Thursday, January 31, 2013

something brewing!

I am on a ROLL. I have finished a new set of centers, and updated an oldie but a goodie!

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Two new Common Core aligned math centers. Just in time for Valentines day!

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Then this it the biggie! I reworked it and added new centers and games. It now has 3 Math Centers, 3 ELA Centers, 1 sight word game, 1 numbers 10-20 game and 3 Anchor Charts! It is HUGE! So if you purchased it last year, go redownload!

If you want to see how I used it last year you can check out this post HERE

Make sure you stay tuned! I have two BIG announcements coming up!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fun with Phil!

I don’t know what it is, but I love Groundhog’s Day. I think it is because we have the hope of an early spring, and by February we have already had snow and freeezzzing temps!
We will start the week off with reading these books.
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(if you click the pictures it will take you to Amazon)


I surprised myself by having my centers printed/laminated/cut before school was out today! Shocking I know!


As you know I have 4 “tubs” and 7 literacy stations. 
This is how I start with my centers. I have my four tubs laid out, ready to be filled. As I laminate, cut and copy I put them in the right tub.
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Here are some pictures of our centers this week.
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These are pretty self-explanatory. The Overhead station stuff is from Deedee Wills, you can get it here. I just love them, and so do my kids!

I found this game at Mardel’s in OKC. Got them 50% off, my favorite kind of sale!

Now onto my Word and Math Tubs. My lovely assistant Hannah did a wonderful job demonstrating them this week Smile
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This center is called “Shadow Sounds” the students segment the word, and write the ending sound in the box.
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This is “Phil’s Phonics” the students look at the picture, use the logs, and spell the cvc words on their response sheet.
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Dice! I love dice! The kiddos roll the two dice, figure out the addition sentence, and then write it down. With the answer of course. (This is where Mrs. Hoffer will be sitting this week, new concept!)
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We finished numbers 0-20, and we are capping it off with some review. Working on identifying the teen numbers.


If you would like these centers, my unit can be found here:



Well, I am off to go shopping!! Hope you have a great rest of the weekend! Going to try to be back Sunday with a little bit more of what we are doing!

Friday, January 25, 2013

MpM School Supply

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just get an urge to shop for school supply stuff. That is bad for me because our closest store is 35 min away, and it isn’t the best. So I have about 1.5 hrs to the nearest Mardel. Bummer because I am a total impulse shopper Smile
So this summer when I saw that people were buying things from MPM School Supply I spent almost $50! Loved it then!
About a month ago, MPM contacted me asking if I would write a review for them. Um, YES! I purchased these:
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I have been eying this chart for about a month! I LOVE to do Venn Diagrams with my kids, and I draw a horrible circle!
But back to my post, I ordered when I was home sick on Tuesday, about 7:30 pm. By Thursday morning, it had shipped, and when I got home from school today, it was sitting in my door!
You betcha I ripped that bad boy open, and I made a rookie mistake and forgot to take pictures. So Sorry!
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So stinking cute! I figured it would take about a week for it to get here, but it was fast shipping.
I love this site, and I am not just saying that because they let me shop Winking smile If I didn’t like them I wouldn’t of shopped again!
MPM is so kind to offer 10% off to the first 10 people who use this link.
Check back tomorrow, I hope to show you what centers we are doing next week!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

What I missed

I have now missed two days of school. :( I miss my kiddos, and I bet they will be happy to see me tomorrow. I took these pics on Friday, and since I have slept on the couch the last 3 days, I didn't get a chance to make a good post.

A Differentiate Kindergarten's Winter I Spy. My kids love them and so do I! 
A Differentiate Kindergarten's Winter I Spy. My kids love them and so do I!

A little view of how they use iPads during centers. Look at how engaged they are!
A little view of how they use iPads during centers. Look at how engaged they are!


Deedee Wills had this in her Penguin Fun Math Centers. I bought these cute Penguin manipulatives and my kids love them.
Deedee Wills had this in her Penguin Fun Math Centers. I bought these cute Penguin manipulatives and my kids love them.


Missing Vowels Center, this is in my Penguin ELA Unit
Missing Vowels Center, this is in my Penguin ELA Unit






We started a new thing at our school. We are handing out "Warpup Bucks" when we catch our kids being good. When they get 5, they go get a prize from our Principal. And the end of the semester, they go in a drawing for a BIKE.

Great idea, and it is WORKING. But I don't know about you, but my kinders are not very responsible. They would lose those things in like 2 minutes. So I whipped this bad boy together, and so far it is working amazingly! 

We are handing out "Bucks" when we catch our kids being good. When they get 5, they go get a prize from our Principal. And the end of the semester, they go in a drawing for a BIKE.

Well I am headed off to bed, after two days of couch living, tomorrow is going to be a shocker to my system! Night Night!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sick Day

I would LOVE to say that I have worked my butt off today on my sick day. In all actuality I didn't  I slept. And have struggled to breath all day! I don’t think I will make it in tomorrow either.



But last night I did get these bad boys done.  Leave me what future games you would like to see, and I will give two set away tomorrow!








