Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Our Snowmen Writing

Here in SC we seldom see snow but I always enjoy teaching about winter with my kinders. They love the snowman books and pretending what they would do if we had snow. The last time we had a snowfall here was 3 years ago so they don't really remember it.

Last week we made these adorable snowmen from Funky Fresh Firsties. Each snowman turned out differently but my kinders loved doing this craft. Then we wrote about our snowmen. I thought they did a great job and they really put some thought into their writing. I usually try to do writing where my kinders do it themselves but I have a group this year that needs some prodding so I helped them with the sentences.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations Angela! She is the winner of my Lots of Love unit! I hope everyone has a great Monday!

If you didn't win this time, you can purchase this unit from my TpT store by clicking on the picture below.
In other news, I was a winner myself. I won a fabulous planner from Farrah Shipley at http://www.mrsshipleywholebrainteaching.blogspot.com. Her planner is great and I think it will really help me be a better blogger and TpT creator. This planner was given away on the Melonheadz blog. I am so excited to be a winner!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter Days...Boy Am I Tired of Them!

I don't know about where you are, but here in SC our weather has been wacky to say the least. The week that we came back from the Christmas break, we had 2 delayed start days for students because of the below freezing temperatures. Staff had to report to school as normal so I still had to get Miss Macy ready even though it was FREEZING outside. Then last week was pretty nice with sunny days and pretty normal temperatures.

This week our weather is wacky again. Monday and Tuesday were nice with highs in the 60's but yesterday the high was 39 and today the high is 49. Tomorrow is only supposed to a high of 36. I am not a fan of these extremely cold days. Cold days mean no recess and very busy kinders! I hope where you are is nicer than it is here.

In other news, I blogged about creating my Valentines Unit called Lots of Love. I have it posted in my TpT store if anyone is wanting to preplan for February. Since it is my newest unit and I haven't done anything special for my faithful followers in a while, I am going to give away one copy of this unit for FREE! All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter below. You can earn one entry for following my blog and another entry for following my TpT store. Best of luck to all of you! I will draw for a winner on Monday!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, January 17, 2014

Miss M Moments - 8 months old already?!

In case I haven't said it enough I am loving every minute of being a mommy to my sweet baby girl M. She truly makes the room light up with her sweet smile so I thought I would share her with you today. She is the reason I don't blog as much as before but I am grateful for each and every one of you who have stuck with me through my new adventures in mommyhood. I promise to keep dropping by my blog as often as I can.

Miss M is 8 months old now. Where does time go so quickly?! She is trying to pull up on things around the house and is scooting around on her little bottom. She isn't crawling yet but mostly scooting backwards. Her favorite foods are sweet potatoes and green beans, but what she really likes is getting a taste of things from our plates like bread. She thinks she is grown and gets upset if you walk by her without picking her up. We spend a lot of time playing and reading in the afternoons when I get home from school. These times are so precious to me.
Playing in her toy car
Trying to pull up on my leg
Such a happy baby!

M loved everything about Christmas. She was so excited over the Christmas decorations and lights. We even took her to see a light display about 45 minutes from us and she was fascinated. She loved looking at them as we were driving through. She loved the wrapping paper and bows as well. I think she liked them as well as any of the presents she got but she didn't pull any of the bows off under my tree this year. She would just look at them.

Our little family waiting to see Santa

Miss M loved seeing Santa!

Helping with the Christmas decorations

Monday, January 6, 2014

Lots of Love unit

I had a wonderful Christmas break and I hope you did too. I enjoyed spending lots of time with my sweet Macy and catching up on some things around my house. Macy loved everything about Christmas from the lights to the pretty paper and bows. I will post some pictures of her soon.

During the Christmas break, I also began working on my newest unit called Lots of Love. This is my Valentine's unit and it is full of fun activities and games for your kinders.

Here are the literacy activities included in this unit:
  • Beautiful Beginning Sounds game
  • Lovely Syllables game & recording sheet
  • Real or Silly CVC word sort game & recording sheet
  • Trace, write, glue sight words activity sheet
  • Roll & Read CVC words
  • Endearing Ending Sounds game
Here are the math activities included in this unit:
  • Before & After game & recording sheet
  • Adding Hearts game & recording sheet
  • Roll & Race to 50 gameboard
  • Roll & Add gameboard
  • Nuts Over Numbers activity sheet
  • Counting by 10's activity sheet
  • Roll & Color gameboard
  • Roll, Add, & Color gameboard
This unit is $5.00. You can purchase it in my TpT store.
If you purchase this unit, I would love to hear back from you about what worked and what I can add to make the unit better.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! (and a sale!)

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday break like I am.

In honor of the new year everything in my TpT store is 15% off. This sale lasts today and tomorrow so hurry on over if you would like to purchase some new goodies for the new year!

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