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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers & Parents (Book Review & Giveaway)

Being a teacher and now having a kindergartener of my own, I fully understand that Kindergarten is it's own "world".  It's no longer preschool, children no longer spend carefree days immersed in free play and exploration. Kindergarten has it's own set of routines, rules and expectations. It's a big leap forward from preschool for children (& their parents).

Recently, I had the opportunity to read Susan Case's book - Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents. Susan is a retired Special Education and Kindergarten teacher. Her book is a wonderful peek into the world of kindergarten. It is chock full of insight, classroom stories, teacher tips, teaching ideas, recipes and much more. 

About the Book -
I can not tell you how many times I found myself smiling and laughing out loud at Susan's Teacher Tales and shaking my head in agreement with her Teacher Tips.  It's been a few years since I've been in the classroom full time and reading this book, transported me back into my own classroom experience,. It made me think of the funny things that kids have said to me over the years. It made me laugh (& cringe a little) at my own teacher blunders and feel nostalgic for those wonderful moments spent engaged in learning and fun with my own students. 

Susan's love of children and teaching shine through in this book. She shares so much information in an easy, approachable and conversational manner that both parents and teachers can easily read this book and benefit from it. Susan is very open and honest, sharing both her triumphs and failures so that we can learn and benefit from them. 

I recommend this book to parents and teachers of preschoolers and kindergarteners without reservation.  Not only will teachers walk away from it with wonderful tips and fun ideas to implement in the classroom but parents can use many of the same tactics at home with their children. 

Want to know more about Susan Case?
Visit Susan's blog Kindergarten Basics for more fun ideas, crafts, books, videos and peeks into her life. 

Purchase the book -
The book Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents is available via Amazon and Goodreads.

Win the book!
Susan Case is giving away a copy of her book (tradeback or digital  for Nook or Kindle)  to one lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas reader.


Win It:
**Contest ends on 2/23/12**
 One (1) lucky Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas readers
(US Only!) is going to receive a
copy of Kindergarten: Tattle-Tales, Tools, Tactics, Triumphs and Tasty Treats for Teachers and Parents by Susan Case

How to Enter:
Share your favorite kindergarten memory - 
either as a teacher, student (if you remember!) or parent.
(**This must be completed in order for extra entries to count**)

Extra Entry (Optional)
Tweet about this giveaway and leave a link - 
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Giveaway Details:
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
  • In order to enter you must leave your entry comment(s) on THIS POST.
  • Seperate comments must be left for each additional optional entry!
  • Giveaway ends at midnight on February 23, 2012 (PST)
  • No purchase necessary to win
  • Must be 18yrs of age or older to enter
  • US residents only!
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Odds of winning are based on total number of valid entries received.
  • Winners will be chosen via by 2/28/12 and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
  • If winner does not claim prize within 48 hrs. or forefits, prize will be reawarded at my sole discretion.

Good Luck!


Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of the book at no cost to me by Susan Case in order to review it and give my personal opinions about it. This review is my 100% honest opinion of the book.  Please remember that your opinions and tastes might differ from mine. 


  1. You've convinced me! I want this book. I'll wait to download to see if I've won, but am looking forward to reading it either way.

    My favorite K moment is from this year which is my oldest's kindergarten year...

    I walked in one morning to help out with reading and a bunch of little girls came running over to me (including my own) yelling about how one of the other students knew all of her letters! The little was just learning how to speak English and her friends were so genuinely excited for her accomplishment. I was so proud of all of them! What great kids kindergarteners are!

  2. My favorite memory so far with my current kinder boy was just recently as his class celebrated 100 days of kindergarten; such an exciting time for them!

  3. Walking into the class one morning, Lucas (5 years old) greeted me with, "Good morning Mrs. D, you look lovely today!" His Dad trained him well! What's so amazing to me each time we do music and crafts is that the smallest things mean so much to the kids in a big way!

  4. Kindergarten Memory - chasing "boyfriends" around the playground and kissing them. :o)

  5. my favorite memory is making crafts especially tracing my hand.







  12. My favorite kindergarten memory was when one of my kinderkiddos came to me and said he had asked for Skippyjon Jones books for Easter instead of candy. :-) (Skippyjon Jones was a series I had introduced them to, and we'd done a mini-unit).


  14. My favorite memory is actually from when my Mom took me to take the test to get in Kindergarten (yes, I still remember!). I remember them asking me to do all these things, and when she asked me to draw a person, she was so impressed with my person (the lady had drawn a regular stick person, and mine was pretty elaborate)! I was so proud, lol!

  15. I take care of kindergartners at a Discovery Point. One of my favorite memories is of my kiddos trying to come up with titles for new "Don't Let the Pigeons..." stories. My favorite was "Don't Let the Pigeon Teach the Class"!


  17. Such great stories you have shared about your kindergarten experiences. I think everyone has a special place in their heart for that school year. Kindergartners love their teacher unconditionally and accept others without noticing or caring about differences. It always amazed me how much the kids appreciated the little things and how the little things could make a teacher's day. Thank you for your comments!