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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Watch youtube in the classroom!

Hiya peeps

Shuna here

Before we get started you should definitely

Check out Farrah's blog to see a litte diddy on yours truly

Just saying it might be a tad bit awesome

First up I wanted to share some new packs I just finished up

Place Value Scoot
TpT   or  TN

Sweet Treats

TpT or TN

Winter Rhyming and Blending

TpT or TN

----Chirp----

I am linking up with Katie from Queen of the First Grade Jungle

for her Tech Tuesday post



Ever find a super cool video on youtube that would go just perfectly with a lesson that you have planned for?

Does your school block youtube?


Mine sure does!!!!!!


Don't the big wigs know the amazing awesomeness that youtube has to offer

With a little help from my friends Tanja at Journey of a Substitute Teacher and Jen at the Teacher's Cauldron

I have figured out how to "record" videos from youtube that I can show in class that gets by the school filters!!!!

This girl is jumping for joy!!!!

Notice all the exclamation points

Can you tell that I am excited?


It is super easy to do and free!

  Hop on over and check it out


Okie dokie

Peace Out Peeps


Monday, January 28, 2013

Have you heard?

Hiya Peeps

Shuna here

I recently just discovered the coolest thing since


well at least to me that is!


I am constantly looking for cool sites that I can use to engage my kiddos.

I like  to have a bunch of different activities when my kiddos learn about word families 

So in my search for an interactive lesson on word families I came across

Ms. Jessica's TpT shop

She has these super cool word family thingys

I clicked on one and it lead me to a site called prezi

Have you heard about Prezi.com?

It is awesome

Here is one that Ms. Jessica has in her shop for free


She has lots of others ones too including this one that we used last week


Not all of them have video are sound but they provide good teaching points for instruction

You can find almost any skill that you need!

For Free

Which makes it even better

Hop on over and check it out!

----Chirp----

Have you seen this awesomeness

A pep talk from a kid!




Peace out peeps

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ready to Roll

Hiya Peeps

Shuna here

I hope you are having a fantastic Sunday!

Enjoy the last fleeting moments of relaxtion

Just wanted to stop in and share some a tidbit of news

First up have you seen this pin?

Please pin picture from  Frugal Teacher

The lifecycle of a snowman

This is way cool and we will be doing this next week!

Click the picture to find out how to do this super cool science project and help your littles explore states of matter.

Anyhoo we have been learning about addition/subtraction




First we learned all about the important words in addition/subtraction problems and how those words let us know if we are doing and addition problem or subtraction problem. 

Then we learned different strategies for how to add/subtract

*We have learned to used a number line
*Pictures
*Ten Frames
*Counting Forward and Backwards 
* and to put the larger number in our head and take away or add the smaller number


The little buggers are doing so well with addition and subtraction we have moved on to place value and two digit addition and subtraction

Here is a vid we used to learn to add/subtract



You can find some free addition smartboard files here 
Subtraction files here 

Here is another fun game that we used


I created a simple little review for my littles 

Click the pic to scoop it up free

While you are there I would love for you to follow my little TN shop too!



Peace Out Peeps

Monday, January 21, 2013

Fab 10 Fan-ta-bu-lous Freebies

Hiya peepers

Shuna here

Welcome to my Fab 10 for this week

I have been working on this post for 2 weeks and never could get it finished

I was determined today to get it out



I am going to list some of the most awesome freebies that I have found all over the web this week

But before I start

I just wanted to let you know that I am going to bring back Meet Someone New Sundays

If you would like to be featured click on the Blogs I love tab for the deets

Okay here goes

Fab Free Number Uno

Is a cute Valentine craft from 1st Grade Hip Hip Hooray

Click on each pic to pick up you goodie


Fab Freebie Number 2

Fonts from Dana @ Fun in 1st Grade

Yall know how much I love me some cute fonts

and these are totally cute

and free



Freebie Number Three

is from Mrs. Wheeler

Her Mustache  Measurement Freebie is adorable!!!!!!!



Fab Freebie Number Four

Here is one from a blogger bud


Freebie Number Five

Is a cute little Groundhog's Day freebie


Number Six

This one is from the Fabulous Mel D

Our 100th day is coming up so this is perfect



Number Seven

Free Clipart 

Nuh said


Number 8

Yall know how much I love love love Julie from Make Take Teach

She makes the best stuff ever

Seriously 



Fab freebie 9

Tanya @ A+ Firsties

Has a cute President's Freebie


Number 10

from Kaci at Mrs. Hoffer's Spot






Bonus Freebies for the Week





Enjoy

Peace out Peeps

Make sure to sprinkle some love if you download

It is always nice to leave feedback and show that you appreciate all the hard work!








Tuesday, January 15, 2013

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Winter!


Hiya Peepers

Shuna here

So if you read my post yesterday you know that winter has been giving me the blues. 

I love love love the winter time! In fact I am a winter baby so I have an affinity for cold weather

The last 3 days has me rethinking my love affair with winter

I don't know what the heck is going on with our weather but I don't like it one bit

It is sucking face

It is 35 degrees at the moment and the rain is freezing

Nothing like standing outside with freezing rain hitting you in the face

Good times, peeps, good times

Anyhoo

It is starting to look like winter in my classroom

Check out our cute snow globes that we made using tear art!

The kiddos loved them and they need the fine motor practice

They are so adorbs! 

One of the things that we have been focusing on this week is behavior. The kiddos got to enjoy two weeks at home pretty much flying free so when they came back to school it took them awhile to get back in the swing of things. 

I bought these cupcakes from Wally World during back to school time and I never used them.

So when we came back to school I pulled these bad boys out and put them to work. 

