Markdown Monday Linky Party! (December 28th to January 1st)

I am excited to say that I just uploaded a new 2D Shapes unit to my TPT STORE! To celebrate its launch, I am offering it at 50% off its regular price from now until January 1st. To get the word out, I am linking up to Kelly and Kim’s Kindergarten Kreations MARKDOWN MONDAY linky party:

Mark Down Monday

Get my 2D Shapes Unit HERE:


50% off through Jan 1st!

Sorry, this sale is now over!! Come back to my page to see more sales!

Each shape has its own practice/assessment page:


Fun worksheets!


Craftivities that promote your students’ creativity as well as shape recognition!



So come on over and check out the package!

And I wish all of you a Happy New Year and hope the best for you in 2016!!


A Glimpse at My Day

Today I went over counting strategies with my kiddies. While learning addition facts for each number of the week (we’re at number 7), I noticed the kids were struggling with keeping track of their counting pieces. So I sat them down with a pair of big dice and some Santa and penguin mini-erasers and we reviewed different counting strategies like: point,  scoot, fill (into a container/hand, or scoop as one kid called it), ten frame, and lose (take from a container…one student asked if this was subtraction! Way to go!). Here’s a pix (the ice bag is not part of the activity, ha, ha)…


Tomorrow, we will try out the new FREEBIE that I created…CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES CVC UNSCRAMBLE.


I found these cute mini takeout containers at The Christmas Tree Shop (love, love that place!), numbered them, then popped the letters for each word inside the box. You can also use paper bags, envelopes or Christmas cards, to name a few.

Download this activity by clicking on the image: