Monday, December 29, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Don’t you just *LOVE* vacation! A beautiful relaxing time, no small children to take care of, no spouses asking for… well, *everything*, no noise, no work, no worries….
Well, that didn’t last long! The DREAM is over!
Now, back to work.
In case you haven’t noticed, I have not blogged in quite some time. And, as you can see by the picture below, I needed some time away from my computer or there was going to be a fight with it!
You see, the girl in the picture … well, that was me these past 2 months, frustrated that I lost all my information on my computer, cloud, camera and cel phone! AGAIN!
I’ve spent lots of time trying to recover info, documents, and pictures. And, although it’s not complete, it’s a start! So, if you’ve been through my site, you’ll now notice most of the pictures have been restored as well as documents.
So, now that I’ve spent most of my wonderful Christmas vacation working, I’m ready for my *va*ca*tion*!
I’ll be back in the New Year!
Thanks for following along!
Monday, October 27, 2014
I’m loving these new homework folders! How about you? I’ll be giving away several sets on my Facebook page this week. Be sure to tune in.
Or, you can get them in my TPT store beginning Tuesday during the SALE!!! They will be at a special price.
Also includes a back cover with the alphabet letters, pictures & sounds.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I’m having a GIVEAWAY!
You can enter to win on my FACEBOOK page. If you would like to purchase for 1/2 OFF the price now, you can click the product image above and head straight to my store. Good until the giveaway ends.
Here’s what you get!
Numbers 0 through 20… see the sample pictures.
See you on Facebook or TPT!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Get Write Away! Farm Edition for 1/2 price through tomorrow night.
Just $3 for 128 pages packed full of language arts and math activities. Regularly $6.
The skills included are:
1 Alphabetical order
2 High frequency sight words
3 Making sentences
6 Beginning sounds
7 Ending sounds
8 Middle sounds
10 Real and Non-sense words
1 Counting 1:1 correspondence
2 Numeral ID and writing
3 Number building
4 Number word ID and writing
5 Tens frames addition
6 Tens frames 1:1 correspondence
7 Counting on
8 Addition to 10
10 Missing numbers in a set
11 Greatest/Least in a set
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I haven’t had much time to blog lately so instead, I thought I’d throw a “Featured Items” sale.
All Featured Items will be $1.00 at my TPT store tonight. I’ll be featuring this 24 hour sale each week until the end of October! So be sure to check back for new items in the Featured Section of my TPT store to get your sale on.
For the link, click one of the pictures above. Thanks
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Are you tired of buying fancy folders or book replacements for your students to take home reading books?
Look no further!
For your FREE sample, click the picture and download.
I’ll be back with an entire packet for sale if you would like more. But in the meantime, just print and glue to 9 X 13 manila folders with the clasp and laminate. Also, use Velcro for a better closure! Makes for a sturdy take home book reading folder!
In order for your student names to look like “Ashley” above, you’ll need to download the font named Janda Fabulous.
I’ll be posting more info to add to your reading books folder if you’d like to come back or visit my TPT store. Who knows, I might give it away FREE too!
Saturday, September 13, 2014
What steps do you take to reinforce positive behavior in your classroom?
I’ve been teaching almost 2 decades now and I’ve tried a variety of behavior management techniques. But, this year, I’m trying something different. I’m sure you’ve all seen the 7 step vertical charts like the one below all over Pinterest. And, a few of my colleagues use this and love it. One of the best things about this management technique is your students learn to manage themselves by moving their own clip up and down the chart thus really making an impact.
I find it’s working for them so I’m giving it a try too. However, I’ve modified it to fit my teaching style. Although chevron is popular, I’m keeping with the traditional apple school theme.
I like the idea of using it like a stoplight… green to continue being a super student making good choices, yellow for caution think about your choices, and red “stop” what you’re doing.
And, since I teach Kindergarten I kept my chart to 5 pictures with graphics that help the student understand how they are doing. For example, lots of confetti (super student), some confetti (good choices), light bulbs (think time) and the rain (well you know…). Also, the apple continues to get smaller or larger depending upon the choices they are making.
If you would like a free copy, you can click on the Super Student picture to download. Laminate, hole punch and tie together vertically and add your students names on clothespins to the Ready to Learn picture.