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.

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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 

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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.

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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???!!!!