Sunday, April 28, 2013

Beach Fun

I am really getting excited about the end of the year!

This is the time of the year that I can take a deep breath & stop stressing about getting everyone on grade level! 

Now the fun stuff can begin!!

I love to end the year with fun themes like dinosaurs, beach fun, transportation, etc!

I just finished the beach math unit that goes along with the beach literacy unit that I posted earlier this month! 

Here it is if you wanna take a peek...

I am trying to create little collages of my stuff, but I am not nearly as crafty as some of my bloggy friends! 
This collage does not show everything in the packet. 
You can check it out on TPT by clicking on the pic! 
It will be on sale until I remember to take it off sale! Ha!

Anyway~ only 28 more days for me AND we have a workday this Friday! Woo Hoo!!

Have a great week!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

One of My Faves

With the end of the year getting closer by the second...
29 days for me...
 (Not that I am counting or anything)
I think that my absolute favorite thing to make is a kindergarten memory book.
Last year I created one that turned out waaaaayyy cuter than I expected! 
It turned out to be one of my best all-time sellers on TpT!! 
I had so many of the parents gushing over them.
It looks a little something like this...

There are lots of pages for you to do with your littles!
(More than you can see here) 
It turns out so super duper cute! 
I promise that you will LOVE it! 
(Would I lie to you?!?)
Here are some of the pages that I snapped pics of last year...
There are covers for boys & girls. I laminated them onto a 12x18 piece of construction paper & stapled all the pages inside. 

They really loved making these pages!

Awww...this one is so sweet! <3

If you have purchased this packet go back & re-download it. I updated the clip art, added some new pages, & changed the dates to this year. 
You can find it HERE if you are interested. 
It costs a whopping $2!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Some Pinteresting Stuff...

Every once in a while I like to do a post about the cool stuff that I find on Pinterest. I get some of the coolest, most fun ideas from there!
Here are some things that I have pinned recently...
Mother's Day craft: "I love my mom because..." hand print flower bouquets!
I think this is totally cute & kindergarten friendly! 

All About Number - Calendar
Totally doing this next year for every number! How great is this for number sense & representations!?!

Must do next year 
I have really dropped the ball on my poetry journals this! I think that I love this idea for next year!

Paint with Pom Poms: Easy DIY Paint Brushes
Have you ever done this? So.totally.awesome.DO. IT. TOMORROW!! It is so much fun!

I need this :)
I need this in every.single.color! I feel like this EVERDAY!! Hahaha!!

If I knew how to have a linky party I would ask you all to link up, but since I don't... you could leave me a comment & let me know of any cool pins you have found! I am ALWAYS happy to repin your stuff, too!! :)

If you want to see more of my pins you can follow me here... please!

Have a Happy Night!! 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Magical Product Swap!

Hi everyone! I have been a bad blogger this! Getting back into the swing of things after being out for so long was rough!!
 ANYWAY~ I'm back now & I am just in time for the...

Woo-hoo!! Yippie!! Are you as excited as I am??!!! 
This time I was partnered up with another SUPER blogger...Stephanie VanMeter from

Primary Possibilities
I am positive that you have heard of her & her blog because she is UNBELIEVABLE!! 
Go there & follower her if you don't already and tell her I sent ya!!
I promise you she ROCKS!! 
Let's get to the review...

I am reviewing her
Outer Space Math Stations

So, here we go!!!

She also has this great little emergent reader available to go along with the space theme. It is a super cute little book that your kids will love! 
What kid doesn't love the space theme?!
 I mean, c'mon!! 

Space (To the Moon) Emergent Reader

Isn't her stuff full of cuteness!?
 It is all aligned with the Common Core, too!!
 I promise you will not be disappointed! 
Hop over to Stephanie's blog & see which one of my products she reviewed!

Happy Weekend, Everyone!!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Back to Business!

Well~ I am rested, relaxed, & refreshed to get back to school tomorrow after my 2 week spring break! 

I have a lot on my plate & I think I am ready for the challenge! 
As I mentioned before, I will spend pretty much all of tomorrow reteaching rules, expectations, procedures...
I know that it will be a pretty good day because these kiddos will be tired & not quite back up to full speed yet!

Anyway~ I thought I would share this little sheet that I will be teaching them how to do this week during guided reading. After I teach it I will move it into a center. 

I taught them how to do this sheet when we were talking about retelling...

I know that they are nothing fancy or spectacular but sometimes you just don't need all the glitz & glamour! You just need to get down to basics & make sure they know what they need to know! 
You know what I mean?!!
That's a lot of "knows". Haha!

If you would like them you can click on them & it will take you to google docs & they are all yours!
Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think!!

I would also REALLY love it if you pin them!! 

Thank you so much, friends!!
Have a happy Monday!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

It's Freebie Friday!! Yay!

As my Spring Break comes to a close I thought that I would link up with Teaching Blog Addict for the first time ever to share a freebie on this lovely Friday!

So, here it is! 
Can you tell I am already thinking summer thoughts! Ha!

