Monday, September 30, 2013

The winners are......

Here are the winners!  Congrats on your prizes.  They will be arriving with in the next several days!!

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Friday, September 27, 2013

My Giveaway Reminder and Another {AMAZING} Giveaway!!!

Hi friends!  I wanted to remind you that my giveaways will end tonight at midnight.  If you  haven't already, take the time to enter.  There will be 5 lucky winners!!!  Click the picture to see the original post or enter the rafflecopters below.  


I just found another amazing giveaway from Dots of Fun Designs.  Look at this cute button she made: 

Click the button or her name above to check out the giveaway of amazing clip art from some sensational clip artists.  I wish everyone luck....but I REALLY want to win! :) 

Happy Friday everyone!

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Stamping Letters - Quick {Freebie}

Here is a little freebie for you.  I used this today with my students and was able to see which kids knew their letters and which ones still needed help.  Most of them did a great job on it.  A few struggled to find the lowercase letter or even know what it looked like.

I hope you enjoy.  I'd love to hear how you use it!

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

200 Follower Celebration - 5 Different Giveaways!!!!

I'm celebrating my 200 followers on BlogLovin' with a giveaway!  There are 5 different prizes to win so be sure to enter each Rafflecopter.


I hope that you all enjoy these 5 different prizes!  This took a while to get together but I'm so happy that so many blogger friends have interest in my thoughts and ideas.   I can't wait to see what the rest of this school year has in store for me, my blog and TpT store!!  Bless you all!!!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Five for Friday 9-20

It has been a VERY long week!  I am actually home today with my daughter who had a fever yesterday and last night. Here is my 5 thoughts for the week:

1: I broke my kids into 4 groups and gave each group letter cards (a-z lowercase).  They had to work together to put the cards in ABC order using the word wall and other resources around the room.  I was VERY pleased to see their teamwork and it was a great informal assessment of who was able to recognize letters and who wasn't. 

2:  During my small group learning this week, I had the students match lowercase and uppercase letters to the alphabet chart.  Again, it was a great informal assessment of who could do it and who couldn't.  Since I'm at home, I don't have the name of the person who made this chart.  If it's yours, let me know.  Otherwise, I will update it on Monday with a link!!

3.  Here my kinders are working on their poetry center.  We made an I can chart so they could see what they needed to do with the poem.  The steps stay the same each week but they use a different poem.  They practice the poem from the previous week (so they know the words already since we practice it whole group daily).  

I CAN...

1. Read to self.

2. Read to a buddy.

3. Listen to a buddy.

4. Illustrate a picture.

(I also add pictures to these sentences so they can remember what they say.)

4.  Here my kids are using the computer to practice literacy skills.  This week, they just used which is a great resource for both math and literacy.  

5.  And here my kinders are working on their recording paper for the listening center. I always have some kind of follow up activity after they listen to the story. 

Now be sure to link up with Doodle Bugs and check out everyone else's posts!  Happy weekend!!

Just a reminder that I'm having a giveaway but need help from other blogger friends. Check out my post by clicking on the button below  you can fill out the form there too.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The BEST Pencil Sharpener EVER!!!

I am so happy to finally have my new pencil sharpener!  And it's PINK!!!! 
 It's from Classroom Friendly Supplies!!!

Here are some pictures of me using it for the first time.

 I know the picture is fuzzy but look how sharp those pencils are!!!!

I'm sorry for the poor pictures of these last couple ones.  I will try to take some other pictures with my iPad tomorrow instead.  These are taken with a camera from school. 
Graphics by Erin Cobb, Kevin and Amanda, Sonya Dehart and Teacher Gem
I did realize yesterday that I now have 200 followers on BlogLovin'!  I'd like to reward some of my lucky followers so I'm having a giveaway!!!  I am not sure how many winners I will have yet but I'm hoping it will be more than 1 or even more than 2.  It will depend on how many offers I get for other blogging friends to participate.  If you wanna, will out the form below!!  I'm looking to hopefully start the giveaway on Sunday!
Happy Thursday tomorrow!!

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