May 2011 - Miss Kindergarten

Welcome to Open House 2011!

Math counting math thanks to Ms.Morgart

New Sign Pictures

Here are pictures of my latest signs!
Check out my Etsy shop to purchase your own!


Beach Ball Math- Teen Number Practice

Another file-folder game! 

Beach Ball Math- Teen Number Practice
Glue these pages onto the inside of a file-folder:

Cut out these beach balls and laminate for durability:
To purchase this product, please visit my TpT store.


Winner, winner!

Our very own Kim Swoveland was featured in the TpT newsletter this weekend! Congrats Kim!! You ROCK!

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Have you heard of Pinterest?

Like any good blogger, I check my stats on a regular basis ;) Well when I checked my stats this morning, I had an abnormally large amount of views on the Tabletop organizer post and that always makes me suspicious. So I click on the links on my traffic sources and come across Pinterest.

Somebody "liked" my tabletop organizer and linked it back to my blog. Pinterest looks so cool, but I have no idea how this website works!? Does anyone use it!? It kind of reminds me of a Sqworl site where you can keep things you've seen online grouped together to find easily again. Look at this!

I never thought I would inspire so many people! :)

Today is the last day to enter!!

Rhyme Time

My students are finally understanding the concept of rhyming words! Well, most of them. Some still think that bat and coat rhyme but that's beside the point...anyway, I saw this great idea on Lori's blog, Little Priorities, about how she used rhyming puzzles during small group work.

I don't have any rhyming puzzles {!} but it did trigger my memory about rhyming flash cards that I made for my principal observation last year! So I pulled the cards out and created a little worksheet to go with the activity.

The kids loved it and they did such a good job! I was very impressed! 

Thanks for the great idea Lori!


Awesome TpT giveaway!

Have you seen Kim Swoveland's TpT store yet?! If you haven't, you are missing out! She has some GREAT products for free and for sale!

I downloaded her Goodbye Book a couple weeks ago and not only did I get a few chuckles out of it, I was also very impressed!

Well, Kim has graciously offered to giveaway 5 of her amazing products to one lucky Miss Kindergarten follower! Here's how you can enter:
1. Follow Kim on TpT
2. Download Kim's products {even the free ones!} and leave her a comment!
3. Follow Miss Kindergarten on TpT {even though I only have two items...haha!}

Leave a comment for each task that you completed.

Kim is also running a sale on TpT until this giveaway ends on Saturday 5/29.

Happy Shopping friends!

Counting Activity- Math Center

I have uploaded my first, ever, item for sale on TpT

Popsicle Party!
The bottom half of the popsicle has dots for kids to count. The top half of the popsicle can be used in two ways; keep the number and number word together to be matched to the dots, or for more of a challenge, cut apart the number from the number word.

I am a little nervous as I've never sold my classroom activities before! If you download, please leave me some feedback!

And check out my free item too!

Three and a half weeks of school left!! woot woot!

I've bundled my math centers into one combo pack! You can save $1 if you purchase them all together!

File-folder Alphabet Matching Update!

I had a request to add solid colored apples as the lower-case letters to match onto the tree. If you have already downloaded my File-folder Letter Match go download it again!

Thanks for your patience as I am learning how to use Teachers Pay Teachers!



My First TPT product!

Well, I never thought this day would come, but I posted a free product on my new Teachers Pay Teachers site!

I have been mildly obsessed with file-folder games lately, and have been creating some for my kinders to use at the beginning of the year. File-folder games are so fun because they are easy to store, easy to use and the kids love using them over, and over, and over again! {trust me...}

Head on over to my TPT store and check out my Apple Alphabet letter match file-folder game!


And how cute is my new TPT button!?!??! Thank you Ms. M for your generosity!

Lettering Delights Discount!

It is customer appreciation month at Lettering Delights!

Visit their website to view some cute new fonts and graphics!

Use coupon code Underthesea at checkout to get your 40% discount!



who loves:
one of my favorite signs too :)

email me with your info! misskindergarten{at}hotmail.{com}

I am also offering 15% off ANY item in my shop! Use the code MISSK15 to get your discount.

P.S. Did anyone else cry the entire time during American Idol last night?!!?

A countdown sign in action!

Thanks for sending the picture Kelly!! It makes me feel good to see my signs in action!

If you want a countdown of your own go enter my giveaway
or visit my Etsy shop to purchase one!

Thanks for the support friends :)


So...I'm not gonna lie, my break-apart brain words activity was a DISASTER!!! All of the letters got mixed up and placed in different eggs! The letters were too small for my little kinders' hands to grab! It was just awful! So like a good teacher, I did some reflecting and have found some ways to make it work!

First off, I made the letters bigger so they're easier to handle!

Secondly, I had the idea to color code each word after printing it out. What was I thinking?!!? Thanks to Ms. Helms, appropriately at Work Smart, Not Hard in Kindergarten, who gave me the idea of color coding before printing! Thank you Ms. Helms!!!!!! And check out her adorable football "scrambled" words.

Here's a new copy if you'd like to grab it.

p.s. Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

300 Followers Giveaway!!!!!

Wow! I can't believe my blog has over 300 followers! This definitely calls for a celebration!

In honor of my new followers, and just because I love blogging, I am going to giveaway one of the signs on my Etsy shop! And because I love you guys, one lucky winner will also get a crocheted flower hair clip made by my BFF Ashley.

I have some great new signs that have just been added to my shop.

I *apple* teaching
Happy 4th!

And the adorable crocheted flowers:

Here's how you can win!

1. Follow my blog and leave me a comment!
2. Visit my Etsy shop and let me know which sign you want to win!
3. Visit Cards and Cardigans and comment on any of Ashley's posts, then tell me about it!
4. Blog about this giveaway.

I will choose the 2 winners on Friday!