Just click the picture to take you to google docs & grab it up!
It is a page from my newest unit
See, I told you I have summer on the brain!! :)

If you are new here PLEASE follow my blog! :)

Yesterday's winner of the Buggin' Out Math Unit is Kimberly Ann from
Definitely stop by her cutie patootie blog & tell her I sent ya!!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Here's the Plan- Part 2 & a Winner!

So yesterday I showed you a few of the literacy centers that I am planning for next week.
I thought that it would be a good idea to show you the math centers that we will have, too. 
Aren't you just so lucky?!!

My kiddos love to count & color so this will be a nice activity to ease them back into our math routine. (It is in my ladybug math packet if you're interested). I love those wonky-looking ladybugs! They are just so quirky! :)

We are going to be measuring & comparing heights of frogs with those cute fly rulers.

We are going to match & order the bugs in this center. I just love those cute bugs!

My class needs some counting on practice (they don't quite get it yet...even though we practice it A LOT) so we are going to be working on it with this cute activity!

These math centers can be found here if you are interested.

If you wanna win it you have to follow me on Pinterest & leave me a comment telling me that you did & your email addy. 

I will choose a winner using the random number generator!

Good Luck!!

By the way~ yesterday's winner of the Buggin' Out Lit Unit is...
Irene from
Learning With Mrs. Leeby 
and Kim Carper! 
Yay for you!!
Please check your email!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Here's the Plan...and a Little Something for You!

Well, as my spring break winds down I have been thinking about what I'm going to be teaching when I get back. 

Being away for 17 days means that I will have to spend the entire 1st day back reviewing routines, rules, procedures, & expectations...definitely one of the downsides of year round schools...yes, we get the nice long breaks, but it's like the first day of school all over again! 

Anyway...I am going to be teaching BUGS! Yay!

Here are some of my literacy centers:
ABC order using beginning sounds. My kids ROCK at this~ so, when they get finished they write the words down on plain paper. I thought this would be a review to get them back in the swing of it!

These sentence building centers have really improved my students' writing. They are seriously transferring these center skills into their writers workshop pieces. LOVE that!! 

Don't all kindergartners have trouble hearing those vowels in the middle? This is a little middle sounds sort that you can grab for free here (it has been updated & looks way cuter than the one in the pic). 
Go get it for FREE!!

This is from one of my very faves Kathleen at Growing Kinders. I found the cutie pie magnifying glasses at Target in the dollar spot! Holy cow! 
My kids are going to LOVE them!! 
I have bees & ladybugs!

Well, there you have it folks! 
Some of my literacy centers for next week...if you would like to check out my Buggin' Out Literacy Unit click on the pic!
There are MANY more activities included in the packet than are shown here! 
Go check it out...please!!

As always, pins are sincerely appreciated
Have a great Wednesday!!

But wait....
if you would like to win a copy of the Buggin' Out Literacy Unit like me on Facebook & leave me a comment there!

Does that make sense?

I will use the random number generator to pick a winner (or 2) tonight before I go to bed! 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Don't Be Jealous!

I have one more week off for Spring break! 
Woo Hoo!!

I work in a year round school & I'm telling you these long breaks are what makes the school year glide by!
I will be sad this July when I am starting school & all of you are still being lazy beach we're even! :)

I have been busy & using my time wisely. I updated some of my the first units (read about that here) that I created & I managed to crank out this unit...

I am totally thinking of the end of the year...can you tell?!?

I am working on the math packet to go along with this lit unit. 
Then...I'm not sure what I am going to make.
Pets? Farm? Zoo?...any suggestions???

Don't forget to get in on this giveaway...
She is SUPER sweet so stop by & follow her!
Show her some love!!

See my button on the bottom left?
I'm giving away some goodies!
Please go by & enter the giveaway!

Have a great Monday!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Holy Updates! & a Giveaway!!

I was looking back at some of the units that I made when I was just getting started. I must admit that I was a little embarrassed at my rookie unit making abilities. These units looked a little on the "plain Jane" side so I jazzed them up a bit. I even added some new activities to some of them. If you have purchased these units please go back & re-download them. I promise they look much better!! 
I'm not done...I have a couple of units that are in need of a fix up, but I will let you know when I get them done.!

Also, my cute bloggy friend Danielle at Carolina Teacher is having a 100 follower giveaway! You should really stop by her blog because she has tons of super cute ideas! Get over there &
 enter this giveaway...she has some really awesome stuff!! 
Just click the pic & it will take you there!!

Have a happy Saturday!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Follower Freebie!

So, the other day I told you that this happened...

Woo Hoo!! 500!!
Well...In honor of that & because I was so excited about it...
I made this little ditty for ya!

Hop over to TpT & grab it for yourself! I hope that you like it!
PLEASE follow my blog & TpT store!
If you do download it, please leave me some feedback love!
Also, if you could pin it for me I would love ya foreva!!

Happy Spring!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Currently!

I just love linking up with Farley & doing the Currently each month! It is so fun to read everyone's stuff & find some cool new blogs along the way! I always read several of them & follow the new one's that I find. Here is mine...enjoy! :)

So, there you have it! Make sure that you leave a little comment love...please!