Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Snow Time

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Today I am linking up with Mrs. Stanford over at her blog for Hump Day Highlight.  Every time I hear Hump Day it reminds me of that commercial on T.V. right now by Geico.


 
 

                                               ANYWAY!!!  :) 
Over the past two weeks we have been in school for a total of 2 days!!!  Can you believe it???? We have had some SERIOUS snow!  I like seeing the snow and watching it fall.  There is something peaceful about it....but this girl is not a snow loving I need to get out in it kind of girl.  :)  I am a sit by the pool with the warm sun on my face and swim to my hearts content. 
  With all of this time off , I have had some time to finish up a two packets I have been working on.  I love to incorporate across the curriculum activities whenever I can into my lessons.  These packets fit that criteria.  A little reading ...a little math. 
  We needed some practice in telling time to the hour and half hour.  These little stories are written for learners to read and then sequence the times according to the story.  They also have to identify the correct clock based on the wording in the story. Best part is No Prep for you just Print and Go.  Students will read, cut out the clocks and glue them in the correct sequence. 

Here is what we did.  My littlest learner read the story with me. 

Next , we cut out the clocks.

telling time passages Teachers pay teachers


And finally we looked at the clocks to identify the correct time and then went back to the story to sequence the times. 



Here are the packets if you want to head over and pick them up.  The first 2 people who make a comment on my blog along with their email address will receive the packet "Reading around the clock-hour/half hour"  from me as a thank you for following my blog. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-Reading-Passages-Bundle-Hour-Half-Hour-Quarter-Till-Past-1734883

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-reading-stories-hour-to-half-hour-1734765


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-Reading-Stories-quarter-till-quarter-after-1734833
 
Have a great Hump Day!  
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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Keepsake Freebie

It is no secret I love Valentine's Day. O.k. I have heard all of the people saying it is a dumb holiday but I love a day devoted to telling someone you love them. We can always use an "I love you!" If you head over to this blog post you can see some of the crafts we have done in the past for Valentine's Day and they turned out really cute. Click on the pictures to head over to those blog posts...But head on back there is a freebie at the end of this post.
http://theteachingbug36.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-day-craft.html
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I wanted to create something a little different with my kiddos this year. We send home these adorable Valentine Cards but usually they end up being thrown away. I was going to have my kiddos if they wanted to create a little keepsake book of their Valentine's to take home. This little freebie was created. Each page has a theme they can sort their cards by:
 1. Cards with super heroes
 2. Cards with pets
 3. Cards with farm animals
 4. Cards from T.V.
5. Cards from Movies
 6. Cards with monsters or aliens
 7. Cards with cars on them
 My plan: Have my kids collect their Valentine's and then have a station set up for them to choose their pages and make their book. Or if you want a more guided plan have all the pages run off for each child and give them the booklet to create. This would be fun to do at a Valentine's treat day or party. Head on over to pick up this little freebie. Enjoy! Leave me some feedback ....I would appreciate the LOVE. :)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uav06dqmdautsta/Valentine%20Keepsake%20book%20-free.pdf?dl=0http://theteachingbug36.blogspot.com/2015/02/valentines-day-keepsake-freebie.html
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Currently with Farley!

I want to thank everyone for entering my little giveaway celebrating 400 followers over at my TpT store.  I am very excited for that milestone.  Here is hoping to get to 500 and do something BIG!!!  Thanks everyone.  I appreciate every one of you!  :) 


I am linking up with Farley this month so check out what is going on with me. Head on over to her blog to link up.
 
 
The Super Bowl is on and I made some of my favorite black bean , avocado, corn, red onion, olive oil, lime juice, and cilantro stuff I call it.  Yum Yum!  Get the recipe over at Skinny Taste.  If you haven't checked out her website head on over...we use her recipes A LOT!!! 
I love Valentine's Day.  Everyone who knows me well says every time they see a heart it reminds them of me.  I collect them.  My yard will be decorated with wooden conversation hearts in the flower bed.  Yes, I am that lady.  :) 
I want a new car.  Not brand new just  something different.  I really want something bigger just not sure it is going to happen. 
I am not a fan of winter...never have been.  I love to be outside and swimming in a pool.  Summer is so relaxing and being cold all the time is not my favorite way to be. 
Pageant title I had a little trouble with.  I have been told I am too nice....well I can be mean but I guess I struggle with the balance.  I would rather show kindness.   We need more of it.   ;) 
 
 
On a separate note. .. you can stop reading here if you want...not meant to toot my own horn..Just sharing a freebie and a mention of a sale.   