I use the cupcakes for individual behavior and I also use the cute table points for each table.

You can pick up the Table Points from Lori for the 



Since the kiddos have been working hard on their behavior for the last week and it has been so freakin cold and wet we decided to make some cocoa.

YUM just what we needed


That is all peepers 

I am linking up with Denise from Sunny Days

for her show and tell linky

Hop on over to check out some fun winter ideas




Peace Out Peeps










Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Mash Up { A Hodge Podge of Totally Random Things}

Hiya Peeps

Shuna here

I hope your Monday has been better than mine.

It has been raining all day. I do not like rain

I do not like rain at all


Especially when the rain is of the freezing type


Dismissal was horrible

30+ minutes standing outside under a breezeway in freezing rain with a dress, tights, and rainboots on was not fun!


Oh did I forget to mention that it is a breezy 34 degrees today!

Silly me 


Anyhoo now that my fingers have thawed enough to type I can get on with my post

First up is the new Kinderland Google+ group

Have you heard about it

It is definitely the place to be for all things kinder


This is an amazing opportunity for bloggers and non bloggers to get together and share awesome ideas!!!! If you love you some kinder like I love me some kinder come check it out


We all  know that kinders are the best!!!!!


Hop on over and check us out 

-----Chrip------


You can also check out the Kinderland Pinterest board for some awesome ideas!

There are tons of great pins and ideas being shared

Reminds me of what pinterest used to look like when I first joined

You will definitely want to follow this board 


Speaking of Pinterest

I just recently decided to reorganize my boards

They were a hot mess!

I am talking stinky, oozing, icky mess!

Thanks Maria for helping me figure it out


I went in and put all of my boards in ABC order

While doing that I went and deleted a truck load of boards

Tell me when did I get 70 boards?

It was way too much to keep up with

I could never find the board I was looking for when I got ready to pin

I am much lighter now and sitting at 50 boards that are all in order

Want to rearrange your boards?





You can check out my newly arranged boards here

Are you still with me?

I told ya this was going to be a mash up of random things

While on pinterest I came across this awesome pin

I am thinking about making these for my coworkers for RAK Day on the 26th


Cute isn't it

and simple too!

All you need is a clear frame some oh so cute scrapbook paper and a ribbon.

Add some post-it notes and you are all set

Check out this post for directions

----Chirp, Chirp---

I have gotten so many emails about Meet Someone New Sunday feature

I decided that I would start back doing it

I loved reading about fellow bloggers

If you would like to participate 

click below and fill out the form

 Photobucket

----Chirp, Chirp, Chirp----

I just finished up a fun little pack 

Have you seen this vid


My kiddos love love love this song

During our indoor recess we listen to this and have a dance contest

Talk about funny

It is hilarious!

I wish I could share the vid with yall

Anyhoo

We have been working on addition and subtraction pretty hard so I thought that I would take something make a fun little pack using gangnam clipart

Check out this cuteness





We are using these in our centers tomorrow and I can't wait to show you the pics

The kiddos are going to flip!

If you would like to have editable cards click here


One last thing


I have finally got myself together enough to open up my TN shop

Whoo Hoo me


If you would like to check it out click the button below

Everything is 15% off right now including the Gangnam pack


 

Peace Out Peeps

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Centers!

Hiya peepers

Shuna here

This week we have learned about the "h" brothers

The kiddos had so much fun with it

We watched this video


Did a sort
{click picture to pick it up for free}


We also did some fun centers

Nicole from Rowdy in Room 300 makes the cutest packs and I was lucky enough that she sent me her 

latest winter pack! Oh my word

Let me tell ya it was so cute and the kiddos really had fun with it

Check it out

If you been reading my blog you know that I heart centers

I love center time

This year we have not been able to do centers like I have wanted to so I am so happy that we are 

now able to get back to our centers

They provide the kinders with much needed hands on practice


My kiddos still need a bunch of practice with cvc words so this center game was perfect

The kiddos first picked a word card and sounded out the word. Then the found the picture that matched 

the word and recorded the answer on their recording sheet and colored! So simple but it really helped 

the kiddos practice those blending skills!


My kidos are just now getting to the point to where what I have been saying and showing them is just 

now starting to sink in and stick! We have been working on beginning sounds and ending sounds since 

August and the kinder hearts would get one and I would be so excited then we would move on to ending 

sounds and they would get that but when we went back to review they seem to have forgotten  either the 

beginning sounds or ending sounds

I set this center out and the kiddos really took off with it

So cute and simple and got them to really focus on each sounds in the word.

They love the letters

Don't know what it is about this class but they love them some letters

Vowel sounds sort


Counting sets

Some of my kinders still need help counting so this little center was perfect


Practice with skip counting



Before and After


LOve the recording sheets to help the kiddos show mastery!


Click here to check out Nicole's product and download the preview for a freebie

Hop over to Nicole's blog to check out her post



That is all for now peeps

Peace Out


























Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I am in School Supply Heaven


Hiya Peeps

Shuna here

First off I would like to thank  everyone who participated in the FB Blogger Scavenger Hunt! It was a blast and I hope that you thought so too!


Now for the real reason for this post! I am so excited I had to bump the post that was scheduled for today, somehow I figure that you would understand


So I went to 


to scoop up this


and somehow came out with this!
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I know what you are probably sayin',

"That is one heck of a shopping trip!"


But I got all of these goodies for .10 cent a piece!

.10 cents people!


Here is a closer look at all the goodies I scooped up




90 spiral journals


100 cute file folders


Large Binders

Small Binders


My box of goodies


My receipt!

Check out the savings

474 bucks!


Okay be jealous

Very jealous!











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