Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hoppy Spring!

I now have a Facebook page. I would love to see your smiling face there...hint, hint. :0)
https://www.facebook.com/KinderPond

Two things that I am shocked by: 1- I have just over 1000 followers! Holy Guacamole!!! All the kind comments, Pinterest love, and emails leave me humbled. Thank you so much. And, 2- I cannot believe how unbelievably warm it has been here in Illinois. I am loving it!! Although to be quite honest, it will have me living in fear of late summer. If it is in the 80's in March, what will my oven classroom be like in August? Oh well, we'll all just smell like wet dogs together, I guess.

So, I have been crazy with getting myself familiar with the new common core standards. Is anyone else a little shocked by some of them? Well, I am. How can I expect a five year old who comes to Kindergarten with no number sense to add and subtract "fluently" within five? I am not saying that all of the new standards are impossible but some of them definitely pose a challenge. I was completely surprised that counting by 5's and coin recognition are no longer mastery skills. Overall, it doesn't matter...I am go with the flow. I am an avid rule follower, so I will make the necessary adjustments and "teach like my hair is on fire".

I've been working like a busy bee, creating some new Spring materials. I keep getting the question from people, "how do you find the time". Well, let me tell you, I am off four days per week and Coop averages 3-4 hours of nap per day and a girl can only clean so much. Creating materials and blogging are therapeutic and truly make me feel good.

Here is a little hodge podge of things that I've created for the upcoming weeks. As always, thanks so much for the emails and comments, I always appreciate it! I hope you find a little something you can use and I hope I don't make your computer crash ;-) Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Enjoy!
Shannon


Literacy Goods
I Have Who Has Bird Edition (Nonsense Words)


For the Birds NSW Fluency Worksheet

Flower Power Picture to Word Match Up

Spring Stamp a Word

Spring Syllable Sort

Spring Syllables Worksheet

Flower Power Ending Sounds Dice Toss

Flower Power Ending Sounds Dice Toss Worksheet

Spring Training Word Family Matching

Math Goods
Bunny Ten Frame Match Up

Counting Carrots Ten Frame Worksheet

Spring Counting Cards

What Comes Next Spring Worksheet

Spring Comparing Sets Center

Spring Comparing Sets Sort

52 comments:

  1. Hi Shannon! Thanks for sharing! These activities will be perfect for my kinders!
    ~ Amy

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  2. Incredible resources for center time. Thank you so much!

    The Teacher Tattles

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  3. as always, everything is great! i was surprised by the common core that there is NOTHING addressing patterns!!

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  4. Thank you for posting all of these wonderful games, and worksheets! You are very creative.

    Becki
    Little Miss Hood's Kindergarten Adventure

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  5. These are great! I just went to a math common core PD today; deja vu when you mentioned the adding and subtracting fluently to 5 as we had quite a bit of discussion on it. I can't wait to use your new creations in my classroom! Thanks:)

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  6. Thank you so very much from this first year Kindergarten teacher! You have helped me have great stuff and very cute stuff for my classroom! My kiddos and I love your stuff!

    Amanda

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  7. Thank you so very much! I truly appreciate your generosity!

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  8. Thanks Shannon!! These are great. :) We have started going through Common Core and I have had the same concerns you mentioned. I am also concerned that there is nothing about identifying numbers, just writing numbers, which I do not believe are the same. But just like you I am a rule follower and will go with it and try my best to make it all work!

    Kari :)

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  9. Oh.. thank you so much! I was excited to see that you had posted and everything is so cute! Can't wait to use it.

    Megan

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  10. Thank you so much for the great stuff! I agree with you on the Common Core stuff. No patterns, adding fluently within 5! Ok for some, but others will have a challenge with it. Thanks again!

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  11. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! You rock!!

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  12. Awesome!!! Best blog!! Great resources and so engaging for my kinders. Thank you!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your creativity and making it easier to adapt review of those common core skills for independent practice for my students!!

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  14. Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful creations that you put so much time into. Most importantly, it's nice to find FREE items! Thanks again!!!!

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  15. thanks for sharing!! happy spring!

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  16. I am sooo glad that I found your blog! It is awesome!! I am new to blogging and so excited to be your newest follower! Thank you for all the goodies!

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  17. Wow! You have been busy! As usual, WONDERFUL job!!!!!!

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  18. We are using the common core this year, but we are also using the 8 step process in my district so the kids are in groups each day based on mastering, partial mastering, or non-mastering the standards and we are seeing our children doing better for each stage in the year than ever before.

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  19. Your blog has been a lifesaver for me. It's my first year in Kindergarten and with our switching to common core, I'm feeling quite overwhelmed. Thank you for your amazing FREE activities. My kids love all of your activities and I can't wait to use these new ones in my classroom.

