Grab-N-Go Boxes

3.19.18

Happy First Day of Spring! I’m so excited to finally share a blog post about my grab-n-go boxes! These are perfect for small group stations, intervention groups, literacy and math stations or early finishers. There are so many ways they can be used!

Each set of grab-n-go boxes have 6 centers (some may have 7) included in each the literacy and math sets. I have included worksheets to use for each activity that can be laminated to be reused or you can have students use a recording sheet to turn in. These are completely optional and don’t need to be used at all.

Take a look at my Spring Edition Grab-N-Go Boxes below!

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Here are the 6 Spring Literacy and Math activities. There are 7 available in the Spring Math Edition! Check below for a detailed look at several of the activities.

Butterfly Beginning: Students will cover the butterflies that have the same beginning sounds as the letter on the caterpillar.

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Crunchy Carrot Words: Students will stretch out the picture on the bunny and use the carrot letters to make the word.

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Rainy Day Digraphs: There are two mats for each digraph; beginning digraphs and ending digraphs. Students will place the rain drops on the mat with the correct digraph sound.

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A Garden of Graphs: There are tally tables and count and color graphs (bar graphs) included.

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Coin Counting Caterpillars: This activity includes counting pennies using the inch worm to find the total.CoinCat

Carrot Counting Craze: Students will count the carrots and find the matching number.CarCouM

All of these activities do include worksheets that are optional for students. It’s your choice if you want to use them or not. They can even be laminated and reused over and over too!

I hope you found this post full of information and ideas of what my grab-n-go boxes include and look like. Thanks so much for stopping by to check them out!

If you are interesting in purchasing these or any other ones I have created check out my TeachersPayTeachers account at Little Kinder Love.

Much love,

ALi

February Fine Motor Tubs

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Happy SUPER BOWL Sunday!! I’ve had such great feedback on my Fine Motor Tubs and wanted to share with you my newest February Fine Motor pack activities. These are great for students to practice their fine motor skills.

As a Kindergarten teacher, I always try to think of ways to improve their fine motor skills and that’s when my Fine Motor Tubs were born. I’ve tried to change up this half of the year with a few changes in materials used. This way it keeps engaging kids and challenging them in any way possible!

Here are a few of the activities included in my February Fine Motor Tub pack AND tonight only these are marked down to $5!! Check them out before the deal goes away!

Count On Groundhog: Students will use tweezers to count on and write the number.

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A Spin on Lasting Love: Students will spin the spinner and build the picture using pattern blocks.

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Sprinkles with Love: This is a version of a salt box but sprinkles are used. Students will count the chocolates and write the number in the sprinkles.

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Loose Tooth Teens: Students will follow the positions on the card and place a tile in it’s given place to create a teen number, then write it.

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These are just a few examples of what you will find inside my February Fine Motor Tub pack. And don’t forget it’s only marked down to $5 tonight for the SUPER BOWL!! If you’d like to check it out click the link: February Fine Motor Tubs

If you want to see more, check out my instagram account @littlekinderlove for previews of other Fine Motor Tubs that I have created:)

Thanks for stopping by!

ALi

Fine Motor Tubs

1.5.18

I’ve been wanting to share my Fine Motor Tubs with you all and decided a blog post would be best to explain! I began creating these this Summer when I realized my students needed extra practice with fine motor skills. Each month I got more and more excited and decided to continue them through the year. So far I have September-January completed and currently I am working on February..yay!

There are the same fine motor skills from September-December which include clothespins, popsicle sticks, snap cubes, color links, writing, scissors, stickers, beading/lacing, play dough, and tweezers. Here are some activities from my October Fine Motor Tubs.

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My newest pack in January I have switched some of the tubs with different skills. These tubs include clothespins, popsicle sticks, snap cubes, color links, writing, pattern blocks, salt box, beading, play dough, and tweezers. Below you will find several pictures of the activities!

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The salt box is always a fun activity but it helps them with letter formation and a tactile way to do it. The pattern blocks are a fun way to engage in visual discrimination and manipulating the blocks.

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These two are a great way to get kids using their fine motor skills in their fingers! The clothespin activities and beading take some extra practice. The clothespins should be tied together with white yarn and the sight word beads would have white pipe cleaners to string on.

