Sunday, November 27, 2011

Gingerbread Centers Reposted and Gingerbread Websites

Hi Friends!!!
I'm so sorry! TPT was giving me fits today:( I posted my Gingerbread Math and Literacy Centers early this morning, only to find out this afternoon that for some reason it wasn't active:(  So, I had to delete it and repost the whole entire thing. So, here it is again...and this time, I promise the link works:)
I also wanted to share with you this AWESOME new blog that I just stumbled across!!!
I'm linking you up to their gingerbread post!!! I just LOVE the interactive story that they shared and the story sequencing activity!!!! Of course, I had already planned to do the Starfall story...but these are fabulous supplements as well!!!!! I know where I'm going from NOW ON EVERY week to find my computer lab activities for the week!!! Technology Rocks. Fabulous! Seriously!!!;)

Cyber Monday Sale, Gingerbread Centers and Thanks!!!!

Just wanted to let you all know that I'm throwing a sale at my TPT store that will run tomorrow and Tuesday. You can enjoy 20% off of all of my products;) And I just posted my Gingerbread Math and Literacy Centers pack...hopefully in time for some of you to use:) Click on the picture below to check it out:
Remember!!! TPT is also running a Cyber Monday promotion!!! Make sure you enter this promotion code on Monday to get an additional 10% off!!!!
One more thing!!! Some totally fabulous ladies gave me this super cute little Sunshine award!!!;)
It's always so nice when some AWESOME bloggers recognize little old me for an award like this!!!;) Please hop on over to their AWESOME kinder blogs and check them out too:)
Thanks, Jessica!!!xoxo;)
Thanks, Chrissy!! ♥

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shakin' our "Groove Thing" for Thanksgiving!

Do you make butter with your Kinders for your Thanksgiving feast???
We used to use an old Butter churn, but taking turns with 20-something Kindergarteners is HARD!! Only one kid is busy at a time and when their short turn was over-that was it!
Last year, I decided to go the baby food jar route. It worked out much better-but, I still hear A LOT of whinning! "My arm hurts!" "I'm tired!" Well, of course I told them they had to work hard for their butter, just like the Pilgrims did! LOL!!
Well, this year, I decided to make it just a little bit more fun...but it turned out to be A LOT more fun!!! All I did was added a silly song while they were shaking their butter!! I downloaded the Chipmunks "Shake your Groove Thing" and had the song blaring while the kids were shaking their butter. They had so much fun shaking it and dancing that I didn't hear ONE SINGLE whine!!!! And, everyone's whipping cream turned into butter!!! It was sooo funny and cute that I just HAD to post a video for you to see:) I can't show faces, so I had them all turn around -so you can just see the back of them:) (Sorry, you can hear me giggling too:)
Here it is:
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I also wanted to share my "Bite sized pumpkin pie" recipe! I make these for our feast
every year and they are just so darn cute and the perfect portion size for my Kinders:)
Click on the image below to grab your copy!
 Here are the shells to look for:
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving Fun Freebies!!!

We have been working on lots of Thanksgiving FUN this, I thought I'd share some with you:)
The first one is an art project that I've been doing for years and it always turns out so cute:)! It is "Zoopal" Indians and Pilgrims! Yep, they are made using those Zoopal plates! Here's what they look like:
Click HERE to get the patterns that I made for this project-if you're interested. (You could paint the plates and it would look even cuter-but I just didn't have the energy for it:) Then, just add google eyes, bingo dauber cheeks and a feather embellishment for the Indian and some glitter for the pilgrim. Easy, Peasy! Here are the plates to look for-(glue the pieces on the back side of the plate)

Here's an emergent reader that I made too;) First, we look for the sight words on each page and highlight them. Then, we read the sentence and the kiddos have to sound the word out and write it on the line. Since they are so involved in writing and finding the words, they get SOOOOO excited about reading it:)! We first did a book like this from Deanna Jump's Scarecrow unit! My kiddos LOVED it soooo much, that I decided to make more of them. Hope your kiddos have fun with it too:) Click on the image below to get a copy of this book!

Please leave me a comment if you grabbed any goodies:) I ♥ reading them!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thanksgiving Math and Literacy Centers

So many of you have asked me to make a Thanksgiving Math and Literacy Centers pack and I finally posted it!! I hope I'm not tooo late! Sorry! I'm making these as I go and they are quite time consuming!;) You can click on the picture below if you'd still like to check it out:)

Don't forget to enter a chance to win my Fall Math and Literacy pack along with tons of other fabulous items from so awesome teachers!!! You can visit Mrs. Freshwater's blog to enter this giveaway!! Hurry!! You have until Nov. 15th!;)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gobble Up Some Goodies Giveaway!

I've teamed up with the AMAZING teachers to bring you this Gobblin' Good Giveaway!! Please visit Mrs. Freshwater to enter!! 
Here's what you could win!;) Click on the images below to check out their blogs!
fabulous first
over themoonbow
doodle bug
lisa kinderland
This Giveaway ends Tuesday, November 15h, 2011 at 8 p.m. eastern time. The winners will be announced on Tuesday Evening at Mrs. Freshwater's Blog!
So, hop on over to visit Mrs. Freshwater to enter this giveaway!! Be sure to leave a seperate comment for each entry for more chances to win:) Good Luck!!!!

(That’s Good Luck in Turkey)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Do you do Math Journals?

Do you do Math Journals??? I didn't until last week! I've been wanting to implement them since Sept., but with this giant class and trying to get everyone where they need to be(I still have A LOT of work to do-I'm so jealous of all of you who's whole class knows all of their letters!), Math Journals just seemed like ONE MORE THING and honestly, I didn't know if my class could handle it.
Boy, was I WRONG!!!! They absolutely LOVE it!!! And the best part only takes a few minutes!! I have them work on these right before we pack up at the end of the day. It gives them something to do while I'm quickly grading their centers work from the day.
It keeps them busy, gets those little brains thinking and its the perfect chance for your creative and artistic kiddos to shine!! When I say it's time to take out your math journals they all say "Yeeeeessss!";) Here are some pics from my little artists:
They just glue the prompt at the top, illustrate the picture and write the answer if needed. Aren't they Fabulous?!
We use the journals prompts from Deedee Wills!!!! They are PERFECT for my kinder kids and cover exactly what we are working on! Click on the image below to visit Deedee's blog and read about them!!!!
If you're not sure if journals are right for you, she has a freebie you can grab with directions, journal covers and sample prompts. But, really, the best part is-you can grab her monthly journal prompt pack at her TPT store for the bargain price of $2.50!!!!! Can't beat that!!!!! Thanks soooooo much, Deedee!
Here's what our journals look like:
Aren't they adorable?! I used composition notebooks because I've heard they hold up a lot better because the paper is sewn in. You also don't have to worry about the kids pulling and messing with the spiral wire!;)
Run to Deedee's store and check out her November Journal Pack! I know you'll love it!!!!;)