Category Archives: Teachers Pay Teachers

August Problem Solving Pack

I’ve finally finished my August Problem Solving Pack!Β  It’s all ready to go in my Tpt store and it helps your K students to count, learn to write numbers, and recognize quantities of numbers.

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You can click the picture above to go there and get yours! πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

New Tpt Products

I’ve posted two new products in my Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s store:

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The first one is a set of color & number posters.Β  There are 10 color posters and 9 shape posters included.Β  Each color word is written in the corresponding color and each shape word is also written in a color that corresponds to the color of the shape.

Each poster is 8 1/2 x 11 sized.

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This pack “All About Numbers” will help you talk about a number a day with your students.Β  Included are numbers to 20, but you could keep going with the numbers after you were done with the first 20.Β  The header cards are meant to be displayed on a board (poster board or bulletin board) and the children can help fill in the information next to them.

Kristen πŸ™‚

Stamp an Uppercase letter

By popular demand, I’ve finished creating a Stamp an Uppercase letter activity to go along with my lowercase/numbers pack.

There is a version for readers where the color words are written in all black, encouraging them to use their reading skills to figure out what color they need.

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There is also a non-reader version.Β  This version has the color words written in color so non-readers can focus on identifying letters and stamping them rather than reading the color words. πŸ™‚Β  This version would be great for ELL/lower students! πŸ™‚Screen Shot 2013-06-22 at 10.46.44 AMClick on either of the pictures to get your “Stamp an Uppercase letter” activity from my Tpt store. πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚



2D Shapes Game Pack

Summer vacation is wonderful! πŸ™‚Β  I’m getting caught up (but not quite ever done) with my to do list! πŸ™‚Β  I made this 2D Shapes Game PackΒ  as part of the Math Work Stations my kids will use at the beginning of next year.

There are 6 activities included:

2D Spin a Shape (this activity is also included in my 2D shapes game)

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2D Shape Grab (this activity is also included in my 2D shapes game)Screen Shot 2013-06-15 at 9.07.35 PM

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2D shape BINGOScreen Shot 2013-06-15 at 9.07.09 PMYou can click any of the pictures or the link at the top to get your own. πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

Birthday Posters

I’ve just finished creating some new birthday posters for my classroom!Β  I wanted something new that is going to match some other items I’ll be making soon, so I went with a blue and green chevron pattern.

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You can click on either of the pictures to get your own. πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚

New Center Activities

I went into school to work today (we are on Spring Break) and to check on the tadpoles.Β  While I was there I copied A LOT of new pages we will be using to write, glue, and illustrate!Β  I also laminated more than the law allows and brought it all home to cut out. πŸ™‚Β  Here are some of the new things we will (and have been) using in our Math and Literacy Work Stations.Β  I’m putting the link to where I got them (if there is one) underneath the picture.


Literacy Activities


We practiced subtraction last week using this song/poem and the kids loved it so much that they asked me to write it down and put it in Pocket Chart Work Station so they could “play” with it more.


Our chicken eggs arrive next week and I always like to add Humpty Dumpty to the egg mix when we learn about them.Β  This rhyme will go in our Pocket Chart Station as well.


We used 5 Green and Speckled Frogs two weeks ago to introduce subtraction.Β  The kids loved it…so it’s going into Pocket Chart Station as well…along with these guys:

photoThe kids can retell the poem while acting it out.Β  I’m going to add some velcro to the back of the frogs and the top of the log when I get them back to school. You can get the poem and the frogs in my Ponds and Plants pack. πŸ™‚photo

This activity is also from my Ponds and Plants pack.Β  This activity can be used in two ways.Β  You can either show the children the words and have them practice reading them, or you can have the children sort them by middle vowel sound, put them under the correct letter, and then write the words on the included recording sheet.

Math Activities


I just made this this week and you can get them here. The children match up the sum with the math sentence and then write their work on the included recording sheet (it’s at school. πŸ™‚Β  ).


How many more to get to 10?Β  This activity helps children learn to see quantities quickly on a ten frame and to visually help see how many more they need to get to ten.Β  After adding the green flowers, children record their work on the recording sheet.Β  The recording sheet asks the child to record both the ten frame work and the math sentence that shows their work (ex: 3+7=10).


These awesome cards are part of a pack I purchased from my blogging friend Kathleen Pedersen from Growing Kinders! You MUST own this pack!Β  In addition to these “I have, Who has” teen number cards, Kathleen has booklets for all the teen numbers (11-20) designed to help your kiddos master them!Β  I printed off the entire pack and copied most of the activities…I’ll share those when they are in use. πŸ™‚


Next up are these awesome cards by another blogging friend Greg from Kindergarten Smorgasboard! These are from Greg’s Snapping Numbers, Composing and Decomposing Numbers.Β  These cards represent just two of the activities in this huge pack!Β  I’ll be hitting up my favorite LEGO store later this weekend to score some of these bricks off the pick-a-brick wall (I love that wall!)

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I’m a LEGO nerd at heart and it helps my obsession that my 8 year old is too! πŸ™‚


This is one of our new Promethean Board activities for Math.Β  It includes both addition and subtraction activities and the kids love them!Β  I got this at Lakeshore down the street from my school, but I can’t remember right now what the name is…

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Found it!Β  It’s called Beginning Operations.Β  Here is a shot from Lakeshore’s website.


