Monday, July 27, 2015

Kinder Camp: Day 1

Who does Kinder Camp?! Raise your hand HIGH! I really do love teaching Kinder Camp since it completely encompasses all the F-U-N that we have in Kindergarten. I love it! I'm excited to share with you what we are up to each day of Kinder Camp this year:

Day 1- Pete the Cat Day

I am in love with this whole day and especially the activity that I had them do today. Being in 5th grade this past year made me miss making headbands and hats. So my first activity back in Kinder-land absolutely had to be a hat!

After looking on Pinterest, I found this link to a project on KidsSoup:


Isn't he adorable?

We also checked out the official Pete the Cat web site. It was the perfect time filler for those few minutes that our Petes needed to dry. There is even a quick 5 minute video of Pete that the kids can watch!




I can't wait to show you tomorrow's activity. It's one of my favorite books to share with students at the beginning of the year!




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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Reader Feedback


Help me help you! What do you need and want to see on the blog this year? I have some great things gapping this year that I can't wait to share! But I also want to make it useful for you!! Comment below or email me to let me know!!


Sunday, July 12, 2015

Plan With Me Sundays: Lists


Hey everyone! I am excited to be sharing more this week with Plan with Me Sundays! I went a long way out of my box and created a video on Periscope to show you how and where I plan. (I'm such a dork that I'm really nervous about posting it!) I hope you enjoy:


I'm linking up with both Mrs. Harris and the Primary Peach!












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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lovin' Summer


I've definitely hit that point of summer where it's on the down slide towards school. But we are definitely still enjoying our summer fun! I thought it's be fun just to share a couple clips of what we've been up to here in the South :)



4th of July was so much fun! We went to the local mall, grabbed dinner, and ate in the back of our truck while we enjoyed the show. It's definitely a tie between the glow sticks/bracelets/necklaces/crowns and the fireworks as to what is my kids favorite part!


Planning is so much fun now that I've been linking up with Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris every other Sunday. I've gotten so many great new ideas to be able to plan with!



Oh. My. Gosh. Have y'all been to Target lately? The Dollar Spot is going to kill my checking account!! The lamps are some that I just want to make... and not buy at an antique store for $120...each... yikes!


What have you been up to this summer? I hope it's all super duper fun!



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Sunday, July 5, 2015

It's HERE: Shark Week!!

  All teachers know that kids learn more when they’re excited and engaged. Today a team of bloggers come together to help your students take a BITE out of learning with a theme your students are sure to love!
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Shark Week on the horizon and it's the perfect time to think about the 'Sh' digraph! This little freebie is perfect for a whole group grabber, activity, or small group center. Simply have students match the digraph and the ending to create the final word!




fintastic freebie




Be sure to go for a swim and visit Learning with Mrs. Langley for another great freebie!
Every blog in the Shark Week Blog Hop features a jawesome freebie for you and your students- but hurry! Shark Week only lasts until Sunday, July 12  : )

Plan With Me Sunday

I loved linking up 2 weeks ago with Creative in Kindergarten and Mrs. Harris. It's so great to see so many great tips on scheduling and planning! I took some of those tips and made mine even better. Plus this week we have more great ideas and a giveaway!


Here's my tip for the week:

Use lists! 

For post planning I went and purchased just a basic notebook to start my lists:




Let the list making begin!! I like to have it all together: to purchase, to do, to make, and my sample schedules. If it's all together, I can't lose it!


Now here's the fun part. As I go into my classroom this week to work, I already have my to-do list done so I can transfer my list over into my planner so it's NEAT and organized. I can do all the 'messy' organization in my notebook and have a clean look in my planner.


My favorite tip from our last link up was to get specific pens for just my planner. I totally did and I love looking and knowing what is home, what is school, and what is blog. It's wonderful and organized!!


Don't miss out on all the other posts and goodies this week below:


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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Don't Miss Out- Major Facebook News

During the summer is the time to gather ideas on Pinterest, shop for deals (hello Target dollar spot!), and gather new resources.... the best way to do that is to network and select sites to follow for ideas. That's why I don't want y'all to miss out on the great opportunities that Facebook has to offer!

Each day several good Blogging friends and I are offering up Deals of the Day:


Each deal is 50% off! But the only way to find out about them is to be a Facebook friend. The best news? I'm GIVING AWAY one each day!! All you need to do is visit me on Facebook- then like, comment, and/or share to enter! Click below to enter:




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Monday, June 29, 2015

Technology to Increase Engagement in Literacy Centers


As I look forward to this coming here, I keep going over a lot of the things I've pinned or written about wanting to do. I came across this post that I wrote over a year ago and wanted to share it again. It's still just as easy as before and has a huge impact on students and their learning:



I have been working really hard at updating a LOT of products in my store (i.e.- making way cuter!!). I've also learned some things since last night that is making me change some things as well. I'd love it if y'all would hop on over and take a peek. There are LOTS of freebies that are calling your name.... ;)


I also wanted to share with you this awesome gadget that one of my school's Technology people let me borrow this summer:


It's a head set with a microphone that you can use to record yourself. How cool is that?!?! It plugs right into the head set jack.





The only thing is that you have to have a program to run it. I have this cool one (free!!!!) that works awesome!



I'm planning on creating a whole punch of my own MP3s this summer. I created several this last year and my kiddos were so excited to here MY voice when they turned the CD player on! It was adorable the looks of excitement!! I chose several of our favorite Back to School books to bring home to make them. 




Grab your own headset here! It's so awesome!



What's on your summer to-do list?



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Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Stock Up Time is Here!



Are you ready to stock up? This great link-up has some fantastic products that will be perfect for you to start off the new year with! Check out mine below:

Meeting the needs of our students is always the key. In years past I have had the students working on their needed skill (perfect for differentiation!!!)beginning sounds (very basic review that we've been working on several weeks), ending sounds (review of last weeks skill), middle sounds (this week's skill), and CVC words (new and challenging). The students had a BLAST with my sound mats!






Being able to hit all the standards and skills for decoding is important, which is why I've bundled all of these together: beginning, middle, and end sounds! Click below to grab all of them for a discounted price just for today!



Plus don't forget to check out all the amazing products (freebies are on Facebook!) and deals today too!







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