Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th & A Sale!!

Hello! It has been a stressful couple of days and with it being July 4th tomorrow I thought that I would throw a sale! :) The sale starts tomorrow so check it out!! 

Click the word "sale" to be taken to my TPT page and don't forget to follow my store!!

Thanks a bunch!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Follow Me On BlogLovin'!

Hello Everyone! 
I just checked out BlogLovin' and it is really neat. I got to follow all of the blogs that I usually do and it makes it super easy to learn more about other blogs that you may not have known about! Please follow me on BlogLovin' as well! Just click the link below :) 


Monday, July 1, 2013

Hello Blog, Long Time No See!

Hello Everyone!
WOW! I can't believe its been nearly 2 months since my last post. The end of the year got really crazy in so many ways that it made it so hard to post. However, this summer it is my goal to make posting more of a routine (along with working out but we'll have to see what happens with that one! LOL) Along with posting more regularly, I have been posting some things to TPT, back to school stuff of course! It is so great to read on all of your blogs that so many teachers leave school for summer break (I emphasize break because we know that we should be resting and relaxing but are definitely not) and can think of very little but getting back into the classroom and preparing for next year. I think that I start to think about how I can make large improvements/changes to my room and routines a few weeks before the school year ends. It's so exciting! 

Here are a few of the items that I have posted in my TPT store. I am definitely full of ideas and will be adding more soon. I hope that you'll take a look. :) 


This is a cute game that I created to help students with identifying uppercase and lowercase letters and letter sounds. We do a lot of fun apple activities at the beginning of the year so I also tried to integrate some science concepts into the activity by using red, yellow and green apples (uppercase letters on red apples, lowercase letters on green apples, and alphabet clip art on yellow apples). While setting up a game or activity I love to use that time to review concepts and get an idea for what students have learned through conversation. 


This is another apple-themed game that I posted to TPT. I  love nursery rhymes and I also love integrating songs, poetry, music etc. into the activities that I do in my classroom. This activity blends together the nursery rhyme a-tisket, a-tasket along with letter name and sound identification. I am really excited to introduce this game to my students! 


The last item that I posted to TPT was a math write the room for the beginning of the year. This activity emphasizes counting and number identification and is a great math write the room for the beginning of the year. My students really enjoyed this activity and I am looking forward to introducing it earlier on this year. 

If you click on any of the items above it will take you straight to my TPT store. :) 

I also updated my number books so if you purchased this item be sure to re-download! 

In addition to posting about new items in my TPT store, I am also going to post some pictures of the work that we completed in the classroom at the end of last year. I did take pictures with the full intention of posting them on my blog but as I mentioned, things got crazy busy and it just didn't happen.   I will be busy posting this summer though so keep checking back! :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Big Sale!!

I am sure that you have heard about the AMAZING sale that is about to take place (& currently taking place in many stores) on TPT! In honor of teacher appreciation week, everything in my store will be 20% off starting tomorrow!

 Thank you for all that you do! SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!!! :)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

We Went to the Zoo! How About You?

These past few weeks we have been busy getting ready for the zoo! This is definitely one of my favorite times of the year. The kiddos are always so excited to learn about all of the different animals and I love all of the cute projects and activities that are available to help get us ready. We created many of the animals from Julie Lee's Faces at the Zoo Unit. 

Check out these cute activities by clicking on the giraffe above! 

We have also been busy learning about measurement. The kiddos finished our unit on measurement by completing an adorable project from Kim Jordano's Jazzy Math Journal Pack. 

Each child painted their own unique flower and then measured the flower using an inchworm. The students art work definitely made a beautiful garden outside of the classroom! 

What have you been working on these past few weeks. We'll be moving on to a unit on geometry shortly and I will hopefully be posting more soon! 

Thanks a bunch

P.S. I will be posting a few new things in my TPT store shortly. Be on the lookout! :) 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Write the Room

Hello Everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying a wonderful Sunday morning! I wanted to post about one of my new favorite activities in the classroom, write the room! However, I am not talking about write the room activities for Language Arts. I am talking about write the room activities for Math! When I saw how much my kiddos loved working on write the room activities during the Daily 5, I knew that I needed to incorporate it into my math stations. This month, we have been working hard on measurement and I decided to have the kiddos measure butterflies around the classroom. They did an awesome job! I am posting a few pictures of the activity here on my blog and will be posting the activity as a freebie in my TPT store.
I just adore the beautiful graphics by Krista Wallden!! If you have not already, you have got to check out her graphics!!

