Tuesday, March 27


The chicks are here!
I thought I would give you our Monday in pictures...

Yesterday was fun--and the longest day ever--haha.

Sunday, March 25

I opened my email today and I received an email from a new company called

 K5 Learning has an online reading and math program for kindergarten to grade 5 students.  I've been given a 6 week free trial to test and write a review of their program.  If you are a blogger, you may want to check out their  open invitation to write an online learning review of their program.

I did a little research this morning to see if it would be appealing to me and my kinders.  I think it will and I am very excited to give it a try.  So, I will begin my 6 week trial tomorrow and I will give you updates on how it is working out.  Has anyone ever used this program?  How did it work for you?

Thursday, March 22


I was so excited that I have been sitting at the computer ready so I would be on time.  I know, kinda nerdy...
so here are the winners...
 #12 is...Bobbie @ The Daily Cupcake--congrats!
#19 is...Jennifer @ Herding Kats in Kindergarten--congrats!

#10...Robynn @ Busy Bees--congrats!

#  2...Ali @ An Education Lasts a Lifetime--congrats!

Congrats to everyone!  I will be sending you the Very Hungry Caterpillar Emergency Planner tonight--
If you have this one and would like a different sub planner, please email soon.   I would like to send these tonight.
email:  fivegaithers@gmail.com

Thank you to everyone that stopped by and left kind comments!


If you have already purchased this emergency sub plan and I choose your name,
then you can pick one of the other ones that I have at my TpT store!
You decide which one you would like.

I am super excited about my new Emergency Sub Plan that is centered around...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I have detailed teacher directions to get the packet ready and detailed directions for the sub to follow.  You will need to supply The Very Hungry Caterpillar book, your class list, daily/special schedule, and bus/lunch list.  I have included a 15 page book (I recommend to copy it back to back when making it for your class to save paper), an art activity, pocket chart activities, group game, and math activities.

It is Thursday...
 I want to give it away to 4 of my followers!

This is what you need to do--

follow my blog and leave me a comment letting me know you follow me.  Do it quick-- this giveaway will end Thursday at 8:00pm 
(central standard time)
and I will post the winners!

Wednesday, March 21

Giveaway Linky Party

A giveaway linky party is being hosted by the amazing...
Head over to her blog to find out what it is all about!  You will be amazed!  
Sneak Peek--
I was planning on having a surprise 


but the cat is out of the bag--

so be sure to come back and check it out--now that you know!

Sunday, March 18

Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice

click on image to go to TpT store.

My next Sub Planner is about penguins!  These are plans that are ready for a sub--complete with instructions!  You will need to include the book, your schedule, lunch/bus routines.  No need to wait for a sub--it is something that you would find fun to do with your kiddos.  This packet comes with...
2 literacy activities
1 math addition/subtraction worksheet
number group activities
bingo math game
penguin art project

I hope you enjoy this product!  

Jeepers Creepers

You can purchase it at my TpT store.

This is the second installment of my Emergency Plans.  These are plans that are ready for a sub-complete with instructions.  You will need to provide the book, your schedule, and lunch/bus routines.  No need to wait for a sub--it is something that you would find fun to do with your kiddos.  This packet includes:

1 reader's response sheet
1 monster art activity
1 monster math adding worksheet
1 math group game
1 pocket chart equation cards
  monster number cards
I also added some free activities that will work with this unit or stand alone.

click on the pictures to snag it.  
If you download my product, would you please consider rating it?

Pardon me...

Ok, so I was a little preoccupied this week and now it is Sunday...after taking Devin to a few doctor appointments, getting his hearing aide adjusted, meeting with the school about the FM, blowing leaves out of my flowerbed, enjoying the weather, getting 'my walk on', raking more leaves (we live in the woods--lol), reading until my heart's (almost) content, and creating a little...I am finally organizing a little.  So, please pardon any extra posts that are posted today.  I am in an organizing mode and I should probably go with it since I learned a while back that I am a 'stacker' personality--big shock (not)!  By the way, the weather was very distracting this week--in the 80's.  It was a perfect week for Spring break!

Tuesday, March 13

I'm Speechless...

I received two more awards and I was just speechless!  The first one is...
and I received it from...
Kimberlee at Two Fulbright Hugs
April at Fun 2B in First

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

The Rules...
*  Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them.
*  Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers.
*  Follow the person who nominated you.

My nominees are...
(I do not have all 15 right now--I will try to post more this week)

A Teeny Tiny Teacher 
Spotlight on Kindergarten

My Photo 

My other award is from...

I am sooo thrilled!  Thank you!  I would like to take a moment and spotlight a few blogs that I visit on a daily basis!

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten 


barnwoodchicbanner (Square)
of course there are many more, but they already have the award!

Saturday, March 10


Ok, blogging buddies out there...I will need you to be understanding with me this weekend and possibly over the next week.  It's not anything crazy, I just want to organize my blogging list into categories, get some of my previous posts linked to the correct pages, and get a few new posts where they belong.  I also received some great awards and I want to share them with you and the blogs from those awesome people.  The best feeling is the world is to have someone say--You are doing a great job, I like what I see!  It warms my heart!  (and sometimes makes my eyes leak a little)!  Off to get a new mouse for my computer--this one is driving me CrAZy!  Then the fun will begin!  Oh ya, did I mention I am on...

Saturday, March 3

Dr. Seuss 2012

We have had a wonderful time so far and I wanted to share some pictures with you...
 They loved picking out their new shirt and posing for the class picture!
 Click here for the directions to make this hat.
We started the hats on Thursday so they would be ready to wear on Friday.
 Click here to download the writing paper.
My kinders told me the first sentence we needed to have--they are underlined.  The blue words were where some of them would eat the green eggs and ham.  The words in the box were unknown words that they might need for their sentences.
They did AWESOME!
 The green eggs and ham were yummy and we watched the video on you tube.

The idea was sparked here!
They had so much fun making their people.  I can't wait to see what they write about themselves.

Thursday, March 1

Thing Shirts!

Wishing I would have started sooner than last night...
The shirts are colored and I am still putting all the iron on decals!
They will looks so cute tomorrow!  Only 15 more to go...
There are not sticking very well, so I will probably need to outline with black paint.
Who needs to sleep anyway???