Monday, October 17, 2016

Hard Work in Kindergarten

Lego Letters

Top: Name memory
Bottom: Using tongs to see if that letter was in their name or not :)

They made apple prints and today, they wrote the color words under that color apple.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Target intervention is Needed!!!!!!!

Fun stuff for Halloween

I NEED an intervention!!!
Y'all, I don't even like chalk--why did I buy chalkboard letters?!?!
Oh that's right, it was a HUGE sale! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Discovery Bags

Discovery Bags

They are a labor of love.

To begin them, you gather your materials and try not to buy too much more lol
I made mine, before Pinterest!

In each bag:

*Child Journal
*Parent Journal

I have see-through bags I bought at Dollar Tree.  They have a pocket on the front.  I *gasp* hand drew them. No computer needed lol  On the back of the index card, it tells what is in the bag.

I have a parent letter that basically says if they want to participate, they would be responsible for the items in there and their child can't check out a bag until all the pieces were returned or replaced of anything was lost.

Books and counting bears

See the circle in the corner?
That is a..... plate!
I cut paper to fit and that became the cover of the kids journal.

File Folder Game
 A tape!
The shoe pattern magnet board

Magnet Board 

File Folder Game
Flannel Board

In the red pouch, are stamps :)

Monday, September 12, 2016

Halloween Dollar Tree Style

Some of the items I  got at the Dollar Tree

Plan to use these eyes during our monster unit and the monster plates.

Monday, September 5, 2016

I need an intervention lol

"All the shopping" as my 3 year old would say! :)

Practice shoe tying

Sand molds subtraction game*

Parts and whole from Kindergals
Color some beans gold

Bear den/cave* 

This is what I was thinking to store my weather pieces for our 
learning board in Tot School

Monster plate and eye balls

Webkins for reading buddies

I have yet to find those big ones, so these will have to do!

Color posters

For a light table.

Alphabet for a game.*
Place on floor,
toss beanbag,
 read letter or number :)

Cute clips


Magnetic holders for something?!?!?

Monster Items

Making smaller versions of pool noodles*
These are hair rollers.

 Cut outs- 

Birthday- Write numbers on and have child match candles  

Frogs--- I think you know why lol

Muppets well because I love them!

My mom's theme are stars :)

Are you sensing a theme here?  I do more than shop lol
Remember to follow along at 
for weekly plans :)

*I think those are still fun from the video from last week.

Monday, August 29, 2016


Those super cute organization boxes are all the rage.  
I was so ahead of the curve lol

I have stored my things in mine for almost 18 years lol

No photo of that :)

Additionally, I use several for my students.
No it's not cute.
But you know what?
It works and my students loved it and
used it daily!

This one is in our writing center.

Each letter has two drawers.

Letter stamper markers and stamps that begin with that letter.

Last week I wrote about those eraser containers I bought,
here are the drawers I've used in the past.

You see those missing drawers? 
Yeah, my mother took those for some unrelated need lol
I mean who takes the drawers?!?!?!!?!?!

I also use one to store my letters for Making Words.

I pull the drawers we need and the kids take the letters we need.
When they need more than one letter a make an additional row right above,
They really giggle when there is a third row, because they get to take 3 letters!

No photo, it's at school.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Dollar Tree Strikes Again!

Recently I stopped at the Dollar Tree

Some of those erasers from the dollar spot, the rest I store differently.
Check back next week to see how I store others.

5 Green and Speckled Frogs
and 5 Little Fishes* 

For our circus theme.

Sports shrinky dinks!  They had others as well.

Stickers, sandwich bags and tape for the 
Paw Patrol lover in your home :)

I was moving these out of the way to grab some sand molds,
but this would come in helpful
when playing spelling or math baseball :)

Adding these to our insect unit.

Glitter tape, backpack tags, and purple roller.
I plan to use the roller for art.

Phonemic Awareness Roll*

All my stuff didn't fit in my photo lol
Most is for our upcoming birthday party.

The spray bottles are to replace the spray chalk ones that didn't work.
The laundry bag is for sand toys. 

The large bowls, yarn-ish stuff, eyes, and the ring are for the party. 

* these ideas came from the video below: