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3 May

The dollar stores have out all of their summer fun treats; like, BEACH BALLS! Here are a few ideas of ways to use those beach balls. 1.) Write out the numbers on the top and bottom sections. Throw the ball gently to a child and they have to add the numbers where there thumbs are. 2.) Another game is to sit in a circle and count to a specific number. Whoever says that number has to go to the center of the circle. Keep going till there are two left. Everyone yells showdown and they play till we we have a winner . I have done this with... 

10 Apr

Before you know it the End of The School Year will be here. I have a good idea for a Teacher Appreciation gift that I wanted to share with you and offer as a contest too! A must read book on my list is Have You Filled a Bucket Today. Through simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heartwarming book encourages positive behavior as children see how rewarding it is to express daily kindness, appreciation, and love. This book explains to children that we all carry an invisible bucket in which we keep our feelings about ourselves. When... 

29 Mar

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs has always been on my top ten of favorite Children’s books. I used it in the classroom often around this time of year. It became a big part of my weather units. My son and daughter have been asking to have this read to them daily for the past few days. Fun to see them both (age differences in all) enjoying a story together. I was so excited when I found out that this book was going to be made into a movie. The last time I got this excited about a movie was when I found out that The Polar Express was... 

8 Mar

ST. Pat’s Day Fun - Ahhhh, make St. Pat’s day truly magical for your kids, Forever Flamingo has such a cute idea. - Go on a Lucky Gold Hunt with your kids. - Check out his cute book! Around The House -I like this chore idea at Play, Explore, and Learn. I need to someday set up something formal like this for my kiddos. Fun Learning -Storytime and More posted some Dr. Seuss printables that your kids may enjoy! -Ooooohhhh, my addiction to Starbucks may come in handy. Check out this great idea for paint holders. -I am really... 

24 Feb

February is Dental Health Month. I thought I would highlight some favorite activities… My ToothpasteGot my toothpaste, got my brush,I won’t hurry, I won’t rush.Making sure my teeth are clean,Front and back and in between.When I brush for quite a while,I will have a happy smile! Tons of ideas at Teaching Heart Read Andrew’s Loose Tooth The popular storyteller and author of “Love You Forever” shares another funny family tale. Not even the Tooth Fairy can help pull Andrew’s loose tooth. But his... 

21 Jan

Pittsburgh is going to the Superbowl again! I spent the majority of my life in the great town of Pittsburgh. Moved here in 1980. Moved away from 1998 till 2003. Love the town and convinced my Vermont raised hubby to live here FORever… My family (especially my bro) are huge Steelers fans. I never totally caught the fever. You can find me shopping when the game is one (because the stores are empty in this area when a Stillers game is on). I love the Penguins though and enjoy watching Hockey. Football, don’t get it and really don’t... 

6 Oct
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You have probably read, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly to your kiddos. If you enjoyed that book, you will love this one and so will your kids. I created ideas to go along with There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed some Snow and thought I would do the same for There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat. Below you will find some of my ideas of how to use this in your classroom (Prek-2). You will also find many free printables I created to match this fun story. To order this book from Amazon, click here! Here you will find story pieces... 

28 Sep

Witch Brew Dice Game You Need: 2-4 players 1 dice per gameEach player needs to cut-out their playing pieces -Click to download playing pieces!Key – Click to downloadPot set in the center of players. Players take turns rolling dice. They add 1 item into the pot based on the key. The person to fill the pot with their pieces first is the winner. Graphing SpooksHere is a graphing activity center. Which halloween character is your favorite Spook? There are two printables to match this activity. To learn how these graphs work, please visit: http://www.teachingheart.net/graphing1.htmlClick... 

22 Sep

My son came home from school today so excited to tell me that summer was over and today was the first day of Fall. I looked at the calendar and confirmed that it was the first day of Fall. Fall is my favorite season. When I taught, summer was my favorite season simply because teachers get a few weeks off from teaching in the summer! Now that I am working all year round, Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors and the feeling in the air. I love pumpkins, mums, apples, and hayrides! I like layering clothing… However, the only... 

17 Sep

Recently Lisa Himle the author of Hands as Warm as Toast sent me a copy of her book to review. Hands as Warm as Toast is a heartwarming story that any kindergarten teacher, parent, or student can make a connection to. According to Ms. Himle this is a true, yet slightly embellished story about an event that happened when she was a Kindergarten teacher. The teacher is Ms. Himle’s book is Miss Darling. Everyone knows a kindergarten teacher that seems to have a magic touch with young children. Miss Darling is one of those kindergarten teachers... 

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