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!
Kim 

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!

Winter is Here! Snow Globes, Penguins and Polar Bears!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


OK... so it was 80 degrees last Monday... but we have had rain and chilly weather this weekend! At school we still celebrate winter with lots of  "chilly" activities. Here is our new winter quilt. 
I went back to school yesterday to hang it up!


On Friday we worked on our  winter tree for our science journal. The little thumbprint owls came out really cute. The snow was made with  the dish sponge seen here. I makes great snow and its not messy.



We will paint penguins and snowmen this month for our 
Jazzy Math Journals. The  polar bear will be for our Science Journals.

Last week we caught up on Oo is for owl and Pp 
is for penguins in our ABC Art Books.


This coming Friday we will make yummy tortilla snowflakes.
The recipe wil go in our Kindergarten Cookbooks! 
"Brrr" I think I better go turn on the heater! Enjoy your Sunday.
Kim



I'ts a Sale! Keep the Celebration Going!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


I'ts hard to believe the holidays are over and tomorrow is 
New Year's Day! Let's keep celebrating with a 2 Day Sale!
Wishing You and Your Families an 
AMAZING 2015!

Wishing You all a Very Merry Christmas from The Beach Buddies!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

 This last week before Winter break has been busy! 
Santa even came on Friday to wish us a Merry Christmas.


We finished up out travels "Around the World" visiting Germany by making Tannonbaum hats and visiting Sweden to enjoy St. Lucia day.


We sewed stockings from the USA and finished up our covers for 
Santa Goes Shopping! and reindeer books.

 During our holiday party we made reindeer food. (Oatmeal , birdseed and a few dashes of glitter to light the way for Santa's reindeer to find our homes!)

 We also decorated our Tannonbaums from Germany.(trees) 
Yes... they are a bit messy but oh so yummy!


During our party we also made we these darling snowman ornaments. The have been all over Pinterest for years and I finally made them. We painted their hand-prints on Tuesday so on Friday they would be all dry and ready to decorate with colored sharpies. Each one so unique and darling.
Wishing you all a joyous, family filled, RESTFUL vacation!
 Kim


Gingerbread Man and More Holiday Fun!

Sunday, December 14, 2014


 Who can resist the Gingerbread Man during the holidays!
 We have read 7 different versions, tasted gingerbread cookies and made this darling glyph. Get the Glyph Key Here.


On Thursday we had our 3rd Grade Buddies come to kinder to make this great project by Tangled up in Teaching. This activity goes along with Jan Brett's version of the The Gingerbread Baby.
It was perfect for a 3rd grader to help their kinder partner. Lots of cutting and a graph to complete.


My friend Heidi has a darling new Gingerbread Man 
book with a CD and lots of  fun songs!


I got my SantaReindeer and Elves up! My room definitely has a holiday feel with these cuties hanging around. 


We were busy little elves last week. I had three amazing mommies who got all my kiddos hands painted for their wreaths in one morning! Tonight I added a dowel, ribbon bows and gold for their names.  (This is why I'm working on a post at 11:00 at night) All we have to do is wrap! The picture on the left is our wrapping paper made with paint and cookie cutters. Our card is also an ornament from their "little angel."


Here are two versions of  gingerbread men and hand print quilts. One is from Kinder and the other from Tk!
Off to bed for me...