Wednesday, July 23, 2014

'Twas The Night Before T.K.

Updated My Poem From Last Year:

'Twas the night before TK...
When all through the school,
The work's on the tables,
These hats will look cool...
Work is on the tables... 1st day star hats.

The centers are ready...
Painting easel covered with a plastic table cloth &
 paint cups covered with wet sponges.

Our "Five Senses" center.  This is the vision mat.
Bunny's in his seat...
Library chairs
 The Discovery Center looks kinda neat,
Discovery Center
 The light on the desk of this cute TK room,
Will light up the faces of children here soon,
My desk

When, what to my wondering eyes should appear?
But Clifford the dog...
Clifford will stay in our pet shop until we need it for our chickens.
 And a cute, cuddly bear!
A soft bear and tissues just in case we have criers.
With a little, old playhouse so charming and sweet,
I knew in a moment we could cook up a treat...

Home center.  Everything is labeled.

At the "dress-up" center,
the children all played...
Bookcase on its side makes a closet.
 And later they stopped,
To make lemonade...
Our lemonade stand.  
We made individual cups of lemonade.

The message was written,
On the board with care...
Lined dry erase contact paper on an easel and
a magnetic cork board with a giant #1 for the 1st day of school.
 And the rules at the front,
Told us all to beware....
Front table
 The new ten frame numbers look like Common Core,
And our alphabet letters left us begging for more....

Our Money Pig helps us to count each school day,
And the abacus shows us in a "different" way...

Attach magnets to coins and you can display them on a metal pig or...
Just paint a pig with paint pens on a cookie sheet and attach your coins with magnets
to show the number of days you have been in school.

And ESGI's testing file is all ready to go,
It tells me what each child does and doesn't know...
I LOVE using a dish rack for my testing files.
I test kids on the computer using ESGI.
Try it for FREE for 60 days, then sign up with my $40 off discount code:
Click HERE to see their site.

Then the last thing I did was to make this cute sign,
I'm exhausted, wiped out, now please bring me some wine!
Look through the frame and say, "Cheese!"
Say, "Cheese!"

Please visit our TPT store and have fun setting up your classroom!

Look for my FUN "1, 2, 3 Sale".

Each day, 3 items in my TPT Store will be deeply discounted.
One item will be $1.00.
One item will be $2.00.
One item will be $3.00.

Wishing you the best First Day EVER.  :o)
See you all tomorrow!


  1. Your poem is great! And I love that Five Senses table!

    Learning at the Teacher Table

    1. Thank you, Donna. I have a mat for each of the 5 senses. Here is a guest blog post I wrote for Teaching Blog Round-up that shows how I taught all 5 senses. Enjoy: