Monday, November 5, 2012


 It has been a very busy week.  We learned:  the letter Ss, initial sounds, and the words: have, is, to, little, the, I and am.
 My students are adjusting well to the new calendar binders.  I am not!  But, they are learning so  much more than in years past.Sometimes it is time for change even if it is hard.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

RTI & Progress Monitoring

Lately, I have been spending alot of time blog stalking
about RTI and progress monitoring.  I have been looking for 
materials that fit my routines and style of teaching. 
I think I have finally found a good fit:
(click on picture to go to website)
I love that there are data forms included.
Can't wait to see what other packs she creates.
Thanks Mrs. Jones!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Donor's Choose

From Oct. 8th - 15th, Donor's Choose is offering a match code.
Any dollar amount donated to one of our class projects will be doubled.
If you are interested in donating to one of our projects, please enter
PUMPKIN for the code on checkout.  Thanks!
(you can click on the Donor's Choose button to see our projects)
It is on the right side of our blog.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Off to a Great Start!

Peek in our room:

WARNING- pinterest and tpt heavy post!!!

Before the Bell:

(ideas adapted from kindergals and heidisongs)
 Workjobs (from kindergals)
Alphabet Rainbows (from heidisongs & pinterest)
Copy Cards (multisensory sight words)

New Common Core Calendar Book:

from KindergartenWorks (tpt)

Reading Centers:

(from Julie Lee)



Common Core Math
(from Ketchen's Kindergarten)

Language Arts/ Daily Review

(from The Daily Alphabet)


Comprehension Journals

(We listen to books on CD, then answer questions in our journal)


Student Data and Goals:

(from my tpt store)
more on this in future posts

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Project

Finicial Literacy, Dramatic Play
and Classroom Economy?
Through the help of Donor's Choose, pre-k pages,
and The Vanguard Firm; 

I am planning on incorporating a
classroom economy next year. 

Last year, I introduced the first part - dramatic play pizza shop. 
This year I plan to use a classroom economy based on
behavior and classroom jobs.  Students will be able to use
their earnings in the dramatic play stores instead of "buying" prizes.

Classroom Economy ideas from the Vanguard Firm (click HERE)
Classroom economy blogs (click HERE and HERE)
Printables for dramatic play stores (click HERE and HERE)
Grocery store printables and food (click HERE and HERE)

Some pics of pizza shop from last year:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Our school writes letters to students who are attending the prom.
My coworker (Mrs. Bartlett) came up with the card idea
 and I added the face.  I think they turned out 2 cute!

Calendar Markers from Bridges Math program:

Calendar Book from Aloha Kindergarten:

We made these last Friday despite
school dismissing early for bad weather: