Friday, May 8, 2015

Mother's Day!

Hey Kinder Friends,
It has been a great week. I can honestly say that talking all things mom was a nice change. I will admit that I searched high and low and didn't come up with many great books for such a special day but I did find a couple.
We started off reading The Night Before Mother's Day and the kids wanted to know what we would be making for our moms. I had a few simple ideas and we looked at all of them. I thought we might be able to accomplish a few within a busy week. I think we might have accomplished them all!  
 One of my favorite activities this week was talking again about descriptive words and creating a list to describe our moms. We used the list with a template and decorated it up for mom. And considering that was so darn simple it just made us want to do more!
We tried out a few versions of hand prints because every mom loves those and we settled on this version. And that didn't take long either so we just kept going.
 We ended the week with letters to mom. I was busy in the back of the room while the kids were writing their letters. As they finished they brought them to me to stuff in envelopes. I really had a teacher moment as I read through the letters. Not only were the letters heartfelt but they included so many of the teaching points of the week within them. I guess there are times it just all comes together and this was that moment in my class. I think each mom will treasure those letters for a lifetime. As we wrapped up the week we painted the pictures at the top of this post and added our torn paper pieces. Once dried we sent them off for laminating. And when we put it all in our decorated envelopes we were ready to send them home!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Hey Kinder Friends,
I honestly can't believe it. It is finally here! The big Teacher Appreciation Sale! Thank goodness and just in time as we begin to wind down the year. Who am I kidding? It feels like things are in full swing as we all race to the finish line and get our kids to be the best they can be for first grade. And it isn't easy with so much going on! But seriously this is a good time to grab up some resources for the coming year and have them ready for our incoming kinder kids.

It is kind of hard to not think of alphabet resources when thinking of the beginning of the year in kindergarten. Everybody needs that "go to" file to get ready for the new year.
And who can forget numbers? Everyone needs a "go to" number talking file. Have this one ready to go for the coming year!
So, why not treat yourself and join in the Teacher Appreciation Day sale? You know you deserve it. Everything is on sale in my TeacherpayTeachers store and you will get an additional discount using the code THANKYOU! May 5-6 see you there!
If you need a little help because graduation is near just click above!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

National Puppy Day!

Hey Kinder Friends,
With National Puppy Day around the corner on March 23rd you know I had to post a few pictures! And I am posting this early so you can celebrate with me and my...three! Yep, you read that right, three puppies. And because of that I went a little puppy crazy so forgive me. In class I was sharing so many stories about raising three little puppies and all the fun we had so I made my class some puppy themed products to use in class. It was a welcome change and a breath of fresh air and a little different.
With all of these books it is hard not to get inspired and want to spread a little puppy love. These are some of my old and new favorite books to incorporate into all areas of the curriculum. With printables and books in hand you are well on your way to celebrating the love of your furry friends. My kids had a good time last year when I shared pictures of my wee little three!

In Puppy Palooza there are so many printables that I did not have a problem sending puppy packs home with the kids for homework and they loved it. With plenty of skill based review I didn't have a hard time hitting the key objectives while I focused my time on interventions in the classroom. And that is why I can't wait to do it again this year. So, if you need a little furry fun, just click on the images above for more information.
 Happy Trails And Puppy Dog Tails!


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