Sunday, September 7, 2014

Let’s Go Shopping

Hi Friends! I am back to weekend blogging! (And by back to, I mean I am actually blogging again) Today I just have to tell you about a great opportunity! Just stick with me for a few minutes and all the deets will be at the end of the post!
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I am just going to say it, much to the chagrin of Officer Hofficer, I love to shop!! And if you follow my facebook, I have said a couple of times, when I like something, I buy it in all colors!!
Case in point, Old Navy Tees!
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Here are two pictures of me sporting Old Navy Tees. They are super cheap and super comfy!! (Yes my Mom and I were Twinkies at church, and Yes that is THE Paul, founder of TPT!)
I went to Old Navy the other day, and told Officer Hofficer I would be in and out. and $35 later I was!
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They had their khaki pants on sale for $15!! That is a CrAzY good deal!! And that pink shirt, was marked $10 and when I checked out, it was only $5!
It is such a cute shirt, once again, I liked it so much I bought it in another color!
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This is the shirt on, just look past the cuteness of Hubs and I and the shirt! It is fitted through the chest, and looser on the bottom. And those sleeves! Ugh! So cute!

Then I bought the TShirts, they were only $7.50 a piece! What a DEAL!

If I had a gift card to Old Navy I know what I would buy, some more tshirts!
Soo.. What do you think I have for you!?
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I LOVE me some Gap/Old Navy/ Banana Republic, so all you gotta do it enter the rafflecopter below Like My FB and My TpT store for your chance to win!!


THEN head on over to Freebielicious and we are giving away a…
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and we are giving away all sorts of Gift Cards on our blogs!

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Happy Shopping Smile



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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Library Nook

Hi Friends!! Happy Saturday! It is another great day for College Football!! Last night my High School beat our rival, for the first time since my Senior Year! And I am hoping for a Cowboy win today!


Anywho, a couple of weeks ago, I did a post of my writing center. I thought I might give you a little glimpse of the rest of my centers as I get them up and going!
So today lets talk about my Library.
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There is my Adorable library nook! I just LOVE it! Let’s talk about it piece by piece Smile
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First up is my Big Book stand. But the best part about my big book stand is the side where my Ball Word rings will hang. (Do you know what Ball Words are? Check out a post by my friend Marsha at A Differentiated Kindergarten)

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Also by, the ball words I have my clipboard bucket. Since my Library backs up to my Writing center. It lives in my Library Smile

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Then my books. As of right now they are not leveled or anything. They are just in the tubs by monthly theme. So right now all my back to school books are in there. Next week I will trade them out of farm, fall and apple books. Aren’t those bins awesome! They are from Oriental Trading. Super Cheap and they are so sturdy!! They are $27.50 for 6 bins. 

And all the friends are from Kohls. I always buy their stuffed animals. $5 for a Cute storybook character. I have bought Clifford, Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Curious George, Little Critter, and SkippyJon!
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Then my absolute favorite part. And I am sure you have heard me say this many a time. I LOVE my bathtub!

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Here is little Kaci on her first day of Kindergarten. In the bathtub that is currently in my classroom.

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Do you see that precious canopy! I got it from Oriental Trading too! My kids just LOVE it and I can’t even begin to tell you about the compliments I get from coworker and parents!.


Did you see my little octopus (that only has 6 legs…don’t judge)
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I love him! I bought those lanterns from OT thinking I would make some of these to hang across my room. But our Fire Marshall said No hanging anything from the ceiling (The canopy is hanging from the wall)



I also made them to hang in the hallway. (Apparently I can’t count to 8. These guys only have 7 legs!!!)
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Well that is my Library. Hopefully I can be back later this week…Wait, who are we kidding, I will see you next week Winking smile

Oh! Actually come back tomorrow, I have a good opportunity for ya!


(Disclosure: I was provided products by Oriental Trading Company in return for my honest review. This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. I was provided the samples free of charge by the company and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.)



