Sunday, September 2, 2012

Back to School in Kindergarten :) and a freebie!

First off, I have to give a huge thank you to Elizabeth from Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids for allowing me to guest post on her blog yesterday! I was able to share a great freebie that I have in my TPT store and that my students this year are already loving!
Here are some pictures of my cuties using the 'Making Words and More' pack.  They are working on their ABC's with magnetic letters...

My first week of school actually went very smoothly. My class is a little loud and of course I felt like I was repeating myself over, and over, and over; but, I love my group of little ones already!
Here are some activities we did this week...
 The kids had a blast practicing making glue dots! They did such a good job! I was so proud of them! We decided to sprinkle some glitter on our monsters at the end :)
You can grab the glue dot practice for free HERE
We also had so much fun with playing the monster number roll. I think I need to make this game for a couple of our upcoming themes as well!

We also made our Monster Glyph (which I now have on my hallway bulletin board). I used googly eyes instead of having the children cut out the eyes. My kids are working very slowwwwly right now at centers, so I thought that would save some time!!

Everyday I had the students make one page in their Monster Classroom Rules book. The children loved making this! They couldn't wait to take the books home.
All of these activities and much more can be found in my Monster Unit here on TPT :) 
I am putting my entire store on sale for Labor Day! Thanks Hadar from Miss Kindergarten for making this cute button!! Have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Cute monster dot glue practice!! :)

    Sweet Times in First

  2. Love the monster freebie! I've never thought of having them practice the dots...and the glitter! Love it! Thanks again! :)
    Kindergarten Korner

  3. LOVE the glue monsters! Or should I type MonSTARS!
    Sharing Kindergarten

  4. My classroom theme this year is little monsters! I had a hard time finding fresh ideas for classroom decoration and THANK YOU!!! How cute and inspiring!

  5. I love everything you do! Seems like you were able to get a lot done on your first day of school - I am a little envious.
    We also used your glue practice monsters. Thank you so much for sharing. With all of your cute monster decor and activities, you are making me want to switch our class 'theme' - adorable!

    I do, We Do, You Do!

  6. Love your alphabet walk idea with magnetic letters! I have so many magnetic letters in my room I'm always looking for new ways to use them.

  7. I love the glue monsters! Your blog is exactly what I was looking for! I am starting my Kindergarten Practicum this semester and need some of these brilliant ideas for my class!
    XO Anna

  8. Found you via Pinterest! (gotta love that site) I am about to start school to become a teacher and look forward to reading your blog for inspiration, in hopes that one day I too will have my own classroom! :-)

  9. They sure have a lot of fun activities. It's great to know that you really care about your students. At, we take care of the children by giving tips to their mother or their guardian. You're very much welcome to come and visit us.