Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TPT Sale!!!


I am joining in on the fun and throwing a sale on everything in my store as well as a lot of other great sellers!  Check me out here!!  Everything in my store is 20% off PLUS the extra from tpt!
A total of 28%!
Grab what you've been wanting!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Intervention Pack ideas...

Hi friends!  I've had lots of e-mails asking for a March intervention pack...I'm kinda stuck.  My kids that I do intervention with are still pretty much using my January and February packs only because that's what they need...SOOOOO...I'm asking for suggestions on skills your kids need help with.  If you have an idea or suggestions please comment below!  


Don't forget to hurry on over and enter the Jack Hartmann Giveaway at
Mrs. Mayas' blog here!!  It ends tonight!  

Friday, February 24, 2012

God Bless America

This week we learned all about America, our national symbols, and a few presidents and it was so much fun!  Of course, we had some fun centers, and we did some cool activities during theme time.  I totally forgot to snap a picture of our cute "George Washingtons" and "Abes" from Cara over at First Grade Parade...and our lovely "Statue of Libertys" from Deanna.  I will get those pictures and get them posted soon.  Here are pictures of some of our centers that can be found in my God Bless America unit plus more!


we worked with a partner to add pennies






we measured Lincoln's hat with pennies...they loved it!


Lincoln's hat made out of an oatmeal can wrapped in black paper...this is what we used to draw the stars out of...so fun!

this was a "read the room" activity

cvc and ccvc spelling






Another fun week!  Happy weekend to all!  Freebies to come...soon, plus I'm working on a post answering lots of e-mail questions.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Last of Community Helpers...

I am finally around to posting our community helpers math centers.  We did a fun survey and asked our friends what they wanted to be when they grow up.  They loved this activity...I think they liked carrying around the class list and crossing the names out after asking the question, which by the way, helped a lot.  I've done surveys before but never gave them a list to carry with them...duh.  Oh, and Tally the toppings was another fave...so fun.  They got in the floor and counted their little hearts out.    

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These little guys were super easy, super fast, and fun to make.  This activity can be found in my store...it is a collaborative project between Jamie Mayas and I.  Aren't they cute!
My unit time is crunched this year so a 15-20 minute activity is perfect!  :)


I will try to post some freebies at some point...Sorry I've been slacking here lately on the freebies.  
Happy Wednesday everyone!
Oh, and I have a post coming up to answer lots of e-mail questions...if you have one ask me, and I'll do my best to answer if I get the same question a lot.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jack Hartmann Giveaway!!


Jamie MayasHaley BeardenJack Hartmann, and I are TEAMING up to do an AMAZING giveaway.  If you are a regular reader of any of our blogs you know that WE LOVE SOME JACK HARTMANN.  When Jack was with us last week he ever so GRACIOUSLY agreed to do this so... here we go!  



Did I mention that they are ALL autographed?!  :) 
Here's what you need to do to enter

Like Jack Hartmann's Facebook Page

Follow Jamie's Blog
Follow Jamie's TPT Store


Follow my Blog
Follow my TPT Store

This giveaway begins NOW and ends 
Saturday night February 25th at 11:59 p.m.

You will receive one entry for all of the above for a total of 7 entries. 
 
PLEASE BE SURE YOU LEAVE ALL ENTRIES ON Jamie's Blog


GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

NEW WINNERS!

Congratulations #5 Kim from Growing up Teaching and to #85 
Lynola (I don't have an e-mail address for this winner either)!  
Kim, I will be sending you this unit and I need to hear from Lynola or I'll pick yet another winner!!  :)


Still working on posting on community helpers math centers, but in the mean time, I have finished and loaded my God Bless America unit to tpt and am now working on Space...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Last Call...

Last call for Dahall and Mrs. Grennon's Beach Buddies for the community helpers giveaway.  I will choose 2 new winners tomorrow if I have not heard back from you two.  :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Winners...but No e-mail address...

Congratulations to dahall and Mrs. Glennon's Beach Buddies!!  




I chose 2 winners for my new Community Helpers Unit, but I don't have e-mail addressees...get them to me soon or I will pick 2 more winners!

You can check out the unit here.

Happy *almost* Friday everyone! 

Community Helpers math centers pictures are to come...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Community Helpers Literacy Centers

I don't know how else to start this but, Oh. My. Goodness!  Our centers this week have been So. Much. Fun!  I was so excited to introduce them to my little kinder friends...I think these are the most fun centers we've done, and of course so much learning is happening all at the same time!  I'm posting our literacy centers tonight, and math centers will come later this week.  I will be posting my new Community Helpers unit tonight, but before you can even buy you can win it!  I will use random.org to pick 2 lucky friends to give this unit away to!  Contest ends tonight!  

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we loved the sight word reflection game last week, that we did it again...with a different theme


Okay, so they have to get a trash ball un-wad it (is that a word?) and read the word to see if it's "trash" or "treasure"...how much fun is that?



We are chefs flippin' cookies to read sight words...

I thought this would be too easy for my kiddos, but it was challenging for a few of them...they had to really pay attention to the way letters are formed and where they sit on the line...great practice!

Okay, so ready, set, comment!  Maybe you will follow my blog while you are here!  
Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Centers

Okay. So, I was terrible at snapping pictures this week, but I wanted y'all to see what we were up to during centers because they were so fun!  But first, our story this week was Goldilocks and the Three Bears and we heard that she broke our principal's chair and was seen running through the building once.  She knocked on our door and left us a surprise...I forgot to snap a pic (again) of the little surprise, but how cute are these little darlins peeking out the door?!?  They were so excited!  Notice all the girls ran to see if they could catch a glimpse of her.  



We tasted porridge and graphed whether we liked it or not...guess what?  Totally forgot to take a picture of our cute little graph...but here's some of our reactions...



So, on to the centers...












You can find all of these centers plus more in my Happy Hearts Valentine Unit.
I am *almost* ready to post my Community Helpers Unit and my Presidents Unit...
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!


 
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