Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year’s Wiggle Break Poem/Song

Sing this poem to the tune “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.”

This is a great back-from-vacation WIGGLE BREAK activity!

Fill in the blanks with fun actions such as, clapping, jumping, twirling and stomping. 
The ideas are endless.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Number Writing - Christmas Theme

Even though this is the last crazy week before break, we will write numbers every day!

Click on the picture to get your free
daily writing numbers sheets.
Week 3 Christmas Theme

Here are week 1& 2 for you also!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Time ~ Poem

Sung to “The Muffin Man.”

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Number Writing - Gingerbread Theme

2 weeks left before the holiday break

and we are working hard on our goal to write numbers every day!

Before the break I want students to be able to fluently:

·      Write numbers.

·      Know the number sequence.

·      Recognize and create a dot pattern for a number using a ten frame.

Click on the picture to get your free
daily writing numbers sheets.
Week 2 Gingerbread Theme
Last Week was the polar bear theme.
Click on the picture for yours!

Next week is the Christmas theme! Ho, Ho, Ho!



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale

Don't miss out!
Scroll down to yesterday's post for a freebie!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Number Writing - Freebie!

Click on the picture to get your free
daily writing numbers sheets.
Polar Bear Themed!


This year my kinders need a bit more practice writing their numbers.  So for the month of December I have created some fast and simple sheets for daily practice.

What I want students to be able to do fluently:

·      Write numbers.

·      Know the number sequence.

·      Recognize and create a dot pattern for a number using a ten frame.

In these 3 busy weeks before the holiday break my goal is to use this daily written practice to support math learning.

Week 1 Polar Bear Theme

Next week be on the lookout for the gingerbread theme and the week after the Christmas theme!


Friday, November 29, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Build-a-Pilgrim Math Freebie!

Enjoy this simple

Pilgrim ~Roll and Build~ Game!

Click a picture to download yours!


Monday, November 18, 2013

Turkey Poem

     Some poems automatically inspire you to recite them with emotion.  Expression comes naturally as the reader warns the turkey in this poem. 

    Try reading this poem with different emotions. Try reading it with urgency, with a sad/tearful voice, or in a pleading whisper. It is sure to get you and your students laughing.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Here is a little
"Now and Then" Craftivity
for you!
Click the picture to get this freebie!
I love this book!  The pictures are wonderful.  I use Pilgrims of Plymouth, by Susan E. Goodman, to illustrate life long ago.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Scarecrow Poem

My favorite kinds of poems are “Finger Plays.” This poem is a fun one to add hand motions to!  In class we have been reciting and acting out this poem each day.
Recently a student told me that his favorite thing in his browsing box is his poetry notebook. "Mine too," I whispered back," with a wink.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Stentence Starters

Writer's workshop is in full swing. I love how excited my class is about choosing their own topics, the writing process, drawing and creating. 

However, some of my young writers need a bit more encouragement to stretch sounds and write words and sentences.  They need some practice outside of workshop time.

Like you, outside my workshop time I do many things to support writing: arranging cut-up sentences in the pocket chart, modeled & shared writing, and (my favorite) list writing. 

Below you will see an idea I came up with using picture prompts and sentence starters.  The text in the picture may be hard to view, so scroll past the picture for a more readable view.
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Below is the text in the picture:

Sentence starters and picture prompts can be just what your emerging writer’s need to feel successful as they develop skills.


     ·          Make copies of the same sentence starter for every page.

     ·          Only copy one sentence starter and provide blanks for the following pages.

     ·          Provide different sentence starters for each page. 

     ·          Leave it open-ended for students. Provide a selection of sentence strips for them to make their own unique books.
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Monday, October 14, 2013

I'm a Little Pumpkin

I have been trying to build up my poem of the week collection.  Here’s my latest favorite.


You may enjoy these fall freebies!
Click on the picture to get yours!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

What a great new place to link up your Math games!
Click on the picture below to get my newest Math Game Freebie!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Roll and Cover

Link Fixed
Addition Math Mats!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Last minute prep for
my Open House! 
(pictures to come!)

Need some bathroom signs? 

Click the pictures to get them!



Sunday, August 18, 2013

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