Sunday, November 30, 2014


I hope you have your wishlists ready!  There is a major sale at TPT!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Finally Finished!!!!

I have finally finished my Alphabet Intervention Books.  My kids are loving them.  They are learning so much!  At 208 pages this might just be the biggest product I've ever created! Check them out if you get a chance!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Working on it -Wednesday

Okay, I'm not sure if working on it Wednesday is a thing, but I haven't posted ANYTHING  in about a million years.  
I have just been completely EXHAUSTED!  
Teaching kindergarten is a LOT of work, especially when you have to take care of your only family and your puppy!
Sorry, had to put that in here.  
I don't know how teachers with actual real life babies even survive with a shred of sanity.  
I didn't start teaching until my daughter was in second grade.  
Kuddos to the superwomen out there!  

Oh, one more unrelated thing- This came in the mail today!!!!!! 
It's from Fray Baby Bibs and More and I absolutely adore it!

Workin' on it!  Back story- I have a lot of kids who do not know much about letters and sounds.  I have tons of intervention resources but I was feeling like I needed something more.  I want them to have a  book in their hands during literacy/reading groups.  I want them to learn their letters, sounds, handwriting, and concepts of print. 

So... I came up with little alphabet books.  I made them with two books per page so they can easily be printed back to back.  The text is predictable and I put little dots under each word for pointing.  I made a page for looking for letters with different fonts, tracing the letters and isolating sounds.  I tried the Mm book out with three of my groups and I think they did an amazing job.  We celebrated by playing Bubble Pop from Growing Kinders.  

I put the Mm Book RTI Letters and Sounds on TPT for free.  
I'd love to hear your thoughts.  
I'm working on the rest of the books.  
Hope you like it! Please follow my TPT store if you would like to be updated when the rest of the books become available. 

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Classroom Pics!

I really am NO photographer, and I'm really not all that good at decorating.  
But I do think that I am pretty good at created workable spaces in the classroom.  
I LOVE looking at pictures of other classrooms, so here's mine.  
It won't be nearly as perfect or pretty as some of the other classrooms I've seen.  
But so far, I think it's pretty good! :)
The Crabitat is right by the front door. 
There is a little extra room in front of the tank so it can double as a science center.  
Next to it I have our How We Get Home chart.  
I still need to write the kids names on clothespins.  
But I figure I have time since I still don't know how they'll be going home. :)
A close up of the Crabitiat.  
The kids LOVE these little things!

Here is a close up of the chart.  
Next to it I have a clipboard with all of the kids names. 
 I asked parents about first day transportation and jotted it down on their name labels.  
I'm planning to take a copy, then I can use the labels as name tags on the first day.
Sadly the pick up students are labeled PU...I think it will be fine though.

This is our job chart, 
our Daily 5 rotation and Math Station Rotation will be located underneath.  
Next to it is our Sight Word Sea.  
I cut out fish onto construction paper.  
We'll write the sight words together and put them up as we learn them. 
This is a close up of our new alphabet chart.  
The kids will draw pictures for each letter. 
This is the whole wall in front of our morning meeting area. 
These are our numbers.  
The are under our word wall and smart board.  
They are my Ocean and Beach theme numbers. 
This is one view of our library area. 
This is another view because I love this cozy space!
This is our area for Work on Writing.  The other half of the board will have our math vocabulary.  My chicka chicka tree is waiting for the new felt letters I ordered and it will be part of word work!
This was taking from the library area. 

Our calendar and meeting area. 

This is our painting center and a partial view of word work. 

This is our small group table.Sorry, I just couldn't get it all cleaned up!!!!

This is our kitchen center.  
The students were asked to bring a photo or drawing of their family and I'm planning to hang it on the greet board area above the kitchen.  

This cozy little space is for word work. 
The wall is blank because that's where our class family projects will go. 
Another view of my Chicka Chicka tree.  
Students will be able to help the felt letters climb the tree.  
The back of the shelves will be for magnetic letters. 
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TPT One Day Sale!

Is there anything you forgot to pick up during the last big sale?
Well, now you have another chance!

300 × 300

Check out my store!


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Back to School Sale

Get your wishlists ready!  
So many stores are having this sale!  
Click here to check out my store!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Throw Back Thursday- Sight Word Freebie & Some Other Stuff!

Wow!  Today is the last day of the Big Time Blogging Challenge that I've done my best to keep up with this month.  I have blogged almost every day!  It's been an exciting and busy month for me so it's been quite a challenge!

Today I wanted to do a Throw Back Thursday to a Sight Word game in my TPT shop.  This is a favorite game in my class.  You can read about it in the original post here.   And you can pick it up for free on TPT here. 

Have a great day & thanks for reading!

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

What Are You Most Excited for in the New School Year?

I'm linking up with Big Time Literacy for Day 27 of her Big Time Blogging Challenge.  

Today's topic is to write about what you are most excited about in the upcoming school year.  
For me I always get excited about changing things around in my classroom, new decorations, scented markers, new ideas that I want to try, and my goal of doing it better than I did the year before.

This year I have a little something special to look forward to.
My nephew is going to be in my class.
He is so excited.  
His mom said he was walking through the door singing "I'm going to school"
Then he sat to watch TV and wouldn't take off his backpack or put down his lunchbox!  

My sister's family just moved back to town this past spring so I really don't know him that well...yet!

What are you most excited about?
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