Sunday, July 31, 2011

First Things First: Graphics Factory Giveaway!

First Things First: My very first giveaway!
I thought I was done posting today, but then I saw this! She is giving away a graphics factory membership! I've been using the free trial of graphics factory and I LOVE it! They have everything you need! Check out her new blog and enter her giveaway!

Back to School Sale!

My little Teachers Pay Teachers Store is growing!  And I'm having a Sale! 
From August 1st-4th, all of my Teachers Pay Teachers items are on 20% off!  
Enter promo code B1T1S for an additional 10% off!  Now that's a Deal!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jody
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Camping Themed Classroom!

I finally finished my camping themed classroom set.  I went to school yesterday to laminate and make sure stuff fit the way I wanted to.  I have to say, it turned out pretty cute!
 

You can get these and several other fabulous products at:
Teacher's Notebook or Teacher's Pay Teachers!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jody

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Kissing Hand Linky Party!

I sort of feel like I've blogged out this over and over, but Kinder Eagles is having a Kissing Hand/Back to School Book linky party!  I always read The Kissing Hand on the first day of school.  I think it would be great to read it before the first day but our school has more of an open house style meet and greet, it would be very difficult to read a book!  Anyway, we usually read the book and talk about how we felt before coming to school.  I usually pass out little heart stickers and the kids draw a pictures showing how they felt about going to school that morning.  This year I'm planning on a whole week of Kissing Hand themed activities including a Chester art book, song and poetry page and other math and literacy theme activities.  You can check out my unit and download my free Song and Poetry Journal pages at my Teachers Notebook store!  Then be sure to link up and share your Kissing Hand Ideas!
Don't Forget to Link Up!

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Primary Connections: It's a giveaway.....

Primary Connections: It's a giveaway..... I just found this blog but I love that party but I love that you can earn a giveaway entry by joining her grade-level linky party.  Talk about multitasking!  Check it out because she's giving a way a $20 TPT gift certificate!


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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I Created a Facebook Page!

Kinder Fun is having a Facebook Mixer!


I've been at this off and on all day!  First I made a facebook accout linked to a different email than I normally use.  That seemed like a lot of trouble.  So I deleted that and made a page linked to my personal account and it seems like that is going to be easier to manage.  At least I hope so!  The next hard part was getting this little sign to link to my page.  I THINK I finally got it to work (although I'm pretty sure that I didn't do it correctly since I added it as a picture with a link and not on the HTML Java thing that I used when I made my button).  I thought I was pretty good with computers but today I really need blogging for dummies.  Is there a sight like that?  Does anybody else have THIS much trouble?  Oh well, I think it's done and now I'm proud of myself!
Check it out when you get a chance!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jody

TEACHERS NOTEBOOK SALE!

I am having my very first SALE!
For two days only-all of my Teacher's Notebook items are 20% OFF!  













Monday, July 25, 2011

Pocket Full of Kinders Giveaway!

Pocket Full of Kinders!: I am having another giveaway!
Check out this adorable giveaway! I just had to blog about this because Ms. Patterson was my very first follower!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed!

I've just completed my Five Little Monkey's Unit!  I think it turned out really cute!  You can check it out at My Teachers Notebook store by clicking here or on my TPT store by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Jody

Fun in First Grade: 1000 Follower Giveaway

There is so much to win!  Check it out!


Fun in First

Erica Bohrer's First Grade: Back to School Bonanza Contest!

This contest has everything you need for Back to School! 


Lil' Country Kindergarten: Help Me Find Your Kindergarten Blog or Site {Linky Style Party}

Lil' Country Kindergarten: Help Me Find Your Kindergarten Blog or Site {Linky Style Party}

Now we can have all of your fabulous kindergarten blogs readily available. Great idea!



Saturday, July 23, 2011

An Everybody Wins Giveaway!

http://www.kinderkraziness.blogspot.com
Kindergarten Kraziness is giving away her new Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for kindergarten unit! 
Go check out her blog!



Fabulous Giveaway!!!!

Adventures in Kindergarten is having a giveaway!  
Be sure to check out her great blog.  She has some adorable ideas!


I for one would LOVE to win that Amazon gift card!  

Fall Linky Party

Here are my freebies!  
Be sure to link up and get some great stuff!



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Teacher's Notebook Store- I fixed the problem.

It seems that there was a problem with my Teacher's Notebook Store.  I probably should not have set it up so late at night!  I think I fixed it.  If you had a problem purchasing an item PLEASE try again!

Thanks!

Jody

Back to School Freebie!

Check out my Cute Songs and Poetry Folder labels! 
You can get them at my Teachers Notebook Store or at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
* My products are currently just a little bit cheaper at my Teachers Notebook Store!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to come back later to see s'more!

Jody

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pizza, Pizza!

I have finally finished my new Pizza Unit!  I am so proud of it!  You can check it out at my Teacher's Notebook Store or at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.  Here is a little sneak peak!








                                                   

Thanks for checking it out!

-Jody

Friday, July 15, 2011

Teacher's Notebook Store and a Free Kissing Hand Song and Poetry Page!

