February 4, 2016

Currently February 2016

February already? Time is really flying. But I'm actually super happy it is because next month my brother-in-law will be home from his 2nd tour in Afghanistan and he'll finally get to meet his 2- month old son!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeekkkkk!!!

I'm linking up with the fabulous Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade to bring you this month's Currently.

I've really missed doing these fun linkies during my seven month long blog hiatus. I promise to never disappear for that long! I've been busy revamping my teachers pay teachers store which has taken up a ton of time but I am so happy with my progress. I look at some of the first products I created and I cringe each time!!! I've got just  a few more to go so wish me luck!

I'm really needing to cut back on coffee, buuuuutttttt it just helps make my days a little more manageable. Notice I said I was sticking to "most" of my New Year's goals....I wasn't referring to this one..hahaha!

Who's with me?!

Finally, I'm definitely swooning over all the new modern blog designs I've been seeing lately with the slideshow at the top....really techy! I'm itching for one, although I just had this current design up just a few short months ago. Ah! Decisions! Decisions!

February 1, 2016

Lesson in a Snap: iTeach Kinder Linky

I am suuuppppper excited to participate in my first iTeach Kinder Linky Party hosted by Nicole and Eliceo from nicoleandeliceo.com. This month I'll be sharing with you a freebie from my Lesson in a Snap Series. I created Lessons in a Snap, because let's face it, there truly never is enough time in the day to do everything we need to do. The activities in this series require very little to no prep at all. Just print, cut and laminate for durability.

You can use this activty as a center game or during whole group instruction. Either way, I'm sure your kids will have lots of fun!

I've included 4 no- prep sheets that are differentiated in order to fit the needs of your students. Just pick and choose the ones that will work best.

I've also included a set of blackline images in case you'd rather print onto colored carstock and save on ink.

Click the image to grab your free sample from the packet

And don't forget to check out the other posts below from the other fabulous iTeach Kinder bloggers!

June 24, 2015

Holiday & Special Days Calendar Cards

Aaaahhh Summer! The time when our teacher brain is supposed to shut off.......NOT!

This is my 3rd week of summer and I have to remind myself these days to relax a little. Although I had an extremely rough school year, and I've been looking forward to summer all year long, now that it's here, I'm actually really anxious to get back into my classroom! Weird huh?! I can't explain it at all!!

I spent the first two weeks of my break moving classrooms. I was extremely frustrated having to clean out not only my exisiting classroom, but the classroom I was moving into as well. The previous teacher resigned mid- year and left a bunch of stuff I had to trash. I must have made three trips to our dumpster! If you follow me on Instagram, I shared a trashbag of brand new hardcover books I found stuffed at the back of her closet.

At that moment I felt like crap. It wasn't so much about the books, it was about how I've been complaining all along while not understanding her struggles. I took it as God saying to me "Here you are whining about doing a little work and look at this nice gift this lady left you." There had to have been over 30 books in that bag. Brand spankin' new! I took a moment to say a prayer for her, and ask for forgiveness for my actions and my tongue. Lesson learned!! #imnotperfect

Anyhow, I finally made the time to sit and finish this calendar cards pack that I started a couple months ago. I wanted to make my own because I became tired of constantly searching for specific cards I needed and what was being sold at my local teacher store just did not fit my needs.

I was really bummed when I realized I left my laminator at school and we are locked out for the summer!! We're actually not allowed back in until two weeks prior to the start of the school year. But I've already printed these bad boys and now I'm just trying to find someone to help me cut them....hahaha!!

Click here if you'd like to check it out! It's only $2 in my TpT store :)

May 4, 2015

TpT Teacher Appreciation Sale!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!!! I'm joining in this fun linky party brought to you by these fabulous ladies! Hop on over to Flying into First Grade to see who is having a sale on tpt, or to link up. 

My whole store is 20%, then TpT offers an 8% discount for a total of 28% off. Another site-wide sale won't be happening for a while, so stock up while you can! I know I'm filling my cart with a TON of things that has been on my wishlist for forever, lol! pardon my poor grammar. 

Here are some of the things I have on sale, a bunch of these items are less than $2 - you just can't beat that price!!! 

Happy Shopping!!

May 2, 2015

Five for Friday...on a Saturday!

I'm a little late to the party....but here goes! I'm linking up with Kaci from Doodle Bugs Teaching to bring you my Five for Friday, on a Saturday.

This was one hectic week in Kindergarten. There are so many assessments going on it's ridiculous, I tried to squeeze in as much fun stuff as I could. 

This week we wrapped up our plant and life cycle units. These are my read aloud books. I don't leave them on our class bookshelf throughout the year, I store them in a file cabinet by quater. But I do allow my kids to look at them during Daily 5 or when they have free time. 

This cute activity is from TpT. I can't remeber the seller, I have the packet at school, I'll definitely come back and give credit. It didn't originally have arms and legs but I added them for extra cuteness!

We sang this cute song from Deanna Jump's Frog Frenzy Packet. The tune is "Up on the Rooftop", my kids loved this song!

We planted flowers on Earth Day which I hope will bloom in time for Mother's Day. I let the kids scoop their dirt and lay their seeds in the middle. They had a blast making a mess! We put them out for the majority of the day and I bring them in before we go home. 

We also started our Weather & Seasons unit. Here is a chart of our schema. I can't wait to dive into this unit, it's always one of my favorite units teach. 

Head on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching to join in the fun!