Monday, June 25, 2012

My 1st Blog Award!!!

An award...SO EXCITING!!! I received a Blog Award from Penny @
Superlative Science
Thanks so much Penny! I am happy to be your newest follower! Click on the picture above to check out Penny's FABULOUS BLOG!!!

So now, I get to pass it on to others.

Once you receive the award, you must follow 3 rules:

1. Follow the person that gave you the award
2. Link back to the person that gave you the award
3. Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers

I'm passing this award on to the following blogs...Please click on the images below to visit each blog.
Live Love Laugh

The Daily Alphabet

Kindergarten Lifestyle

Kindergarten Rocks

Kreative in Kinder

Curls and a Smile

Kindergarten Smiles

Kindergarten Korner

Can Do Kinders

A Teeny Tiny Teacher

There are so many wonderful blogs out there that are all very deserving of this award, but these are the 15 that I chose. This was fun!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Where has summer gone??? I can't believe it is already mid June!! I just got back from a wonderful vacation at Myrtle Beach and I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I wish school wasn't always on my mind, but it is. Oh well, I guess I should just deal with it. Here is a cute rhyming activity I wanted to share.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


My kindergarten team decided to use these profiles sheets this year to record our student data for M-Class. When the school year ended we put these data sheets in the students' Cumm. folders so that the first grade teachers would have access to them next year. We recorded each student's score for each test and then colored in the bubble under BOY, MOY, EOY to show whether they ended up red, yellow, or green. The first grade teachers liked these so much that they asked me to make a profile sheet for 1st grade. Because I love them so much I did! :-) Kindergarten Profile Sheet & First Grade Profile Sheet. I uploaded a picture of a partially completed profile sheet to show you as an example.

Number Practice

If your students need some extra practice with number formation here are a couple of number tracer pages. I like to laminate them so that my students can use them over and over again...then I don't have to keep making copies! Numbers 1-30 & Numbers 1-50

Monday, June 4, 2012

Word Work

Man I really need to go to bed but I am so obsessed with trying to get my blog up and running!!! I am trying to find things that I have made for my classroom that are helpful but that don't have a lot of clipart. I am still working on finding the right clipart licenses and I don't want to post anything that I could get in trouble for...that is my biggest fear!!! is a word work activity. You can have the students write the words or I have even used alphabet stamps. My students always seem more engaged when they use materials other than pencils. They like to use markers and colored pencils, but stamps were probably one of their favorites this year! Click here to purchase this packet at my TpT store. It includes 10 different word family activities.


Here are some simple alphabet pages that I like to use at the beginning of the school year. I make several copies and laminate them. I let my students work on them if they finish their seatwork early. I also use these a lot with students who struggle to form their letters correctly. If you have little ones at home that are learning to write their letters these would be perfect for them to practice! Uppercase Alphabet Practice & Lowercase Alphabet Practice.

Name Tags

Here are some simple but useful Name Tags that I created. Nothing fancy but they serve the purpose. :-)

Math Games

Here is a sample of a math game that I use in my classroom. I laminate several copies and let the students use dry erase markers on them. I also have have used non-laminated versions and let the students use Bingo Daubers on them. They love the Bingo Daubers!!! I know that several people have used this game or created their own version so I don't really know who to give the original credit to. I think maybe Shari Sloane?? Anyway I have created some of my own and here is a sample. I am working on creating addition 1-10 but I got burnt out on #6 so I have to get remotivated to finish. For now here is a sample of Add 1 Cover Up. I created them in color and in black and white. Click on the link to download the document. Enjoy! :-) Add 1 Cover Up

Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Labels

Summer is finally here and I still find myself spending the majority of the day doing school stuff. I am taking two graduate courses right now that are keeping me pretty busy. It hasn't been that nice outside the past couple of days so I have been working in my classroom. I was sorting through my books and decided I needed some new labels. This is what I came up with so far. I am planning on putting these book labels in plastic name tag pouches (the cheapo ones that you can get at Walmart). I haven't tested them out yet so I hope that they are the right size. I will make some more labels later but I need to take a break because my house needs cleaned. Hopefully these are useful to someone other than just myself. :-) Book Labels