I couldn't resist!  I just opened my own Teacher's Notebook Store.  It doesn't have much yet, but it will grow!  At my store you can find my Back to School Kissing Hand unit and a FREE Song and Poetry page to go with it!  I hope you'll check it out!





Song and Poetry Freebie! 
Sorry, Due to clip art restrictions this item is $1

My Teaching Wouldn't Be The Same Without....Linky Party

Lil' Country Kindergarten is having a linky party?  What Item would your teaching not be the same without.  This was an easy question for me.  It's not a what, but a who.  I was lucky enough to find her my first year teaching.  Sometimes I just take a deep breath and try to channel my inner Dr. Jean!  She is truly inspiring!


You are next!  Head on over to Lil' Country Kindergarten

1000 Followers Giveaway!


Ladybug Teacher Files is having a 1000 followers giveaway! She's giving away four of her adorable blog templates.  Please don't enter because I would like a better chance of winning!   Just kidding, enter now!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Grade Level Linky Party

Kim over at The Teacher's Lane is having a grade level linky party!  What a fantastic way to find other blogs!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Daily Schedule Linky Party

Simply 2nd Resources is having a Daily Schedule Linky Party!  I love seeing how other people schedule their days!  What a great way to share ideas!  Here's my CRAZY schedule from last year.  Hopefully this year will be a little more kinder friendly-and I have to learn how to put in the daily 5!

Schedule 2010-2011.pdf

Be sure to link up with your schedule! Daily Schedule Linky Party

We have a WINNER!




Congratulations Cindy!  

Please send me your email within 24 hours to claim your prize!

Thanks to everyone who participated and visited my little blog!

Jody

Last Chance!

I will choose a giveaway winner later today! 


Click here to enter!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Math Station Freebie and Another Giveaway Reminder!


My Teachers Pay Teachers giveaway ends tomorrow!  Click here to enter!

Here are my math station labels.  I have used  a few different variations over the years.  The best tip I ever got was from my friend Casey who taught me to print two copies.  One for the tub of materials and one for the ceiling!  That way the kids always know where the materials go!  I print up an extra copy for the shelf too, that way it's easier for kids to put materials away too!


Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment or become a follower if you like what you see!

Jody

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Classroom Jobs with a Camping Theme!

It's a Linky Party! - 

Inspired to join in the fun, I started working on my camping themed jobs!  Here’s what I’ve come up with! All of the names don’t have a camping theme, but I figure I will at least pair the job with a camping picture and that should do the trick!
Star Camper-We have a whole morning routine to cheer for this student.  Then this person picks a friend (a boy has to pick a girl and a girl has to pick a boy).  These students have three jobs for the day. I find this the best way to fill those jobs that that are gender specific and also the most coveted job of allpaper passer! 1.  Line leaders  2. Bathroom monitors 3. Paper passers.

Update * you can get the jobs by clicking here!

 Weekly Jobs (some of my jobs require more than one student. I have a lot of jobs because I have a lot of kids):

Sanitation Ranger(2)-gives a pump of hand sanitizer
Math Choice Manager(2)-Helps put math choice tubs back in order, I keep my math tubs numbered.
Calendar Changer (2)-This helps out so much because I never remember to do it, but they never forget!
Campground Attendant(2)-messenger, takes attendance to the office
Lunchroom helpers(2)-helps clean up after lunch
Camp Host-Welcomes guests who visit our room

Lunch Count(2)-These kids make sure everyone moves their card in the morning, then they put all of the cards back at the end of the day.
Camp Ranger -Answers questions, help other kids when I’m with a reading group
Wood Collector-Collects pencils off desks
Reading Ranger- Organizes classroom library
Conservation Officer- Waters plants
Behavior Cards-Turns all behavior cards back to green at the end of the day

Desk checker-makes sure reading group books and homework folders are not left in desks
“Deer” Door Holder
Lantern Lighter-Turns lights on and off
Camp Cleaner-makes sure all play ground equipment is brought in after recess
Power Ranger-Computers powered down at the end of the day
Campout Capper-checks glue and marker caps are on

Canteen Counter-counts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 goodbye while students get drinks after recess (We don’t have drinking fountains on our playground, while we encourage students to bring water bottles, many don’t). 
Scrap Scout-picks up scraps off floor

Click to  Join the Party!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Giveaway Reminder and 2 Freebies!

First, don't forget enter my giveaway, $10.00 at Teachers Pay Teachers can get you some good stuff!  There is still time to enter by clicking here!

Freebie #1-   I was looking at Facebook and HeidiSongs posted a question for a friend asking about what you do at meet and greets before school starts.  One of the things that we do is pass out the first homework project of the year.  In this project families basically make a scrapbook page that is all about their child.  I got this idea from a friend a few years ago and I've been using it ever since!  The pages turn out great and we learn so much about the kids and their families.  Here is the letter we send home with a piece of construction paper. 


Freebie #2- I got to thinking about my shared reading.  I love using big books.  We often use Thinking Maps after we are finished.  I wanted to come up simple sheets that I can use after any story on my smart board, blown up on a poster for groups, or as individual worksheets.  Here are a five that  I came up with.  I think I might even make them an option for students to use with Daily 5! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you found something useful.  Don't forget to leave a comment or follow my page if you like what you see!

Jody
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