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Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Valentine Pack for 20171

My new Valentine Fun Pack is now available on TPT.  It contains 7 items from my old Valentine Fun Pack Freebie Pack (that's no longer available) PLUS 13 new activities!!  You students will have lots of fun and engaging activities for Valentine's Day.  I hope you'll check it out!!
Click on the link to purchase on TeachersPayTeachers!

Friday, February 12, 2016

SWEET Ideas for Valentine's Day!

If you haven't gotten this Valentine Fun Pack FREEBIE, it's worth it!  This pack has 4 Language Arts and 3 Math activities (minimal prep) for your students.  This is a great resource if you need something quick and easy to print.  


These students are working on the VALENTINES rhyming book from my Valentine Fun Pack FREEBIE.  This book has sight word recognition, along with handwriting practice… which is something we work on daily in my class in some shape or form!  The kids get to color the book too.  :)

VALENTINES Rhyming Book

Working on Number Addiction in class!  This is one of the Math activities in the Valentine Fun Pack FREEBIE!  


Just print the little people cards on card stock and laminate. Cut them out and place them at a Math Center to use with the Number Addiction recording sheet.

Number Addiction Math Activity

These other pictures below are activities they my students do each year in my classroom…

  Children can practice sequencing by gluing different size and colored hearts in order from largest to smallest.

Valentine Sequencing

We made pattern placemats for our Valentine party!  This is something I do in my classroom every year…. and for most holiday parties.  To make a Valentine placemat, the kids just glue little hearts around the edge of a 9x12 piece of construction paper.  My UT intern cut larger hearts but I've used the Elison die-cut machine to cut mini hearts, too!  Any small size will work just fine.

Valentine Placemats

My kids ABSOLUTELY love this next Valentine activity…. and parents love it MORE!  The kids make a scrap box paper self-portrait called "I Have a Heart of Gold!"  This is actually a creativity that goes with an "Opinion Writing" piece that my students write.  The children make a picture and then get to add a real "glitter" gold heart (glitter foam cut into a heart shape) on their picture (naturally, on the left side of their shirt)!!  I have a story starter on my ActiveBoard that my kids can copy if they want.  It says. "I think I have a heart of gold because…..". However, I have several students that are very independent writers and come up with the first sentence by themselves.  I encourage my kindergartners to write at least 2 sentences.  But, as you can see, I have some over-achievers!! 

"I Have a Heart of Gold!" Writing Activity (Opinion Writing)


I hope you've got some good ideas that you can incorporate into your classroom!  

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy Almost Valentine's Day!

We've already started our Valentine's Day activities in my kindergarten class!  We're anticipating some "dreaded" snow days next week, so I wanted to get a jump start on all my activities.  I have just finished my newest Valentine Fun Pack FREEBIE on TPT and I will post pictures soon of all the activities!  It includes 4 ELA and 3 Math activities that are appropriate for K-2 grade.

Click on the link below to go to TPT for this FREEBIE

Click HERE to download on TPT.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Day 100 Writing Activity!!

Hi Everyone!

The 100th Day of School is approaching fast!  Here's a cute little writing activity that you can use in your classroom.  This writing activity is a great compare and contrast practice sheet.  Just click on the link to this FREEBIE below:



Click here for your free download!


Saturday, April 25, 2015

GONOODLE for GREAT Brain-breaks!!!!!

Oh my goodness!  If you haven't jumped on the GoNoOdle bandwagon…… you need to jump on it fast!  This website has all I need to give my kindergartners (and myself!) a brain-break during the day.  This website is also great to use as a transition from one activity to another.  GoNoOdle  has Zumba, skits, songs, indoor recess activities, and MORE!  The activities range from about 2 - 14 minutes, depending on what you pick…. But, the best part is watching your class avatar transform as you gain points from completing the activities!

Click HERE to go to GoNoOdle!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Santa Shapes

Ohhhhhhhhhh, 
You'd better watch out,
You'd better not cry,
You'd better not pout,
I'm telling you why….. Santa Claus is coming to town!

Let your kindergartners make this cute little "SHAPE SANTA" for the holidays.  I just cut triangles, rectangles, and circles out of construction paper.  I placed the shapes at a table and the kids went to town!!! 
(no pun intended.. LOL!)

Ho! Ho! Ho!  Get festive!!!!  :)



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Left and Right

How on earth do you teach "left and right" so that the kids will stay engaged during a lesson?  I did a couple activities that worked really well….. and I was AMAZED how great my students did!

1. Play the "Hokey-Pokey" song
We sang the Hokey-Pokey and acted out the actions….. the kids loved it!!!

2. I made up a left right story called "Lucy Left and Randy Right."  I sat the kids in a circle (where I joined them) and began the story……. as the word "left" or "right" was said, the kids had to pass the bag to the corresponding words (left and right).  At the end of the story, the person holding the bag, got to pass out the treat that was inside the bag!  I put rings for their "right hand."  The kids lovvvvvvvved it!  :)

3. Left and Right bracelets were a BIG hit!  I gathered plastic and foam beads, pipe cleaners (chenille stems) and sat them at each table.  The kids made 2 bracelets….. a left and right bracelet!!!  It's just the little things…… they thought it was FUN!