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I was thinking that because there are so many new followers to my Kristen’s Kindergarten Facebook page, I would take a minute to introduce myself. 🙂

My name is Kristen Poindexter and I have been a Kindergarten teacher for 13 years (getting ready to start year 14!).  I love to incorporate science into everything I do and I’m a big proponent of Science Notebooks in the classroom. I graduated in 2000 with my B.S. in Elementary Education and a Kindergarten endorsement.  In 2012, I received my M.Ed. in Elementary Education with a Reading minor.  I’m contemplating getting another Masters in Curriculum or maybe my Doctorate (at some point!)

My husband is also a teacher.  He teaches 5-7th grade Special needs students in a K-8 school.  I also have a 9 year old son who attends my school.  He will be a 4th grader this year! 😉

I started this blog 5 years ago around midnight on July 4th as a way to share what I am doing with other teachers.  There were not that many blogs about Kindergarten out there and I wanted to be able to connect with those who did blog.

In addition to teaching, I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I love to make my own handmade greeting cards (but I usually forget to send them!).  I also sell Thirty-One bags and gifts in my spare time.

I love technology and will spend hours on my computer looking for new ways to incorporate it into my classroom.  We just got Promethean Boards last year in my classroom so I’ve LOVED using that this past year.

I present at state and national conference about how I am using Science in the classroom and during the summer, I travel around the state of Indiana and help other teachers learn about science in their classrooms.  I also do workshops in my own district about science. 🙂

I am a lifelong learner and I can’t stop searching for things to keep my brain sharp and my ideas changing! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on July 11, 2013, in Thoughtful Thursday. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi Kristen,

    I’m Cathy Collier. I have recently started a blog myself. It’s a Word Press blog, like you…and there don’t seem to be many of us out there. I am making changes to my blog all the time and it is definitely a work in progress. I still don’t have the “follow me” widget on my site, but I’m hoping to have it up and working soon.

    I have been teaching for 25 years…10 of them in Kindergarten. I LOVE Kindergarten, but I just accepted a job as a Reading Specialist in a K-2 school. I’d love any advise you can give about your blog.




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