If you hurry you can quickly run over to Teacher's Notebook and get them for 25% off!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The F Word

Well, I am about 85% sure I have the “F” word. Yup the flu. Wahhh! I had hoped that today I would be able to work on some stuff, but instead I have slept all day.
I have been working on my shop over at Teachers Notebook recently. But the gals over at Kinderland aren’t going to wait on me, we are throwing a Sale for 25% our entire store!
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Click the picture to head on over there. Hopefully tomorrow I will be adding some new units. But these are the ones I have updated so far!
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I hope you have a good rest of the weekend! Some of us have to go to work on Monday! Winking smile

Monday, January 14, 2013

Miss you!

Hi my friends! I sure have missed you! We have been having Christmas up in Kansas! While I was gone, I sure did have some good ideas, I am working really hard on them! Here is a sneak peak!

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Sight Words for my Lion/Lamb unit!

Have a good day tomorrow, hopefully I will be back with a new project to share!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Science Day

What a day we had today in Kindergarten! We have been talking about Penguins this past week, and yesterday we threw in some Adaptation and Hibernation.
We started with “Bear Snores On” and talked about how bears hibernate.
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Then we talked about how other animals sleep during the winter (We had more cards, but they fell behind the two on the ledge)  After hibernation we talked about animals who adapt to their winter environment. Which led us into a dramatic discussion of Penguins and their blubber and feathers.
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We waddled our way down to the cafeteria to discuss blubber in depth.
This is our SPED teacher explaining that Mrs. Hoffer would be fine for a while because she has blubber around her middle ;)
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We put our hands into icewater first then our blubber bag to see which was colder. We all decided it would be better if we all had a layer of blubber.
When the kids were at recess, we had a surprise visitor.
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He was lucky enough to get to read “Cuddley Duddley” and about 5 more stories! They just could not get over that he was not in uniform! And he was asked about 50 times, “How did you get here” apparently, Police Officer’s can’t be off duty!
After school we made our way up to the In Laws. Where I had a very willing subject to read the book from KinderKay’s unit.
(I am so proud of this little stinker, she is in 1st grade, and reading on a 3rd Grade Level!)
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These adaption cards and book is from KinderKay’s “In the Winter” Science and Literature Unit. My kids REALLY enjoyed it! The book has three different options that is tiered to your kiddos levels.
I did it different, but you can read the book, and this discuss the difference, and then use the cards again in centers to reinforce the concept. This is a really cute unit!!! I will be purchasing her Christmas around the World Unit for  next Christmas! Click the picture to take you to her store!
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I promise I will be back soon! I have lots of things to show you from this last week!

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Cindy and I decided that we would give away one copy of her Nutrition Unit and one copy of my yet to be released “Valentine’s Day Find Me Game!”

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Just had to share!

A penguin door! My kids will love this!
I just had to stop by and show you my door to my room! I got bored this afternoon and just HAD to go to school. We are starting off Monday with Penguins. My kids will be so excited to see it!


Come by tomorrow, I have lots of exciting things tomorrow!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Shopping is my Favorite!

So I went shopping, and BOY did I shop! I don’t know about you but I shop more for my kiddos than myself and hubby!
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And it was ALL on sale! (well except for the lamination/cardstock from Sam's)
My first stop was Kohl's.


Kohl's Cares stuffed animals. $5 for a Dr. Suess
LOVE THEM! It is Dr. S! They are $5 and every quarter Kohl's comes out with new ones! Last month they were the Owl and Velveteen Rabbit. They have done Clifford, SkippyJon, Eric Carle and Pooh Bear

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Scentos!!!!!
Then Michaels. Look at this shelf, teachers desire.


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Scentos Markers, and highlighters, daubers, notepads, glue, paint, erasers and dry erase markers! The list goes on and on! They also have Valentines Day ones. If you are a flower smelly person, go buy some, lavender, lilac and rose are the three I didn’t get. I am sure you can tell which one is my fave, Green Apple, my kids know not to touch it. Which is why I have lost it :) So I had to buy a new one…and they didn’t have it…sad face!


Hobby Lobby Christmas Clearance
Hobby Lobby had 80% off all Christmas. These cute bags will make a reappearance at the end of this post. $1!


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Books-A-Million where I bought Little Sis a book for Christmas and the new Little Old Lady book!


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And a smelly and new shoes. We all need new ballet flats and a good smelling classroom!
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Now onto somemore of the things I have been printing in my room.
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Now I told you these cuties were going to make an appearance again. You might have loo



The word family is on each of the hats, and the kiddos will have to feed the penguin with the word fish.
The word family is on each of the hats, and the kiddos will have to feed the penguin with the word fish.


This is my Splash! game, students have to work on identifying numbers 0-10 in numerals, number words and ten frames. Oh did I mention this is FREE?
This is my Splash! game, students have to work on identifying numbers 0-10 in numerals, number words and ten frames. Oh did I mention this is FREE? 


I also have been working on Polar Bear centers. This on is identifying sight words and then using stamps (or just writing them)
I also have been working on Polar Bear centers. This on is identifying sight words and then using stamps (or just writing them)


And a fun game of I have who Has. My kids love this game, and the polar bears makes the games feel like a new one. This one is working on ten frames and numerals 1-20.
And a fun game of I have who Has. My kids love this game, and the polar bears makes the games feel like a new one. This one is working on ten frames and numerals 1-20.




I have updated my units and they are all included in my Polar Animals unit :)