A Funny, A Game, & Some Fun Freebies!

Hi everyone,

I have a few things to share with you today!

First, I'm linking up with the fabulous Crystal at Kreative In Kinder for a little funny story sharing! Kids are always saying funny things and we teachers are always talking about how we could write a book! 
Here is my funny for the day:


This was  BY FAR one of the funniest things a child has ever said to me! 


Next on the agenda is my new center game! My kids love making words and these days they have been working so hard on making CVC words! I whipped this little game up with absolutely NO intention of putting it in my store but, after seeing how much the kids loved it, I knew I had to share it with you teachers out there!




(Click on the picture to see this pack in my TPT store)

I'm working on the CVCC and CVCE packs and they will be in my TPT store very soon,,, promise!


The last thing I'd like to share with you today is something that is happening on my Facebook page. I have decided to share some AMAZING freebies with all of you who follow me on Facebook. If you don't follow me already, I suggest you go over there and click that LIKE button. There are some fun things coming your way if you do!

In case you missed my Halloween freebie last week, you can grab it HERE
Enjoy!



Have a great Sunday!

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Desk Disaster! An Organization Tip

Hi everyone,

Do you struggle with getting your kidlettes to keep their desks in a straight line? Sometimes, I feel like my students have changed my perfectly planned desk arrangement to their very own mess! We always start each day with a super tidy classroom but, by the end of they day, it always looks like our desks had a party and we weren't invited! HA!

Last week, I decided to help my little ones by using an old trick. Sometimes, an old trick goes a long way! In this case, this old trick helps keep me sane! 

I placed the desks EXACTLY where I wanted them. I then used tape to make guidelines on the floor and VOILA! We now have a classroom with desks that STAY IN PLACE! 





I hope this little trick will help some of you!

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Scarecrows & Pumpkins, OH MY!

Hi everyone,

Have you started your pumpkins and scarecrows themes yet? We have been really enjoying these Fall themes in my class!

Last week, we worked on a super fun leaf sorting activity. If you have not read my post, you can find it HERE.

We also made our scarecrow craftivities! I can't believe how cute they turned out! 

My original craft was WAY too hard for my firsties so I updated it for these little ones. Of course, while I was in the 'updating mood', I decided to update the entire pack too!

Here are a few pics of our wonderful creations:




The bubble map that you see in the pictures is part of my craftivity pack. The kids had a blast finding words that describe Fall! It was interesting to see how they view the different seasons. They came up with a variety of describing words and shared their reasons for adding their words to their bubble maps.

You can find my scarecrow craftivity in my TPT store... just click on the picture below!


We also worked a little bit with our pumpkins this week. My students teacher brought 20 pumpkins to our class with the hopes of decorating them. We quickly realized that we could use these big orange wonders for SO MUCH MORE before we put paint all over them! The first thing we did was describe the outside of our pumpkins. We 'looked' at them with our eyes and our hands to chose different describing words. Next week, we will open one up and describe the inside. This should be exciting!

Here are our pumpkin bubble maps:




 I leave you with a fun FREEBIE today. 
Click on the picture below to grab your very own pumpkin bubble map. 
I hope you enjoy it!



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Ready To GO Printables!

Hi everyone, 

Have you seen my new Ready To GO packs yet? I have been LOVING these new printables! They have not only been a life saver for me but have also helped me motivate some of my little kiddos! 

Let me give you a little peek...



We used these activities at the very beginning of the year to practice our letter order.

 

We also practiced matching upper case letters with lower case letters. 


For beginning sounds, we worked with several activities. This was a fun coloring page. Students had to choose a letter for the beginning sound and color it. Every time we get the opportunity to take out our crayons, it feels like my students won the lottery! They just LOVE it!


We matched letters to pictures with this cut & paste activity.


We also worked on sorting pictures by their beginning sounds. I think this was a favorite!


My students needed extra practice with their printing skills this year so I made several activity sheets with some printing practice! This one was a beginning sound search.


Finally, we worked on beginning and ending sounds of CVC words. I love watching my students write CVC words because they seem so proud to be able to write ACTUAL words! It's precious :)


We've been busy working on our math skills too!
We practiced our number ordering skills with this cut and paste activity.


Some of my little ones needed practice with their counting so we used some fun counting activities like this one.


We learned all about before & after. This was a BIG one since my students are mostly ESL. We had to work extra hard on remembering what the words before and after mean. Once we got that settled, we did an awesome job with this activity!


We also discovered the words odd and even! This one is still a work in progress but we are getting better and better each day :)


Finally, we worked on some "Trace, Tally, & Paste" pages.


My students are really enjoying these!

**If you want to grab these fun activities for your class, click on the picture below**


I also made 2 other Ready To GO packs: one for addition and subtraction, and one for making words.
I'll be back to show you these activities very soon but if you want to check them out now, you can take a peak by clicking on the pictures below!


** I'm leaving you with a fun freebie today! Click on the picture below to grab it! **

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Loads Of Leaves!

Hi everyone,

I just LOVE Fall! It's my favorite time of the year and I use every opportunity to share it with my students!

Today, we did a fun sorting activity with colorful leaves. We also completed a graph. The BEST part was that we did it ALL outside! The kids had a blast and it was really nice to get the extra fresh air. It was a win-win! Ha!


It was really windy so we decided to sort our leaves in plastic bags! I got four students to hold the bags and we each took a turn to pick a leaf and place it in the correct bag. 

My fabulous student teacher took our portable white board outside and she made a graph with the class. 


Once we had our class graph on the white board, we came back to class to complete our own graphs. 


What a GREAT day :)


I'm leaving you with a freebie tonight! 
Click in the picture below to grab the graphing page. I hope you and your kiddies enjoy it! WE sure did :)



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