Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Need an October Homework Packet??

This was created using the Kindergarten Common Core State Standards, but would be great for enriched Pre-K or 1st grade Intervention.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Subitizing Dot Bowls

Why not practice subitizing and counting objects in one activity? I simply daubed round dot cards and taped them in the bottom of Styrofoam bowls.  My students quickly recognize the dot pattern, say the amount, and then count out that many counters to place in the bowl. Super easy activity to put together and good practice for them.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Number Words

Created this little math activity to stick in a math tub. I need some ways to reinforce number words and the kiddos love using the clothespins and matching them to the numeral. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Daily Five

This is the first year that I've attempted to incorporate the Daily Five into my Kindergarten class. Boy howdy......does it ever take some patience on your part!! lol   It probably doesn't help that I have 29 students in my class either!  Well today we finally made it up to a solid three minutes of Read to Self. (It's day 12) I've also been slowly introducing some CAFE strategies.  We did "Check for Understanding" earlier this week and I really played up the part of "Check-in Charlie" and how he will stop you occasionally because he needs you to check in with him. They loved their bookmarks and can easily recall this strategy!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

YouTube Tuesday

So I'm a day late..sorry. I just had to share one of my most favorite videos for teaching story elements... I just love teacher tipster!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

My Teacher Stool

I found this old stool at a yard sale for $5.....bought some paint, stencil, and some BLING BLING.........and now I love it! Just a few pointers....Don't use spray paint with a stencil, use a paint brush specifically for stenciling. I used a black paint pen to basically draw all the areas where the paint did not go on right. I used super glue for the sequin rhinestone things and they seem to be on really good.

Scrunchy Border

So I really like how this border technique turned out! It was super easy to do. I cut strips of that colored butcher paper we all have down in the workroom into about 3 1/2 inch strips. (cut several strips together to save you time). Then I accordion folded the strips back and forth. (once again several strips together to save time). Next, you simply wad it up into balls (not crazy tight) and then open some to begin just stapling it on your board randomly, giving it some fullness.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans done for the week. I just love using It is really easy to use and I just learned that I can collaborate with my co-teacher and share lessons on it! Another cool feature is that it has the option of adding common core standards to your lesson....just click on the ones you want! Anyway, I love it and it's only $12/year!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

File Cabinet Make-over

Boring old file cabinet receives some much needed sprucing up! Some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge is all you need and no damage at all to the file cabinet. It peels right off if you need it to.

Write the Room

Do you guys do many "Write the Room" activities in your classroom? My class just loves them and once they've learned how to do it, I can easily change out the theme and they think it's a whole new game. (with little preparation on my part!) Here's a whole years worth of Write the Room printables! Check it out!

Too Much Fun!

 Seriously, have you guys played around with Tagxedo? 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Mission Organization

My goal was to organize my classroom closet and I think I'm just about there!!!


The Best Co-Teacher Ever

In case you didn't know......I have the best co-teacher ever! She really keeps me going. Whether it be encouragement, inspiration, or chocolate!! Look what she made me to start our year!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Teacher Table Skirt

So, I've been noticing all of these really cute teacher table skirts and decided it was time to make one. Well, my mom make one anyway;) We used the sew and stick Velcro stuff. She sewed it on to the fabric and the other side (sticky) went on the table. So far, so good.

What do you think about my touch point number posters I made? Sure is handy having them right in front,easily accessible for whole group time.
Click below to check them out!

Monday, September 2, 2013

September Homework Packet is ready for use! I thought it might be helpful to indicate on each night's work which common core standard it is addressing. This will help me determine if and where they need extra intervention.