Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A MUST READ for October {10 Timid Ghosts},

10 Timid Ghosts

 is such a fun read aloud. 

This year was no exception!

We've already read it twice this week!

We also acted it out.
I wish, wish, wish I would have recorded their performance. 

It.was.memorable. :)

I created a little math and literacy pack to go along with this adorable book.
Check it out here:

 It includes:
character/story retelling cards
character name and picture match up
ghostly 10 frames
number/quantity math up
subtraction cards with ghosts 

all activities are tied to the common core

 Teachers, check it out HERE.

This book was GREAT for introducing new vocabulary too!

We added 


to our vocabulary! 

I just found this great 10 Timid Ghosts reading and can't wait to share it with my 26 clever students tomorrow. :)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Five For Friday {October 2, 2015}

I seriously feel like summer ended 2.6 seconds ago and now...
it's October!

One of my favorite times of the year!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about fall!

Check out my pinterest boards for fun ideas:

classroom ideas

home/party/ideas for kiddos

Did you know that Walgreens has an app?

Oh my goodness - what a HUGE time saver for processing photos from your cell phone.

I usually use my good camera in the classroom, but there are many times I need to snap something quickly so I will grab my cell phone.
I would then need to email to myself or hook up USB, download, then go to Walgreens' website and upload them..... 

Now I just tap my Walgreens app - choose the photos I want to print, and they are ready in minutes! :) Woohoo!

Isn't picture day in kindergarten the best?
I LOVE seeing my cuties come in with bows, accessories, ties, and adorable duds.


Here is one way I stay organized as a working mom. 


On Sundays I make at least 2 meals that we can warm up and add a quick salad or side to...

I also prep tons of lunch options and ready to go snacks for my kiddos.

They LOVE packing their lunch when things look bright, colorful, and organized...

Pictured: I did hard boiled eggs, turkey and pepperoni roll ups, baggies of grapes and carrots, ranch to dip, apples, and then bought ready to yogurt, applesauce, yogurts, and cheese sticks.

It takes a little time to get everything prepped (but the kids love to help!) and then it is a HUGE life saver during our busy weeks! :)

Here are some other lunch ideas:

I posted a new product on TpT!

I am so excited about my new beginning sound search pack. 

I am working on a blog post about it, but for now check it out here:

Monday, September 28, 2015

Number Hunt Freebie

We kicked off our number unit today.

We started by having a conversation about the importance of learning numbers. 

WHY are learning numbers so important??

My students' smart responses:

so the mailman can deliver packages to the right house

to say how many things you want

so you can count

if you get lost you can give a worker your mom's cell phone number to find her

you can give your friend your number for a play date

to find your classroom

Such smarties! :)

We used a FREE number hunt activity from Pocket of Preschool

Click picture to download from TpT for FREE. Many different levels - we used the open ended sheet and it was GREAT! 

We also used clipboards...
 to look official. :)

Love these number detectives!