Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Free Winter Desk Name Tags

I created some fall name plates a few weeks ago and one of my sweet teammates just requested some winter ones. I used precious clip art from MelonHeadz Illustrating. Click on the pictures below to download 7 free winter name tags.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pattern Power Unit

I just posted my new Pattern Power unit. Click on the picture below to check out all that's included.

It's on sale through Wednesday. The first two people to comment with their email address will get this unit for free.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Math Journal Monday (Graphing Word Problems)

Hi Friends! I apologize for not posting more lately. I have a lot of fun freebies to share with you throughout the week so I promise to make it up to you. This week's Math Journal Monday activity is graphing word problems. Click on the picture below to download it.

Clip art by MelonHeadz Illustrating

Monday, November 5, 2012

Math Journal Monday (Patterns Cut and Paste)

We're learning about patterns this week in math. I created these cut and paste activities for my students to work on during math rotations. Click on the pictures below to download them. 

I also created a new patterns unit. I hope to have it posted by the end of the week.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Spiders and Bats Mini-Unit

Spider and bats are not exactly the cutest animal around, but my kiddos sure do love learning about them. I made a new Spiders and Bats Mini-Unit to incorporate into my curriculum this year. I also tried my hand at making crafts for the first time and they actually turned out pretty cute. Click on the pictures below to check out my new mini-unit.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Free Fall Themed Owl Name Tags

I'm on fall break right now and it's pretty much the best thing ever. I LOVE teaching, but it's nice to have a break every once in a while. :) I'm going to go up to school to decorate my classroom for fall on Wednesday so I made a new set of name tags. Click on the picture below to download my new Fall Themed Owl Name Tags for free.

Don't forget to sign up for the Four Fantastic Fall Units Giveaway!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Four Fantastic Fall Units Giveaway

Well I learned how to use Rafflecopter. It's pretty much the best thing ever! To celebrate my new tech savvy skills, I decided to have a giveaway. My friend Kim over at Adventures of a K/1 Teacher has agreed to donate two of her fabulous units to this giveaway. If you win you'll receive:

Spiders and Bats Mini-Unit created by Samantha Halbert


Fall, Apple and Pumpkins Literacy and Math Activities by Samantha Halbert

Happy Halloween: K/1 Math and Literacy Fun by Kim Cavett

Pumpkin Power by Kim Cavett

That's $25 worth of Fall Units! Your month of October lesson planning would be totally done! You can enter up to 6 times to win! The giveaway ends on Saturday, October 13th. Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New Blog Design

Look around, y'all! Isn't my new blog design just precious? I worked with the amazing Erin at Creating and Designing and she did such a great job.

I tried my hand at designing my own blog and it was... Stressing.Me.Out. I just couldn't get everything to look the way that I wanted it to. After searching through most of the designers out there, I realized that it was going to take a long time to get a new design and it was going to cost me an arm and a leg. Then (insert clouds parting and harp music here) I found Erin's blog. Not only are her designs precious, her prices are also very affordable. Click on her button below to check out some of her other designs.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Emergent Readers

When we started the school year, my kinders weren't quite ready for reading groups, but I still wanted to send home some sort of reading practice. I went a little emergent reader crazy and created several of them for the first few weeks of school. I wish I could share all of them with you, but due to the terms of use of some of the clip art illustrators, I'm not allowed to give them away for free. I do have one that I can share. Click on the more or less picture to download that emergent reader.

You can also have the umbrella positional words emergent reader. It's a free preview from my positional words unit. Click on the picture then download the preview to access this book. 

If you would like more emergent readers, click on one of the books below to purchase them from my TpT store. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Facebook Page

I just created a Learning with a Happy Heart Facebook Page! Click HeRe to hop on over there and check it out. Be sure to follow me so you can stay up to date on all of my freebies and giveaways. When I post a new unit, I always give away two or three copies to the first people to comment. Facebook would be a perfect way to make sure you're the first to comment.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Math Journal Monday, Apple Word Problems

This week's math journal problems revolve around one of my favorite thematic units, apples. I just adore teaching from early fall until Christmas. There are so many fun thematic units that you can incorporate into your instruction. Wednesday is Johnny Appleseed's birthday so we're going to spend all week learning about apples. Click on the picture below to download the apple word problems.

