Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!


I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve.  
I am excited about the year ahead and I hope you are too!

I’m Debbie from K is for Kinderrific and I’m so glad you’ve stopped by our new blog adventure!  I know we are already going strong in the New Year, but I wanted to share a cute story that happened over Christmas break! 

I have a sweet nephew who is in Kindergarten this year.  He's absolutely precious.  Seriously.  It’s not just because I’m his aunt.  LOL

Being just like other kids his age, he wrote a letter to Santa and asked for the usual:  race cars, superhero costumes, and an American flag. 

Yep, that’s right.  He wrote a letter to Santa and requested that Santa bring him an American flag!!!!  I mean, how cute is that???

But wait, it gets better. 

The reason he asked for the flag is going to melt your heart.  He wanted it so he could do The Pledge of Allegiance at home.  He told his mom that he loved doing the Pledge at school, so he wanted to be able to do it at home, too!  Awwwwww. 

Here are a couple pics of him with his brand new American flag!



Seeing my nephew so excited about a “school” activity really made me think about how much influence we really have on our students.   I think we all realize how much our students learn the basics from us….like Reading, Math, Science, etc.  But sometimes I know I’ve been guilty of forgetting that they pretty much learn EVERYTHING from us.  

When my sister set the flag up for my nephew, he hugged it 
and said "I love this flag.  It's an awesome flag."  


In honor of my nephew and of course, that "awesome flag", I created a fun forever FREEBIE that you can use with your own special students....or even with that special person in your life who might want to do the Pledge at home.



I hope you'll visit our blog again.  Don't forget there will be a new blog post each and every day of 2014!  Make sure you're following along so you don't miss anything!


       
     



37 comments:

  1. I love that story! What a great little American! Your nephew is pretty darn cute and I'm not his aunt!
    Hilary L. šŸ˜Š

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  2. HI!! This is great!! I am your newest follower and a relatively newbie to this whole TPT, blogging, addiction thing! lol I can't wait to see what is going on here.

    Chelsea
    Kickin It Whole Brain In Texas

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    1. Glad to have you Chelsea! You will LOVE the community that you find out in the blogging world!!!

      Debbie :-)

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  3. That has got to be the cutest story ever! It is SO true that our little kindergarteners learn everything from us. Happy New Year!!

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    1. Happy New Year to you! I totally agree! Those little ones watch everything we do for sure!

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  4. Please tell your nephew we are so PROUD of him! Nothing better than unconditional patriotism! Happy New Year! wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

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    1. I will Wendy, thank you so much! He's definitely growing up to be a great kid!

      Debbie :-)

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  5. Hi Debbie - that story is just precious! You're right - as teachers we need to remember that EVERYTHING we do is important. I'm excited to be part of our blog. Here's to a great adventure! ~ Lisa

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    1. Lisa I am super excited to be here too and I'm glad I got to share that story with everyone. I just thought it was so adorable!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and reading! He is adorable...in pics and in real life. LOL I may or may not be a little biased! :-)

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  8. What a cute story! I love how excited he was in the pictures. happy New Year!

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    1. He really was, wasn't he? His face was priceless. When he opened the flag...I was a little nervous he would not be as excited about it as he had been about his other "toys"......but he was super excited and it showed!!!

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  9. What a cute story! I love how excited he was in the pictures. happy New Year!

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  10. Great to meet you! Thank you for the sweet story and your freebie! :)

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    1. Lorena you are very welcome! Thanks for stopping by and reading our new blog adventure! There'll be lots more to come, so follow along! :-)

      Debbie

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  11. Your nephew is too cute! Love that he wanted a flag. Thanks for the freebie!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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    1. You are welcome Becky! I thought the fact that he wanted a flag was so precious...and then when I learned WHY he wanted it....it just made my heart melt! He's a cool little boy!!

      Debbie :-)

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  12. That is so cute. EVERY night, my daughter plays school and my husband and I have to stand up to do the Pledge and the Christian Pledge.

    I'm glad your nephew got what he wanted for Christmas!

    Deniece, This Little Piggy Reads

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    1. Awwwww that's so neat that she does that! I think it's amazing that these kids are learning to be such sweet, caring kiddos. I love that you and your husband are doing it with her...what a great example to set!! Thank you so much for reading!!

      Debbie :-)

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  13. Such a sweet story! Thanks for sharing and reminding us that our jobs are so much more than passing tests!

    Cheryl
    Techie Turtle Teacher

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    1. I know, right? We really make much more of an impact.....even more than we realize sometimes.

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  14. A refreshing story for us as sometimes the little routines in our school day are the biggest lessons! Thanks for sharing the story!

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    1. Exactly! We do the pledge every day...and it's amazing that something so simple can have that much of an impact on our little ones. I just love it!

      Debbie :-)

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  15. So adorable!! I loved reading that story!! Thank you for sharing not only a great story, but a great freebie as well :))

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    1. You're very welcome! I hope the freebie is something you can use with your kiddos! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope you'll keep checking back, as there's lots more come!!

      Debbie :-)

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  16. Awww--- what an awesome kid! Thanks for sharing the story with us! (& the terrific freebie, too!)

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I appreciate your kind comment! I hope the freebie is something you can use in your own classroom or with some special kids in your life. Enjoy!

      Debbie :-)

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  17. What a sweet story! Kids never fail to amaze me by what stands out to them...

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    1. Thanks Jenny! You are so right....definitely something to think about!!

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  18. Oh my gosh, that is precious!! Last year I had a student in my class who asked for a calendar for Christmas. She did the calendar every morning with her "class" (stuffed animals). How cute is that?!? We just found your blog and we are your newest followers! We are looking forward to reading your posts.
    Kelly and Kim’s Kindergarten Kreations

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    1. A calendar! How cute!! It shows how much our kiddos really do enjoy school and love learning! If only that love could continue throughout their entire school career!! Glad you're here! :-)

      Debbie

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  19. Such a precious story and a sweet kid. I love teaching kindergarten! Thank you for sharing your sweet nephew with us and the great freebie. Happy New Year. I am a new follower and blogger.

    Julie
    Kindergarten To The Core

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    1. Thanks Julie! I appreciate your comments! Seriously Kindergarten is the best grade ever, isn't it?!?! So glad you're a new follower!! Lots of great things to come! :-)

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