Sunday, October 27, 2013

Kids Say the Funniest Things!

I am joining Crystal of Kreative in Kinder's link up party!  

I love Kindergarten! They always say the cutest things!  Here are a few from my Kinders and one from my own daughter when she was 2:

Now, it's your turn! Go link up with Kreative in Kinder and share your classroom funnies!

And if you love clip art.... Here is a clip art deal that you won't want to miss!

I also want to share an amazing giveaway {and love for Moore, Oklahoma!}

Mrs. Hoffer's Spot is giving away some beautiful Park Lane jewelry and some items from her store!

But also, there these beautiful necklaces for only $30 (a $68 value) and all the proceeds will benefit Moore, Oklahoma! Go enter and help her help Oklahoma!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Math with a little Mingle {with a Smart Board freebie!}

My class has been working hard on number sense and I have been looking into everything I can find to help them.

So, when I came across the Mingle & Count Game, I became so excited!

Have you heard of it? We have been playing for a few weeks and my class begs for it!

I altered the game just a bit from the video, (here is a picture of my Smart Board)

If you don't have time to watch the video, here is a little bit of how to play...

First, we come to the rug and discuss the rules
(our rules... 1. Be kind.   2. Once you are with a group, stay with your group.  3. Help your friends problem solve.). 

Next, we all give ourselves a hug and I say "Mingle" and they walk around the room saying "mingle, mingle, mingle..."  

Now I say a random number (for example - 2).  And they gather in to groups of 2.  If there is ever a student who can't find a partner, it is so cute to watch the students say "Jennifer, Krista needs a partner!"  They are so good about helping each other out and helping each other problem solve!

Now I walk around and ask the class "Is this a good group of 2?"   I continue to do this with all the groups. Of course when I ask if the remainder is a good group of 2, they tell me no and I write the number in the remainder column.

Now we count how many groups of 2 and write that on the board. Then we add up our groups and add in our remainder to get our total.

If you have an odd man out (our remainder), the next time they get to quack like a duck! (or hop like a frog, or whatever you decide!) Sometimes I think a few of my students want to be the remainder just so they can quack like a duck!  

They are moving, talking and having fun, all while they are learning! What could be better!

Do you have a Smart Board? Would you like a copy to play with your class? Just click {here}
and grab your copy! 
{Update October 23, 2013:  I am so sorry - I am not sure what happened - but I have fixed the link! So you can grab it now! Thank you for your patience!} 

If you play it with your class, I would love to hear about it! 

Leave me a note and let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Quick Flash Sale from TpT!

Thanks to Shuna of Pocket Full of Kinders for this cute artwork!
Did you hear? Teachers pay Teachers Facebook page received 100,000 likes! To celebrate, they are giving an extra 10% off until 12:01 am Oct. 14th! Here is their message:

"100,000 likes on Facebook? Yes, we're celebrating right now! Enter code FB100K at checkout for 10% off including sale items. What's on your wish list? Ends when the date flips to 10/14."

To help celebrate, I put my store on sale for 20% off!  Want to shop?  The Freebielicious gals are linking up their stores! Just click on the picture below to see who else has their awesome store on sale and grab some goodies for your classroom!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

Five for Friday {Oops! Sunday} and Currently!

Today was the best weather day! 
It finally felt like Fall!
Yay for cool Texas weather!

This weekend flew by and I am a little behind, but I wanted to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching and Oh' Boy Fourth Grade and Teaching Blog Addict's Freebie Friday!

First... I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching 

Ooh Baby Designs
I love my new teacher tote!
I especially love that it's reversible!


 Even though last week it didn't 
feel like Fall in Texas,
we made these cute Fall trees! 
{tearing the paper was great for fine motor skills!}

Kreative in Kinder's Here's What Matters! unit

 We have been learning about different textures this week!
Kreative in Kinder's unit has been sooo awesome!
(and so cute!)
My class loved every bit of her pack!

Primary Graffiti's All About Me Freebie
 My class has been getting to know each other 
and Primary Graffiti's All About Me Freebie 
has been a huge help!
I sent it home and received almost 
every one of them back!
My little class is very social this year, 
so they loved this activity!

Growing Kinder's Daily Calendar
My Kinders started their October Daily Calendar
pack from Growing Kinders 
and they are doing great!

Now on to Farley's Currently....

We are Listening to the Texans play the 49ers! 

I am Loving the cooler weather that the front brought in today! I actually wore a sweater to church this morning! Woo Hoo!

I am Thinking that my kids need pants for this week and I really should be doing some laundry!

I am Wanting a night out with my husband! 
We haven't gone a "date" in sooo long!

I am Needing to go grocery shopping! 
We are out of almost everything!

Trick or Treat! 
And if you read all the way to the bottom of this long post, you deserve a little treat!  I hope you can use it!

Font and artwork from DJ Inkers

I am linking up with 

Freebie Fridays

Click on the picture to grab some more great freebies!

Now it's your turn! 
Go link up!
Have a Happy Monday! 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Happy October!

Tammy at Dots of Fun!  Made this great badge in  honor of her sister!

I wanted to share it in hopes you or someone you know will get checked this month!
It could save a life!

I also wanted to remind you of my great ghost freebie I have if you need it!

Happy October!
{Here's to hoping Texas gets some great Fall weather soon!}

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