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Saturday, February 17, 2018

President's Day and a Free File


President's Day Literacy Activities

Hello Again!  Hope your week has went well.  Valentine's parties are over!!! CHECK!  Anyway, here is a glimpse of my lesson plans for the coming week.  We will be working on all things presidents.  I have a President's Day pack on my tpt store that we will be using.  You can snag it HERE.


Here are my lesson plans:

We will also be working on Money this week.  I will have the pack added to my tpt store hopefully by the end of the week.  Here is a freebie for your thoughts!

Short Vowel Freebie

Follow my Facebook page at Heart of Kinder for more freebies, tips, and ideas!  Have a great weekend.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Winter Games and a Free File!

Hello all! Its that time of season...the Winter Olympics!! I love to watch the Olympics and cheer on Team USA! My favorite winter sport is Ice Skating.  I wish I could! I have watched ice skating since I was little.  My class will be learning all things Olympics and American Symbols this week.  What a wonderful way to lead into President's Day.  I am feeling patriotic!! Here are a few things that we are going to be doing this week.

The kiddos are definitely going to love the crafts this week.  This group loves anything paint!
How simple is this?  My personal kiddos loved this!  

I also have just added a new center pack to my TpT store.  Of course, its everything Olympics.  My kiddos needed more practice on CVC words and numbers to 20, so that is what is in it.  There are some sight word activities as well.  To view on my TpT store click HERE.
Winter Sports Centers
We will also be reading all sorts of books about winter games and American Symbols.  Here is a free file for your kiddos to make the American Flag:






Wednesday, January 24, 2018

February Literacy Centers and a Freebie

Well, the year just got shorter!! We just celebrated the 100th day of school!  My kids were so excited (and so was I)!!! As I was working on lesson plans this afternoon, I was looking at the calendar... February is quickly approaching!  With that being said, all things February are about to be happening in my class.  I have a new February Literacy Pack that I am so excited for my kiddos to use.  I have included both Valentines, President's, and American Symbol activities in the pack.  Here is a peek:

Here is a list of the activities included in the pack:
Magnetic CVC word work
Magnetic Beginning Sound word work
Alphabet center
CVC write the room
Writing word cards
Writing papers
Ending sound puzzles 
Color sight word write the room(two versions)
Stamping Center( Blends and Digraphs
Click below to check it out at my tpt store:

Here are a couple more pictures of this pack:
 This one is a picture of the Beginning Sound Magnetic Word Work Center:
There are so many adorable ideas on pinterest as well for February:

easy mosaic heart craft




Let's not forget about the read aloud books too! 
My favorite Valentine's Day books for little learners (preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten). Books to teach about love, friendship, letters, and the mail.

Last, but not least, here is a little freebie from my tpt store

February Word Problems



Friday, January 19, 2018

Winter TpT Giveaway

Hi friends!!! Well it’s the weekend! We finally had a snow day this week and it was fabulous!!!! There is just something magical about a snow day! Anyway, my kiddos have been in love with my Winter Snowy Friends pack. It has a little bit of everything in it. It’s funny how the kids in your class like different things each year. This year, Write the Room is a major hit!!Here is a picture of the Write the room that is in this pack:





There are also activities for the writing center as well: 


Here is one of the math centers:

There are a lot of activities in this pack sooooo.....I am giving one away!! Yay! All you have to do is comment below on your favorite winter read aloud.   Good Luck! A winner will be drawn on Monday, January 22nd. 

Here are a few more pictures of the pack:

Here is a link to my tpt store if you want to snag it now: Snowy Friends Winter Pack





Saturday, January 13, 2018

Winter Sensory Bin for the Win!

Well, its been a while since I last posted, but I'm back!! I am loving Kindergarten.  We are all things winter in my room!! I love teaching winter units, and fall units, and spring units, well I like them all pretty much!  I am a thematic unit teaching kind of gal!  Anyway, I wanted to hop on for a second and tell you about my winter sensory bin.  I have a sandbox, that I don't use for sand....SAY WHAT?!? Yes, I love sand sensory bins, but I have found some less messy alternatives than sand.  This sensory table has the following items: plastic crystal beads( Hobby Lobby), white and blue pom poms( Hobby Lobby), felt letters (Target Dollar Spot), mini erasers(Target Dollar Spot), and felt snow( I cut it up).  I also have some letter sound mitten puzzles in there as well.  There are so many ways to do a sensory bin.  Our Kindergarten team has incorporated DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practice) into our classrooms.  There are so many kiddos that need the exposure of a sensory bins.


My sand table is like this one:
Step2  Naturally Playful Sand Table
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I also wanted to show you what else I am currently using in my classroom.  It's my Snowy Friends Winter pack.  I have put several different math and literacy activities in it.  





Have a Fabulous weekend!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Five for Friday! Valentine's Day Finds!



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I cannot tell you how much I LOVE the Dollar Tree!  I am always amazed at what I find when I shop there.  I went to do some last minute Valentine's Day shopping there today, and absolutely loved what I found.  My 3 and 4 year go to the same in home daycare.  I am that mommy that just loves doing little things for the kids that go there and their teacher.  I know how much I appreciate parent donations in my classroom, so I like to spread the L-O-V-E!  Anyway, lets get onto what I found!

Drum roll please!!!
 #1 Jumping Frogs
 #2 Mini Play dough Tubs
#3 Ninja Turtle Gummies


These were just perfect for my daycare!  The jumping frogs were 6/$1, the Play Dough was a pack of 8 for a dollar, and the Gummies were a package of 15 for a dollar!  I also bought goody bags that were 40/$1.  That is a TOTAL of $4 folks!  I am supper excited!


I really feel like I could use the jumping frogs in my Third Grade classroom for a measurement activity.  Be on the look out soon for that post! :)

I also have a Valentines Word Problem FREEBIE in my TPT store for all of my Kinder peeps!


                                                February Word Problems
Happy Valentines Day!



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Arctic Animals Research








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Well, Christmas is coming to a close and my mind suddenly goes to my January units!! This year I am in Third Grade.  There are so many options to do during this time of year!  I love to teach using thematic units.  Integrating literacy, math science, and social studies is so much fun!  My kids are working on writing research papers, so what do we research? Arctic animals!!  I use Google Classroom a lot in my classroom.  I chose a few websites to the student to look through and linked them in Google Classroom.  National Geographic for Kids has a wonderful website.  The kids really enjoyed the polar bear cam.  Click HERE to view the web page.


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 I created a graphic organizer so that the students could write down facts while researching polar bears.


 We then talked about how to write a research paragraph and what they looked like. I showed the kids different paragraphs from books so that the kids could really see and understand how to write their paragraph.
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I also use this book so that we can compare/contrast fiction and nonfiction text.  There are so many options!



Below is the final product of one of my student's paragraph.  They had so much fun!


Grab my Arctic Animals Graphic Organizer pack for just $1!! Click HERE to view on TPT!
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