These are just a few examples of how my fine motor tubs work. All tubs have picture direction cards for students to use in case they forget what to do. The plastic containers are from Target and they were found during back to school time. You can get them online at Target and they are called Sterilite Pencil Box-Clear. They are 1.99 each.

I hope you find these activities exciting and engaging for your little ones too! I know my kiddos have loved them this year and have been very successful as they arrive.

Thanks again for stopping by! If you have any questions about my Fine Motor Tubs please email me at littlekinderlove@gmail.com I’d be more than happy to answer any of your questions:)

ALi

Happy Organizing

12.31.17

I can’t believe it’s almost 2018! This year has gone way to fast. I’m stopping by to show you how I plan to get organized this New Year!

Each year I love the thought of having a planner and use it for a couple weeks and then it get put aside and never used. This year my goal is to get SUPER organized and use it all year to prep and prepare for my newest addition in April and prep for the year with school and personal goals.

I was interested in the Create Planners from Michael’s but had already purchased one from TJ Maxx that I really like the lay out for..I was getting discouraged because the Michael’s planners can easily be added to and I didn’t *think* mine could be since it was a metal bound but..

TA-DA!! Introducing the We R Memory Keepers Punch Board!!! (see picture below)

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The punch board kit comes with several different punchers that you place in the hole punch board and you can create your own slide in pages! It was at Michael’s for $39.99, but I used a 50% coupon and paid $20 for it. It does take some trial and error which I recommend using a practice paper for. But it’s a very easy machine to use and can be used for many years and different planner types.

One of my goals is to blog more which is why I created a blog post idea sheet. This will help me collect my thoughts and create a timeline of when to post about them. These sheets were laminated and then I used my punch board (it punched right through the laminating sheets!!) to punch them before placing in my planner.

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Once I finished punching the holes, I placed them at the front of my planner where I can easily access them each day. Below is a picture of my planner and how I placed the sheets into the front of my planner.

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I hope this gives you inspiration to get organized this New Year! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at littlekinderlove@gmail.com!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Organizing!

ALi

 

 

Math Interactive Notebook

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Happy Sunday! A couple days ago I posted my Math Interactive Notebook: Unit 1-Numbers 1-10 pack. I decided to create interactive printables that were all on one page and perfect size to fit a composition notebook. Most things I’ve used in the past were a lot of work to prepare as I had to shrink down the notebook pages and be interrupted often because students forgot what to do.

Well..not any more! Why you ask? I have created one page activities that include the interactive pieces and….PICTURE DIRECTIONS!

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Each activity includes picture directions at the top of the activity as well as picture cards to hang in your math notebook center area. (See Above Photo) These can easily be placed on a bulletin board or wall.

It’s a great idea to go over each picture with students when introducing Interactive Notebooks. Then later they can use them as a reference if they forget what to do.

Here is a quick look at the activity page. Notice at the top you see the picture directions for students.Apples

All activity pages are on one page including the pieces you need. These are the perfect size for composition notebooks and spiral notebooks. All you have to do is print and go!

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I hope you find these activities easy and fun for your kiddos too! I plan to make many more units to come, keep an eye out for more coming soon.

If you’d like to check these out you can find them at my TeachersPayTeachers store: Little Kinder Love. All you have to do is click the link below and it will take you there.

Math Interactive Notebook: Unit 1

Thanks so much for stopping by!

ALi

 

 

 

Calendar

7.5.17

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I’m so excited post today to talk about my new Calendar for PowerPoint! If your like me at all, I am always changing my mind each year with things digital and paper.

Well, Calendar  time hasn’t been any different! Each year I change my mind and go from a wall calendar to a SMARTBoard file and I finally have decided that I needed a digital calendar that I loved.

I’ve spent a lot of time creating this calendar and I love it! I will show pictures and discuss each slide and their will also be a video as well to show you it in action. Are you ready?

Here we go…Introducing Little Kinder Calendar! Here is the cover of the calendar you will see first. The black go box is where you will start. Just click it and you will be on your way.

Slide01Next, you will see a slide with all of the months of the year. These are all linked so you can just click each month and it will take you to the correct slide.Slide02Once you click the month you will see the calendar. In the calendar slide you will not be able to be in Slideshow. Unfortunately, PowerPoint doesn’t have a drag drop feature to make it interactive in slideshow. The teacher will need to copy and paste the numbers needed for the day. This should be very easy to do and quick once you end slideshow.