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Different Way to use Word Wall

Hey Friends! I am sitting here, watching my FAVORITE TV show of all time. Which is when I usually blog during the week!
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It is Gameday Baby!! If you have followed me even for a few seconds, you will know I love me some college football!! I bleed Orange and Black!! #GoPokes
Football Season is once again upon us my Brothers... Can I get an Amen?!


Anywho!! I posted a picture on my Instagram last night and I had a couple of questions so I thought I would clarify them.


This is the picture I posted:
Using your blank word wall for Beginning Sounds Anchor Charts

I am pretty sure that most classrooms have a word wall. I have a pretty cute one if I do say so myself. I was talking to one of our 1st grade teachers who doesn’t have one. And she brought it to my attention that mine will be blank for a bit until we really get started with sight words.

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I have a HUGE word wall, that takes up almost an entire side of my classroom, and all I could think of was ALL that WASTED space!! (But look at how cute it is!)

I have always done anchor charts as I introduce each letter. Which my kids love to do. I have made them like this and only posted a few at a time.
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Well unfortunately those take up space, and my friend and I were talking about my word wall, and BAM it hit me!!  Instead of making anchor charts, that will only be up for a day or two and wasting paper, WHY Kaci, don’t you use your Word Wall.

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This is what it looks like on my Easel in my room. (Well actually this is on Friday when we are sorting our two sounds, I somehow missed getting a picture, but it looks just like the picture above, just on a magnet board instead of paper)


Then on Friday I transfer them over to my word wall.
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As We introduce sight words, I will add those to our word wall. Then you might ask, what are you going to do with your pictures once you introduce all your letters and have a bunch of sight words?

If you read my post about my writing center here, you know about my pocket chart word wall.
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I actually have used the same pictures from my Just Picture It unit. Just cut them out out and added a magnet to the back.

So I will take down my little pictures (Save them for next year) and introduce my word rings in the writing center. Easy Peasy.

I hope that Clears up some questions. If you have any more please don’t hesitate to ask Smile

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Where are You?!

Look friends! Two posts in two days!! Day Two of the BlogHoppin linky ready to go!

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Day two, I have been waiting to show you my classroom! Are you ready?! Here it is!!!

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In case you don’t remember, this is the empty classroom I moved into about 3 weeks ago. Well here it is all nice and doneSmile

 

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My hallway where my kids took pictures with their parents.I have redone this area twice!

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The entrance to my room. I love the fishing net! We took pictures in front of it with our ginormous K on the first day!

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This is Mrs. Hoffer’s diaster area! My desk with all my pictures. The ginormous blog logo covers my babies faces! I have a picture of each of my classes up there, also a picture or twelve of Officer Hofficer and I.  My DIBELS board is next to my picture wall. If you would like to read more about it here is a link:

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This is a better picture of what it looks like behind my computer. I bought one of those huge oil pans, best $10 I have spent in a while.

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Next to my DIBELS board is my word wall and target goal board. Below is all my games and sensory table.

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Since our district chose to follow Marzano we have to have Target Goals posted in our room and refer to them three times during a lesson. I am in LOVE with my board!

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Then we go to my writing center. It is a little unorganized right now, because during center time, we are just using crayons. I am not brave enough to break out all the rest of the goodies! Here is some more information about my pocket chart and what I am going to use it for this year! {Click Here}

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Now. Please take a look at this fabulous reading nook. I am in LOVE! This is my absolute favorite part of my classroom. And really it is all in thanks to Oriental Trading! They sell these Uh-Maze-ing canopies! It is to die for, and I have have more compliments on it!!

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The bathtub, is my other favorite part. If you have read my blog before, you know the bathtub is very very special to me. This is a picture of me on my first day of Kindergarten, in the above pictured bathtub. It was in my Mommies classroom, and a favorite of many kids!

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Then my teaching area. I love this rocker, I bought it on a Facebook buy/sell/trade group. This is where I spend 99% of my day.

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And next to my smartboard is my wall of information. Right now it is EmPtY but soon it will be filled with anchor charts, our our Great Expectations.

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A couple of little things around my room.

 

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My clipchart.

 

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My library books.

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Where I will keep my ball words once we get into them!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by! I can’t wait to see everyone else’s rooms!!!

 

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