Sunday, November 29, 2015


It's PANDAmania will be joining in on the fun with our CYBER TPT sale these next two days!! Enjoy 20% off my entire store.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

New Product!!

As your students show responsibility, kindness, readiness, and other awesome traits in the classroom reward them with this money system. 

In this packet you will get two:

As a reward system, give students a $1 for good behavior. As your students collect more money, trade out 5 $1 with a $5. Your students get to collect money up to a specific amount you choose to get a reward from the treasure box or your school store.

In my case, my school uses clip charts. If my students stay on green (ready to learn) they will earn $1. If my students get on purple (awesome) they will automatically receive $5. My students have to collect $5 to get a surprise from my treasure box. Your Class…Your Choice!!!

Also included is a sneak preview of what is to come with the use of the money in this packet. 

Not only an award system, but your students can enjoy three different math activities with this money!

Sunday, July 5, 2015


Hi Guys!!
Week 3 of the TpT Seller Challenge by TeachCreateMotivate & Friends!!!

This week the challenge consisted of:

Shout out to Gloria from 2 Scoops of Kindergarten and Rachael from Sweet Sweet Primary for helping me edit and swapping products with me! Their tips and feedback was very helpful and much needed! I loved the second eye on my product :)
Emergent readers are great for beginner learners on recognizing their sight words, fluency, punctuation, etc. 

In Red Panda Emergent Reader, you will get 32 pages of great Red Panda information for students Pre-k to 1st grade. 

I have included both color and black & white copies for your use.

Also included are vocabulary words on each page that you can discuss with your class to build your word wall and review sight words. IN this emergent reader, you will have 13 vocabulary words with their definitions and 11 sight words to review and/or learn!

Red Panda Emergent Reader is also Common Core aligned to Kindergarten standards!

Enjoy this new product! You can find this product in my TpT store. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Hi Friends!! I am linking up with
"Oh Boy Fourth Grade"

So, I am currently hanging out with my little man! (my two year old son)...who loves him some Disney Jr. so we are currently watching Doc, then Miles!!!

I am loving creating some new TpT products for you guys...I am still linked up with Teach Create Motivate for the "TpT Seller Challenge"....It is Week 3 and I am creating a MasterPiece ;)

Before this school year even ended, I have been thinking about this upcoming school year!!! Looking at School Girl Style for new classroom decor and PINNING crazy and exciting ideas for my Kinders.

I have been craving a VMS from McDonald's for quite some time, but I am going to keep with my diet and JUST SAY NO!!! They are so good though...hmmmm.

Currently, I have been catching on OITNB..I am a little late, because I was waiting on the hubby to watch with me, but he's behind on it so I have been doing my own thing LOL!!! Already on episode 5 of this new season.

And finally, I am an all star in all things!!! But, especially in listening. With my friends, family, kinders...these ears are always on and ready. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Defending Play in K!

I came across a pin on PINTREST by Herding Kats In Kindergarten !!! It said, "You can discover more about a child through play than in a year of standardized tests." 
I couldn't have agreed more! So, I wanted to add my two cents on this matter :)
With a BS in Birth-Kindergarten and now obtaining a MEd in BK: Leadership and Administration I know the importance of hands on learning. I taught NC PreK for two years and moved to K this past school year. There was a world of difference, but I stayed true to who I am as an early childhood educator and catered to my students play through learning, creating a fun environment based on what we were learning. For example, I created redwood trees in the classroom when we discussed the rain forest (sorry, no photos from the classroom, but....)

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For one of my graduate courses, I did research on the topic of the Power of K! The Power of K position statement is one to read!! It basically lets you know that K classrooms in NC need to be engaging and have interactive experiences. K-8 years old is the age that is crucial for early learning; within this age range students are in their prime time for growing, learning, and developing. I am a true believer that students learn through their environment and real-life experiences. Real life experiences are hand on what the children, teachers need to bring this into the classroom!

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Herding Kats in Kindergarten's Center Signs with the "I Can" statements is so smart and beneficial to centers in the classroom. The only "I Can" statements I had were on the white specifically only for reading, writing, phonics, math, science, and social studies. 

Bright Colors Center Signs

This upcoming school year I will have specific centers in my room, such as art, cozy area, library, manipulatives, writing, sand/water and listening. Unfortunately, no blocks or housekeeping due to limited funds, but that will be soon changing!!

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I will keep you updated ! Herding Kats in Kindergarten: Defending Play <--- check it out!

Herding Kats in Kindergarten

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Freebies for my "PAND"ies

Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blanks
Students will have to fill in the missing blocks with the next letter in the alphabet.

Students will also have to write the lowercase letter of the already uppercase letter filled in.

