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Saturday, July 28, 2012

ABC's and 123's

Alright, I have finally had a week or so of my summer that hasn't been crazy, so what do I choose to do??...work...I know, it's crazy, but I'm starting to miss that wonderful school of mine with my sweet babies and good friends. Anyway, I've put together a handwriting practice pack that includes both numbers and letters.
A big pet peeve of mine is messy handwriting and I know that I'm just teaching 5 and 6 year olds and they're not going to have perfect penmanship, but I've committed myself to getting my babies writing early and for all of them to be writing very legibly by the end of the year. SOOO I have really created 2 packs, one is a colored version that I am going to print and either laminate and bind, or I will just put each page in a sheet protector in a binder...either way my kids can use a dry erase marker with this activity. The second pack is all black and white. I plan to use this during my small groups and intervention time as needed. With this and all of the other writing we do together, hopefully this will help my kiddos get on the "write" track. I've put both of these in my tpt store, so hop on over and check those out! Give me some feedback and let me know what you think! OH! All of the pictures for the abc's came from Doodle Darlin' on Etsy...I'm tellin' y'all, if you haven't checked out her shop, please do! Her stuff is so stinkin' cute!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Giveaway Giveaway

Don't forget about the giveaway going on with Doodle Darlin'!
 It ends SUNDAY at  11:59 pm (central) 
See post below for details

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Grand Opening Giveaway

Hey y'all! I am so pleased to announce that one of my good friends has started putting her drawing skills to work. She has opened a clipart shop on Etsy called Doodle Darlin'. Now she only has a few sets available, but she is drawing and coloring everyday so keep checking back often for more sets. Her style is similar to the amazing KPM Doodles in that it's hand drawn and colored digitally with super fun colors. Anyway, we are doing a giveaway to get her blog and Etsy shop some followers. 

Here's what you can win: Back To School MEGACOMBO Clipart Set- This set includes 36 colored images and all the blackline images in PMG format




Here's How to Enter: LEAVE ALL COMMENTS ON DOODLE DARLIN'S GIVEAWAY POST
1. Follow her Etsy Shop HERE
2. Follow her blog HERE... eventually you will be able to purchase from her blog
3. Grab her BLOG BUTTON and place it on your blog
4. Follow my blog if you don't already.

The giveaway starts right now and will end SUNDAY JULY 29 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced and rewarded on Monday! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Calendar Time!

Hey there! So I have been busy at work my dining room table working on my first pack for the summer! I feel so stinking behind!! But oh well, I can mark this off of my to do list. I decided to create this pack because I want to switch up my morning routine with my kiddos. Last year, I had "morning baskets" that operated exactly like my math and literacy centers. That means that I had to come up with 5 different worksheets/activities for my kids to do in the morning. Another reason I created this is because my school has just adopted a new math program called Go Math! It's common core math, which is something we weren't doing prviously. When the Go Math! people started coming to our school and giving us the scoop on their program, I decided that I was going to need some more time to teach my whole group math lesson...this means I'd have to shorten my calendar time to like 2 minutes. Yeah right! SOOOOO, that being said, I have decided to eliminate the burden of struggling to have 5 morning activities, and increase my calendar time from 10 minutes to 25-30 minutes.

Okay, so I know we all have several different ways that we approach calendar so I THINK/HOPE/PRAY that I have created the "ultimate" calendar pack...at least for August and September. I created 3 different "front" pages that you can choose from. Each one is a little different because we all teach and incorporate things differently on our calendars, and these pages include a big bulk of the things on the calendar. I have also included 4...or maybe 5...I obviously can't remember, "back" sheets. These sheets were created to get our kids thinking about math, science, and language all at one time! WooHoo! It's more of a problem solving, hands-on kind of page. Again, since there is some options, you can choose which one works best with your front page to meet the needs of you and your students. And last but not least, in this pack you will find tons of prompts for literacy and math. The literacy prompts are very similar to "daily fix-it," but there are also several prompts for helping your kids learn to write and spell their name. The math prompts took me forever to come up with because the math skills we teach at the beginning of school are so basic. They involve all kinds of things like shapes, colors, and various activities involving numbers 0-5. I tried to keep it in line with the common core.

Anyway, I've just posted the pack in my store so click HERE to take a look!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bulletin Board Birdies


Hey y'all! I'm finally finding some time to start working on new things for my tpt store and one thing I've had SOOOO many requests for is a template for the birds that I used on my door last year. So, it's finally here!! I've created a little pack with the bird body template, 2 different wings to choose from, beaks, and eyes. 
It is posted FREE for the next 48 hours!

Click HERE to grab it from my store today!