Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016
I know that many of you are already finished with your school year, but I also know that there are many who are still in school through June. I wanted to share my Memory Book that I created with all of you. My kindergarten students had so much fun completing their memory books. They especially enjoyed the autograph page. I didn't show the autograph page in action due to having names being shown. They love being able to write their names in their friend's books. Only a few pages from the book are shown below. This pack has 27 pages, but some pages are repeated due to several things such as boy/girl graphics and teacher titles (Ms., Mrs., Mr.).
Below you will find some of the awesome feedback I received for this memory book from some of my customers.
"I absolutely loved this. Best memory book for kindergarten ever. Wish I had found it years ago!"
"So excited to use this, especially for my kiddos who don't purchase a yearbook!"
"This looked amazing to display at my graduation for my kiddies! Thank You."
"This was just what I needed! I loved all the different page options that were available. It allowed me to put together a little memory book that made sense for my class."
"Just the type of memory book that I was looking for! I love the smaller (half-page) size, too!"
I hope your students love creating memories of their kindergarten year as much as my students did.
While you are here, take a look at this FREEBIE that shows progress throughout the school year. It also makes a great keepsake for parents.
I hope you have a great end of the year at school and a great summer!
Sunday, May 22, 2016
It's so much fun looking back through student work samples and comparing their work from the beginning of their school year to their work at the end of the year. It is amazing to see their progress. I think that's why I love teaching kindergarten so much. I think kindergarten teachers see more progress than any other grade level in any particular year.
This “Back to School: Progress Through the Year” pack is great for showing student progress throughout the school year in many areas. It shows progress in coloring, name writing, drawing self, family, and house, writing ABC’s and numbers, and drawing a picture and writing about it (writing pages include plain lines and dotted lines).
Each area (skill) has 3 pages for the first and last days of school and a page that can be dated for use as needed throughout the school year. Four cover pages are included to allow for a variety of grade range use including preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grades.
This is great to save and bind together at the end of the school year. It makes a great keepsake for parents. It is so much fun seeing and showing the students and parents the progress the students made in the different skills throughout the year.
Here are a few of these pages in action. My students had a blast when I called them up to me individually at the end of the year to see their progress since the beginning of the year. I loved seeing their smiles when they saw how much they had learned. Take a look!
Cover pages are available for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade!
This one didn't have much room to improve on coloring, but this student added details by adding the bus driver and student in the seats. Too cute!
This student did an awesome job at the beginning and end of the year, but you can tell at the end of the year that her pictures were smaller and a little more detailed with labels on the drawings.
This student could not write anything at the beginning of the year and told me that she didn't know how to write, but you can see her progress at the end of the year in the photo below.
She wrote: The fair
"I went to the fair with mama and my cousin and my sisters. My sisters rode on a ride with me. My sisters rode on a ride too. I caught a fake fish. I won a purple tiger. I got cotton candy" (on back). She also wrote 2 or 3 more sentences on the back of her paper. I was so excited to see how far she had come during the school year!
This shows great writing progress also. Her beginning of the year writing included copying another student's name from their name tag and adding other letters not making sense. You can tell she wrote a story at the end of the year. This is what her story says. "This ladybug is hurt. A rock has hit him. I will take him to the bug store so he can get well."
That was so cute to me and I love her picture. She said that she had really helped a hurt ladybug.
Below shows another one for the end of the year. I also took a picture to show how much more she added to her story on the back.
"One day there was a elephant. He didn't have no friends." (continued on next page)
"Then out of nowhere came a puppy. His name was Pup. The elephant's name was Diego. The elephant said I don't have any friends. Me either said the pup. They had so much fun! The are friends!"
I thought that story was cute also!
I hope you had as much fun as I did seeing the progress my students made from the beginning of the year to the end. This makes a great keepsake for the parents.
You can also get a FREEBIE SAMPLE of this resource by clicking on the photo below!
I hope you have fun seeing the progress in your students.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
I can't believe the end of the year is almost here! I only have one more week with students and then one week of post-planning/training. Keeping those little minds and hands active and engaged can be very hard to do at this time of the year. My friends and I have come together to link up some great resources for the end of your school year to help keep your students engaged.
My "Memory Book" for the end of the year is a great way for students to have fun and stay engaged. They love writing about memories of their kindergarten year and having their friends sign their book. This Memory Book serves as a great keepsake for parents! Take a look by clicking on the photo below.
This June Word Problem FREEBIE is also great for the end of the year or for putting in a summer packet for review! You can grab it by clicking on the photo below!
I hope all of you find some great resources to use in your classroom during the end of the year. Take a look at all of the resources posted below by great teacher authors who know just what you need. ENJOY!
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Woo Hoo! I'm so excited and thankful for all of you for your support!
Language Arts and Math FREEBIE – Here’s a FREEBIE for you to help celebrate reaching my 2nd TPT MILESTONE. This milestone was made possible by the support from all of my followers through your purchases and feedback. Thanks to everyone for helping me achieve this milestone. In celebration of this achievement, I have created this new eight page freebie to share with everyone as my way of saying “THANK YOU” for supporting my store.
This eight page freebie sampler includes language arts and math skills from the following resources available in my store. These resources include writing (tell a story), reading comprehension (Who? What? Where?), fix it up sentences, scrambled sentences, morning work, addition word problems, subtraction problems with manipulatives, and ten frames 11-20.
***This sampler also includes links throughout the pack to similar resources that you may find useful for your classroom. When printing, to save on ink, make sure to only print every other page (even pages).
Click on any of the photos below to view this FREEBIE!
I hope you find all of these resources to be useful for your students in your classroom. Please leave me some feedback on this freebie. I love reading your comments.
Thanks again to everyone who has supported my store. Also thanks to TPT for the opportunity that you provide for me and other teachers to create and share our teaching resources with others as we provide for our families. Finally, I would like to thank the many talented creators of clip art on TPT. Without you, these creations would not be possible.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Who doesn't love a sale? I know I love sales! Teachers are not appreciated enough for all of their hard work throughout the year. These savings are my way of saying "Thank You" for all you do for our little ones daily!
TPT Followers make sure your FEEDBACK is caught up to earn credit for future purchases! That’s right! It is time for TPT’s Teacher Appreciation Sale on May 3rd and 4th, 2016. Stop by my store and SAVE 28% off ALL my resources including BUNDLES! Use promo code “CELEBRATE” at checkout and don’t forget to get some or all of my FREE resources while you are shopping! Thanks for all you do to help educate and grow the minds of our future!
It's a great time to stock up on May and Summer Review resources while they are 28% OFF (use code: CELEBRATE! Here's a sneak peek at some of these resources! Click on any picture to read more information about the resource.
I hope you find some of these resource to be helpful for you and your students!
While you are here, grab these two FREEBIES from my store! Click on the pictures to download!
Thanks for stopping by!