Saturday, January 3, 2015

January Currently

A big thanks to Farley for creating Currently and keeping it alive!

Listening…. Ahhhh, it is close to midnight and I do not want to let go of Saturday.

Loving…. In little bits here and there over the break, I worked on report cards.
They were due yesterday, by the end of our first day back at school.
Thankfully, it was a work day! 

Thinking…. The better part of this evening was spent in reading.
When the tears began to silently stream down my cheeks,
I snuck into the kitchen with the computer to finish reading 
"The Matchmaker", without waking my husband.
I'm so glad that I chose this to be my first read of 2015; the book is excellent!

Wanting…. goes along with Needing….and Maybe.

Yes…. I'm going back to school!
~MAed Literacy Specialist with Reading Certification~
I'm wondering if I should have taken one class, not two, this semester.
I'd love to hear your ideas and suggestions for successfully making it through 
grad school while teaching full time and managing life :-)!

I wish…. Doesn't every kindergarten teacher have a book in her/his heart?
Maybe I will someday write books for the children I currently teach-
books in which they see themselves and their own 
unique, beautiful, strong, special stories.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

One Word 2015 *free template*

My OneWord365 for 2015 hit me like a bolt of lightning!

2015 will mark the beginning of my journey into graduate school! 
I'll be working towards an MA in Literacy with a Reading Certification.
I'm beyond excited, nervous as a cat, and blissfully naive. 

The OneWord365 Resolution has been life-changing for me.
As I look back on 2013 ~Listen~, and 2014 ~Love~,
I see places in my heart and soul 
where these words have left definite marks. 
I'm excited to see where ~Learn~ will take me!

Do you need a template for your 2015 word?
Save the image below and insert it into a document
-I use PowerPoint-
where you can add a text box for your word!
If you decide to use it, 
please consider leaving a comment
and sharing your word.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

* December Currently *


Listening~ Bless his heart, he snores. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.

Loving~ The Thanksgiving break, despite becoming ill. We saw snow, darling daughter made Christmas treats, all four children were home at the same time (the college boys tend to spend as much time with friends as they do with family), and I checked quite a few things off of the to-do list.

Thinking~ I'm glad to have 3 full weeks to celebrate the holiday season with my kinders! Today, I loaded the car with all things gingerbread. I'm excited to introduce this class to the run away cookie! They believe in magic :-)

Wanting and Needing~ After fighting bronchitis/pneumonia/influenza in a 2 week span of time last April, I was hoping that the mess would miss me this year. Alas, no. But I think the doctor has given me the correct bag of goodies and it will end where it began, with bronchitis. May tomorrow be a peaceful day in K!

Giving~ I have a sweet treat for you! Although I'm not a fan of peppermint, I do like the puffy mints that melt in your mouth. Four mints fit perfectly in a 2x2" zip lock bag (we have tons of them because my hubby owns a bead business). The tags can be printed on card stock and folded over the top of the bag. If you plan to use bigger bags, just cut and tape the label to your gift!
 After seeing the picture, I changed the font glow to green and cuddled the graphics together.
A big THANKS goes to Krista Wallden for sharing the elf graphics.
Check out her Operation E.L.F. project!
The pdf is available HERE.
Let the merry season begin!!

TpT Sale!


My store is part of the TpT sale!
CLICK HERE to hop over to my site.

My newest creation is perfect for a holiday-themed math center.
Normally priced at $1.50, you'll save 28% on Dec. 1 & 2!

My kindergartners are grouped in sets of four or five for math centers.
For this activity, I created the number cards (cookie font!) and cookie cards
to be used separately or attached back-to-back. 
Each page of cards contains two sets of numbers for the ten frames.
I don't like to use more ink than is absolutely necessary!

The cookie cards also give your students the opportunity to add 
sets of objects to count the whole. Our district uses Envision Math 
and we whipped through number sense for 0-10 at breakneck speed.
I'm looking forward to using this activity with my little ones,
to give them more time to practice this vital skill.

Hope to see you at the sale!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October Currently and a TREAT!



It's been a long, challenging first quarter at my school.
I can't comment on the the loving/thinking/wanting/needing.
Just know that I spoke my truth for this day.

Now, a TREAT!
This little freebie received a polish and shine,
in time for autumn and Halloween.
I hope your littles will enjoy the process
of writing their schema.
My kindergartners are going to love this activity!
Click this link to find the freebie.
A big thanks to Farley and her Currently series!