Slide03In calendar, you will see the calendar with numbers along the side to drag over (once copied and pasted) and the rectangle which can stay on the day your on. The icons along the bottom are activities that you can use to be interactive with. You just click the picture and it will take you to different things. The only one that is a website is shapes which will take you to the internet. You must have internet access to use.

After calendar is done you will click next and it will take you to the 5-Day Forecast. Students can use this slide to drag the weather for the day. Again, you will need to be out of slideshow to use this feature. Once finished click the slideshow icon at the bottom of powerpoint and click next.

Slide05You will move into days in school slide. You can use the tally marks at the bottom to drag once you exit slideshow.

If you have a SMARTBoard, you can use the ink layer and write on the slides too.

At the bottom of the calendar there were icons you could click for activities as mentioned above. Here are some examples of the slides you will see.

Slide06This is to use with number of the day and you will need to be out of slideshow to interact with. If you have SMARTBoard, you can just ink layer over and write on it.

Once of my favorite activities in here is the Math Talks: Subitizing. Two years ago my school did a book study on number talks and it was a great way to get kids thinking about numbers. This year our new Virginia SOL’s now have it embedded in K curiculum.

This is an example of the choices you will have.Slide07

There are at least 15 slides per activity that you can flip through to practice number talks. These are a great foundation for number building.

There is more in the calendar and I have a short video clip that shows you some of it in action. Just click the link for the video below to see more. FYI This is my first video, ahh! It’s so strange listening to yourself:)

I hope you find this helpful and useful in your classroom. If you have any questions please email me at littlekinderlove@gmail.com. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
This calendar is available on my TeachersPayTeachers Store at Little Kinder Love.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
ALi

Morning Tubs in Action

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Wow! It’s been such a long time since I’ve last posted but I wanted to spend time sharing how I use and incorporate Morning Tubs in my classroom.

I have currently created Morning Tubs for the Whole Year that are engaging and have NO worksheets! I have all of my morning tubs stored in manila envelopes. The games are printer 2 per page and place on 6×9 manila envelopes, then laminated. Below you will see an example of September activities on manila envelopes. These are placed in the big envelope for storage.IMG_4920

This past year I had a plastic drawer cart that had 7 plastic bins. I placed 2 games in each bin(1- math, 1-literacy) each day and each table had 4 kiddos, so 2 would share 1 game. Each table and bin were labeled with the same Forest Animal (this was my theme) and each morning the Team Leader got the bin out.

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Every evening my classroom aide would rotate the games so each day students would get different games to use each morning. This is great because each week they got to play every game and they didn’t get bored.

Here is a game from the September pack where a student is practicing his fine motor skills following the lines to get to school.

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Here are some other pictures from my morning tubs through out the year too! Check them out below.IMG_4641

This is from my March Morning Tub Pack. Students use pattern blocks to create a pattern for the cat’s hat.

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Here students are using the rain drops to create the word in the cloud. This is great word work:)

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These are always a favorite! Students use popsicle sticks to place the flowers in the correct pots. I have two games that use popsicle sticks like this through out my packs!

These are just a few examples of the different activities you will find in my morning tubs. Each month is different to keep students from getting bored. I go over all games the first Monday of each month, then Tuesday they begin them. This has done wonders for my classroom this year!

If you have any questions on how I run my Morning Tubs, please email me at littlekinderlove@gmail.com. I’d be more than happy to give you suggestions and ideas.

If you’d like to take a look at these, you can find them here at my TPT store: Little Kinder Love.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find these useful in your own classroom!

ALi

Sight Words Galore

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Hello! It feels like it’s been forever since I have posted! I have been very busy with my Morning Tub Arrival Tubs, Daily 3 Math Games, Math Puzzles AND….lots and lots of Sight Word Packs.

Our school has Intervention Groups this year and every 5 weeks, we regroup students amongst all 5 classroom teachers based on student needs. This time around I chose the sight word intervention group and I have spent a lot of time creating activities for them. Below you will see different products that have been useful and fun!

