Sunday, August 17, 2014

Open House or Meet the Teacher Letter Freebie

Do you send out letters to your students over the summer? I always used to, but have started just giving it out at Open House since we started having that before school starts.  I still haven't decided how I'll be getting these gifts to my new students yet, but, one way or another, they are getting them.  Now, you can send them, too, because I FINALLY updated my Back to School Letter Packet with the new updated version as seen below.  Also included in the packet are several different versions of Jitter Glitter letters, a First Day poem for parents (must include tissues if you use this one!),  as well as two different choices for the "growing" gift you can give your students (for preK, K and 1st!).

Letter Cc Freebie

 Hi guys! This is

I just finished my first full week of Kindergarten!
We did some amazing work and had so much fun with the letter Cc!
Please come check out all the learning and 
grab this super FREE simple sheet.
 We used it to color Cs and using elbow pasta to glue down Cs facing the RIGHT WAY!
You could use it for handwriting if you wanted as well. 
When do you go back to school?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Meet the teacher night {freebies}

Hi there!  Tara West here stopping in for a quick link to my meet the teacher night freebies!  The below notes are editable for your to make them work for your classroom!  You will also be able to take a sneak peek at how I organize the kiddos supplies!  Click the link below to view and have a great week! :)

Classroom Tour & Freebie Labels!

Hey there!  It's Tara West from Little Minds at Work!  Today I am sharing my 2014 classroom tour along with a few freebies!

I use a stone jar as an incentive for good behavior..along with the "easy" button! I have also included a label for marble jar!

New and updated "sharp" and "dull" labels

                      Bright math tub labels!  They could also be used for table numbers, etc!

I will be back soon with some meet the teacher night ideas!  Until then have a great week!

Daily Data Math Meeting

Hello!  It's Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits!

This summer, I worked on a way to get a little more math into my check in time.  I also came up with a way to help my students master odd and even in an easy and fun way!
Come on over to my blog to see what we will do with these items and grab your own odd and even numbers too!  Just click the button to check it out!

Monday, August 11, 2014

First Day of School with Pete the Cat

Hello freebie friends. I started school today! There really is no tired like the first day of school tired! So, this post is short and sweet. I always do the same book on the first day of school. I wanted to ROCK things up a bit this year. We started our first day of school with Pete the Cat. Oh my goodness...the kids LOVED it! They were singing along and begged me to read it again!

I read the story first, then we watched it on youtube! We made these adorable hats and I printed out certificates for everyone and attached some pop rocks! Which...I have to tell you...pop rocks, not so easy to find these days!

You can download your freebie from my TpT store! Click on the cover page below! 

First day of school Pete the Cat certificates and hat {K and 1st}

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Freebie Customizable Name Mats

Tara West from Little Minds at Work popping in to share with you something for your new set of kiddos!  Students will not even know they are practicing their names with these fun mats!  Also, the best part is that you can customize the mats for YOUR class list!  See below the mats in action!

Click the graphic below to get your freebie customizable name mats!  You are fabulous and making a difference...don't forget that! :)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Open House/Meet the Teacher Night

I cannot believe it's that time of year again!  The summer has gone by soooooo fast.  Monday is our Open House/Meet the Teacher Night and I wanted to share some freebies with you.
I bought some glitter packets at Dollar Tree that were 5 packets for $1, stapled them on, and placed them on the student's desks.

I also have this sign and mints sitting out for the parents.

You can get these two downloads for FREE over at my blog.  While you're there, you may want to download this "Thanks for Popping In" freebie as well.

Head on over to my blog and download away!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Freebie Treat Bag Labels!

Hey there!  I am preparing for back to school with these adorable meet the teacher treat bags!  They are super quick and easy!  Stuff some goldfish in a baggie, tie, and add this adorable label and you're set!  I have added tags for Pre-K and up!  Download the freebie below! :)  Have a great back to school! -Tara West

Beach Theme Sentences

I know school is just around the corner, but I CAN'T let go of my summer vibe!  I made a little Beach Simple Sentence Freebie for you to use when practicing writing sentences.  My students LOVE this because there are so many activities for them to do on one page...

For each page the students:
Read it.
Trace it.
Write it.
Cut and paste it.

These are fun and engaging, and once the students are trained on how this sheet works, they can start building sentences all on their own!

Michelle from Apples and ABC's.

Apples & ABC's