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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Halloween wrap up and a freebie

Headed into November already!!! I can not believe it. I know I promised a little October freebie this month. I don't know what happen this month but it got right past me in no time. However, I can not let my faithful blog followers down. So , I am sharing with you an ADORABLE thing one of the teachers did with my own kiddos at school. I added to the activity by creating a little alphabet order handout that you could use to keep your students engaged to prep for the activity. I did find it easier to have all of the materials separated into individual bags and labeled.
Here is what you will need.
 A large black pot/cauldron
  Plastic bags-labeled with ingredients
Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
Pretzel sticks
Dried craisins
Chow Mein Noodles
  Chocolate chips
  Candy Corn
Then give all the ingredients a fun name like Ghost poop, pumpkin guts, and cat whiskers through all of the chuckles of the students. They LOVED IT!!! Have each student pick a plastic bag and dump it into the black cauldron. After all of it is mixed together place into a fun , festive individual bags to send home or snack on in class. So much fun. Here is the little freebie I promised to you.

Looking forward to the month of giving Thanks. Stop on by for a little thanks to all of my readers.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Back to School and a Freebie-Week 3

Back again for a little sight word freebie and back to school celebration.  I wanted to share one of the ways we review sight words at home.  This is a quick and easy review to do right before bedtime. 

First, we lay out all of the words we are working on.  I don't typically give more than 10 at a time to learn.  I turn all the cards over and my kiddo is ready to play. 

Second, the cards are flipped over and if my kiddo reads it right then it goes in their pile....if not the card is mine...ha ha ha (evil laughter)  just kidding.  :)  Of course that adds a little competition to it so they can beat mom. 

Finally the cards are tallied up and sometimes I even throw in a few that we have already mastered just to make sure they are still on the mastered list. 

And now for the freebie.....a little more apple fun with Pre-Primer sight words.  Enjoy.  Head on back next Sunday for the final back to school freebie. 

Have a great week.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

WoRd FaMiLiEs -InTeRaCtIvE NoTeBoOkS

I have to admit it.   I love interactive notebooks.  Many years ago when I moved from third grade down to kindergarten I had my little kinders make and use interactive notebooks.  Other teachers thought I was crazy because at the time they didn't think I could keep them all straight and organized for my littlest learners.  Well I was out to prove them wrong and I did.  :)  Well I hope I did.  :)
  So when I received a newsletter for my own littlest learner classroom saying they were going to be working on word families...a light bulb went off.  I created these word family packets and thought how could I resize them to fit into a composition notebook.  Some printers allow you to shrink them down to 85% but my printer did not.

So here is what I did .  I opened up the PDF file and pressed file and print. 

 Click on Page Setup.  The next option is to choose the size of the paper.  I chose Executive and it worked perfectly for what I had planned. 

It turned out to be a great way for my kiddo to keep all the paperwork together and get a little practice with me at home. 

If you like what you see you can pick up these packets in my store. 


Get them for 10% off today and tomorrow in my store. Short o and u are coming.

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