Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Break

However you are spending your weekend, have a good one. 
I'm blessed to spend mine with my family. 
Due to conferences, our kinders have a 5 day weekend.
I'll be offline but left a sale in my TPT store and peaceful wishes for you all.
<3 Jenn

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Catch A Baseball Freebie

Catch a Freebie {Baseball}

This week, I've been all about Baseball.
Baseball Writing Centers have new pages - cut, sequence and write.

*New Unit* Catch a Sound {Baseball ELA} - includes printables and cards for matching games and Roll, Read, Keep games; topics include alphabet beginning sounds, antonyms, rhymes, ch/th/sh/wh.

Catch a Freebie - Download the preview on the new Catch a Sound unit for a freebie sampler. : )

Last Year's Math Baseball Freebie - Add and Subtract the Room

Check out some of my other baseball units from last year. 
*Graphing, Write the Math Room & Math Games*

I'm linking up with Lucky to Be in First Freebie on the Fifteenth.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Something Fishy on Friday

Seahorses, sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and more are explored in my Sea Creatures Research It packet. 

Using it with my class this year, I realized there were things I wanted to add as well as changing line options. I've been working on updating the forms, adding forms, adding interactive readers and writing center pages.

I've put together a freebie sampler...just a bite for you to try.

You can purchase the entire unit here.

I also added pages to Baseball Writing Centers. More updated units to come.

Have a great weekend!

Don't forget to check out the other Friday Freebies.

Freebie Fridays

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Monday Freebie for Mom

Monday for Mom
I've been updating some sets recently. I added to both Mom units - Interactive Readers and Math Morning WorkIf you purchased, be sure to re-download. If not, they will be part of the sale.

Last year, I made the interactive readers which my class loved. There are a variety of choices. We focused on the her/his reader and labeled the pictures. This lead to writing about our moms. This year, I added additional writing centers. There are 4 options and this free one for you with graphics by EduClips. My kinders cut out and sequence the sentence on the paper. They then write 1-2 sentences of their own on the same topic and illustrate. 

Right click and save the freebie png above.

I have also been working on creating mini-readers and updating paper for my Sea Creatures Research unit. Look for a sea freebie on Friday. : )

Don't forget to stop by the other freebies on 
and to shop the TPT Teacher Appreciation Sale. My store will be on sale along with the additional TPT code TPTXO.

Friday, May 2, 2014

May Currently and a Freebie

Last week was crazy busy. Fieldtrips, assemblies, lots of PD and prepping to give PD meant I had a blog post half done for Friday but not the pictures. : ( Then the stomach flu hit me....and by hit I mean ran over me with a caravan of big rigs. Now, it is Friday once again. So I have a freebie for you : ) and May Currently.

Listening - Wild Kratts;  We are researching Sea Creatures (we had hands-on fun with some crabs last week on our fieldtrip). Our go to source is PebbleGo database. It doesn't always give us the in-depth information we want for some of our inquiry questions so I like to know a lot myself as well as collect as many books on the animals. And this week, we couldn't get on PebbleGo. Oh, know. We had to rely on the books we had with information on dolphins. We quickly learned that different sources give us different kinds of information. What should one of my students suggest but a show they like...Wild Kratts. Oh yeah, I have some of their DVDs. We loved learning about groundhogs with them. Now, I'm listening to them on HuluKids to catch up on my animal facts. 

Thinking - wasn't that enough thinking for the day? : ) I wonder what freebie is lurking at the bottom of this post?

Loving - my puzzle kids - My non-school thought. My youngest decided she wanted to put together a wooden puzzle. She is a little young for free form 25 piece puzzles but she was super excited to do it. She ended up enlisting her brother (who was a puzzle king at her age). It was so much fun to get involved in their conversation. 

Wanting - more naptime to recover from this bug

Needing - Last week, I assisted part 1 of our school's iPad training. Next week, I get to give part 2 as part of my eCoach job. I'm not an apple girl and keeping using the wrong motions. lol. I have to run updates on them all and become more comfortable with them. We had to label and organize the cart and these heavy duty cases. 

Surprise - This one is link to another blogger's idea we love. This would be terribly hard to select except...I just used a great writing product Spring Lift-the-Flap from Smart Kids Blog    TPT last week (some of the pictures I didn't take). The kids used them easily and love the hide-and-seek aspect. 
Spring Lift-the-Flap Writing Prompts
We used the Bird Builder one after a presentation on rescue predator birds sponsored by our PTA. We close read pictures of different types of birds. We also talked about the habitats for each type of nest and how we would impact them. They came up with great ideas and loved drawing and labeling the materials under the flap.

Freebie Fridays

Now for your Freebie.

Bubble Pop! Addition Squares
Includes a single digit page, larger number page and blank bubbles. 

Real quick - play it your way game.

Each student uses their own color. Students connect two bubbles by adding them. They try to complete the squares as well to write their initials. 

Another way to play, pick a bubble. Tell how many more to make 10 (you can have them use addition or subtraction equations). If they are write they color it in their color to pop the bubble.

Another way, find two bubbles that make 10. Color them to pop.  Try to have more bubbles popped than your friend. Bubbles will be left over.

Have a great week. I'm off to sleep and then computer work for school tomorrow.
-- Jenn