Friday, February 8, 2013

Woo Hoo! My new blog design!

I'm so excited that after 6 weeks in the making I now have my new blog design up! Thank you so much to the Honey Bunch Blog Design team for all their hard work and efficient service. They went above and beyond to tailor make it for me. Just another quick thank you to Alessia and Deanna. :)

My goal from the beginning of my blog has simply been to journal and share with others my life as a teacher, a mother, a wife and a child of God. In case you haven't read enough of my blog, the reason I chose krazy4K as the title is that I love teaching Kindergarten but of course I love my own three children-Kirk,Kara and Kali even more thus the title! Now I don't want to leave out my husband-Marty for I love him very much too! For some crazy (krazy as i say) reason I love the coziness and warmth that gingerbread evoke and so I wanted them incorporated into my blog design. Maybe it's because when I was little my grandparents always kept those ginger snap cookies at their house. :)

I have met so many incredible and wonderful teachers through the blogging world. Many have become dear friends to me. It all started with a couple of years ago. As I learned more about tpt and followed some of the teachers on tpt, I eventually started reading their blogs. Last fall after I had met some of these teachers face to face at I Teach K! National Conference over the summer , I set up my own blog just as a means to make it easier and more convenient for me to keep up with the teachers and blogs I follow. I do not create products for tpt I just buy the ones I really like. :)

As a teacher,I would like to simply be able to use my blog to let others know what I have tried and/or what I do in the classroom that seems to work. The ideas I share are not all my own so if I give you an idea I will always let you know who gave me the idea so that you can also check out their blogs or tpt products. I wish that when I was first starting out as a teacher, that the blogging world had been available!!! Can you imagine how AWESOME that would have been?!!! For my niece Emma, who is student teaching now and will receive her degree in PreK-Third Grade this May I am so excited that the blogging world is available for her starting out! By the way, she was just a little sweet toddler when I first started teaching and now she's going to be a teacher and also a sweet little momma by this summer. We are so excited to get to welcome a sweet little baby boy into our family this summer hopefully on my birthday!!!

My goal is to give you an idea each time I post on my blog that works well for me and my sutdents. Today's post idea is to use the pick sticks (popsicle sticks with students' names on them) and each morning as you come together for circle time/morning meeting draw a few names and let them tell the class something good. We start each morning with "Tell me something good." This idea was shared by Dr. Jean Feldman and it was an idea that was shared to her. I usually pull about 6 sticks and then some days I tell them to turn and tell a neighbor something good. This works well for that little sweetie who always says "I didn't get a turn. " :)

In closing, for my first blog post I want to say that I am very thankful that the Lord chose me to be a Kindergarten teacher. I truly feel that it is a calling. I am also thankful that I get to teach at the primary school that I went to as a little girl. I love going to school everyday!
Thanks for reading! Have a great day and God Bless You and Yours!
Leigh Ann :)


  1. I love your blog design!! I just got mine up and running from Honey Bunch too. Aren't they the greatest!

    I was also going to only talk about things I was doing or making in my classroom...but then I started sharing the few things I made myself. It has been fun! The people I have met have been so awesome! I hope I can attend the I Teach K conference this summer and meet some of these wonderful ladies in person.

    Good Luck in your adventures, and I hope our paths cross!

    Terri Izatt

  2. You've got some great ideas going into this blogging thing ;) We all start for different reasons and many of us end up in different places than where we started. Students (like your niece) coming up through the ranks and being placed into the teaching world are very fortunate to have so much mentorship albeit digital through teacher blogs like yours. Hope you continue to enjoy your journey!
    -Leslie @KindergartenWorks