Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Homework Packets and Back to School Sale

As I went for my evening run tonight, I thought about the first day of school- it's tomorrow! I'm looking forward to meeting the 24 kinders in my class. One of the 24 is my daughter, which makes tomorrow even more special! She is just as excited as I am to start kindergarten!  Then my thoughts moved to making homework packets for September (that's when I start sending home homework) which made me think of my Common Core Aligned Monthly Homework Packets. 

Kindergarten Homework Packets by the Month- Common Core Aligned

This has been one of my best selling products on TPT! I made it super easy- just run a month off back to back and staple! Easy peasy!  I send home the packet on Monday and collect it Friday. The homework is not too time consuming and really reinforces what we are learning in the classroom. The skills correlate with our standards-based report card. I also included skills such as tying shoes, saying address, phone number and birthday, and getting outer gear on.

I keep the monthly packet stapled together. It's just easier that way and you have less individual papers to keep track of!


Tomorrow is a one day TPT sale. Visit my store and stock up on any last minute products to get your year started off right! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Back to School

I go back to school in two weeks. Back in June I told myself not to do anything school related until August 1. That lasted until mid-July. I was busy creating monthly homework packets and planning for the first few weeks of school. I'm looking forward to tomorrow- the TPT Back to School sale! I'll get the items on my wishlist in time for school to begin!
Kindergarten Homework Packets by the Month- Common Core Aligned
My Monthly Homework Packets have four activities per week, both academic (practicing math, reading, writing, and phonics skills we will work on at school) and non-academic (such as tying shoes, saying phone number and address).

Don't forget to use the promo code to get 28% off in my TPT store! :)

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Christmas in July Dollar Sale!

I'm linking up with Indiana Bloggers for a Christmas in July Dollar Sale. School starts in a month (eek!) so it's not too early to start thinking about all those TPT items I have waiting in my shopping cart.  I love taking advantage of dollar deals!
I put several of my chevron items on sale for a dollar until July 21.
Chevron Daily Schedule Cards 
Chevron Alphabet:  D'Nealian 
Chevron Alphabet Cursive 
Chevron Alphabet 

Visit my TPT store for my other products.  Enjoy your last few weeks of summer vacation. To those of you who have started school already, I hope the year is going well for you! :)

Check out the fabulous $1 products! Thank you to Brenda for organizing this link up!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ABC countdown - Part 2

My class has been enjoying the ABC countdown to the last day of school! Here's what we did for D-J

D- Dance Party Day
We LOVE gonoodle.com. It has so many fun brain breaks! We leveled up our avatar during Dance Party Day. We had to have danced to at least 20 songs! 

If you're not familiar with Go Noodle, visit it and create a free account! Your kinders will love it!

E- Eric Carle Book Day
Eric Carle book day happened to be show and tell Tuesday. I was overwhelmed with the number of Eric Carle books that were brought in. And the variety!  We only had a few repeats! The class was eager to listen to all of them!

F-Favorite Day
I just had a show and tell day in which the students brought in their favorite things- lots of stuffed animals and toys were brought in this day! Their toy got to spend the day on their table as long as it didn't become a distraction!

G- Game Day
I set aside two fifteen minute breaks during the day to play board games from home. I had so much fun playing Don't Wake Dad! and Yatzee with my students!

H- Hat Day

This day ended up being very exciting!  The White Sox pitcher, Jeff Samardzija, came to visit and pass out White Sox tickets to the students at our school this day. (His mother had been a secretary at our school years ago, and I work in his hometown!) Lots of kids wore White Sox hats and apparel!

Image result for white sox

J- Joke Day
Today was joke day. The kids were cracking me up with the delivery of their jokes made up on the spot. My favorite:

Student: (as he looked out the window at the playground) Why does the playground play on itself?
Me: I don't know, why?
Student: Because it can't!!

Maybe you had to be there, but the huge smile on his face and his genuine belly laugh was priceless! 

Try a joke day with your class. Kindergarteners can be so silly!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale

Visit my TPT store during the Teacher Appreciation Days and use the Coupon Code ThankYou to get 20% off!  I just uploaded my new Dinosaur Literacy Stations.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

ABC Countdown to the Last Day of School- Part 1

We are in the final countdown to the last day of school!  My teaching partner and I started an ABC countdown to that last day of kindergarten. This past week we had A, B, and C day. The kids LOVED it! I'm so excited for the next 23 days!  Here's what we did last week:

A is for Autograph Day

I made little autograph books for the class. Click here for a copy of the autograph book cover. I stapled a few half sheets of white paper to the cover, which was copied on yellow paper. The kids had so much fun visiting with their friends and getting their autographs!

B is for Bubbles Day
Students brought in bubbles this day. I completely forgot to bring bubbles from home, so I was very thankful that two kids brought in 8-packs of bubbles! With all the extra bubbles, each child had a bottle of bubbles to use! We took both kindergarten classes outside on the chilly April afternoon for blowing bubble and running around! 

C is for Crazy Hair Day
Crazy hair day has always been my favorite. (Maybe that's because my first job was in a salon doing hair...) My daughters requested that I wear their Merida wig.

All day long, students from other grades peered into my room to see my crazy hair!  Kindergarten is the only grade doing the ABC countdown, but I think the older kids enjoyed seeing our crazy hair! 

Come back next week to see what we will do on D, E, F, G, & H days!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter "One"derland Dollar Sale

I'm linking up with some fabulous teachers is a Winter "One"derland Dollar sale on TPT.
 Visit my TPT store to grab some resources for just $1 this weekend! Click on the images below to purchase!

Bee Mine - Valentine's Day Themed Literacy Stations

100 Days Smarter! 100th Day Activities
I have been receiving lots of requests for the cupcake freebie I released last year from this activity. Stay tuned for a freebie!  

Honest Abe: A President's Day Craftivity

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Stations

 Happy Friday!

An InLinkz Link-up

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

There's SNOW better time for a $1 sale

This time last year, I was home with my girls with the school closed due to extreme cold. Here we are again, bundled up at home with a cup of hot tea and Frozen playing (for probably the 9th time this year- and it's only the 7th of January!)

I'm linking up with some fabulous teachers from Indiana for a $1 sale today and tomorrow. Here are the items I have on sale: 

 100 Days Smarter! 100th Day Activities
100 Days Smarter!  Click here for a $2 savings.
Honest Abe: A President's Day Craftivity
Honest Abe: a President's Day Craftivity. Click here for a $1 savings.
Winter Snow Literacy Stations
Winter Snow Literacy Activities. $3 savings!
St. Patrick's Day Lucky Stations
St. Patrick's Day Lucky Literacy & Math Stations. $2 savings.

I put my whole store on sale for the two days, too! Stay warm!