Today marks the four year anniversary of the day I started Kinder Craze. I am still so in awe of everything that this blog has become over the past four years and I keep finding myself reflecting back on the early days of this happy little place on the internet. I am currently living in the afterglow of the Teacher Blogger Retreat in French Lick, Indiana that nearly 200 teacher-bloggers attended this weekend.
Can you spot me in the front row?
The experience provided a timely reminder that teachers need to support and lift each other up. Teaching is exhausting and we are so much better when we work together to share ideas or brainstorm how to solve a classroom issue.
It is in the spirit of community that Kinder Craze is expanding to help all of us connect in a more personal way. I’m proud to announce the Kinder Craze Facebook Group – an online community for Kinder Craze readers that helps us to engage in more conversations, foster friendships across the country (and beyond) and lift each other up as we head into the classroom trenches. Our students rely on us every single day and the Kinder Craze Facebook Group will provide an opportunity to share and rejuvenate our passion for teaching with like-minded teachers as we bring the love of learning into our classrooms. It will also help me to connect with you more personally. We can chat and answer each other’s questions as we kick off our shoes, let our hair down and open up about the profession that we love so much.
I will, of course, continue to be on all of my existing social media accounts. My Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook page aren’t changing or going anywhere. This is just a new chance for us to connect in a more personal way. So, what are you waiting for? Come join the Kinder Craze Facebook Group today!
Thank you so much for visiting Kinder Craze, sharing posts, pinning your favorite images and leaving so many wonderful comments over the past four years. You are the heart and soul of Kinder Craze and I am so honored that you invite my ideas into your classroom each day. I can’t wait to see what next four years have in store!