Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Blogshop Giveaway

Leslie from Kindergartenworks and I have teamed up to offer 2 fabulous bloggers a 10.00 dollar gift certificate to the Teaching Blog Addicts Blogshop! Have you seen this shop yet? I am in love with it! Good luck everyone!

To Enter:

Take a look at Leslie's Teachernotebook Store leave a comment on your favorite item

Follow my TPT store

Follow Kindergartenworks Blog and Facebook

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 5th at 10 pm EST

Kinderpond Giveaway

Jennifer from Kinderpond has made the most adorable set of calendars for the school year. Hop on over to her blog and check them out. She is also doing a giveaway for a free set.
Click here to go to her site!
Click here to purchase them!
If you are not a follower, you do not know what you are missing!


Jungle Themed Reading Strategies

Is your room Jungle Themed this year or do you just love these cute little animals, then these are for you! I love all your ideas for these keep them coming and I will fill them as quickly as I can.
Click here for the Jungle Theme.


Monday, June 27, 2011

2 New Sets of Froggy Reading Strategy Posters (Aussie Version Included)

I had so many requests for a Frog Theme, I hopped right to it. :) There are two different graphics for you to choose from! I have also included the Aussie version for my friends down under!
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Reading Strategy Poster

I just uploaded some Reading Strategy Posters on TPT. I will be adding more themed ones soon. If there is a certain theme you would like for your classroom, please let me know. Also, be on the look out for the Writing Strategy ones to shortly follow!

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Blog Stalking Party

Click here to join the party!

Click here to become a follower!

What a wonderful idea. Go over to Clutter Free Classroom to find some new awesome blogs that you not have known about. What a cute Linky Party! Also, if you have not become a follower of Mrs. Johnson's blog, Wild About Kindergarten please do so. She is only 4 away from 100. How exciting it is to have more followers and friends. I love that everyone is so open and sharing of their ideas. Blogging is the Best!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Must Have Assessment Tool

Have you ever heard of ESGI? This is the best kept secret around. I first found this software at the I Teach Kindergarten Conference about 4 or 5 years ago. I had always done paper and pencil testing and it was always something I never looked forward to because it took up so much time. I listened to the creator (Greg) who by the way was a Kindergarten teacher so he knows exactly what teachers are looking for, speak about the product and demonstrate it. I fell in love with it and have used it ever since. I love this because it cut my assessment time down by half. I now immediately print out the Parent Letter and send it home the same day explaining to the parents what was testing and what their children needed work on. I think because of that, I saw an improvement in my class. Parents knew what they needed to work on specific to their child. It also prints out individual flashcards with the child's name on them, only on what they need! It also does Parent Conference letters and reminders in one click. It has bar graphs and pie charts that all you need to do is click and it will tell you which children knew the concept and what children did not. I love it. There is so much to this program. My favorite is that you can create your own tests. AND..... if there are other teachers in your building or district that also have ESGI, then you can all share the tests.

Check out all the information here.
Once you try it you will be hooked.
Use code 1006 when you sign up, and if you choose to purchase it after your free trial, you will receive a HUGE discount!
This is a MUST HAVE for all teachers.
Have I told you how much I love this product? LOL

Monday, June 20, 2011

And the Winners are...........................

Jen from Frogtastic First Graders
Crystal from Kreative in Kinder
Congrats ladies!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Number Books 1-10 and a Sale Today Only!

I just uploaded my Number Books from 1-10. They are half price for a limited time and I added an additional 10% off just for the rest of today.
(ends at midnight tonight)
Normally 20.00 now on sale for 9.00. Don't miss out. I also did it for the Number Books 11-20. Enjoy!

Click here for Number Books 1-10

Click here for Number Books 11-20

The first two people to spend 5.00 or more in my TPT store from this moment on will receive this for FREE! Just leave me a comment what you bought.
(not good on any prior purchases to this posting sorry)

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Last Day for the Giveaway Galore

If you haven't done so, don't forget to enter. The units are fantastic. Have a great Sunday!

Little Warrior Giveaway

I love this portfolio. I think it is amazing. I hope I win it myself. Little Warriors has outdone herself with this 85 page portfolio. It has:
-Monthly cover page with poem and spaces to attach pictures to divide each month.
-Monthly self portrait/growth chart pages (options for boy and girl)
-Monthly writing prompts
-Monthly calendar pages for number writing
-Monthly alphabet writing pages
-Additional poems for the 1st day of school, self portrait poem and a end of the year poem from the teacher AND SO MUCH MORE! Click here to see it all and enter the contest!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Giveaway Galore (are you sure you have room for all this?)

Ok, are you sure you have enough room on your computer for all these fantastic things? Anna from Crazy for First Grade, Melissa from Mrs. Freshwater's Class, Erica from Erica Bohrer's First Grade, Michelle Oakes from Fabulous in First, Amanda from One Extra Degree, Cara from The First Grade Parade and myself, Kinderglynn have teamed up to offer you ALL these fabulous units and games! This is HUGE!
Drawing will be held Sunday night at 10:00 est.

There are 5 ways to enter!

One Entry for Following all our blogs
One Entry for Following all our TPT stores
One Entry for Following all our Facebook Pages
One Entry for Putting all our Buttons on your blog
One Entry for Reposting this giveaway on your blog or facebook page

Please leave a comment for each one you have completed. I have put links under each person's giveaway. Their buttons are located on their blogs.
Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Literacy Centers

2 more teacher days and then SUMMER vacation! I really do not believe teachers take a vacation because once summer hits we look at it as a time to revamp for the next year. I am so grateful to my friend Jennifer from Kinderpond for teaching me about blogging and setting me up with a blog. I love my template from Kristen from First Grade Teaching. She makes the most adorable blog designs and I can't wait to switch this one out with the other one I bought from her. I just love her colors!! Anyway, inservice all day tomorrow and then check out on Tuesday. I am so excited. I should be looking to see where I am suppose to be tomorrow morning, but instead I uploaded these fun literacy centers. (this was so much more fun!) My good friend Jen usually tells me where we are suppose to be and what we are suppose to hand in. She keeps me on track, although she just had a baby in April so I have been on my own. (why it is 11:45 and I have NO idea where I am suppose to be at 8:00 in the morning) Her baby is adorable though so I will let her slide. :) Well, here are my two new centers. Hope you like them!
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blends, Digraphs, Words Oh My!

Are you looking for a MUST HAVE literacy center? This is it. My kids LOVE these centers. They flip over the game pieces and first they have to read the letters on pieces and mentally flip them to make a word. Once they have done that, they find the matching color on the game board and see if they can make a word. The kids have so much fun and they love flipping the words in their brains.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

End of Year

I saw the cutest idea over at Eighteen25 and it reminded me of a Candy Gram that my kids and I made for my husband a very long time ago. It had to be atleast over 7 plus years because Ashley was not born yet. Now I feel old. :) But anyway, I love it so I recreated it and I am sending it in with my kids tomorrow for their teachers. We had such wonderful teachers this year. I am so glad that my kids were blessed with caring, patient and creative teachers. Thank you so much Ms. Odwyer and Dr. Townsend!

If you would like a copy of the insert click here. I had to change a few things because I could not find the candy bars! I bought my cans at Michael's Craft Store.