Friday, November 16, 2012

Keyhole Socks...Say WHAT????

OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!  I am constantly wanting to wear (and buy) cute shoes...both flats and heels.  But oh, breakin' in a new pair of shoes hurts!  You will not believe what I found...Keyhole Socks!  Check these lil' Keyhole sockies out...

That's can now wear all the cute shoes you want to...even all day in a kindergarten classroom and NO ONE will know you're wearing socks!  Hurry on over and take a little looksy! 
They are having a Black Friday special, too! LOVE!

I know it's not an "educational" post...but hey, it makes the teacher happy! :o)

Monday, November 12, 2012

I Can't Believe It's....Butter?

A sweet, retired teacher friend so graciously came and helped our ENTIRE kindergarten campus make butter! She is just awesome...even in retirement she is a dedicated educator! Here are some of the pics of the butter churn she has...AND yes it is very old!
Then we went back to our class and made an Anchor Chart...I'd really like to thank Mrs. Carroll for "reintroducing" me to those lovely charts (but as I give her props...please do not compare mine to hers...she is awesome at them & I, by no means, would ever consider myself an artist)!  I mean, anchor charts give you so many teachable may plan for it to go one way, but then the little guys start talking & it takes on so much more meaning!  Seize the opportunity!
So here is our anchor chart for making butter...(don't judge...I free handed this) :o)
Then we wrote about it...
One final mention...I am always on the look out for a good bargain and ideas that will help my little guys become better writers!  Well, I love this product that allows students to work on spacing (one might say it looks like an astronaunt?? I'm pretty sure you've seen the product)...while freeing up their lil' fingers!  But I wanted to find a cheaper alternative to the here is my "space guy".  Props to the hubby for spray painting them for me!

Oh yeah...not too be too "corny", but...isn't that a great lookin' "crop" of numbers???

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any good suggestions for future anchor charts let me know...I am really trying hard get the little guys into them! 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wow...Check out Pete & My First Sweepstakes!

Wow...Thanks Ms. Carroll for the shout out! I have to start by saying she is such a refreshing person and is always smiling! Not to mention an awesome can imagine how exciting it is to get to witness her awesome teaching each day! So, some really awesome teacher friends of mine are over the moon about a lil' kitten named Pete!  They recently introduced him to me (where have I been???).  I am so in love with him now!  I bought myself a copy of all four books and then a great idea came...what if I had my first sweepstakes?? So I am going to have a sweepstakes starting! You will have a chance to receive a copy of all four of the Pete the Cat books(Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons & Pete the Cat Saves Christmas) and a cute little "stuffie" of Pete the Cat as well! 
Remember to leave your contact info (email) when you apply!  Thanks!  

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Having Fun with Thanksgiving Activities & Introducing Veterans Day

This week we began making interactive anchor charts!  The kiddos loved them!  They enjoyed being in charge of something so "important"!  They also loved being able to go to them and use pointers to practice what they had learned!

And we got to hang out a lil' while in the tepee...they can listen to books while in the tepee.  They love it!  Please excuse how old this little thing is starting to's getting old!