Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hard Weekend = Good Things

First things first. I created a new packet of <ducking behind the couch> worksheets. I know that lots of people frown upon them; however, I do find the ocassional worksheet to be a useful tool in my classroom. I find that they can help assess students learning and they can also help reinforce teaching. If you've followed my blog for any amount of time, I've created loads of worksheets over the years and one of the things I've realized is that more often than not, I need LEVELS with these worksheets. I need more differentiation. So, I've begun the process of taking some of the sheets already on my blog and differentiated them and then made sure they were aligned with the Common Core. The packet for February is done :) It includes 10 literacy worksheets and 10 math worksheets; however, each one has 2-3 levels of differentiation per worksheet (59 worksheets are included). 

The concepts covered include; 
Ten Frames, Beginning Sounds, Ending Sounds, Beginning Blends, Subtraction, Printing upper and lowercase letters, Print Concepts (difference between letters and words), Sounding out CVC Words (differentiating between real words and nonsense words), Sight Word Recognition, One to One Correspondence, Addition, Missing Numbers, Writing Numbers, Comparing Numbers, Number Recognition with Tally Marks, Punctuation, Rhyming, & Capitalization.

Here are some pics...



This weekend was H.A.R.D. There is truly no other way to put it. Won't delve into all of it, but the moral of the story....sometimes being nice just isn't how some people operate.

Anywho, I've decided that instead of dwelling on it, I will lift the spirits of some of you. I haven't hosted a giveaway in a while :0)

I will be giving away 3 products...

One product of your choice!

One winner will be chosen at random on January 31st after Coop goes to bed Central Time, LOL

How to enter...

a Rafflecopter giveaway

61 comments:

  1. So sorry you had a tough weekend! SOME people just can't be nice...and I really wish people would just be more kind! I've always told my kids that the most important thing in the world is to be kind! I hope you have a good week!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win. Have been a follower of your blog for a very long time. So happy you are creating and sharing on TpT!!

    Stacey White
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  3. I love the differentiation in the worksheets! I teach Mulitage K/1 so I think it's a GREAT idea :) Hope your week is going better than the weekend went!

    ecuteach03@yahoo.com

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  4. Super cute packets! Thanks for the giveaway!
    2crazytexasteachers@gmail.com

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  5. Oh how I wish I had a blog ...10 enteries! I too am trying to differentiate my bell work. I have Jkl readers and children who know few letters and sounds
    Karen.strawser@sbcglobal.net

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  6. Thank you for the chance to win! Jennaike@hawaii.edu

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  7. I love all your ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!
    pjbs@charter.net

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  8. Sorry you had a tough weekend. Sometimes it can be exhausting being too nice... especially to those who don't deserve it!!! Keep up the great work.
    aconnolly1216@gmail.com

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  9. I NEED a new color the sight word sheet for February! It's a favorite activity in my "Art" Center. :)
    quirkeg@cm201u.org

    Gretchen

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  10. LOVE the differentiated products! So excited for your giveaway! Thank you!

    eight_woman@hotmail.com

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  11. This looks great. I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Megan
    meganhorman@gmail.com

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  12. I LOVE your blog! Thanks for all the neat ideas! JNolen@dcbe.org

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  13. I love all your products. You are doing an awesome job and Coop is too adorable.
    Best Regards,
    Trinh
    trinh.tran75@yahoo.com

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  14. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! I love your creations!
    sarah.marcum@gmail.com

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  15. Good for you for not dwelling on the negativity of others! Sorry the weekend was not good....hopefully your week will get better from here on out!

    Debbie :-)
    kisforkinderrific@gmail.com
    K is for Kinderrific

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  16. Have always loved your stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Kindertchr01@yahoo.com

    Sarah

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  17. It is time for life to be a little kinder to you! I hope that will start soon. Your packets look amazing, as always!

    clairhr@comcast.net

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  18. Would love to win this! I love following your blog and appreciate the differentiation you bring out in your work… mommy2dj1@yahoo.com

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  19. Thank you for your kindness! You've been busy, thanks for being willing to share your work.

    epolston at rowland dot k12 dot ca dot us

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  20. Thanks so much. I would love to win one of your packets.
    Yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your creations! Keep thinking positive.
    Stellaluna114@gmail.com

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  22. I have always loved your activities! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  23. Your work looks wonderful! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!! :)

    Kay
    Twinkletoez773@yahoo.com

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  24. Love your February-themed blog update! Your new packet looks great. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    Amanda
    hennonac@yahoo.com

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  25. Love this! kables1970@yahoo.com

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  26. Way to be the bigger person! Hope things look up this week. Cooper is adorable!
    Thanks for all you create Shannon! It is a huge help!
    Rebecca
    rstilz@ccs.edu

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  27. These both look awesome!

