Saturday, November 18, 2017

Turkey Hats - Turkey Headbands

Are you looking for a ready to print turkey hat? Choose one of the four included designs for your students to color and paste onto a sentence strip!

Choices include:
1. Turkey with the words "Happy Thanksgiving!"
2. Turkey with a fill-in-the-blank sentence: "I am thankful for _____."
3. Turkey with a blank line for writing a complete sentence.
4. Turkey with no line: Write your name or draw a picture.


TURKEY HEADBAND

TURKEY HEADBAND
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

NUMBERS TO TEN

Use these pages to help your little ones learn about the various ways to represent numbers 0-10.  I've included an anchor chart, which can be either enlarged or laminated to use in small groups.  

Students can practice:

* Writing NUMBER WORDS 0-10
* TRACING numbers 0-10
* WRITING NUMBERS 0-10
* Drawing dots on TEN FRAMES
* Representing 0-10 with TALLY MARKS


0-10, numbers to ten, writing numbers, tally marks, ten frames

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NUMBERS TO TEN

Enjoy!


Sunday, August 13, 2017

BUILDING BLOCKS THEME: Classroom Rules

I created these for our school's theme, but these are actually pretty universal - especially if you like rainbow-themed items!  Just laminate and use some hot glue and you are done!  


#classrules, #buildingblocks, #rainbowtheme, #classroomrules, #bts





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BUILDING BLOCKS THEME: Class Rules

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#MarkdownMonday - Week of August 7th

Each Monday, a variety of TpT sellers will be drastically reducing prices on ONE item in their stores!  

Just type #markdownmonday and you'll find a wide range of great deals!

Since it's back to school season, I've reduced the price of my "How We Get Home Backpack Labels" to only $1.00 at MY TPT STORE!  

These are perfect for tagging little ones during the first weeks of school and I've used these for years (and updated the selection over time).  Just print, laminate, hole punch, and zip tie to backpacks!  

I place these in a container and tag students' backpacks during orientation or during the first day when I greet parents.  This has been especially helpful with kinders who can sometimes be shy or unsure of themselves.  

Hope you enjoy!!

#markdownmonday, #tpthashtagsale



To get this product, visit the link below BEFORE next Monday!!  Look for HOW WE GET HOME BACKPACK LABELS at my TpT store.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Building Blocks Theme: Numbers 1-36

***UPDATED***
This set now includes numbers 1-36!
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I couldn't find these anywhere that looked "just right" so I had to make my own!  Use these building block themed numbers in a variety of ways in your classroom:

* Number cubbies or backpack hooks
* Use for number lines or counting 
* Tape on the floor if you use a numbered line order
* Number desks, chairs, journals, or folders
* Labeling team or table numbers
* Tape next to your existing class rules

BUILDING BLOCKS THEME, CALENDAR, NUMBERS, #CLASSROOMDECOR


If you can think of other uses, please feel free to mention it in the comments below!

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Camping Themed Bundle

I finally rounded up all of my camping 'gear' and zipped it into one bundle!  

 CAMPING THEME BUNDLE
CAMPING THEME BUNDLE

If you want to check out each product separately, here are the links:


CAMPING THEME: Editable Name Plates 

CAMPING THEME: How We Get Home Signs 

CAMPING THEME: Pencil Cup Signs 

CAMPING THEME: Word Wall Alphabet CAMPING THEME: Numbers 0-20 

CAMPING THEME: Alphabet Posters 


I will probably add more items to this in the future, so if you have a suggestion, please leave it in the comments below!

Thanks!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING ASSESSMENT

Summer is going by so quickly and I was given the joyous responsibility to create an assessment for our incoming kindergarten students!  Knowing that time is limited, but that we need data to sort students fairly, I've created an assessment to measure some of the basics for our students: 

For READING:
* Uppercase Letters
* Lowercase Letters
* Letter Sounds
* Sight Words
* Writing Your Name

For MATH:
* Counting to 100 (no chart...just counting orally)
* Counting by Tens
* Identifying Numbers 0 - 20
* Counting Objects 
* Writing Numbers to 25
* Addition 
* Subtraction

I've included a data sheet as well, so wish me luck!  This is our first time sorting students in advance with ACTUAL DATA!  I'm excited!!

I've also slowwwwwly moving toward changes in my product covers!  I'm pretty proud, but this took entirely too long to make...and then it was too big to upload to TPT!  Ugh!


kindergarten assessments, kindergarten screening, tpt



How many of you test kindergarten students in advance?  What skills are a priority to you?  Please feel free to leave comments below!

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KINDERGARTEN SCREENING ASSESSMENT

Monday, June 5, 2017

FREEBIES GALORE!!

Are you looking for some awesome freebies for your classroom?  This Collaborative eBook has over 200 FREE product links from a wide variety of sellers on Teachers Pay Teachers.  We have featured our BEST FREEBIES to share with you! 

All that is asked in return is that you "PAY IT FORWARD" by doing the following: 
* SHARE and 'LIKE' this link on social media.
* Leave FEEDBACK if you download a product - to recognize the work of each seller.  
* LIKE and FOLLOW stores - to stay informed of new products.
* FOLLOW sellers on SOCIAL MEDIA - to be the first notified of special offers and sales!  



I hope you enjoy this collaborative effort and enjoy exploring new stores!  Click below for a preview:



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Best of TPT Marketplace YOUTUBE June 5th

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Editable Awards

My classroom awards have been updated to include 35 editable awards!  Be sure to click 'scale to size' via print preview prior to printing.

