Monday, June 25, 2018

We're Camping in Tot School

Check out this cute little printable 




I slid it into a pocket protector.

I added that blue sticky-tac on the back of the numbers.

So when you say/ change the numbers, they can stick :)


Monday, June 18, 2018

Showcase: Ice Cream

So not only did I create some new items... I also posted them too!  
Which means that I also have things I've made, that I haven't posted either lol
It's all about balance lol

These shared reading books each have a response page to create your own class book.
I print the book and add to our class library.
Then I print the cover again and then a response page for my class.
I bind and add to our class library.
At the end of the year, I have heard that teachers "raffle" away the class books and each child gets their own.. well in our case, several.  I try making at least a book a week.


this book has the ice cream flavors



 this book just uses color words for the ice cream


Or grab the bundle HERE of both ice cream books







During our unit study of ice cream, we have to do science of course!


We start out our science learning with words that describe ice cream.







We are going to make ice cream two different ways and then create 
a Venn diagram to compare the ways you used.

We are going to make ice cream in a bag, these are the directions we used.

We also have these:















**Remember that if you use in your room and post a photo to social media, and tag me in it, you could win free products**

Monday, June 11, 2018

Dollar Tree Stop

I didn't take a photo of the green and pink things-
they are chapstick in which you push up. :)

2 boards and two markers in each pack


Sorting for the light table


stars for the light table


Writing center


"toy" test--
Well I was so sad that the purple one was pretty much a dud :(
The yellow and blue were fine
they wrote in black though- not a fan, I need my colors lol

The flamingos  just wrote in black too, good thing we're using them pointers :)



I needed new pens and high-lighters for the book study
check it out HERE!!!



Monday, June 4, 2018

Target Haul June :)


 I am so happy with this haul!!

Oh- the blue things- for our camping adventure. Vest and hat
4th of July socks, hat, and a pointer

Tape and more band-aids lol

Pointers for ice cream week, summer, beach?


I feel some sort of story coming on lol


How cool do these look?
I sense a toy test coming on lol 


Woohoo!!  Found the elusive "Tell me a Story" cards!!
One for me and one for a teaching bestie!


Pointers for reading group.
One set for me and one for a teaching bestie!



AND THE BEST?!?!?!

I am so excited to find these!!!
I am still on the look out for the camping fire for our camping unit.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Made It Monday

I literally don't have a clue as to why these are so popular!?!?!



I suggest cardstock or laminated covers.
It keeps the pieces inside the carton.
I used address labels cut in fourths.
Garage sale dots work too!
It isn't high-tech at all.  ANYONE can do this quickly!!!


Above are just two side by side photos of the same game.
Below is a single photo of the game.




Today we read the word, spelled the word, said the word again, and said a sentence.

To "play"

Program your egg carton with your skill.  Use a small manipulative such as corn, eraser, pom pom. So you don't have a zillion cartons, you could use garage sale dots instead of writing on the inside of the carton.

So put in your manip. and close carton.  Shake. Open carton. Where ever your manip. lands in, is the question.



I have shakers, well two different varieties of shakers.  One kind are filled with something and in a container.  The other is made from egg cartons.  When I first started making these, I made them out of necessity- the only egg cartons I had, had openings in the top and the pom poms kept flying out!!!

I use them for so many things:

*Shapes review or identify.
*Identify numbers
*Identify letters
*Words
*Identify money or write amounts and students must make that amount using coins or dry erase boards
*Review word families- land in one spot, write or say a word from that word family
*Name something a particular color
*Place value- add 2 or 3 manips. child reads or records number (biggest or smallest)

*Really anything you need to review.

The list is infinite!!!!

It is a game that you only have to teach once and you are set for the year... THE WHOLE YEAR!!!!!

My students love to see the "new" games and pieces we are using...

HELLO TARGET MINI EASERS!!!!


Here they all are: (Well those that are made lol )


St. Patty's Shake Up-mini shamrock eraser

Bunny Shake Up- carrot eraser

Valentine's Shake Up heart eraser

Flower Shake Up flower

October

Spooky Shake Up spider toy/ ring

Spider Bright- spider eraser 


November

Turkey Shake Up- brown pom-pom (I was thinking a feather, but there isn't enough weight to shake it)


Bear Shake Up counting bear
Fire bear Shake Up red pom-pom

Winter

Cocoa Shake Up- use with Polar Express small marshmallow
Penguin Shake Up penguin eraser
Snowflake Shake Up- snowflake- I cut apart snowflake garland
Snowman Shake Up snowman eraser
Gingerbread Shake Up gingerbread eraser 


Summer


Watermelon Shake Up- real watermelon seed
Ice Cream Shake Up mini ice cream cone eraser
Lemon Shake Up- citrus eraser
Fishing Shake Up- fish eraser
Eraser Shake Up- mini pencil eraser



Themes I have used: (I will have these available soon too)

apple- uses apple seeds
band aid- toy band aid
bone-mini dog bone
CC123-brown pom pom
crayon- crayon shaped button
Dental/Teeth (dental facts along with healthy/unhealthy foods) tooth (not real)
elephant- peanut
ice cream- mini eraser
movie- I use a shiny button to resemble a DVD
ocean-levels, animals sea life toy
pirate- tiny black ball (cannonball)
pizza-teeny tiny piece of pizza (was a Barbie toy)


A fabulous place to get small trinkets is a cake decorating shop!

Please take a photo of your class using one and I will send you another one for free :)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Dollar Tree Trip in May




for our ocean unit








Ice cream shop 

2018 unit *coming soon*



More ideas for better coloring 


found in the HBA section
the metals ones don't work as well


Tape- I'll let you know how it goes lol
Colorforms are for our restaurant kits 
Tape is for fine motor



Office Supplies section

stencils--

****** check to make sure you have all the necessary pieces****
we didn't get V W X Y Z but got a double of another page

They are flexible and not hard plastic




These are for our homemade wiffle ball carnival game.

Carnival 2017     



Monday, May 7, 2018

Target and Dollar Tree Haul



Dollar Tree haul


Pointers,  spray bottle, flip-flops


buttons



square "glasses" for the light table


a frog bubble maker :)


seeds and gloves for our upcoming garden unit


Inflatable bird and tree


Avengers coloring book-
you can scan and it comes to life


Towel and shells for our stews.
Check them out, we love them!!!


Two trips to Target


Magnets and Cat in the hat



Transportation, cars, spring, birds, bugs, garden, and space





 Felt books
either for restaurant kits or theme


Ice cream window clings for our ice cream unit 




Food Felt book


Dino felt book and magnetic set

perfect for math centers!