Showing posts with label freebie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label freebie. Show all posts

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day Freebie!


Happy Early Valentine's Day Everyone..... To send some love your way, I made this easy math station for my children and decided to share it with you!  My kinders have been using it this week and have had a great time learning to count and write to 20!  I still have kinders that are practicing this skill. 
 How about you?

There are 2 versions.... Roll count and write could be used with dice and the children use candy hearts to make the set.
The second  version can be used with a scoop.... I bought mine in the kitchen utensil department in the Dollar Store.  You can also use candy hearts and have them scoop the candy hearts from a bowl, count using the tens frame mats, then write.  After laminating the children can use dry erase markers to write directly on the mat!  We only get so many copies a month so this was a life saver for me.

Thank all of you who tagged me!  I am so sorry that I didn't get to participate.  It has been a crazy time for me.... I appreciate all of you who always think of me!
Hope you enjoy this easy math mat and if you download, please leave a comment because I miss hearing from all of you!
Click on the picture to download your copy.
  Graphics by KPM Doodles! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cold lady, snow, pipe, stick... Can you guess?

If you guessed the book,  The Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow.... you were right!
Even though it has been very cold here .... no snow!  We never get snow here which is not bad... I am not complaining!  It just comes in handy when you need a break because everything closes!  That includes school!  Until then, we get to read about snow, see pictures of snow and hope that we have just one day of that fun stuff!

Marlana over at Lil' Country Kindergarten has made a mini unit to go along with  the book, The Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro.
The cute graphics are from Scrappin' Doodles!

This mini Math and Literacy unit includes:

  • Shared Reading
  • Magnetic Board Retelling Pieces
  • Pocket Chart Sequencing and Vocabulary Cards
  • Syllable Sort & Self-Check
  • Spinner & Graph
  • Snowman Roll & Color
  • Pattern Pieces

To go along with her mini unit I made a cute little emergent reader that I plan on using with her mini unit next week.  You can click here to get the emergent reader! Click on Marlana's button to get her mini unit!  You can get it at her TPT and Teacher Notebook stores.
I hope you enjoy! 

Do any of you get a lot of snow?  I can't imagine how it would be going to school everyday with lots of snow on the ground.  Do the children go out and play?  I am so curious..... Please leave this southern girl a comment and let me know how you deal with snow and school! :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

It's My Birthday! Let's Celebrate!

Today is my birthday!  This is a firstie for me.... usually I don't tell anyone it is my birthday.... why?   well... I don't like the spotlight on me. I am one of those quiet, let's keep it hushed, I don't want to think about my age, it's just another day kind of person. But most of all I would be totally embarrassed if the fire department had to come to my house to put out a fire only to discover it was just the candles on my cake! :)   And...  I am totally embarrassed when people sing happy birthday to me.  I appreciate it!  I really do, but it's that spotlight thing.
But, today I thought .... why not? Let's just go ahead and announce it! But most of all, I wanted to share this with you and so decided I'll give a birthday present to you. 

I love thinking maps! I use them all the time with my kinders... To me it helps them organize their thoughts and so much more.  I think I am going to put this brace map in my writing center for next week.  Here is a model of the snowman brace map and the vocabulary words to go with it. 
Hope you enjoy my birthday gift to you!  You can download it here.
Graphics: Scrappin Doodles
Font:  Lettering Delights!

And I do not have to take down my DJ Inkers activities I have shared with you.  After several days of clip art confusion... DJ Inkers changed their terms of use. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The 11th Day... A Gift!

      I am teaming up with TBA to bring you 25 days of gifts!  Everyone loves a gift!  I am so excited.... what could it be?  Want to sneak a peek????  No fruit cake here.. sorry fruit cake lovers!

Here is a CVC writing activity.  One of my teacher friends asked me to please include my first grade friends so I also made a CVCe activity for you! 
Just laminate and use in a small group or literacy station.  Also, it is flexible enough for you to use as a Write the Room.  The children just use the numbers on the picture to match to the recording sheet.  Graphics from DJ Inkers.

Thank all of you for coming to my blog and supporting me!  So many of you have gone to Teacher's Notebook and made my store a favorite.  You have taken your valuable time for me and I appreciate ya'll so much!  Thank you!

If you bought a product of mine, would you go back in and rate it?  Someone who did not know how to download their products from Teacher's Notebook left a sad rating for me :(  and I hope to get my rating up.  If you didn't like the activities... you don't have to rate them.... LOL  just kiddin'!  However, it helps me to know what you like and how to make more activities similar to those! Just click here to go to my store.  Oh... and I am working on some more stuff to go there.  I am excited about these products!

