Monday, December 17, 2012

12 in 12 Linky!

We are so excited to be joining in the Linky Fun!!

A Teeny Tiny Teacher and Miss Kindergarten are throwing a fun 12 in 12 Linky Party!! Do you want to join? All you have to do is think back to your favorite things of  2012! It's that easy! C'mon, you know you want to! You can use the prompts they suggest or they say you can change it up a little too.

So....since we are kindergarten teachers and sometimes like to walk to a different beat, we thought we would do things just a little different.

We are going to use the letters in the word KINDERGARTEN to help tell about our favorite memories of the last year!

Kelly and Kim's Kreations!
 We are so proud of this accomplishment!! We have been talking for years about how we would love to sell our ideas and share with others and make a little money on the side too. We are so glad it finally happened!! We are proud of our little store, our facebook page, and our blog! 
Incredible Milkshake!!!
We just have to profess our love for the Chick-Fil-A Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake!!! If you haven't had one, run out and get one now!! They will make you feel better!!
No Nonsense! (in a good way)
This summer we were so excited when we were making our new no cost reward system that we couldn't wait to implement them in our classrooms (Terrific Tickets). We have both had great success with them! The children love them and it is fun to see them saving up their jungle animals to earn their favorite reward. Kelly's class seems to really like the Stuffed Sidekick reward and my class is loving Lucky Lunch! We have some rewards that are worth 10 jungle animals and some that are worth 20 jungle animals. It really has helped with behaviors, they try really hard to earn animals!
Here is an example of one of the jungle animals:
 
Here are the two favorite tickets!
 
DSLR Cameras!!!!
We both took the plunge and upgraded our tried and true point and shoot cameras. Wow!! What a difference a new camera makes. We are loving taking pictures and learning new things. Sometimes my head just spins with all the settings, but we are getting better every day!
Electronics!!
 Oh how we love technology!!! I think we would both be lost without our computers!
I also just love my nook. I was never a big
reader until I purchased this little tablet. It is a ton of fun and I have truly become an avid reader because of it.
Kelly loves her iPad too, another great little tablet! It's been great for school and for home! :) Her daughter loves to play learning games on it as well.
The SmartBoard was the new toy in my classroom this year. While it has taken a little time to adjust, it is pretty incredible technology! I hope Kelly gets one in her room soon too! 

Reading
We are always keeping our eye out for new books to read to our students. We always have our favorites that we read every year, but every now and then we come across a new find. This year we found two new ones that we are very excited about. They are both books about some of our favorite characters that we read about often. Check them out if you haven't already!
Girls that make us giggle!!!
This is Kelly's daughter, Hanna!! How precious is she?? She is such a funny girl! She is spunky, full of life, and definitely has a mind of her own! Kelly is very blessed with this one. :)
And this little girl...is my cat, Lexi!! She is funny! I have never been a cat person and rescued this little thing from the cold outside and I have just fallen in love with her. This picture always make me laugh. I was taking her picture and at the moment I pushed the button, she yawned!
 
Awesome Clipart!!
We absolutely LOVE Scrappin' Doodles!! This was one of our best finds this year. We have always been huge Carson Dellosa clipart fans, but since we couldn't use it in our products we sell, we had to go elsewhere. Scrappin' Doodles is the best there is! :)
Restaurant Lunch Dates!
Who doesn't love a night out with friends from time to time? We love to go to Mexican restaurants any time we can! Our closest one is Plaza Tapatia! So much fun to eat chips and salsa and have some great laughs with great company! 
Teachers Pay Teachers!!
What a great find this has been for us this year!! We love our new store and making new products! Sometimes we are a little obsessed and that's all we want to do, but then reality hits and we realize that we still have to clean, go to the grocery store, and make dinner!!! Haha!!
Exclamation Marks!!!
Can you tell how much we love them? We overuse them, that's for sure!! But they are so much fun!!! Go ahead, try them out, we are sure they will make you smile!!!
New Beginnings!!
This year Kelly and her family bought a new house!! How exciting is that?!?! They are also expecting their second child in February!! We also had new beginnings with our new classes of wonderful five year olds, a new curriculum (excitement or no?), a new TpT store, and a new blog!! We are looking for many more new beginnings to come!

















Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Freebie!!

We are joining up with "Freebielicious" for a "Fabulicious Freebies on the First!" linky. Please go and visit her blog and find lots of wonderful and creative new ideas. This is so much fun!!
 
The freebie we are offering is a very fun and exciting way of spicing up your Write the Room center. It is holiday themed and sure to be a hit with your students. We have included four different sheets (in both black/white and color) for children to chose from at this center.
 
Thank you for checking it out! You can download it here.
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