Sunday, February 4, 2018

Hi Friends,

I like to send a newsletter home each week with my students.  I include a little information about how parents can help their children learn how to read and how they can help their children with math.  In this week's edition I have a write up about listening comprehension.  I want parents to know how important and influential they are in their child's success at school.  On the back of the newsletter I have a coupon that parents can sign and return to let me know they read the newsletter.  When the kindergartners return the coupon I let them move their clip up on the class behavior chart.  Being reliable in taking things home and returning the things I need back is definitely a behavior I want to reinforce.

You can follow the link below to read this week's newsletter.

Thanks for reading.  I hope you have a great week doing wonderful things for your students.

Jill

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

It will be time to change the decor in my classroom in a few days.  This just takes a few minutes and I even have the kinders help me with changing the numberline because it is down low to the floor.

I have a set of alphabet and number posters in my TpT store with a Valentine theme.  There is a circle in the top center of each poster so you know where to punch a hole to hang these on a small command hook.
These are the command hooks I use in my class.  They are perfect for hanging the alphabet and number posters.
For the next 3 days only, I will have these posters on sale in my TpT shop for 20% off.  That makes this room decore ridiculously affordable.  Grab yours now before the price goes up on February 1st.
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To continue the Valentine's theme I have some sight word flashcards to practice the first 100 Fry words.  They are super adorable!  I like to cut my flashcards around the heart shape, but there is a rectangle outline you can follow as well if you like cards with that shape. Until February 1st, these cards will be free in my store.  Go grab them now!



I hope you have a great week and your preparations for Valentine's day make you happy and fill your students with joy!

Jill

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year It's Penguin Time

Winter is in full swing and Christmas has passed.  This time of year the students in kindergarten like to learn about penguins.  Little learners like to learn about winter animals.  Here are a few items created to make your classroom and your teaching reflect the love for these birds.

Penguin Decor

I hang the alphabet and number posters with small Command Hooks so  I can change decor easily and frequently with our themes.  Each poster has a small circle in the top center to indicate where to punch a hole so they can easily be hung on the hook.  

The posters include the letters A-Z, plus the digraphs ch, sh, th, ph, wh, and the double consonants.  These cute posters will give students a reference point to turn for help. 

The number posters are 0-20 with numerals, number words and a ten-frame on each poster.

All of the posters can also be printed multiple to a page to create flashcards or game cards for Old Maid, Go Fish or Memory.






Penguin Alphabet Flashcards

These cute flashcards are a great way for little learned to practice naming and matching the letters of the alphabet.  Cut on the line for rectangle shaped cards or loosely follow the penguin outline to have penguin-shaped cards.  So much fun for little hands to play with.

Penguin Swim Game

 Here is a fun penguin themed game that helps practice sight words.  Pick a card, read the word, and if read correctly, move forward the number of places indicated on the card.  The first one to the finish line is the winner.



Have fun with your classroom as you learn about penguins.  

Monday, October 23, 2017


Just posted to TeachersPayTeachers, these cute bat-shaped flashcards to practice Fry's first 100 sight words.  They come in full color and a blackline version.  Have fun learning to read sight words.



Going Batty Flashcards

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Week 4 of K3 Plus Summer School Program

This summer school class is just terrific.  They love to work at centers and especially when they go to computers.  This week we turned to "Teach Your Monster to Read" and we are having a blast learning the names and sounds of the letters.

Click on image to go to newsletter.

Week 3 of Summer School Kindergarten

Here is the newsletter from the 3rd full week of Summer School.  We have worked hard in 3 short weeks to make new friends, learn the school rules, and begin learning how to read.    This class is awesome!

 Click on image to go to newsletter.
Click on image to go to the newsletter for the week.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Week 2 was Water Slide Play

     We had a great time today during our water play.  We set up the water slide, brought out some wading pools and took our water table outside to play with the tubes.  The weather was hot and the water was cool and it was a lot of fun to play.

Kindergarten Happenings Week 2


Click on the link to go to the newsletter for the week.   A copy is also in each child's backpack.