Sunday, January 26, 2014

Books I Love

Every teacher loves books right?


Well here's a peek into what books I love right now!  

I have linked up with Kindergarten Smorgasboard to share all the books we love!!!


And don't forget.. you can still pick up our Preschool Rocks Instant downloads bundle on Educents!  It's only available a few more days so be sure to grab it!  It's really good for PRESCHOOL OR KINDERGARTEN as it has many hands on activities that are academic and fun!  It's got rhyming, alphabet, basic math and much more!  You will love, love, love!







Sunday, January 19, 2014

What do Parents Need to Know before Kindergarten??

As a Kindergarten teacher, I am always asked “What do my Kiddos need to know before they enter Kindergarten?” I always tell parents “Remember 1st grade? That is what we are doing in Kindergarten now!” Shocks their pants off I tell ya! It is not unknown that Early Childhood is my passion, so this is my “area” so to say! But I put together a couple of things I commonly tell parents before Kindergarten.


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PLEASE let your kiddo use scissors at home! Teach them the correct way to use them, and let them practice. My favorite center in my room is when I get out the sensory table and have a bunch of paper scraps and scissors. Let them cut playdoh (You will be Parent of the year for that one!)


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Starting in about October, Mrs. Hoffer conveniently forgets how to tie shoes and button coats. Ask a friend is what I tell them. The ones that can tie and button and zip feel very proud that they can do it!


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So many skills can be taught just from a child listening to a parent read. Not to mention building their stamina for sitting and listening during school.


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Then my favorite. Let your child lose at board games. Please. This is such a huge social skills that the kiddos need.

But if you really want good resources than you are going to love this amazing deal over at Educnets!  I have teamed up with 17 other amazing sellers to load your classrooms with 19 resources!  


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As a whole group, we do a sort. The cards are included in the pack, we sort them by letter or number. Then we CUT and GLUE. Yes those naughty words! I love to cut and glue in my room! But this would be a great opportunity to practice these skills with your preschool baby!



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Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!



Hi friends! It sure has been awhile! But after my finals were turned in and school was out, there was nothing but romance novels and bad reality TV going on at my house!! There was a lot of staying up way late and sleeping in even later! But now that I have a week of school with my kiddos down, I am ready to get back in the drivers seat of my blog! Incase you haven’t noticed, take a look at the super cute blog design! I am totally head over heels in love with it!!

Penguin KWL Chart


Anywho in Kindergarten this week we are starting off with Penguins! We started the morning off with a KWL Chart.
We already got an answer after the first book we read! My kids had a LOT of prior knowledge so I am super impressed!


Then we got into some centers!
This center works on sight words. You can write your own words in that is specific to your class’ needs.
This center works on sight words. You can write your own words in that is specific to your class’ needs.


This center can be done a few different ways. We are working on how many you need to make ten. You can also just have the students write what the number says
This center can be done a few different ways. We are working on how many you need to make ten. You can also just have the students write what the number says.


This center the students have to write the missing vowel sounds.

This center the students have to write the missing vowel sounds.


Sorting by word family in this center is fun! The kids have to sort then write the words on the response sheet.
Sorting by word family in this center is fun! The kids have to sort then write the words on the response sheet.


My kids have also been having a ball playing games when we are short on time.
I have who has is a favorite, it is even more fun when it is themed.
I have who has is a favorite, it is even more fun when it is themed.


Then the absolute favorite of this week is Penguin Splash! A little review after break, and did I mention it is FREE in my TPT store??
Then the absolute favorite of this week is Penguin Splash! A little review after break, and did I mention it is FREE in my TPT store??




We also found Pink Cat Studio’s whiteboard games. It is a super fun way to tie in Penguins and still academic! {Click the link to go check them out!}
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Also in the morning we have been taking attendance with her attendance check in!  So fun!!



All of these centers and games are found in my Penguins, Polar Bears and Polar Animals Unit that is on TPT.  Click any pictures to go check it out!
Penguins, Polar Bears



This weekend I also updated my Groundhog unit!
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(You better hurry! It is on sale HALF OFF for about 3 more hours tonight!!)




Then I am ALMOST done with my Love Bugs unit!!
Love Bug Centers new
Well this girl is worn smooth! See you guys later!! (Hopefully not in a month Winking smile )