This week I have been using my packet with my kindergarten intervention group and it has been a hit with them.  I am working with some little learners who are struggling with letter recognition and I was determined to find some creative ways to add to our lessons.  So this little idea popped into my head. 

My little learners identify the letter we are working on within the pages by highlighting or circling the letters.  Then we read a short story with the letters we are working on so they can identify them within the  text.  Finally, they will identify pictures with the same beginning sound of the letter we are working on. 

Here is a little sample page from my packet.  Click on the picture and pick one up as a freebie to try out. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y-aE4ccErHDjoSDrWXCiPUTz6iLt7KoDhjy4foXj2QQ/edit?usp=sharing


 If you like what you saw and found it useful-click on the picture below to pick it up in my store.  My whole store is having a Super Bowl Sale -20% off Feb. 1st -2nd. 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Print-and-Go-Alphabet-Kindergarten-Preschool-Pages-1655345
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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Thank You!!! 400 followers Giveaway! Teachers pay Teachers

 
A HUGE shout out to my followers at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  Just recently I reached a milestone of 400 followers and I thought it was time to give something away .  I haven't passed along any giveaways in a while and I want to celebrate. 
 
So, the little giveaway is going on for this week and the winner will receive a $20 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers.   I know I could spend that in a heartbeat.  
Head on down to enter the giveaway now. 
  
 
 





And for today only as part of my thank you head on over to my store and pick up my newest product as a freebie for a limited time (Ends today , Sunday , January 18th at 4:00 p.m. EST). Price will be $3.00 after that. 
  I would love the feedback and thank you to all who are following my store and blog. Alphabet pages perfect for young learners or I have been using them with my remediation group in Kindergarten. 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Print-and-Go-Alphabet-Kindergarten-Preschool-Pages-1655345


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mrs. Stanford's Weekly Linky

Happy Humpday! We are seeing a little bit of snow today. Too cold for me....bring on summer. Poolside and a cold glass of sweet tea for me. :) Each week Mrs. Stanford is having a link up where you can showcase what you are working with in your classroom. This year, I am working with several groups of students. One group in particular is my kindergartners who are learning letter recognition. I have a small group that is behind and needs a little extra help to get back on track. As we are working together this idea popped into my head and that is what I am using this week with my kinders. ***Head on over to my store and pick up the Alphabet or CVC version of these little sandwiches for 15% off until Friday. Or grab the bundle. Click on the picture below. Enjoy! If you head over to my Facebook page I am giving away one copy for you and friend if you comment and share my post with a friend. ******


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Build a Sandwich

Who doesn't love sandwiches????  I am SUPER excited about this yummy activity. Recently, I have started working with a group of kinders who need some help with letter recognition. Well the creative juices started flowing and along with some great clip art by Krista Walden, Laura from Whimsy Clips, and Lidia Barbosa this little project was
born. I created two packets one for CVC words and another for letter recognition. I couldn't resist working on both of these for the various groups I work with.

  First, I printed off the sandwich pieces on cardstock, laminated, and began cutting out the pieces. I only cut out the dotted lines on the pieces of the sandwiches with the beginning letter sounds. 
After everything was cut out, then I began laying out these sandwiches and creating fun new CVC words. 


Once all the sandwiches were created , my little learners will create their sandwiches and then record the words they make on their sheets. 

For my Alphabet pack and CVC pack there are white and wheat sandwiches with all of the fun fixings. 

And this is how they look with their sandwich toppers.  Cute right???



If you like what you see you can click on these pictures and head on over and pick them up.  You can purchase individual packs or a bundle of the two packs. 




http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/CVC-Word-Sandwiches-Center-Activities-1616033

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday E-book is up at Teachers Pay Teachers

I am beyond EXCITED!!!!  I wanted to share with you all the Teachers pay Teachers holiday E-books are out.  If you are not familiar with the book.  Each year sellers get together and send in links to their free products and share a holiday tip with you.  This year yours truly was a part of the Pre-K/K edition of the book.  I am heading over to download the book and check out all of the holiday freebies. This freebie is included for you to download.




http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Elf-Classroom-Holiday-Christmas-Calendar-Free-1009108



I am so thankful for my buyers and followers....this is our way to say thank you.  Head on over and download it today.  You will see my Elf calendar in there .  A lot of fun to use in the classroom if you have a little Elf come visit your room before the holidays. 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/2014-Winter-Holiday-Tips-and-Freebies-PreKK-Edition-1592561






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