Saturday, March 29, 2014

Whew!  Whooo!  It's a Spring Sale!!

Wow!  I can't believe how fast this year has flown by!  It's Spring already!  There are some great sales over at TPT celebrating the coming of spring!  I know here in Illinois we're all excited about the snow melting and warmer temperatures headed our way!  Hope you'll check out all of the great buys!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Wild About Animals Mini Research Packet"

I absolutely love watching kindergarteners grow as writers throughout the year!  It amazes me how much they change as writers from the first day of school to the end of the year.  For one of their Writing Centers this month, my little cowpokes have been sharing what they know about different animals.  They began their research papers by using adjectives to describe their creature.  Teaching little people about using descriptive words is often challenging and interesting!  Not sure they quite got it, but they had fun trying!! 

After they completed their "I can describe..." maps, they move on to share what their creature "has" "can do" and "what they are".  

And finally, they moved on to their informational piece about their creatures!  Aren't ya'll amazed what all they came up with and how well they were able to share information about their creature!?  

I've created a little freebie in case you'd like to do a little farm animal research with you little peeps!  You can click on the images below to go to the freebie!!  This little freebie is a from my larger packet "Wild About Animals".  Enjoy!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Kindergarten Daily Math - March

Kindergarten Daily Math - March is done!!  Whoo!  Hoo!  Sorry, I didn't get it done in time for the big sale.  However, I will be giving away 2 copies tomorrow evening.  If you'd like to enter the giveaway hop over to my Facebook page and leave your name and email address in the comments section. 

Daily Math provides kinders with practice on many of the Common Core Standards throughout the month.  There is an on the back activity each day.  These vary from writing their numbers to 20, counting on from a given number and counting by ten's and ones.   

New on the back activities for this month include:  I Can Draw My Shapes and I Can Show (for example "14") in tens and ones.

I hope you check it out and if you don't want to purchase the packet, but are interested please visit my Facebook page!!

Here's just a little sample of what's included!!
Have a great night all!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

TPT is 3 Million Teachers Strong!

Hi everyone! Wow!  Can you believe it "TPT is 3 million teachers strong"?!  I’m linking up with the lovely ladies over at Blog Hoppin in celebration of TPT’s 3 million strong sale! All products in my store are set for the sale at 20% off February 27th and 28th. With promotional code, TPT3, you can save an additional 10% off too. Woo!  Who!!  Time to shop!! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yikes!!  I've been really bad about posting things on my blog this year!  I do much better posting things we're doing in class on Facebook, than I do on here. So, sorry!!  My goal is to try harder to keep up!  

So, without further ado, meet the kindergarten "Tooth Fairy"!!

I absolutely adore the "Tooth Fairy"!! This cutie comes from "First Grade Fever". The little cowpokes did an amazing job both creating and writing about what they would do if they were the "Tooth Fairy"! I thought it would be fun to have a multicultural display, so here they are!

Check out those teeth!!

A little over half of our Tooth Fairies!!

I put my tooth under my pillow. Tooth Fairy makes teeth. Braiden

I would pick up teeth and leave lots of stuff. The Tooth Fairy takes teeth. Shelbie

I would take teeth and put money and I would put a treasure chest. Isabella

Monday, January 27, 2014

Hi everyone!!

I'm linking up with Greg over at "Kindergarten Smorgasboard" to share some of my favorite books for the week!! This week we're going to finish up "Sneezy the Snowman" and move on to Arctic Animals. I feel like I've been living in the Arctic this winter.  Once again we are out of school due to the super cold wintery conditions!  Day number 5!   Yikes!   It feels like since Christmas Break we've been out of school more than in school.  The little cowpokes were so excited last Friday to be in school!  I'm hoping to be back in school tomorrow, so we can get started on our "icy friends"!  One of my absolute favorite fiction arctic animal books is "Tooth Trouble".  What a great little book to reinforce our learning on text-to-self connections and inferences.  Hope you'll check out some of our favorite books for January!!  If you'd like to link up with "Kindergarten Smorgasboard" just click on "Books I Love".  Thanks for stopping by and checking out some of our favorite books for this last "icy" week in January!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Brr...!!!  It's cold outside! 

Don't know about all of you, but I'm glad I have a home that is cozy inside!!  The wind chill here in Central Illinois is extremely cold today.  Our district has already cancelled school for tomorrow!  This is unheard of this early in the day, but they don't want to risk little ones waiting on buses or staff driving into to work.  So... I've been playing around on my ipad creating and on my computer.  Here are a few of my new creations!!

Doodle Frames/Borders includes 12 different colored frames/borders both with white centers and without!

Here is one of the frames in this little packet!

Penguin Clips!!

And, last but not least a "freebie"!!  Snowflake digis!!

How have you been spending the past few days??  Please share!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!! 

My goal this year is to figure out how to make my own clipart and learn how to use my new Rebel camera!! I've started on both! Yeah! Now, let's see if I can keep it going! Check out my first clipart set over at my TPT store. I will be giving away 2 sets tomorrow at noon, if you want to hop over to my facebook page. Just leave a comment with your email address for your chance to win this little set!  Have a great night!!