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