Saturday, May 9, 2015

Fun Summer Practice!

Summer is quickly approaching and we are all excited! But it is nerve-racking to send your sweet little kinders off for summer and wonder if they'll forget everything over those short long few months! Why not send them off with a little summer practice?!

I printed off the pages and made them into a little packet. I will send these home over the summer to make sure my sweet littles are Ready Made for First Grade!!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117

Here's a little sampling of what's inside the packets.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117
This pack is loaded with many skills that your soon-to-be firsties can practice over the summer so that they are Ready Made for First Grade!

It includes:
A summer journal with several writing prompts!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117
Daily practice pages aligned with common core standards!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117
Fun math practice
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117
Summer reading list and a fun reading incentive!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117
Some graphic organizers for reading response:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117

and lots of math fluency practice!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ready-Made-for-First-Grade-Fun-Summer-Practice-688117
My friend Lyndsey and I worked really hard on this pack together to give our kiddos the most for the summer! You can check out her soon to be second graders version {here}!

I also put together a little packet to give to my incoming Kinders.
It's full of hands-on and engaging activities for your littles to complete the summer before entering kindergarten {or for the first few weeks of school if you aren't able to give summer packets before kinder!}


This pack covers everything from letter names and sounds, number identification and one-to-one correspondence, basic shapes, and colors! It also incorporates a lot of cutting, coloring and gluing to work those fine motor muscles! {even my fine motor muscles got tired coloring these pages! ha!}

Here's a look at what's included!

A mini alphabet booklet for each letter of the alphabet! Each book has a cover page and 3 corresponding pictures. Have your children cut the pages on the lines and help them assemble the book together. Then the kiddos can trace the upper and lower case letters, color the pictures and "read" each page.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460
There are also some fun alphabet mats. These are great for hands-on learning. You can have your children decorate each letter with glitter, cheerios, beads, etc! Help them squeeze white glue on each letter to work those muscles!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460

Along with some more letter tracing pages, there is also a line tracing page. This really helps the students get ready to write. You can stick them in a clear sheet protector and have your kiddo use a dry-erase marker to trace the lines multiple times.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460
There's also some fun color by number activities! Students identify the numbers in the picture and color them the correct color.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460
Here's what the counting practice looks like.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460
Your kiddos can also practice tracing and coloring shapes.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460
There is also a little book of colors. Each page has 3 pictures that represent each color.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/On-My-Way-to-K-1222460
I've also included a fun bingo page and reward coupons for the important skills that don't require paper/pencil. Have your students complete one or more a day and place a bingo chip on each square. This is such a motivating way to keep your littles learning over the summer!

You can find this pack in my TpT store!

Here's to a fun, yet meaningful summer!



Monday, May 4, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Sale!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Miss-Kindergarten-Love

It's time to SAVE!! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, TpT is throwing a site wide sale! Everything in my shop is 20% off and you can save an additional 10% off your total purchase by using the promo code THANKYOU at checkout! Take a look at some great things I have in my store!

Pick up some goodies for the rest of the school year.

Or stock up for next school year!

Bundle and SAVE even more!

Enjoy!!

I'm also linking up with these fabulous teacher bloggers! You can visit their blogs to see their great products too!
http://secondgradesugarandspice.blogspot.com/2015/05/we-love-teachers-sale-linky-party.html
 


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Win a Custom Blog Design!


I recently had my blog redesigned by Gabby from Gabby's Classrooms and I can't say enough about it!  I told her about all my favorites {gray chevron, pink, and my current obsession with all things glitter ;)} and she seriously nailed it!

We communicated via email.  Gabby listened to all my suggestions and always sent me multiple images and options.  Included in the custom design was a Facebook cover photo...

Two custom watermarks for my photos...
 



A TeachersPayTeachers store banner...
 

..and of course I needed some business cards for Vegas this summer!
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Gabby was so great to work with that when my friend Lauren asked me to recommend a blog designer, I gave her Gabby's name with zero hesitation!
A Teachable Teacher
 
So Gabby, Lauren, and I have teamed up so that YOU can win a custom blog design!  This can be a first blog design or a blog redesign.  Gabby even said she would design all the "extras" you need. That is a $100 value!

Use the rafflecopter below to enter. 

{Five bonus entries will be given if you share the following image on Instagram!}

This giveaway ends on April 29, 2015.
Good Luck!

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