Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Differentiated Kindergarten

Hi! I am so glad that you made your way over here! I am so thankful for Marsha to have allowed me to guest post at Differentiated Kindergarten.
I have posted about “Teacher I’m Done!!”  Make sure you go over HERE and grab a freebie ISpy and Roll and Covers.
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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sunday Laminating

Do you spend all day Sunday planning your lessons? So do I! This week, I am NOT celebrating the Dr. who would have a stroke if he knew what his company was telling teachers! We are beginning to talk about the month of March!

I am linking up with my friend Deedee Wills with my plans for the week. The biggest part of my day is during Literacy Centers. Here they are:
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I am using Deedee’s Overhead Stations that can be found here. My kids LOVE these! 

My two ELA and my two Math tubs are from my In like a Lion unit. They can be found here!

Have you shown your kids Monkey Math? My kids love it! For Sure an app to download if you have iPads in your room.

In my writing station we are writing facts from our Lion/Lamb charts. Turning them into books.

Write the room, we are looking for words that have the sh/th/ch/wh digraphs and words with l blends.

And our library, with the infamous bathtub, the kids are reading AR books to take tests on, and Spring books.

These are my tub centers for this week.
This center the students draw a card, and identify the ending sound. Then record on response sheet.

This center the students will draw a card, and stamp the sight word on the response sheet.

The students draw a card, count on to make ten and then write the number on the response sheet.

And the last center. the students draw a card, identify the number, and fill in the numbers on the ten frame.

All these centers can be found here:
In like a Lion
I hope this post helped some one out Smile Have a fabulous Monday tomorrow, and hope we don’t get the blizzard they are predicting!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Five for Friday

I am FINALLY able to link up with Doodle Bugs fiveforfriday_thumb[3]
1) I am starting off with Saturday! We went to the happiest place on Earth. No not Disney Land, Stillwater OK! Home of the Oklahoma State Cowboys! We didn’t get into the game so we went to Eskimo Joes! Shut the Front Door I LOVE their Cheese Fries! And the view of the Game on TV. We literally just missed being on national TV, when they showed Joes on TV they were clearing off our table Sad smile 
SNOW ICE DAY! We didn’t have school on Thursday because of ice.
RIP Lexi the Hamster, she passed away last night. I had to sneak her out of my classroom without the kids seeing.
We have been talking about President’s Day. Thanks to Deanna Jump and Kim Adsit’s units we made this awesome Venn Diagram.
5) And last but not least I went shopping. Look at all that randomness. I will be posting later this weekend about what it is all for.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

What going On in Kindergarten

Hi friends! I know I know. It has been to long since I have posted!
Monday we had a Professional Day, which means we only have had school Tuesday and Wednesday. Then I was awoken by a phone call that said because of this:
We didn't have school today! It doesn't look that bad, but the streets were horrible! And it is supposed to freeze tonight.

Back to what we have been doing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
We did these cute activities, the page is from this Freebie President’s Day Mini Unit and the craftivity is from A Cupcake for the Teacher’s president's day {craftivities: Washington & Lincoln}


We have been talking a lot about the writing standards in the Common Core. K.W.7(participate in a shared research and writing product)  is the one we are specifically using and then using a little K.RIT.9 (Identify basic similarities/differences between two text)

It is AMAZING what these kinderkids can do when you push them!

Friday, February 15, 2013


Are you just like any other teacher, who gets SUPER excited to sharpen pencils? Um..Hello! Me too!!


That picture just makes me super excited!! Eeek!! Love them! Look at how pointy they are!

I got a Classroom Friendly Sharpener, and it takes the cake!


I will be completely honest here, it was a little confusing at first, but I won’t ever go back to a regular sharpener again. I love it! True Story- our Aides come in just to use it!

Make sure you go check them out, I swear you won’t ever go back!

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Disclaimer: I did get a sharpener for my review of this product. The opinions are mine and not influenced by the company at all.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

What I’m Loving

I am linking up with Kathleen at Growing Kinders.
This man. He is my best friend. I am SO lucky to be married to him! He puts up with my pinteresting, tpt and blogging addiction!
These two women are the best! They are loving, kind, and wonderful mothers. I hope someday to be as good as a mommy as them!
These two brats. My Leo and Atlas. Which as we speak, one is laying under the covers on the couch with me, and the other is laying next to the couch.
I also Love me some good TV. {And by good tv I mean trashy crappy good tv}
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Switched at Birth, Glee, Dance Moms, Downton Abbey, Law and Order SVU and Grey’s Anatomy.. Eek! I watched 4 of these 6 shows tonight.
I love me some Dr. Pepper! Especially if it comes from a Sonic Cup.
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I also love the internet…{Geek Alert!}
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Well thanks for stopping by. I am off work tomorrow, and the weekend, and have a professional day Monday. Expect to see lots of posts this weekend!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Winners announced!

Just a real quick post! The winners have been announced!

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Emails will be sent tomorrow. I am off to bed! Congrats to the winners, and thanks to all who played along :)

Week Ahead

Well I have not been around recently. I am sorry about that! Today’s post will be short and sweet.
Centers this week:
Counting on to Ten, What comes next, Ending sounds and sight words are in order this week.
You can purchase these here:
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I don’t know what bee got in my bonnet last night, but I uploaded 7 new products to Teachers Pay Teachers! Including my new FAVORITE item!
I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of boys in my class this year, and this will really help them with blending words. They take a car, and drive over each letter as they say the sound. They then flip it over to see if they are correct. Then you have the option of the response sheet.
Don’t forget to checkout my last post and enter to win one of 6 Prize Packs!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

It’s Giveaway Time!!

Hello friends!! I told you I had three exciting things to announce! 

Well here is number 2!
Some of my friends are helping me celebrate my 1 year Bloggy Birthday!!!!
We are giving away 6 packs of goodies!!
And a pick from these 5 Stores!

BUT WAIT!! (Wow I sounded like Billy Mayes with that!) If I hit 500 followers by Sunday, I will giveaway a $25 TpT Giftcard!
Giveaway ends at Midnight on Sunday. Good Luck!

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