Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TpT Leap Year SALE!! Up to 28% off EVERYTHING!!

Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten TpT Store

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few days, then you have heard that TpT is throwing a sale! A Leap Year Sale! I have put everything in my store on sale for 20% off. Well, TpT is offering another 10% off! You could save up to 28%!!You can visit my store by clicking on link above or my store button in my the sidebar! :-)

Happy Leap Year? Happy Leap Day!? HAPPY WHATEVER YOU WANNA CALL IT!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover FREEBIE

Here is the FREEBIE that I promised! I just made my "Roll and Cover" game...Old Lady style! :-) I have included three boards. I am trying Google Docs for the first time. So, I hope this works! LOL! You "should" be able to click on either of these game boards to download all three. Cross your fingers!
The first you play with one die


the second with two dice,
 and the third with three dice!

You could print a board for each student, or you could just print two of each and put it into a station!
 
I just uploaded my "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Literacy Pack" to my TpT store. I will try to get it uploaded to my TN store tomorrow!  Check back for a few Math activities to go with this great story! Any requests??

Thursday, February 16, 2012

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Literacy Unit

I just uploaded my "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Literacy Pack" to my TpT store. I will try to get it uploaded to my TN store tomorrow! Tomorrow is also FREEBIE Friday! Check back for a few Math activities to go with this great story! Any requests??

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

President's Day Math and a FREEBIE!

President's Day always sneaks up on me! There are so many other fun things going on in February! I created a fun Patriotic Math Pack that you can use all year long! You can get my newest pack here.

Here is a FREEBIE for you! It's the "Make a 2 Digit Number" Each child rolls 2 dice. They make a 2 digit number from what they rolled. The first one to fill up the board is the winner! I have included a color version, which you could use simple/thematic manipulatives to cover. I also have a black and white version and they can color in the number!
Patriotic Make a 2 Digit Number

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A new, MUST follow blog!!

My dear, dear friend Annie has started her own blog! She made her first post tonight! You absolutely will not want to miss out on any of her posts. She has amazing ideas and creates the cutest stuff! So, please go show her some bloggy love...and tell her I sent ya! :-) Her first post is all about "Take Home Bags."
Kindergarten At Heart

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Library Response Sheets FREEBIES!!

Here are a few response sheets that I created. You could use these in a variety of literacy work stations! I always complete several of these together, before I put them out into my work stations. Library Response Sheets These also match a few of my packets available on my TpT and TN stores. This is the first packet.
You can get this packet HERE This is the second packet.
You can get this packet HERE This is the final packet.
You can get this packet HERE

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday FREEBIES!!

Happy Friday!! I finished my last night of P/T conferences last night! Whew....I am glad those are over! I can NOT believe how fast this year is going! I love my job, but oh boy am I getting excited for Summer! Here is a February FREEBIE for you! These are some recording sheets for "Write The Room." The students walk around the room and write words that begin with each letter on the line. They LOVE this station! If you didn't want to post these pictures around the room, then you could put them in your writing station. They could look through word books or picture dictionaries to find words that begin with those letters. FEBRUARY Write the Room
You can get my Valentine's Fun Mega Pack here!! Valentine Fun Mega Pack. I have it listed for $7. If you were to purchase each game that was included in the pack, then it would cost $14....that's a savings of 50%!! Here are some of the games that are included:

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Sunday Sale and Valentine's FREEBIE!!

I don't know about the rest of the country, but Nebraska is covered in snow! You are probably thinking...it's February...it's Winter...IT'S NEBRASKA! I know, right?! However, so far we have pretty much had the Winter that wasn't! We have record setting days! It has been in the 60's and this Kinder teacher is was looooovin it!! We made our grocery store run and hunkered down for the day! I must admit, I am not a huge professional football fan. College football is a different story..."GO BIG RED!" Anyway, don't really care who wins tonight, but will watch it anyways. My new bloggin' buddy Crystal over at Kreative In Kinder suggested that I put all of my Valentine's Station Games (listed on TpT and TN) together in one "Mega Pack!" So, that is just what I did!!
You can get it here!! Valentine Fun Mega Pack. I have it listed for $7. If you were to purchase each game that was included in the pack, then it would cost $14....that's a savings of 50%!! Here are some of the games that are included:
Here is a Valentine FREEBIE for you! I had started to make another game to list and quite honestly...I just didn't get it done! So, here you go!! Valentine Make a 2 Digit Number I have included 2 game mats (in color). You could print and laminte these. There is also a black and white recording sheet. To play: For 2 players 2 dice a game mat or the recording sheet Roll both dice make a 2 digit number and either cover (colored mat) or color (black and white version) the first one to cover their mat is the winner!! Some things that I am working on are...a President's Day Pack, Tooth Fairy Pack, and some super Seuss stuff!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Student Lead Conferences in Kindergarten!

I have been teaching Kindergarten at the same school for the past 7 years. My first year there was when I met my fabby teammate Kim! Well, she had done student lead conferences before and brought the idea to our PLC. We thought we would try it. Long story short...still doing student lead conferences! I love it, the kids love it and the parents love it! Our conferences are scheduled for 20 minutes. We set it up that the first 10 minutes are lead by the Kindergarten student. The last 10 minutes are for me to address specific progress, work samples, and any questions that they may have. I would love to say that I have this great check list of what I share, but I do not! Everyone's work is different. I always try to save a writing sample, some station work, and any other work that catches my eye :-) I also share progress on specific academic areas. I complete an interview with each prior to their conference. We practice the classroom tour and they are ready to go!! Here is a copy of the letter that gets sent home with the P/T conference preference sheet. 2nd Conf. Parent Letter This is the interview that I do with each child. The second page is where the kids draw a face to show how they feel about each subject. They are really honest about this! I usually tell them that they can draw frown, straight, or smile! If they draw a frown, then we talk about why they feel that way. I also always ask them how they think I can help them more with that area! Kindergarten Interview Student Lead Conference The actual conference looks like this: The child comes in and shows the parents around the room. They can show them where they check in for lunch, their desk, their cubby, one of their favorite stations (they also have to explain one activity that they do there). You can have them share their writing piece with them also. Once they are finished, then I have them go on the computer (with the head phones on) and then the parents and I can complete the rest of the conference! They absolutely love it!!