Thanks Amy Lemons for the graphic!
Monday, July 8, 2013
After 2 weeks of math workshops and months of reflection on what my kinders need in terms of math, I have created a 30 week homework/extension pack for math. This pack is loaded with common core standards! I plan on sending this page home each week for students to work on skills with their parents. Students will be responsible for keeping up with their page and bringing it back on Friday (completed) for a special treat (most likely a sticker!) I hope that you will check it out in my TPT store by clicking on the link below.
Because I am so excited about this pack, I am going to give it away to the first two people to comment on my blog! All you have to do is follow me and tell me that you do. Enjoy!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a very special Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. :) Only 6 more days left with my kiddos. WAHOOO! I am so excited for summer fun that I am having a sale FOR TODAY ONLY on my two new packs:
Fishy Sight Words & More Pack
You can get them today for 10% off in my TeachersPayTeachers Store by clicking here or in my Teacher's Notebook Store by clicking here.
If you are not already, please follow each of my shops and my blog. Have a fabulous day!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Happy Teacher Day to all my teacher friends in blog land! Hope you all had an OUTSTANDING day. :) I have been super busy this year both at school and home with my photography business, which is why I haven't posted since August. (Shame on me.) I hope to do better from here on out. (Fingers crossed!) Today my kids and I worked on a Mother's Day project, since Mother's Day is right around the corner.
(takes care of me)
(cooks really good)
We read the book My Mom's the Best by Rosie Smith and Bruce Whatley (a new addition to my classroom library from Scholastic Book Clubs) and wrote on our page why our moms are the best. We then used our fingers to paint a flower in our frame; however, you could really do anything in the frame. I had the idea after I had started with the flower of having the kids draw a picture of their mom. We also decorated a piece of construction paper to use as the background.
If you would like to use this with your students, you can pick it up for free in my TeachersPayTeachers store or my Teacher's Notebook store. Just use the links at the bottom of this post. I would also love it if you would follow my blog and stores! Oh and by the way, I am having a sale in BOTH shops for Teacher Appreciation. Stop by and check it out! Also, I would love any feedback that you might have. ;)
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Well, in exactly one week from today, I have to "officially" start back to work. :( Unfortunately, I had to "unofficially" start back this week because my room literally looked like my cabinets had thrown up their entire contents! (Sorry I left my camera at school....will post some pics tomorrow). I have been a busy bee working these past two days and feel like I have made a little progress. Anyone that looked in my room wouldn't be able to tell, but I know. :) Today I finished organizing my library and started organizing my stations. I created some labels for each using clip art from JW Illustrations. She is just awesome! If you haven't already, you need to check out her site. Anyways, I thought that I would share my labels that I made. You can access them by clicking the links below. If you have any trouble or would like some labels personalized for you (same layout/content with different and/or more wording), you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to fix some up for you! All I did with mine was print them off on cardstock, laminate, and cut out! I will post pictures tomorrow of mine in my classroom. :) Hope you enjoy!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Two weeks from tomorrow I have to "officially" go back to work! OMG where has the summer gone??? I'll tell you where mine has gone...to wedding pics, moving, painting, and my daughter. So busy have I been and now I have to focus on my classroom. With that in mind, I went to school today to work and this is the major thing that I accomplished......I redid an old rug that a fellow teacher was throwing away! I knew that with teaching kiinders, I would need to larger rug to use and the last day of school I found a "beauty" in the hallway, destined for the trash. I couldn't bear the thought of that old rug being thrown away (really I am just too cheap to buy a new one!), so I adopted it. I cleaned it up a bit and today I painted blue and green polka dots on it! 24 to be exact :)
Here is the rug before: sorry for the poor quality, I had to use the camera on my phone :/
The white circles are paper plates that I laid out and traced around so that my dots would be in the correct spot.
Here is the rug after:
I am SUPER excited about my rug. I did the polka dots for two reasons:
1) I love polka dots!
2) I am going to use the two colors as management for rug time. Girls will sit on one color and boys will sit on another. Hopefully this way I won't have clusters of boys and girls sitting around the rug. Everyone will have a spot (pun intended) to sit on.
Anyways, so that is my masterpience of the day. Hope you enjoyed! LOL
P.S. I hope that everyone saw my post on TBA from Sunday. I was the Teacher Feature! If you missed it, click on the link to check it
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I had the BEST time at the NEAEC Conference today with Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies. I helped her present at the conference and I learned SO MUCH from just being there. Here are some pics that I took that I just had to share!
These are pictures that I took in some of the different classrooms throughout the school (Big Spring Lake Kindergarten School). They did an awesome job hosting the conference. The school had such a bright and inviting environment. I would love to teach in a school like that. :)
Kim Adsit from KinderGals was one of the presenters and she was AMAZING! Here are some of the graphic organizers that she brought for examples. I have to say that I am pretty inspired after hearing her speak.
For the shout-out......
Jennifer, thank you so much! You are such an inspiration and you have given me so many ideas for what I can do in my literacy stations and classroom. Thank you for all your help!
If you haven't already, you need to go check out Jennifer's blog First Grade Blue Skies. She is WONDERFUL.
Click on this link for a coupon code to Kohl's....just for reading my blog!
Everyone have a Wonderful day!
P.S. I will be posting on TBA as the Featured Teacher this Sunday! Be sure to check it out!