Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Let's VOTE! Election Day 2016


Election Day is almost here and this is the PERFECT CLASSROOM VOTING KIT for your little learners!!!

This engaging, meaningful and fun unit has everything you need to teach your students about the election process.

Get it here on TPT: Let's Vote!!!

They will be given the opportunity to become real voters as they make a choice on which presidential candidate they want to elect.

This Classroom Voting Kit Includes:

1. Adorable Trump & Clinton Posters
2. Printable Ballots
3. I Voted Badges to wear after they vote
4. Election 2016 Graph (analyze data)
5. Presidential Poll Tally Chart
6. EVERYTHING you need to create an Election Bulletin Board OR Collection Data Chart
7. Printables: I know all about Clinton/Trump
8. Election 2016 Printable Mini Reader/Book
9. Printable: Book Cover and Writing Template “If I Were Class President”
10. Election Day 2016 Write the Room

This is exactly what you need FRIENDS!!!!!
My kids LOVED when I did this uno in 2012 and I know they will love the 2016 unit too!!!

Get my unit HERE: Let's Vote!

I set Up a Cute Election Station in my room.
First, I made a cute bulletin board and voting station using all the posters.
Then, I made a cute cox and used space boards to create voting booths.
The kids voted two at a time.
After the kids voted, they received a badge.
So much FUN hah!!!

Scholastic has a great page called "Meet The Candidates" that
teaches kids the difference between the two candidates.

These two videos are great two:

Donald Trump for Kids:

Hilary Clinton for Kids:
Here are some great YOUTUBE videos about voting to enhance your kiddos learning!

Kids Can Vote for President

Charlie Brown President

School House Rocks Elections


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Homemade Playdough

I have used this play dough recipe for years.
Once you make homemade play dough, you will never want to
use store bough play dough again.
This play dough doesn't crumble as much  the all over the floor.

Enjoy the recipe below.

Get my Play Dough recipe HERE!!

You can also purchase my 
Pit Stop All In One Play Dough Mats HERE on TPT!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dr. Seuss Week is Coming Soon!!!!

I've updated my entire Dr. Seuss Unit. Due to copyright laws, the images have been changed.
But this pack is FULL of everything you need to have a 
SUPER Read Across America Week with our Favorite Author!!!
                                                     Dr. Seuss Inspired Unit! 
                     You can get it HERE on TPT.

                                                   Dr. Seuss Inspired Unit! 
                     You can get it HERE on TPT.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Martin Luther King Jr. Presentation

Are your kiddos ready to learn all about Martin Luther King Jr. this week?

I updated my entire MLK unit on TPT and the presentation is perfect for little learners!!

This presentation is over 60 pages and explains MLK's entire life in an easy, engaging and comprehensible way!

It is full of real images, photos, 10 video links using QR Codes, a mini quiz and 9 adorable writing papers!

It's perfect my friends!!!!
I hope your kiddos enjoy it as much as mine!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy New Year! 2016 Writing and Craft Ideas

Hello Friends!
It has been WAY. TOO. LONG. since I have blogged on my little Kinderworld blog! 
I miss everyone!!
I am ready to make SOME EXCITING CHANGES this new year!
I want this blog to get a little "face lift" and I promise to take better care of her.
I am going to show up more and get her all FIT and BEAUTIFUL for 2016.

To get started, I wanted to share my 2016 New Years Creativity and Activities Unit on TPT!
It's so ADORABLE and the focus is

My kiddos love technology and this is a fun way to get the New Year started!
This order includes an adorable New Year's CRAFTIVITY and WRITING ACTIVITIES.
Included: templates to create the New Years craftivity!!!
You can use the writing templates for the craftivity and create a booklet or just use one paper.

