first post

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hi! I'm Kim from just getting back from a wonderful trip to Hawaii and making my first blogger post! I'm excited to share ideas I have for your K classrooms.  In Honolulu, I  found this wonderful book Too Many Mangos  a fun book that talks about sharing.
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I'm in a jungle mood this year which also complements my beach decor! Here is my environmental print board. So many cute monkey items available at Lakeshore.

This board I put up before I left for Summer break. The yellow item hanging with a name on it is the back of a paper flip flop. The front has the letter of their first name between the thong part of the sandal. The children come in and try to find their names and stand under their flip flops. This is last years photo (I did not have all my new names by last day of school). I think this year I'll have them stand under their monkey with their first letter on his belly and name on back.

Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom!
(child's name) had a great day in our room!
The children in my class
wear this home on the first day of Kindergarten.

We love to cook. Here's our
Chicka Boom Tree Yummy! ABC cereal can be found at the 99cent stores.

My school is going through modernization so I can't get in until two days before school starts! Yikes! Of course my room is not going to be worked on until next spring, but they still won't let me in. So I'm busy trying to get first day items ready at home. I'm going to use these cute monkeys for my first day name tags.

Monkey's Noisy Tote!
I found this cute little monkey lunch bag at Target. I'm going to use it during my
5 Senses unit for hearing. The noise cards are  found in my book in the link below.
Home and Back with Books

Please tell your friends about my new blog and check back for more ideas tomorrow!


  1. I'm so glad you're blogging now! Yay! Can't wait to see everything you have to share.... :)

  2. Thank you so much! I'm excited to get blogging,
    I can finally get in my classroom tomorrow :)

  3. I'm a big fan of yours! Welcome!
    You mentioned 4 literacy center tables. Can you please describe your literacy center management system? I'm forever searching for a better fit.

  4. I am so excited to see your blog. I've been a big fan of yours for years now and you've changed my teaching for the better. I was lucky to have attended a workshop you gave a few years ago and I still refer back to the pictures and notes I took. Thank you for your time and talents. I hope your own little one has a great year too.