Monday, January 19, 2015

Winter Writing Center

My writing center needed an upgrade, so I created this Winter Writing Center Activities pack!

There are a variety worksheets and word cards to use with a winter theme!
My kiddos really loved the Read, Trace, Write, and Build sheets!
These sheets are perfect because they can be completed independently.  I mixed the sentence up on the bottom, to promote a little reading.  I did have one kiddo put it in the same order they cut it out in...there is always one :)

There are also 10 word cards.  These can be put in your writing center and used in many different ways.  Students can pull out a word and create a sentence using that word, students can write or trace each word, OR throw in some letter beads and they can build the word!
There are 4 writing prompts included in 3 different levels!  There is a fill in the blank sheet, a tracing sheet, and a sheet with one question that would be fully written out on their own.

I have also included a journal cover with writing pages in two different levels.

I would LOVE to give a copy away!
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Snowman Buttons

I have a fun and easy to create math center!
I made a handful of big snowmen and about 20 hats. Each hat had a number on it.  This is where those buttons will come in.
My kiddos would pick a hat and put it on their snowman.  

Then, they counted out button to match their number.
The hats also could have addition or subtraction problems on top and then the kiddos will have to show the answer with their buttons.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Five for Friday

We made it! First week back!  Even though we had a "Cold Day" on Wednesday we still had a busy week!

On Tuesday, we had some people come in and do a play for our kinders about accepting people who have disabilities.  It was extremely cute and very interactive!  

At my old school, we used the Six Pillars of Character curriculum.  I started using it with my kinders this year to review each pillar.  We finished trustworthy by making gold medals!  My  kiddos ate it up! :0

We have been hitting the sight words and completed a few of these worksheets this week!  These can be found in my Dolch Word Bundle pack!

We are reviewing our number unit by using this Missing Number worksheet from my recently updated Let it Snow pack!

I spent a week in Florida over break and brought back seashells for each of my kiddos.  Majority of them have never been to a beach, so I thought it would be fun to bring a  part of the beach to them!  You would of thought I brought them $100 bills!  They were in love and "listened to the ocean" with them.  I still have kiddos who all of a sudden tell me they went to the beach yesterday...It has been like -20 here and we do not live by any beaches...ha!

How was your week!?  Did you have any days off?

Monday, January 5, 2015


Happy New Year!  I'm a little tardy to the party here, but here is my currently!  Thanks Farley for hosting this fun linky every month!
Listening:  I always forget it is on because it is Monday and who remembers anything on a Monday!?
Loving:  Today went pretty well!  I had a kiddo spill his milk right when we started our good morning song and I got the whole mess cleaned up as my kiddos did the song without me being me this can turn into who can be the silliest really fast!
Thinking:  I am also so tired and wish I was still laying around all day like I was over break!
Wanting:  The wind chill is like -7 right now...Polar Vortex?
Needing:  We will not go outside until like Thursday...maybe!  And we don't have gym until Thursday...HELP!
Yes:  I need to blog more!  I am hoping to change that!
Maybe:  I keep seeing the cutest blog designs and think it might be time to get a new one!
I wish:  I was in FL last week and now I want to go on another beach vacation!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Read it, Bead it, Type it, Write it

Melissa, from Jungle Learners, contacted me a while back to try out her Read it, Bead it, Write it, Type it pack!

I am SO glad she did because this pack is amazing!  There are so many skills that you hit in one easy to use literacy center!
I used the Pre-Primer Edition with my kinders!
First, your kiddos have their Read it, Bead it, Type it, Write it mat and a stack of sigh words.  These sight words are not just any sight words though.  Each card has pictures on it.

You kiddos need to figure out what the beginning sound of each picture is and then find that bead.  Once they figure out each sound and put their beads on their string, they will have their sight word.
Next, they will write the sight word and then use the keyboard on the bottom to type their word.
This was so fun!
I used a page protector, but you could also laminate!  I had these letter beads from Lakshore, but any letter beads would work out great!
Any activity that makes learning sight words fun PLUS working on beginning sounds is number one in my book!
Melissa was so kind to let me give away a copy to one of my followers!  Merry Christmas to you! :)

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Polar Express~MINI UNIT

This post has been on my to do list since last year!  Yes, I made this mini unit last year and waited to post it until now!  If you are looking for a some fun centers and activities for your kiddos to do, check it out!

We started out our day with a few literacy centers!
We did a Polar Express Write the Room!  There are eight cards that you can hang around your room or just add to your word work center.  I also added two ABC order sheets that you can use with the write the room cards.
This is a rhyming match center.  Your kiddos find the rhyming matches and record.  It can be done in a center or as a class!
Two math centers included adding and subtracting!  Each center has your kiddos picking a card, solving the problem, and recording.
I used these page protectors to save on paper!
Our day was complete with a hot chocolate and a movie!  Before all this, we graphed how we liked our hot chocolate-hot,warm, and cool!  My kiddos decorated their mug (included in the pack) and wrote which they prefer.
I can't forget to mention we also wore our pajamas to school!  
Check out this pack HERE

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Just Add A Highlighter - FREEBIE

We used one of the pages from my Dotter Fun pack this past week.  Instead of making my kiddos wait their turn and use the dotters I had, I pulled out our highlighters!  Everything is more fun with a highlighter or any type of marker!  No dotters-no problem :)
We are practicing our beginning sounds!
We also are having a blast and learning a lot with our half sheets!

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Dotter beginning sounds!  No dotters- use those markers :)

Sight word review!
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