Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fill Your Basket Blog Hop

Freebielicious is having a Blog Hop to fill your baskets with great freebies!
If you love Mrs Wishy Washy as much as I do, then you will love this freebie pack for the original Mrs Wishy Washy Book!

Here is a picture of what is in the pack:
One of the pages:
You can get this freebie at TPT here

Don't forget to leave me a comment if you like it!!
Oh and...
If you don't have the book, you can find it on Amazon:

For your next fabulous freebie, you need to HOP on over to one of my favorite blogs,
The Moffatt Girls!

The Moffatt Girls

Join in the fun over at Freebielicious and fill your basket with awesome freebies!
If you missed any of the blog hop, start at the beginning here at Freebie-Licious!


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Eggcellent Spring Sale Hunt

{Super Cute Graphic by Hope King}

I may be a little late for this, but I wanted to let you know that I am throwing a sale at TpT on 5 of my favorite products.  Now you need to go on a "hunt" to see which 5 of my products will be 20% off through Sunday.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I Have a Preposition For You! Prepositions in First Grade (freebie, too)

Even though I am teaching Kindergarten this year, I am still involved with First Grade.  My First Grade Friends have  pointed out that (at least for us) a new skill with Common has us teaching prepositions (CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1i Use frequently occurring prepositions).  

In the past, we've used prepositions in our writing and discussed them briefly, but haven't really "taught" them formally.  They are certainly not in our reading series.  So to get ready for next year when I am back in First Grade, I decided to work on a supplemental pack for Prepositions!

This pack is 79 pages with lots of activities for all year long!
Page 1 Title Page
Pages 2-7 Smart Board Discussion Pages /Posters
Page 8 Graphic Organizer
Pages 9-13 Supplemental Activities for Rosie's Walk
Page 14 Writing Activity
Pages 15-24 SmartBoard or Poster Paper Activities/Lesson
Page 25-34 Station Activities (Highlight Prepositions/Search for Prepositions)
Pages 35-58 Station Activity -Sentence Strip Cards for missing prepositions
Pages 59-60 Find the Preposition Reading Passages
Pages 61-62 Directed Drawing and Preposition Placement Activity
Pages 63-69 Easy Reader -fill in your own prepositions
Pages 70-78 Whole Group Activity for Acting out prepositions- can also be added to station for sentence writing
Page 79 Credits and Thank you Page

Sampling of what is included:

 Anchor Chart:

Pictures of some of the station activities:

Find it here:

For the freebie below, click the download preview option on TPT or TN with the links above!

Oh, and if you want to win it, just leave a comment below and I will use the random number generator to select a winner!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Little Gray Bunny Freebies

I love Spring and am always on the look out for new and fun books to add to my collection.  I found this book, The Little Gray Bunny by Barbara McGrath and FELL IN LOVE!

It is an adapted Little Red Hen story and is super cute!  
I created a cute little mini-pack of freebies:

Hope you love it!
...and even if you don't use the book for Easter, it still fits for any time of year!
Leave a comment below if you snag the freebie and let me know that you liked it!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Carson-Dellosa's Boho Birds!

Carson-Dellosa offered to help with a classroom makeover, and of course I said Yes!
I chose the Boho Birds collection...who wouldn't?  It is adorable!

Here are some of the things they sent:

 I am *in love* with the Boho Lettering.  The best part?  
They come pre- don't have to punch them out!!!!

I chose to use the bulletin board set to re-do my corner board.  
 Here is the before and after:

I think it turned out really cute!

 Look how cute the letters look on my hallway board featuring my
  Hoppy Spring Simple Bunny Craft!

These products can be found at or a retailer near you!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

It is Time for...a freebie!

I recently saw in my Scholastic order a book that was shared on Chalk Talk  (a blog I LOVE).  I got the book and used it today to work with my class on verbs.
Check out what we did!

April has a free pattern for the cows on her blog here at Chalk Talk!

I added a little freebie of my own:

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Question of the Day for Kindergarten

When I moved from First Grade to Kindergarten (for this year), I thought my Question of the Day was something that I would have to throw out.  As the year started though, I realized I could find a way to adapt it for my Kinders.  
This pack was my answer.  
This version should get Kindergarten teachers through an entire year, 180 questions!   I arranged the pack in a way where it progressively gets harder throughout the year. (The pack is 191 pages!)

 It begins with letter naming, then sounds, then nonsense words, identifying silly/real words, goes to reading a sight word, and then simple sentences...all with a yes or no answer.  The pack contains 180 days worth of questions, a poster for your board or notebook, and optional word titles for your board. 

 (This is an example from the beginning of the year.) 
I place the questions in plastic sleeves, in page number order, and then put a ring in the middle hole.  It hangs next to my board.  You could use pictures instead of student numbers with a magnet on the back, tins from the Dollar Store have been painted and then covered with wrapping paper with Modge Podge over them for the Yes and No Sections.
 My ELL students LOVE the question of the day!

Table of Contents

Weeks 1 and 2 Letter naming upper and lower case with 3 letters
Weeks 3 and 4 Letter naming upper and lower case with 4 letters
Weeks 5 and 6 Letter naming upper and lower case with 6 letters
Week 7 Say the sounds cvc short a as medial sound
Week 8 Say the sounds cvc short i as medial sound
Week 9 Say the sounds cvc short o as medial sound
Week 10 Say the sounds cvc short u as medial sound
Week 11 Say the sounds cvc short e as medial sound
Week 12 Read three cvc words
Week 13 Read three cvc words- extension is one a real word?
Week 14 Read three cvc words- extension is one a silly word?
Weeks 15-31 Read the sight word (mainly Dolch Primer)
Weeks 32 and 33 Read simple sentence- color words
Week 34 Read simple sentence- shape words
Week 35 Read simple sentence- sight word verbs
Week 36 Count the syllables in a picture
(poster and words for your question of the day area are also included)

Leave a comment (with email) below to win this pack or a different pack of your choice from my TPT shop!
Congrats #40 Cheryl!

Don't forget that I have Question of the Day packs specifically for First Grade, too!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Groupons for Educators?

Do you love daily deal websites like Very Jane and Groopdealz as much as I do?  
How about a daily deal service for educators?  How cool would that be!?
Well check it out:

Sign up now and receive a $15 educents gift card for when they launch April 2nd!