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!

Spring is Here! Literacy Centers for the Week before Vacation!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

This week we will be sequencing  a chick hatching and then put it inside a plastic egg. I also put a little fuzzy chick from the dollar stores inside.

Napkin books are so easy and fun!

We will be searching with our magnifying glasses for tiny words. On the back of this page we write a story using the words we found! This is activity is found in my 

We finished up  our Eric Carle Unit with this flow map and then my Kiddos made a butterfly on  a branch. The branch was a paper towel roll covered with brown paper. 
The Caterpillar flow map went inside!

The butterflies came out so cute!

Last week we also completed our Seahorse
 Opinions and Facts based on Eric Carle's Mister Seahorse.
Enjoy your Day! Happy Spring! 

We Love Eric Carle Literacy Center Fun!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Here are my independent Literacy Center activities for this week.   We are celebrating  Eric Carle. One of our favorite Kindergarten authors! We actually have so many great activities for Eric Carle we will do a second week of activities with his books.
 Above is what we did with The Mixed Up Chameleon . 
We used tear art, dot paints and markers!

is another one of our 
favorite Eric Carle books. 

Of course everyone loves The Very Quiet Cricket!

We made these cute Mamas with their "joey" snug in the pocket. On the back we wrote what our Mother's love to do! 
These are a few of the activities in my 
I'll post more from this unit soon. 
We are busy enjoying all his amazing books and learning all about 
Eric Carle's special way he creates his art.

A Big Thank You!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

I returned yesterday from this wonderful conference in Schaumburg Illinois
Thank you to Kim Adsit, Shari Sloane, 
Andy Adsit and Linnea Evans for being such wonderful friends! 

A Big Hug goes out to all of you who attended my sessions!

I had so much fun seeing so many amazing teachers like Angel and Joan, Angie and Kayln ( I hope I got that right) 
Many thanks to Kathleen Conn for all your friendship and support!

TPT is Having a SALE! Plus a Creative Depth and Complexity Activity about the Farm!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We are beginning to use "Depth and Complexity Icons" in kindergarten. Here is a fun way we introduced the language on a bulletin board about the farm.

We are learned about the "Language of the Discipline
the "Big Idea" and the "Details" about a Farm. 

 Check out the Teachers are Heroes Sale !

Fancy Farm Open House 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Our Open House was very early this year. (I liked it better in May) But what ever time of year we still have a wonderful night! These little sheep were made with a cork and white paint. 
I saw it on Pinterest in several spots but I added some of my own details.We used this for the cover of one of our ordering number booklets. (Coming soon)

I love how these little chicks were made 
with a fork and yellow paint! 
They made a great cover for our 

I think the these cows are one of my favorites. 
The nose is 3D rolled like a t.p. tube.

These watermelons contain the facts to 10 in a little 
10's frame booklet. 
The pockets are the small paper plates painted and cut in half. 
We glued black beans to the front for seeds.

 My hayride board is not new but it always turns out adorable!

You can get the patterns for my fruits and veggies in
I have more Farm Fun on its way. 
So check back soon!

Oink, Moo, Quack the Farm is Back!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Its that time of year again where we begin to transform our room into a farm. We are busy learning all about what goes on at a farm. From the language used for farm animals like cattle and fowl. To terms like agriculture and produce. There is a lot to know if you are a farmer!

 Did you know frozen peas are much better to feed ducks than bread? We learned that bread is like candy for ducks. We wrote about the facts we learned and rolled them inside these little T.P. roll ducklings.

Pigs are my favorite farm animal. There are so many fun facts to write about piggies. We love to show off our writing skills on these crafty projects!