Here is a spinner game where students will choose their sight words, spin the spinner and try to build their words before their friends. This can also be used independently too!

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This game is SUPER EXCITING because students can play with PLAY DOUGH! My Kinders are in love with play dough this year and they have loved using these building mats during word work station and at intervention. It’s also great for writing practice and sentence building using the sight word.

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This is another play dough sight word activity where students are given the play dough letters and students will roll the play dough to match them. When they finish they can write the word and a sentence to match.

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The last few products are a few I have created this year that I have placed at our Word Work station. They are all engaging and fun activities your students will be sure to love. Check them out below!

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I hope you find these games and activities useful in your own classroom. All of these can be found at my TPT Store Little Kinder Love. Be sure to follow me because I have two new sight word packs in the works and I don’t want you too miss out!

Thanks so much for visiting.

ALi

 

Morning Tubs

4.2.17

Happy Sunday! I decided to do an updated post on my Morning Arrival Tubs. My students have used them since September and it’s truly been a lifesaver this year!

I currently have September-April completed in the growing bundle. I do have all the months for sale individually as well, if your interested!

Here are some of March Morning Tubs in action!

This game is called ‘Pot o’ Coins Collection’ and there are two versions available. This picture shows a version where you match the coins to the correct value. The other version they will have a value and an empty pot where students can use coins to make the amount.

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This game is called Leprechaun Leaping Addends. This game students are finding the missing addend.

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This game is Weather Words where students practice stretching out CVC words and using the raindrops to make the word. This is great word work practice.

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Here’s another activity Sill Cat in Hat Patterns. This is where students will use pattern blocks to create patterns in the Cat’s Hat.

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These activities are only just a few of the ones that come in March Morning Tubs. Each morning tub pack includes 4 math and 4 literacy activities.

If you are curious how I organize these I print the game covers 2 per page, cut and glue them onto 6×9 manila envelopes and laminate them.

I have the kids use these envelopes to put the games back in for easy clean-up and to keep things organized. If you want a cheaper way, you could always use plastic baggies and keep activities in them.

I hope you find these perfect for you as your student arrive each morning. Here are what others have said:

“This is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted skilled based morning work activities that I did not need to have worksheets for. I love that they are themed by month so the kids will never get bored.This is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted skilled based morning work activities that I did not need to have worksheets for. I love that they are themed by month so the kids will never get bored.”

“I love these bundles… its very useful to my morning arrival routine.”

“Love these, morning tubs have totally changed my morning routine!”

If you’d like to purchase these you can find the Growing Bundle Here. Each individual pack is listed in the details section.

Thanks for stopping by!

ALi

 

QR Code

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Happy Monday!

My school district has a currently has a Chromebook Initiative which has finally made it’s way down to K. Our school’s original plan was tablets, but we were informed in January that we’d be getting Chromebooks like 2nd-5th already had.

Our Chromebooks arrived at the end of February and my kids are OBSESSED! We have used them for our current programs i-Station, i-Ready, and PowerSchool. Our ESL students even use it for Imagine Learning. Students can access other programs such as abcya and starfall too.

I’m just as excited to get rolling on creating products that can help my students and yours too! We just finished our money unit with counting coin collections to 10 cents so I decided to create QR Math Task Cards.

Check out my QR Math Task Coin Cards:

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Here are the QR Coin Task Cards. There are 12 individual cards with coins for students to count. Once students count the coin collection, they will use the worksheet to write down their answer. After they do this they can scan the QR code to check their answer.

These coin task cards go up to 10 cents. They are mixed with pennies and nickels.

 

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Here is a picture of what students see when they scan the QR code after they count their coin collection.

Below you will see the worksheet they use to write down their total. coincollwkst

This is the worksheet students will use to record their answer before they check them. If students want to check their whole worksheet they can scan the code at the bottom to check their own work and correct it to hand in to you.

This can be a way for them to assess themselves and see what they need to work on. You can have them hand it in and easily check it.

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The picture to left shows the answer key scanned for them to check their work!

If your interested in this pack, you can check it out in my TPT store, just click the link below:)

Here is the link:

Coin QR Task Cards

Please email me if you have any questions about QR codes @ littlekinderlove@gmail.com

Thanks so much for stopping by!

ALi