Thursday, December 31, 2015

Kindergarten Assessments~ Print and Go!

Assessing Kindergarteners for Report Cards/Progress Reports can be a stressful time!  That is why I decided to create a Print and Go Assessment Pack that would make life easier.

This packet has assessments for both Reading and Math.  All you have to do is print the assessments and then see how your class is performing.  You may decide to keep these assessments in a large 3 ring binder or in individual pocket portfolios for each student.

Here is an example of how I assess:
I may test Everett in September using a yellow highlighter.  I would point to each uppercase letter and highlight the letters he knows.  In October, I would use a different color and then mark the letters he has added.  This particular assessment allows you to test a student up to 8 times.  I realize that is a LOT of testing, and most students would recognize letters more quickly than "Everett".  This is just a sample of how to use this assessment.

This packet comes with many printables that you can use for practice if you wish not to test your students.  I just like having these assessments for Parent/Teacher conferences.  These assessments are also a big help if you have a student that is not making adequate progress.  I have used them before when I met with Speech, Resource, ESOL, Principals, or any other member that may have a part in helping the student learn.

To see more about this Assessment Pack, click here.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

My Etsy Store

Since I'm staying home with my baby boy, I have decided to open an Etsy store in addition to my TPT store.  So far, I am adding monthly baby stickers.

Click here to see the different themes I have added so far.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Shape Books

I just added 3 shape books to my store.  These books are fun for students and can be used to decorate a bulletin board or classroom door.  These books can also be placed in a writing center or used for early finishers.  Each book comes with 2 different styles of lined writing paper and a blank paper.  Click on the links to see them in my store: fox, hedgehog, turtle.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Rainbow Hedgehogs Clipart

This weekend I decided I wanted to try and learn how to make clipart.  I watched several different YouTube videos.  After much frustration, I finally figured it out. :)

My son's room is decorated in forest animals.  So I decided my first project would be to try and make hedgehogs.

Click on the picture below to see them in my store.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Jonah and the Whale~ emergent reader

This reader retells the story of Jonah.  Click on the picture below to find it in my store.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Reindeer Craft & Writing

This reindeer craft would look so cute displayed on a Bulletin Board or a classroom door for Christmas.  A writing page with illustration box is included.  To see more, just click on the picture below.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Antonyms Puzzles

These antonyms puzzles are a fun way to practice opposites.  There are 11 different sets for students to practice matching.  These puzzles would be perfect for a literacy center.

There is also a printable included so that students can practice cutting, pasting and matching antonyms independently. 

To see more in my store, click here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Baking Up Blends~ Centers & Printables

I created this interactive center to practice blends.  There are 11 cookie sheets with the following blends: cr, tr, gr, dr, br, cl, pl,  fl, sn, sp and sc.  There are 40 different cookies or cupcakes.  Students practice "baking" the cookies/cupcakes by sorting them onto the correct cookie sheet.  This can be done as a whole group or this can be placed into a center.

There are also 7 printable sheets for students to practice.

To see more, click on the picture below.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Adam and Eve~ emergent reader

This reader retells the story of Adam and Eve.  Click on the picture below to find it in my store. :)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Some "Bunny" Loves You~ Craft and Writing

So Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away... and what do I have on my mind?  Easter!!  I had an idea to add a bunny product to my store, so I couldn't help it!

This craft would look great displayed at Easter or even Valentine's Day.  Students cut out the pieces to make a boy bunny with a bow tie or a girl bunny with a hair bow.

A writing piece with a picture box is included so that students can draw a picture and write about some "bunny" they love.

Click on the pictures below to see this in my store.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Money Posters

These money posters are a great visual reminder of what each coin looks like and how much each coin is worth.  The posters include visuals for penny, nickel, dime and quarter.

Nursery Rhymes Posters

I just created 6 Nursery Rhymes posters.  These would be a great addition to your Nursery Rhymes unit.  Included are: Hickory Dickory Dock, Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty, Jack Be Nimble, Jack and Jill and Hey Diddle Diddle.  To see them in my store just click on the pictures below.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Who Is He? ~emergent reader

This Christmas themed reader has students practice reading and writing the sight word "he".  Each page gives the students a clue:

On the last page, "he" is revealed:
To see this reader in my store, click here.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Write the Room Centers

When I taught Kindergarten, my students favorite part of the day (well, besides recess) was stations/centers.  They LOVED this time because they got to work independently and the learning was always fun and engaging.  I just created 4 different literacy centers that are generic and will fit well into any learning theme.  These centers practice digraphs, blends, beginning sounds and middle sounds.  There are 36 different cards for each station and 2 recording sheets. 

Here is a look at the different centers:


Middle Sounds:

And here is a look at one of the recording sheets.

These centers can be found in my store for 2 dollars and under!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

30th Birthday!

Today is my 30th birthday! 

My husband took off work yesterday.  We had planned on going to the mountains.  But, then after we saw that it was going to rain all weekend, we decided not to get the baby out.  At least my husband had the day off with us though. 

Every year he buys me shoes.  :)  This year he bought me these boots.

