Friday, February 3, 2012

Yahoo...I've been tagged!

 Here is a little bit about me (Amber Osterman)...

Questions from Kinder Kiddo
1.  What is your favorite store? Target
2.  Do you have a class pet? YesAfrican Dwarf Frog
3.  Do you prefer Dollar Tree or Dollar General?  Dollor Tree
4.  How many pets at home do you have? 1 cat, & 1 dog (both outside pets!
5.  Do you have kids of your own? 17 year old Kelsea and 3 year old Cayden.
6.  How do you deal with help helicopter parents see your side of life? Make them feel comfortable and invite them in the classroom.  I would also show them how independent their child can be!   
7.  How do you involve absent parents in school activities? Great communication and personally invite them in the classroom (many times).
8.  What is your favorite sport? Hockey
9.  What is your favorite team of #8's sport? Detroit Red Wings
10.  What is the piece of jewelry you wear most often? Wedding ring ~ earrings
11.  Do you like curtains or blinds? blinds
12.  What can brighten your day when nothing else can? Frappe Mocha from McDonalds and my kindergarten kiddos!

Thank you, Mrs. Taylor, for tagging me/us!!

Questions from Apples and ABCs Adventures in Kindergarten

1.  If you were an animal, what would you be? Mustang horse
2.  What is your favorite breakfast meal? Yogurt with frozen berries
3.  Do you have any pets, what kind? 1 dog & 1 cat
4.  What is your best classroom management tip? Read about Responsive Classroom ~ using guided discovery lessons at the beginning of the year.
5.  Where did you go to college? UW Stout
6.  Do you have a Pinterest? Yes!
7.  Do you believe in giving homework? YesI do!
8.  If you could travel anywhere, where would it be? Right nowNew York City.  
9.  Do you have a nickname? No
10.  What is your favorite movie? I have so many favorite moviesprobably Footloose, Dirty Dancing, Breakfast Club, and Mama Mia.
11.  What is your favorite subject to teach? Phonemic Awareness   
12.  What is your favorite blog entry that you have done? Shake of the DayPost.  It is located under my Literacy Link.

Thank you, Michelle Baldwin, for tagging me/us!!

12 Fun Facts about me...
1 - I grew up in the U.P. (Upper Michigan)
2 - I was in Las Vegas this summer at the Kindergarten Conference
3 - I truly enjoy presenting and sharing my ideas with others
4 - I would love to be a mermaid for a day
5 - I work with the greatest kindergarten team!
6 - I love to go thrift sale shopping
7 - Once Upon A Child is my new favorite place to shop...for Cayden 
8 - My daughter, Kelsea, is graduating this year and has been accepted to UW~Stout.  That is where I went to school!  
9 - I hope to be teaching kindergarten until I retire
10- I love to share on the blog and pin on pinterest
11- I have the greatest best friend in the world!!!
12- I went to our last staff Christmas party dressed up as a gorilla.  It was about 45 minutes before anyone knew it was me!

Tag....your it!.
Growing Kinders
Playing With Pixie Dust
Can Do Kinder
Polka Dot Patch
Camp Kindergarten
Kinder Kraziness
Krazy in Kindergarten
Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten
Kindergarten Crayons
Kindergarten Hoppenings
Little Warriors
Mrs. Mayas' Kindergarten

Questions for you...
1. What is your favorite drink?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What is your favorite meal to make?
4. What is your favorite movie?
5. What is your favorite reality show?
6. What is your favorite book?
7. What active things do you do in the summer?
8. If you could go anywhere in the U.S., where would you go?
9.  Where did you go to college? 
10. What is your favorite theme to teach in kindergarten?
11. What is your favorite post you have shared on your blog?
3. What is your favorite "thing" about teaching kindergarten?

So here are the rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 12 new questions for the people you tagged.
4. Tag 12 people and link them on your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them!

I will also share our Groundhog's Day graph. 
Enjoy....6 more weeks of winter!  


  1. Thanks for playing =). What a cute graph!!

  2. I love this idea! So cute! I am totally going to do this next year!

  3. This graph is amazing! Putting the idea away for next year :)

    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  4. Love it! Going to have to pin this on Pinterest so I can save it for next year!

  5. So cute! I am your newest follower and new to the blogging world. Love your ideas!

    Amanda Bryant
    A Traveled Teacher

  6. So cute, but I can't find the Groundhog Graph!


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