Sunday, January 25, 2015

100th Day Fun

Our 100th day was Friday! Woo! Hoo! I love the 100th day. Having it on a Friday made it a bit more....crazy. Those children were so excited! I may or may not have done things totally different and I may or may not do that again next year. In the past I had 4 groups and we switched every 30 minutes. Very organized. (That is me...OCD...organized.). This year I decided to do 7 groups. I assigned them to their first group then they came to me to see where they went next. I looked around to find a group with openings and sent them there. Lord Have Mercy. I thought I was gonna lose my mind! They had fun but I think I'll go back to OCD next year! :) Here are some of my favorite shirts this year:

We did the fashion show from Kinder-Craze. ADORBS! They loved it and we had so much fun! :) I highly recommend it for your 100th day!

We also did lots of other fun activities. Writing to 100 (ok...they didn't think that was a lot of fun!).

100 day necklaces with fruit loops

Their favorite activity HANDS DOWN was building a tower with 100 cups. They LOVED it so much!



We also made a 100 day snack at the end of the day. Yet another favorite.

My team of teachers (minus my aid who had to leave early) had these ADORABLE shirts made this year! So fun!
When is your 100th day? I hope you had as much fun as we did!







Sunday, January 11, 2015

Go Noodle Sanity Savers

First of all, HELLO! I realize I haven't posted in over a month! YIKES!
When I saw that Elizabeth at Kickin' It in Kindergarten was having a GoNoodle linky party I knew that was my chance to get back on board! I am always amazed when people tell me they haven't gotten on board with Go Noodle yet! Y'all. It's awesome! My kiddos LOVE it. (And I do too!)

http://kickinitinkindergarten.com/gonoodle-sanity-savers-linky/


Brain Break: Roller Coaster is one of their favorites. Here is a quick glimpse:
video


They love anything Koo Koo Kanga Roo really!!!

Happy Place: I'm happy anywhere with my family, but especially here:


I LOVE Destin, Florida. We go every fall break (and now Spring Break too) but we didn't go this past Spring Break because we went to Disney so I really seem to be missing it right now! (I did go in August for a weekend boat Poker Run with hubby but didn't get to lay on the beach. GASP! I know!)

Guilty Pleasure:  Jane.com. Y'all. It's bad. Yes. Items for $4-$25 is a great deal....but when you buy 10 in a week...not so much! I need an intervention.


Keep Calm and...Pray for a Snow Day! I know. I know. I was sick of them last year. (We had 18) But in general...I LOVE Snow Days. It was a possibility of ice/sleet tonight but I think it's gonna miss us. It looks warm for the next 10 days. Maybe in February! 










Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Twinkle

Today was an exciting today in my classroom! We received a special delivery from the North Pole!


The package so cold and the kiddos loved it! They all had to feel it!

This is my first Classroom Elf. A sweet teacher won an elf in a giveaway and asked if I would like it for my Kinders! Uh...yes! I have done it with my daughter but not with a class. I LOVE that I got this opportunity because those kids that don't have one or have never heard of it...they were SUPER excited! I mean...look at that face with the hands over her mouth!

I read the story to the kiddos!


And then...we all felt her before we gave her a name. 


They all came up with some cute names. Rosy was my favorite. Shocker - There was an Elsa, but alas....Twinkle it is! (Which I like too!)


So our Elf adventures begin. It should be a challenge keeping up at home and at school. My plan is for the elf to disappear each day after I leave (I have some connections) and the not return until after my little girl goes to the gym for announcements! Whew!!! It's gonna be a LONG month...but a FUN one! I'm SUPER excited!!!!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Currently and Sale Continued

It's December! My favorite month of the year! I'm linking up with Farley for her Currently series!


Listening - The Voice...Need I say more????

Loving - Look at these reindeer I'm making for an upcoming craft show at my school. Eek! I die from cuteness. Tutorial found here.



Thinking - I have GOT to get on this Christmas shopping!

Needing - I need nothing. Truly thankful!

Giving - We are working on our Santa letters this week. They will go with this elf we make from Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies. Here is the template we will be using for our letters. Click below to grab!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B50tY9PbbfuTdjRRSGpWTU9kbWs/view?usp=sharing
Graphics from Creative Clips
Click here if you want to link up with Farley's Currently series.


 
 
Also, don't forget...tomorrow is the last day for the TPT sale! My entire store is 20% off. Use the code TPTCYBER to get an additional 10% off!
 
 
Oh. And I have to leave you with this. I was super excited to see my kiddos today. I honestly missed them over the break. Especially this little sweetie. Yup. It was THAT kind of day! ;)


Sunday, November 30, 2014

THANKFUL and SALE

I know I'm a little late to the party, but it is still November so I want to share what I'm thankful for.
I  am so thankful for this little family of mine. I am very blessed I know.

I am thankful for my relationship with my parents. They are the best. I am so thankful for them and what they do for us. We took a weeklong trip to Disney all together all the time and not one bad word was said. (Well...okay so hubby may have been cursing me for constantly saying "HURRY! We are gonna miss our fast pass!!")


I am thankful for a job I LOVE. There are not many people who say they love their job! I do. I love my kiddos, my school, my teaching partners.

I am thankful for my warm home and car. I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for TPT. It has been such a blessing to us (and my shopping habits). I am thankful for you. Readers who are supportive and amazing!

Okay...now that I am caught up we can continue to December. I LOVE Christmas and everything it holds! My little girl's Elf comes tomorrow, we begin her advent calendar, and this week my class will have their first elf experience! YAY!

I am, of course, participating in the TPT Cyber Sale. My entire store will be on sale Monday and Tuesday - 20% off. Enter the code TPTCYBER and you will save an additional 10%. That equals 28% off (you can do the math...I just teach Kindergarten!).

(Thanks to Amy Lemons for this ADORABLE button!)

Here is what you can grab and stock up on from my store!!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Grab-and-Go-Math-Printables-Numbers-1-20-1368971

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Christmas-Gift-for-Parents-422498

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Letters-A-M-RTI-Grab-and-Go-755061

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Turkey Fun

We did these ADORABLE turkeys from Doodlebugs teaching.Oh. Did I mention it is a freebie???

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Turkey-Thanksgiving-FREE-Craftivity-Patterns-969027

I swear...they are PRECIOUS! I followed her advice and had a bag for each student with all of their pieces. They cut them out and put them back in their bag. Then they assembled. Do you die from cuteness?

This is my sweet baby's turkey!

Look at that hat! I love it!

Hee. Hee. No neck! I love.

And. Well. You know this kid! :) Makes me smile!

We also completed our large turkey in the hallway. You can read more about that here and get the note to send home. (Maybe for next year!)


What have y'all been up to lately?
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Snow Day #1

Yes. We had a snow day. In November. We got 5 inches actually...which is a lot for us. Luckily it was very powdery and the sun was out today so we are going back tomorrow! (Even though it is going to be below 10 degrees in the morning.) I know for some of you up North that is nothing. It's pretty cold for us. In November.
I love a good snow day (preferably in December, January or February) and I got a lot accomplished today. I got my Christmas tree up (don't hate) and played Christmas music all day. That definitely got me in the mood to start planning Christmas in the classroom!
For now though, we are all about the turkey in the classroom! We've been gobbling up some good Thanksgiving Fun.

(And yes...I correct that mistake below)


 Indian Vests for our Thanksgiving Vest


Listening Center - Run, Turkey, Run!

And we did the cutest stinkin' turkey's ever. I'll have to grab pictures tomorrow but I swear...I love 'em!

Need a quick reader to do with your kiddos this week? Grab this freebie in my store!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Turkey-Treat-Little-Reader-405914