    Sarah
    Scoatoam@gmail.com

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  28. I too use wake up work to provide for a quick assessment and get their brains moving in the morning. I would love to win! jennajforbrook@gmail.com

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  29. Love your stuff - hope to win!
    Kristinbarrett14@gmail.com

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  30. Fingers are crossed!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  31. So excited about this and sorry for your hard weekend!

    Irene
    mrsleeby@gmail.com
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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  32. I hope to win! I LOVE all of your stuff!

    Kim
    kimbersk@yahoo.com

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  33. I agree that worksheets are necessary and beneficial when used correctly!

    mfeikert@embarqmail.com

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  34. I hope your day today is better than your weekend. Some adults need behavior plans and social stories as much as kiddos. Thanks for the fun giveaway! :)

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  35. Looks great!

    peterson_d@surreyschools.ca

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  36. Let's hope the rest of your week is better! Enjoy the snow! Amber ~ Kindergarten Rocks Blog 5krocksblog@gmail.com

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  37. Of course I LOVE your work!! Great differentiated worksheets! My kids love using the recording sheets:) jennwernett@hotmail.com

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  38. Loving the picture of Coop!! And you valentine themed blog design! Thanks for hosting the giveaway :-)

    hvankuiken@gmail.com

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  39. LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff!!!
    hoogland@opsb.net

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  40. I love your creations, Shannon and it would be so fun to win. Thanks for giving us this opportunity.

    cheri
    cuteazabug@gmail.com

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  41. I hope your week has gotten better after your hard weekend. All of your newly posted products look great! I can't wait to use some of them.
    Kari :)
    Karianne1120@gmail.com

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  42. I love your work! Coop is getting so big!
    feeneyd@verizon.net
    Tracy

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  43. I love your blog. You were my inspiration for starting my own blog over a year ago. Thanks for all your great ideas!

    Joni
    KinderKids Fun
    jegalford3406@gmail.com

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  44. I love that you have differentiated your worksheets. I always find it so difficult to give every student the same exact worksheet when they are all so different in their needs. I agree that students need skill reinforcement with worksheets, but not overkill or the other way around...a healthy balance. I bought your winter unit, Snow Much Winter Fun and my kids loved it =) Hoping I win this one =)

    lindleslittlelearners@gmail.com

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  45. I love all the things you have created!
    lvis @ phoenixchristianschool . org

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  46. Thank you for the giveaway!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  47. Popular or not - I actually love worksheets, they have their place. Kids need to be able to show their thinking/ability. Sometimes I re-write them into charts and use them as a morning message.
    I really hope I win :)

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  48. i love the common core math and literacy activities.
    lori hanczaryk

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  49. What a cute picture of your little guy...that makes me smile.
    My kinders love Breakfast Work (they get free breakfast so we have breakfast work between eating and morning songs) and once I started they have asked for it. Sometimes I stuff their wipe off sleeves, and they use whiteboard markers instead of pencils.
    Jenn
    prlhrbr@yahoo.com

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  50. I love that you call it wake up work! What a great idea!

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  51. Oops! I didn't attach my email! It's erinallender@gmail.com. So much for following directions :)

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  52. Love your things! YOur little guys is so cute- stay strong :)
    Doris
    dorislodonnell@yahoo.com

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  53. Sorry people aren't kind...what's the saying? "If you don't have something nice to say, say nothing at all!" A lesson we work on all the time as Kinders. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.
    Marcia
    mgillespie@reedschools.org

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  54. These packets look AMAZING!
    Jenn
    jvaterlaus@sahuarita.net

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  55. You often have a great sense of humor. I enjoy reading your blog and love your imagination.

    Take care.
    Fawn, fmahalo@sbcglobal.net

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  56. I love your products. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!
    jrivers@stjschools.org

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  57. Love your blog and dedication to making awesome stuff! You are in my thoughts often. Your baby boy is precious!
    Merritt
    merrittbalding@gmail.com

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  58. I really like that you offered different levels in your worksheets. I have such a varied group this year! Differentiation and I have become best friends, while sleep has taken the back burner! :)

    Erin
    andeair@hotmail.com
    www.missandersonkinder.blogspot.com

    *Your son is absolutely adorable!

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