Saturday, August 11, 2012


 Back to School Sale Banners, 2012/2013 School Year

Hey there everyone!! Welcome back to school! It's time to stock up and SAVE! This Sunday and Monday is our HUGE back to school sale over at Teachers Pay Teachers. Use the code BTS12 and enjoy 28% off everything in my store! :)
Fill those carts and add to those wishlists ( mine is ever growing).....

Get what you need now to be ready for the the best prices!!

Happy shopping and have a wonderful school year!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

It's That Time.......

Hi fellow bloggers!  I've been out of the blogging loop for a while and it feels great to be back!!  It has been a challenging summer for families here in our hometown of Aurora, Colorado.  I am amazed at what a supportive and strong community that we have here, a community of families who come together in these times to care for one another.  As we enter a new school year, running around preparing for our incoming darlings, going from store to store, spending hours decorating our rooms, and on the computer planning.... I want to remember to live in the moment this school year.  To be fully present at school and at home...and in times of stress remember.... this too shall pass and great things will emerge!!

Now that I have "gotten philosophical"...I am so excited to bring my room together I will be posting pics next week of my classroom, because I don't know about you but I LOVE to see other teacher's classrooms and get ideas for organization, layouts, environmental print leave me a comment with your blog pics too!  I would love to check them out!!!:)

Here's to an amazing day!!!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brown Bear Color Word Poster Set/ Bulletin Board

Hi all!  After a full weekend of re-mulching our ENTIRE yard and shovel tons upon tons of rock my back is killing me, its time to seek respite in some blogging and classroom creations:)!!  Hence my color word poster set was born!


Check out my new Brown Bear Color Words Poster set on TpT.  I was so tired of my store bought color posters/bulletin board sets I have used through the years, so I decided to create these little posters to put up in my calendar area in my classroom. The polka dots go along with many of your polka dot classroom theme, and I love that it is literature based and can be tied in so easily!  I will laminate these and use them for sequencing activities and thinking maps at the beginning of the year when we discuss our color words to start off our kindie year!  I am also putting together number/quantity posters to match!!!  How do you introduce color words to your kiddos at the beginning of the year???  Leave me a comment and let us know!:)

I am off to swim team practice with my little darlings!!  It's Tuesday right....I lose track of the days, summer break is the best!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Little Miss Glamour Goes To Kindergarten: Sight Wordgories. {win your copy!}

My friend Kristin over @ Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten has a great new giveaway!! But head over there's over tonight 10 PM Eastern!!! 

Little Miss Glamour Goes To Kindergarten: Sight Wordgories. {win your copy!}: Whoa!  I got so into finishing this game that I worked right through Live with Kelly!  Let me tell you, girls, that does not happen. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Follow the Freebies!!!!

Follow for Freebies

Hi welcome to my blog Kindergarten Sparkles!! I am so glad you stopped by:)!  Please grab this cute freebie for identifying, reading and graphing color words.  It is a great beginning of the year activity to help your kiddos review or learn to read their color words while reinforcing graphing skills:)!

Please take a minute to follow my blog!!!:)  I am just getting started on this blog adventure and I need your support! Click the link below to grab your freebie:


Thank you and enjoy your blog hopping and ** Freebies**!!!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Teaching Blog Addict: Mark Your Calendars!!

Teaching Blog Addict: Mark Your Calendars!!: Mark your calendars TBA fans and followers!! We ’ ve got something fun planned for YOU! Friday, July 5 th is International Blog Hopping...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Classroom Shopping Begins....

 After a few weeks off from school, enjoying time at the pool, shuttling my girls from activity to activity, and a great birthday with my amazing family the time has come.......

Classroom Decor Shopping!!!!

I will be posting some of my favorite finds this week...they are cuties, but here is the adorable new literacy/plush set available at Kohl's.  I love to put these in my room!!!! The new set is SKIPPY JON JONES!!!!  I think I will need to make a TpT unit for these sets because they are just too cute!  They are adorbs, literacy-based, and for $5 a piece you can't beat it.  Kohls Care donates back to non-profits too which is always terrific.  They have a bunch of different characters, but here is the link to Skippy Jon students LOVE SJJ!!!  Here is the link to Kohl's check them out!!!

What is your favorite Skippy Jon Jones book that you read with your class or your kiddos @ home??  Leave me a comment  and let me know:)!

Monday, June 25, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award!

Thank you Karla over @ for the fabulous One Lovely Blog Award!  What a great surprise that was.....I will post my listings of the blogs I am passing on to so stay tuned for some new blogs!!

Once you receive the award, you must follow 3 rules:
1.  Follow the person that gave you the award.
2.  Link back to the person that gave you the award.
3.  Pass the award on to 15 new bloggers.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Teaching Blog Addict: Classroom Spot Makeovers

Teaching Blog Addict: Classroom Spot Makeovers: Have you ever had something in your classroom you wished that you could give a makeover?  For me, it has been a number of things including ...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Color Word Freebie

I just finished working on a color word graphing activity that is available for FREE @ my TpT store!!  This is a great activity for kiddos to read their color words, and practice graphing at the same time!!  It is part of a whole color word unit that I am creating as we speak!!

Click on the link below and grab your copy.  Leave me feedback:)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lemonade Literacy Pack

I just posted my Lemonade Literacy Pack on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. It is perfect summer fun for your primary learners!! Check it out and leave me some feedback!! Have a super day!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Start to Summer!!!

What a start to the summer...tornado warnings, dance recitals, and my 11th anniversary to my amazing husband:)!!! Why not start a blog from the ground up!! Please join me on this journey as I learn the in's and out's of blogging and connect with wonderfully talented teachers.

My goal this summer is to take the extra time I have this summer to enjoy my family, the time-off, and create many items and ideas for the upcoming school year. Leave me a comment and let me know if there is something special that you've been looking for and haven't seen out there:).

Please follow my blog and my TpT store to see what's new and exciting and help me to get my blog and store jump started!!!

I'm off to spend my anniversary with my Hubby!! Have a relaxing weekend!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Freebies

Freebie Fridays

Here is a great spot to pick up some amazing ideas from a group of terrific teachers. What can be better they are freebies!! Enjoy!!

Happy Friday!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012