It's Over, It's Done, But Wasn't Kindergarten Fun?

Sunday, June 14, 2015


 I'm showing this picture first because it sums up the last day of Kindergarten! Autographed bucket-heads!


This is the tag that is flipped over in the picture.

We spent part of the morning autographing buckets!


I also made photo/ autograph books for each child with pictures 
from the school year. So Fun!


We played Beach Blanket Sight Word Bingo with 
"Smarties" for markers and had ice cream sundaes. Yum!

What's a last day of kinder with out a little water fun?
We did water races, water balloon toss 
and a from the knees down water balloon fight!

A dear friend grandmother of Violet and amazing retired Kindergarten teacher Pam Peters made these darling t-shirts with my Kiddos to wear on the last day!
Happy Summer Friends!

Next Stop I TEACH K LAS VEGAS! Come and see me July 6th!

It's A Zoo Out There!

Sunday, June 7, 2015


We are finishing up the year with our Zoo Unit !
I'm taking lots of these activities I Teach K Las Vegas!!
 I hope to see you there!


Last week we had a great time visiting the Santa Ana Zoo!


We learned lots of great Lion Facts to go in our 
"All About Lions Booklet!"
We used a Glossary, Thinking Maps and Graphic Organizers to have lots of interesting facts to write about! I was so proud of my kiddos with how much they could write at this time of the year.


These darling Zookeepers were used for
 book covers and paper dolls.


We also used our thinking maps to write about giraffes. 
Did you know giraffes sleep standing up?


Under the Deep Blue Sea!

Saturday, May 16, 2015


We all live in a yellow Submarine!
Many of these Ideas can be found in Kinderbykim's Oceans of Fun


Scuba Diver, Scuba Diver What Do You See?


Hand-print  Quilt Glyph!
 Blue water: you like the pool to swim in 
Sand: you like the ocean to swim in
Beads on octopus: is your age
Sequins on fish: you are a girl 
Glitter on fish: you area boy


Our TK made Paper Plate Killer Whales! 
They have writing o the back.


More deep sea adventure coming soon !

May Quilt and Mother's Day Craft!

Saturday, May 9, 2015


Just put my May Quilt up! I't makes me feel like Spring!!


I saw this cute butterfly and poem from Franklyspeakingblogspot and had to make it. Our picture frames below went inside! I also have a dear friend's granddaughter in my class and she came and made these sweet little clay bunnies for each one to give their Mommies!


Below is our darling mouse for our Jazzy Math Journal!

Happy Mother's Day weekend! 

Pinwheels and Pets!

Sunday, April 26, 2015



Last week I brought out this fun activity that uses pinwheels to practice sight words! Children blow the pinwheel read the word on the top and record it on their "Which way did  your word blow sheet!" (P.S. my little model is a cutie pie!)


Next they use those words to write a story a story on about a frog!
You can find this fun activity in my


Monday we will be doing a unit on Pets.
 Here are a few of my literacy centers for next week.
My Kiddos will complete a "How To" on taking care of a fish and write all about pets in a mini book shaped like a bone. They will make a "puppy pouch" with my parent volunteers to put their dog bone in side! We will label a dog and make a little doggy/ poem to be used as a puppet or a book cover!


They will complete their Sight Word Rock and Roll 
for the week with the "et" family. They use wooden cubes to put onset and rimes together for "et".
I'll post more later this week! 
I'm off to a Sock -Hop with my little ballerina!



Spring Hats!

Saturday, April 18, 2015


"Hang on to your hat wherever you are or the wild wind will blow it far!" I posted earlier this week my cuties below in their spring hats! Here is what the bulletin board looks like.

 Too Cute!


This TP roll bee idea I found on Pinterest a few weeks ago. For our "Bug Week" last week I added  a little writing assignment to go inside. My Kiddos made these during literacy centers. 
The yellow paper and black stripes were stapled on for them. 
The rest they did themselves.


These cute lions and snake are from my "Pocket Full of Zoo Fun" make and take! Come see me in Las Vegas for more Zootastic Ideas" 


One final thank you to all the wonderful teachers who made my two days in New Hampshire so amazing!

Come See Me at the New England PreK-3 Conference!

Saturday, April 4, 2015


If your attending my "Take Me to the Zoo" Make and Take be sure to bring scissors, glue  and a mini stapler. I have some darling zoo activities planned that I think you will LOVE! 
Also be sure to check the link on SDE for your handouts.
 I keep adding more goodies for you!


We going to have a great time in my bookmaking session!

 And I'm busy working on Jazzing up your Journal time with lots of  activities to get your kiddos excited to write!
These are just a few of the topics I'll be presenting.
 Looking forward to seeing you all in about a week!