Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hearts and Red, White and Blue!

Wanted to share our super cute bulletin board my co-teacher and did for February.  We were in charge of the bulletin board outside her kindergarten room for February.  So, we both went searching and found this adorable idea over at Kinder by Kim's website. You can check out her website here!  We copied the hearts and flags onto pink and light blue construction paper.  During centers last week we had the little people use gluey water and tissue paper to make their hearts.  The flags are made with fingerprints.  The final step was to do the little writing activity for the flags.  Here is our final project!! Love, love, love it!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sneezy the Snowman!

The past couple of days we've been enjoying activities about "Sneezy the Snowman" from Deanna Jump's unit.  You can get her unit here!   Sneezy is a little snowman who has a cold and wants to be warm.  He tries several things to warm himself up, but each time he melts. 

 First, let me say I'm super proud of how well these little people are writing in kindergarten.  It's amazing!  Especially when you think about many of them didn't know any of their letters and sounds when the year started.  And, their illustrations are fantastic!!  Wow!

Below are 3 examples of things Sneezy did to warm up!  Yikes!  

 "A snowman should not sit by the fire, because he will melt."
 "A snowman should not drink hot cocoa, because he will melt."
 "A snowman should not sit in a hot tub, because he will melt."

Below are couple of examples of times your child helped someone out.  I love how they really thought about how they help someone in need!

 "I help my mommy cook when she needs help.  When I help her she helps me.  She like it."
 "When somebody falls down I help them get up. Then they like it.  When I falls down I hope somebody will help me up."
"Because I make her happy.  I be helpful for her when I pick up her room with her."

Next, I asked the boys/girls to draw and label the 3 things Sneezy did that were not good choices and tell what happened as a result.  Below you will find their thoughts!  Enjoy!
 "Down, down, down, down, down, he melted down.  Eek!"
 "He melted."
 "He melted all gone!"
"Make me brand new." "He melted."

How cute are these?!!
"Flash Giveaway!" 

I'm having a flash giveaway for the next 4 hours on my updated unit "Sharing Presidents' Day with George and Abe".  To enter and leave a comment and "like" on Facebook.  Or you could hop over to my Facebook page and leave your comment.  I will announce the winners tonight at 9:00 central time both on here and my Facebook page.  Have fun!!

Inferring Sale!!!

As many of you gear up to teach your little people inferring or if you are currently teaching the strategy already, you might want to check out my "Riddle Collection" over at TPT.  I have over 95 riddles in the entire collection including riddles about arctic, rainforest/jungle, farm and forest animals, creepy crawlies, famous Americans and even story book characters.  For today the entire collection will be marked down to $10!  That's a savings of $8 when buying the collection at regular price.  Hope you'll pop over to check it out!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Teachers Supporting Teachers - Update!

I am pleased to announce the Teachers Supporting Teachers campaign started by Kristin Young over at "Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten" raised over $2000.  Kristin started the campaign in December after the shooting that occurred in Newton, Connecticut.  Several of us donated our earnings for a month to this campaign.   Kristin's goal was for us to raise $1,000, but we more than DOUBLED it...we raised $2,155 for the teachers and students of Sandy Hook!  Many thanks to all of you who purchased items from all of us from December 14th to January 14th!!  You are totally amazing!!  Thank you all so much!

Below are all of the blogs who participated in this effort!!  Thanks again!

{We support Sandy Hook}
"Silhouette Cameo"

Well, I finally broke down and ordered my "Silhouette Cameo" last night.  Can't wait for this nifty little gadget to arrive!  Look out!  Share how you use your "Cameo" with all of us!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Building Trades Home

Hi everyone,
I wanted to share my sweet husband's blog sight for his Building Trades program.  He actually let me set him up a blog.  Sorry about the cutesy little builder, but I couldn't find one more appropriate on the clipart sites.  He's dealing with it, lol.  

Each year his class builds a home for a family in our community.  This year's home is being built for another teacher in our district.  When completed it will be an over 2000 square foot home.  If you'd like to check it out click one of the two pictures below. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"100 Day"

We will be celebrating "'100 Day" on Wednesday, January 30th.  What fun and exciting things do you have planned for your little people??  Share by leaving a comment below!
I will post pictures next week sharing some of our activities!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

It's a Little Groundhog!!

Hi everyone,
I just uploaded my latest unit to TPT. For tonight and tomorrow it will be on sale for 20%.  If you're interested hop over to TPT and pick it up!! 

I will also be giving away 2 copies of "It's a Little Groundhog" and "Snowmen at Work" tonight only!
All you have to do is make sure you are following 
and my FB page!
Please leave a comment on here telling me you have done both! I will announce the winner tomorrow by 10:00 P.M.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. a Great Man

The little people and I did our directed drawing of Martin Luther King, Jr. thanks to Krissy Miner over at Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business today.  They did an amazing job!!  Check them out below.  Don't you just love children's art work?  
Thanks Krissy for sharing this activity with us!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

"Huge One Year Anniversary Giveaway!!

Well sweet friends, it's time for my first "huge" giveaway!!  Starting tonight thru  Sunday, January 20th, I will be celebrating my 1st anniversary with TPT. To celebrate I'm having a "huge" giveaway here on my blog! I'm offering $25 of free goodies from my TPT store (your choice) and over 25 other sweet friends have also signed up to donate an item!  Below you will see a list of donators and donations! Please comment below leaving your name, grade level, choice of what you'd like to win and email address, so at the end of the giveaway I can contact winners!  Thank you to each and every person who contributed to this giveaway!  I couldn't have done it without all of you!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

"Huge One Year Anniversary Giveaway!!

Beginning Wednesday, January 16th and running thru the Sunday, January 20th, I will be celebrating my 1st anniversary with TPT. To celebrate I'm having a "huge" giveaway here on my blog! I'm offering $25 of free goodies from my store (your choice) and over 25 other sweet friends have also signed up to donate an item! 
Woo! Hoo! I just love freebies!!

Please pop back over between Wednesday and Sunday
to win some free prizes!  Thanks!! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Snow Guys and Gals!!

Today we finished up our snow guys and gals.  They really are adorable!  In the Art Center last week and this week the little people worked on their giant torn paper snowballs.  Today we finished them up by adding carrot noses, eyes, mouths and scarves.  Their creations turned out just precious!!  These little people rock!!  Gotta love 'em!
Check out my new Facebook page by clicking on one of the pictures below!!