Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SALE - How 'bout some ocean fun! !

I'm so excited the end of the school year has arrived. This is my favorite time because I love to teach about the ocean. Because I'm getting prepared to do so I decided to throw a sale in my TPT store , http://teacherspayteachers.com kindercupboard .

You can get all of my Write Away theme editions on sale. Be sure to share this post with your friends too.

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Saturday, April 26, 2014


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Want to discover cool and fun stuff on the Internet?
KidZui has it all jam-packed into one easy browser. With millions of kid’s websites, online games, videos, and pictures, you are going to have a blast with KidZui.
Click on the picture above to check it out!
And, did I mention it’s FREE?

Insects–Butterflies FREEBIE

Today I’m posting butterfly organizers. I’ll be back with more editable insect thinking maps this weekend. For additional book title, click on the “BOOKS: April” tab at the top of my website.
Click the picture to download your copy!
Butterflies ThinkingMaps

Friday, April 25, 2014

Insects – Bees FREEBIE

I’m back with a few more graphic organizers and books for the topic of bees. Just click on the picture to download yours now.
Don’t forget these are EDITABLE. So, if you don’t like the graphics, you can change them out.

Bees ThinkingMaps

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Insects–Ladybugs FREEBIE

Here ya’ go… some ladybug graphic organizers. Here are a few books ideas and the sample pages.

Ladybugs ThinkingMaps

Don’t forget these are EDITABLE!

You can delete the images and replace them with your own. For example, if you don’t have the Pebble Plus book about Ladybugs, you can replace that image with another image of a non-fiction book.
Click the image to download.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Insects–Ants Freebie


Graphic Organizers

We’re studying insects in my Kindergarten classroom for the next few weeks. After yesterday’s introduction to what an insect is, today and tomorrow we will be learning all about ants. So, I’ve included this small graphic organizer packet as a freebie. It is editable as well. So, if these books or graphics do not work for you, you can change them!

Also, there are some topic books in this post to help you find titles if you need any help.
Here are some sample pages.  To download be sure to click on the link at the end.





Click the picture above to download.
Hope you find these useful!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Reading Rockets!

Have you heard of Reading Rockets?

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Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.


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The Reading Rockets project includes PBS television programs (also available online and on DVD); online services through the websites ReadingRockets.org and ColorinColorado.org; professional development opportunities; and a robust social community on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Tumblr. The project is guided by an advisory panel made up of leading researchers and experts in the field of reading. In 2011–2012, Reading Rockets celebrated their 10th anniversary!


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Find their Search by Topics page to find anything easily related to literacy. They even offer Fun Stuff too…


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And last of all, check out the top rated educational apps you can download!


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To SHARE this great website with your colleagues and parents just click on the picture below! You’ll be able to download a FREE flyer you can hand out to anyone!


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Write Away! Write the Room Editions

Hi All!
Congrats to the winners of “Write Away! Write the Room Ocean Edition.”
Lindsay Frank
Carol Alford
Jackie Endsley MacDougall
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For everyone else who would like their own editions, all Write Away! editions are on sale for $4.80 until Thursday!
Thanks to everyone who entered!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Giveaway!–Write Away {Ocean Edition}

Hi all!
Today I am posting the next edition of Write Away! Write the Room literacy and math activities. You can win a copy by visiting my Facebook page and leaving a comment! I’ll pick 3 winners tomorrow evening!
Here are a few sample pages! For more info on this product you can visit my TPT store HERE.
This literacy and math write the room packet includes various write the room activities that can be used throughout the year.

The skills included are:
1 Alphabetical order before and after
2 High frequency sight word recognition & manipulation
3 Building sentences, sentence writing & illustration
4 Labeling
5 Syllabication of 1, 2, & 3 parts
6 Beginning sounds
7 Ending sounds
8 Middle sounds
9 Rhyming matches
10 Real and Non-sense words
1 Counting 1:1 correspondence
2 Numeral ID and writing
3 Number word ID and writing
4 Adding within 5 fluency
5 Tens frames 1:1 correspondence
6 Counting on and back
7 Addition to 10, missing number
8 Subtraction from 10
9 Missing numbers in a set
10 Greatest/Least in a set
Total Pages =149

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Facebook–Getting Picky

Did you know Facebook has gotten picky with what you receive in your newsfeed? If you haven’t noticed, you may not be receiving notifications or feeds from pages you’ve liked any longer. If that’s the case, you might be missing out!

Be sure to follow our favorite pages AND receive your feeds. Don’t let Facebook choose for you. Here’s how you can help control what you’re seeing in your newsfeeds.

1. First, when you visit a page you like be sure to LIKE the page AND don’t forget to click on NOTIFICATIONS. See the red circle and arrows below to find these in the picture below.

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2. Second, to continue getting your favorite pages in your newsfeed along with notifications from those pages, you’ll want to interact often on that page. Here are 2 ways in which you can be sure to get your feeds.

One way is to be sure to click the small LIKE on a specific post on that page. See the example in the picture below.

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Another way is to comment and share often. See where you can do this below in the next picture.

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Hope you found this post helpful!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Extra Book Order Pages

Ever wonder what to do with all those additional book order pages you have left over? In Kindergarten it’s sometimes not easy for all those little tykes to read all the words. So, I decided to make an easy key for my kiddos to put these pages to good use. Hope you can too.
Book Order at Reading Station
Click on the picture above to download your own copy now.