Wednesday, July 22, 2015

All About The Kinder Teacher

Today I am linking up with the ladies from Kinder Tribe to share all about this Kinder Teacher.

Here are a few fun facts you may not know about me.

This is going to be my 10th year teaching! I have taught both Kindergarten and 1st grade. I think it is fun to mix it up!!! I am also a Special Education Teacher so I get to work with students with and without disabilities. I wouldn't want it any other way.

Coffee and Pinterest. Need I say more??? 

I may or may not have an OBSESSION with Sharpies. I love them in all colors and sizes. Did you know they make Sharpie Oil Paint pens??? These are the best for Christmas Ornaments.

I LOVE Snowman at Night, Snowman at Christmas, Snowman at Play Snowman At Work, and Snowman All Year. The illustrations are amazing and the kids LOVE writing about it.

Have you visited Tara's blog Little Minds at Work??? Amazing. Talk about a talented teacher!!!! I have learned so much from her.


I LOVE Kindergarten because it is the perfect balance between play and work. We are teaching them all of the basics from how to cut to how to share. It is amazing!!! Plus, you get to teach them HOW TO READ!!!! Seriously how cool is it to day that??? And, I really love the crafts.

Be sure to stop by Kinder Tribe and link up so I can read all about you!

Kinder Tribe 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Stamp Books

Oh, my. 
Summer is flying by!
 I have really enjoyed spending time with my family this summer. With school just around the corner, it is time for me to start thinking about the new school year. 

Do you use stamps in your classroom? My class LOVES stamps. My students always stay engaged when stamps are involved. I created these Interactive Stamp Books as a fun way to learn Beginning Sounds and Sight Words.
The Beginning Sounds Stamp Book each have 6-8 different pictures per book. 

The Sight Word Stamp Books have all of the Pre-Primer and Primer Sight Word.

The books are fairly simple to assemble. Print off the letters or sight words that you want to use. Cut into three.Then, staple into three separate books.

To differentiate the sight word books, you can use different color covers.

There are different ways to use the Sight Word Books. You can make one book with the same word to practice everyday. This is great when introducing students to new words.

Or, you can put several words in the same book. This works best when students have been exposed to a word and just need additional practice.

 This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive compensation if you make a purchase using my link.
I bought this stamp set off of Amazon. I picked it because the stamps are larger and it does not have the typewriter style lowercase a. I know kids need to learn the typewriter a, but it can be confusing at the beginning of the year for students who have to not been exposed to it before.

To Purchase this stamp set, click below.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Alphabet Stamp Set