Sunday, November 30, 2014

TpT Super Cyber Sale!!



Have you heard the news?? Tomorrow starts the BIG sale on TPT!!

I have been leaving feedback all day on my past purchases. Every time you do you earn credits!! I have a BIG stock pile of credits to help in my shopping tomorrow!
December can be such a busy exciting CRAZY month! I am going to be using many of these activites in the next few weeks! Starting tomorrow they will all be up to 28% off in my store!

So what is in your shopping cart?? Tell me about what your going to buy.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Liebster Award x5!!!

Over the past few weeks I have had 5 yes F I V E people nominate me for the Liebster Award! I am blown away by this and SOOO thankful for the recognition!! 
What is the Liebster award you ask? It is to recognize new bloggers.
The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers. It's a great way to meet new bloggers that have great content, but just haven't been noticed yet! As part of the award, I get to answer 11 questions for you to get to know me better. Then I get to nominate 11 more blog that I love!  So thank YOU to Tickled Pink In PrimaryTales From Miss D for my nominations! To accept the nnominationI am going to answer 8 questions about me. Here we go!


1. What one word sums up the heart of your blog? 
Hands on F U N! Teaching kinders/1st graders those little bodies like to move. When we do hands on centers I see how the learning comes alive and how much fun my students are having!! It makes my heart so happy!! :)


2. What is your favorite post, or your favorite category of post?
Shopping!! I love to share about all the fun things I find out there to use in my classroom. Since I have started blogging I find myself looking at items in the stores in a new way ;)


3. What one blog tip would you pass on to other bloggers?
Find the time to blog!! It is so hard to fit it all in and I admit that my blog is the one thing that doesn't get enough love but, I am working on it! I am just trying to get a blog post in once a week. Weekly linky parties are one fun way to do it!
  
4. What one thing would you most like to learn?
hmmmm well let's see..since I have so much free time( hahaha) if I did have the time I would love to learn how to knit.
5. What's your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving...love to be with my family!
  
6. How do you spend your summers?
Laying by the pool reading! Or seeing every movie me and my boys want to see :)
  
7. If you could live some place else, in some other time, where would it be?
I would love to go back and live in the 50's. For some reason that decade just fasinates me
  
8. And I GOTTA ask this :) What idea on my blog is most useful to you?
I love seeing what other classrooms are doing :)

Here are my nominees for the Liebster Award
                                                                      The Way I Teach
                                                               Throw Away Your Textbook
                                                                       Made For Learning
                                                                    What's new With Leah
                                                                   Becca The Science Girl
                                                                      The Teaching Zoo
                                                                            One Crazy S
                                                                       Curry's Creations
                                                       Giggles and Grades with Miss Gallagher

To those nominated, here are the rules:
1. In your post, link back to the blogger who nominated you as a thank you and "shout out."
2. Answer the 8 questions given to you (the ones I answered above).
3. Nominate 11 blogs of your choice that each have less than 200 followers. Provide them with 11 questions to answer or have them answer the questions above.
4. Let your nominees know that they've been nominated and provide them with a link to your post so that they can accept.
5. Send your nominator a link to your post so that s/he can learn more about you as well! 
(You can just put your post link in the comments below!)
  


Saturday, November 15, 2014

November Happenings


It has been quite awhile since I have blogged about what is going on in my classroom! I don't know about you but, this year has been C R A Z Y!!
 I finally felt like I was getting into a good routine and BAM change!
Well now I am finally starting to get my groove back so here I want to share what we have been working on :)

I love this time of year. Thanksgiving is a favorite of mine. So much to teach and talk about. We started learning all about Thanksgiving this past week. I always start it off by teaching my students about how life was long ago and compare it to now.  We use picture cards and do a sorting activity



I love seeing the students reactions when they see items people used long ago. Yes kids there was a time when there was no electricity and kids read by candle light. Their faces are priceless. After we sorted the pics I had my students different types of response sheets for them to share what they learned

 Some students were given pictures to sort in the IN notebooks.

Other students had a t chart sort with pics. I like to have different options for different types of learners.

















The next day I had the students come up with facts that would tell about then or now.

Some students writing is really taking off so for them I had this assignment



I love this time of year when I really see some growth in reading and writing! If you would like to use these in your classroom just click the link. The pictures for these are available in my TPT shop
                                                                         
                                                                            Now and Then



Here are some pics of what I going to be teaching right after Thanksgiving.....














How do you teach about Thanksgiving to your students??

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday- 11.12

Today I am linking up with 

                   for


We sorted Now and Then pics today! Do you get extra time off for Thanksgiving? We get the WHOLE week!! I can't wait to go back home to Chicago!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

I am linking up with Miss DeCarbo for



This is my attempt to illustrate vocabulary words ;) An artist I am NOT!
How do you teach vocabulary to your students? Do you think K students are too young to be introduced to vocabulary like this?



Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Currently

It's November! That means it's time for another Currently.
 I am linking up with Farley for November Currently


We recently bought a Roku( which is just like Apple TV) and I am HOOKED on it! I have been watching Orange is the New Black every chance I get! I feel like a WHOLE new world of tv and movies have been opened up to me! It is AWESOME :D

I am super excited to turn those clocks back tonight and get some extra sleep. These past few  months have caught up to me and I really need some sleep. Hope my body agrees and doesn't decide to wake me up early ;)

I am also looking forward to Thanksgiving! We get the whole week off from school so we are heading back to Chicago. That will be a great time for me to read a few books! I began reading The Goldfinch just before school started. I can't wait to get back into it again.

Happy November!!