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Monday, September 5, 2022

Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom...

...Welcome to Our Classroom!

I made this little palm tree topper for a 2D palm tree that we used in kindergarten.  I wanted to change it up a bit for my TK class, so we made these 3D palm trees. Start saving those TP tubes!
I LoVe, LoVe, LoVe it!
I took the same topper, we cut 2 slits into it, and we slid it onto a TP tube.

The best part was adding the peel-and-stick Fun Foam letters to it. (Did you catch my cute file folder rack? Yes, it's a dish drainer! It holds my file folders and the utensil caddy holds pens & pencils! Perfect for my individual student files.)

Each child glued his/her picture to the top and it made an instant bulletin board! Perfect to have up for Back-to-School Night. 


Lovin' TK!

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Monday, August 29, 2022

October FUN Will Soon Be Here!

An Oldie Worth Re-posting:

October Math The KFUN Way:


Use a slice of a pool noodle to create these 5 Little Pumpkins and teach ordinal numbers.

Find out how to make these cute little pumpkins by clicking HERE.

Halloween Sight Word FUN:

Practicing color sight words has never been so much fun and your students can make an easy reading book to take home and share with their families.
This is a color version of the black line book cover.
I usually complete one page a day with my students in a whole group setting.  The book contains 9 pages plus the cover, so we complete it over two weeks, but you can also complete several pages at one time in a small group setting.

Here are the directions.
One the first page, the students copy the sight word "Black" and color the cat black.



On the next page, they copy the sight word "Orange" and color the pumpkins orange.

This is my favorite page:  I see a green monster looking at me!


They continue in this manner until all of the characters end up at a Halloween party.  

You can grab this book by clicking RIGHT HERE.

Have You Seen My Pocket Lockets?


My students beg to make these each week.  They can make a sight word pocket watch or a sight word locket.  This is how:
First, they trace the letters and numbers.
Next, they cut out the pocket-locket.
Then, they cut out the individual letters of the sight word.
Next, they glue on the letters on in the correct order.
Last, they add a piece of yarn.

They can wear it in their pockets as a pocket watch or around their necks as a locket.
This set contains 18 sight words plus a blank
pocket-locket so you can add more sight words.
You can grab two FREE Pocket Lockets by clicking RIGHT HERE.

Grab the entire set by clicking HERE.

More Sight Word Fun:

Shaving cream creates the perfect surface for writing sight words.
And when you're all done, just clean it up and your desks are nice and clean!

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Friday, August 5, 2022

I Promised to Post About this FREEBIE:

If you saw my webinar...

... for the teachers of Santa Cruz earlier this week, you know that I promised to post about the cute Text & Spell phones that my friend, Traci Clausen created.
Click the image to grab this FREEBIE!

Here is the link:  CLICK HERE

They come in black or white.
Once you copy them, laminate them so students can write on the screen with dry erase pens and easily clean them off.

My students started writing their name on the screen and then texting their name with their thumbs.

They also texted sight words, one at a time and texted them.

Later, they wrote short sentences, like "I like you." or "I have a cat."
They also texted their sentences. 

It was such a fun way to motivate children to spell words and it's FREE! 

Thank you, Traci, for a wonderful resource!
  
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Saturday, June 11, 2022

You Won't Believe Your Eyes!

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Alive Studios Zoo uses augmented reality to teach letters, sounds, word building, and more in a FUN and engaging way unlike anything else!  I used their products in my classroom and have seen fantastic results with my students.  


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Start yourself off with these interactive journals that work with the FREE App. That's how I got started with Alive Studios Zoo. These journals can be used independently from the entire program and will WOW your students!






Saturday, June 4, 2022

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

End of the Year Goodies & Tips For YOU!

Make The End Of The Year So Much FUN:

Start with teaching this simple song. (Perfect if you have a graduation or culminating activity.)
The pages can be made into a big book.
Tip: Bind it at the bottom so when you turn the page, gravity helps the page to quickly fall.
Tip: You can send these home even if you don't have a graduation ceremony.

And let's not forget the special adults in our students' lives. 
Tip: These can be used for any significant adult in each child's life like their dad, grandfather, mom, grandmother, aunt, uncle, care-giver, etc. 

A FuN and easy Father's Day gift your students can create for any significant person in their life. Click the image to grab this fun project. 

And this Flag Template is perfect! Students can write about what they did for Memorial Day or what they plan to do for Flag Day (June 14) or the 4th of July. 
Tip: We wrote about our favorite national symbol since we studied them this year. 

You get two flag templates in this set; this one and one with wider lines. Students can write about their favorite national symbol or what they did for Memorial Day or Flag Day.
Click the image to grab this set. 


And here is a FUN activity for your last week:
We made sock puppets from old, clean socks to help us re-tell the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar when we celebrated Eric Carle during the entire last week of school: 


Students cut out the circle to allow their sock puppet to crawl through. 
Tip: Perfect for re-telling to a partner or a buddy class. And so much FUN to re-tell the story to your family at home!

Have a wonderful End of the Year!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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