Monday, December 2, 2013

Show Us What You Bought! A Linky

Graphics and fonts from Ashley Hughes, Cara Carroll, and Jen Jones

Word Families Galore Bundle-22 Weeks of Differentiated Word Work
This Word Families Galore pack from Marsha McGuire has been on my wishlist all year long.  It's a big purchase, but I'm confident it will be worth every penny.  22 weeks of word work activities ready to go for me?  Yes, please! 

And then I may have bought some clip art....   

My Community Buildings Clipart by Poppydreamz
I bought this Community Building clipart set from Poppydreamz Digital Art.  I'm working on a supplemental pack for mapping skills and this is exactly what I needed.

Katie's 5 senses bundle by melonheadz'Road Trip bundle by melonheadzLori's medical bundle by melonheadzCommunity helpers LINE ART bundle by melonheadz
Kidlettes bundle by melonheadzFire Safety bundle by melonheadz
All 6 packs above are from the oh-so-fabulous Melonheadz

Happy Punctuation {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}Little Scientists {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}Weather {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}
The three above are from Krista Wallden (Creative Clips)

Now I'm all inspired to create.  My to do list is long and the ideas are plentiful, I just need to find the time.  

Can't wait to see what you got!  You missed something fun at my store:

No, seriously, you did ;)  Go check it out!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

TPT Sale!

Anyone still there?  My poor, neglected blog.  One of my 2014 goals may be to bring this sucker back up to speed.  In the past few weeks I've almost doubled the amount of products in my store AND I've lowered some of my prices.  My entire store will be 20% off on Monday and Tuesday.  It would make my day if you would check it out!  At 28% off, there will be some great bargains to snatch up-- all from the comfort of home!

Here's a little sneak peek of just 5 of the recently added items.  One of them is FREE!!  The link below each picture will take you to the product.  Happy Shopping!

 Data Wall

 Ready to Read

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Super SALE for the Super Bowl!

Thanks to Jodi at Fun in First Grade for the graphic!

Visit my store for 28% off tomorrow and 20% off today!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Indoor Recess Fun

Today is a snow day in North Carolina.  I grew up in Pittsburgh, so it's still funny to me that we don't have school, but we have clear roads and I can still see the grass.  I'm certainly not complaining.  Yes, we'll have to make it up, but for right now, I'm enjoying the gift of a day and the ability to get my to do list checked off.

It's been rainy and miserable ALL week and I was experiencing cabin fever.  The kids cheer every time we have indoor recess, so maybe I was the only one?!?

We played with blocks, puzzles, board games, dolls, and created a restaurant this week.  When I see my class enjoying these games, developing socially, being creative and just plain old playing, it makes me wonder what it would have been like to teach Kindergarten when it wasn't so focused on academics.

The kids started writing orders down and I was so very proud ;)

Good old fashioned dolls and dollhouse courtesy of my amazing assistant!
 Playing "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Game"
My future engineer's skyscraper.  I cannot wait to start the Force & Motion unit with my boys especially!  My assistant and the kids in the background were waiting for the snow ;)
Connect Four!

Do you still have centers like these that your kids participate in daily?  Do you teach half day or full day Kindergarten? 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I haven't given up yet...

Maintaining a teaching blog is hard work.  I never expected it to be this difficult and I tip my hat to the many blogs I stalk that always have new and creative posts.  I've been in a slump- most likely caused by the holidays, the cold weather, and the day-to-day-trying-to-keep-my-head-above-water mode that teachers so often exist in.

I haven't posted any new TPT products because I just haven't had the inspiration or the motivation.  I was finally inspired today.  I have a project brewing.  I am thankful for this creative process and the passion it rekindles for my kiddos and what I am doing in my classroom.  Maybe it's the fresh new year that's a blank slate in front of me, but I have new goals for my instruction and ideas to implement them.

Please don't drop me from your subscription list yet.  Instead, let me know what you'd like to read about or see.

Finally, just in case you are hiding under a rock and don't know about Cara Carroll at The First Grade Parade (she's a celebrity in my book!), her recent post about math activities is awesome.  They are simple ideas and I made one of them before school and did it today (it was definitely better than my lesson plan!).  My kiddos loved it.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Learning At Home

My parent conferences are coming up.  I wanted to create a list of ways that parents can help their child learn at home.  I started typing my list and eventually turned to Pinterest- and then had a lightbulb moment.  Why not just create it on Pinterest?  This way, it can be referenced anytime, there's not a paper to lose, and I can continually add to it as the year progresses and our skills get more difficult.

Do you have a similar Pinterest board?  Please link to it in the comments, I'm always looking for more ideas and more boards to follow!

Monday, October 22, 2012


I just dropped the price of my Monster Madness unit 50% to only $5.00!!!  I'll leave it at this price for the next 48 hours.  Purchase it before Wednesday, October 24th at midnight.