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...

Cyber Monday and Tuesday & The 12 days of Giveaways!

Sunday, November 30, 2014



Yippee! It's a Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale over at TPT!
Get your extra Percentage savings with the Promo Code TPTCYBER
Just click HERE to start shopping!


Don't forget to put your name in for the 
12 Days of Giveaways. Heidi Songs is tomorrow and
 Kinderbykim's giveaway is Tuesday!
Go to my November 28th post to enter the raffle!





The Holidays are Here with a Raffle for you!

Friday, November 28, 2014



 Kinderbykim has partnered up with ESGI to get you into the Holiday Spirit with the 
12 Days of Giveaways Raffle!
You can enter to win 25 dollars worth of  Kinderbykim's products and a 1 year licence to ESGI for a total value of  $225.00! ESGI is a FANTASTIC on line assessment program which can be created to match your specific needs.

 Enter to win! 
Kinderbykim's drawing is December 2.
Here are just a few of the 
products in my TPT shop!





Get into the Holiday Spirit with new products From Kinderbykim!


 Well our tummies are full of turkey we got our tree up! 
Time to present my new holiday packs!
Santa and his cute little friends are are all 
available at my TPT shop!
My Little Elf packet includes a mini book writing pages and all the patterns!


Santa Goes Shopping includes a Santa wish list, Santa Goes Shopping mini book, writing pages and all the patterns to make this Jolly Santa!


What's Santa with out his Reindeer? Where is Reindeer?
 Includes a mini book, a rhyming book, writing pages and all the patterns!
I hope you all of you are having a family and friend filled week!




Thanksgiving Freebie! Tom Turkey's Terrific Tens Hats!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


 With Thanksgiving just a few days away and a short week for me next week. (Only Monday and Tuesday) I thought my kiddos would enjoy counting by tens with this cute little turkey hat!


My children will cut out the hat pattern and glue it to a sentence strip. Next they will cut out and order their tens and glue them to their hat.  I use dot paints for fast and fun decorating!



If your not in the mood for hats your kiddos can cut, glue and order their numbers. For an added challenge have them write their numbers underneath.



Try ordering tallies to 50!
Enjoy!

Pilgrim Power and Tasty Turkeys!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I found variations of these little cuties all 
over Pinterest a few weeks ago. I just had to make them. 
They look so fun hanging in our classroom. 
We have been talking about how the Pilgrims lived
 in their new world.



We wrote about what the Pilgrim boys and girls 
did to help their families.


Tom Turkey Says 
"Eat cake..or cookies or pizza!"
 "Not me!"


 I saw these fun turkeys on First Grade Parade's blog. 
They are super easy to make!
I created a turkey's can, have, are ...paper plus
a writing paper to go with it.

 This is always one of my favorite bulletin boards!
It always makes me smile.



I love to see all the people and things they are thankful for!


They end up really looking like my kiddos.
Enjoy your holiday!
Big hugs to all the Veterans in my life and yours.








Long Ago.. Extravaganza!

Sunday, November 9, 2014


This darling turkey pattern hat is found in my


We are busy planning our Long Ago days in Kindergarten. 
We celebrate the day before Thanksgiving break. 
All Kindergarten classes participate together. 
We are fortunate here in CA that the weather is usually great. 
Yet in the event of rain our kids go from classroom to classroom freely.  Below are a few of the activities we do together.


Native American sand paintings


We use salt and powdered paint!


Every hunter needs an arrow made with 
a straw and paper triangles!


Next they are off to hunt for dinner! 
This is one of the most popular centers.


What's a Thanksgiving without a turkey!


Long ago fishing was a great way to get food for dinner. 
We fished for letters. 


Let's make some beautiful macaroni pattern necklaces.

 Tortilla teepees made with tortillas 
milk and food coloring. YUM!


We also make butter, log cabins from pretzel sticks, plant corn seeds and make clay pots. Parent volunteers run all the activities and do the face painting. We are all thankful to be at such a wonderful school!

The Pumpkin on the Vine! It's Ready!

Sunday, October 26, 2014




I have had so many requests for this little pumpkin life cycle sequence. My copy was so old and hand drawn. I finally have a brand new crisp black-line available HERE!
(I did have to hand draw the stem for the front I could not find a clip art that would work)


We are going to end the month with some Frankenstein fun. I pinned this cute mini paper plate guy from Pinterest a few weeks ago. I turned him into a counting and ordering activity that my kiddos will complete this week. I glued a pocket to the back for them to put their numbers in after putting them in order. 
We will put this poem on the the pocket.
Monsters MUNCH, Monsters CRUNCH! 
Monsters like to COUNT for lunch! 
This week we will describe Frankenstein on our circle maps at literacy centers and do some monster labeling too.


This darling sewing activity seemed to be all over Pinterest The great thing is they can't mess it up! My kids loved it. We wrote one of our Poerty Journal Poems  on the back.

Last but not least have you made your Jack-O-Happy Pie?
Have a Happy Halloween!