Thursday, April 26, 2012

Aaaand...We have a WINNER!!!

So sorry I didn't get a chance to post the winner earlier this morning....but, here she is!;)
The winner of the Scentos markers, bubbles & chalkadoos is:

#56 said:
Congrats, Kelsey!!! I'll be sending you an email to get your shipping information!;) Hope you enjoy your new stuff!
Thanks to everyone for entering!!!! AND for Scentos for being so generous!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scentos & A Giveaway!!!!!!

Remember my post about Scentos Markers? You can read about how I used them here. I stumbled across these ADORABLE markers one day at Dollar Tree. They only had a couple of them and I bought them up because they were ADORABLE and they smelled soooooo good! I just knew my Kinders would LOVE them and they did!!!! So, I searched for more, but they were no where to be found!! So, I emailed the company. They told me that you can find these super cute markers at Wal-mart and Michael's. And, want to know the best part??? They are only $1!!!! Hint: look by the stationary/school supplies at walmart to find them.


Scentos not only told me where to find them...but they also sent me a whole bunch of freeeee stuff to try out with my Kinders.
I now own strawberry, watermelon, green apple, grape, orange, blueberry
ANNNNNND....
they also sent me 2 of their newest scents!!!! Lemon and chocolate supreme!!!!!!!!! These are our 2 new class favorites!!! I didn't think I'd like the lemon-but it's NOT the "Pledge" smell I thought it would be! It's more of a fruity "Trix" cereal smell!!!! YUMMMMMMO! The kids just can't get enough of these!
As you can see in the picture above, they also have raspberry, banana, pineapple and cotton candy!!!!-But, I haven't been lucky enough to find those yet! I'm going to keep hunting!
I also JUST read today on Scento's facebook page that they now have bubblegum, licorice AND coconut!!!! Keep em comin', Scentos!!!!!! We just can't get enough!!!!
O.K....one more thing about the markers. Are you ready for some major cuteness?!?
Look at these Limited edition Holiday markers!!!!



OMGoodness!!!!! It just doesn't get any cuter than that!!!!!

Along with the markers, Scentos also sent us some BUBBLES!!! Yes, Scented bubbles!! And WHOA!!!! Do these babies smell sweet!!!!! Just a couple of blows and my room smelled WONDERFUL!!! And they come in the same SUPER cute, loveable monster faces!
Here's how I use them in my class....
I have a "bubble blaster". (Got mine at Dollar General for a couple bucks.) I poured in some SCENTOS bubbles and wait for my whole class to do the right thing. When that happens they get a "bubble blast"! Boy, were they excited when they smelled those bubbles!!! BONUS!!!!


Scentos also sent me some of their Chalkadoos!! These adorable chalk holders are PERFECT for little hands AND they're super CUTE!!! My 2 & 4-year-olds did some sidewalk art with them and LOVED them! The best part is...you can use just about ANY sidewalk chalk to refill them! I got some Crayola chalk and they fit right in!;) Yay!!

Don't just take my word for it though....Kathleen Pedersen at Growing Kinders also LOVED these products!! Check out her post here!
AND....
at our last St. Louis blogger get together I gave a Scentos Marker to each of my bloggy friends.


I am happy to report that Becky from Paint the Sky Green, Deedee from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten, Merideth from Keen on Kindergarten, and Chrissy from Read Write Sing all use them with their Kinders now too!;)

Now....Want some Sentos products of your VERY OWN????? I'm giving some away!!!
Here's what you get-
6 Scentos Markers,
2 Scentos Bubbles,

AND 5 Chalkadoos!!!
You have 3 ways to enter!!! Here's all you have to do-

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment that you do.
2. Send Scentos Markers a friend request on facebook and leave a comment that you did on my blog.
3. Leave a nice comment on Scentos facebook page and leave a comment here that you did!
(Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!!!! It gives you more chances to win!!!;)

I will randomly select a winner on Thursday, April 26th at Midnight!!!

Good Luck!!!!!
Hope you win these ADORABLE prizes to use with your Students!!!!

Thanks, Scentos!!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tax Break Sale!

Visit my store and enjoy 15% off my products (as well as many other fabulous sellers!) Today only!


Be sure to check out my newest Math & Literacy Center Packs!!!!
(click on the pics below to go directly to them:)





Saturday, April 14, 2012

Frog Unit and Math and Literacy Centers

 A few weeks ago we worked on out frog unit. I'm finally just getting a chance to post about it and just posted my centers about a week ago.

Here are the centers that we worked on:
The kids loved this one!! They put one of those little plastic hopping frogs on the lilly pad. First, they have to predict how far they think their frog will hop. Then, they hop their frog and record how far it actually hopped.
Not the best picture...but it's an action photo of the frog hopping:)
 Students pick a card and write the answer in the box. Then, they color that many boxes on their 10 frame and show it in tally marks.
 Froggy subtraction:
 Students build a frog with pattern blocks. They use tally marks to show how many shapes they used and then answer questions about their numbers.


 Frog rhyming oddity:
 

Silly sentence building:

 Sorting blends:
You can check out these centers in my TPT store by clicking on the picture below:
Here is our schema chart...it's not very pretty-but it did the job:)

We also did this ADORABLE frog lifecycle art project from Kim Adsit.

 You can check out her frog and butterfly unit here:

And here is our Venn diagram comparing frogs and toads:)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Writers Workshop Freebie & My Babies:)

Sorry it took me so long to get this writing paper posted!!! Turns out, I couldn't find the file...so, I had to remake it. I made a page with name and date at the top and a sheet that does not have name and date on the top. (I figured some people may not want that on every single page:) I also added "thinking/visualizing" clipart for step one. If there's anything you would like changed, just let me know. I have the file saved now-so it should be a quick fix;) Just click on the picture below to download both of the pages.
On a different note....I wanted to show off my babies;) I'm on Spring Break right now and got their pics taken on Monday. Here are a couple of them-

My Baby, Gray. He's 2 1/2.

Brody is 4 1/2






Both of them


AND.....have you noticed my blog has been kinda suffering the past couple of months??? Well, here's why....
Baby #3!!!;)
I finally made it through my 1st trimester. Starting to feel more human again and my energy level has improved!!! So, hopefully, I'll be more productive:)
Happy Easter, All!!!!