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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Great (and easy) Homework Packet

While blog hoppin' awhile back I came across an absolutely simple homework packet created by Erin at Eberhart's Explorers and Katie at Little Warriors. Click here for the October packet on TPT. I am using these with my Pre-K class and I love it. It is simple to set up, I love sending it home on Monday and they have a whole week to complete it. It also includes a cute monthly family project. Thank you ladies for doing all the leg work. I highly recommend checking it out.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Best year so far!

Ok I feel like a horrible blogger. It has been a busy school year so far. I feel like I am treading water sometimes. I have to say though I have the best class that I have ever had. They are quiet, calm, sweet and smart. I was reading a story on the first day of school and I asked them if they knew what the person was callled that wrote the words and a few of them knew the word author, they also knew illustrator and pronounced it correctly too! These are 4 year olds. I also have a few that already know all of there letters and sounds, I have high expectations for this year. I will stop bragging now. Oh wait one more thing, every single one falls asleep during nap time too! Ok now I am done bragging. I really will post pics soon, I promise. Catcha' on the flip side!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Colors, English and Spanish

I created some color charts for my classroom and posted them on TPT. My teacher neighbor requested them in spanish for her Dual Language class so I posted those as well.
For the english version click here.
For the spanish version click here.
I have been busy with getting my room ready. I hope to post everything this weekend so check back for classroom pictures.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Where Are We and Tape Dispenser

Ok, I have been a busy beaver today. I have been in overdrive make it mode and have made some great stuff for my classroom. First of all I made this "Where Are We?" board.

I still have to make the labels for it but I was proud of myself so I am posting it anyway. I also made these adorable (at least I think so) tape dispensers. I have had these things for a long time now and could not figure out what to do with them I didn't want to go bejeweled crazy, just wanted the right amount of bling.

Well what do you think? I think that they are super cute. I have 6 more to do (bought them on sale). Can't wait to give them to our secretaries. Tomorrow I am going up to my classroom to work. Our building is open this week and teachers go back next week. I will be posting some progress pictures over the next few days.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pirate Job Charts

I posted an item on TPT

Click here to check it out. Leave a comment here if I did ok but Pirates aren't your thing. :-) I would like to know if I am doing this right.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My Teachers Pay Teachers store is officially open!

I have posted my first item on TPT. It's simple but I wanted to try it out. Click here to download them. Let me know what you think. These will accompany my Pirate theme. I am going to make calendar numbers too! The only thing that bothers me is that the months aren't capitalized. Should I change the font?

Reply? HELP!

Ok, now that I have a few followers and I am recieving comments I would like to reply. I have noticed on other blogs after someone leaves a comment there is a reply button. I do not have this, is there a way to change that? Please help, and incase I can't figure it out thank you for trying.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Kids Say The Darndest Things

Smedley’s Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

I am linking up with Greg at Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten to share some of the funny things kids say. I tell myself every year that I need to write these things down. My favorite story though happened while we were learning about animal homes. We were on the playground and the kids found a ladybug. They came running over to show me so I asked them where they thought the ladybug lived and they thought about it for a minute when one of my sweeties says, matter of factly
"With his Nanny and Popo"

I just love that story. What is your Kids Say The Darndest Things Moment? Jump over to Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten and join the Linkey or just check out the other comments. By the way what a great idea for sharing Greg!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Newbie Blog Hop/ My first Hop

I found this Blog Hop at Pocketful of Centers. Check it out!

   1. What state you are in?  Born and raised in the great state of Texas

    2. Your current teaching position. I am currently teaching Pre-K

    3. Your teaching experience. I have taught 3rd and 4th grade for 1 year 2nd grade for 2 years 1st for 5 years and this will be my third year in Pre-K. That is a total of 11 years OMG! Sometimes it doesn't feel that long.

    4. When you started blogging? I started my blog in 2011 but I really started using it this summer.

    5. Share a blogging tip / blogging resource. Read alot! I read alot of blogs and really listen to the blogging tips I read. Sometimes I feel uneasy about posting but I can usually get reassurance form other bloggers.
This is a Blog Hop!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pirate Crate Seats

I have been wanting to make crate seats for awhile after seeing them all over pinterest. I was inspired by the directions on Playground Duty. Click here to go to her blog. I found some super cute pirate material to go with my theme at Wal-Mart. Here are some pictures of the finished project. I cannot wait to get into my classroom and decorate.
I even added a ribbon tab.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Just Love Giveaways

I love a giveaway where other bloggers are joining in. It gives me the opportunity to see some blogs that I have never been to. Erica Crowder at Sprinkles to Kindergarten is celebrating 400 Fabulous Followers go on over and check out her Fabulous giveaway.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Another Great Giveaway

Here is another great giveaway. I absolutely lllloooovvvveeee Skippyjon Jones so I hope that I win this one but I thought I would share anyway. Crayons and Curls is giving away this adorable Grande Official El Skippito Costume Set

Good luck!

Dyed Clothes Pins

So I pinned this on Pinterest the other day and then I made some.

Click here to see original post at kojo-designs.com Here are mine...

And the final results.

I used some shallow acrylic trays and filled them a little more than half an inch with warm water and added about 1/4 cup of dye. I placed the clothespins in and let them sit for about 10 mins turned them over and let them sit for ten more minutes. I took them out and let them dry on some paper towels. I love the way that they turned out and can't wait to use them in my classroom. Hope you like them.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Great Giveaway


I ran across this blog and entered the giveaway. In the process I found some great blogs to checkout. So cruise on over to Mrs. Shelton's Kindergarten to see the great things she is up to. I hope that I reach 100 followers some day. Congrats on the milestone!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Letter Exchange

I have been a busy crafter the past couple of days. I made 6 crate seats and I am in the process of dyeing clothespins. I will post pictures later. I finally sat down to scan through the blogs I am following and I ran across the cutest idea.
Chrissy at First Grade Found Me is organizing a letter exchange. If your interested click here and check it out. Sounds like alot of fun!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New plates!

I have always wanted vanity plates for my car I just never knew what to put on them. I finally figured out what to say...

Saturday, June 23, 2012

No Internet

No Internet, what's a girl to do. My internet has been out for 24 hours now. I think I am going crazy. Thank goodness for smart phones. Hopefully I will be back and running by tomorrow. The service guy is here. Yeah!

Friday, June 22, 2012

OMG! I have a follower. Now I guess I have to start blogging more and blog hopping less. JK I am so nervous, there are so many talented teachers out there. I have been reading so many blogs and I am not sure if I am creative enough to do this. No I take that back I am creative enough just not sure about organized enough. Oh well, I guess the lazy days of summer need to be over anyway. I did finally decide yesterday that my theme for next year will be Pirates inspired by this set from Scrappin Doodles.

I have some creating to do!