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  20. Thanks for all the Spring activities. I can't wait to use them in my classroom. It is so wonderful to find useful and practical resources to use in the classroom. As always, thanks for sharing and keeping things FREE! Hoppy Spring!

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  21. Thanks again for all you share, blogger friend. I've got the stomach bug, but I can download your items on the laptop if I prop my knees up while lying in bed! :) (too much info, sorry...lol)

    Its great to see all the common core things---though I'm not sure how I feel about being in one of the 4 states that did not adopt the standards. :(

    I'll send you a good email when I'm feeling better--but for now, more thanks :)

    Liesl in VA

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  22. Love your stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. THANK YOU!!!! You are such a wonderful person to share all these creations. My students benefit greatly, as do I.

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  24. I wanted to tell you that your blog is AMAZING! I am a first year teacher and I have been able to utilize so many of your awesome ideas in my classroom. I also introduced my fellow team members, some technology dinosaurs :), to your site! They have been gushing about it ever since!

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  25. Thank you so much!! I am always so excited when I see a new post from you because you share so much! Thanks!!

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  26. I LOVE your syllable clapping sheet with the hands. A "why didn't I think of that?!" moment. And I'm glad to see you're still with us!! ;)

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

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  27. Thank you so much for everything you share with us!!! It is so nice that there are people out there still "sharing" things without charging. I was laid off last year and I got called back this year two days before school started to teach kinder for the first time ever!!! You have made this year so much easier! Thanks again!

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  28. What a beautiful heart you have to share all of your wonderful *freebies*!

    I love sharing *freebies* too...and enjoy making them! =)

    I just shared some Easter *freebies* that I would love for you to come check out!

    I am adding you to my blog roll even though Scribd is blocked in my district!

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  29. I love all of your activities! Thanks for sharing them for FREE!

    Jeanne

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  30. Thank you for all the great freebies. I am sure that my kids will love them.
    Megan
    mhorman@north-cedar.k12.ia.us

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  31. Thank you so much for all of your creative ideas. I so appreciate the time you put in and all of the wonderful things you share.

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  32. Thank you so much for your adorable posts!
    Amy

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  33. I KNOW you are busy being a new mommy so I REALLY APPRECIATE you taking time to post all of your wonderful ideas!! You are awesome!

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  34. Thank you so much for creating such high-quality resources and sharing them for free! It's amazing!

    Kelly
    Kindergarten Kel

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  35. You left a sweet comment on my blog about my Seuss pack so I popped over to see your blog & WOW I'm blown away!! What amazing printables!! THANK YOU so much for sharing!!! I am sharing this with my Facebook readers here: https://www.facebook.com/LivingLifeIntentionally - I was also curious if you have a good link with new Illinois core standards. I too live in Illinois & I homeschool - so I always like staying on top of these things =-)
    Thanks again - I am your newest email follower!!
    Beth

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  36. Thank you SOOOOO much for all of your wonderful ideas! I can't wait to start using them!!!

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  37. I would love to print your freebies. They sound fabulous! However, our school has for some reason blocked the website you use to upload them. Is there any possible way they could be emailed or do you have them uploaded anywhere else? Thanks for your help!
    ~Amber
    raftings4me@hotmail.com

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  38. As usual, your stuff is great! I pinned the page and liked your Facebook page. Thanks for sharing!

    Teachers Cannot Live By Apples Alone

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  39. Oh my goodness - look at all these goodies! I'm your newest follower! :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  40. You are amazing! Thanks for always sharing such wonderful things!

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  41. Thank you so much for all your wonderful ideas and for everything you share with us all. I really appreciate all your hard work and the fact that you offer it to us for free. I was looking through my Spring and Easter stuff and it was so old and dated - I'm so happy to have some new things to share with my class! Thank you again!

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  42. WOw! I love your blog! I am your newest follower. :)

    Erica

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

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  43. Thanks so much for creating & sharing!!!

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  44. Wow! Thanks so much for all the cool stuff!

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  45. Thanks for sharing! You are so great about sharing all the stuff you make!! You are awesome!

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  46. This is some great stuff Shannon! I am always amazed with the new things you come up with. Thank you!

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  47. So glad I follow you so I can get my hands on all your awesome printables! These will be great to use during our Peter Rabbit themed week coming soon! I homeschool my son in the great (gasp!) state of Illiniois ; ) Thanks so much! Stop bye and say hi, if you get a chance!

    http://www.schooltimesnippets.blogspot.com

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  48. Thanks sooooo much for sharing! This will come in really handy with my kiddos! :o)

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  49. Thanks for sharing all these great printables!

    www.practicallyhomemade.blogspot.ca

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