Saturday, February 16, 2013

I'm Lovin' It!

I am linking up with Kathleen from Growing share what I am loving this February!
First of all.....I love my sweet family!  My husband is the world's GREATEST! My boys are my world!
Next....My class this year is absolutely precious!  I can't say enough about this sweet, sweet bunch of kinders!!!!
Here is my little cuties on Valentines Day!

...and on the 100th Day!

I am loving this......THEY LOVE TO READ!!!!!!  I have about 6 who are soooo in to chapter books right now!  This warms my heart in soooo many ways!!!
Word work time....this little one is using the bossy "e"!  Love it!

This idea from going in my end of year movie!

Sweet card from one of my "old" kinders!  LOVE HER!!

Sweet note from one of my kinder kiddos!

Sweet valentines from my sweeties!  Top and bottom are twins in my class and they love being a monkey!
We are called the Amazing Monkeys in my room...that is what that refers too!  :)

I love Dance Moms!  
STILL love American Idol!
I love listening to Christian Music!  Right now my favorite is a song by Chris Tomlin..."Whom Shall I fear".  I love the lyrics and the chorus gets me teary eyed. Every.Time.

I love checking out the great deals daily!
Product wise....I am loving my new Tervis tumbler water bottle!  My goal is 3 a day!  Keeps it cold, no sweating and the top makes it super fun to drink!
I love my blogging community as well!
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Texas Size Math and Literacy Center Fun!

I am sooo excited!  The 2 sweet teachers who checked out my unit for me had such SWEET things to say!  I took in their suggestions and my first math and literacy unit is now posted on TPT!

It includes 7 math centers and 7 literacy centers!

Math Centers:

* Boot Scootin' Subtraction
* Texas Hour Texas (time to the hour)
* That's a Texas Size Flag ( measuring flags with pinto beans)
* Birdies & Dillos (addition)
* Looong Numbers (Counting and writing those teen numbers)
* Lone Star Ten Frame Fun
* Texas Size Tens and Ones (place value)

Literacy Centers:

* Rounding Up Word Families
* Making Words with Bluebonnet
* Kickin' It With Rhyming Words
* Bluebonnet Blends
* Armadillo Middles (middle vowel sounds)
* Chili Dish Digraphs
* Prickly Words (CVC words)

I also included a pocket chart story and a Texas song with cards to use while singing.  Kind of like BINGO!

Your little buckaroos are sure to shout, "YEE-HAW" while learning all about our great state with these centers!   I hope you will check it out!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My New Creation!!

Happy Saturday!  I have spent the last few weeks creating a Texas Unit for my Kindergarten classroom.  We will be begin talking about America for the next few weeks (with valentines thrown in there, of course).  Then we will begin talking all about our GREAT state of Texas!  I have done this unit for EVERY. SINGLE.  ONE of my 16 years of teaching....and it is always so fun!  While there are a lot of good Texas units for teaching symbols of Tx, etc....I have not really seen anything just for I created this new unit...mainly for my kindergarten team to use for literacy centers, word work, and math workstations. These are inspired by the wonderful units I have purchased from blogging teachers in the past! It consists of 7 math centers, 7 literacy centers, a pocket chart sentence story, and a Texas song (I have always done) with cards to use (like Bingo).

 I would love for the first 2 Texas teachers who comment with their email address to check out this new unit and tell me what you think. Do you love it?  Do I need to add something? Are there any mistakes?  I will put it on sale on TPT hopefully tomorrow!  I can't wait to use this in our classrooms in a few weeks!!!
Have a great weekend!