Now I am asking that you vote in Edublogs Awards for the best blogs! 
These blogs are up for awards and we want to show them our support so please take a moment to vote for them!

Here is the link to vote:

1.  vote TBA for the category of BEST GROUP BLOG
2.  vote Kleinspiration for the category of BEST NEW BLOG
3.  vote HeidiSongs for 2 categories: Best Tech Ed/Resource Sharing, and also Best Media

Are you ready to unwrap your gifts?  Click here for your CVC activity and here for your recording sheet.   Click here for your CVCe activity and here for your recording sheet.  Enjoy and would you leave me some Christmas love?!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

It's That Time of Year..For....

It's that time of year for numbers in the teens... I know... every time I think of the word teen I have to have a attitude adjustment and a prayer for patience.
These numbers are so hard for our children, but we can also make it fun for them!
I promised I would have you something else to go along with the book,
The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell and here it is.  I made this write the room for the numbers 10-19.  

You have left so many compliments for the other Write the Room activities and I thought you might enjoy this one too.
Thank you so much for going to my Teacher's Notebook shop and making it a favorite.   24 of you  have done this.... You have made my day!
All you have to do is go to my TN shop here and click on my store and make it a favorite.   I would appreciate it so much!  You can get the Old Lady Little Book there for free! :)

Now here is the Old Lady Write the Room...... You can get it here and the recording sheet here.
Enjoy and please leave feedback for me.   What else would you like to see?
What skills are you working on?
Thank you so much!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's Here!

Are you like me and can't believe Christmas is right around the corner?
I received an email from a fantastic follower who asked for a Christmas Write the Room.  This is very similar to the Thanksgiving Write the Room I shared earlier with you. You know how I love to integrate math and literacy!
The graphics are from KPM Doodles on Etsy.  You can go to her Etsy shop here.

 I have 2 days next week with the kiddos and then on Wednesday a workday!  A workday with no report cards to do, no staff development, just time to work in my classroom.  I am so excited!  Then, I am headed out to spend time with my family and eat some great food. I have so much to be thankful for... I am truly blessed!

Anyway, here is the Christmas Write the Room I made.  Hope you enjoy! Just click on the picture to download.  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving and please know I am thankful for all of you who take the time to visit my blog! 
PS.... Leave a comment and let me know what your are planning for Thanksgiving. I love to hear from all of you!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Surprises! Freebie! Excitement!

  I am so excited!  I have so much to share with you today.  Where should I start?  First, 3 great blogging friends gave me this award!  Wow!

   Thank you Barbi, Kerri and Laura!  You can see their awesome blogs here!  I love these bloggers .. and they always have great things to share!

Then came the double Pow  ---- Wow!  
I have asked to be an author for the #1 blog for teachers...

Me?  I have been doing a happy dance.... I am sure my neighbors think I have lost it!   I am so honored to be recognized by all of these great bloggers!

Now for my super friends that come to my little blog everyday and leave me all the great comments about the things I share.  This is my first attempt at this...  Write the Room.  I love integrating math and literacy.  So, my little ones will have to find the picture, count the tens frame and then write the number word as they fill in the sentence on their recording page. 
What do you think of my Write the Room activity?  I am hoping you guys help me with this to make sure I am on the right track!  Just click here to download.
Graphics: Scrapppin Doodles!

The icing on the cake.... Today is my beautiful daughter's birthday.  I will call her R on here..... She is 19! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gobble Up This Freebie!

Do you think this year is going fast or is it just me?  It seems like yesterday we all began school and here it is the first of November.. Wow!   My class is great!  However, I am beginning to see children who are moving along and those who are stuck.  I begin to worry about this little group.  How about you?  Do you see this with your class?  Then, one night something happens... they wake up and progress begins ..... Please tell me that I don't need therapy!  

I have been so busy with all the happenings at my school: report cards, dibels, professional development and meetings,  that I haven't checked my blog for the last few days... To my surprise, there are almost 600 of you that like my blog... I am so amazed!  Thank you so much for visiting my site and for taking the time to leave a comment.  It makes me so happy that you like the things that I make and hope your children do too!  Learning should be fun and engaging! 

So, I need to do something for all of you because you take  time out of your day to visit me here.  Should I do a give away or would you like for me to create some things for you?   Please let me know what you think. 

Anyway, I am sure you saw the turkeys ten frame game above.... For now, I hope this will do .... Click on the picture to download and know that I appreciate all of you!