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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!
                                         .Arctic Animals Graphic Organizers

Friday, December 23, 2016

Last Minute Gift Idea

Well, Christmas Day will soon be here!  I just wrapped up the last bit of Christmas shopping I needed to do.  I wanted to get my babysitter a nice little Christmas gift, so I had an idea....

A Basket of Goodies!!!

I went to my local Boutique and bought a CC infinity scarf from Frenzy and then went to Dollar General for the rest!  I picked up a cute basket, mug, and hot chocolate to finish up the gift. Here are some photos of the finished product!
I also snapped some photos of my Christmas decorations at my house!  I just love Christmas and my mom does a lot of my decorating!  Like the lantern in the photo below was totally her!  I am HORRIBLE at making bows!  Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Write the Room Freebie

                                     Christmas Write the Room


Well, I just have one week left until Christmas Break!  I am so excited to able to spend it with my family!  I wanted to hop on for a little bit and link up my Christmas Freebie!  It is a write the room Freebie.  Your kiddos are sure to love it whether its your last week before break or its just a few days before break! You can find it HERE. Merry Christmas!


Sunday, November 27, 2016

An Oldie But a Goodie and Sale!!

It's that time of year again!! Christmas is finally here! There are so many things to do! If you are looking for an addition to your Christmas unit, look no further!  I have the perfect little pack for Kindergarten! Grab it in my TPT Store!
Christmas Literacy Activitiesl

Check out the TpT sale tomorrow! HERE is a link to my blog.  Everything is 20% off!