2 Scoops of Kindergarten

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Top Wishlisted Items

Hi all! You all heard about the TPT Cyber Sale on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st. 
2 Scoop of Kindergarten is teaming up with with Jen from Teaching in the Tongass!

Our store has been getting ready and would love to share with all of you our top wishlisted items!

This first product, Class Rules & Procedures has helped with my classroom management so much! The pics are kid friendly and show all different types of children ~ so all my kids can relate! I keep them front and center and the students love them too!!!

The next product, Alphabet Readers, is everyone's favorite! These sight word alphabet pack is easy to follow for our kinders and helps them so much in becoming readers

I don't know what we would do without! My students love to write and grow so much during the year! This product helps with engagement and step by step directions on how to teach these three types of writing! 

Thank you for stopping by and make sure to visit the other stores to see what their top wishlisted items are!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Composing & Decomposing Numbers

Hi Friends, hope all is well with all of you! I have been working on report cards, conferences, and creating this new packet, Composing & Decomposing Numbers 2 - 10 with Number Bonds, Number Stories & Pictures! 

We have a new math curriculum and I am still getting to know it. I have showed my students number bonds but have never spent this much time on this topic at a time. I have to admit when I first heard decomposing & composing - I was not sure what the students were suppose to do. So I needed to create this for my students and also for myself.
I know it needed to be engaging to my little kiddos or they would not focus on this.  So... I added real-life stories, fun pictures and enough room for them to write. I also wrote I can statements to clarify what decomposing is and composing!

If you or your students are struggling with these common core standards, please check this out. I hope it can help you like it has helped my kiddos!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Pumpkin Pocket Chart Fun!

The children had a blast building this pocket chart story! 

Individual word cards give teacher and students the ability to build and manipulate sentences.  Words can be removed so students can figure out the missing word.  Individual cards also make it easier for words to be tracked and counted.  Color the pumpkins so students can match to sentences.  Color words printed in color can be used to differentiate for additional levels.

Upon completion of activity, use included writing form so students can reinforce writing the sight words we & like

Friday, September 18, 2015

2 Scoops of Kindergarten Fall Sale!

Hi! We are having a 20% SALE at out TPT store!
Come visit our store at 2 Scoops of Kindergarten!
Check out all of the other stores on SALE!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Oh Snap, It's Almost October!

Oh Snap! It's Almost October!
This morning it is starting to feel like fall! Well, it is just around the corner and coming soon! Fall is such a beautiful time of year and so much fun in the classroom! From leaves, apples to pumpkins...the kinders are very busy learning!
We are very excited to be linking up with our Teacher Deals and Dollar Steals group to share a few products to make your fall fabulous too! First off is our Math & Literacy Fall Centers!

Fall Math Centers

Also for October...
October Literacy Centers
Thank you for visiting, we have a freebie for you..
Ten Apples Up on Top

All of these centers have been kid-tested and teacher approved! For more October ideas please check out our teacher friends below! Click on the Teacher Deals & Dollar Steals button! Happy Fall!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Word Work, the beginning

Hi friends, I am a Daily 5 LOVER! Yes, it is true. I am now in my 5th year using this management piece in my room. I can't imagine using anything else now. Of course in the beginning of the year, it is hard to imagine they will become independent but now I know it can happen. I wrote a post last year on the first 5 days of the Daily 5 in my classroom. You can see the post if you click here.

Our principal reading to self with us!
Well...believe it or not it seems ages ago since the beginning of the year but Word Work is not as scary as Read to Self and the kinders pick it up pretty quickly.  I do not talk about Word Work until the class has reached 20 minutes of Read to Self (about two weeks).  As I said our Principal comes in and brings her book and reads along with us. We make it a BIG deal that they reached the 20 minutes. See the earlier post on our stamina graph.
Then I introduce Word Work and Work on Writing shortly after. 
For Word Work, I start with something easy for example: whiteboards to practice their letters, sight words and their name.  The picture above are cards I bought at the Target Dollar Spot. It is very easy letter practice.
The words are on a ring
I also use these sight word cards that they LOVE! Here is the Beginning of the Year Word Work freebie, click here. I laminated them and put them on a ring adding words as the year continued. The students love using the expo markers and I have little erasers too. I do have a full year version if you like this, you can click here.  I use play-dough activities, wikki stix, wax crayons....  I start with only one activity at a time and then give choice later. I introduce sight word worksheets in a few weeks.  I have the same worksheet for a week and then change them out. Here is another worksheet that requires dice. Here is a small freebie from this product. The kinders love this activity too. Click here for your freebie.
(Once I start Word Work) I usually have them practice Read to Self for 15-20 minutes and then the other 15-20 minutes would be word work. ( I split the class in half and some of them are reading and some are doing word work.)As soon as I see they have the hang of it I will introduce Work on Writing. I have a part of my room where students can find all the worksheets, sight word rings, markers, whiteboards. Then I have another location where they can find all their Work on Writing.

I do not take any guided reading groups until I feel they know Read to Self, Word Work, Work on Writing and Listening to Reading. I will write more about introducing work on writing and listening to reading. 
Here are some new posters I made

You can get them for free here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oh Snap! It's Almost August!

Hi Friends, oh no~ It's almost August!!!

Well, don't worry, whether you start August 1st or August 24th (like us), my blogging friends have it covered! We are starting something new and we will be letting you know
on the 15th of every month what products might fit your needs in the month ahead!

For Back to School we have quite a few products for you! 

Back to School Parent Forms (B&W

In my room I have limited space and I need to have what I use every day on the walls. So I like to have my posters meaningful and cute too! Here are pictures of some of the posters I have up. Check on the links below and you can get a closer look at them.

Popcorn Word Wall

Hopefully you have seen something that will help the beginning of the school year go smoother!
Thank you for stopping by our blog. Just for visiting I have for you a Beginning of the Year freebie for your Word Work area. Click on the picture or click here.


If you like the freebie - check out the full EDITABLE All Year Word Work version here.

My kiddos enjoyed these!

Make sure to visit these other wonderful bloggers to see what they have available for you for the month of August.
Click on our Teacher Deals and Dollar Steals blog button or click here.