Sunday, September 25, 2011

Catching Up in Google Reader

As I am sitting her stuck in bed with a cold. Yeah I know it sucks! I thought I would catch up on my google reader items. I can get Google Reader on my phone but sometimes I need to use the computer so I can download items and look at all the wonderful activities up close. I LOVE Google Reader because it allows me to star items that I find that I can view over and over again. Especially if I don't want to miss out on the great things it tells me.

I found a HUGE giveaway from The Moffatt Girls. If you have never been to her blog, check it out. She is giving away her Ready2Read Units 1-8!!! I grabbed some of her color by number sight words that are in her units but I really want to win all her units.:) Each unit is sold separately over at her Teacher's Notebook page but just imagine if you could win all the units and you wouldn't have to pay for them! Giveaway ends October 2nd. Good luck!

Sunny Days in Second Grade is having a Dollar Tree: To You, From Me Giveaway which ends 9/30.

I also noticed that Johnny Appleseed's birthday is this week and while we are not officially studying apples I am going to try to fit it in. Of course you could do all kinds of things with apples but on top of all that we have to teach this week I think I will only do a little. I found from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten a FREE (Yup you read right) ABC activity. As we just finished assessing our students on their letters I know how much more practice my students need in recognizing the upper and lower case letters. I can't wait to print out the activity and let me kids have at it. And with our upcoming PALS testing in October, I would love for my kids to have as much practice as they can. And if you have never been to Mrs. Wills's blog you need to go! She offers up wonderful ideas that you can share with your students at any time. If you want to add some "spice" to your lesson plans, head on over to Mrs. Wills's blog. 

Mrs. Patton shared her post about her magnetic word wall.  I went back and forth about my word wall this year as last year it was non-existent. And I wanted to make sure I used my word wall a lot more this year. Over the summer I found some things on word wall detectives; about how students could read the room for word wall words or any word but to just get them recognizing and writing. Today I found Mrs. Patton's FREE word wall words for kindergarten and first grade.

I also found on Live, Love, Laugh Everyday in Kindergarten her October Read the Room. And I am actually motivated to try this because it seems simple enough and easy enough that even I could do it. All I need are different color pumpkins and leaves, which this reviews with my students the color words and has them looking and writing the words to match. Exciting! And I just got her new post all about ABC books and check out the FREEBIES!

Little Miss Kindergarten is having a Goodbye to Summer sale over at her TpT store. Head on over there and check her out.:)

And so show that I love shopping... Kinderpond gave a shout out to Just Love Teaching's ETSY store. So I headed on over and just fell in LOVE with the cute aprons. I so want one! But I have to think what would I really use the 6-pocket apron for and would I really use all the pockets? I like the Leap into Learning apron, it matches our classroom theme of Frogs and Monkeys. I have to slow down on my spending since I did purchase myself a kindergarten binder from and I've been shopping on Tpt and Teacher's Notebook. But I do love this apron. And maybe it will help me when I walk madly around my room looking for where I put my SHARPIE, when I know I just had it. I know you guys get moments like that too.

And here is another FREEBIE to close out my post. Miss Kindergarten has posted her pumpkin math center.

I am so excited about October. All the wonderful things I have been finding on my Google Reader from all the bloggers I subscribe to. Thank you all so much for all your posts and ideas. I now need to go out and get me more printer ink and cardstock to make sure I print up all that I've found.:) Enjoy!


  1. Oh the apron is a MUST! I haven't misplaced my phone once since I had it. Before, if I didn't have pockets, I'd just leave it somewhere- I needed a personal assistant to find it!

    I use my phone all of the time- well the apps on it, I don't just sit there and text. lol I do post to my blog when a child says something I know I'll forget. I use the timer the most I think.

    Jennifer :)

    Thanks for the shout-out!

  2. Desiree,
    Thank you so much for the shout out about the giveaway! Also, I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to share your sweet comment on my blog! It really made my day:)