Thursday, September 29, 2011

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt {Leaf Rubbings Printable}

 As part of our Fall unit, we read the story We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger. Then, we took a walk around our playground to collect leaves. When we got back to the classroom, we created leaf rubbings with our new finds. Click on the image below for a free printable if you would like to do this activity with your students.

Book It Reading Forms {Printables}

If your class participates in Pizza Hut's Book It program, feel free to check out the printables I created a few years ago for students and parents. Just click on the image below to print forms for October through March.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Looking for Laura W.

Laura W. from UAFS,

I received a message from you today about the tap light segmenting picture you found through Pinterest. I'm trying to email you back, but it keeps coming back as undeliverable. I hope you read this! :)

Here's a link to the picture if you need it.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scotch Thermal Laminators - $17.99 at {Today Only!}

If you haven't already gotten one, Scotch Thermal Laminators are an Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day! They are on sale for $17.99!!! You can also get free two-day shipping if you have a Prime membership or free Super Saver shipping if you add something else to make your order total $25 or more. It only comes with two laminating pouches, so you might want to add a box of pouches to your cart. Only 17 hours left or until they are all gone! At this price, you could get one for home and one for school.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Early Childood Blogger Love :)

This summer, I asked readers to fill out my 'Help Me Find Your Kindergarten Blog' Google form and I wanted to update everyone with the responses I received. Just click here or on the picture below to take you to a page with clickable links to all of the blogs that were submitted. Thank you so much to each one of you who participated! Hopefully posting these links will help readers find your blogs, stores and Facebook pages, too!

If you haven't already submitted your blog or site, feel free to add it below. This is a Google Doc Form submission. I have set the form to 'Share' so your entry will go to a spreadsheet that others can view.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Apples are so Good to Eat Printables

I found the following poem and added some graphics to it and made it easy to print and place in my kiddos daily Reading Binders.

The color version is for our projector and the black and white version is for our Reading Binders. We will use this as a shared reading text this week.  Just click on the pictures to get your copies.

Apples are so good to eat

apples are so good to eat bw

I made a generic version of the words to put on sentence strips for our pocket chart, too.

Apples are so good to eat pocket chart strips

Saturday, September 17, 2011

All About Apples {Linky Party}

I am so excited that it is almost fall! I love all the seasons for their very own special reasons, but fall is my definitely my favorite! I love the colors, the smells, the cool crisp air, the clothes, the decorations, the pumpkin patch field trip, bonfires, raking leaves, chili, s'mores and everything else that makes fall so wonderful!

Apples Pinterest Board
Next week we will begin a two-week unit on apples and Johnny Appleseed. I have been searching for lots of new ideas to add to some of the ideas I've used in the past. I hope that you will like some of these links, too. I’m just wishing I had more time!
I haven’t linked to everything apple, just mainly what I think I might like to use.

Be sure to checkout the following link to search for great free/inexpensive downloadable apple printables from Scholastic.  Use code: 10THANKS for $10 worth of ebooks/printables. Expires 9/20/11
Scholastic Search: Apples

Letter Recognition
Emergent Readers
Shared Reading

Activities for Individuals or Small Groups
Question of the Day: Apples
  • Do you like red apples? Green? Yellow?
  • Have you ever swallowed an apple seed?
  • Have you ever eaten a caramel apple?
    • Have you ever seen an apple tree?
    • Have you ever picked an apple from a tree?
    • Have you ever peeled an apple?
    • Do you like your apples peeled or with the skin left on?
    • Have you ever made applesauce? Pie? Apple butter?
    YouTube Videos

    Lots of Other Ideas
    Apples Theme Unit by ABC Teach
    Apple Pickin' Time at The Virtual Vine
      Be sure to add a link to your blog with your ideas about Apples & Johnny Appleseed to the linky party below.

      Sunday, September 11, 2011

      Aww, you really know how to make a girl's day! Thanks for the awards!

      What a thrilling week to open emails from wonderful readers! I wanted to take a minute to tell you how sincerely honored I was to read each of your emails and how humbled I am to receive the following awards. Thank you so much for your support of my blog. It means the world to me!

      Thank you to www.teachercertification for being named one of the Top 50 Early Education Blogs. The part about my blog made me giggle! I am so very appreciative and honored that my little ol' blog was mentioned. :)

      Top 10 TBA

      Thank you, Pam from Can Do Kinders for listing my blog as one of your Top 10 Favorite Blogs. I truly appreciate your kindness! Please check out Pam's adorable blog by clicking on her button below. You will love her blog! It is colorful, creative and full of great Kindergarten content!

      Can Do Kinders

      Jeannie from Class Full of "Special" Kinders awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. She teaches Special Education Kindergarten and has an adorable blog! The pictures of her classroom are inspiring, as well! You can tell that she absolutely loves what she does and it shows. You would think she's been blogging forever, but she's a fairly new blogger. She just started blogging in July. I know she would love it if you visited and became a follower of her blog. :)

      Class Full of Special Kinders

      In order to accept this award you must follow these rules.  They are:

      • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
      • Share 7 things about yourself
      • Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs.
      7 Things About Me

      1. I love my family & being a Christian more than anything in the world!
      2. I have a son who is 11 and a daughter who is 4. 
      3. My husband and I were married in front of a waterfall in a state park in Tennessee.
      4. I wear my heart on my sleeve. 
      5. I love Dr. Pepper, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Sonic's cherry limeades WAY too much! 
      6. I like things to be symmetrical. This can be very annoying to others. :) 
      7. People laugh at my "winning" attitude. Every once in awhile it pays off though!
      Even though I would absolutely love to pass on these awards to others, I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I love so many blogs and I'm inspired in some way by each and every blog that I read. If your button is on my Blogs I Love page, feel free to accept these awards because I love you for a reason!

      Tuesday, September 6, 2011

      This video on playground mishaps makes me giggle!

      Our Principal showed the following video during a professional development work day last week. Tonight after school, I took my kiddos to the park and it made me crack up the minute I saw my son and daughter hop on the animals on the springs/coils. :)