Here are the new categories....drum roll please:

* Amazing Athlete Award
* Amazing Attendance Award
* Awesome Artist Award
* Awesome Attitude Award
* Blooming Behavior Award
* Cheerleader Award
* Dazzling Dojo Award
* Endless Enthusiasm Award
* Excellent Example Award
* Fabulous Friend Award
* Great Growth Award
* Handy Helper Award
* Happy Handwriting Award
* Happy Hugger Award
* Homework Hero Award
* Immense Imagination Award
* iReady Math Award
* iReady Reading Award
* Lots of Leadership Award
* Marvelous Manners Award
* Math Magician Award
* Miss Manners Award
* Perseverance Award
* Positive Participation Award
* Radical Reader Award
* Really Responsible Award
* Refined Writing Award
* Rockin' Reader Award
* Sincerity Award
* Sunny Smile Award
* Super Citizenship Award
* Super Scientist Award
* Team Player Award
* Tech Support Award
* Welcome Aboard Award




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Sunday, May 21, 2017

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION

I just made these EDITABLE graduation certificates for my K students!  These are all 'wise owl' themed, so they can be used for students of any gender or ethnicity. 


Here's a sneak peek:

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Friday, May 19, 2017

How We Get Home Labels

Per request, these have been updated!  I use these at the beginning of the year with my kindergarten students.  Simply laminate, slice, and attach to a backpack using a zip tie OR print as labels to stick on shirts. 

Labels included in this set:
1 - Car Rider
2 - Walker
3 - Bus Rider
4 - Bus # ____
5 - Day Care
6 - Bike Rider
7 - Team Up
8 - Extended Day
9 - Tutoring
10 - Parent Pick Up
11 - Blank label with star graphic (make your own!)



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HOW WE GET HOME LABELS


Monday, May 8, 2017

MOTHER'S DAY

I have finally updated my Mother's Day item!  Currently 50% off!

This bundle includes:

* Questionnaire for Mom
* Questionnaire for Grandma
* Mother's Day Coupons (write on the line)
* Mother's Day Coupons (pre-filled)
* Friendly Letter to Mom
* Drawing/Writing Activity

I may add more to this later, so feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section.  :)



Aaaaannnd....the preview:

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

2D AND 3D SHAPES

Once again, I have found myself creating materials to help my students get additional practice beyond our curriculum.  This bundle reviews 2D and 3D shapes with a bit more depth.  I may add more pages later, but right now need to work on lesson plans!!

For some reason, my cover page cracked me up.  I felt like I needed to label the shapes since it looked like the two kids were partying a little TOO hard.  LOL!!

Here's screenshot and you can check out the preview on TPT:

Can you see those tiny pics? 
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Friday, May 5, 2017

COLONIAL TRADES/JOBS

Well, I have finally made this, but many of those here in Jax probably have already taught this topic, but hey...there's always next year!  I wasn't sure whether to call this one "Colonial Trades" or "Colonial Jobs" so it's sort of a combination of the two, since I'm not sure if being a farmer was considered a trade or not.  



Here's a sneak peek:

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

BARTERING AND BREADMAKING

Our adventure continues in Colonial America!

This week, we used my (ahem - just made on TPT) bartering pages.  Each child chose their Colonial job: they could either have a trade in town or live in the country as a farmer.  

The mission: barter your products in order to get eight food items, four clothing items, and four items made from wood or metal to take back home.  The final produce should look something like this:

After choosing their line of work, everyone got busy coloring their products and making their own advertisements.  I was the local carpenter, specializing in making wooden beds.  First, I modeled how to promote my product with a bit of exaggeration (Yes I did sneak in a bit of persuasive writing, didn't I?) and then stood in front of my little "Colonists" to brag about the most awesome, comfortable beds in Colonial America!  Each student got to do the same thing, and some of their ads were a hoot to read!!  I don't know who gave them the idea to put "50% off" though....




Finally, one of my wonderful parents donated supplies so we could experience the job of a Colonial baker!  The dough was mixed inside a gallon-sized Ziploc, which meant...you guessed it...NO MESS!  We passed it around and everyone got to help knead the big bag before I passed out their individual bags.  If you do this activity, be sure to double-bag your dough, as the children tend to squish and mix the dough with all of their might.  

The best part, however, was a parent's idea - give the kids pre-made bags of pizza dough to knead.  Well, I'll tell you what...those children needed to knead!!  They pounded, stretched, beat, elbowed, and killed that dough!  It was hilarious!  The kids ate pre-made bread sticks afterwards, so we didn't have to bake in class - yay!  Finally, a successful food experience!

TIME TO MAKE THE DOUGH!

Remember that Dunkin Donuts ad?  Well, here we are practicing the gentle art of kneading like the early Colonists...

Here are my darlings pounding the mess out of their dough!  It sounded like a train coming through my room.  Even though it was pre-made pizza dough, they still felt this desire to make sure it was well kneaded!  Here we see the use of elbows and stretching:


The use of "spanking" the dough (I've never thought of trying that...):

Finally, the common practice of pounding the dough...to the death!

I'm so glad I captured the gentle art of kneading by my kindergarten students - ha!


DAY AND NIGHT SKY BUNDLE

I just created this Day and Night Sky Bundle and have discounted it to $1.00!!  This includes:


* Daytime or Nighttime - Naming Pictures
* Day and Night Antonyms
* Draw and Write - Day Sky
* Draw and Write - Night Sky
* Day and Night Sort (t-frame style...words not pictures!)
* Day and Night Quiz
* 18 Colorful Sorting Cards (Headers included!)


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