Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dr. Seuss Oh the Thinks you Can think

I wanted to follow up on my previous post and post the poster I made for the hallway with some of the students work.
I drew the "befts" myself and then posted the students work below it.  You can get the whole Dr. Seuss unit here.

The colors don't come out as pretty and clear but it looks Dr. Seussy!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oh the Thinks Dr. Seuss Thought

In celebrating Dr. Seuss bday, YAY!  I read Oh the Thinks You Can Think by Dr. Seuss.
Love the book and what it makes you think.
My kids and I then brainstormed why a Beft turns left.

Had to prompt them first and give an example but then my kinders had fun thinking of reasons why they turn left.
Then I allowed them time to illustrate and write their answers.
They had so much fun.  The things those kiddos come up with are so cute!
For this and more Seussical fun check out my unit here with Seuss writing, math, and reading.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Love Day with FREE FONT

I wanted to share my favorite Valentine's Book.  I am a media specialist so I read a book to each class and tie it in to some reading strategy each week.. This week with Kindergarten we focused more on print concepts and talking about the author and illustrator.  I LOVE SPLAT the Cat.
The kids really loved "Love, Splat" and it gave me a chance to ask some Bloom's higher level questions, like why did Splat's stomach rumble every time he saw kitten.  Some kids said because he was hungry lol.

Love FREE STUFF so I printed the coloring page.
Here is one of my ks coloring!
Check out the Sticker on the Hand.  Love the power of a sticker with kindergarten!  They were a little chatty and loud so I pulled out the stickers, and magic!  They were back to soft whispers :)

And since I am in the mood for LOVE lol!  Here is a free font for you that has hearts on it.  I created this font for V Day.
enter # 3871 when you click the link.
Hope you enjoy and HAPPY VALENTINES!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

100th day

A couple of quick pics of the students working on a free 100th day printable I found at The really got into coloring the dieffenbachia 100 tags.

After the children colored the pics, we counted all the different tags and added them up for 100.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How do they do it?

So I always wanted to know how all the creative lesson plan makers out there, make those cute, creative covers and printable.  After several months of searching, googling, trial and error, and talking to other creative teachers, I have decided to share what I have learned.  Everything I make, I make on powerpoint and then save as a picture or PDF.  I created a tutorial on TPT and TN to share with others who might be interested in making their own cute printables.  I don't have the money to spend on purchasing graphics, fonts, and frames.  Therefore, I make all my things in pp and save it to use in my products.  I hope this helps a lot of educators in creating and selling!