Friday, December 30, 2011

It's My Birthday! Let's Celebrate!


Today is my birthday!  This is a firstie for me.... usually I don't tell anyone it is my birthday.... why?   well... I don't like the spotlight on me. I am one of those quiet, let's keep it hushed, I don't want to think about my age, it's just another day kind of person. But most of all I would be totally embarrassed if the fire department had to come to my house to put out a fire only to discover it was just the candles on my cake! :)   And...  I am totally embarrassed when people sing happy birthday to me.  I appreciate it!  I really do, but it's that spotlight thing.
But, today I thought .... why not? Let's just go ahead and announce it! But most of all, I wanted to share this with you and so decided I'll give a birthday present to you. 

I love thinking maps! I use them all the time with my kinders... To me it helps them organize their thoughts and so much more.  I think I am going to put this brace map in my writing center for next week.  Here is a model of the snowman brace map and the vocabulary words to go with it. 
Hope you enjoy my birthday gift to you!  You can download it here.
Graphics: Scrappin Doodles
Font:  Lettering Delights!

And I do not have to take down my DJ Inkers activities I have shared with you.  After several days of clip art confusion... DJ Inkers changed their terms of use. 
Yeah!!!!

49 comments:

megandw said...

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for the adorable freebie!

Courtney said...

Happy Birthday...It's my mom's bday today also. Thanks for all the AMAZING freebies you share with us.

S. Parker said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for the gift.
I just shared a snow art activity on my blog that would go perfect with this brace map. Hope you'll check it out!
http://learningwithmrsparker.blogspot.com/2011/12/snow-painting.html

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Lori said...

Happy birthday! Thanks so much for the wonderful present. Hopefully, you received plenty of presents, too!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for the freebie, Love it!!

Amy

Caitlin said...

Happppy Birthday! I am the same way as you, I never really tell anyone that it is my birthday! I have some friends that celebrate their birthday all month!

Wow!! What did DJ Inkers change it to now??

Caitlin
Kindergarten Smiles

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you...does it count if I sing it to you in cyberspace?? I am the same way - I refuse to think about my birthday to the point where I'm not really sure how old I am anymore - I have to do the math in my head if I want to figure it out - oh darn, just did it, now I have to forget again! Thanks for the freebie and have a great day!

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

Louanne said...

Happy Birthday Pam!! I really love to celebrate my birthday, but now as the big 50 approaches- not soo much! Hope your day is wonderful- thanks for all you share!! :)
My Kindergarten Kids

Tricia said...

Happy birthday, I hope you have a super day. Thank you for the wonderful freebie.

Marlana said...

Happy birthday, Pam!!! I am the exact same way about birthdays and the spotlight. ;) I think it's painful to have attention drawn to me, but I love showering other people with attention. I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Thanks so much for the wonderful freebie! You continue to bless us as always! I so very thankful for you and your cute blog!

Blessings,
Marlana
Lil' Country Kindergarten

Mrs. King said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the great snowman freebie! I love it!

A Teacher's Treasure said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!! Thanks for giving US a gift :)
Hope you have a special day! May all your dreams and wishes come true!

❤ Mor Zrihen ❤
A Teacher's Treasure

Mrs. Payton said...

OMG Love this!! Brace Maps are not my strong suit, but I think I can swing this one! Happy Birthday - I hope your day is wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us!!

Joni Taylor said...

Happy Birthday and thanks so much for sharing!

Elisabeth said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for the brace map! : )

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Pam!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day :-)

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday. Thanks for the brace map.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for sharing and it is great news that DJ Inkers changed their terms. I hope you have a great year!
Megan
mhorman@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

Chrissy said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for the map~ I need to do more of these this quarter!
ReadWriteSing

Freckleteacher said...

Happy Birthday to you! I'm glad you chose to let us know, so we could wish you a happy day!
Thanks for the adorable snowman freebie!

Constance said...

Happy Bday! Thanks for sharing!!

crhdouglas@gmail.com

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Happy Birthday!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Brianne said...

Happy Birthday!!
Thanks for the great freebie!!
-Brianne

Melissa Mize said...

Happy Birthday!!
Glad to hear all the graphic mess is straightened out. I was worried there for a second.
Thanks for the gift!!
Blessings,
Melissa

mumzie said...

Happy Birthday!Thanks for the goodie.

Cindy said...

Hope you had a great birthday! Thank you!

Jeannette said...

Hope you had a great day! Thanks for the freebie. Wishing you the best in the year to come.

Kris said...

Happy Birthday! I hope this coming year blesses you with much joy and happiness also prosperous.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best year yet!

Thanks for the freebie. I love thinking maps. My IC will be impressed when I use this. She loves to show everyone that kindergarten can use maps.
Ms. McBee’s Kinderbugs

Cindy Hutter and Tanya Wildman said...

Thanks for the cute resource! Happy birthday!

rooneyhunt said...

Happy Birthday Pam! May your birthday be the start of a year full of blessings! Thanks again for your generosity, I love using thinking maps!

~ Amy

Klinger Cafe' said...

Happy Birthday and thank you!
Tammy

Edana said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM! Hope you have a WONDERFUL DAY!

I L O V E * thinking maps and I use them a lot too in my classroom...thank you so much for sharing.

& check out my blog for a repost about DJ inkers. I'm so glad you {and everyone else} can keep up your wonderful items.

Color Me Kinder

Kimberly said...

Thank you and happy birthday! :) I'm your newest member!
http://creativeteaching-kimberly.blogspot.com/
Stop by for a visit!

Mrs. Ann Greene said...

Thanks for the freebie! And. Happy Birthday!

Ann

Pam said...

Thank you everyone! I worked yesterday... I work at a teacher's store part-time, then I went out to dinner. After I got home, I fell asleep.
So, it was a very nice low-key birthday! I was so surprised to see how many of you commented. I think that was the best part of my birthday. Thank all of you again!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for the cute freebie! I am new to the "thinking map" idea... would you explain what you would do with this? Would it be a model for the students to copy? Thanks for your help!

Jodi Larson
jlarson1@graniteschools.org

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday to you! thank you for my gift..... :o)

Cindy
ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! I hope it was super special! i do love your blog--thanks for all you create and share!
Gay
gayuhland@yahoo.com

Marie W said...

Thanks for sharing! Hope you had a wonderful B-day. I share your sentiments about that dreaded celebration.

Annie Moffatt said...

Happy, happy Birthday to you!!!

readingcare said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear, Happy Birthday to you.

Have Great New Year
Keep going and going On.


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Mrs. Ann Greene said...

I just awarded your blog the Versatile Blogger Award. I am sure you have received this before...but I just love your blog. Check out my blog for details.

Ann @ http://mrsgreeneskindergartenkorner.blogspot.com/

Mrs. L said...

I'm the same way. I hate being in the spotlight. Happy Bleated Birthday! Hope you had a great day!
Life with Mrs. L

Crayons and Curls said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I missed it! Thank you for your present! Have a wonderful New Years! :)
Cheryl

Mrs. Krouskop-Smith said...

Thank you, and Happy Belated Birthday!

Birthday Supplies said...

Happy Birthday...
And Thanks for this beautiful Birthday gift...
and one gift is form my side to you. And that is my Blessings for you. May you will get lots of happiness in your life. So, that you can Spread happiness everywhere around you.

kendell said...

Thanks for the freebies, they are really appreciated. Kindest regards

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