Do you do a math related write the room in your classroom? I would love to hear from you! Also, if you download this item from my store and could leave feedback, that would be fabulous!!!
Thanks a bunch!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thanks Krista for this super cute sale graphic! I just wanted to remind everything that my entire store is 15% until tomorrow at midnight!
Thanks a bunch!

Friday, March 29, 2013

A Fantastic Giveaway & A Sale!

Hello Everyone!! I hope that everyone is having a fabulous Friday!! I'm sure you all know this (but just in case you don't) Erica Bohrer is hosting an amazing giveaway for reaching 4,000 followers. You must check it out, just click below!!


On another note, I thought that with spring finally making an appearance (it's finally above 40 degrees, can I get a YIPPEE!!) and with it being Easter this weekend, why not throw a sale!! Everything in my store is 15% off this weekend! I have added a few new items so check them out!! Even if you don't find anything that you need, please consider following my little store!! :)

Thanks a bunch!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Maybe a No-No??!!

Hello! I am not sure if this is a blogger no-no but I am going to post twice in one day (actually one hour! *hehehe*) but I wanted to let everyone know that I currently throwing a sale on TPT! You can find my store at If you don't find something that you need, please consider following my store. I will be adding new items over the next couple of days and would be so appreciative!! Thank you!


New TPT Items and Re-telling!

Hello Wonderful Bloggers!! 
I apologize for being such a poor blogger recently but life has definitely gotten bUsY!! I don't know about you but coughs and icky colds have been the name of the game recently :( I hope that all of you have been healthier (and warmer) than I have been! I am definitely NOT a fan of cold, rainy weather. Alrighty, enough of the bad stuff, let's get onto the fun stuff, the sunnier stuff!! :) 
First off, I have added a few new items to my TPT shop. I have uploaded a St. Patrick's Day syllable's  game and a St. Patrick's Day rhyming game. 

I have also uploaded a Spring syllables game and an egg-themed sight word game. 

I hope that you will check out these new items at my TPT store!! I will be adding more items soon :) If you could also follow my store, that would be WONDERFUL!! :) 
In the classroom, we have been working a lot on re-telling. I love working on re-telling and I'm always looking for great, new ideas to make it fun and exciting for my students. One resource that I think is fantastic is Leslie at kindergartenWorks 22 Famous Story Retelling Ideas Leslie includes a variety of pictures and ideas to support your students as they practice re-telling. The ideas for props and the links are fantastic. The items that she suggests definitely helps to make re-telling more fun for the students. The simplicity of the props also makes it easier for the teacher to transfer these items to an independent center where students can practice re-telling individually or with a partner. If you have not yet checked out Leslie's blog, you MUST!! 
On her blog, Leslie also references the website This is another great resource for re-telling pictures/props. It includes both color and B&W images for a lot of familiar stories. 
Lastly, I just purchased Kim Adsit's Reader's Theater Bundle and it as adorable (as are all of her resources!!). I am hopeful that this unit will help my students re-tell familiar stories. 
So, what resources do you use to help your students with re-telling? I would love it if you could leave a comment describing the resources that you use or any other creative ideas that you implement in your classroom to encourage re-telling! 


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Thank You!

Hi Everyone! After posting a few things on TPT it has been amazing the feedback that I have received!! People are so sweet, thank you for all of your support and encouragement. I want to share with you a website that I was introduced to and hope it will be helpful to all of you! The website is There are some really great alphabet activities (I especially like building each letter of the alphabet!) What websites do you use in your classroom? 


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Yippee for TPT!

Hello everyone! I have been crazy, crazy busy recently but I have finally gotten around to opening a store on TPT! It is still quite small and I am still trying to figure out the logisitics of it all but if you could stop by, that would be FAB-U-LOUS! Click the link below, it will bring you to my freebie! Keep looking back, I definitely have some ideas and projects that I am looking forward to sharing!!