Planning for Math & Vocabulary Cards Give Away

I love planning for literacy! Guided reading groups, interactive writing, read alouds, phonics...I LOVE IT! Math? Not as much...Kindergarten math is fun compared to calculus (gag), but I just don't have the same passion for it as I do for reading. However, it's sort of growing on me! 

 Big, big, BIG changes are happening in Texas with Math. We have a brand spanking new set of Math TEKS. TEKS stands for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and they are the standards used by the state of Texas. So, we have all new resources and things to use!

 My biggest beef with math program is that they don't always do a good job of explaining vocabulary in an age appropriate way for young students. These are great for my ESL students too!

My Math Vocabulary Words includes around 120 different math words. Each word has a picture to go with it and an explanation of the concept. I am planning on having  a math wall (which will really be a cabinet) and adding new vocabulary words for each topic that we cover. I am so proud of myself for having these all cut and laminated already! 

Go me!

This set includes the following words: Count, number,zero,  one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty- three, twenty- four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, thirty, whole, part, none, more (than), fewer (than), same number as, compare, column, row, order, five frame, ten-frame, greater (than), less (than), double ten-frame, set, before, after, join, in all, add, plus sign (+), sum, equal sign (=), addition sentence, left, separate, take away, subtract, minus sign (-), difference, subtraction sentence, coin, penny, cent, cent sign, value, nickel, dime, quarter, cost, related fact, model, hundred chart, pattern, same (alike), different, sort, does not belong, circle, triangle, solid figure, cone, cube, cylinder, sphere, flat surface, balance scale, holds, length, longer, shorter, height, taller, weight, weighs, heavier, lighter, graph, survey, real graph, picture graph, most, fewest, earn, skill, gift, income, want, need, behind, between, beside, in front of, next to, above, below, in, out.

Would you like a copy of the Math Vocabulary Cards? Tell me what program you use for math and your email address.  I will email a copy for the first THREE comment-ers. But, I have been know to share with numbers 4 and 5 too... 
Good Luck! I look forward to hearing about how you teach math! 

Hope everyone is enjoying summer! And if you aren't on summer yet, God bless you...


Let's Talk About NON-FICTION Books

I'm pretty sure it's in the teacher job description to like books. Especially, if you teach little people! I am linking up with Deanna Jump for the We Love Books Linky Party! Click on the image to link up. 

This year I have really developed an appreciation for Kindergarten appropriate non-fiction books. 
The perfect non-fiction book for Kinders:
Has just the right amount of text. Some non-fiction books dddddrrrraaagggg oooonnnn and onnnnnnn, AHHHH! You know what I mean right? 
Includes"Real" and interesting pictures
Full of facts
Short, sweet and keeps the kid's attention

Meet my favorite non-fiction brand, Pebbles Plus. Capstone Press is the publisher of these books and every one I own is wonderful! Just look for this little logo on the bottom right corner of the book. 

 Click HERE to see the complete list of Pebbles Plus books. 
These books are very expensive off of the publisher's website, however Amazon has many of the books for under $7 and Scholastic sells these books too! You can buy entire sets for around $10! A few weeks ago I got a set of 5 books on clearance for $3. So keep your eyes peeled!

Here are a few of my favorite Pebbles Plus books:

 The cover on this book is just precious!

 We do a big duck and chick unit in the Spring. This is one of my favorite books to go with my unit. I even used it on my formal observation this year!

 I bought the entire spring set on Scholastic last Spring! It's great for teaching about the season and plants.

I bought the plant parts set of books from Scholastic too! Each book really does a great job of breaking down plant parts for little ones to understand.

You will get addicted to these non-fiction books! I have quite the collection going. Let me know if you have any questions or good finds : ) 
Have a happy Tuesday!


June Currently

Hello June! Hello Summer! : ) 
Today I am kicking off summer by linking up for the June Currently. 

LOVING: Friday was the last day of school! So I am officially on SUMMER VACATION! I am planning on turning into a pool bum! 

THINKING: I have this great little craft room/ office in my house. I have been pinning organization ideas for months and I am ready to get started!

WANTING: I am DYING to go to Vegas for the I Teach K and TPT Conference. I'm still working on a way to attend!

NEEDING: I have been dreading/putting off changing my name after getting married in March. It's so much work! New Drivers License, passport,insurance, social security card, teaching certificate, the list goes on and on.. Today I signed up for and started working on all of the documents. So that's a start!

1. Organize and Deep Clean: I am just itching to reorganize everything and really clean out! We still have boxes of wedding stuff and presents to put away. I am ready to get it all done! I am also planning a big garage sale!


3. New puppy: I am getting a new puppy at the end of June! In February, we found out that Hubby was allergic to my precious kitty Helen. DEVASTATING! He doesn't really like cats, but he was even sad. Luckily, some friends of ours took her and we still see her lots. However, I needed to fill the small animal void in my life. We have a chocolate lab, Luke who I LOVE. But, I decided I needed a little dog too. SOOOO we are getting a Maltipoo! Her name is Lexi Berry and she will be old enough to bring home on June 26. I am looking forward to spending the summer with her. She is going to be spoiled rotten! 

Well it's almost time for Sonic Happy Hour which means the pool is also calling my name! Happy Summer friends! : )