Friday, August 28, 2015

SPACE THEME CLASSROOM

Welcome to my SPACE Theme Classroom!



 Check out our workspace
 
 Binder clips with students names for mailboxes
Each year I print out labels with each students name to make it easy to label anything I may need throughout the year, including: mailboxes, binders, folders, name tags, etc.
 
 Astronaut JOB Chart and Flow of the Day
Find the Schedule cards HERE 
 

 I use these great folder hangers to hold my student portfolios.  These are perfect to quickly file items I would like to keep for each students.  When it is time for conferences, I can quickly pull out each students folder to show to the parents.
 Mission Control
 
 Space theme calendar numbers can be found HERE
 












Tuesday, August 18, 2015

TPT ONE DAY SALE!

Check Out the TPT ONE DAY SALE!  
My entire store is 20% OFF!  
Get ready for back to school!

 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Circus Theme Classroom

A few years ago I created a Circus Themed Third Grade classroom!  Here are some pictures !

Ticket Jar

Good Things are Popping Up bulletin board

Classroom door
Step Right Up to 3rdGrade Under the Big Top



 Keep your eye on the prize behavior board

 Juggling Jobs


 Taco Talk-o-meter

 Circus people with each students name

 Poet Tree



 Circus Train and Circus Animals



Digging Deep Into Science

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The FUN of a Themed Classroom!

Hello All!

I wanted to discuss the fun of having a theme in your classroom.  I teach kindergarten currently, but I have also taught Third grade and K-2 LLD.  Each year I have created a NEW theme in my classroom.  YES NEW!

My students always love coming into a themed classroom.  It turns a boring classroom into an interesting place to learn and play!  Having a theme in the classroom makes the room more cohesive and exciting!  It also keeps things new and interesting for me! I love making new things and getting excited about what items I can find to go with my theme!

I have used several different themes over the past few years including:


  • Rainforest
  • Jungle
  • Beach
  • Circus
  • Western

and this year I will be doing a SPACE THEME!

I have some previous posts on my rainforest, jungle, and beach themed classrooms.

This year in my SPACE classroom I will be using some items I made.


I will be making each student into an astronaut for my WELCOME board.



I had 2 great finds at Christmas Tree Shop!  

I bought 4 paper lanterns @ $1 each (red,blue, green, yellow)  These will be hung over each table to label it.  I will post pictures once I am able to finish up my classroom.

I also found this awesome rocket ship tent!





It's a tent but I know 24 kindergarteners would not be able to share this rocket ship, so I hung it up over our reading area. It's the READING ROCKET!


I will post more pictures of everything once I am done!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I am a PUBLISHED AUTHOR!

Hello Friends! I am a kindergarten teacher in NJ that recently published a book! Please check it out and consider purchasing it for your children or your class!

"This is an interactive story about a girl named Jacqualena. Jacqualena's father owns a pizzeria, and she shows you step by step how to make a pizza pie. The story teaches elements of time, step by step directions, and has an interactive component where children must think, count, and find. "

My book is now available on Amazon!! http://www.amazon.com/dp/1514792788
PLEASE check it out and write a REVIEW!  

I have also held four pizza making activities within my school community, using my book as a starter for the lesson.  I will be making worksheets and activities to go along with my book in the future.  


I am beyond excited about actually writing and illustrating my own book! 

Take a look at some pages inside the book:
 





SHARE SHARE SHARE the link with anyone that may be interested!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

KinderKuties Sale

Check out my TPT store. All items are on sale today only!! Use code: BTS15 for additional saving!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

I Am So Excited to Announce that I Am a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! :)

I am so excited to announce that I am a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! :)  

I created my book in college and now had the time and energy to re-create it, make it better, and re-illustrate all of the picture to make an awesome book!

My father owns a pizzeria, and every year I read my story Jacqualena's pizzeria to my Kindergarten class!  The story an interactive story about a girl named Jacqualena. Jacqualena's father owns a pizzeria, and she shows you step by step how to make a pizza pie. The story teaches elements of time, step by step directions, and has an interactive component where children must think, count, and find.

After reading the story, I invite my father in to help each student make their own pizza pies to bring home! It is always a fun filled day!

Here is the link to the news article: Pizza Making News Article


Now the exciting part!  

My book is currently on sale at Create Space!! In the next few days it will be on SALE on AMAZON!

 I am beyond thrilled, excited, and proud of my work!  Please check it out and share with any of your friends that may be interested!!  Below are some Pages you will find inside the book!!!