Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Twitter Door

Oh the things we will tweet!

This is my classroom door.
I put some 'iPhones' on it, one for each student. 
They can be found {here}, and are just like the ones I use as a literacy centre for students to practise 'texting' their sight words on {see that activity here}.


The labelled "twitter birds" point to each students' iPhone.

They are laminated, so that I can post their messages using a wipe-off eraser.

Once a week this will be a fun & different way to do shared writing!
The people who walk down the hall can
Follow Us on Twitter :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Calling All List Lovers {freebies}

I am enjoying the last couple of weeks of summer vacation...

...but it is hard not to start planning and organizing for this new school year.

If you're like me, and you love to organize, plan, and make lists, I have something to share with you!

Click {here} for these free downloads. 
Please leave a comment/feedback if you download it.

Now I'm off to continue my relaxing summer vacation {pinning all things teachery, trolling the back to school aisles, and stalking the great teacher blogs I follow}. LOL

Thursday, August 16, 2012

1 Year Blogiversary: Reflections, Winner, & FLASH GIVEAWAY

I cannot believe it was one year ago that I began blogging about what I do in my Kindergarten class!

I had been reading some amazing teaching blogs, which inspired me to try it out...and I am so glad that I did!
{Please see the blogroll at the right for blogs that continue to inspire me!}


Ms. Preppy, for being my very first follower! {I was so excited!!!}

And to these bloggers who I began stalking following over a year ago, and have been such an inspiration to me:

 Reagan Tunstall for sharing your amazingly creative, fun ideas!

  Jessica Williamson for your inspiring anchor charts and class activities! I wish I was half as creative as you are!

...where I have been introduced to so many blogs, teaching ideas, and classroom design ideas.
It is also the means that people have been led to my blog! 

I have learned a lot over this past year, and have grown as a teacher.
My program has been enriched too.

Over this past year I have...

1. ...started to look forward to the Target dollar spot I've been reading about...Target is coming to Canada next spring and I am SOOO excited! 

2. ...become a HUGE font snob :) I have hundreds on my laptop, and I keep finding more!

3. ...found that I am very particular when it comes to graphics I use {and purchase} I'm heading away from the cutesy things & am heading towards a more clean & simple look.
There are only a few graphic designers that I purchase from...and they are not ones that rhyme with 'stinkers' and 'crappin' poodles'.
{The huge circles drawn on the people's cheeks really freak me out! LOL}

4. ...have begun to redesign my entire classroom & binders because of #3. {It is a work in progress, and unfortunately I share my classroom, so that makes it even more difficult...}

5. ...have made my activities more fun and engaging because of inspiration & those who share generously on their blogs!

6. I LOVE the blogging community! The sharing, the positive feedback, the comments, the awards, the freebies, the giveaways...it is so rewarding!

Thank you so much for following my blog, from 127 countries and counting!
 I appreciate every one of you!

Thank you to those who have been purchasing from my TPT store! I hope that what I've been creating is useful to you.
{Stay tuned for some Brown Bear activities, a Blast Off! sight word pack, and a Pumpkin Patch Parable pack}

As a thank you to my followers, faithful readers, TPT customers, and fellow bloggers, I am offering
 any one item in my TPT store for FREE to the first THREE people who leave me a comment telling me what item they would like to have from my TPT store {here}. Follow my store while you're there :) Don't forget to include your email address in your comment!  

AND the WINNER of my Class of Super Friends Pack is:
{check your inbox  :) }

Leaving you with some blog-related LOLs found on Pinterest:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Just a quick reminder that TOMORROW
{August 15th at midnight} my 
1 Year Blogiversary giveaway
will be over!

Up for grabs:

Super Friends activity pack
 featuring 12 activities to help your class get to know eachother and help build class community!

There is still time to enter--it's easy! Just follow my TPT store {here} and leave a comment & your email that you've followed my store {here}.

It is also the final day that this set is on sale in my TPT store!
Click {here} to preview.

And don't forget to check out these SUPER sets as well:







Getting To Know You Forms
free {here}

And in case OWLS are more your thing:






*many grade choices available*
free {here}

See you Thursday, where I'll announce the WINNER of my giveaway...
{and a NEW surprise FLASH giveaway, happening THURSDAY ONLY}

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