Sunday, May 20, 2012

Everything Graduation and Awards PK-2 Linky Party

Chrissy, over at Adventures in Second Grade ,and I have teamed up to host a linky party! 

It's that time of year when we're all winding down, getting our rooms packed up and....graduation!  Which led me to think....I know how we have traditionally done graduation, but this year, each classroom is playing host to the parents and students.  Soooo....I have to wonder, what do YOU do for graduation/awards ceremony?

In Kindergarten, I have shown a slide show of pictures of the year and given out their graduation certificates, as well as the traditional school awards...perfect attendance, Star Student, Citizenship, etc. We've also always done this as a grade level.  This year, it's just me!  Help!

So, please link up and tell us how you celebrate the end of the year with your students and parents! 
1.  Grab the graphic above 
2.  Link back to this post
3.  Be sure to link up below!

Oh, and as a BIG thank you, and a special treat (because don't we need it this time of year???), 3 lucky winners will receive one of the following below:

A $10 gift certificate to TpT

My Zoo Animal Math Pack

A Life Cycles pack from Adventures in Second Grade that includes her SCOOT game as well as her pack "Life Cycles:  From a Plant's Point of View" which includes several activities K-2 to use when studying this unit including foldables, a powerpoint, internet links, and more!

So, how to win?  For each item below, you get one entry. 

1.  Follow my blog, as well as Adventures in Second Grade
2.  Follow my TpT store
3.  Follow Adventures in Second Grade TpT store
4.  Leave a comment below stating you've done all these things!

Super easy, right? Please be sure to scroll below for the link-up!

I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone celebrates this end-of-year rite!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


This has been a long week and it is only Thursday!  Why has it been long?  Well, we are going to the zoo tomorrow!  I am so excited was so excited.  However, after hearing, when are we going to the zoo? 500 times in the past 2 days, I am already worn out.  We have talked about zoo animals and sorted animals that are pets, zoo and farm animals.  We have made animals.  We have read billions of books about the zoo.  I really feel like I have already been.  However, I really want you to see our shirts that we made.

New SCOOT game on TPT.  I just put my new SCOOT: SUPER PATTERNS game on TPT, please check  it out.  :)


Sunday, May 6, 2012


Everything in my TPT store is 20% off through May 8th!

This week we will be "zoo looking" all week.  I love the zoo and I hope my kids will too!  There are so many ways that you can review math while working on a zoo theme.  I just put a package of 6 math centers on TPT.  The theme is all ZOO.  The objectives covered are patterns, graphing, numbers before and after, tallies, time and fun inequalities.  Your students will help the zoo keeper count all of the animals, in the zoo, and graph them.  They will also see what is on the hippo's schedule for the day.  Here is a sneak peak!  Don't forget to use the TPT code (TAD12) from now until May 8th to get an extra 10% off!

Make sure you check out my TPT store and grab this great math package before the sale is over!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


This week in math we are learning about ordinal numbers.  When I asked if anyone knew what ordinal numbers were, they looked at me like deer in headlights.  I then drew a racetrack on the board and I introduced it with race cars.  They boys thought ordinals were going to be great. 
I came up with some centers this weekend and made a response sheet to go with each one.  You can find all of these in my TPT store.  Here are some pics of my kinders working together in groups that couldn't get along.
Please check out my store!
Super Hero Ordinals

Creative Kitten Ordinals

Backyard Critters Ordinals

Look Who's Hooting Ordinals