Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Mini Book Freebie

I love making little mini books with my kinders.  The little pocket sized books are perfect for their little hands and imaginations!  Last week we make a mini book about a black cat for writers workshop.  I read a black cat book, we brainstormed things we know about cats, and off we went to our little books.  They had so much fun, and could NOT wait to take these books home.

I was so impressed with all of the books. I had 2 kinders ask for extra pages to put in their books!

The rest of our cute little books were 4 pages!

Stop by my TPT store to get an October mini book freebie, or take a look at my October mini book mega pack for sale!
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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Birthday Time

I can't believe I made it to the end of September without having any birthdays!  We just celebrated our first Kinder Bday on Friday.  I have always had my regular bday rituals... you get a sticker, a pencil, a special bday balloon hangs on our door, some years a bday book.  This year I was looking for something new. 

A lot of people are doing the fun happy bday flags on pencils, so I made some cute jungle themed ones, and I chose pixie sticks instead of pencils, since my kids get bday pencils from the office.  I also have a fun zebra bday box.  I have some little trinkets in there, they can pick a special little toy to take home.  Right now I have whistles, and little flutes in the box. 

What are some things you do to celebrate birthdays

 in your classrooms??

The Zebra Birthday Box full of fun trinkets!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fancy Fall and Freebie

Since fall happens to be my favorite season, I have been busy getting some things hung up around the room to help us all get excited about the season change! 

When my kids returned from gym today I surprised them with a giant fall tree in our classroom.  The only problem was it was bare.  They were super excited about coloring giant leaves to put on the tree.  Later when I had the leaves on the tree, they were all gatherered around looking for the one they had colored.  Put a smile on my face :) 
Click here for your own fall leaves Freebie!

This week we painted in our warm colors again. I did this same project last year, but added larger paper (12 x 12) this year. First we sponge painted on white, then we added the black fall frame. They could choose between leaves, or a tree. It was a fun project!

Here are some giant leave freebies for you to use this fall!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Word Wall Freebie

My kinders are finally able to work at the writing station!  I LOVE IT! This group of kids that I have is so awesome.  They are so on the ball with things.  I can introduce a new center and they run with it. 

To celebrate fall and writing, I have this fall word wall poster FREEBIE for all of you.  I hope writing is off to a great start for you too!  Click here for your freebie.

Visit my TPT site for some more great fall products!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Play-Doh Mat Freebie

I don't know about you, but I am always in need of new play-doh ideas for my kinders.  I love to have a play-doh center during language arts and math time.  I made some new mats to use during centers. 

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I have a really cute play-doh SHAPE mat freebie for you!  What a great way for your kids to practice their shapes.  For your lower kids you can have them create their shape on top of the one provided.  The higher kids can create their own matching shape in the blank space provided. 

I also created color word play-doh mats.  Each mat is so colorful and perfect for spelling out color words with your play-doh.  I would be extra fun if you had all the colors of the rainbow scented play-doh  I need to ask my volunteers about making some.  Check out my TPT site for the different Play-doh mats! 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall is in the air!

It actaully started to feel like fall this weekend.  I needed my coat when I took my dog out early this morning. It was perfect weather for watching football too.  I had a great time watching my son's 6th grade football team win their game today.  I also kept busy getting some of my fall items back on my TPT site. I hope you all had a great weekend!

 Head on over there and check out my fall items!