Today I am linking up with The Polished Teacher for a fun linky party!  It’s the A-Z of Mr. Kindergarten Smorgasboard!  WOOHOO!!!!

Here we go!  (Click the picture to link up!)

A:  App:  Sticky Notes!  I love that I can have Post-Its on my iPhone and iPad!!  I use this to take notes, make reminders and jot down amazing ideas that come to me in the middle of the night!

B:  Book Character:  The Herdman’s from The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!  You have to love a rag tag band of misfits!  I’m all for the misfit.  Um, I am a misfit.  Have you met me?!  I am all for the underdog!

C:  Clip Art:

OK I am officially an Ashley Hughes stalker.  I admit it.  I’m OK with it.  And Ashley is OK with it.  I think… and really, you know my obsession with all things glitter so Glitter Meets Glue is perfect for me.

D:  Dollar Spot Find:  PENCILS!  I won’t lie.  We use pencils for students who get to the top of the chart or off the chart so I love that I can stock up on pencils for every holiday and theme!

E:  Essential To Start The Day:  Oh this is a must.  Route 44 Coke (or Coke Zero) with lite ice!

F: Font:  Howser!  and PC Crazed is my newest fave!
G:  Game:  I Have Who Has!  Simple, fun and can be used for all skills and standards!  
H:  Holiday:  CHRISTMAS!  I love the lights, the decorations and the music!  It’s just such a happy time!
I:  Ice Cream:  Cake Batter from Cold Stone
J:  Jewelry Piece:  Wedding band!  
K:  Kid-Ism:  “Mr. Greg do you have a date?”  Me:  “No.”  Student:  “Yeah he do.  With a boy.”  
L:  Location To Travel:  THE BEACH!
M:  Management Technique:  Wireless doorbell.  Get’s their attention.  They can hear it.  They respond and it’s not obnoxious.  (I am all the obnoxious our classroom can handle!)
N:  Nail Polish:  No thanks.  Don’t use it.
O:  Open House:  Um we don’t do that.
P:  Pinterest Find:
GLUE SPONGES!  I did it.  I won the glue war.  Not the battle.  The war.  We haven’t touched a glue stick in a month.  There is no glue on our table.  There are no glue kids whizzing through the air popping Mr. Greg in the eye (TRUE STORY!)
Q:  Quote:
Seriously.  I don’t have time for negative, haters, whiners, turds and such.  Be happy.  Be positive.  And you can play with me!  
R:  Read Aloud:  The Cow That Laid An Egg
I love the discussion and debate that this book allows!!  Click the picture to see it on Amazon!
S:  School Supply:  Just one?!  

T:  TPT Product:
Glitter Meets Glue!  LOVE!!!
U:  Unofficial Hobby:  Creating classroom resources/lesson planning (not the mandated writing but creating powerful lessons/Pinterest/Blog stalking…and all things teacher!
V:  Video Brain Break:  Earth Cam
This website lets you view thousands of live webcams from around the world.  We love turning them and watching the otters or pandas.  It’s fun and the kids get a great kick out of it.  It is also GREAT for writing ideas!!  
W:  Way To Spend A Day Off:  NAPS!
X:  X-Tra Special Blogs:  
I LOVE these four ladies.  They are amazing.  And my best blogging buddies!!!

Teacher to the CoreGrowing Firsties

And I have to shout out my fellow man blogger!  
Writing Pad Dad!  Who is also the Mister to Teacher To The Core!  YAY DUDES!

Y:  Yummy Dessert:  Yellow cake with chocolate icing!Z:  Zoo Animal:  Penguins!And I want to show you all of the fab things I got during the big Super Sunday Sale!  I am linking up with Blog Hoppin’  to show off the goods!

I told you I stalk Ashley Hughes!  And Glitter Meets Glue!

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  • Reply Confessions of a Teaching Junkie February 6, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Greg, you almost make me want to teach kinder again!
    Confessions of a Teaching Junkie

  • Reply The Polished Teacher February 6, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Thanks so much for linking up Greg! I loved reading more about you!

    I should have known about the nail polish thing for you haha. But why would you ever show me Glitter Meets Glue! I want everyyyyyything now! There are glitter mustaches! This was just made for you! Now I have to try those glue sponges! I hate glue sticks with a passion!


  • Reply Katie Knight February 6, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Oh Greg-zee-weg-zee we love you too!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Time!

  • Reply Elizabeth February 6, 2013 at 2:29 am

    Your kid-ism made me laugh out loud..sitting on the couch watching the bachelor (snooze)
    Kickin’ it in Kindergarten

  • Reply jessie vassar February 6, 2013 at 2:51 am

    I am your newest follower and a male elementary teacher as well. I would love some advice on getting things going in the blogging world. Also thinking about moving to Kindergarten next year. Was the transition very difficult? I'll be coming from second grade.

    The Cornerstone Classroom

  • Reply Dawn February 6, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Thanks for sharing about the Earth Cam. I'm going to try to pull that up at school. So many sites are blocked, but that would be amazing.

    Adventures in First with Mrs. Key

  • Reply Greg Smedley February 6, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Almost!? Do IT!

  • Reply Greg Smedley February 6, 2013 at 3:23 am

    I love the glitter mustaches! The glue sponges are awesome! Seriously! You will be in love!

  • Reply Lesson Plans and Lollipops February 6, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Ok, I have to say my favorite blog is your's! I have a thing for men teaching primary grades. I love Teacher Tipster too! I wish you both worked in my school. 🙂

  • Reply Karen Stamp February 6, 2013 at 5:42 am

    LOVIN' all your clip art purchases!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  • Reply Ashley Hughes February 6, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Oh my goodness, you are hilarious. I love the wireless doorbell idea! I need one now. Haha! Thank you for the shoutout! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. I do love that Glitter Meets Glue shop too. Darling stuff! 🙂

  • Reply kcarper February 6, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Thanks for the shoutout Greg! I shouted about you, too! And just to be clear, I'm not returning the favor because I would have included you in my faves regardless! 🙂

  • Reply Linda February 6, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Your posts are always so much fun, Greg! I love me some Ashley Hughes, too!
    Oh, how I wish I'd known about glue sponges when I taught Kinder!!

  • Reply Khrys February 6, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Greg – you are unreal! You are my newest obesession 🙂 Everything you say makes me laugh! I looooved your kid-ism, kids are beyond funny!

  • Reply Melissa Machan February 7, 2013 at 1:17 am

    This was so fun to read! Glue sponges – GENIUS! Gotta check out that read aloud book – looks super cute! I too love the app – sticky notes! Cannot live without it! Thanks for the laughs 🙂

    First Grade Smiles

  • Reply Justin Knight February 7, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Hey Greg! Thanks for the shout out! I'm with you on “H” and “I”! Uhh, what's with “O”? What do you mean you don't do “open house”? That is too good to be true! 🙂
    Justin- Writing Pad Dad
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  • Reply Ms.M February 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Awww, I love you back. 😀 And the pic of your wedding rings/ bands is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Love the rings too.

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