The writing templates are on I-PADS and I-PODS. So cute!
-3 templates on ipods 
(the i-pods come in different sizes for the optional craft project: holding the i-pod in hand)
-6 templates on i-pads 
"Game On in 2016" and "Tweeting in the New Year!"
2 of the papers give the students an opportunity to write New Year's Goals
The other 4 are fill in the blanks (i.e., I want to learn to.....I want to get better at..., biggest lesson I learned...favorites...etc).

The templates below show 2015 but
 they have all been revised to 2016.

This is a new and fun way to kick off the 
New Year! 
Get this GREAT Unit HERE!!!
I hope you have a wonderful year!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

ABC Practice Pages

When does school start for you??? I go back in 2 weeks! For the first month in Kinderworld, we do a quick review of all  the letters A-Z. When I start the Daily 5, we focus on 1-2 letters a week.
For Word Work during The Daily 5, I use the following 2 Packs:
1. My ABC Handout Book
2. ABC Practice Pages.

Both Packs can be used in several ways:

1.Use a page a day as morning work.

2.Create a journal and use it during small group instruction.

3.use the pages/journal during the DAILY 5 for Word Work.

4.Use the pages/journal as a literacy center.

5.Use it as ABC review in the beginning of the school year.

See examples below:

See examples below:

For more information on how I incorporate these pages in the classroom, read all about

Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer!!


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bulletin Boards

I have seen so many cute BULLETIN BOARDS! I must admit, as much as I love them, I have a really hard time finding time to change them weekly or monthly. 
A veteran teacher gave me the best advise when I first started teaching..."Work Smarter Not Harder."
So as much as I love creating adorable bulletin boards, I have saved time with simple ones.
In the beginning of the year, I created a giant area with fadeless blue paper and western border to match the Western theme in my room. I decided I would keep this paper up all year (again to save time) and just change the class work. Below are some of the bulletin boards I created in my class this year. 

 For the first week of school (August), I simply put up a Western WELCOME banner and poster. 
This banner is in my Western Theme Pack on TPT HERE.

 This is not the best photo but we learned about school rules and made "NO David" art (September).
We created a poster together of the school rules and put this up with the art.

  While learning about shapes, we created Shape Monsters (October). 
I put the Glyph Data we collected on the board too.
We also learned about our names and created rainbow name art.

For the 50th Day of School, we created 50th Day "greasers" and "poodle skirt girls" (November).
I put the poster with data we created together "Can You Blow A Bubble?" up as well as our
class book "Our 50th Day Lego Book". 

I forget to take a picture of my December board. We learned about Holidays Around the World and made adorable reindeers flying around the world. Next year I will remember to take a picture.

For New Years, we created adorable "Selfies" holding a giant i-Pod (January).
"Game On! We will play our BEST in 2015"

I love this project! 
We did a directed drawing of Martin Luther King with "I have a dream" writing with it (January). 
The poster is a picture of MLK with all the facts we learned about him while reading and researching about his life.

For the 100th Day, we created Grannie and Grandpa's..."What we will look like when we are 100 years old" (February). The portrait idea is from Deanna Jump's 100th Day unit on TPT.
We also created a class book "Look What We Can Build with 100th Legos."
We put 100 sprinkles on a cupcake, 100 toppings in a pizza and 100 gum-balls in a gum-ball machine.

For Valentine's Day, we created Splat The Cat art from the book "Love, Splat" (February).
 I forgot to take a picture but this was the art I put on the bulletin board.

While researching animals, the kids worked in groups to create posters about a specific animals (March). I simply put the posters on the bulletin board.

For Saint Patrick's Day, we made these lucky little Leprechauns (March). Again, I forgot to take a picture, but this was the art project that was used.

In April, we learned all about plants. These adorable flowers actually flip up and have plant facts underneath. Open House was in April at our school, so this was a perfect bulletin board...
"Come See How Much We've Grown!"

In May, we learned all about opinions and facts. I got this AMAZING and cute idea from
Oceans of First Grade Fun HERE.
She actually has these printables for FREE on her blog too!!!
I made the images of the animals on the poster.