Saturday, May 31, 2014

FREEBIE #4!

Happy Saturday friends! I am here with another FREEBIE for you all!

First off, I created a little meal planner for myself to help be more organized during the week. I know that I always do better at cooking and eating dinner at home Mon-Fri if I plan it out over the weekend! I decided that I needed a cute little organizer to motivate me, so… voila! 

Hopefully I can stick with it!! If you'd like a copy of my meal planner, click on the picture above. :) 

My next freebie is some Summer journal paper that I just uploaded to TPT! 
I plan to send home some of this paper with my kiddos as part of their Summer review packet. 

I included templates for June, July, and August. 

Click on the picture below to download:

Have a great Saturday! :)




Friday, May 30, 2014

FREEBIE #3!!






It's Friday!! Hooray!! Continuing along on my May Freebies (3 more left).. I have a Math one for you today! I have been doing "beach math" with my kiddos during centers for the last few weeks, and it has been a big hit! Basically beach math is math word problems with a summer theme to it. My kids are getting great at reading along with these word problems and deciding how to solve them. It goes right along with our Kindergarten Common Core Standards too! :) 

I have included a Freebie with some of my beach math pages for you. These pages are from my "Swimming into Summer" Pack found on TPT!

Here's what "beach math" looks like in my classroom: 



And here's your freebie! Click on the picture below for your FREE download!

Have a great weekend!!








Thursday, May 29, 2014

FREEBIE #2!

Here comes FREEBIE #2!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog again today! 
Keep reading for today's freebie :)



I wanted to create some fun journal paper for my classroom for the month of June. Here's what I came up with: 

I also decided to create some fun generic journal and story writing paper that I could use in my classroom in a variety of ways! I also created some letter writing paper for my kiddos to writer letters to their pen pals! 


I put all of these journal pages together in a pack. Check it out! Click on the picture below to download your copy for free :) 

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to come by again for tomorrow's freebie :)


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A FREEBIE A Day 'Til the end of May- Day 1!




I am SO excited to announce that I will be featuring a new freebie on my blog every day for the last 5 days of May! I am hoping to gain some new friends and followers, and I also wanted to do something fun to keep my energy going for the last few weeks of school. :) 
I have truly enjoyed starting this blog during this school year, and really appreciate all of my readers.
Thank you!!


I have been doing a "balloon countdown" activity to get my kiddos excited for Summer and made some fun signs for my door to go along with it! 

Each day when my kiddos come in from lunch, I "pop" a balloon for them. Inside is a slip of paper with what their "reward" is for the afternoon. Some things are BIG, like extra recess or free play time. Other things are smaller like stickers, or stamps, but my kids are LOVING it so far!!

My freebie for you today is my signs for the door, along with ideas already written out to go inside your balloons! Enjoy friends!


Click on the picture above to download your FREEBIE!!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my next freebie!

Have a great evening :) 










Saturday, May 24, 2014

Secret Admirer Blog Hop!


The blogger that I admire is my friend Cassie Thomas of Mrs. Thomas's Class!!
Cassie is just the sweetest, and has an AMAZING blog and TPT store! Click on her button to check out her blog. It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know Cassie through our blogs this year, as we are both "newbie" bloggers. :)


Mrs. Thomas's Class

Her product that I was able to review was her "Flyin' Through CVC, CVCC, CVCE, and Addition & Subtraction" Pack! And let me tell you, this pack is FULL of wonderful ideas and is completely leveled and differentiated to be used in any classroom.

Click on the picture above to see this pack in Cassie's TPT store! Stay tuned for a sample at the end of this blog post. 

I decided to use this pack in my classroom this week with my "challenge reading group." They are always finishing everything early when I give it to them and I thought that Cassie's pack might be a fun early finisher activity to give them. 

Because I was using these pages with my challenge group, I gave them the pages with CVC word pictures and a blank printing line. I LOVE that in this pack, there is also a version of the worksheets with some of the letters already filled in to help struggling students. 
Here's how my little challenge group did: 

The bonus part of this worksheet was that the kids get to create their own CVC word and draw a picture. What a great review this was for my kids at the end of the school year! 

Another part of this pack that I used was the blank CVCE words worksheets. As you will see, my kids didn't stick to "CVCE" words, but used these sheets to review our spelling words for the week. We have been working on long o words with 'oa.' These sheets really helped them to review! 