These apple math journal problems are from my new fall unit. Click on the pictures below to check it out.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

It's *Almost* Fall Y'all

The weather here in Austin, Texas is so amazing, y'all! We're finally starting to have days where the temperatures don't reach 100 degrees. This great weather has put me in a fall mood so I've spent the better part of this weekend working on a fall unit. I had so much fun making it! There is much adorable fall clip art out there. I just couldn't stop making activities! Click on the picture below to check out my new fall unit.

I also created an apple sorting activity that didn't make it into the unit. Click on the picture below to download it for free.

The first two people who comment on this blog will receive the fall unit for free. Please include your email address in your comment.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

New Take Home Sight Word Book

I finally completed the third Take Home Sight Word Book! So sorry for the delay. I looped back down to kinder this year and it's hard to find time to make a resource that you're not currently using. It's really just hard to find the energy to do anything outside of school at the beginning of kindergarten. :) I loop up to first grade every other year so it's always quite an adjustment to go from end of first grade with one group back down to beginning of kinder with another group. Luckily, I have the cutest, sweetest little bunch a teacher could ask for. Anyways, thanks for your patience with this last book!

Click on the picture below to check it out book #3:

 Have you checked out my other two sight word books? The first one is free!

I also combined all three sight word books together into one file at a discounted rate. The first three people to comment on this post will receive this Take Home Sight Word Book Combo Pack for free. Please include your email address in your comment.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Math Journal Monday (School Themed Word Problems)

I hope everyone has had a great first few weeks of school! Here are some school themed word problems to get you in a school mood:
Clip art by KPM Doodles

Monday, August 20, 2012

Math Journal Monday (Weather Word Problems)

Math Journal Monday is back! This week's math journal problems use the theme of weather to review basic kindergarten concepts. I looped back down to kinder so the math journal problems will be a little easier this school year. Click on the picture below to download.

Clip Art by KPM Doodles

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Positional Words Unit

Last week in math we learned about positional words. I've always struggled to find resources to teach this to my kindergarten and first grade students so this year I decided to create my own.

Click on the picture to check it out.
This 96 page Positional Words Unit includes:

*Positional Words Posters-below, above, in front of, behind, next to, beside, over, under, to the right of, to the left of
* The Umbrella Positional Word Emergent Reader
* The Umbrella Cut and Paste Book
* The Barn Positional Words Emergent Reader
* 5 Different Positional Words Spinner Activities
* 5 Different Positional Words Spinner Cut and Paste Activities
* 5 Different Positional Words Cut and Paste Sheets
* 5 Different Positional Words Following Directions Pages
* 2 Positional Words Assessments

The Umbrella Positional Words Emergent Reader is a freebie! Click on the picture below to download it.

Clip art by the fabulous KPM Doodles.
As an added bonus to my fabulous blog readers, the first two people to comment on this blog will receive this unit for free! Please be sure to leave your email address. Have a great week, y'all!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back to School Sale

Everything in my store is 20% for the next two days. Use the code BTS12 for an additional 10% off. I just love a good bargain! Don't you? There's a reason why TJ Max and Ross are my favorite stores. I've already filled up TpT wishlist with tons of great products and I'm counting down the minutes until this great sale starts. Here are a few items in my store that you might want to check out:

All of these items are also sold separately in my store.
All of these items are also sold separately in my store.
All of these items are also sold separately in my store.

Click HERE to visit my store and check out all of my products.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Where, Oh Where Has This Little Blog Gone?

Hi sweet bloggy friends! I apologize for my long absence. Believe it or not, I just started my second week of school. My charter school has shorter summers and longer breaks throughout the year. During fall break, I adore this schedule but, it sure is hard to go back to work in the middle of July. I completely redid my classroom over the summer. I'm planning on taking lots of pictures this week and posting them. Until then, here's a little sneak peek into my new owl themed classroom.

View from the door

My brand new rug!

Owl word wall and new storage unit

My rocking chair that I painted over the summer

Writing center and art center
I created several new products over the summer and I have a lot of freebies to share. I'll post about those throughout the week.