Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monthly Theme Bookmarks & a FREEBIE

I am finally getting around to adding some things to my TPT store! Click on the pic above to grab a copy of my thematic bookmarks. I give these to my students to use during Writer's Workshop. I have included the December bookmark as a freebie. Just go to my TPT store and click on "Download Preview" to get it for yourself!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Polka Dot Hardware Organizer

Here is a picture of my new hardware organizer. I love it! I created the polka dot labels to go along with my new classroom theme - polka dots! You can download them here from my TPT store. I'll upload more pics of the classroom later this week :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012


I am linking up with Farley's Currently...

I can't believe that it is already April! I have been enjoying Spring Break for the past 5 days and they have been glorious! The weather here in Georgia has been fantastic and I have been able to get so much work done outside. I just bought some Crepe Myrtles and planted them alongside the driveway and started planting a flower bed which I am going to turn into a butterfly garden. This is my favorite time of year when I can get out and work in my yard. Does anyone else share my hobby?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Aren't We Lucky!

Here's a picture of our classroom door. Isn't he cute?

We have been discussing all the reasons we are so lucky. I was inspired by Fran over at Kindergarten Crayons. If you haven't already you should go check out her emergent reader called I Am So Lucky. My kiddos have really enjoyed making and reading this book during literacy stations this week. I read the teacher version last week and on Friday we completed the sentence stem "I am lucky because..."

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday Woes

I wanted to post to let all of my fabulous followers know that I am still alive and breathing. I am just a little too busy for blogging at the moment. Here are some things that are keeping me from blogging:

1. I am the yearbook editor. The yearbook is due this coming Monday. This wouldn't be so bad, but I have blog stalked procrastinated and the deadline came up way too fast.

2. Our secretary is moving to Texas and my right hand parapro is being pulled to cover the office for an unknown amount of time (at least a week) until our new secretary gets here. I am at least lucky enough to get a sub during the time my parapro is in the office, but it's just not the same! Boo-hoo. How do you kinder teachers do it without a parapro?

3. IEPs - enough said.

4. SSTs - enough said.

5. Spoiler Alert: This one is not work related. My husband and I recently built our first house and we are trying to prep the yard for grass. By ourselves. This would not be so difficult if the yard was not full of rocks and roots and rotting wood!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Groundhog Freebie

I created this tree map & writing activity to help us record the information that we will learn tomorrow about groundhogs. I am keeping this post short because I am ready for bed! Click on the pic below to download :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Everything's Kindergarten

If you haven't already you need to head on over to Everything's Kindergarten and spend some time with Fran, Hadar, Crystal, and Krissy. These ladies are inspiring! Not only will you get tons of fabulous ideas, but they are also offering a goodie bag full of AWESOME. What are you waiting for? Click on the link and check it out for yourself.

New Name & Look

I decided to change the name and look of my blog for two reasons...

#1- The old name wasn't catchy enough to remember

#2- I have seen at least 3 other blogs with the same template as I had before and I wanted it to be more unique

So, now I have a question for you...can you (my followers) still see my posts?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

100 Days of School Freebie

Tomorrow is the 100th day of school for us. One of our many activities will be to make a Froot Loop necklace. I made this mat to help us count out 10 sets of 10. I will try to post some pics of the kiddos tomorrow!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Sweet Giveaway

Mrs. Cupcake is having a giveaway over at A Cupcake for the Teacher. She has reached 400 followers and one lucky blogger will get to choose a $15 gift card from either Target or Lakeshore! Click on her button below for more details:

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Money Poems & An Update

We have been working hard to identify coins & their values. I found some money poems in Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations book and decided to make some posters to use during calendar time. Click the pic below to download these for yourself:

I also updated the coin booklets that I previously posted so you can just fold them into mini books instead of cutting and assembling them. Click here to download the coin booklets. Hopefully your kiddos will love these as much as mine :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Check Out This Blog

I just stumbled upon this awesome new blog! You have to check it out. She has already posted so much fun stuff that I can't wait to get back to school and try it ALL. Just click the button below to see for yourself!

Love Those Kinders!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Currently and a Blog Award!!!

I joined up with Farley for her Currently linky party. She has an awesome giveaway for two lucky bloggers! Go check it out.

Also, in my absence from blogging, I received the Versatile Blogger Award from three sweet bloggers :) Thanks to all three of you!!! It is always nice to know that someone new has noticed my blog! You can check them out below:

Now, what you've all been waiting things about ME!

1. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 7 years. We dated for 4 years before we tied the knot. Below is a pic of us at a wedding I was in this past summer.

2. I absolutely LOVE snow! The more the better (as long as our power stays on).

3. This is my sixth year teaching and it has been the hardest year I've had so far. I have special needs, ELL, name it. However, I have learned a lot this year, and I know that I will come out better for having been through it. At least that is what I keep telling myself!

4. I like playing board games. My favorite one of all time is LIFE.

5. I am addicted to Nutella. I eat it by the spoonful. Seriously.
6. My Christmas tree is still up. I know, I know...

7. I never get enough sleep. Between lesson plans, blogging, cleaning, and blogging I just don't have time for sleep!

Well, good night bloggers! I think I will go and have some Nutella before I brush my teeth :)