Monday, December 1, 2014

Holly Jolly Giftaway

Be sure to stop by our TPT store for the next seven days to pick up a Math or Literacy center each day!  We want to thank you for your support by giving away seven activities to help you make it through December, with ease!  Aiming to make your job easier and striving to provide you with engaging activities is very important to us.  We hope these seven freebies give your children fun ways to practice what they are learning! 

We're also participating in the Cyber Sale; so, take a look at our products before you miss the discounts!

We wish you happy holiday season!  Merry Christmas!

Friday, November 14, 2014

We've Been BEARY Busy...

It's been FOREVER since we've posted.  It's funny how sometimes a classroom can fill up your whole plate.  Blogging gets lost in the middle of fundraisers, field trips, holidays, report cards, assessments, Red Ribbon Week…and teaching 18 kindergarteners!  
Since our last post we've finished learning all letters, tons of sight words, and are even tackling addition and subtraction.  Our kinders are amazing us with what they have mastered.  

We are super thankful for the cooler weather and the inspiring fall colors.  One of our favorite stories is Karma Wilson's Bear Snores On.  We love teaching our students basic comprehension skills through her "Bear" series.  We have transitioned into our Thanksgiving unit, using her Bear Gives Thanks book.  Our kiddos loved the cute characters and the heartwarming stories about Bear and his friends.  This year we created a Math and Literacy unit to pair with this class favorite.  

You can check out this unit in our TPT store, by clicking above.  

Don't forget to grab our emergent reader freebie.  Our students absolutely love taking these readers home each night to practice with their family.  

It won't be "beary" long before we post again...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Wildly" Exciting!

We are just so excited!  We have 100 followers on TPT.   That is such a huge milestone for us!!!  To celebrate, we are giving away our "Wild Things" mini unit.


"Batty" About Homecoming

Last Friday was our school's homecoming.  We were so excited to be able to participate in our coummunity's festivities!  In the morning, football players and cheerleaders came from the high school to read in elementary classrooms.  Throughout the day, we made hats and signs in preperation for the big parade, which our students absolutely loved. 
Who doesn't love to catch beads and candy?? :) 

Farm animal research has been a blast!  Next up, BATS!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Oh Lovely Learning!

September has come and almost gone, and we have been hard at work!  Is amazing how much a month can change a Kindergartener. From reading, to writing, to math- they have shown so much improvement in such a short time! 
This week, we dove into farm with Mrs. Wishy-Washy.  We have been hitting letter names, sounds, blend ladders, beginning sounds, and sight words hard; and they are so excited about learning how to read this year.  


We also have started our first round of (very guided) non-ficition research!

You can find all the Wishy-Washy activities in our TPT Shop!
The farm animal research book is included in Kinder Farm.
Go check out our October Emergent Reader pack for Kindergarten!
Today is Homecoming!  Football players and cheerleaders are coming to read, and our Kinders are beyond excited!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

For Pete's Sake, It's All Good

Our kids love Pete.  Actually, they don't just love him, they are CRAZY for Pete!  We have been doing all sorts of fun Pete activities these past two weeks!  Right now, Scholastic has three Pete the Cat books, WITH the CD, for only $12!
We took advantage of the sale and got to work! 




A sweet teacher friend turned this freebie from the Moffatt Girls into a flipchart for our students to trace on the Promethean Board. Go to Facebook and follow the Moffatt Girls for the fan freebie!
You can find the Pete activities in our TPT shop!
This labeling activity is a Chevron and Centers creation. Check it out below!
Also, our new obsession is STORYBOTS!  We love the videos and our kids do too!  Click the picture below to visit a Storybots Symbaloo page with all the letter videos!
Next up, Open House!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Helper Mania Giveaway!

 To celebrate Labor Day, we thought it fitting to give away our Community Helper Bundle!!!!!
This give away is running for one week beginning tonight at midnight!
The raffle ends next Tuesday night!  Enter below to win!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Or, you can pick them up individually!

Don't forget to pick up the Freebies!

Happy Labor Day!  Thanks to all the Community Helpers out there!