Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hoppy Spring {Simple Bunny Glyph}

If you are in need of a QUICK and EASY Easter or Spring Craft for this week, then this is your lucky day!  It doesn't get much simpler than this AND it's cute as can be! There are activities included, too!
These activities and more can be found {here} on TPT in my newly revised
Hoppy Spring Pack!
There's a freebie, too!  See how to make these adorable tie-dye carrots!
You can get the freebie {here}
Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hoppin' Bunny Measuring FREEBIE

We had SO much fun today using the bunny jumpers to measure!  
 I got them at Walmart, in a pack of 12 for $1.   Not bad, right?
 Get your FREEBIE {here}
The cute graphics in the freebie are by two of my favorite artists, MelonHeadz and Graphics From the Pond
 I also found these bunny masks with the bunny jumpers and I couldn't resist!  My kids are using them as they read our seasonal book selection in the reading station.
 They are so EXCITED to read!
Can you believe it??  Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

For Those About To Rock...

I have been diligently working on this pack for what feels like FORVER…and I finally got to try it out with my class last week and I have to say, it ROCKED! (excuse the pun…but this pack is full of them!)
Ok, so the title sort of dates me…a little shout out to all those AC/DC fans out there.
You can find the pack {here} and it's on sale for today!
Here is the anchor chart I shared on Instagram (follow me here) last week!  My kids used it as a reference tool all week.
We created models of each type rock to add novelty and fun to the learning!
We wrote about rocks…
 we went on a rock hunt outside...
 we learned about where each type of rock comes from and its characteristics...
 We learned that chalk is a rock and made chalk drawings outside….
 we explored a rock collection I found on Amazon…

we read about rocks…
we discussed what rocks are used for….
 we wrote books about rocks….
 we drew our rocks...
we grew crystals on rocks….
 and of course made these ADORABLE rock crafts inspired by the awesome clipart by MelonHeadz that is used throughout the pack!
Hope you LOVE it!
If you'd like a chance to win it, leave a comment, maybe about what you do when or if you study rocks.  You can find my newest pack {here}
Happy Sunday, y'all!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter and Spring Just Add Dice Math Games

 I created a new pack of Just Add Dice Games for Easter/Spring.  
I am loving the MelonHeadz and From the Pond Graphics!  This time of year I need all the help I can get to get my kids to focus and practice their math skills!
Find the new Just Add Dice Games {here}
 The bundle has been updated, as well!  Find it {here}!
So if you have already purchased it, you need to go download it again to get the new pack =)
Have you ever been accused of being a hallway or bulletin board hog?  Well, I took a moment around St Patrick's Day for some self reflection and decided I could be guilty.
Check out what my hallway usually looks like around my room:
Not that bad,  right?
And before I go, please take a moment to go enter the giveaway on my sweet friend's blog, Daisy Days for Learning!  She's having a $10 TPT gift certificate giveaway!!  She's having a baby boy in the next week or two, so please go enter and send her some love!!
You can enter {here}

LEAVE A COMMENT below for a chance to win my Easter Just Add Dice pack! =)
Happy Hump Day!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Apple Bandit {FREEBIE}

Have you heard of the Apple Bandit?
Well, the Apple Bandit made an appearance the Friday before Spring Break,  partly because my kids were wanting to have some fun and partly because I had lost my mind (just a little).  Waiting for spring Break will do that to you!
Creative Teaching Press sent me a box of goodies to review and amongst all the chevron decor and such that I had picked out was this  apple stencil-cut border.  I was thinking about what to do with it and that it reminded me of those (shutter shades) sunglasses from the 80's.  They also sent me some of their mustache cut-outs and on a whim I put them together. 
 Well, as I was playing around with it, my students saw it and immediately wanted one.  They begged.  Before I knew it, I was telling them they were the "Apple Bandit".  Sometimes it's OK to just do something FUN…even at SCHOOL!!!
They proudly wore their masks home as we got out for Spring Break. 
 I love everything that Creative Teaching Press does, and these borders and cut-outs are no exception. They are adorable in person, even if you use them as a border (the way they're intended to be used!!)
Now that my break is over, I thought I'd share a little poem and other cute pages I created to go along with the masks.  Please DO NOT judge my poetry…I just wrote it for fun, people!!
Get your FREEBIE {here}
I am also having a sale in my TPT shop. Lucky for you I have my newest Kindergarten Common Core Math Question of the Day Pack finished and on sale…FINALLY!  …watch for pictures later this week!