Included in this pack to go along with the "flying theme," Cassie has included actual airplanes with letters on them and a road for kids to drive the airplanes along the road as they are sounding out the words!! What a cute idea!! This pack would be PERFECT for introducing CVC words in the beginning of the year! 


Click on the picture above for a sampler pack of Cassie's amazing pack! You will be able to try this fun pack out for yourself!! How cute are the roads with the airplane letters!?! I absolutely LOVE this pack!!


Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to "fly" on by Cassie's blog and TPT store too to check out her awesome products!






Thursday, May 22, 2014

Summer Emergent Reader- Freebie through this weekend!

Hi Friends!
I've had such a positive response to my new Summer Emergent Reader that I have decided to keep it as a FREEBIE through this weekend only! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I'll be out of town on a girls' trip with some of my old high school friends and am REALLY looking forward to some much needed relaxation. :)

Here is the picture link to my Summer Reader on TPT:




 I included 3 different versions of the reader in this pack to meet all of the needs of your kiddos:
Version 1- Kids can either stamp, use colors, or cut out the letters in the word 'for' to go in the boxes.
Version 2- Kids can write the word 'for' on the printing line.
Version 3- Kids can simply use this as a reader. Perfect for centers or partner reading!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Double Summer GIVEAWAY!!


I am SO excited about both of my new summer TPT packs and feel like I have been a little MIA from blogging lately, so that means it's time for a giveaway sweet friends! 

I have been using my summer packs in my classroom this last week and my kids have been loving them. We have used them for morning work, centers, warm-ups, and even homework. The printables in this pack require NO PREP and review Kindergarten skills but have a fun summer theme!
Some of the topics included in this pack are:
- "Sweet"CVC words
-Sentence building worksheets
-Rhyming Words
-ABC Order
-"Tropical" 10 Frames
-"Cool" Combinations of 10
-"Beach Math" Story Problems
-"Beach Reading"

Here are some pictures from how I have used these packs in my OWN classroom this week: 






My Swimming into Summer Pack is 85 pages long and is FULL of ALL of the fun pages above plus so much more! Click on the picture below to check out this pack on TPT: 






My Summer Sentence Builders Pack is a quick and easy no prep pack perfect for centers or morning work! Children read, build, write, and draw a fun summer sentence on each page. Click on the picture below to check out the pack on TPT: 

My kids absolutely LOVE doing these sentence builders! 

And now for a little giveaway!

I will be giving away the following:
1 person will receive BOTH packs
1 person will receive Swimming into Summer
1 person will receive Summer Sentence Builders

The giveaway ends on Friday. Enter below! 


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wordless Wednesday!


Linking up for wordless Wednesday!!

Here's my pic:


My Math Addition cups are my FAVORITE new thing that I have created this year for my classroom! They have been a great addition to both whole class teaching and centers. 

My question for you all is:

What is your FAVORITE new thing that you have made or created for your classroom this year??

Thanks for stopping by!







Monday, May 5, 2014

Teacher Appreciation and Blog Hop!!


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!! I am SO excited to be participating in a blog hop and giveaway honoring some of the hardest working and most dedicated people I know…. TEACHERS!!

Special thanks to Amy at Teaching in Blue Jeans for hosting!


The product that I am featuring in this blog hop is my CVC Short Vowel a Sentence Builder Pack: 

Click on the picture above to see this product in my TPT store, and stay tuned for a FREE sample! I love using this product in my classroom because it is great to use in a variety of ways. I have used it for morning work, centers, whole group teaching, and even homework! Once my students understood the simple directions for these sentence builder worksheets, they were able to successfully complete them independently whenever I needed them to! 

I recently used a couple of these pages to review short vowel a words as we have been working on long vowel a in my classroom. I want my students to recognize the difference between the two vowel sounds. Here's how this worksheet looks in my classroom: 


Students start out by reading the sentence, and then cut out the mixed up words on the bottom. Next, they glue these words in the correct order in the box. They are then able to draw a picture to show that they understand the sentence, and finally they write the sentence as the very last step! 

Here's how the worksheet looks when it is done: 


If you would like to try this worksheet out in your own classroom, feel free to download the freebie below! Click on the picture to download: 

And finally, I am participating in a giveaway where one lucky person will win not just MY pack, but 55 other awesome packs! WOW!! 
Check it out! 





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