2 Scoops of Kindergarten

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! 

ALL EDITABLE
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.

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive?ltmpl=drive




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.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Made it Monday - Pebble Alphabet

Hi! Are you feeling a little crafty? Well, here is an EASY, PEASY center for your students that you can have done in no time! Today, my very-talented, artsy daughter Haley from Waking up 2 Elementary and I woke up and headed to the Dollar Store! I was not sure what I was going to find but I knew I needed some fun activities for my kinder kiddos when we got back to school. We have a wonderful sensory garden(which you can read about here) which needed some ABC pebbles! Perfect!
Here is what we did...


1. Materials: At the Dollar Tree we bought glass pebbles (the larger ones). From the Target dollar spot, we got Mod Podge {what a deal!} to work as a sealant, and had paint brushes at home.
2. On my laptop we opened PPT and found clip art and a font we wanted to use. The bumble bees with the whiteboards are perfect because students will not get letters confused (p,b,q). Images were .75" Height and .7" Width.
3. Then we printed the slide and cut out the images.
4. While I cut, Haley started to put Mod Podge on the bottom of the pebble. This layer can be just a few swipes with your brush.
5. Next, Haley put the image facing the bottom so that you can see the letter and pic from the top. Haley was not shy with Mod Podge. Paint away because you want the paper to be sealed on there good.
6. Finally, we let it dry :). By this time we were able to check out the first ones completed as they were dry by now.
Time: With two people a little under an hour for 36 pebbles to be completed.
Credits: Font on Bee Board: "Monica Scribbles". Visit her TPT Store 
Bee & White Board: Whimsy Clips. Visit her TPT Store
Scallop Circle Frames in collage: Waking Up 2 Elementary
 
That's it! You are done! Click on the link here for your 


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B365Xxy3MyxmMVdwOU54MjB1Qk0/view

Hmmm ...Wouldn't they love to find the pebbles, trace the letter and then put the pebble on the mat? How fun! Then they can hide them either in sand, water or in the garden getting ready for the next student's turn.  In the classroom, they can have a sensory bin, bowl or bin that the students pull from and do the same activity! Can't wait!! Here is a copy for you....your very own pebble mat!
What other ideas do you have?