Friday, August 2, 2013

Friday Linky Party- Five For Friday!


I love doing the Linky Party thing!  It's always fun to see what everyone is doing and to gain inspiration and motivation! 

So, here we go!

1. I've been shopping!!  I've been to lots of Dollar Hollers to pick up some cheap inexpensive and fun Center stuff!  Yahoo!  I think it's fun to shop for creative and colorful Center activities!  I found these blue baskets and I'm going to use them to store (and air dry) watercolor paint brushes!  The index cards come in packs of 4 colors, perfect for ABC and sight word practice.  The clock is to show when we go to Centers and I know, "Who" will love the owl stickers!

2.  I've been working on the Kindergarten Common Core Curriculum and I've posted it as a TpT Freebie and a Facebook Fan Freebie too!  The standards are put into a monthly format over the school year to help align our lessons to the Common Core!  Did I mention that it's a FREEBIE?
3.  Reading and Reviewing and Revisiting!  I love to take a look and reread those books that are so important to the beginning of the school year!  Then I also try to find something new to read, either a short article or a piece by another teacher author.  Here are a few of the books that I like to revisit before school starts and that I've already started rereading!


4.  I work on my school daily schedule!  Here's an outline of what I start with and then I add and tweak what I need to each week because in Kindergarten we just have to be flexible!
Schedule for the Beginning of the Year
Daily Schedule: Here is a general schedule for our classroom. We’ll add on activities as we go, but this will give you a framework for our busy days!
8:05-8:15 Attendance, Lunch Count, Pledge
8:15-8:30 Handwriting Without Tears
8:30-10:00 Calendar/Songs/Phonemic Awareness

Reading/Making Meaning/Phonics
Reading Activities/Interactive Writing
Science/Social Studies

10:00-10:45 Math Investigations
10:45-11:20 Specials
Mon. – Music Tues. – P.E Wed. – Tech Tools Thurs. – Art Fri. - Music

 (Library on Thursdays at 10:15)
11:25-11:35 Clean Up/Ready for Lunch/Mystery Box

11:35-12:25 Lunch/Recess
12:30-12:50 Teacher Read/SSR/Guided Reading
12:50-1:30 Writer’s Workshop
1:30-2:05 Centers/Guided Reading
2:05-2:15 Clean Up/Pack Up/Ready to Go
2:25-2:30 Dismissal
5.  I try to spend a little time relaxing!  It's nice to be home, following my own schedule and routine!  It's nice to take time to plan and create some delicious food for myself and my sweet hubby!  Every weekend I look forward to spending time with my smart, beautiful girls!  We're having a Waffle Breakfast this weekend!  You are welcome to join us for good food, good fun and great conversation!
Thanks for taking the time to read this post!  I love to link up with new friends and old friends!
Have a great week!  See you soon!
Thanks Doodle Bugs!
I would love for you to follow me!  That way we can be connected! 


  1. Following you now! Your blog is super cute!
    Whimsy Workshop

    1. Hi Susanna!
      Thank you! I'm so glad you're following! Yeah!

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful freebie! I'm a new follower!

    1. Hi Sandy!
      You're very welcome! Thank you for following!
      I appreciate it!

  3. Many things to read,Thanks for sharing

    I am your newest follower
    I'd love you to stop by my blog,and join with me.If you get a chance


    1. Hi Nilangi!
      Thanks for following! I'll be over to see your blog soon!
      Have a great day!

  4. Thanks for the schedule. How many students do you have in your class?

    1. Hi Susanne!
      You're welcome for the schedule!
      I thought I had 21, but I found out today that I have a new little boy coming to my class! Now I'll have 22, but I expect that I'll get 1 or 2 more before we start on Monday!
      Have a great school year!

  5. Hi Kimmie,

    I have your Kindergarten Curriculum Map and I love it! Do you know where I could find something like this for 1st and 2nd Grade?