Monday, January 30, 2012

Hip, Hip HOORAY! We've Been In Kindergarten 100 Days!

All I have to say is "WHEEEWWW!!!" OMG!  I feel like I have been RUN over by a Mac truck!  We have been busy non-stop today!  We did not get it all done!  We did everything but our calendar notebooks!  My day was a TRUE Monday!  It started off with me searching for something for my 15 yr old!  Good grief!  So I was running late!  Then after I arrived at school I realized my camera was DEAD!  Yikes!  Usually I have my battery charger at school anyways but I had taken it home over Christmas break!!!! sweet husband ran his work digital camera over for me to use!  It is a DINOSAUR!  LOL!  The AA batteries died in the poor thing 3 times.....3!!!!!!!  So the last few pics I had to do with my iPhone!  I had duty this AM!!!!! And PM!!!!  Really?!?  I'm tired!!  Here are some pics of our fun day!!!

They came in and immediately got down to business!  They laid out 100 fruit loops on their hundreds chart!  When they had it completely covered...I brought them string and they began stringing them on!  As they finished I tied them on as necklaces and they began work on their 100 day hats!
They had to stamp 10 dots on each strip!

Too cute!  They loved them!
This is what they found when they came back from music!
That Zero the Hero!  He is something else! :)

I gave them a ziploc bag to put the numbers in that came out of their balloon!  They were to 
pop their balloon (by sitting on it) grab their number, put it in their bag, and then they
could move on to the next balloon!

Sooooo much fun!

Then....we got to work on putting our numbers in order on the 100's chart!

We TRULY are 100 days smarter!
Happy 100 days of school!  I hope your 100th day celebration
was or will be just as fun!!!!

*** Don't forget about our sale!!!!  The sale will end when I go to bed tonight!  :)  I have
to manually go in and edit all of the prices so I will be doing so about 10:00 p.m.!  Until
then everything is $1.00!!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

What we've been up to! 100th preparation & FEBRUARY!

Wowzers!  We have been SUPER busy!  Here are some pics to prove it!
We have been busy learning about arctic animals from Deanna Jump's Arctic Animals unit!
They have LOVED this and are enjoying all of the writing we have been doing with it!

We made our snowman heads with patterned scarfs from Julie Lee!

This 5 senses anchor chart was inspired by Pencils, Glue, and Tying Shoes!

These penguins were inspired from Pinterest!  Not sure where I saw these!  

These are our 5 senses kids!  Inspired by Pencils, Glue, and Tying Shoes!  They turned out soooo cute!

In preperation for the 100th day of school we have been making these super-cute kids!  This is inspired by Pinterest, as well!  I LOVE them!!!!!  Their writing turned out so cute, too!
If this idea is yours I would LOVE to give you the credit you deserve!  Let me know!!!

Monday is our 100th day of Kindergarten! I always blow up 100 balloons with the numbers 1-100 inside them!  Zero The Hero brings them while the kids are in P.E.!  They get to pop them by sitting on them and then we put the numbers in order on this chart in the hallway!  They LOVE this!!!!!  I will post pictures tomorrow of all of the cute things we did!!!  

We have been busy making SMARTboard files for FEB!  I just uploaded them to TPT!

I uploaded 2 notebooks- February Math & February Literacy!  They are jam-packed with SWEET skills for your kiddos to master!!!

*count down to valentines day!            *graphing                     *100's chart skills and games
*ten-frames                                          * patterning                   *missing numbers
*time                                                   *calendar skills              *fact families
*money                                               *Odd & Even                 *addition & subtraction
*money poems & songs                      *story problems


*medial vowel sounds          *digraphs          *put the months of the year in order by reading
*CVC writing                      *ending sounds      *valentine concentration
*rhyming                             * sight word hunt    * sorting words
*making words                   * songs & poems     * writing about groundhogs & valentines


Come check us out on TPT!!!!!
AND.....(drum-roll, please!)
To celebrate our 100th day of school........we are throwing a sale!!!!! On Monday, and Monday only....everything will be $1.00!!!!!   So, run on over and pick up whatcha want!!!!  :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Name Math Freebie

I haven't uploaded a freebie click on over to TPT and grab a Calendar Name Math freebie for you.  I have something similar in my daily calendar binder now.  However, my kids are ready for some fact family practice.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snow in the South?

Our last name snowmen

Torn paper snowmen    

Penguin fact book

With a temperature of 70 degrees today...this is as close to snow as we are going to get!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Smiling in the snow!

I had to title this post smiling in the snow!  We have made a few cute snow things and have received some GOOD news that made us smile!

We made snowglobes and wrote about what we would do if we lived in a snowglobe.
They turned out super cute!  This is from Deanna Jump.

We painted snowmen and then wrote about what we would do at night.

In other news:
We have been asked to present at Frog Street Splash in Houston, Tx this summer!  Yay!  We are super excited!
We received the Versatile blogger award from It's A Jungle Out There and Kimberly from Creative Teaching: Ideas to Inspire!
Thanks!  We are sooo honored! :) the rules state we are to tell 7 things about ourselves....

1.  I am an only child!  Yes....I am spoiled! :)
2.  I LOVE my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!!
3.  I have 2 awesome boys!  Ages 15 & 11
4.  I really DO have the MOST awesome husband ever!!!!  Really!!! I sooo do not deserve that man!
5.  I am an avid reader!  I have to have a book to read every night in the bath tub!!!!
6.  I used to do competitive gymnastics and cheerleading!  I am super excited the summer olympics are coming up!  Yay!
7.  I am addicted to vanilla lattes from Starbucks, Diet Coke, bubble baths, reading, Mexican Food, Pinterest, and.....blogging!

Now we are supposed to pass this award on but there are W-A-Y too many blogs I love and adore and stalk ALL the time!   I love you, all!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year! & January News!!!

Happy New Year!!
When the kiddos came back after Christmas break we celebrated the New Year by writing down what we would try to do better this year.  Their responses were precious!  We counted down from 10 and blew our noisemakers and shouted, "Happy New Year!"  Too Cute!  I took pictures of all of my kiddos with their hats and noisemakers!

We have FINALLY uploaded our Jan. Calendar, Jan. Math, and Jan. Literacy SMARTboard files to TPT!  We had such a hard time for some reason!  It kept saying it was too big so we finally had to break it down into 3 files!!  UUuugghh!  Anyway we tried to keep them cheap-o so that you could easily grab them all!

January Calendar File
Skills covered:
*calendar skills
*days of the week
*counting to 100
and much, much, more!

January Literacy File
Skills covered:
*webbing penguins, snowmen, hot chocolate
*graphing favorite winter stories
*CVC words
*nonsense words
*beginning sounds
*making words
*interactive writing

January Math File
Skills covered:
*odd and even
*missing numbers
*number sense
*ten frames
*1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less
*counting and putting numbers in order by 10's, and 5's
*number line fun

Check our newest stuff out on TPT!!!!