The Big Move In! I Survived..Barely!

Saturday, August 31, 2013


I’m sure you all have been in my shoes ! My school has been going through modernization. al of my teaching supplies have been in storage. School started this Wednesday…I got the keys Sunday and 25+ years of stuff all in boxes piled all over the room!


My daughter got stuck with me for hours. Thank goodness for DVD players. It’s amazing how many Barbie movies a 5 year old can watch!


I swear it got worse as the days went on! Where do I put all this stuff in my new (smaller.. less storage) beautiful room?


I proceeded to open over 200 boxes in two days!


My poor Chicka Boom Boom tree has seen better days! I did get all my stuff put away but not a lot of decorating just yet! I’ll put more pictures of first day this afternoon! Oh did I mention Back to School Night was Wednesday evening! I’m off to school to begin to organize all the stuff I shoved into those pretty cupboards!

I hope all your school years are off to a great start! Kim



Kindergarten Goodies Give Away!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Slide1Thank you for the cute picture from What the Teacher Wants

In Las Vegas I got to hang with my dear friends and meet lots of new ones too! I was thrilled to get to visit with such a talented group! I’m excited to be doing this fun giveaway with my amazing friends Kim Adsit and Deana Jump and my new friend  Deedee Wills who I got to meet in Las Vegas!  I fill honored to be in their company and share this fun give away! Thank you so much Deedee for helping me with this blog post! Slide2

So here is the fun give away we are hosting together!

You can win the following:

1. Kinderbykim's ABC Art Book

2. Alphapalooza By Deana Jump

3. All Sorts of Sorts By Deedee Wills

4. Pack It Learn It By Kim Adsit

It’s easy to enter just follow our blogs!


Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Mrs. Jumps Class

and me!

Then go to  the RAFFLECOPTER

on Deedee's blog! 


Here are a few samples from My ABC Art Book 

One More Day for the TPT Sale!


Good Morning! I’m having fun shopping the BACK TO SCHOOL SALE are you? I’m going over to my school today to see how my classroom is coming along. Still can’t get in and I start back next week! Just a little stressful! So what better to do than shop! I’ll start posting as soon as I can get in my new room! BIG Hugs to all who have already begun!

Thank you Amy Lemons for this darling graphic!

Back to School Sale 28% Off ! August 18-19

Saturday, August 17, 2013


It’s Here the BIG back to school sale! Everything in my store will be 28% off on Sunday and Monday. Go ahead and start packing your cart now. Click here to get you to my  KINDERBYKIM  shop on TPT!

New Jersey Rocks! Summer Sight Word Projects to make! OH Yes and a few Freebies!

Friday, August 9, 2013


On Tuesday I was in NJ for their Kindergarten Conference! Wow! What wonderful hosts these teachers are. Everyone was warm, friendly and so enthusiastic! I want to send some BIG HUGS to Christina and Connie who took me to a lovely dinner, helped me set up and even brought glue to fix my broken sandal! Joanna volunteered to be may sales assistant THANK YOU!!!  I felt so welcomed, I wish you all a wonderful school year.


Secret Sight Words!

I have been promising to get this fun sight word activity available and now it finally is! This is one you can make now, laminate and save for when your K’s are Super Sight Word Savvy. Directions are included on this free download Kinderbykims Secret Sight Word Fun!

I’d love it if you would click follow me when you go to my store!Slide3

Bottle Sight Word Searches

Use water bottles and salt to create these fun sight word searches. You can even use glitter to make them sparkle! I type the words anywhere from 8-10 on cardstock and cut them out. Then I put them inside the bottles. Trader Joes has a perfect mini water bottle that saves storage space and works great! The ones shown here are regular size.


Be sure to glue on the lids so little hands don’t take them off to spill! I like adding ribbon or stickers to Jazz them up. Here is a Water Bottle Writing Paper for you to write the words you put inside the bottles on. The children twist and turn looking for the words on their paper. Then they can use highlighters or markers to circle the words when they find them. If you make them up now they will be all ready for back to school.


Sight Word Magnet Practice

Ok so this idea is not new. I have been using it for.years but my kiddos love it! Make your word families and sight words inside Altoid or any mint metal box!  I like to use this sheet for my children to practice making and writing their sight words. Tell all your friends to save their boxes for you.


Here is a great one for alphabetizing words. Just use a plastic table cloth, this one has the fabric on the back so it does not slip. Use a Sharpie to write the alphabet on the tablecloth. Then look in your cupboard for a package of die cut shapes. I put all my sight words on labels so I can print them when I need them. Just stick your words on and your ready to go! This is a super Literacy Center Activity!Slide7

Well I only have two full weeks left then it’s back to school! It’s been a busy summer but oh so fun!