Monday, October 14, 2013

Is Spider Man Really A Spider? Venn Diagram Freebie!

Happy Columbus Day weekend everyone!  I hope all of you were able to find time to relax and spend time with your family

Next week, my theme will be spiders. I thought I had everything planned out until I picked up my son's latest issue of National Geographic Kids magazine. They had a great article called "The Truth Behind Your Favorite Stars." It listed lots of famous cartoon or children's tv characters and described the truth behind the actual animals/creatures. One of them happened to be spider man! Then I thought this would be a fun Venn Diagram!

I decided to make it fairly simple since my kindergarten kiddos are still learning about this graphic organizer.  I created a sheet for your studnets to cut and paste and then provided larger parts so you can create a big one as a model. I decided the only real thing they have in common is that they both make a web (yes, for very different reasons). If I can get a photo this week I will add it to this post.

I hope all of you enjoy this freebie.

Also, I posted some freebies about spiders last year. Click here to grab them! Pin It Now!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Welcome Autumn - math freebie

Hi everyone. It has been a while since my last post. I have a very busy but wonderful group of kindergarten students this year. Plus, my children are really active with lots of things so lately I kind of feel like I live in my car. Okay done with  my excuses! How are all of you? Are you having a great year so far? I hope so! Well, here in New York, the signs of Autumn are everywhere. Leaves are changing, pumpkins are out in yards, leaf blowers are going crazy, etc.

While running errands today, I stopped by Target. Whenever I go to Target I always visit the dollar bins first. Today I found these really cute plastic, fall-theme table scatters. It looks like they would be used as a table decoration at Thanksgiving. They are clear with lots of pretty colors. I bought leaves and acorns. I thought they would be a great math manipulative/center activity to practice sorting. I also made a sheet to go along with them. I organized into two sections to see if they could sort into two groups (by type: leaves and acorns) or into three groups: (color: red, brown, yellow).

You can also use actual leaves, fall theme erasers (tons at Dollar Tree right now) or really anything. I hope you can use it! Enjoy!

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

It's Time to Clean Up! Freebie

Hi everyone! This is going to be a short post because I am really busy cleaning! Before I head back to school, I always clean out closets, reorganize my home office, get lots of laundry done, etc. While cleaning up, I was reminded of the song I often sing to my students, "Clean Up, Clean Up, Everybody, Everywhere." Some of you may know it from the show, Barney or perhaps you also sing it in your classroom.

I made a poster for the song so I can teach it to my students. I will most likely print it out as a large poster and send the smaller copy home to the parents.

Click the image below for your own copy. Enjoy (the freebie - not cleaning, ha)!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Let Me Introduce Myself - Fun Name Song Freebies for the Beginning of the Year

It is officially August and that means...back to school next month. I wonder when my school dreams will begin? How many of you know what I'm talking about??? You know the ones where you show up the first day and there are no supplies in the room, you have a class of about 50 kids all standing on tables, or the one where you are wearing some hideous outfit??? Those dreams typically start for me in a couple of weeks. Our first official day of school with our students is September 9th which seems sooooo late!!

I like to begin the year focusing on our names. It is a word that all of the children can read and most can write. They can begin the year feeling like they are confident readers and writers! Plus, it is a nice way to get to know one another.

I usually use songs or poems to learn names and to examine the letters in our names. I made a small packet of 3 songs that I use. They are to the tunes of some familiar songs. I made two copies of each song. The second copy has a blank line where the name should be in case you would like to have the children write names. You could also print the song sheet into a poster size, laminate it, and use a wipe-off marker to fill in the names. Click the image below to grab this fun freebie!

This is an example of one of the songs!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welcome Back First Week Pack!

It is almost August so I have been really busy creating new things for my classroom!! The first full week of kindergarten is really busy. It's a time to get to know each other and have fun together. I also like to get a baseline on certain skills to see where me kiddos are when they enter my classroom.

I decided to make a brand new pack for the first week of school. It reviews name writing, letters, numbers, teacher's name, name of the school, color names, rhyming, etc. We usually work on it every day for about a week. Then, I put them at their seats for Open House so the parents can enjoy them.  I just posted it onto TPT. Click on the image below to visit my store.

Here is a sample page for all of to enjoy! Click the image to download.

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