading Recovery.  Due to my reading training I have to say small group reading instruction is one of my favorite parts of my day but my all time favorite subject to teach has to be science!

See my kiddos above in their 'science eyes' I had parents donate old 3-D glasses, popped out the lenses, and ta-da!  Science Eyes.  

There is something exciting about watching my kiddos engage in a scientific study... making hypotheses and planning experiments... love it.  However I also L.O.V.E. using music in the classroom (hubsters majored in music, having a musician in the house kinda reminds me of the importance of music, daily) so when teaching  I use music as much as possible.  One of my all time favorite science resources is this:

I also like to teach the Scientific Method Song: (to the tune of Ten Little Indians)
Ask a scientific question,
Gather data,
Form a Hypothesis,
Plan an experiment,
Try it again,
Draw up a conclusion!

As we are planning an experiment we sing this song to remind us of each step in the scientific method.  I have found it really makes the scientific method easy for kinder kids.

If you walked into my class unannounced?

Well, you would likely see us singing... I am kinda known for it in my school.  Other teachers plan their day around what songs I am singing when... I keep them on schedule, haha.  I also have fallen in love with my interactive whiteboard, I took an advanced IWB class over the summer and love having the ability to link all my videos, flash games, songs, big books, etc, etc, etc, into one interactive lesson so all the things I need are right at my fingertips. 

What gets you through one of 'those days'?

Two words... diet.coke.

Blogging goals for this year?

Since I am so new to blogging I am just hoping to keep up!  With the busy schedule of school I realize blogging during the school year will be a bit more difficult than during those lazy summer days... summer days {sigh}.
Also, remember my camera.  I need to make sure I have my camera at school each day (maybe I need a second camera) so that when a blog worthy moment occurs I am ready to capture it.

Thanks for taking the time to learn a little more about me and thanks to Amanda for introducing me to all of her bloggy friends!


Thanks so much for sharing a little more about yourself and your blog, Mindy!  Don't forget to click on Mindy's blog button to visit her blog for more great ideas!!  Didn't you just LOVE those science eyes??  I think I need to get my hands on some 3D glasses!   See you tomorrow for a special post! :)


  1. Have you seen this?? It's sooooo cute!


    I totally thought of you!

    Ginger Snaps

  2. Thanks Amanda. It was our first official day today and I haven't had a chance to check it out until now... you are awesome! Thanks for recognizing me and my little blog. You are THE BEST!!!

  3. I love Mind's blog. Her classroom pic are just the cutest! I'd love to sit in the book nook of hers!
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