Thursday, May 30, 2013

Moving Up Day Gifts

I know this post is coming late for many of you, but around here school is in session for 2 - 3 more weeks!
If you're preparing for your Moving Up day ceremony, or just want to send your kiddo's off with something cute, check out the End of the Year gifts that I made for my class last year.  Our theme was "Shining Stars" so everything we used for our Moving Up Day ceremony was orange and yellow.
I loved having the bags to contain all the little surprises (and end of the year papers) so I was sure the kiddo's took EVERYTHING home!
We made the bags by painting the students hands, they picked orange or yellow, and then I let them go to town with matching orange and yellow/gold glitter.
Inside the bags are:
Moving Up Day Certificates
"Here I Come" Poem from Little Miss Kindergarten ~ The kids painted the border with water colors and we added their hand prints
On the back of the poem, I added pictures of each child from throughout the year and decorated it with stickers.  I made sure to laminate them for a keepsake for the families.
Coloring Book / Crayons / Bubbles / Etc.
CD of End of the Year Slide show
(We show the slide show at the ceremony and then tell the parents it's in the bag for each of them.  They always LOVE this!)
Any other little papers, name tags, etc. that are left in the room.
Once the bags were packed up, I tied each one with a polka dot ribbon and a little copy of the sweetest moving up day poem, found here. 
I love the way these turned out, and they looked so cute sitting all together on a table during our ceremony.
If you're still looking for some more End of the Year inspiration, check out my Pinterest board HERE!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ocean Fun & Freebie!

Check out my new Ocean Theme MEGA Literacy Pack available NOW in my TPT and Teachers Notebook shops!
(It matches my Ocean Theme MEGA Math Pack perfectly!)
33 Pages ~ Skills: Letter Recognition, ABC order, Capital/Lowercase Letter Match, Beginning Sounds, Syllables & More!
The Word Wall Words (included in this pack) are a FREEBIE in the preview!  Make sure you download them!

New Ocean Theme Ten Frame Mega Pack also added!
Contains 8 Sets ~ 4 Completed & 4 Blank

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ocean Theme MEGA Math Pack

My new Ocean Theme MEGA Math Pack is now available for purchase in my TPT and Teachers Notebook shops!

Ocean Theme MEGA Math Pack

55 Pages ~ Skills Include: Counting, Number Recognition, Sorting, Patterns, Measurement, & 1-1 Correspondence
Some Activity Ideas:
Number Cards - Use to sequence in a pocket chart, count corresponding number of sea shells, or put a hole on the bottom of each card to count links
Play-Doh Mats - Use a star shape cookie cutter and orange or yellow play-doh to add corresponding number of star fish OR use with sea shells
I'm working on the matching Literacy Pack and Ten Frames now!  Should be available soon!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ocean theme FREEBIE!

I'm so excited with how my new Ocean theme packs are turning out that I made a special FREEBIE for you!
You can use the number mats by themselves, or as a game with flashcards, to assess student's number identification knowledge or as an independent center.  When a student correctly identifies the number, have them cover the number with a shiny gem (from the Dollar store that go in vases), play-doh, or other available manipulative.

Available now in my TPT and Teachers Notebook stores!
These mats will also be available in my Ocean Theme MEGA Math Pack.... coming soon!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation!

in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!
May 7th & 8th ONLY!
And don't forget to check out Teachers Notebook to save 30% off of EVERYTHING!
Enjoy the Savings!! :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Teacher Appreciation SALE!

* ~ * Teacher Appreciation Sale * ~ *
in my Teachers Notebook store!
May 4th - May 10th ONLY!
PLUS ~ Teachers Notebook is going to take an additional 10% off making everything
30% OFF!!

While you're there, don't forget to enter the Oriental Trading GIVEAWAY!!