Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Questions Answered & Kindergarten Downloads

Thanks for the sweet comments on the last post, y’all.  You sure know how to make a girl smile :)  I’m just happy that those files will be useful for y’all!  Alright…down to business.  Some of y'all cutie K teachers asked for the Kindergarten versions of the handouts for the Meet the Teacher packet. They’re *slightly* different from the first grade versions, but not by much!!!  Click on the pics to download your copies.

Slide1What is My Child Learning in KindergartenK Getting To Know Your Child

And apparently I can’t spell.  I like to go on FILED trips instead of FIELD trips :)  Thank you girls for pointing that out!!!!  If you need the edited version, here it is:


Now to answer some of your questions…


Q:  What are the fonts and where can I get them?!

A:  The fonts are all over the place, so get ready…


You can get most of these for free, I think.  I know for sure that the first 3 are free downloads.  I’ve had the other 3 fonts for years and I don’t remember if I paid for them or what.  I’m almost thinking I did and if so, they were purchased from DJ Inkers.

Q: I’ve GOT to have those borders.  Where are they from?!?!?

A:  Y’all are going to KILL me because I have NO clue where the heck I got ‘em!!!!  Everytime I download graphics/fonts/borders/frames, I immediately transfer them to a disk.  I have a disk full of graphics…one full of fonts…one full of borders…one full of frames.  My computer crashed a while back and I lost EVERYTHING, so I’m super paranoid about it happening again.  Anyway,  I just found this missing disk of borders the other day and that’s where I found them!!!  I’m trying to go back to different sites to see where I could’ve gotten them, but it was a LONG time ago, so I have NO clue!!  The borders on the “First Grade Expectations” download and the “What is My Child Learning?” download are both from DJ Inkers {her Fall clipart CD}.

And while we’re on the subject of computer crashes, I HIGHLY recommend storing all of your files…especially pictures!!!!!!….on an external hard drive. My EHD holds SO dang much, I doubt I ever use all the space!!!  I have EVERYTHING backed up on disks, my EHD, and online {I use Mozy}.  I’m seriously paranoid!!!!


Q:  How do you insert borders into your documents?

A:  I use Power Point for EVERYTHING.  I don’t think I’ve touched Word for the last 5-6 years…seriously.  I just upload the borders into my power point files as a picture and then it’s really self explanatory from that point on :)  SUPER easy!!!


Q:  How are you embedding the docs into your posts?  I can’t find the setting to do that anymore!

A:  Neither can I!!  HA!!!  I cheat.  I just save the page I’m working on as a jpeg.  If you’re working in Power Point…and Word, too…you have the option to save your file as a jpeg.  You can either save every slide/page as a jpeg, or just the current slide/page you’re working on.  So…save it as a jpeg…upload it to your post…and then hyperlink the pic to the web address of your document.  Clear as mud, right?!?!  If you’re working in Windows Live Writer, is REALLY easy to do!!!

Hope this helps!!!


  1. Thanks to you and other bloggy friends I actually understood all of your technical talk! I am growing! Thanks for being such an inspiration!
    Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits

  2. Thank you so much for sharing and taking the time to be so giving. You always have such eye catching materials!!!

  3. Thanks for the help! I almost punched my computer today because I couldn't figure out how to get a thumbnail of my document. I'm new to blogging and am trying to upload printables, but it's driving me crazy!
    Thanks for sharing your talent!

  4. Cara,
    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly and thanks for the great information. I never thought about saving the doc as a jpeg...I having been playing around with GIMP and can't wait to learn how to use it better.

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  6. Is there anyway you can send me the editable version of "meet the teacher, schedule, and welcome to first grade document"??? You are already so nice to offer all of this to us!! Thank you again! ashleybrooke6@gmail.com

  7. Thanks so much for sharing the kindergarten version! You're so generous and that saves us time!
    I can't wait to re-vamp my orientation/open house packet and incorporate these goodies! Thanks again!

  8. I am a Junior in College but someday hope to teach Kindergarten! I am definitely downloading these for my future classroom! Great website!!

  9. Hey Ms. Cara!
    I have a really quick question for you but never know what email to get you at. I know your super busy but can you email at shelley123@roadrunner.com when you get a chance. Thanks
    Fabulous in FIrs

  10. Thank you SO much for sharing Cara. You are so darn stinking sweet and (not to mention) creative. I'm not sure if it's possible to redo the "What my Child..." page. I noticed the calendar part was on there twice. Thank you for ALL of your hard work and for sharing YOUR great ideas with all of us. :)



  11. Thanks for all this! Looks great!! I know you mentioned you don't know where you got your borders from...but are there any good sites to search through for borders?

    The First Grade Splash

  12. Dont feel bad, I email myself and view my docs so I can save a jpeg! We sure like roundabout ways!

  13. Thank you!! You are TOO sweet!! I'm still looking for those borders. I love them.

  14. Hugs & more hugs!! Thanks bunches for the "K" versions of these wonderful documents!!

  15. You are the best! Thanks ever so much for helping out your kinder buddies!


  16. Thanks so much for thinking of us K teachers! It is SO appreciated! I too, am wondering where good places to even look for boarders are. What do you search for? Also, I hate to be a paint in the butt, but I think there's a typo in the "what is my child learning" doc. I think you copied the calendar time section twice. I really love this idea and I know my parents will too so think you could re-upload it or email it to me? (word is fine too if that's easier)


  17. I think the borders may be DJ Inkers because the first one looks like one a friend has but a little different (maybe a newer cd or older)

  18. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You just made my day by taking time to share your answers! You are so kind!

  19. Thank you so very much for sharing!! I love your blog :)
    Kaci :)

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your tips! It has helped me create some wonderful things for my classroom as well as my blog!


  21. I'm continued to be amazed at the generosity of amazing teachers such as yourself in the blog world! I teach K and am SO appreciative of your printables (as I am a 2nd year teacher!)

    THanks so mcuh!!!

    Megan @ http://coffeypartyof3.blogspot.com/

  22. I feel like a total brat telling you this but I'd want to know if it was me! :) On the What is my child learning in K document, the calendar time section is listed twice.

    AMAZING printables...

  23. These are great! Thanks for Sharing!!!

  24. Thanks for adding the Kindergarten ones!! I did find the first 2 fonts at dafont.com and the Elise font at Kevin&Amanda - for anyone else looking to download those fonts.

    ✿ Stacy
    Land of Aha-Z!

  25. I love love love your blog and I am about to begin my first year teaching kinder. Thanks for these!!

  26. Hmmmm....you don't have a second grade version, do you? ;-)

  27. Thank you so much! I just found your blog tonight and I am loving it!!!!

    Kindergarten Korner

  28. PS...I just made your 2000th follower! That is so great! Your blog is so stinkin' cute!!! :) Sarah
    Kindergarten Korner

  29. So sad I missed your sale. I have lots of stuff from you on my wishlist. Hope you had a great Bday.

  30. Thank you for sharing your amazing stuff! Is there a way that you could send a word copy of the Helping Hands document? Thanks so much! bogelfamily@juno.com