Sunday, March 3, 2013

What we've been up to...

I'm so thankful to HoJo for guest blogging for me this week!  I've been on a beautiful little island in Mexico called Holbox Island:

No cars, no cell phone reception, no work, no kids!
Sigh. . . it was a fantastic week and I got a little spoiled with no obligations. . .

BUT back to work I go!

Here's a little bit of what we did this week:

We have another week of pirate fun and then I'll post more in detail and I'll have a Pirate Pack added to TPT!

We spend the first 1/2 of the year learning to write the alphabet using our animals friends.  Now that we know all the letters we use our knowledge of the handwriting animals to practice our spelling words.  For more on these special animals you can click HERE to check out old blog posts about them and pick up a freebie of the page you see above.

We're working hard on recognizing and ordering numbers to 20.  The kids are also having great time working in their Calendar Binders. You can check out my calendar binders on TPT by clicking HERE.  I plan on doing a little updating this summer to add more common core elements.

This week is Kindergarten Screening so I'll be out of the classroom for 2 days meeting all the new darlings that will be coming to K next year.  Another busy week.  Good thing I have this picture on my desktop to remind me to slow down and enjoy life:


  1. It looks like you had a great time in Mexico! Thanks for letting me take over your blog for a day. :) I can't wait to see your Pirate Unit. I grew up with a pirate mascot, so they will always hold a special place in my heart. Have a great week with your future Kinders!!

  2. Wow! The beach and the sun sounds so good right now! Looks like a fun trip! I am your newest follower!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten

  3. Wow! That looks like a fabulous vacation!
    First Grade Found Me