Saturday, October 4, 2014

Currently Time

I blinked and suddenly it was October and time for another currently!

Listening: My hubby is slightly obsessed with Mr. Wiz Khalifa and I find myself listening to it every morning and every night. Pretty sure this baby is going to come out a little 'gangster!' lol

Loving…this cold front! I say that somewhat sarcastically as cold fronts in Florida are not really "cold" fronts at all.  More like cooler, slightly more enjoyable weather where I'm not sticking to my clothes mid-morning.  I certainly yearn for actual seasonal changes and leaves that begin to change colors in October rather than January.  Being now eight months preggo, I am beyond ready for some cooler weather…whatever that may be.  As long as it's not in the 90's anymore!

Thinking…did you read that part…eight months preggo?!  Now that I am 8 weeks into the school year {it still feels like the beginning of the year to me} I need to get going on getting my maternity binder all set. I started a couple weeks ago and then got completely side tracked with all the hoops our district is requiring us to go through now! 

Wanting…a facial! I love to get pampered. Who doesn't?!

Needing…time to slow down.  If you've read anything thus far, you can understand why. :)

Treat time!
I am putting two three products {I am currently using} on sale for the weekend!  Hope you can find some use in them as well!

You can read more about Mrs. Wishy Washy here. Click the picture to check it out in my store!

Click here to read more about The Biggest Pumpkin Ever!

Both products will be receiving a facelift soon. Be on the lookout. :)

You can read more about the Long-Term Sub Binder here and see the new covers here

I hope you are all getting to enjoy some sort of fall weather!
I'm off to get some work done and then watch my Seminoles play some football.
Happy Saturday!

*Don't forget to head over to Farley's blog and join in on the fun!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pete the Cat FREEBIE!

What primary student (and teacher) doesn't love Pete the Cat?
My kiddos have been loving reading all our fun Pete the Cat themed books!
With their predictable text and their engaging illustrations, what better way to review color words AND teach cause and effect than reading this awesome book:

The song can be found HERE along with all things Pete the Cat!

I wanted to work on cause and effect with my kiddos, as well as work on our color words.  This was the perfect book.
As we read, we stopped to discuss what the cause was and what the effect was.  They did awesome!

We then completed the following reader's response.

Don't you love the water 'squishing out' of the shoes! :)

You can download the response sheet HERE. 

Happy Saturday!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Five for Fraturday!

I try and I try and I can never make it happen on a Friday! 
What's that saying…"There's no tired like teacher tired on a Friday"
That rings very true for this preggo teacher. :)

Here's what we've been up to.

We have been working hard on our reading stamina as we prepare to implement the Daily Five {it will really only be 3 rotations a day} in our classroom.  I have used the Daily Five method for the past five years and will always use it. I love the 'Sisters' and what they have taught me!

Also..don't mind the extension cord that this poor sweet boy is laying on. We have yet to get our technology pieces mounted, so taped extension wire it is! :)

Zero the Hero visited our room this week! We learned all about the number zero. We started by reading the book, then watched a quick clip on teachertube, and made these adorable little zero the hero masks while we searched for the numbers with zeros on the end {when we count by 10's}. 

They were too cute! 
Here's the book we read:

Click to check it out

The activity we completed with our Zero the Hero masks:
Click to check it out…it's a freebie!

We've been practicing our colors and color words all week with a little help from Frog Street Press and my corresponding Rainbow of Colors book!
We first learn the adorable song that goes with each color word, brainstorm a list of items that are that specific color, and then complete our pages in our book.  We are doing really great with spelling color words.

You can check out my Rainbow of Colors book by clicking the image below.
Click HERE for the Canadian version.

I must say…I am in love with this adorable little craft and bulletin board idea from Jennifer from First Grade Blue Skies.  It's perfect for beginning of the school year and Open House on Monday! :)

I will say, I did have everything already pre-cut for them. It was more of a 'following directions' and 'working on gluing' project. From previous experience, I wasn't ready to let them cut, glue, and follow multi-step directions during the second week of kindergarten. lol

You can find this adorable craft along with other great beginning of the year activities HERE

Another great resource we've been using this year comes from non-other than Cara Carroll. She literally is my 'go-to' girl! 
We are working on numbers 1-5 (with a splash of zero) and really 'digging deep' with number sense. Her Don't Forget my Number packet is perfect for any primary class! She has number anchors 1-20, multiple recording sheets to extend students learning, multiple hands-on and engaging activities to be placed in math tubs, used as whole group lesson, or small group games, and SO, SO, much more!

Check it out HERE!

What a busy and exciting week for us in kinderland!
Now onto getting lesson plans done for week four. :)
Happy weekend, friends!