To take it a step further, students will have to identify their vowels by coloring in the blocks with a red crayon.

Click here to get your freebie!!

Pre-Kindergarten Assessment
Pre-Kindergarten Assessment

Get an early assessment on your pre-kindergarteners as they enter into the school year. Continue to assess throughout the school year to see growth in learning.

Click here for your freebie!!

Opposites Attract 

Opposites Attract

Word Opposites

Vocabulary and Acquisition

Literacy Activity 

Click here for your freebie !!!

Partner Read Cards

Partner Read Cards

Have your students partner up and take turns reading their assigned books to each other.

Have a story with two assigned readers? Assign your students' reader roles. 

Choose from a variety of partner reader cards to assign to your students.

Click here for your freebie !!

Monday, June 22, 2015

TPT Dare To Dream

My Dreams for TpT

Week 2 has arrived for the #TpTSellerChallenge!!! My goal and dreams for my TpT business is to INSPIRE others, have extra income for my FAMILY, and open my own child care center to help Educate our youth!!!

Inspiring others is such a great feeling!! You can get inspired by quotes, pictures, ideas, etc. I use TpT to inspire other educators with my creative juices so they can inspire their students with my learning activities. So, hop on over to check them out!!

Having a few extra dollars on the side does not hurt at ALL! Especially, with a growing family :) The products I sale on TpT will help me buy my two year old extra things he may like, put money towards savings for trips, love you gifts for the hubby...LOL!! Just whatever. It's a good feeling to know you have that extra income.

My ultimate dream is to have my own child care center before I am 30. This has always been a dream of mine! I love to educate, I love the youth, I love to inspire, and provide for others. Being in child care since 2009 and growing since then with having my BS in Birth-Kindergarten and now obtaining my Master's is a great educational outlook for my dream. The experience and knowledge that I have about early childhood leads to the great products on TpT. 

I need to just keep letting the Lord guide me and Bless this business to open up more doors for me in the future! 

What are your dreams?

Monday, June 15, 2015

TPT Makeover Challenge

Makeover Madness!! I have joined plenty of other bloggers and TPT sellers on this fun and exciting TpT Challenge this summer. Thanks to Ashley from TeachCreateMotivate and friends.  Week 1 is to Makeover a TpT product or the cover :) I have decided to makeover my Kindergarten Assessment Packet cover! The change is now get to choose TWO brand new looks for you assessment for your students. ENJOY!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

New Room Ideas for 2015-2016

Hi Guys!!! Inspiration is coming to me....from School Girl Style again :)

But one just sticks out a little bit better than others.
I can mix and match so many colors with this theme
it's inspiration is the 

What do you guys think???!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Been AWAY, but now I'm Back

I am back! There has been a lot of creative things happening in the K classroom that I am excited to share with you.

But First....FLASH FREEBIE on my Teacher's Notebook Store!!!!!!!!!

Giant Panda Clipart

Let's get started :)

The past two weeks my little pandas have become Paleontologists...We have learned so much through digging for bones, creating our on excavation site, discussing dinosaurs, and TODAY excavating chocolate chip cookies.

Take a delicious look...yum yum
Big Kudos to Mrs. VanMeter from TPT for the Freebie 

Excavating the chocolate chips out...

 "I got 24!!!"

 Mrs. Johnson, I counted 17!!!

So, let's take it back to Dr. Seuss Day !!!
Let's make some Dr. Seuss Hats, while we watch "The Cat in the Hat"!!!

 They were all silent :)

 Supplies we used for our edible "hats"

Let's back up some more to our 100 days of school...
Fun day for the kiddos
They had the option to create their own shirts with 100 things on them.

Yummy gummy bears...

Then some FUN!! math time.
100 Hershey kisses for our game ---> "Our Kisses"
So we played the game by making a 100 chart and writing numbers 0-100 on the bottom of 101 Hershey kisses...the students then had to place the correct number on the bottom of the kisses to that on the board.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

My PANDA Vowel Book

This fun, interactive, literacy booklet allows your students to go into a deeper understanding of their vowels.

Your students would be able to review the vowels learned, as well as, think of words that begin with that vowel and illustrate their vowel word.

Find this fun activity on my TPT page !

 My PANDA Vowel Book

It's been awhile! But Pre-k is NOW K :)

It's been awhile! So much to do and so little time to BLOG, but I am here :)

Valentine's Day 2015

Was a....SUCCESS!!! So much fun making valentine's boxes out of cereal boxes! The enjoyment is always the smiles I see on my student's faces.

A special gift to our parents from them were their "I LOVE YOU BECAUSE...." photos.

Here's one photo for you!

I tried to draw a few hearts with a silver sharpie, but whoops....doesn't show! LOL