This pond roll and cover sheet has funny story behind it.Β  I set out to make something that resembled a lily pad and got that finished.Β  Because I was so tired, I started adding cattails and grass around the edges to finish up my pond.Β  Then I colored it green…still thinking that it was a lily pad, but also thinking it was a pond.Β  So now it’s either a really big lily pad, or a pond pad, a mix of a pond and a lily pad! πŸ™‚Β  The children roll the two dice and cover the sum with a cube. πŸ™‚

photoThis activity is also from Lakeshore (if anyone from Lakeshore is reading this, I LOVE your store and would LOVE to be a spokesperson for you or guinea pig some of your new products! πŸ™‚Β  )

The children use two different colors of linking cubes (included) and then write all those combinations down on the opposite side of the card.


Here is our Frog Dice Toss activity.Β  The children roll the two pocket dice and then write the two numbers down along with the sum.


This is Subtraction Bowling…the latest craze to hit our Kindergarten classroom!!Β  The children set up the 10 pins and then roll the sphere at them.Β  They count the number of pins (cups) that fall down and record that on their recording sheet.Β  I found this activity through a pin on Pinterest, from a site called What the Teacher Wants.Β  Click the words above to go there. πŸ™‚photo

I thought they would throw the sphere everywhere, but with lots of careful modeling, they did an awesome job! πŸ™‚Β  They were so engaged too! πŸ™‚


These are our Domino Mats I got in my Math Swap last summer.Β  I pinned the idea on Pinterest from Kindergarten, Kindergarten. photo

We’ve been using the mats for about a month now, to get us warmed up to the idea of addition with the amounts on the dominoes.Β  I decided to step it up a level by asking the kiddos to record their work on this recording sheet.Β  It’s not available yet, but I’m working (slowly) on a pack of domino ideas and this will be in it> πŸ™‚


This is Dunk it Dominoes again.Β  I’ve shown it before in this post, but I wanted to show you that I also added the same recording sheet here in this station as well.Β  The kids were getting done earlier than everyone else and they were truly trying to dunk the dominoes from far away, so I added this sheet. πŸ™‚Β  They can now slow down, take their time, and show me they are working on mastering their addition facts. πŸ™‚

This was a long post! πŸ˜‰Β  If you’re still reading, thanks for sticking with me! πŸ™‚

What are your favorite Literacy and Math Activities you can’t live without right now?

Kristen πŸ™‚

Ponds and Plants

I just finished up (finally!) a new 72 page pack about Ponds and Plants.Β  Lots of math, literacy, and science notebook activities are included along with recording sheets for each activity.Β  Click the picture below to check it out! πŸ™‚Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.18.20 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.19.48 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.18.56 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.21.01 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.20.24 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.20.05 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.18.43 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.19.08 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.19.35 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.19.22 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.20.37 PM Screen Shot 2013-03-26 at 8.20.50 PM


Kristen πŸ™‚

Spring Problem Solving Pack

I finally got the new problem solving pack done!Β  It snowed here last night, into today, 9 inches! So much for the first day of my Spring Break!Β  It is supposed to be in the 50’s by Saturday though…still…it’s Spring!! πŸ™‚

This pack is designed to cover April and May.Β  It’s got 45 activities in it…and assuming you’re in school every weekday from April 1st to the end of May, you will have one for each of the 42 days that are included in that time. πŸ™‚

Here are some pictures of the new pack.Β  If you click on any of them, it will take you to my Tpt site where you can purchase it for your own.Β  It is a little more expensive than my other packs, but it contains 2 months worth of activities, so I priced it accordingly. πŸ™‚Β  It covers a wide range of Common Core Standard skills and I made each activity last at least a week, so you can really practice each skill with your students. πŸ™‚

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Let me know what you think!

Kristen πŸ™‚

Sale! :)

Don’t forget that my entire Teacher’s Pay Teachers store is on sale from March 10th until the 12th! πŸ™‚

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Kristen πŸ™‚

A Sale and a Product Swap!

A bunch of us over at Kinderland are having a product swap!Β  We each got paired up with someone to swap products with.Β  I am paired up with Cathy Irwin of Mrs. Irwin’s Class.Β  She sent me this fun “Down on the Farm” pack.Β  Screen Shot 2013-03-09 at 5.02.52 PM
There are loads of activities packed into this unit that Cathy wrote!Β  My kids loved playing the positional words game:
My assistant would read a card and then the kids would place the correct farm animal on, under, next to, or under the fence with the shape she mentioned.Β  They were busy correcting each other and wanted to keep playing!
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They also loved the upper and lower case matching game!Β  The kids match the upper case farm animal with the lowercase letter written on the red barn!Β  GREAT practice for my ELL kiddos!
You can get Cathy’s pack here from her Tpt store!Β 

Now for the SALE!!

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As part of our product swap we are all having a Tpt store sale starting tomorrow (the 10th) and ending on the 12th.Β  My entire store will be 20% off!!Β  Come visit me and all my Kinderland friends! πŸ™‚

I’ll be linking up their stores tomorrow so that you can visit everyone who is participating in The Kinderland March Madness Sale! πŸ™‚

Kristen πŸ™‚


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