Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Try It Tuesday #4

Try It Tuesday #4 comes from our Kindergarten Settings packet. We created this 2 sided document to help teach the reading components of setting, characters, prediction and order of events. Included in this freebie are Pete the Cat and The Kissing Hand. Clicking on the picture above will allow you to download this freebie.

This full packet includes 36 of our favorite Kindergarten books along with 1 blank so you can customize to any books we missed. The picture above takes you to our TpT store.

Enjoy the freebie!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Try It Tuesday #3

Try It Tuesday freebie #3 comes from our Count and Color packet. This freebie includes a winter page, pete the cat page and valentines page. Student will roll the dice and color the portion of the picture that matches that number. Click on the above pic for the free download.

The full packet from TpT includes 18 seasonal pages and the color sheets. This packet will get you through the entire year. We love workstations that can change throughout the year without being explained again. The kids love this one! The cover pic above will take you to our TpT store.

Enjoy the freebie.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Try It Tuesday #2

This next Try It Tuesday freebie comes from our top seller in our TpT store. It is from Word Family Booklets. The freebie is the pages to create a 1/2 page book for one word family. This books cuts down on the paper we use and keeps all word family activities together. The activities included are glue the word chunk, find it word search, spell the word, match pic to word, sort the pictures. Our kids loved these last year! The picture above will take you to the free download.

Now if you decide you can't live without it (and let me tell you-we can't live without these books!!) Then the cover picture will take you to our TpT store where you can buy the entire packet which includes the 18 word families listed above.

Enjoy the freebie!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Vista Print is da bomb!

Our top blog post EVER was about stamps we made/bought through Vista Print. If you missed that post, stop and read it here first Stamp Crazy

Since that post Vista Print has offered the Groupon two more times. Honestly, we usually buy 2 each time they are offered. These stamps are one of our most favorite things in our class. The kids LOVE them too and work hard for them. Below are some of our new stamps we created. If you need help creating stamps, please email us and we will lead you through the process.

We use the 5 color discipline system. Students start out on purple and can move down as behavior changes. Every day we mark the behavior color in their folder so the parents understand what kind of day their child had. Tamara would draw a star in the behavior color. Stevi would use a random stamp on a stamp pad matching the behavior color. We created these stamps which have made stamping folders SO MUCH EASIER. Ink color and words match the behavior each day. It really is the little things that make life easier!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PreK Summer Homework

Our school added PreK this year. Our PreK students have always gone to a different campus. It was great having this on our campus. We were able to have discussions with the teacher about what skills they should have prior to entering Kindergarten. 

We offered to create a summer homework packet to send home with her kids so they could keep their brains chugging away this summer. It is a mixture of literacy and math concepts. It's probably a little late for you, or your PreK teachers, to utilize this summer, but we wanted to share while it was fresh on our minds. Below is a sample of the different concepts offered. 

Any of the links will take you to our TpT store.