Sunday, December 16, 2012

Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pilgrims & Indians Teen Ten Frame Matching

This Thanksgiving Math Center is perfect for the month of November. Students match the teen number card to the teen ten frame.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Family Turkey Project

One of my favorite Thanksgiving activities of the season is the Family Turkey Project. In the assignment students are given a blackline master of a turkey and asked to decorate it with their families. I believe the original copy came from a book from Teacher Created Resources called
 Thanksgiving Thematic Unit. Below are some of this years turkeys.
Thanksgiving Thematic Unit
I love the pink feathered turkey! The sky and clouds are made from felt.

Rainbow feathers and foam stickers decorate this one!

M&M's made this turkey decorative AND delicious!

This turkey is made from dyed macaroni probably found in the pantry.

This turkey includes macaroni, cheerios, beans and seeds.

This turkey is made from foam pieces and macaroni!

I found the pattern online from Mrs. Nelson's Class.
You can even print out her letter to parents that explains the project.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Turkey Teen Ten Frames

Turkey Teen Ten Frames
Students count the number of feathers in the double ten frames and write the number next to the turkey.
Turkey Teens 
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Numbers with Bingo Markers 1-5

Students use Bingo Markers to make the shape of the numeral. This set includes numbers 1-5. Common Core Math Standards require students to be able to write numbers 1-20. This activity is great for the beginning of the school year to be used in a center.

Number Bingo Markers

I purchased my Bingo Markers at Dollar Tree.
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

My Kindergarten Classroom 2012-2013

Here is a glimpse of my new classroom at my new school days before school started back on August 6th:

Two Pinterest projects can be seen here. First my "no sew" curtains made with a clever little thing called "stitch witch". Then I have "My 1st Day of Kindergarten" frame.

My Word Wall another Pinterest project. I created the ABC letter which can be found in my TPT store and used scrapbook paper to make the banner. This Word Wall is magnetic so students can take the word they need to their desk to copy.
My Focus Wall and small group teaching table.
I have a connecting door to my teammate!
Love my built-in cubbies!

Yay! I got a SmartBoard! You can also see my Class Library and standards pocket chart. The banner says Common Core.
View from carpet area.
Common Core
Another view
My desk area.
Rearranged boards due to my OCD. I wanted the charts to be lower so they could be interactive. You can also see a glimpse of my Dr. Seuss quote besides the clock: Think and Wonder. Wonder and Think.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Word Wall Letters and Numbers 1-30 Freebie On Manic Monday

Worried About Your Word Wall?
Worry no more!
This set includes letters to display for your Word Wall. They are simple but cute with a circle shape instead of the normal square shape. This set also includes numbers 1-30 that can be used in a variety of ways!

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Sunday, June 24, 2012

WHOO Loves Owls?!?!

Owl & Polka Dot Name Plates
It's summertime but as usual all of us teachers are busy working on ideas for our Back to School. My main goals was trying to decide if I wanted to go with an Owl theme or a Polka Dot theme. Since I couldn't decide on just one I ended up combining the two themes! I think they look great together! My first project was to create was these cute little name plates. The final result are available from my TPT store.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Manic Monday @ Classroom Freebies! Woot Woot!

Mother's Day is around the corner so this week we are writing letters to Mom. This Can-Have-Are Tree Chart will get my kinder kids thinking about all the wonderful things their Moms can do for them and for others. Students will get creative when they think about what Moms have and finally they may make their momma cry when they describe how Moms are!
Moms Can Have Are

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Rainbow Fish and "The Hat" App

This week and next in our reading program, Success For All, we have been on a unit called Water Wonders. One day we read the book The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister.
After we read the story students labeled the parts of the Rainbow Fish with a worksheet I found on Pinterest (of course!). It came from a blog called The Learning Parade. When they finished labeling they colored the fish with the exception of one scale that we applied glitter glue. Kids LOVE glitter and so do I!
During writing we wrote about the Rainbow Fish and did a craftivity. We used tissue paper and googly eyes. For the special scale I cut pieces of aluminum foil.
The next day we acted out the story. A co-worker of mine introduced us to a cool  and free application called The Hat that randomly selects students. The app can also select pairs of students and you have the option of saving and or printing out the results. We used it for our dramatization to select the roles of the Rainbow Fish, the Starfish, the wise Octopus and the little friend fish. Below is a picture of a screen of the app.
The children were super excited as the names were being selected. Below are the kids selected included the Rainbow Fish, the Starfish, our Book Holder (LOL) to help guide us through the story and the wise Octopus.
The students loved watching the story coming to life right in front of them. Now the kids wants to act out EVERY book and EVERYONE wants to be selected!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

Lilly Vocab

Easter Linky Party

Hopkins' Hoppin Happenings is having a linky party so that you can find Easter & Spring activities in one spot. If you're a reader you should go see what you're missing and if you're a blogger, you should go link up! Click on the picture to go there and see for yourself. I'm new at this so just click on the link below.

Spring Bugs Rhyming Words

Rhyming Words Matching

Easter Real or Silly Words

Easter Real or Silly

K-2 Linky Party

Kindergarten Lifestyle is having a linky party so that you can find all of the K-2 blogs in one spot.  If you're a reader you should go see what you're missing and if you're a blogger, you should go link up!  Click on the picture to go there and see for yourself. I'm new at this so just click on the link below.

St Patrick's Day Freebie

St Patrick's Day 0-10 Ok so I just figured out how to shared documents! LOL!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Lorax

The Lorax
We made a "Lorax" headband after reading
the book "The Lorax".
Students colored and cut out a pattern I found on the web. They glued it to an orange strip of construction paper. They colored a black nose and glued two googly eyes!
Students wrote "I speak for the trees" on the back of their headbands. 

I got in this picture with my students!