Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Room is Ready!, Donors Choose & *FREEBIE*

My classroom is finally DONE!! YAY!! I moved classrooms this year, again. I finally have everything ready to go!
This is the back of my cubbies. I have them set up for stations.

My reading corner.

My "Bravo" board to hang up awesome work.
Board for station groups and schedule.

Our meeting area. Love my purple rocking chair. So thankful my hubby painted it for me. It was a very dark green that didn't match anything.

More stations.

Computers and listening center.

My teaching table with my stuff behind it.
One of my 3 doors...these owls will have my kiddo's picutres on them after the first day.

How we go home and behavior chart from Really Good Stuff
View from the door.

I  had to make a hallway in my room so students from the room beside me can easily go through my room to get to the bathroom and main building without distracting my little ones. I can just see a wild child running through during an evalution.Since taking the picutres I have acquired a chalkboard and purchased a fishtank it's the kind with a black light in it for GloFish. I'm pretty excited about it! :)

Have you ever used Donors Choose??? I have posted 2 projects to get a kidney table and an easel for my classroom. **Fingers crossed** I hope they will get funded!!
Be No. 1... Give to Public Schools in Need! - Go to
Clicking on the picture will take you to my project page. :)

And now for the *FREEBIE*! I love freebies! I found some great word work ideas while blog stalking and decided I needed some mats for them. The pictures are what I have made from the word work ideas.

And here is the freebie with directions for the games at my TPT store.

If you choose to download it, please leave feedback! I hope you all can use it with your word work activities!!

Mrs. Lindsey

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Winner's of 100 Follower Giveaway, New Units and *Freebie*

My 100 follower giveaway is over and here are the fabulous winners:
Laura - winner's choice from my TPT Store

Carolyn - winner's choice from Andrea's TPT store -

Kristen - Winne'r choice from Kelly's TPT Store -

Dana - winner's choice from Vanessa's TPT store -

Penny - winner's choice from Cindy's TPT store -

Amy McRae (no email) - winner's choice from Laura's TPT store -

I've sent each of you an email :)

Amy - I don't have your email. Please get in contact with me or Laura to get your prize :)

Thank you all for entering and for following my little blog.

I have been working super hard on units for my little store. And here is what I have come up with:


Each unit is just $2.                    

Now, on to the freebie!
Just click on the picture above to get your copy of the wombat letter match game for free! I only ask that you kindly leave feedback if you download it. Thanks!

Mrs. Lindsey

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Award and Giveaway Still Going!

Yay! I have received the Leibster Blog award from Cindy from the Krazy Kindergarten Teacher and Louanne from My Kindergarten Kids. Thank you ladies!! You are too sweet.
My Kindergarten Kids

Krazy Kindergarten Teacher

This award is named for the German word "Liebster," which translates to "beloved" or "favorite", and is given to a "new, up and coming blogger."

Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the person who gave it to you.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to at least 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.

I am giving the award to:

Teaching Little Apples


An Apple For The Teacher


Fun in ECSE

And don't forget about my giveaway! Just a couple days left!!

Mrs. Lindsey

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


It's time to celebrate my 100 follower giveaway! Yippee! Thank all of you for following my little blog. I've teamed up with some very generous and amazing ladies to put this giveaway together.

Enter for your chance of one of 6 prizes!!

#1 Winner's choice of 1 item from my TPT Store!

#2 Winner's Choice of 1 item from Andrea's TPT Store!


#3 Winner's Choice of 1 item from Kelly's TPT Store!
An Apple For The Teacher

#4 Winner's Choice of 1 item from Vanessa's TPT Store

Kindergarten Schmindergarten

#5 Winner's Choice of 1 item from Cindy's TPT Store
Krazy Kindergarten Teacher

#6 Winner's Choice of 1 item from Laura's TPT Store

Enter using rafflecopter. Good luck!!!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Join Me in My Upcoming Giveaway! :)

I almost to 100 followers!! How exciting!!!! I'm planning a big giveaway to celebrate all of my awesome followers!!! If you would like to be a part of this awesome giveaway, just email me by Wednesday July 18th! :)Yippee!!

Mrs. Lindsey

Check Out Some Giveaways!

2 wonderful bloggers are having a giveaway!
The Hands On Teacher is having a huge giveaway! Click on the picture to go to it. One of the many prizes is winner's choice from my TpT store!


Another big giveaway is from the Krazy Kindergarten Teacher. She is giving away 3 items from here TpT store. Click on the picture to go to it!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

ABC Madness, Flash Giveaway and Freebie

I've been working really hard on an ABC pack that I could use throughout the year. And it grew and grew then grew some more. My packet ended up being 286 pages!  I could have added more. It has clippy stations, abc order, abc cards, gameboards, lots and lots of word work and word buiding mats. :) I'm excited about it and can't wait to use it with my kinders! To share some of my excitement, the first 2 followers to comment with their email will get my new packet for FREE!!

Click on the picture to check it out in my little store!

I'm sharing my coconut tree gameboard that goes with this unit with all of my fabulous followers! :)

Mrs. Lindsey

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Do You Clippy? and a FREEBIE

During the special education class in my masters, I learned that using clothespins can help students work on their fine motor skills. When you think about it, it makes sense. When you go to clip a clothespin, you hold it just like you would a pencil. When making my little TPT units, I try to include what I call "clippy stations" whenever I can.

Here is what my clippy station looks like:

I just used yarn and push pins. My clippy stations are attached to the back of my cubbies. I actually hammered the push pins in so they wouldn't come out easily. 

 Click below to get your freebie off of my new rhyming unit so you can try clippy stations.

This freebie is one of the many activities in my new rhyming unit.

Here are some more little units that include clippy stations.

I'd love to hear from you! Do you use something similar? What else do you use to develop fine motor skills?

Mrs. Lindsey

Monday, July 9, 2012

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Congratulations Ladies!! I've sent you an email to get your prize. Thank you all for participating!!

Friday, July 6, 2012


Bloggy friends are so sweet. Marie from It's a Jungle Out There! and Mrs. Janelle from Mrs. Janelle's Kindergarten Kingdom both gave me the Versatile Blogger award. :)

Mrs. Janelle's Kindergarten Kingdom

Here are the rules....
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the award image in your post.
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself
5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know they've been nominated.
OK, 7 random facts about myself....
1. I am a Christian
2. I just got married June 16th :) .
3. We had a small beach wedding.
4. I have either moved grades, classrooms or both every year that I have taught, but I haven't been above 1st grade.
5. I'm making what should be my last move (fingers crossed) this year and I'm staying in kindergarten - my favorite!
6. I have an English bulldog and there are times when I can't tell the difference between his snoring and my hubby's. LOL
7. I am a major klutz! If it's going to happen, it will happen to me!


Don't forget about my giveaway!! It's on until Sunday! :)