Christmas In July

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On July 25, join me in celebrating "Christmas in July"!   Visit my TpT store to get 20% off all items in my store! Merry Christmas in July! 
(Thanks to Abby for the image)

Back To School

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Believe it or not, I go back to school this week! This week is a teacher week and the kids start next Monday. This summer went SO fast and I am going to really miss spending lazy days with my daughter! BUT I am excited to meet my new first graders and get them excited about this year. I try to keep them busy the first week and help them learn our routines by making a "Back to School" book. Parents have told me so many times how much they LOVE this book and consider it a first grade keepsake. You can check out the book here.
 This book takes us about a week to complete. (We do not do literacy stations the first week so this is a great activity for that time period.)
When the completed book goes home students/parents have reference to our specials schedule, daily classroom schedule, our school's VIP's, graphs with information about our classes boy/girl ratio, how many students are 5, 6 or 7 a class picture and much more!
Check back later this week, I will be posting some Meet Your Teacher Forms as freebies!

Kindergarten CORE Math Unit

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I posted in June that my teammate and I would be working on creating CORE Math Units for KINDERGARTEN and we now have the first unit posted! We will be creating 4 units/quarter. 
 Each unit contains a teacher lesson plan with black line materials, a problem of the day workbook (pictured above), a guided practice page and a daily spiral designed review page and finally a unit assessment. 
  Units 1-4 are designed to be taught in 1st quarter.
Topics covered in this unit are:
-Number 1-10 identification/writing
-Ten Frame
-Counting objects to answers "How Many?"
-Comparing objects in a group to identify greater than/less than
The Kindergarten CORE standards addressed are:
K.CC.3, K.CC.4, K.CC.5, K.CC.6

I created these units for first grade last year and had AMAZING feedback, so many first grade teachers were so excited to use these materials in their class and I am so happy to be creating materials for kinder. If you know any kinder teachers spread the word! I will have Unit 2 posted this weekend! 

Happy Fourth of July!! 
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