Sunday, December 27, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (December 28th - January 1st)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would like to markdown until Friday, January 1st.
How much you markdown your product is up to you! We would love it if you displayed your product on your blog and then linked back to us. Thanks so much and have fun!
If you aren't selling, but looking for great bargains, please check out the fabulous discounted products in the linky party below! Be sure to check back again, as teachers may be adding products throughout the week. We don't want you to miss any of these great deals! 
This week we are featuring:
It is 50% off!
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Who doesn't love all the old lady books by Lucille Colandro? Our children LOVE them and get so excited when we pull out another one to read.

In this pack you will find an adorable old lady and story pieces for retelling. The children will put the available pieces into the cold lady's belly as they sequence the pictures from the story. Both color and black and white pieces are included.

There are also three different writing journals included as a follow up to the book. One journal can be used to encourage children to extend the story by asking them what the old lady could swallow next and why. Another journal encourages them to use their creativity to tell why the cold lady might have swallowed some snow. A final journal asks the children to state their favorite part of the story and tell why they liked it best.

We have also included a mini reproducible book. Students will fill in missing words by using picture clues and recalling story events. 

Children can also practice their data collection and graphing using the included spinner, data collection page, and graph. We attach plastic spinners and reuse them each year, but a makeshift spinner can also be made with a pencil and paperclip for each group.

Do you want to build a snowman? As an added bonus we included pieces the children can use to build a snowman of their own! Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year to all of you!


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (December 21st - 25th)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would like to markdown until Friday, December 25th.
How much you markdown your product is up to you! We would love it if you displayed your product on your blog and then linked back to us. Thanks so much and have fun!
If you aren't selling, but looking for great bargains, please check out the fabulous discounted products in the linky party below! Be sure to check back again, as teachers may be adding products throughout the week. We don't want you to miss any of these great deals! 
This week we are featuring:
OUR WHOLE STORE IS 20% OFF!!

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Merry Christmas!
We are so thankful for each and every one of our customers and friends that visit our store and read our blog. Thank you for your support and kind words! As a thank you this holiday season we are putting our whole store on sale for the week. Starting Monday December 21st to Friday December 25th every product will be discounted at 20%.

We have a lot of winter themed products in our store for you to stock up on to use after your break! Here's a little peek into some of them:




We hope everyone has a relaxing break from school and enjoys the holidays with friends and family!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Reindeer Fun! (directed drawing)

We have been wanting to try our hand at one of the directed drawings we see all the time. They are just so cute and look like so much fun! We are happy to say we finally did one today! Yay!!
Credit goes to ARTventurous for the awesome idea! We changed the directions slightly to meet our needs and we had our kindergartners use crayons instead of paint and they are just as adorable!

We read each direction to the children one at a time and modeled each step as went as well. The children were so excited and with each new step, the excitement grew.




When all drawings were done we put them on the floor so we could all walk around and look at them. The children were so complimentary and gave each other such sweet feedback. To hear them telling each other what a great job they did and how much they like each other's drawings really made our teacher hearts happy! The children said it was so much fun! We are looking forward to our next one!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (December 14th - 18th)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would like to markdown until Friday, December 18th.
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These gingerbread houses and cookies are sure to put a smile on every one's face. They are just so adorable and hard to resist. Each gingerbread house is the home of a certain word family. The children will need to look at the picture on the gingerbread's belly and match them to their house. We have also included a self-checking answer key so they can see how well they did!


I spy with my little eye kindergartners having fun while learning! I Spy is one of our children's favorite fast finishers activities. They search the scene for hidden holiday words with a magnifying glass and then write the word on the recording sheet. We always encourage them to decode and read the words.


This game includes Dolch words on the Pre-Primer, Primer, First, Second, and Third Grade lists. We have included a lot of words so it is easier for you to differentiate to the levels of your children. Children will mix up the cards face down to create a draw pile. Each child who is playing the game should have their own game board. Players will take turns turning over a card and reading the sight word. If they can read it, they will find the holiday item name on their game board to match the holiday item picture on the sight word card. If that space on their game board is already covered, they lose their turn. If they cannot read their word, they can either draw another card or lose their turn, up to you! Players will take turns until both players have filled their game board and can read all of the words they collected. Another game full of fun and learning for all!

We saw the idea of this sight word game on Facebook from HeidiSongs and we fell in love. We knew our children would have a blast so we just had to recreate it for ourselves. We put sight words on the Santa cards that we have been learning in kindergarten. When you play the game you tape a picture of a present on the back of one of the Santa cards. A child chooses a card and then reads the word. If the word is read correctly, they turn over the card and see if they have found the present! 

