Thursday, July 20, 2017

Alphabet Wall Cards with REAL Photos!

Hi friends!  I have had this done for a week or so but i have been waiting for an opportunity to get some good pics for you!  I am very excited for this product.  I currently have these up on my wall.  They worked out well last year and my kids referred to them daily.  I left them up for the fall and even covered them to keep them clean.  Butttt, my teacher mind has been spinning and as with the color posters I posted last week, and I am leaning towards using real photos as much as I can. So here they are!  To get to the TPT link for this product, simply click on any photo below!

This time around, I wanted to be sure to emphasize that the vowels have short and long songs.  I decided to make a photo card to represent each.  If you are wondering why I chose the pictures that I did for the vowels, we use pieces from Literacy How and teach students a song that helps them remember that each vowel has two sounds.  These are the objects (minus eggs) in that song so I wanted students to make that connection.  I haven't been able to pop into my classroom yet so I put a few on my wall to show you how I plan on displaying them!

My 6 year old is starting to understand why mommy does this and what I do on TPT so he gets very excited whenever he sees me working on something.  My 4 year old is FINALLY starting to get excited about his name and the alphabet so when he saw the letters, especially ice cream, he wanted a picture!  Of course he had to still play ABCmouse lol.

I am SUPER excited to get this hung in my classroom!  As soon as I do I will take a pic!  Until will keep seeing my living room wall haha!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Color Posters Featuring REAL PHOTOS!

Wahoo!  I finally finished up my Color Posters using REAL PHOTOS!  The real photo piece is my favorite part of this.  I find my new kindergarten friends tend to lack background knowledge.  I want to be able to provide them with a lot of photographs of real people, places, and things to help them find more of a connection and to build their knowledge of the world around them.  I want them to connect with the fact that these people, places, and things are REAL even if they have yet to see them in person.

I tried to choose meaningful, up-close, true to the color photographs.  I wanted the particular color to be the focus and not have students be distracted by too many other details of the photo. I choose the usual crayon box colors as to not get too overwhelming for my students.  Here's what's included:

  • 10 colored posters
  • pink (frosting on a doughnut)
  • red (strawberries)
  • orange (an orange sliced in half with other oranges around it)
  • yellow (a yellow flower with a be on it)
  • green (blades of grass)
  • blue (the sky with a bit of the ocean on the bottom)
  • purple (flowers)
  • black (a bear)
  • brown (a brownie)
  • white (a snowman)

I am excited to see where these will best be placed in my classroom!  I look forward to students utilizing these throughout the year.  I didn't have properly placed posters last year (I was rushed with time and just left up what the previous teacher had) which was not so great.  My own 6 year old and year old were immediately drawn to the posters when I put them up for photos in my living room!  I played a little game with my 4 year old (and his light saber haha) and my 6 year old wanted to eat the brownie!

To find these in my TPT store, click on any of the above photos or here.  Coming up within the next few days are my Alphabet Posters using REAL PHOTOS and including photos for both the long and short sound of vowels.  My 6 year old may or may not be in the short i photo haha.  I was desperate!  Comment below on how you will use these in your room!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my new blog, Carey in Kindergarten!  If you are joining me from my previous blog, Busy Mama & Her Boys, I want to thank you for continuing to follow me.  For all my new friends, welcome!  I finally feel settled and ready to dive back into the world of sharing my resources and resources I have come across.  I have made soooo many things the past year but never had time to "spice them up" and make them TPT ready.  I plan on doing that this summer as well as share all the new things I have planned!