Saturday, April 19, 2014

*New Products & New Freebies*

I have been very busy with my Teachers Pay Teachers store, breaking apart bundled products into smaller products that are posted in my store.  I was excited to finally complete this task, and cross it off my to-do list.  It also provides you all an awesome opportunity to purchase these new products for a smaller price :)

The first product I broke apart was my full year of kindergarten homework.  It is now broken up into four quarters of homework and is still available in the whole year bundle at a discounted rate.

The whole product can be found here: Homework for ALL of Kindergarten

Each quarter of homework can also be purchased in my Creating Teaching Inspiring TpT Store:

The next product I broke apart was my Kindergarten Writing Station,  This product is broken into seasonal writing stations for your writing block, indepdendent writing station, morning work, or early finishers bin!

The whole product can be found here: Kindergarten Writing Station.  The whole product includes Trace, Cut&Paste, Write and Draw activities on each page.  This bundled station includes all four seasons.  I split the bundled product into each season; they can each be found here:

The last product that I have most recently broken apart is the Kinder: Bright Ideas Writing Center.  I have broken it into four different smaller products.  The bundled product includes How-To Writing, Opinion Writing, Informative Writing and Narrative Writing.

  Kinder: Bright Ideas in the bundle is always at a discounted rate!  The smaller products include:

The newest product I have created is: Kinder: Math Centers Quarter 4.  It is a center that includes:  5 Piece puzzles numbers 5-20, a decomposing center, an I have, Who has addition game, Subtraction worksheets that can be used as math centers, morning brain wake up, ticket out the door, or morning work and Measuring around the room. 

Now that some of my bundled products are separated, I have more products that are priced $5 and lower! Check out my store and become a follower for more new products and kindergarten updates!  My store also has a new *FREEBIE*!  It is a new "All Around the Room" Activity.  It's FREE, take a look!

I also have a new Facebook Fan Freebie!  Check out my Facebook page and grab a new freebie after liking my page!  Creating Teaching Inspiring Facebook Page

Monday, April 7, 2014

New Fan Freebie!!

Go to my facebook page, like it and grab the new fan freebie!
Creating Teaching Inspiring Facebook Page

This new fan freebie is about conflict resolution, perfect for any grade level!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Higher Level Thinking in Kindergarten...*Creativity*...Not Fluff!

This quarter we have focused on using higher level thinking and using the most of every minute of instruction because we had about 10 snow days.  We focused on CREATIVITY without so as much fluff!  Yes, I teach kindergarten, and YES we use higher level thinking.  We used Blooms Taxonomy ~Creation~ on the last day before we tracked out and the students developed their own posters to go along with mine that are all around the classroom.  After teaching word families, we began discussing blends and my students had practiced all week coming up with blends, spelling them, and using blends in sentences.

By Friday, I was confident they could make a poster with a partner on their own.  I had to give up the control, and give my students the responsibility.  They used their creative side, and applied the blends we had practiced to their posters.  After only a few mistakes, we got it!  The kids posters turned out so cute and I really think this helped them gain a deeper understanding of blends, and it was so much more fun for everyone compared to writing words on whiteboards!

I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and give the responsibility to the kids!  They love it and really thrive.  This allows the kids to show effort and ownership of a project!