Thursday, July 4, 2013

.......and then a blog was born.

This blog is a little different
than most blogs on the Internet.
It's put together by 2 people,
Regina and Angela, 
who have never actually met.
So how on earth did we come around to making a blog?'s kind of an interesting story...
with two different viewpoints.  So let us,
Regina and Angela
tell you all about it! 
Angela: 6 months ago I found theee coolest Kindergarten graphic organizers on Teachers Pay Teachers.  Seriously!  If you don't believe me, check them out here for yourself.
I was so impressed  with how user friendly they were, I had to tell the 
teacher that created them that she was all that and a bag of chips!  
So I put a comment in her "Ask a question" tab of her TPT store.
Regina:  A very nice comment worthy of a freebie...
so I offered to send it to her email.
Although I was a big dork, she appreciated the comment and we
 started emailing back and forth about life in Kindergarten.
It was right at the beginning of Winter Break, 
so we both had a little extra time to chat.
Even though we live several states away, 
we are the same age and have both taught for 20 years.
Although I started teaching 20 years ago...
I took some time off to be a stay at home mom
(2 years in Texas and 5 years in Florida)
She convinced me to try using PowerPoint for my TPT products.
I'm so NOT a techie so I whined a bit.  But she knew how easy it would 
make my life so she went out of her way to walk me through it.
In turn, I introduced her to the wonderful world of Pinterest.  
Yes...I'm an enabler!
That's not how it happened.  Over the break,
Angela was raving about how fabulous Pinterest is.
I mentioned how it made me dizzy to look at all of the pins at once.
Angela thought that was the most hilarious thing she had ever heard.
She also thought my not liking shopping was funny too.
I mean what grown woman doesn't like to shop? Right?
That would be makes me dizzy to see all of that
stuff at once.  I know...I have issues.
Anyways, here was this stranger raving about how 
she couldn't live without Pinterest. (I had an account that 
had been sitting empty for almost a year.  Now I look back and think 
"How could I be living without Pinterest?")
After she realized that I was seriously  not going to be pinning 
anything on my own, Angela offered to set up my 
pin boards and explain to me how it all worked.  
I checked her out on the Internet to make sure she was legit.
(My husband thought I was nuts as did mine!)
and I agreed to let her help me.
When she finished, I sent her some freebies... 
because come on....who does this for you?
(Girrrl!  She hooked a sista up!)
Anyway, I FINALLY convinced her to switch over to PowerPoint 
over President's Day weekend.  For that, we had our first phone call.
(Angela laughs and says that she felt like a 12 year old with a pen pal.
I think that's the best way to describe our relationship.)
I've always wanted to do a blog of 'comic relief for teachers.'
I mean, really, we NEED it right?  We could all write a book!
Most folks would think it's fiction, but nope, it's just another day in 

our world.  However, I had no clue how to go about the technical side of it.
I can't tell you how many times 
Angela made me laugh over the winter break.
She definitely needed a place to house 
all of her quirky sayings and anecdotes.
Regina had always wanted to start a blog too but 
with the demands of teaching Kindergarten 
and raising 4 kids (over-achiever!) it seemed too daunting a task.
So we've decided to go with the old adage that 
two brains are better than one
...and a blog was born.  
She's the artsy fartsy one 
(Just check out all of the cute pics throughout this blog!)
and I'm the gabby'll figure that out quick!
Yes, I'm the one who drove our web designer nuts 
with all of the minutia....poor McKenna!
I also drew a lot of the pictures.  

Did you know that most clip art sellers won't let you 
post their pics on blogs because they can be easily stolen? don't steal my pics ok?  
Anyhow, after driving everyone bonkers about the details...
Angela won't admit it, 
but I know she was rolling her eyes up in Illinois...
our blog is finally blogger ready!
Together we hope that your time here is enjoyable.
Keep in our disclaimer plainly says....
In other words:
All characters appearing in this work are fictitious.  
Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
So come and join us on our Fairytales and Fiction adventures!
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Melissa Williams said...

Welcome to the World of Blogging!! I can't wait to read your "fairy tales and fiction". I feel like I know Angela (or Fairy Funtastic) through email, and I am excited to meet the Queen of Chaos!! Good luck on your new adventures in Kindergarten Kingdom :)

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Angela Furgal said...

Thanks for our first official comment! I feel like I should frame it and hang it on the wall. ha! Enjoy the rest of your summer. :)

Queen Chaos said...

Thanks for your support!
Blogging here we come!

Sara Casey said...

Ang, I knew it was you just by the way you phrase your words!! LOL! I hope you are having a great summer!

Angela Furgal said...

Ha! That's funny. Summer's good but going too quickly. Bobby was 'kind enough' to send me a picture of a Back to School display at a local store. What-to-the-ever! Hope you're enjoying your summer with your 2 short people. See ya (too) soon. :)

Miss Rachel said...

I like your blog! I teach a combined kindergarten and first grade class in South Florida. Come visit my blog sometime at

Queen Chaos said...

Thanks so much for the compliment! I visited your blog, and I love all of the pictures of your students learning...way to teach!

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