Sunday, January 27, 2013


Last week we taught 2D and 3D shapes!  I love to teach shapes because they are everywhere!

To help teach them, I hunted for ideas.....

I first hunted for music - that is one of my favorite things to use when I teach {My class sings all day long! It's so cute!}

I love Harry Kindergarten!

And I love Have Fun Teaching!

But I wanted more ideas, so I went to some of my favorite bloggers and saw this post by Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives!

I love how she uses real pictures to help the students really connect! I showed my class the pictures and they had to tell me what it was and if it was a 2D or 3D object - they are so competitive! It was fun!

I also used a great poster from Kinder Craze.  Click{here} to check out her post and get her freebie!

I also used this book and poem from from Lil Country Kindergarten {click on the word book and poem to get your freebies from Marlana}

I haven't made them yet, but you can make a Shape Monster from Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten.

I also copied the shapes and made flashcards for each student and we played "Who can find the shape first?"  They had each shape in a baggie and the whole table that pulled out the shape flashcard first and held it up first won one goldfish snack cracker! {Of course I made sure they were all winners!} 

We will continue to work on shapes. This is just a little peek at a few things we have done so far!  Hope you have a great Monday!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Do you like to Shop?

Do you like to shop?

I know I do!

I was given $25 to shop at MPM School Supplies.  After looking through their great website and doing a very easy search for my some of my favorite items... Teacher Supplies... I found some great things!  I had the hardest time deciding what to pick! They have sooo many items at such great prices!{Okay... I spent a little over the $25 they gave me, and now I am adding more to my cart for another shopping spree... Please don't tell the husband!}  Everything about the ordering was super easy. Want to see what I bought?

I love the Toobaloo! And I always need glue and stamp pads!
{I really want this and this and this - they are in my shopping cart!}

 I ordered on a Monday and my package arrived at my school on Thursday! Talk about fast!  I am definitely ordering from them again!

Do you want to shop for some new items for your classroom?

MPM School Supplies are giving a 10% discount to the first 10 people to order. Just click on the picture below:

If you are looking for awesome supplies for your classroom, you will love shopping with them! :)

I have seen sooo many cute Valentine goodies on several blogs, so I just had to drive an hour to my nearest Target this past weekend and get a few great items:

and Dollar Tree and found these great items:

Do you think I have a shopping problem?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener Review!

I was sent an amazing pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies a few months ago, but with the holidays, I am a little behind in posting the review.

Check out the pictures of this awesome sharpener from their website:

 When I got mine in the mail, the first one was broken {insert sad face!}

So I emailed the company and within days they sent me a new one! {of course I asked if I could mail the broken one back and they said I could keep it! My Mister Fix-it husband spent a few days on it and now it works great! So I have one for school and one for home!}

It did take me a while to figure out how to use it, but once I watched the YouTube videos, it was easy to figure out!

My husband is in love with this pencil sharpener! We have a cheap electric one from Wally World, but he always turns to this one! 

Want to try it out for yourself?  Click {here}and check them out for yourself!

Happy Sharpening!

***Even though I was not paid to post this opinion, I was sent a pencil sharpener for Free, so that I could tell all you how awesome this sharpener really is! All the opinions are my own!***

Saturday, January 5, 2013

CVC words in Kindergarten {Freebie}

Hi!  If you are visiting me from the Kinderland blog - Welcome! I am so glad you found me!

My class has been really working hard on sounding out words.

We began our first 9 weeks working on sounding out VC (vowel-consonant) words.  The second 9 weeks, we moved to CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words.  This was a much harder concept for some little ones in my class. 

This 9 weeks we will be moving right along to CCVC and CVCC words. Knowing that I still have some struggle with the CVC words, I made a CVC mat to help them. {See freebie below - you can download it from Google Drive} I plan to work one on one to help my Kinders grasp this concept.

If you enjoy my freebie, keep a look out! I am currently working on a bigger CVC packet that I will put in my TpT store!

If you can use this freebie, please leave me a comment and let me! I love hearing from you!

I am linking up with Teaching First - head over there for more Freebies!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Facebook Scavenger Hunt


Are you on Facebook?

If you are, I have some exciting news for you!

A bunch of your favorite bloggers have teamed up for something special this Sunday at 3:00!

I am joining a few of my fabulous friends to host a

FB Blog Fans Scavenger hunt!

There are 16 blogger participating and each is donating a fabulous prize that  you won't want to miss!

To win the hunt, all you have to do is follow the clues and leave a comment on the person's FB page with 

the correct answer.

Shuna P of Pocket Full of Kinders. has the first clue on her FB page here at 3 p.m. central time on Sunday.

Once you have figured out what fabulous blogger her clue refers to,
 leave their name or link in the comments!

All fans who answer the clue correctly will be entered into the individual drawing as

well as the big drawing!

To find the next clue you will hop over to that person's FB page, {you can get to it by visiting their

blog and clicking on the FB button in the sidebar},  and read your next clue.

There are 16 clues

 so that is 16 chances to win.

There will be one winner for each clue.

Each winner will then be put into the big drawing where they will have a chance to win it all!

Before we look at the prizes here are the rules

* You must follow each person's FB page!

(You can do this before hand but we will check to make sure that you are a follower!)

* You can only comment  once to each clue {So make it good}

*You can comment between the times 3p.m. central time and 7p.m. central time

*Winners will be announced at 8p.m.central time.

( If the random number thingy chooses you as a winner and you have not followed each FB
another winner will be chosen)

Take a look at the prizes that will go into the big drawing

(pay attention to who is donating prizes......)

First up is 

Can't wait to see you on Sunday!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Currently January 2013

Wow! Where did 2012 go?

I am linking up with Farley of Oh Boy 4th Grade's Currently January!

Listening to my kids play the Wii!  They are having so much fun waiting for Midnight!

Loving that they are actually playing nicely together!

Thinking I need to organize my closets!

Wanting a Silhouette Cameo to really get organized {and get cute while doing it!}

Needing to take all my Christmas decorations down!

and One Little Word - Blessed! 

I had a great 2012 and looking forward to a great 2013!

I have a wonderful family and friends! I am having a wonderful break!

What more could I ask for?

Now, it's your turn to go and link up with Farley!

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