Monday, March 2, 2015

While everyone else is busy with Dr. Seuss. . . .

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
I am going to showcase some 3-D SHAPE ideas!
Why?

Because I left my phone at home today.
Of all days, today.

NOOOOOOO!
We did a guided drawing of Cat In The Hat. 
We built fish bowls in math.
We read tongue-twister after tongue-twister. 
The kids got stickers and bookmarks and I didn't get a single photo.

Ok, I'm over it.

I have a ton of other cute things that I've been meaning to share and there's no time like the present.

We started off our 3-D shapes with Harry Kindergarten, of course.

But then we sorted spheres and cylinders.
(Formerly known as Kix and marshmallows)


We also built cubes out of toothpicks and marshmallows.


. . . And extended with a worksheet that I made and am putting into a little packet for you!
Stay tuned.



Leftover party mix?
Nope.

I wanted to win Most Favoritest Teacher In The Whole Entire Universe award, so I let the kids make their very own 3-D SNACK!

Best part? 
I bought everything at the Dollar Store!
Cubes = Rice Krispie Minis
Spheres = Cheese Balls
Cones = Hershey Kisses
Cylinders = Pretzel Sticks


I won.


Happy Monday!



Sunday, March 1, 2015

EDexpo 2015 Top 10

I spent a couple of days in Atlanta last week and spent a lot of time at EDexpo! Bloggers spent the day checking out each booth and at the end we picked our Top Ten Products!  I've linked everything up, but check out EDMarketDealer first! I think that every teacher and principal should go to this. I learned so much and discovered amazing products that I now can't live without. Not only did I fall in love with great products, but I was able to spend time with some amazing bloggers. This was such a fabulous experience!

Check out the TOP 10 from all of the bloggers!


Touchtronic Letters from Junior Learning
I have been using this all week in my classroom. You just place the number or letter onto your iPad to complete a problem or word. The iPad recognizes that particular number or letter, which makes this so magical to students.


This game helps your kiddos learn those tricky sight words.  There are color-coded sight word cards, sentence flashcards, and books.  Each color has different level sight word cards and sentence flashcards.  I have also been playing this all week with my small groups. The kids think that this is such a fun game and they have learned so any new words already.


Say It! by Felix Ltd
This is a fun word game that includes a box of word cards that you use to create sentences.  You pass out a set number of word cards to everyone playing.  These cards stay upside down.  Someone starts by flipping their card to start the sentence, the next person flips their card over and continues the sentence.  You go around adding to this silly sentence until someone can't think of a sentence or runs out of cards.


 I can't get enough of these! They are so fun and great for all of the different learners in your classroom or home.


 I love this company and how they gear their products to girls. 


This is an empty number line that allows you to manipulate the numbers!  So many possibilities!



Math Bands by Learn in Style
Math Bands are a fun way to learn multiplication facts.  Each band has a set of  12 facts on it.  They are great for practicing multiplication facts and understand them better!


Busy Fingers by Fiddle Focus
These are great for those kiddos who need to touch something while they are focusing on another task. They can be mounted to different things and can be washed!  They can be mounted right where they were after washing too!


Pencil Grips by The Pencil Grip, Inc
Great for those writers who struggle with the correct pencil grip!

Circuit Sticker Book by Chibitronics
Great science activity!  Create your own circuits quick and easy using stickers!

KAPLA Blocks by KAPLA Tom's Toys, LLC
KAPLA blocks are made from pine in exactly the same size.  They are made to build many different creations without the need for glue or nails.  They stay in place by gravity and balance.



Cool Circuits by ScienceWiz
Pick a puzzle card.  Use the pieces given to create a loop that connects each end!



A HUGE THANK YOU to

I will post about my TOP 10 at another time.

Happy Sunday!



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

100th Day of Kindergarten


Our 100th day came and went and it was easily the best one yet.

I was so prepared this time and the kids had a blast making themselves look old and eating snacks. 

Sounds like a fun day to me!














Everything that you see above is from this pack:

Don't forget that TPT is having a HUGE SALE through tomorrow. Grab this or any item in my store for 28% off when using code: HEROES

Happy Wednesday!



Sunday, February 22, 2015

A SPARK OF INSPIRATION BLOG HOP

Thank you so much to my sweet friend, Brenda from Primary Inspired for sending people this way.

Spring came early this year! We have so many new and exciting things to be proud of and our beautiful new blog look is just one of them. I am also pumped about all of the freebies and prizes that are involved in this hop. So, come for the ride, follow us along the way and enter the rafflecopter below so that you can win one of two amazing gift cards!


Here's your freebie!




Now you can grab your next freebie from my sweet friend, Sara:


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