Saturday, November 22, 2014

What's Missing Game ~ FREEBIE!







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Leave a comment on our blog or facebook page with e-mail address and we will pick a winner Sunday night to win $20.00 from our TpT shop!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We Give Thanks....Wednesday!

We couldn't be more pleased that so many educators have enjoyed our creativeness enough to keep reading our blog!  What better way to celebrate this awesomeness than to have another freebie. 
We are truly THANKFUL for you!  Thank you for visiting our blog, leaving us thoughtful comments, following our TpT & TN shops, checking out our pins on pinterest, keeping up with us on facebook, and attending our conferences.  


SNOW WAY you should miss this giveaway.   Dash to our TpT shop to check it out! 

THANKS!
Amber & LuAnn

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

We Give Thanks....Tuesday

Our hearts are filled with such LOVE and GRATITUDE, that we have to give another month away of a game we LOOOOVE so much! 
We are truly THANKFUL for you!  Thank you for visiting our blog, leaving us thoughtful comments, following our TpT & TN shops, checking out our pins on pinterest, keeping up with us on facebook, and attending our conferences.  
Run, run, as fast as you can...to our TpT shop for this December Letter Game freebie!

THANKS BUNCHES for reading!
Amber & LuAnn


Monday, November 17, 2014

We Give Thanks....Monday!

We are so EXCITED to be able to offer this FREEBIE with such amazingly talented teachers, bloggers, and most of all our blog readers! 
 We are truly THANKFUL for you!  Thank you for visiting our blog, leaving us thoughtful comments, following our TpT & TN shops, checking out our pins on pinterest, keeping up with us on facebook, and attending our conferences.  
Gobble 'Till You Wobble back tomorrow for another FABULOUS FREEBIE from our TpT shop.  

THANK YOU for reading our blog!
Amber & LuAnn

Monday, November 10, 2014

DAILY 5 RESOURCES IN ACTION

DAILY 5 ROCKED IN MY CLASSROOM TODAY OR SHOULD I SAY...MY KIDDOS ROCKED IT.  THIS POST IS SHARING THE RESOURCES THAT I USE AND WILL USE ALL YEAR LONG! 
Read To Self  ~ My students can read from their book bucket, a themed story picture book, or from their poetry binders. 

I teach a letter poem a day at the beginning of the year.  Kinder by Kim's Poetry Journals are easy to recite and read the alphabet poems the rest of the year. 

Listen to Reading ~ The students will listen to a story that is assigned for the month.  Then he/she will complete a worksheet that corresponds with the story. 


The books and response sheets that I will be using are from Deedee Wills Listen Up! Units.  I add 3 different response sheets at the center.  I love that they cover so many skills/concepts the kids are learning. 

Work on Writing ~ Gotta have spaceman at your center! 


Another great unit from Deedee Wills.  You should just go out and buy the complete set of Writing Work Stations.  What is GREAT...is that when I change it out each month the student know what to do because it is the same concepts...just corresponds with the themes of month!   
Read with Partner ~ the students LOVE to read the room and books to each other.  Especially...if they are reading to the principal or the president too! 

Meet with Teacher ~ First we practiced the importance of pointing to words while reading.


The activities above are from Julie Lee's Guided Reading for Kinders Part 1.  I was NOT going to buy this unit.  My son needs new mittens...but I couldn't help myself.  I am SO HAPPY that I did.  There are so many great resources to use with all the leveled groups you are working with.  I wish I could show you all that it contains...but you will just have to go and buy it for your classroom!  You won't regret it....trust me!!!

I use Reading A-Z to find level books that fit my students.  Look at them pointing while reading....THANKS JULIE LEE!  

This mini writing activity is from Tara West's Step-by-Step-Guided-Reading-Plans.  Her units do a great job GUIDING you through a small group lesson with your kiddos.  I love the differentiation she incorporates with each week.   



Sorry...I don't have any pictures but I use Caitlin Clabby's Word Work  each month.  She blogged about it HERE  at Kindergarten Smiles. 



REALLY MISSING MY MOM TODAY.  I COULD ALMOST FEEL HOW PROUD SHE WAS OF ME TODAY FROM ABOVE...THAT I NEEDED TO SHARE WHAT IS WORKING IN MY CLASSROOM WITH YOU!   
Amber

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Funny & Freebie!!!

Is it still Wordless Wednesday!?!  Sometimes pictures do all the talking! 

I should have known....this was going to happen!!!  HE HE HE


YOU & MY STUDENTS make my heart smile!  Here is a FREEBIE just for you! 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Party Games ~ Enter At Your Own Risk!

Planning a Halloween classroom party for your kiddos can seem scary, but it doesn't have to be!  Pictured below are some easy, inexpensive, and FUN ideas to use.  Let the “fang-tastic” fun begin! 









I bought Halloween napkins and stapled 4 pieces of paper inside.  The students drew things that reminded them of Halloween on each page or wrote a spooky story. 




One of the favorite areas....decorating sugar cookies and "Swamp Juice"!
Swamp Juice ~ Grape Kool-aid & Orange Juice

Don't forget to play Halloween music to make "SPIRITS" bright! 

Bugs & Hisses, 
Amber