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Friday, January 31, 2014

A Little Laugh....

So I am on my way to school this morning and I look down at my cup holder.  This is what I see...
I laughed! This is the life of a mommy of an 18 month old and a 7 month old.  I LOVE my babies and my husband of course!  Happy Friday!
 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ok so here is one of my math centers.  You can purchase it along with other math and literacy centers from my Snowy Friends Unit.  In this center, students put the numbers in order from 1-20, then complete the recording sheet.


Math center #2 from my Snowy Friends unit.  Students match the number to the corresponding ten frame. 
Math center #3: Shapes-Students trace the shapes to create a picture.  This student just started when I took the picture.  You will need white paper, shapes, pencils/crayons, and a creative mind!



Now for Math Journals... About three times a week my students add a word problem to their math journal.  I normally do this on the floor and I sit down on the floor with them.. We sit in a big circle. They know to sit on their journals until we are through with the fluency portion of my math lesson.  I already have these cut out and I use my glue sponge to glue with(if you don't know what a glue sponge is, see my post about that here. Students work at their own pace to complete the word problem.  They know not to blurt answer out, but to write their thoughts on paper (we have practiced this alot!). This word problem along with other can also be found in my Snowy Friends Unit.  (NOTE: I spend a lot of time talking with my students about how they can write down their thoughts at the beginning of the year.)




Now on a different note:
Here are some pictures showing what my kids do in the mornings.  Before they complete activities below, they do their morning work for the day.  
Magnetic Letters: Students have a Ziploc bag(I use slidders) of magnetic letters.  They put the letters in order from a-z.  They love this!
Then they read from their Familiar Reading bag(another Ziploc bag).  They contain books that we have made or books they have read in Guided Reading. 
Snowy Friends Unit(Winter themed math and literacy centers) -click to view this on TpT!!!




 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oops

Well not sure why not all of my last post didn't show up.  I'll be back tomorrow to explain pictures and repost.  Sorry!

Math centers and Morning activities

Ok so here are some of my math centers.  I have 12 boxes that contain a math center.  Here are just a few.  My littles work on two of these a day.  I am working with small groups of students while they work on these boxes.  My boxes have a number on them. I got this idea from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten. You can find her link here.
Fun with Shapes Math Center-Students just create a picture and trace the shape.  All you need is white paper, shapes, crayons or pencils, and a creative little mind!



This is from my Snowy Friends Unit.  Students match the ten frames to the corresponding number.




Another center from my Snowy Friends Unit.  Students put #'s 1-20 in order, then complete this page.

 
 
 
Here are a couple of my students' math journals.  This is one that we did today.  You can find these word problems in my Snowy Friends Unit here.
 







 
Now... How do my mornings go??? When my students arrive, they turn in their communication folder and get started on their morning work.  After completing morning work, they put their letters in ABC order.  When they complete that...depending on time, they get out their "Ziploc" bags.  They contain familiar reading materials.  How do you start your day?
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sight word write the room

So I forgot to make copies of my recording sheet for my sight word write the room.  I had my students just use white paper and rainbow write words when they finished.  They loved it! 
Sorry that the pic is sideways!
 
 
In other business.... this is what I came home to Friday night! My husband is WONDERFUL!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Giveaway...YAY!!!

I always enjoy coming across a giveaway on a blog.  So I decided to giveaway some product myself!  Just use the Rafflecopter to earn chances to win! Have a wonderful weekend!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My New Laminator and Glue Sponges!!!!

Ok so the laminator at my school officially bit the dust!  I decided to purchase my own.  I just got a laminator from Wal Mart today!  Its a Scotch brand laminator.  It was $20.  I have already used my first package of sheets.  I absolutely love it! 


Now... for Glue Sponges!!!
I have seen this on a blog and decided to do  my own.  My kinders go through glue like CRAZY!!!! Here is a link to the YouTube video on how to make the sponges.  I made 4 of these.  I will be back next week with pictures from my Snowy Friends Unit.  Have a great week!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Freebie Time and some much said thanks!

February Word ProblemsHere is a link to my newest Freebie! It contains Valentines themed word problems for Kinder! I hope that you enjoy!


Now on a different note....

My husband and I are very greatful to be the parents of 2 beautiful baby boys.  Our oldest ,Luke, is 18 months and our youngest, Levi,  is 7 months.  We were basically told 4 years ago that we could not have children. Well God had a different plan.  After 4 years of prayer, dismay, heartbreak, and struggle in 2012 we had our first son.  Then, we quickly had Levi.  He came at 33 weeks! We spent 4 weeks at Arkansas Children's Hospital.  I would not wish that upon anyone.  Through it all my LORD and SAVIOR cradled our little blessing.  We had sooooo many wonderful doctors and nurses.  Thank the Lord, now we are home and going strong.  Can anyone relate? :) 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Target Goodies...Winter Math and Literacy

Here are some wonderful goodies that I bought at Target.  I LOVE Target!  The book baskets and rectangular baskets are from the dollar section.  The plastic storage tubs are for my math stations( I am adding 5 more).  I will now have 12 stations! This idea came from Deedee Wills.  You can view how she organizes her stations here.

Now for my new product... Winter Math and Literacy Centers. It is on sale for $4.75 until next Friday, January 17th.  The original price is $6.  Get it before its too late!
Snowy Friends



Grab the tpt link for this unit here