Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Simple Shape Printable

Simple shape printable for beginning of the year.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Post # 50! Some of my favorite teacher things....

Love all of her stuff!

Love Love Love new markers for MY use only!

Same w/ the crayons. I don't share these w/ the kids. 
I have a small bucket filled w/ sharpies of various colors. I love being able to pick one from many to write things ...mostly writing on laminated things.
Love most everything at Lakeshore Learning. But they are expensive!

Cubbies for each of my kids. Very helpful with keeping work, supplies and half finished projects organized.

This aisle at a Target, IKEA, Wal-Mart, Container Store, etc. You get the idea.

Kindergartners love play doh. I use play doh a lot for fine motor work, making letters, numbers and words, etc. 
Any books by Lizzie Rockwell.

Any books by Gail Gibbons.
I love this line of organizational items called "Hot Chocolate". I have notebooks, calendars, binders, etc.

A must to get me through the day!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Bug stamps from Oriental Trading. I have the kids use them to make patterns.

Counting by 10's on insect cutouts and writing the number words.

Using pattern block shapes to make insect artwork.

This is a really good book for teaching adjectives. 

Printable from Mrs. Lee. 

Idea from Mrs. Lee. Adding 3 numbers together.

Adding together 4 dice and writing on beehives. Printable from

From Filling in a 100's honeycomb chart.

Our butterflies hatched! All five made it. The red cotton balls are sugar water dyed with red food coloring for nectar. The other reddish spots are not blood. They are from the butterfly's body, it is actually coloring for their wings. They pump the fluid from their middle section into their wings for coloring. Some of the coloring seeps out.

Journal entry from our Butterfly Observation Journal. Another student wrote  (phonetically),  " I see the butterfly sip nectar using it's proboscis". YES!! Success!


Kids roll the dice, write the numeral then color the leaf the appropriate color.

This is a good one for the end of the year when you are just about out of ideas. Give the kids 2 dot dice, have them roll, add the dots together then write. After their grid is filled out have them color the numbers according to a color key (see below). They actually loved this!

Letting our butterflies go.

Observing the nectar, wing fluid and cocoons.