Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring is Here and Everything is on SALE!

Could it be true? Did we finally break the back of Winter, probably not. It will probably snow or something on Monday, Winter's way of sticking it's tongue out at us :0)

My kiddos and I love this song from The Learning Station. Although, fair warning, it gets stuck in our heads and then ends up being sung ALL day long!

My TPT shop is having a little sale in honor of warmer weather! I just finished up my Spring Unit. Here are some pics..the first pic links over to my shop.

Here are the activities and skills that are included...
We Spring for Words-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2d Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
In the Spring -RF.K.1. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. RL.K.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Do the Bunny Hop-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2b Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Beautiful Printing-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
Befuddled Bunny-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., theofto,youshemyisaredodoes).
Happy Day Vowel Sort-CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3b Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Spring Counts-CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1 Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
Flyin’ High with Place Value-K.NBT.1. Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.
For the Birds-CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.C.6 Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.1
Little Addition Showers-K.OA.5. Fluently add and subtract within 5.
Missing Tweets-CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.4 For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
Rainy Day Measurement-CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.

Tomorrow is my last day of Spring Break. I'm sure it's more than a little strange that I am excited to get back to my little Hoppers! Have a wonderful Easter!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


When I closed my eyes and imagined Spring Break, I did not see cold and snow playing a part of my dream. No, this is not what I had imagined at all. I guess it's like the saying...You get what you get, and you don't get upset!

This Spring Break so far is a bust! The weather outside is frightful, I am desperately trying to find a small house to buy, and I am attempting to pack up 13 years of stuff. <sniff, sniff> I am keeping my head held high and picturing a new life for the little mister and I.

I miss blogging! I miss just creating stuff and giving it away. I do. I miss the interaction with all of you! I keep thinking things will change and that I will go back to what I use to be, but realistically, I don't see that happening anytime soon. I am a completely different person that what I was a year ago. To be honest, I am a better person now after everything that has happened. I am a better Mommy. I am a better teacher. I am way more empathetic and understanding than I that's a plus. But, I do miss all of you! I wish I had more time to devote :0)

Here's a little Coop-a-Loop for you...

You see the blur, the boy is ON THE GO!!!
I just finished up the April Wake-Up Work pack. A HUGE thanks go out to my Facebook editors, without you the pack would be...well, full of mistakes! lol. Click on the first picture to purchase.

I have a new Spring Unit, but I am moving at a turtles pace with finishing it. I am hoping it will be done later this week! Hope you are all well :)