I've been wanting some short boots that I can wear to church with a skirt or dress.  I had ordered some boots online, but they do not look right with a skirt so I will just save them to wear with jeans.
I plan on doing nothing today, but chilling with my little man. 
I have put 30 products in my store on sale for 20 percent off.  Happy shopping! :)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

FREE~ God Gives Water

I created this craft to go along with our Sunday School lesson about God giving water.  If you would like this freebie, just click on the picture below.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thanksgiving~Print and Go

I just added 4 graphs to my Thanksgiving~ Print and Go pack.  My class last year LOVED to graph, so I created these graphs in which the students color the pictures, graph and then count and write the total at the end.  To see this product in my store, just click on the picture below.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Mooseltoe Craft and Writing

I created this cute little moose to go along with the story "Mooseltoe".

Writing paper with a picture box is included so that you can have students respond to the story if you would like.  To see this in my store, click here.

Raccoon Craft and Writing

During the first few weeks of school I always read "The Kissing Hand" to my class. I've always wanted to create an activity to go along with the story, but I've never had time, until now.

This craft and writing is a great addition to the story or can be used during a nocturnal unit. I have included a writing page with a picture box to go along with the craft so that students can respond to the story or record a fact they learned about raccoons. To see this activity in my store, just click on the picture below.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Winner Wednesday

It's the first Wednesday of November, so that means it is time for Winner Wednesday with A Dab of Glue Will Do.  This linky is the first Wednesday of every month.  There are so many great products that you could win!

Since this is the month of Thanksgiving I am giving away a brand new Thanksgiving Center that I made.

This center contains 8 placemats (or word families).  Each placemat has the name of a word family on the plate, such as "at" and then a number under the plate that lets students know how many rhyming pictures, or foods, should go on each plate.

This center is a fun way to practice rhyming.  The 8 different word families are: -et, -op, -ug, -ar, -an, -og, -am and -at.  There are 30 different picture cards for students to sort.

There are also 4 printables included that have students cut out pictures and paste them onto the correct place setting.

Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.  The winner will be announced Thursday morning.  If you are interested in purchasing this unit, just click on any of the pictures to be taken to my store. 

Thank you for stopping by to check out my Winner Wednesday.  Head over to A Dab of Glue Will Do to link up or enter for a chance to win some great resources.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

God Gives Bread

I created this craft to go along with our Sunday School lesson about God providing bread.  If you would like to download this freebie, just click on the picture below.

Moses Parts the Red Sea Craft

On Sunday, our lesson was about Moses Parting the Red Sea.  I created this craft to go along with our lesson.  It is free in my TPT store.  If you would like to use this, just click on the picture below to be taken to my store.  Thanks so much!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Digraph Printables

I created a Digraph Printables pack to practice "ch, sh, th" and "wh".  This packet has 4 graphs in which students color the pictures and then graph.
2 of the sheets have the sounds at the beginning of the word and 2 of the sheets have the sounds at the end of the word.
This printable pack also has 7 sheets that allow students to color the digraph, trace the digraph and then find and color pictures that begin or end with the sound.
If you could use this in your classroom, enter for a chance to win by:
1. Following my blog, leave comment/email below.
2. Following my TPT store, leave comment/email below.
3. Following me on Instagram, leave comment/email below.
4. Following me on Pinterest, leave comment/email below.
I will be back shortly to choose a winner!  Click on any of the images above to view them in my store.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dog's Colorful Day Craft

At the beginning of the school year, I always love reading the story "Dog's Colorful Day".  I created a very easy craft to go along with the story.  This is a fun way to review color words.  Students simply read the word on the spot and then color.  After all the spots have been colored, students cut and paste the pieces to make his/her dog.

If you could use this in your classroom, please leave a comment with your email and I will be back soon to choose a winner!  Thanks!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Teen Number Sorts

I created these sorts to give students some practice on teen numbers.  Students simply count the pictures and then cut and paste.

To see this in my store, click here.

Happy Friday!

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Little Green Witch~ Craft and Writing

Have you read "The Little Green Witch"?  I love this story!  My parents live on the same road as my husband and myself, so I cook supper most nights for all 4 of us.  I always joke and tell them they are welcome that I think up the meal, go to the store and buy it and then come home and cook and clean... :)  I'm like the little red hen... except I share. :)  I created a craft and writing activity to go along with "The Little Green Witch".  Students can write about different things... such as, Would you have shared if you were the witch?  What would you have turned the others into?  or Students can write and draw about his/her favorite part of the story.  To see the craft in my store, click on the picture below.

FREE Noah's Ark Craft

My Sunday School Class has been learning about Noah's Ark.  Yesterday we learned that God keeps us safe in our homes when it rains.  I created this little craft for the kids to build a house if you would like to grab it in my store.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Crankenstein~ Craft & Writing

Have you read the book "Crankenstein"?  It is one of my favorite Halloween books.  I made this cute little craftivity that would look great displayed on a bulletin board.  Students cut out the pieces to make Crankenstein and then write about what makes him/her feel cranky.

If you could use this in your classroom, leave a comment below and I will be back later to pick a winner. :)