Money Saving Tip

I am so excited to share some tips and tricks today, a special THANKS to WEEKEND WARRIORS For the LInky!

One tip that I do to save money is to… 
Repurpose and recycle my own items
Last year I made these seats for my library!  I LOVED THEM.
 This year I am storing my writing portfolios in them! 
It's all about taking something you have and making it better, usable, and awesome! 
Check out my post to make them yourself!

Make sure to keep check out all of these amazing tips in the linky because I LEARNED SO MANY things!

Until Next time LOVIES!



FUN in the Classroom!

Hi everyone!  It’s FRIDAY!  I am so happy.

 Unfortunately, it is the last day to link up with FREEBIELICIOUS for the linky party and I caught it towards the tail end so I am kinda sad about that.
  BUUUT… this Friday means VACAY!  The hubs will be home and we will be sweeping the kiddos out to Washington DC for some historical fun! YAY!

This linky is all about the FUN!  
Classroom Fun, my fav.

So here goes…
Now, I am sure everyone does this or do they????  I LOVE keeping kindergarten fun!  We are always listening to music, dancing around, and being silly! 

I adore Jack Hartmann!  He has excellent songs and we often throw up a YouTube vid on the interactive whiteboard and sing and dance along.
Favs? Tooty Ta, Pirate Song
Also, I still enjoy some good ole Dr. Jean! HELLO NEIGHBOR is always played during the first 5 minutes of the first day of kindergarten in my room!

2-GO NOODLE (hee, Hee)
I am obsessed with Go NOODLE! 
OMGoodness I just might have to write my whole POST about it!  I just logged in to show you how many minutes we partied last year, and it was 211. There were 211 wonderfully hilarious minutes of brain breaks in my room. Can you see that I have a home account too? Hee, Hee.  The hubs loves Pop-See-Ko! Or maybe I love Pop-See-Ko and the hubs just deals with it?

FAVS?  KOO KOO KANGAROO!  Pop-See-Ko, Roller Coaster, Get Loose

AND>>>>>>>>> there are new things YA’LL!
Check this out!!!!

OM WORD PROFESSOR DING-A-DONG! (I am still laughing and following the dance moves by myself in my living room during summer vacation.)  If I can do that then you KNOW this is awesome!  You must go and check it out!

This WILL definitely be a staple in my room!

Now, when I say silly voices, I don’t mean that I am a great or even good impressionist.  I am NOT but I do try to do my best to disguise my voice often to bring smiles to my kinders.  They love it.  PLUS, its fun.  It’s kinda hard to have a bad day when you are talking like a pirate!

Have fun and TEACH ON!


Throw Back Thursday

It’s Throw Back Thursday Ya’ll!
Thanks to Freebie-licious for hosting this LINKY!

Today I am going to share my MOST popular post:
Make Kindergarten Math Fun?
This post was written last year and it was my FIRST +3 on google! YAY!

This is a great post to read as you “READY” your interactive notebooks!

Over the last year I've asked myself, how can I make math MORE FUN?  I tried manipulatives, dancing around counting (fun, yes!), games, and pretty much everything I've read on my fav blogs.  I thought...maybe I am NOT a math person?!  That can't be true?  If you give me a Language Arts lesson I can ROCK IT OUT of the park!  I KNOW I can make my math lessons better! 

Then came INTERACTIVE math journals and it was like the heavens opened and angels were singing!  This was my answer. So... I bought a couple of resources and began to find out what works for my kids.  MY. KIDS. LOVED. THEM!

This summer I buckled down and began to create my own!  There are a few things that I figured out during my interactive notebook journey.

BE INTENTIONAL and Directional with your directions! 
I always number mine!

Make the Journal something to be PROUD of!  
Superheroes are SO fun!
Allow time and MODEL along with your students.  
I create a journal WITH my students!

DIVIDE your journal into parts.  This HELPS with organization and allows for easy access to selected parts for conferences!

SO here they are in ALL of their glory
 I LOVE them!

NOW, I am going off the grid for awhile! 
 Cheers to a LONG WEEKEND!

Until Next time!


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