Line Up!

I just wanted to share an easy idea that I do in my classroom for lining up students.  I use a cutout with each student's name on it and adhere it to the floor using Contact paper (actually the Dollar Store version).  I use Contact paper because it sticks to the floor, but peels off SO easy and doesn't leave any residue behind. 

This is a pic from my classroom last year, when I had an ocean theme.  This year I'll be doing a Zoo theme so I'll show pics of that when I start setting up my room next week.

I have 2 lines of fish because I teach morning and afternoon classes, so I differentiate the fish for each class.  You may also be wondering how I do a line leader, door holder, or caboose.  Well, I just have my line leader come up to the front and lead.  Same with the door holder.  The person whose fish is in front just becomes 3rd in line.  It works great!  No wondering where to stand or racing to the front.  It works really well with my pre-k students because it also helps establish a routine and predictability with them is key!  :)

Get Random!

I was just looking through my pics that I've taken and haven't posted yet to my blog.  Here's a few of them...a bit random, but hopefully you'll find the ideas useful for your classroom!
 
 Here's one of the Valentine's Day activities that my students made for their parents.  I had them tear up construction paper and glue it inside of a heart.  

 We did a unit about penguins and one of the books we read was Tacky the Penguin.  They made a colorful penguin and dressed him in a tacky shirt to go with the story.


Here's a red-eyed tree frog that we made when we did our Rainforest unit.  First, we read If I Ran the Rain Forest: All About Tropical Rain Forests (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) and then we made this cute little frog.
 
More randomness to come as I keep going through my pics!  Have a great day!
 
Love,
Kristin  :) 

New items!

So, if you haven't heard yet...I'm now giving 50% off of ALL of my items for the first 48 hours that they are listed!  What!!??!!  Yep, that's right!  I'm a huge fan of deals, so I wanted to pass my love of deals along to you!  Here's two new ones that I've listed today, which means you've got 48 hours to get them at 50% off!  Click the cover to get yours! 

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Camping-Fun-Name-Tag-Labels-1351081


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Space-Theme-Table-Numbers-1351110

These are both parts of classroom themes I've been working and adding to my store.  The themes I've got so far are:  Zoo, Pirates, Camping, Space, and some Farm.  What else would you like to see?

Love,
Kristin  :)

Facebook

Good Morning!  Have you visited my Facebook page lately?  I'm having a Facebook giveaway!  YOU get to choose which item I will give away!  If you haven't visited, please stop by!  Have a great day!  www.facebook.com/TheTeachingZoo

Love,
Kristin

Crayon Box Tip

 
With Back to school quickly approaching (sorry for bringing that up!)  I wanted to share what I do in my classroom with my crayon boxes.  I use Velcro to put the nametags on.  This way I can reuse the crayon boxes year after year (or until they break or become too yucky!).  It may seem like such a simple idea, but I definitely struggled with what to do at first.  I thought of tape or just putting the name plates on the table (it's pre-k so we use tables, not desks).  Then, like magic it came to me...lol.
Hope this tip helps you out!  Oh, and please excuse my unmanicured nails!
 
 
Love,
Kristin
 
 



Zoo Animals Theme MEGA Learning Pack

I'm so excited about my newest pack!  It's a Zoo Animal theme pack that is 189 pages of math and literacy fun!  I am soooo excited about using it with my new class this year.  It's finally complete.  I only had bits and pieces of what is there now to use with my class last year.   It was by far one of my favorite units to teach, so I revamped my unit and am now excited to share it with all of you!  If you missed my post about Zz is for Zoo, check it out here.  You know there will be a very detailed blog post when I teach it again this upcoming year!  For now, here's a preview pic of some of what is included in the pack.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Zoo-Animals-Theme-MEGA-Learning-Pack-1343518
 
It will be 50% off for the first 48 hours that it is posted, then it will go to regular price.  Don't miss your chance to save!!  You can click the image to go to my TpT site and get your copy.  :)

Christmas in July!

Hope you're having a great weekend.  I'm having a Christmas in July SALE in my TpT store!  Everything is 20% off!  Stop by and get your wishlisted items on sale while it lasts!!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Teaching-Zoo

Enjoy!

Love,
Kristin