Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Learning is Something to Treasure: Let's Celebrate with a Back to School 650 Follower...

Learning is Something to Treasure: Let's Celebrate with a Back to School 650 Follower...: Hi Friends...Lisa here! I have some great news for you today! It's time for a giveaway!!! :) I was trying to think of something creativ...

Ways to Save Wednesday!

Today my tip for savings is, you never know where you will find the perfect school supply. Today while running around, I ran into Walgreens. As soon as I entered the building I checked the 75% off table. I ALWAYS check this table. What I found was these wonderful pointers:
They light up and have glittery paper inside. I am so excited to show them to my Cubs! BYW: I paid $0.74 a piece.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Never Hurts to Ask!

I went to Walmart today to do some grocery shopping. One place I always make sure to visit while there is the clearance aisle. I have been searching for storage containers for a while and never found one I like that cost something I was willing to spend. So, they had these amazing boxes to store Legos. They were $11 a piece. NOT going pay that. So, I asked how much the sell price was, $7.00. Still not going to pay that.  I asked to speak to the manager, because each box was suppose to have a Lego plate and most were  missing. When asked how much she was willing to sell them to me for, she said she would sell them for 50% of the clearance price. Well, I was will to pay $3.50 for them. I could only buy 10 today. But, I may go back for 10 more. Here they are:
Thank you Walmart for helping to organize my classroom! I love a great bargain!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thank you Chris at The Kinder"garden" for awarding me the Liebster award. Such a nice thing to find in my inbox. 

The Kinder garden Teacher

This award is named for the German word "Liebster," which translates to "beloved" or "favorite", and is given to a "new, up and coming blogger."

Here are the rules:
1. Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to at least 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

I am giving the award to:

Miss A's Kindergarten
Kindergarten Cupcake Crumbs
Krazy in Kindergarten
Kelly and Kim's kindergarten kreations


Monday, July 16, 2012

It's a Jungle Out There!: A NEW GIVEAWAY

It's a Jungle Out There!: A NEW GIVEAWAY: I just started a new page on Facebook :) I am super excited about it.  You should go check it out and "like" the page :)   http://www.fa...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Brown Bear Freebie Day 3

Stations or Centers? I use stations. When I first started doing what I thought were stations I hadn't read Debbie Dillar's Math Work Stations book. I have to admit, I am still reading it and have been looking for a book study (kind of like the one bloggers are doing for Daily 5). But, I have not found much. The one thing I keep finding is how much people love doing Math Stations. So, as I have been making my Brown Bear Freebies, I have tried to make sure that they would be usable with stations. On the last day of school this year, I was projected for 30 students. At the same time the year before, I was projected for 25. By September, I had 36 Cubs in my room. Fortunately, we got a 5th teacher and took my numbers to 26. So, this year I'm planning for 35 and hoping for 30. That means I need 17 stations! What! When I read that you should have 2 students per station and I did the math, I have to admit, I freaked out! Now, that I have wrapped  my brain around 17 stations and figured out I really only need 5 DIFFERENT stations. I am not so freaked out. Just trying to figure out how to manage the 17 stations.  How do you manage your math stations and do you stick to the 2 students to a station suggestion?

Enough rambling, here is Brown Bear Freebie Day 3.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Brown Bear Freebie Day 2

Last year at this time I was a big ball of nerves. I was less than a month away from meeting my Cubs. I was all over the blogs trying to figure out what I was doing. Thanks to great bloggers out there, I was able to chart my course and have a great year. So, in order to pay it forward, I am taking some of  the favorite things I use to do with my class and sharing them with you. Hope you enjoy my series of Brown Bear freebies.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Brown Bear Write the Room Freebie

This summer has been super busy. The one thing that has kept me the busiest-  taking two classes. One on Phonics and Phonemic Awareness , the other on Understanding Number Operations. Taking 5 graduate credits in 6 weeks is CRAZY! However, in all the craziness, I have managed to do some shopping, traveling, and work on school! To celebrate making it to the half way point of my classes, I made a freebie. I always start my year doing Brown Bear with my class. I also love doing write the room with math so I combined the two and came up with this FREEBIE! I have two answer sheets, one that ends on five and one that goes up to 10. I hope you enjoy:)

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Last night when I was not able to sleep, I checked my inbox and found a wonderful surprise, I had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award.
Thank you Nicole from Lanier's Lions
Lanier's Kindergarten Lions
There are a few rules for the award and here they are... 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you. Again thank you Nicole 2. Include a link to their blog. See that cute little button above this, that's her blog. 3. Include award image in your post. See above:) 4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.. a. I LOVE Diet Coke b. The only place in the US I haven't been is the Deep South. It's on my bucket list. c. My family is my world d. Reality TV is my guilty pleasure e. I am an animal lover f. I am a glitter fanatic 5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award 6. When nominating, include a link to their blog. Here they are...
Kindergarten Korner
My Kindergarten Kids
Love Those Kinders!
Jens Kinder Kids
First Grade Blue Skies
Krazy about Kindy
Kindergarten Sparkles
Joy of Life 2011
So, those are my choices. Thank you again Nicole:)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

My giveaway ends in a little over 10 hours. Hurry and enter if you haven't already. Plus, I am close to 50 followers. I have another giveaway ready to go when I hit 50.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A little addition...

I don't know if you noticed, but I added a little addition to my blog. Take a look at the Common Core Tab. It is a great resource. I also added their app to my phone.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

As I was out looking at some of my favorite blogs, I found this amazing gift. I have used Dr. Jean for years. Hop over to Sharing Kindergarten and grab your freebie.