Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Giveaway!

Just in time for the beginning of Gingerbread season, I’m having a giveaway!ย  You can win a copy of my Gingerbread Man: Customs and Celebrations from around the World pack!

Here’s what you have to do to enter:

1) Leave a comment here on this post telling me about your favorite gingerbread idea

2) “Like” my Kristen’s Kindergarten page on Facebook

3) Follow me on Teacher’s Pay Teachers

4) Subscribe to my blog (look for this area here):

When you complete all 4 of these things, you’ll be entered to win! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ll pick a winner on Sunday evening! ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Luck!

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

The GBM-Wisconsin

The GBM disappeared again this year and ran straight to the cranberry bogs of Wisconsin. He left us this:

He told us to string the cranberries and hang them outside for the birds and squirrels, so we did:

You can get all of the ideas and the materials to go with this activity in my Gingerbread Man pack.

More about day 2 tomorrow!

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚


The Mitten

One of the books we read in my Gingerbread unit is The Mitten.ย  I created a reader to go with that part of the unit:

This set includes 3 different emergent readers to fit three different levels of students!ย  You can click on the picture above to find out more information.

I’ll share some pictures of our first and second gingerbread days tomorrow! ๐Ÿ™‚

Don’t forget that TPT is all on sale until midnight tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Cyber Monday/Tuesday Sale

I promise after the excitement of the cyber Monday/Tuesday sale at Teachers Pay Teachers, I’ll get back to blogging normally again! ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve had a week off for Thanksgiving break and I haven’t had any pictures or things to share! ๐Ÿ™‚

Click the picture to go to Tpt to save up to 28%!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Gingerbread Man Ten Frame

I’ve just uploaded a new activity for the ten frame incorporating the gingerbread man to my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store!ย  It’s a 10 page activity that comes with everything you need; recording sheets, manipulatives, and playing cards.ย  Click the picture below to check it out for yourself!


Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Teachers Pay Teachers Cyber Monday/Tuesday Sale

Don’t forget that starting Monday (or midnight on Sunday) that then entire Teachers Pay Teachers site is on sale–up to 28% off!!ย  My entire store is 20% off in addition to the 8% off from the staff of Tpt!! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Click on the picture below to go there! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m going to be stocking up for December and January!!ย  What will you buy?


Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

The Gingerbread Man

It’s finally done!!ย  Not Thanksgiving Break!ย  My Gingerbread Man Unit!!ย  I’ve been working on it here and there over Thanksgiving Break and I’ve finally finished it!ย  122 pages of Gingerbread goodness!

Join the gingerbread man as he travels around the world to learn about customs and celebrations from around the globe!ย  This unit is designed to last 20 days and incorporates literacy, social studies, writing, and math!ย  There are letters from each country, retelling props, venn diagrams, graphing cards, bulletin board headers, crafts, activities, loads of stuff!!ย  All you have to do is add some books and supplies and you’re off!!


It’s for sale right now on my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store…and starting on Monday, there is a cyber Monday/Tuesday sale happening!!ย  The entire site is 28% off!! I’ll be participating and adding a little bit extra off your purchases in my store!!ย  Just use the code CMT12 at checkout to get the discount!ย  Click the picture above to go there now!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Math Work Stations (Quarter 2)

Here is a look at some of our newer Math Work Stations:

Here is our giant Al the Alligator.ย  You can see that he’s chomping the greater number.ย  After the kids pick two number cards, they record which number is greater and which is less than on their recording sheet.ย  Click here to get the recording sheet.

This is from my Halloween Eraser Math pack.ย  The children choose a card, make that number on the ten frame with the erasers, and then record the number they created on the recording sheet included in the pack.

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Bingo Stamper Math

I created this activity for some of my kiddos who needed to work on the “teens” number recognition.

It’s part of my Stamp a Number or Letter pack.ย  I included it in one of my Math Work Stations and the kids are really loving stamping the numbers with the BINGO stampers (I get those at the Dollar Store).

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

Pumpkin Investigation #2

We also created these two charts to help us learn more about our pumpkin.ย  I find that at this point in the year, we do more of our science notebooking as a whole group and every once in a while, we will put something in our actual notebook.ย  In January, we will really get going on the children creating their own graphic organizers for their notebooks.

I found this chart on Pinterest and decided it was just what we needed!ย  My only suggestion would be to not push yourself to finish it all in one day–this is all we got done in one sitting–my kids liked to discuss what each word meant. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This song was another idea I found on Pinterest.ย  I loved the song and many of the words we listed on the chart above, we used on the post-it-notes for this song.ย  The kids loved this song and I heard them singing it throughout the next few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚


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