Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Clutter and I

I have a love hate relationship with clutter.... I dislike it, it LOVES me!  lol  I can find anything within minutes if it is on my computer... although if it isn't digital, good luck! :)

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Herp Society Visits

The Herp Society came to visit and brought along some of his friends.  The Herp Society is like the Humane Society for creepy crawlies lol  He bought in several snakes and lizards. The kids loved loved loved them- the teacher not so much lol

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cheer of the Day

We do a cheer of the day. I made this sheet and slid it into a sheet procector. Then I put some sticky-tac on it. Everyday, someone picks a cheer. It is a blind pick. I explain it, then I post it on the sheet.

Get yours HERE for free.

I have a Cheer box where I keep mine. You could also use a Cheerios box. After we use the cheer, I put them in a bag so when we get through them all, we go through them again.

I got my cheers at Dr. Jean's site.

I recently saw this post, and discovered some new ones, so I created new cards to correspond with them.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Units

Check out Kinderglynn's Number Books. She has put the file for 50% off on TPT. Click here to learn more. These are great for number sense of those tricky teen numbers. Enjoy!

Are you looking for a resource to hand out to parents to give them some fun ideas on what to do this summer? This is for you. It is a wonderful resource of creative ideas to create family bonding time. Every year my parents ask for something that can help them have fun with their kids. This has over 35 ideas and links to help them do just that. There is also a list of companies that are offering neat incentives or reduced prices during the summer months. This is a great resource to copy and send home for the summer with parents. It is 14 combined pages of fun!

Click here to learn more. It is in black and white for easy copying.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


I have a website Kinderpond.com which I have many ideas, but then I started my blog and I dragged several of my friends along to join my journey- kinderglynn.com and Mrsjumpsclass.com.

I am truly grateful for all of my friend's support and inspiration.

Please click on the link for the full story :)

Monday, May 23, 2011


is having a wonderful Diary of a Ladybug unit.

 I am very impatient and may just go buy this awesome unit on TPT.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sharing Sunday's

I love themes- plain and simple. In teaching, in life and so on. I have been doing a 365 challenge for two years now- it's where I take a photo everyday. Sometimes I can't find anything to photograph, so I made a weekly list for taking photos so I can find something :)

I also decided to do that for my blog, especially on the weekends. So for either Saturday or Sunday, I am going to share a new site or something new I found.

I found a new site yesterday after one of my followers posted a comment. First off, I love that people leave comments and two, that they have blogs!

Here is my first find:

Hangin' with Mrs. Cooper

Comical Kindergartners

Saturday, May 21, 2011


I am planning for my science units next year.
I found these awesome materials through Zully:
Ant Farm
Now I must figure out what to teach and where to get the ants. 

 Constellations- we did space this year, but not the stars, so I will be on the lookout for 
star materials this summer.
Ladybug playground- 

So what great ideas do you have? Where should I get my insects from? Does anyone have any experience using these things?

Friday, May 20, 2011


I post yesterday and now she has done it again!!!!! Check out her latest creation

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I too am thinking about next year.  At my school I plan that topics for our after school program. So what I am asking is what are some awesome science units you do in your classes?  I work with students k-5. but not all at the same time. They are split k-1, 2-3,  and 4-5. I try not to do the same thing two years in a row. Somethings, though like reptiles, we do though- we.. well not we, not me either lol, I have a friend bring in real live reptiles (ICK lol)

Everyone who comments, I will do some sort of giveaway.

Last year we did:
Becoming a Scientist
Pumpkins and Gourds
Nocturnal Animals
Food chain
Life Cycle
Earth Day
Rain Forest

The year before that we did:
All About Me
Pumpkins and Gourds
Nocturnal Animals
Kitchen Chemistry
Shadows and Light
Wind Power
Water Cycle
Food Chain
Life Cycles
Earth Day
Amphibians & Reptiles
Rain Forest

So far this year, I was thinking:
Becoming a Scientist
Fall- leaves
Water Cycle
Earth Day (Recycling)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Melting Styrofoam

We wrote something bad that we wanted to get rid of- war on a Styrofoam strip.
Then we placed it in acetone and it kind of "melts"

This is what happens later:
 It looks like this in the container:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Butterfly life cycle

One of the other first grade classes made these butterflies:
 Then they made these plates.
Well they weren't quite done when I photoed them lol

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dollar Tree Tuesday's

Here is a little organizer that I got at the Dollar Tree.  It has some covered pockets.  Inside one of the pockets a small bag of paper clips.  The part that can be covered isn't very closed, so I didn't want those little buggers to fall out everywhere. 

Inside the pockets:
*shaped post-it notes for my Cafe menu
* erasers
*a large frog clip
*those post-it tabs
*pencils and high-lighters
*little post-it flags from the Dollar Spot
*regular post-it notes


Here is the back:
It has one big pocket. Here are my sharpies and more high lighters.

Monday, May 2, 2011

$$$FREE Money$$$

I wanted to jump start it all by giving away $20.00 to my TPT store. My son's birthday is on May 5 so I will let him be the official person to post the winner. The contest ends at 10:00 est on 5-5-11! Good Luck!! There are several ways to win:

1. Follow her blog and leave a message

2. Follow her TPT store and leave a message

3. Post this giveaway on your blog and leave 2 messages for 2 extra entries!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Art Work

Here are some artwork that was done at school:

Okay so I am partial to frogs lol
 The first graders made these to celebrate Dr. Seuss