May 25, 2016

12 FREE Station Signs for Field Day

Field Day is such a fun event for the end of the school year! Don't stress about planning what to do, here are some easy, yet fun games for your class to play. These activities are cheap and easy to throw together! 
To make our field day more fun, we made team shirts. You can easily create a logo with your class name and year in Kindergarten and get the iron-on paper to create the shirts. We had 6 kindergarten classes, so each class picked a different color of shirt. Sadly another teacher had already picked pink. :(
The game below is called "Drip, Drip, Drop" and is one of my favorite games to play! This game is similar to Duck, Duck, Goose--just add water! Kids go around and squeeze a tiny bit of water out and say "Drip" on each kid. When they want someone to tag and chase them, they squeeze more water on that kid's head and say "Drop!!!" then start running. This game is so much fun, especially on a HOT day!! I'm in charge of filling the sponge so the kids don't get totally soaked. :)
 Who doesn't love a little Limbo? It's a perfect field day gay that can be a bit challenging too.
To give students a bit of a break from running around, we throw out some sidewalk chalk and let them have at it! You can find chalk really cheap at The Dollar Tree or Wal-Mart.
The students really enjoyed playing bean bag toss and found it harder than they thought. They got 4 bean bags to throw and try to make it in a bucket for their team to get a point.
Football toss only requires a foam football (Nerf) and a hula hoop. Students simply throw the ball and try to make it through the hoop. 
Hula Hoop Relays are another fun activity. I didn't get a great picture of them in action, but students hold hands and then climb through the hula hoop and have it go over/under their bodies to get around the circle.
Fill the bucket is an easy, yet fun water game for field day! All you need are a few buckets and sponges. Students fill the sponge form one bucket, run to the other bucket and squeeze out as much water as they can. The first team to fill the water to the line marked, wins!
Don't forget to have a water station! It's important to keep your students hydrated. We had popsicles at our water station too. 
Students love autographing each other's shirts from field day! It's a great way to save those memories from the year. 
Click the picture below to grab 12 FREE Field Day signs that you can put at each station. You can attach them to a paint stick, old election signs, orange cones, etc. 

May 3, 2016

TPT Wishlist Linky and a TPT Gift Card GIVEAWAY

Since TeachersPayTeachers LOVES the teaching community so much, they are throwing a site-wide SALE starting TODAY! It's only 2 days, so get your shopping carts ready! I'm linking up with Teaching in the Tongass to show you some of the most wish listed items that buyers want in my TPT store
My Fluency & Fitness sets are many of my top wishlisted items. If you haven't me share videos of these in action on my FB and IG pages, then here's a quick video showing you what they are like. Students and teachers are LOVING them because students don't even realize they are learning! They are practicing all kinds of reading and math skills and getting the wiggles out at the same time. This Number Sense Fluency & Fitness is my #1 wishlisted item.

I have over 30 bundles for a variety of math and reading skills, so here are some previews of other sets available. 




Buying the MEGA bundle is by far the most bang for your buck. You get ALL 33 bundles + any other bundles I make for K-3 for FREE! Grab it now during the TPT sale, use the coupon code: CELEBRATE, and you'll be getting the bundle HALF OFF! This is a resource you can use multiple times a year, all year long, and for years to come! 

After many of my Fluency & Fitness bundles, the next wishlisted items is my Number Sense (1-10) Worksheets
You can use these as worksheets or put them in sheet protectors for center time. Students can show the variety of ways to show a number including the number word, tally marks, dice, base 10 blocks, and draw a picture. I also have Number Sense (11-20) Worksheets.
This Building Words Bundle is another top wishlisted item from my store.
This will help students build CVC words and work on their letter sounds. There are 2 sets of cards to allow for differentiation; some with the letter on the card as a hint, and some without the letter.
Students fill in the missing beginning, middle, or ending sounds, depending on the game. They can also fill in the missing sound on their worksheet, so you can hold them accountable for their work.
Visit Teaching in the Tongass's page to see many more most wishlisted items!

I have partnered up with TPT and they are allowing me to give away not 1, but 2 gift cards!!! Enter below and then jump over to my Instagram page to try to win the other $10 TPT gift card! Both winners will be announced tonight, so you'll still have 1 more day to use it while the big SALE is going on!