Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Treats for Our Sweets

Trick or treat....smell my feet...give me something good to eat! :-) I love Halloween! My Freebielicious friends and I are teaming up to bring our "sweet" followers some fabulicious "treats!" You can

Here is my freebie for you! I have been making "High Five Practice Sets." This one is for colors and color words. You can hang them around your room, by your bathroom passes, on your door...going in and out. The kids "high five" the hands and say the color and read the color word! Have fun with it! My kids are loving the high frequency words AND the letters. I plan on making a beginning sounds set and shapes!

Now you can hop on over to my bloggin buddy Katie and grab her "treat" for you!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trick Or Treat Sale

I am throwing a sale this weekend! You can get all of my Fall/Halloween themed items for 20% off!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The clouds parted....

And the Daily 5 light shone down on me! Ok...ok....ok....a bit over the top...I KNOW! Buuuuut, I have a confession to make. As most know, I worked with some great bloggers this Summer and hosted a D5 book study. I was so excited about it. Well, then school started and I was never completely ready...I swear I feel that way EVERY stinkin' year. It doesn't matter how soon I go back. Staff development meetings, setting up my room, trying to organize, get ready for open was too much. I panicked! I couldn't handle the thought of trying to start D5. I chickened out. I went with my old reliable LWS. I had stuff ready. It was comfortable. I knew what to do. I was in control! Well, a few weeks in and it just wasn't going the way I wanted. I was back to trying to find things to do for each station. I was talking to a team member. I told her that I never gave D5 a chance! So, I spent my weekend getting ready to launch D5. I read the chapter AGAIN. I still felt a little "out of control," but realized that it was OK! I went by the book...we started "Read To Self." Long story kids were asking me, "when do we get practice our stamina?!" I tell was amazing! UH-MAY=ZING!! We were up to 10 minutes in a matter of just a few days....and if you knew my class, then you would be saying HOLY SCHNIKEY! Stilll...I knew it was good, but a tad bit skeptical. We launched "Read To Someone"...ummm same results! (cue the angels singing) I am happy to report that we have 3 D5 components up and running! Woo Hoo! I promise you year that I will definitely be starting right away. I will come back later this week to show you how I organize everything. It is going so well!! I am reposting a few D5 FREEBIES for you!!

Here is a FREE starter set!!

I love the book Goldilocks! I used it to introduce all of my comprehensions skills this year. I created these posters to go along with I PICK good fit books. You can download this from a previous post. Simply click on the picture below. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

1,000 Followers FABULICIOUS Give Away!!

Greetings friends! We are SO EXCITED to surpass 1,000 followers. All of the FANTASTIC Freebielicious authors teamed up for a giveaway like no other. We will pick three winners, one from each category. Giveaway ends Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. EST. GOOD LUCK and no matter what, EVERYONE WINS at Freebielicious!! You can get to FREEBIELICIOUS by clicking the picture above and the one below (red background) and also the FREEBIELICIOUS button at the bottom of this post. Although I love your do NOT enter the give away here. You MUST go to FREEBIELICIOUS to enter! :-) Thank you!!

Check out these awesome donations!

Good Luck!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Blog and a Halloween FREEBIE

This week has been super crazy! My bloggin' bestie, Krystal from Kreative In Kinder, and I started our FREEBIELICIOUS blog. We started talking about this Summer and were waiting for life to not be so hectic and crazy. Well, as you all know...that will NEVER happen! We decided to jump right in and get it started.

We wanted to create a blog that focused on PK, K, and 1st grade FREEBIES! We invited a few of our other bloggin' buddies to join us and almost 1,000 followers, over 100,000 page views, over 600 FB fans we are!

There have been some UH-MAY-ZING things posted there. If you don't already follow, then head on over and join us now! :-)Thank you all so much for your support this week. We appreciate you!!


I just posted a fun Halloween skip counting pack. I hope you enjoy it!! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Exciting Announcement and a FREEBIE!

I am so excited about a new adventure that has been in the works since this Summer....and I think we are finally ready to GO LIVE! I am teaming up with some pretty fantabulous bloggers to create a new blog for YOU! We would love to introduce our new blog to you....FREEBIELICIOUS! Don't you love the name?! It will contain ALL FREEBIES for YOU! Wait...wait for haven't heard the best part's only for PK-1st!! So, no more sorting through materials that aren't quite right for our young'uns! :-)

Here is our new blog! Please go follow us. You won't want to miss any FREEBIES!
Here are the SWEET authors that will be contributing!
Kreative in Kinder
Mrs. Miner's kindergarten monkey business
Little Miss Kindergarten

Kindergarten Lifestyle

Kindergarten Smiles

First Grade Blue Skies

Sharing Kindergarten 

We are super excited about this. We will be adding new authors in the next few days! Make sure you visit us often.

Now, for your first FREEBIE!! Head on over to FREEBIELICIOUS to grab your FREE "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid Of Anything-Number Sense" It includes:number cards, ten frames, and tally marks!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October means Halloween Time!!

Wow! We are quickly approaching the end of the 1st quarter. It is going so fast! I guess that means a few days closer to Summer :-) Now, if I could just skip over Winter...I would be a happy camper!!

Here are some things that I will be doing this month....

 A fun math and literacy pack!!

Roll and Cover Up ( 2 and 3 die versions)
Make a Two Digit Number
Race To Games (to 20, to 50 and to 100)
Race To Trace (1 and 2 die versions)
Before and After
Top It
Roll and Color
Roll and Compare
Bump (1 and 2 die versions)
Clear It (1 and 2 die versions)

 This fun Halloween packet focuses on numbers 0-20. Activities that are included:

Batty Numbers (number recognition, number order and number writing)
Recipe for Witches Brew (counting)
Trick or Treat Counting
Comparing Spiders (compare sets)
Witch Number is Less (compare numbers)

These play doh mats are perfect for small groups or math stations. The mats include a number (0-20) and a blank ten frame. Your students can either use a small play doh cut out to fill the ten frame or simply put a play doh ball.

Each mat has a cute Halloween theme! 

This packet has 40 8 x 11 play-doh mats, with a cute Halloween theme. The words are from Scott Forseman "Reading Street" for Kindergarten

Roll, Say, Keep games are always a favorite in my class!!

This packet contains:
18 themed word cards
5 different word work activities
Read the Room
Stamp A Word
Word Scramble
ABC Order
Rainbow Writing

Students find words around the room, in word books, anywhere you would like and write them on the response sheets.
Everything you need for the month of October! This packet includes everything for a "Haloween/Columbusl" Theme.

Here is a FREEBIE for you!! Spin-N-Graph Monsters