Sunday, August 31, 2014

A+ Kinder Cuties Collaborative and... A+ First Grade Friends Pin Boards

I've decided to open two pin boards
so that we can help each other be better teachers.
I LOVE Pinterest for teachers.
I think that it's because I'm such a visual person.....
if I see it, I've got it.
So for my Kindergarten Friends there's
A+ Kinder Cuties Collaborative:
For my new First Grade Pals there's
A+ First Grade Friends:
If you would like to be a part of either or
both pinning boards just let me know.
Send an email with your name and email that's
connected to Pinterest and I'll add you to
the board(s).  There's just a LOT of great
ideas out there that we can all benefit from,
that I'd love to have all of you help me to accumulate them!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
I'm glad these pinboards have enough room!

So, come join the pinning!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Work
based on the book by
Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault
There are countless ways to use the  
mat and alphabet cards….
here are just a few options:
Print and laminate mat and alphabet cards
and place onto a cookie sheet.
Have students move magnet letters up the tree.
You can call out alphabet magnets
that you have one at a time,
or call out the sounds that the letters make.
You could have students choose cards
and find those magnet letters to move up the tree.
 You could have students play memory with
the capital and lowercase letters.
 You could have the cards placed around the room
and have your students write
the capital or lowercase letter that they find.
 Of course I had to add a black and white version!
Ok...I couldn't resist!
I had to do it!
I had to make a
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Find
that can be used with those cutie patootie cards!

Hope that helps bring a smile to your face!

Happy Pinning!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
What do you see?
I see all the children looking at me!

Children, Children,
What do you see?
We see an exhausted teacher 
going through Back To School shock looking at me!

May your first weeks back at school
be the best E.V.E.R!
Enough said...

Teacher, Teacher,
What do you see?
I see a FREEBIE looking at me!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear:
Word Wall

I decided to add the "mother" option for
anyone out there who has that type of a book.
Do they even make that version anymore?
Am I dating myself?
Oh, well.
I figure that a homeschooling mama can use it!

Brown Bear, Brown Bear:
Domino Math
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Puppets
 Just attach the animals with tape to a popsicle stick!
You could also have these posted
around the room and have your
students write the room
as they find the characters.
How about adding some Brown Bear Story Sequencing mini cards?
Yup. I think I have to do that!
Just fold the paper in half,
staple around it to make a pocket
and have students retell the story
as they place the characters into the pouch.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear Character Sequencing
The curvy cutting around the small ovals
is good practice for little hands.
 Gotta include the "mother" set. :)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Handwriting Sheets

That's all I've got!
Uh, that's HUGE!
Gotta run!
I have lesson plans to write!
My to-do list may be a bit
longer than this big 'ole Freebie
you put on here!