Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Career Week & a Field Trip

This is Career Week at our school so we have been talking about jobs and careers all week. Today was dress-up day. I had 12 of my 21 participate which was a pretty good percentage since I don't have a lot of parent participation in this group of kinders. I had everything from ball players to teachers to doctors to a tattoo artist. He was probably the funniest since his dad is a deacon in the church and his mom is a Sunday school teacher. He was so sincere in what he wanted to be and showed up with washable tattoos all over his arms and face. He even brought tattoos to share with his classmates so they thought his career choice was great. We didn't share how real tattoos are created using a real needle!

Well tomorrow we are off to the zoo for a field trip. This will be my first time going to the zoo in probably 8 years so I am looking forward to it. The weather is supposed to be great (75 degrees and sunny) and most of the zoo is shaded so I think we will have a good time. Now hopefully the kinders behavior will be great as well!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Currently

I am once again linking up with Farley for her April Currently. This seems to be the only time I have to spend on other blogs anymore. Being a mommy keeps me busy! Well here it goes:

 
Listening: It is the end of the day and I have the backdoor of my classroom open so I can hear the sounds of spring outside. I love listening to the birds chirp!
 
Loving: The weather here in SC this week has been GORGEOUS with highs between the upper 70s to mid 80s and no humidity. It has been perfect weather and makes it very difficult to come in from recess every day.
 
Thinking: My report cards go home tomorrow and I still have quite a few to finish. We have to manually input our students' mastery, attendance and comments so it takes quite a while to do 21.
 
Wanting: I would love to have more time with my sweet baby girl. I was able to spend the first 3 months home with her between my maternity leave and summer break. Now I am missing all that time with her. It seems my afternoons and weekends go by so quickly!
 
Needing: I am definitely in need of spring break. It seems like it is so far away. We still have 2 more full weeks. Our spring break is always the week after Easter and with Easter being late this year so is our break. I am looking forward to spending quality time with my sweet Macy.
 
Hours & Last Day: Our hours are officially from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, but on duty weeks I have to be at school by 7:15 am and on Tuesday we have to stay until 4:00 pm for meetings and such. Our last day is June 7th this year.
 
Now hop on over to Farley's blog and link up with your own Currently!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Spring!

Well today is April 1st and here in SC it sure feels FABULOUS! We have had a high today of 83 degrees and my kinders were loving recess today...no jackets or coats! It was so nice to be in the sunshine. Now I am just looking forward to going home to my little sweetie and enjoying soaking up some more sun outside with her this afternoon. She loves being outside when I get home.

Currently, I am working on several projects including a new printable pack of activity sheets for spring. I will let you know as soon as I finish the pack and post it to TpT.

Since the weather is so delightful, I thought I would do a quick giveaway for my faithful followers. Use the Rafflecopter below to be entered for a chance to win my new CVC words activity sheets pack. This contest will run through Thursday so make sure to enter and leave me a comment letting me know your favorite spring activity. Happy Spring!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

CVC Words

My class has been working hard on CVC words. We have segmented the phonemes and blended the phonemes. Now we are working on writing the CVC words and spelling them correctly.

In order to help my kinders with this, I created a pack of CVC printables. This is a pack of 12 CVC printable activity sheets. Some sheets in the pack are matching where the students draw lines from the CVC word to the matching picture. Other sheets have students simply write the letters to make the words. Other sheets have the students write the letters to make the words and then cut out the letters to build the words. This pack is priced at $4.00 in my TpT store, but I will have it on sale for $3.00 until tomorrow morning at 7 am EST.

Monday, March 3, 2014

March Currently

Wow! It has been a long time since I linked up with Farley for her Currently linky party but I wanted to join in the fun this month. If you would like to link up, just click here to hop over to Farley's blog.

 
I hope you are all having a great start to your week. Please try to guess what my question is. I can't wait to see the responses!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

3 Million Teachers Strong Sale

Just a quick reminder that TpT is having their 3 Million Teachers Strong Sale today and tomorrow. With the code TpT3 you can save 28% off all the items in my store! Please stop by and pick up some things you have been wishlisting while they are on sale!




Tuesday, February 25, 2014

TpT 3 Million Teachers Strong Sale

In honor of TpT having 3 million teachers now, I am throwing a sale to coordinate with their sale. I am offering 20% off all my products and they are throwing in another 10% for a total of 28% off! Just enter the code TPT3 to receive the additional 10% off. This sale begins on Thursday, Feb. 27 and runs through Feb. 28. Please stop by and pick up some things you have been wishlisting while they are on sale!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wacky Winter Weather - Part 2

Well last week we only came to school on Monday and Tuesday due to some bad winter weather that was headed our way. When I got up on Wednesday morning, the rain that had come in on Tuesday had turned to freezing rain and had icicles hanging from everything around our house. Our power went out about 10:30 am on Wednesday morning and due to the trees down and power lines down from the ice we were without power until about 10:30 pm on Sunday night. I am just thankful that my parents' power was restored on Thursday evening around 6:30 so we stayed with them. No power + a 9 month old = NO FUN!!

Needless to say we didn't come to school on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Our school was without electricity until sometime this weekend so today is our first day back. I am not looking forward to making up these days but I did enjoy all the extra time I had for hugs and kisses from my sweet baby girl! Macy's kisses make everything better!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Leaping Leprechauns

I know yesterday was Valentine's Day, but St. Patty's Day is right around the corner and I have been thinking about all things green. St. Patty's Day is such a fun unit to do with my kinders. I enjoy this unit as much as they do so I created a unit to go along with the theme. I hope you will enjoy this unit as much as I have enjoyed creating it. The Leaping Leprechauns unit includes literacy and math activities. Click on the picture below to view the unit in my TpT store.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Leaping-Leprechauns-Unit-Aligned-with-Kindergarten-CC-Standards-1108815

Literacy activities in this unit:
  • Syllable Sort Center Game & Recording Sheet
  • I Have Who Has Sight Words Game
  • Real or Silly CVC Words Center Game & Recording Sheet
  • Pots of Gold CVC Match Center Game
  • St. Patty's Day CVC Words Activity Sheet
  • Roll, Read & Color Sight Words Activity Sheet
  • The Leprechaun Writing Paper

Math activities in this unit:
  • I Have Who Has Numbers Game
  • St. Patty's Day Ordering By Size Activity Sheet
  • Roll, Add, & Color Gameboard
  • Roll, Add, & Cover Gameboard
  • Roll & Add Gameboard
  • Pot of Gold Addition Mat & Counters
  • Race to 100 Gameboard

The unit is priced at $5.00 in my TpT store so hop on over if you would like to purchase it. I would love your feedback if you purchase this unit about what I can change/add to make it better.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dolch Word Worms for Kindergarten & First Grade

Last year, I told you about making a set of "word worms" for the 2012 Journeys reading series to have my students practice recognizing their sight words. These word worms have made learning the sight words fun for my students. They enjoy playing the game but in order to play it well they must be able to quickly recognize their sight words.

I have had some requests to make the same game for the Pre-Primer, Primer, and 1st Grade Dolch word lists. So for those of you that do those lists instead of a reading series list, here are the word worm sets for you. Each set is $2.00 or you can get the combination set for $4.50 which will save you $1.50.

 
 
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