Monday, July 27, 2015


So today was our first day of Kindercamp.  This is a week long glimpse into kindergarten for students enrolled to begin in August.  We learn about the computer lab, cafeteria, walking in the hall and our way around the school  We also learn some math and language arts.  Students come for three hours each day.  Today was our first day!  Here's my room ready to start!  

Some of the books we'll read this week. 

Bears and manipulatives.
Playdough and Letters!
A letter activity I made.

Pattern Blocks!
Letters and Counting!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Letter Jar Activity

I found a picture of this activity online somewhere, maybe Pinterest but could not find a printable so I made one.  I plan to print it and attach it to a plastic "jar" in my classroom and fill with letters.

Please feel free to download and use!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Whole Brain Teaching

I use some whole brain teaching strategies in our classroom.  I created these posters as the ones I saw online did not really fit to my teaching style or to our classroom.  Feel free to download and use in your room!  Let me know what you think!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Counting the Days Ten Frames

I saw something similar on a web posting.  It was part of a set that I didn't really want/need so I made my own.  Feel free to print and use for counting days in your classroom.  You can add stickers or draw circles in the boxes to count the days!   Click on the picture to go to my TpT store to download!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Getting Started

I have to admit that I'm really excited about starting my second year as a kindergarten teacher.  However, I have to admit that I have been having trouble getting motivated about leaving my life as a teacher on summer break.  I brought a few items home to work on this summer.  One of them was a big box of papers that I wanted to file.  Another was all of my math and literacy games that I wanted to organize better.  

Today I took them to my classroom to finish the job by putting them in my cabinets.  However, all of the cabinets were moved to the sides of the room from cleaning.  So I started the summer adventure of setting up my classroom.  The good news is that I moved much of the furniture to where I want it to be (for now at least :) ) and I finished all of my FILING!!!  That's something that I never seem to get done.  Here are the before pictures.  I'll post after pictures soon.