Monday, November 26, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

CHRISTMAS TIME! Can you believe it?! 4 school weeks until Christmas break! This year is just flying by! Here is my Christmas Math and Literacy Unit. I hope you like it! It is on sale right now! You can get to my TpT store by clicking on the cover page below.

This packet has activities for: letter recognition, letter writing, beginning sounds, sight words, CVC words, sentence writing, letter and list writing, number recognition, number writing, ordinal numbers, patterns and graphing.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cyber Monday (+Tuesday) Sale

I am participating in Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Monday +Tuesday Sale!! That means 28% off everything in my TpT store! You can get to my store by clicking on the picture below.

I can't wait to start shopping!! I have had my eye on quite a few things! These are things that I already have in my shopping cart!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Old Posters....New Again

I have always loved creating things! I guess it was just natural to begin blogging and opening a store on TpT! Well, as time goes by...I would like to think that I get better! :-) My products are in need of some updating! The fist sets that I decided to take on were some of my best sellers. 

First is my comprehension poster set #1!

This packet includes posters for : cause and effect, classify and categorize, compare and contrast, draw conclusions, main idea and details, and realism and fantasy

Comprehension Poster set #2!

This packet includes:
Posters: author, illustrator, character, setting, plot, and sequence of events and 4 different station response sheets

Making Connections Poster Set!

This set includes:
3 Text Connections Posters (Text-to-Text, Text-to-Self, and Text-to-World)
3 response sheets

If you have already purchased these sets, then all you need to do is go to "My Purchases" tab and redownload!!

I have also combined all three sets into one mega set!!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Give Away Winner and Winter!!

I don't know about you...but I am NOT ready for Winter. I pretty BA-HUM-BUG when it comes to cold and snow. I know...I know...I's so pretty though...blah blah blah. LOL! There is just not a lot that I enjoy about Winter time! That is EXCEPT for the holidays. 

I have posted a few new things to my TpT store. 
Here is a fun Winter themed set of play-doh mats. It contains numbers to 30 (with ten frames) and a set of upper case and lower case letters.

This fun unit is perfect to keep your students engaged during the holiday season.

This packet has activities for: letter recognition, letter writing, beginning sounds, sight words, CVC words, sentence writing, letter and list writing, number recognition, number writing, ordinal numbers, patterns and graphing. 

 I will be creating a Christmas play-doh mat set, Christmas Dice, December Word Work, Winter Math and Literacy Unit, and December Work on Writing this week!

Congratulations to my give away winner!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Giveaway That you Do NOT Want To Miss

Hi friends! I haven't done many give aways. I had plans on doing one when I hit 1,000 followers....didn't quite get done. :-) You ever have great plans and then just can't get to all of those great plans?! Please tell me that I am not the only one!

I started blogging in the Summer of 2011 and I have met some really fantastic teachers from all over. I love the fact that we are collaborating with each other from afar. I have made some great friends and appreciate all that they have done for me.

I also appreciate you! It still blows my mind that I have that many people that are interested in what I have to say, or find the things that I make useful. I love what I do. It is really my second job, but so much for enjoyment to.

Ok, blah..blah...blah..I know what you are saying...get on with the give away woman!! LOL! I get ya! It's coming! Here goes...

I am giving away a TpT gift certificate. You can use it to buy any resources that you want from your favorite sellers on TpT!

You can earn up to 5 entries:
1. Follow my blog and leave ONE comment saying that you follow
2. Follow me on pinterest and leave ONE comment saying that you follow me there
3. Become a fan on Facebook and leave ONE comment saying that you are a fan

4. Follow me on Teachers Pay Teachers and leave ONE comment saying that you follow me there. 

5. If you blog about this give away, then leave ONE comment with your blog link.

I will draw the winner at 12:00 pm CST on Sunday, November 11th.

Thank you so much for following, commenting, downloading and supporting me! I appreciate it! GOOD LUCK!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

A to Z Dictionaries from Teeny Tiny Teacher

I found the C.U.T.E.S.T picture dictionaries. I am a huge DJ Inkers these caught my eye pronto! They are from Kristin and she blogs over at A Teeny Tiny Teacher. You can visit her blog by clicking her button above.

These dictionaries are perfect. However, I don't really use them as a "dictionary/" :-) I use SF Reading Street and we introduce a letter each week. I take a single letter page and put it up on my projector. I have the kids choose one picture to write about. I also write one or two of our high frequency words and they need to use those at least one time in their writing. They must choose a different picture to write about each day!  THEY LOVE IT!!

If I have a few extra minutes...I will even do a quick FIX IT with one one of the pictures. I will write a sentence on the board and they fix it.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hoodwinked and a FREEBIE

I know that Halloween is over, BUT....this is such a cute book! I don't know about you best "stuff" comes to me while I am reading a story, or when one of my kinders asks a question about the story that we are reading.

I was reading "Hoodwinked" by Arthur Howard. You can click on the book cover below to buy the book.

It is a super cute story about a little witch who loves everything creepy...the creepier the better! Well, she needs a pet. She tries out a few creepy pets and even named them creepy names! They just weren't right for her. So, she is sitting at home watching creature feature and hears a scratch, scratch, scratch at the door. My kids were so excited and began guessing right away what they thought it was! LIGHT BULB! Stop reading. Get computer and whip up a response sheet real quick. Talk about making predictions. I encouraged the kids to think about what they thought was scratching at the door. I had them draw and write about it and even name their pet. Some drew creepy pets. Some drew cute pets. We shared our writing and then gathered back and finished the story! It was so much fun!
You can download your FREEBIE by clicking the picture below. :-) Sorry it's after Halloween.