Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Fab Finds: Snow Art

Fab Finds: Snow Art

I *love* teaching all day Kindergarten!! 
It is so nice to have the extra time to do so many fun art projects with my Growing Artists!

Here are some {fun!} snow art projects 
that we'll do in January:

oil pastel snowmen


snowflake snowmen


snow globe art 

like the ones we did last year:

snowmen glyphs
Chubby Little Snowman big book 


snowmen on brown paper bags
(my friend Jonelle did this last year and they were gorgeous!!)


snowmen with tissue paper background


snow covered animal... write clues and lift the flap



puffy snowmen


All of these fab finds will be bookmarked under my new "Fab Finds" tab that you can find at the top of my blog... or by clicking here

Now... I just need to cross my fingers (and toes!) that we get some snow! 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Fab Find! Personal Video Message From Santa!

Oh my goodness!!!

If you and your family celebrate Christmas
YOU MUST check this website out:

You can help Santa create a {free!} personalized video  for your child. What fun!

I will be filing this post under my new blog tab called
 "Fab Finds".

 My amazing friend Jonelle from

 and my blogging idol April from

have inspired me to share more of the Fab Finds I come across while pinning & blog stalking! 
(This Santa video was found through a simple Google search.)

Check back for more "Fab Finds" soon!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I am so blessed to have a job that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!
My kindergarten friends are amazing and they inspire me to be the very best teacher I can be! 

My students and their parents surprised me Tuesday with a very special gift. I was so overwhelmed (with joy and some serious tears!) that I really didn't really open/show the whole gift. I was just so overwhelmed by their generosity and thoughtfulness!
 Several of the moms made me promise to post it on the blog so that they could see it
So.... here it is:
 a new school bag
personalized with quotes from the children!
(see why I cried!?)

an amazing 12 Days of Christmas Break book 
Each day included a gift card to fun places around town like:
 Mitchell's Spa 

Blue Manatee Bookstore

and Target... 

My students are a hoot! Look at all of this adorable owl stuff!

Thank you all so very much for my gifts, your kind words and support, and most importantly, THANK YOU for sharing your amazing children with me!

A special shout out to my room mom Beth who worked so hard to make this surprise come together. She is super creative and so, so kind! I am thankful to have her as my room mom and that she lets me spend so much time with her awesome son, Sam! :) Check out her blog here:  

Wishing everyone a fun and restful break!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Persuade the Gingerbread Man!

I just loved the persuasive Gingerbread writing idea on Kim and Megan's KinderGals blog!

The students absolutely LOVED brainstorming different ways to persuade the Gingerbread Man to come to their house. 

Check out their promises (an adorable pictures) below:

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Gingerbread Village

I love my Growing Artists!!

Check out our Gingerbread Village:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gingerbread Man Songs

Kindergarten Friends,

Look who I ran into at the Festival of Lights last night!!!
*Mr. Rider thought I went a little crazy as I had the whole family chasing him down so that I could snap this picture for you all! : )

Here are the fun Gingerbread songs we have been enjoying...

We have MORE Gingerbread fun coming up this week!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Giant Gingerbread Boys and Girls

Check out our adorable GIANT Gingerbread boys and girls... 
(click on the pictures to zoom in and read where each one ran!)

The students LOVED making these!