ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Show and Tell #82

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Show and Tell #82

Welcome 2012! I don't know about you, but I love a clean slate fresh whiteboard! There is something refreshing about the just sharpened pencil and the new pack of markers.  Most of all I love the blank planner waiting to be filled with new activities, lessons, appointments, and goals.While I have personal  goals I am interested in tackling in 2012 I also have a few dreams and wishes for this place we collectively enjoy!

In the next months we are looking forward to...
~Tweaking our header design, while keeping our signature look.
~Finding members of our ABC& 123 community who would like to write a guest post, feature themselves in  a Feature Yourself Friday post, or pitch us an idea for a bi-weekly or monthly feature.
~Keeping up with our ABC & 123 facebook community
~Sorting through the wonderful submissions you have sent to us to feature
~A fresh batch of featured key contributors*
~Connecting with new companies, momprenuers, and etsy shop owners who are interested in supporting our site by sponsoring posts and features.

{*We really appreciate your willingness to share your great ideas by submitting them for us to post. As we look ahead we recognize that we certainly won't be able to keep up the pace without your continued submissions.

You have probably noticed the left sidebar gives a month-by-month heads up on the themes we will be working toward in our activity gathering. However, you may send in anything and we will try to fit them in where appropriate.

We have  a Key Contributors list at the bottom of our page. This is where we will thank you for cooperating! If we've used your ideas & links 3 or more times in the current year, or if you are a feature writer, you will have a link on our front page as our Thanks to You!}

What are your goals for 2012?  If one of your resolutions is to get your pictures under control we would love to direct you to the scrapbook for hire service that one of our friends and readers, Liz, offers on her site.  You can get busy on your other 2012 goals while she organizes your pictures and puts them into beautiful pages for you. Sounds pretty efficient to me!

For now, let's get the new year started with a Show and Tell!  We would love for you to link up this week with some of your favorite New Year's traditions, pictures of your family's holiday celebrations, organization projects for 2012, your first crafts and lessons of the year, or a snapshot into what you have planned for January.  We would also love for you to share your resolutions for your family, yourself, and your classroom.

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If you are new to Show & Tell or need a quick recap, here our the rules:

~Post your favorite lessons, crafts, traditions, kid friendly recipes, field trip recap, learning games, experiments, DIY organizational projects, holiday related activities, or Ah-Ha moments.
~Direct link to your post, not your home page.
~Include a link back to us or include our link button in your post or sidebar.
~Please try to visit and comment on at least three links. This adds to the positive collaboration that makes our learning cooperative a success!
~Each week we will feature three links from the previous week's party.  Some weeks these are chosen at random, sometimes by theme, and other times according to linky tools stats. 


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