The Very 1st I-Teach First Linky!

Hello everyone!

I’m excited to be a part of the very 1st I TEACH First link-up! We’ll be doing this at the beginning of each month, and you’ll have the opportunity to find some awesome resources and freebies. Just visit the links at the end of this post. Be sure to follow or check back each month for a new linky.

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The holidays are right around the corner, bring on the hectic fun! I like to have my students make a keepsake gift for their parents, but we are always in a time crunch. I created this simple Color-Your-Own Elf Ornament that is perfectly sized to add a small school photo (We always get photo stickers from the photography company that does the student photos). I let the students decorate them, add the photo, laminate, and tie a ribbon for hanging. Quick & Cute! Click on the pic below to pick up this freebie:

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Another favorite in my class is the My Letter to Santa Writing Center. This resource is not free, but only $1.00. Just add holiday toy ads and catalogs, and you have a highly engaging writing activity. Click the cover pic below to check it out. You can check out my other holiday resources on TpT, including more freebies: Here

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 Check out the linkys below for more resources!

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iTeach Blogs Free Newsletters K-2!

Spread the word about our new newsletters!

The very 1st issue of our “iTeach” newsletters will be going out on September 9th, packed with all kinds of goodies just for teachers. Don’t miss out by signing up today.Kindergarten teachers, first grades, second grades, plus homeschools, preschools, daycares, roadschools, afterschools and parents can benefit with ideas for these age groups.
You can sign up here:

Miracle for Mendy Fundraiser!

This is an awesome fundraiser bundle for a young mother of four who was tragically paralyzed in a traffic accident. The bundle has $184.70 worth of great products from TpT sellers, including one of my products. It’s only $25.00! So worth it, and you’ll be helping too! Click on the graphic below to find out more. Follow the link to TpT and download the preview to see what resources are included. It will only be available for a limited time, so don’t wait!

See the Bundle on TpT

Thank you for your help!
Dee:)

Love to Joplin & a Freebie!

Deedee at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten blog posted about the devastation in Joplin, and how difficult it has been for the teachers & students in the community. Her post rallied us bloggers to show our love and generosity, and I’m proud to say we did! Read about it HERE, and what you can still do to help out.

In the spirit of giving, here’s a freebie for you to enjoy with your class. It’s a great whole group activity, and once you teach them how to play, it can be used in your math centers. It has three levels of differentiation. Enjoy!

You can download this free at my TpT store or Teachers Notebook shop.

 

Take care,

Dee:)

Holiday Recipe Swap

Wow, it’s been a busy month!

I’m linking up with TBA’s Holiday Recipe Swap. This is one of my favorites and always requested when we’re having a potluck. I hope you enjoy it:)

Corn Casserole

1 can Whole Kernel Corn (white or yellow, your choice)
1 can Creamed Corn
1/2 to 1 box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (your preference for consistency) (I use one box)
1/3 cup Milk
1 Egg
1/2 stick Butter
1/2 cup Sugar

Drain Whole Kernel Corn. Mix everything together in large bowl. Pour into 8×8 pan, pie plate or small casserole dish. Bake about 45 minutes at 350 degrees until firm and golden brown. Can be doubled or tripled. If you use a deeper dish you will need to add to the cooking time.

Check out the other wonderful holiday recipes at TBA, and link up too!

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Happy Holidays,

Dee:)


Let the Sunshine In…

I’ve Received the:

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

1. Thank the person who gave this award and write a post about it.
2. Answer the following questions below.
3. And pass the award to 10~12 fabulous bloggers, link their blogs and let them know you awarded them.

1.  Thanks so much to Janine at Faithful In First for awarding me the Sunshine Award!  It really means a lot:)

2. My answers to the questions:

Favorite color?  Purple

Favorite animal? Frog

Favorite number? 3

Favorite drink? Sweet tea with lemon

Facebook or Twitter? Facebook

Your passion? Books!

Giving or getting presents? Most definitely giving presents!

Favorite day? St. Patrick’s Day

 

3.  These are some of the blogs who have provided me with hours of browsing for ideas and a gold mine of resources.

1.  Lisa at Lisa’s Kinderland

2.  Pam at Can Do Kinders

3.  April at Chalk Talk

4.  Caitlin at Kindergarten Smiles

5.  Mel D at Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations

6.  Mrs. Williamson at Welcome to Room 36

7.  Ashley at Me & Marie Learning

8.  Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies

9. Shannon at Kindergarten Hoppenings

10. Kathryn at Kindergarten–Kindergarten

Under the Sea

Ok, I admit it. I’ve been on an ocean theme kick lately, guess I’m trying to hold on to the last bit of summer before school starts:)

Here are some ocean themed Freebies my K team or I created, enjoy!

I used this flow map activity with my students at the end of last year when we watched Finding Nemo. We were working on comprehension skills;)

These mini-books were created as an extension activity for the book, In the Big Blue Sea by Chyng Feng Sun. It is part of the HM Reading program for theme 2, which focuses on color words. You do not have to read the book in order to use these mini-books, they are for practicing color words. But if you can find the book, the kids will have a lot of fun with it. There are three levels for differentiated groups.

Click the title to download mini-books:

In the Big Blue Sea -Low

In the Big Blue Sea -Middle

In the Big Blue Sea -High

Here’s a sentence practice activity:

I have a free download in my shop at TEACHERS NOTEBOOK. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this site, take a look. There are some great educational resources there from many talented educators. Don’t forget to check out all the freebies.

My Ocean Friends Alphabet Freebie

I have some other resources, including ocean themed at TEACHERS NOTEBOOK and TpT, thanks for looking:)

Take a moment to follow my blog, and ‘like’ my Facebook page. Leave a comment and I’ll add your blog to “My Favorite Blogs” links.

Dee:)

I Scream, You Scream…

What would summer be, or any time of year for that matter, without ice cream! July is National Ice Cream Month, designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in July.

How will you be celebrating?

I made this calendar set to enjoy one of my favorite treats all year long.

click on the image to download the calendar set

Ever wonder just how your favorite ice cream is made? Check out this article on How Things Work to find out:

Are you traveling this summer? Be sure to stop by one of these famous ice cream factories for a tour, and maybe a sample too!


Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Make your own ice cream in a bag; chemistry has never been this fun or yummy!

Here are some of my favorite books about ice cream:

So what is your favorite flavor?