Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday "freebie"!! and a SALE!!!

Today was bus safety in our room.  Here are the "freebies" I want to share with you from this YELLOW day.
Also I am having a sale to celebrate the three day weekend.
Hope you feel like shopping.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cele"bear"ty Bear Day!

Must reads for "bear"day!

Bear biscuits for a treat!


The perfect story for our snack time biscuits.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's going to be a "beary" good year "freebie"!!

Or as you see here to put on "gummie bears"!

Goldie is a "must read" for The Three Bears!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Froggy at School and a "freebie"!

Today Froggie came to school!  The children just love his stories and together we spent the day reading, writing and working with words.  It was our first introduction to the Daily Five so choices were not really available as we were modeling what the rotation would look like and the RULES and expectations.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Enjoy "blog hoppin'" with me!

This week on the "Blog Hoppin'" the topic is Back To School Books.
Yep I'm back to school and yep, it is overwhelming.
Being a "Blog Hopper" sure helps those as it helps share so many great ideas.
Favorite back to school books for me:
Have fun enjoying a list of "firsts" including the first day of 1st grade!
For the teacher this is a "must read"!  In my mind teachers can never draw pictures as priceless as their students!

Grandparent's Day is on it's way! ....and a freebie!

Grandparents are special and this packet  is filled with activities to prove it!
Click here to purchase packet on TpT

One of my favorite is an adorable card and poem for  grandparents.
Here is a sample from the packet free from me to you!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Freebie Friday

I love finding out about my students right away in hopes of preparing materials that will interest and motivate them.  So I hope you do too.  Here is one of my packets for you ...FREE because I so appreciate your following me!!

First Day Jitters

Well that I had!  Not "jitters" about teaching but goodness I forgot how much time goes into getting ready for Open House and the first day. I had the "jitters' that I would never get everything done.  Needless to say that is also why I have not been on my blog.  Found this as I was looking for a first day treat and it was a hit.  Thank you Abby Mullins!! I thought you might enjoy it even if not until next year. Michele

Each child got a mini can of 7up along with a glass of ice and a straw.
It was sooooo much fun.
Oops by mistake I bought diet.  I was hoping the kids didn't notice. LOL

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A "yummie freebie"!!

I am so excited!  While browsing last night I found Laura McKinney's site with adorable "mini buttons" to put on the bottom of Kisses.  Luck had it I was working on a "freebie" using Hershey Kisses for building math skills.  The result was...
They are perfect for my "freebie"!

If you think you would like this freebie:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Treasured Behaviors! and a "freebie"I

I found these little treasure chests to put the gold pieces the children collect in.
This year I am looking for "treasured behaviors".
Fill the grid and a trip to the Treasure Chest is for you!
Ways the students can collect a gold coin!
I also have the complete packet on TpT.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Too (two) cute!!

Here are two, too cute, ideas!!
These will be our for open house for each student.

The little saying fits perfect for what is inside.
You can't see it too well but there is also an
adorable pirate button on the blue.
Thank you Hobby Lobby!!

And while I was there...
A little something for my teammates.
Hope they are not peeking.
"Let's "create" a great year together!"
In the purse is a gift card to Hobby Lobby!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A "freebie" for organization.

Every year I send a few of these home with parents to
help keep notes on  a similar paper so they
don't get lost in the shuffle.
For a free copy click here.
Also just printed this off for my parents!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Give yourselves a hand!!

Being a teacher deserves a "big hand"!  
The middle and big hands sit around my room.
When I catch someone doing something special
I "give them a hand"!
These were purchased at Party City.

I LOVE vocabulary.  I feel it is
key to educational success.
With every book I introduce I
try to pick out key vocabulary for ABC order,
definition, syllables, etc.  I found these pocket
charts at Target for $1.00.  Perfect for hanging
vocabulary words.

Monday, August 13, 2012

1st Day is on it's way and a "freebie"!

We are going to start the year with the story the Kissing Hand.
I will certainly want to go over the vocabulary words.
Next we will tour the school using the clues Chester left us.
And then a little craft to hang.
Working With Words with focus on -ed and -ing.

What do you and Chester do?
During the day and at night.
There are activities for Opposites...

Working in partners the students will spin and discuss parts of the story.
I love having students work in partners.  It is a great way to build communication skills.

In math we will be collecting data and recording how we felt on the first day.

Chester is going to bring each student a cupcake.

Click here for the "freebie"
Students will find these on their desks when they arrive.