Saturday, June 21, 2014

Line Up! - A Bright Idea for Lining Up!

Have you ever used packing tape to tape down some cutesy decor you found to the floor for your kiddos to line up on only to find that it only lasts about 2 months and then it leaves a horrible residue on the floor? Frustrating, right? Well, I think I just might have the answer. A few years ago, I bought this awesome little machine called a CRICUT and I had the idea of cutting vinyl circles to put on the floor. I wasn't sure how they would hold up but to my surprise they still looked FANTASTIC on the very last day of school. :) All you need is some vinyl and a dicut machine...and Boom you have an AWESOME way for your students to line up. These are also great to use for math games or a floor number line.
 and AFTER!
I hope you find this idea useful!  :)
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Spring Cleaning Sale

Hey Friends!  I have been out for spring break this week so guess what I have been doing most of the week SPRING CLEANING.  If you are like me I only get around to cleaning out my closets about once a year and this just so happened to be the time.  I also have been doing some spring cleaning in my TPT store and updating a few units.  I used this fun little check list from Valerie over at Georgia Grown Kiddo's to get started!

1-Comment on all of my purchases I have made in TPT.  YOU KNOW YOU GET CREDIT POINTS FOR DOING THIS???  
Check!-I am HORRIBLE at this but I am all caught up now!  :)
2-Open my wish list and add the items to my cart that I just can't live without any more.  
3-I'm going to purchase these items after, and only after, I have all my credits towards future purchases.
4-I'm going to shop at this wonderful Spring Cleaning Sale my favorite shops have going on this weekend.
Join in with us as we spring clean and get a good deal on some new goods!  :)
Save 20% off of my digital products Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

This week we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and boy did we have some fun.  Here are a two of the centers that we worked on this week that came from my new Wacky Word Work pack (mini unit).  We have been focusing on digraphs so this little game was a great way to assess their progress.  
We also have been really focusing on 
spelling cvc words so 
this worked great in our word work center.
To see the other center games that we used 
check out my post from last year HERE.

Thanks to Jennifer 
from First Grade Blue Skies we made this little CUTIE hat.  Be sure to click on the link to get a copy.
We also used the same hair template to make these cute Thing 1 and Thing 2's.  
I thought they turned out so CUTE!
And finally, our librarian set up this PRECIOUS photo booth for all of kinders.
Precious, right?
I hope you had as much fun during Read Across America week as we did.  :)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TPT's 3 Million Teachers Strong Sale Preview

Are y'all as excited about the upcoming TPT sale as I am? I already have my little cart full ready to check out and I am sure I will adding more. If you are planning to shop be sure to use the code TPT3 to receive 28% off of all of my digital products. I am linking up with the gals over at Blog Hoppin' to highlight a few of my favorite units as well as a few units that I will be using soon.

Here are a few of my units that I will be using in the upcoming weeks as well as some of my all time favorites. :)

**This is my BRAND new word work pack that I created just in time for Dr. S's Birthday. :)

I added these word work packs as a bundle.
You will save more than 20% by purchasing the bundle.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bubble Gum Blends

We have been working on blends for the last few weeks and I still had a few students who needed some extra reinforcement so I made this cute little 
Bubble Gum Blends game.  
You can download it for FREE from my TPT store by clicking HERE.  Let me know what you think by leaving feedback.  I hope this helps your students and you enjoy!  :)  

P.S.  Have you heard the news?!?!  TPT is having a site wide sale in honor of being 3 million teachers strong.  This Thursday and Friday, February 27th & 28th you can save up to 28% off of ALL of my digital products.  
Be sure to check back tomorrow for 
a preview of my best sellers!!!  :)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Penguins, Penguins, Plus a Freebie!

This week our unit study was Penguins. I LOVE non-fiction unit studies because of all of the fun information that the kiddos can learn plus it is just plain F.U.N!!!!  Here is a cute little fact book that we did as well as a few of our center activities.  
 Isn't this the cutest?!  I was super impressed by 
this little guys mad drawing skills.  :)
       Here is an example of our 
        pocket chart for the week.
CVC word practice--we are getting super good at spelling cvc words.  :)  I have this little sheet for free over on my FB Fan Page. Be sure to hop on over "Like" my page and grab the freebie.  :)

You can also take a look at some of the penguin activities that I have posted about in the past HERE.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Organizing Supplies!!!

First of all, I would like to say thanks for hopping over from Teacher to the Core.  I am so excited about this blog hop and I hope that you come across some "bright ideas" that you can use in your classroom.  

Now on to my teacher tip of the day...If you are like me when I first started teaching I was at a complete and utter loss as to how I should organize all of my student supplies that we use in Kinder.  Over the years I have figured out more ways to become organized and I wanted to share one of my favorites with you today.  First of all, our kiddos bring in TONS of supplies at the beginning of the school year to be exact 6 boxes of crayons, 6 bottles of glue, 4 packs of markers, (plus other stuff) so to be exact approximately 115 boxes of crayons, 115 bottles of glue, and 75 packs of markers.  It use to be so over whelming trying to figure out where in the world I would put all of their stuff until I found this
little dandy at Lowes for $50.00.  The drawers can also be found at Lowes for about $6.00 each or at the Dollar Tree on a lucky day!  It works great to hold all of there supplies and it holds up really well.  I hope you found this "bright idea" useful and be sure to click on the button below to hop on over to visit Lori at Conversations in Literacy to learn more about  twitter tweets.  :)

Friday, January 3, 2014

"Snow" Much Fun Update

I have just got around to updating the very first pack that I posted on TPT "SNOW" Much Fun Winter Packet.  If you have already purchased this unit be sure to run on over and redownload it and if you don't own it check it out HERE.  
Happy New Year Friends!!!  :)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Year's Sale and NEW Unit!

I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for the words of encouragement, sweet comments, and for supporting my TPT store this past year.  To say thank you I am running a 20% off sale in my store through the end of the year on all of my digital products.  :)  Happy Shopping and may you all have a BLESSED 2014!!!!
I also just finished up this Weather Whiz Kids pack.  
Be sure to check out the preview 
below and grab it while it is on sale.  :)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas Crafts!

I hope everyone had a fanstastic Merry Christmas!  I know we sure did.  Although it is one of the craziest times of year it is also my FAVORITE time of year getting to celebrate sweet Jesus' birth.  :)

Although I did not get around to posting a few of our cute Christmas crafts in time I thought what the heck, better late than never, right?

Thanks to the Glyph Girls we made the cutest 
Santa I have EVER SEEN!  :)
Love, Love how this sweet Kitty Cat craft turned out.
You can find him in my store HERE.
 We made this cute/simple reindeer sack to carry all of our Christmas crafts and ornaments home in.  
I loved it because it literally took all 
of 10 minutes to make.  :)
Reindeer Food 
 Lastly, here are two of our reindeer 
ornaments that we made.  :)

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