Children will strengthen their knowledge of place value with this cute activity. They will match the correct toy sack to the right polar bear Santa. The toy sacks each have base ten blocks (tens and ones) that need to be counted and matched to the numeral on each Santa's hat. 

These adorable spinners are a hit in our classrooms!
These spinners are a great way for the children to practice their addition skills. We have included three different mats for easy differentiation. One mat has sets on each spinner that the children will add by counting how many. Another mat has a spinner with numerals and a spinner with sets. Children will first roll the number spinner and then count on to add the set. The last mat has numerals on each spinner for the children to add together. Each mat has a place for the children to record their number sentence after spinning.

We have included these print-and-go activities to help you in your planning during this busy time of the year. You can put them in your classroom centers or use as holiday themed homework.
Here is a little peek of what is included:
Label-a-Picture
Your children will have so much fun labeling and coloring fun pictures of Santa, a baker, and a Christmas tree. They will use the word bank provided to find the correct word.
Mixed Up Sentences
Learning how to read can be so hard. The key is to make the learning fun! These mixed up sentences are sure to be a hit! The children cut out all the words that are included. Then, they arrange the words to form a sentence that matches the picture and makes sense. We have included two scenes for you to choose from.
Count and Graph
We have included three different scenes for your children to practice their graphing skills. Each page also has two versions. One asks children to tally first and then graph while the other asks them to color and graph. Here is one of them:
Roll-a-Picture
Children need two dice to play this game. They will roll the dice, count, and add the dots on the two dice altogether, and then color the part of their picture with the correct numeral of the sum of their two dice. They keep playing until the whole picture is colored. There are five different pictures included.
Thanks for stopping by and reading all about our Crazy About Christmas centers. We hope you enjoy them in your classroom too!
Happy Holidays to all!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fun Food for Your Festive Mood!!


We blogged over at The Primary Pack today to tell you all about our exciting week of making and eating fun holiday snacks. Please hop right over and read all about it. We are sure you will find some good ideas for your classroom too!! Happy Holidays to you all!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (December 7th - 11th)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would
like to "markdown" until Friday, December 11th.
How much you markdown your product is up to you!
We would love it if you displayed your product and the linky on your blog and then link back to us. Thanks so much and have fun!
If you're not selling, but looking for bargains, please check out the fabulous discounted products in the linky party below! (Be sure to check back all week as teachers may be adding products throughout the week.)

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This activity will be a great beginning sound or initial sound identification practice for your children. You can use them as a literacy center or a small group activity. Children will look at the pictures provided and determine the beginning sound of each. After they have isolated the sound they will put the ornament on the tree with the correct alphabet letter. We have included all 26 letters of the alphabet, each with 4 pictures.


This pack also includes three different assessments for you to check your children's understanding of beginning sounds. 
We hope you enjoy this TREE-mendous deal this week! We also hope your children have fun with this center! 
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (November 30th - December 4th)

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Link a product from your TpT store that you would like to markdown until Friday, December 4th.
How much you markdown your product is up to you! We would love it if you displayed your product on your blog and then linked back to us. Thanks so much and have fun!
If you aren't selling, but looking for great bargains, please check out the fabulous discounted products in the linky party below! Be sure to check back again, as teachers may be adding products throughout the week. We don't want you to miss any of these great deals! 

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This CVC center features 20 different chimneys with pictures and stockings to spell each word. We have also included recording sheets too!

We split the 20 words into 4 different bags with 5 words each to allow more students to complete the center at the same time.

 The children lay the chimneys and stockings on the carpet in random order.

Children look at each picture in the chimney and use their knowledge of consonant and vowel sounds to spell each word. To spell a word, they hang the stockings on the chimney! So much holiday fun! 




Above the children were laying the stockings on the chimney. Another idea would be to put Velcro on the the stockings so the stockings stay in place. Both methods work beautifully!  


Here is an example of one of the recording sheets. 
We also included a differentiated version!

We hope your children love hanging their stockings to practice spelling CVC words too!

Don't forget about the TpT sale this Monday and Tuesday too! Everything in our store is discounted by 20%! Enter SMILE at checkout and TpT will give you an additional 8% off! That is a 28% savings!! Woo hoo!!! Click the image below to be directed to our store. Thank you and have fun shopping!


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