Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day

Well I got a couple of things done over the long weekend, but I am still working on some items. I have an over abundance of Play-Doh that is just sitting in my classroom. We have been reviewing letters in class and have also been introducing "popcorn words" aka. "sight words." Over the weekend I figured that I would make Play-Doh/Dry Erase Mats for my kiddos so that they could work on these skills. These mats are great for center activities and I cannot wait to start centers in my classroom. These mats are also great for individual student use if you have students who tend to finish their work early and need something productive to do to keep them busy. I think my kinders are going to love these bright, colorful mats and they are going to be thrilled to use PLAY-DOH and DRY ERASE MARKERS! They are going to think that they hit the JACK POT! Please click on the links below to check out my sight word & alphabet Play-Doh Mats at my Tpt store! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! Back to the real world tomorrow! :-) Oh yeah in honor of Labor Day, the 1st 2 people to comment on this post will receive both sets of play-doh / dry erase mats free!!! Please leave your name and email address below!

Alphabet Play-Doh /Dry Erase Mats

Sight Word Play-Doh / Dry Erase Mats (Fry Words 1-100)

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Numbers 1-10 Play-Doh / Dry Erase Mats

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Another School Year Already???

I can't believe that I am starting another school year already! It feels like last school year just ended. Summer break keeps getting shorter and shorter! Last year was a tough school year for me. I had a very demanding class and they wore me out mentally and physically, but I SURVIVED!!! Even though it was a tough year, I fell in love with the kiddos and I think that they helped me to grow professionally as a teacher. I had to come up with some tools and tricks that I have never used before, so I am thankful to them for pushing me to try new things. The start of this school has been much smoother and I am so thankful for that. I really think it is going to be a fun school year! My kiddos are not perfect by any means but they are eager to learn and catch onto things pretty quickly. I hope that I find more time to blog this school year. I really enjoy it and it actually is kind of a stress reliever to me. I like to talk about school and sometimes no one wants to I can just type away and get it all out! My goal this year is to create more activities for school and like I said "blog" more and interact more with my fellow bloggers. I am just in awe of some of you and how you find the time to do all the cool things you do (I need your secret)!!! My daughter is 2 now and she takes up a lot of my time (I wouldn't have it any other way) time with her is just too precious to miss out on. But seriously, those of you teacher bloggers who have young ones at home, please share any secrets or tips you have about how you create activities in a timely manner and also have time to post daily/weekly. I would love some advice!

The start of the kindergarten school year is kind of slow because we are just doing the basics which is learning rules and procedures. We have been working on reviewing identifying letters of the alphabet and learning letter sounds. We are also working on letter formation. Beginning of the year writing kind of makes me cringe a little, but it is amazing how these kiddos improve on their handwriting skills throughout the school year. I created a basic little alphabet sheet tonight to help my kinders with letter formation. I am going to laminate a copy for each student so they can use their dry erase markers on it. Dry Erase markers make everything more fun right!?! It is not anything fancy, but it serves a purpose and that is all that matters. Happy Tuesday!

Alphabet Freebie