Sunday, August 30, 2015

Rug Rules

I just finished making myself a new mini-poster to use during carpet time this year.  I thought it turned out pretty adorably (how could it not with those cute kiddos!) so thought I would share it with you.  Just click on the picture below to download a copy.
Well, must run ... tomorrow I am back to work ... oh where, oh where did summer go?!?!

Thursday, August 27, 2015


I teach first grade and the kindergarten teachers at my school do an amazing job teaching syllables, but there are always a few... you know the ones!  So, I've created a learning pack to use to target those students in particular, but could also be used in kindergarten.

I've included picture cards to sort using either a pocket chart or sorting mats, a name sorting activity, anchor charts, and 4 different recording pages including a flip book.  There are "I can" cards included to build student independence and everything is in color and black and white.

You can find this learning pack HERE at my TPT store.

As usual, I'd love to give a few copies away, so the first 3 people who comment on this post with their email will receive a copy :)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The first day is coming!

I am one of the lucky ones who still have a couple weeks before the first day of school. However, i know that it's going to go by fast and I've been puttering to get ready.

Yesterday I sewed new show and tell bags.  I LOVED the material I used for my bags last year and of course couldn't find the same material but I think my firsties will like the 'candy' material I did find.

AND YES, you can laminate and then sew a note right to the front of the bag!  You can download my note and read more about show and tell HERE.

I made this flip page for my first day of school 
and have posted it for FREE at my TPT store. I have included options for kindergarten, grade one and grade two.

You can download a copy HERE or by clicking on the picture below.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Scarecrows Hat

I know it's August ... but in these last few weeks of summer I love to get planned ahead and autumn will be here before we know it!

One of my all-time favorite fall reads is "The Scarecrow's Hat" by Ken Brown.  It is an adorable circular story that has the characters making 'trades until each character is happy and their problems are solved.

Here is a peek of the story I found on YouTube.

This is a wonderful story that lends itself to inferring ... I mean really ... Why do you think chicken needs a hat?
and what does each character want? (how about a flap booklet?)
and who doesn't like a craft to go with a book?

and best yet? How about all this for FREE at my TPT store????? Just click on the picture below to download your copy.