Thursday, December 29, 2011

Snowflakes song and song chart

I hope your students will enjoy singing Snowflakes, look for more songs and song charts coming soon!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

January Smartboard Calendar

I am so excited to finally have a smartboard! I have been busy making activities for winter that I'll be posting soon. If you have any suggestions about the calendar, please post! I want to provide materials that are helpful to you.  (If you would like the calendar in ppt, please leave a comment.) Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Wishing all my blogging friends a joyous holiday season filled with love and light!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Let's All do The Reindeer Pokey


Let's all do the Reindeer Pokey and get in the Christmas spirit! This song came from the wonderful Can Teach site where I find lots of songs for "Bonita Bunny" to record. Click on the link for other Christmas songs

Five Little Reindeer Song and Words Freebie

If you read the post I am the Real Recording Artist you know that Bonita Bunny is the "voice" of the songs I post. I hope your children will enjoy singing Five Little Reindeer. I'd love to hear from you, I promise to let Bonita Bunny know! Be on the look out for more Christmas songs.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Patterns Freebie

Dollar Tree has two different Christmas erasers. I love the pack that has a polar bear, snowmen and snowflakes. I'll have erasers for January patterns!! You can download pattern strips using the Dollar tree erasers. If you didn't get any or can't find them, I made pattern pieces. Hope your kiddos will enjoy them. Just click on Christmas patterns to download.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Smartboard Calendar

I had many comments and emails wanting the Smartboard December calendar. I am afraid that someone might not get it so just click on the title to download your copy. Thanks to all for your interest in the calendars. Be on the lookout for the 2012 calendars!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

December Calendar

Here's the December calendar. I've added some new features. If you like them let me know. Also, if you want the calendar in Smartboard, comment and add your email.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gingerbread Man Websites

I went on a search for gingerbread man websites to use in my classroom next week. I made a gingerbread man page and put in on my website Linda's Learning Links. Just click on this link: 
Gingerbread Man Websites to find them. I put a shortcut to pages I create on my student's desktop computers. I hope you'll be able to use these.

More Gingerbread Freebies

 To celebrate finally getting my smartboard, I took the gingerbread measurement and sort activities that I sent in my Gingerbread Packet and made a smartboard activity to introduce the sorting and measurement workstations. Just click on the title to download.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I am the Real Recording Artist

I know this might come as a shock to readers of this blog, but Linda McCardle is not the singer of the songs she is posting on her blog. Oh no, it's me Bonita Bunny, aka Bun DMC aka Bonita Blues Bunny! While Linda McCardle is busy with Thanksgiving preparations I have taken over her blog to reveal the shocking truth! I toil in the recording studio (it's me,a (really cheap) microphone and a computer) while she makes me do take after take. She's planning on putting some Christmas songs  on her blog this week. But, did she let me record any songs about Christmas bunnies? Oh no, they're all about elves and reindeer. I begged her to let me tell the true story of the gingergirl bunny, but she insists its the gingerbread man. So, now that you know the real story, try and have a happy Thanksgiving. Don't think about me working while every one is enjoying their time off. At least the boys and girls in Mrs. McCardle's class love me and know who the real singer is, just ask them, they will tell you. Mrs. McCardle even left me at school, but that's okay. I am going to be using her computer and new smartboard, yes she finally has one. (I am so glad, she has whined about it enough). So, look for pictures of me popping up on the web, I am probably going to be the next You Tube sensation, Harry Kindergarten watch out! Thank you for letting me get this off my chest!!
Bonita Bunny
P.S. If you don't hear from me again, call the ASPCP (American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Puppets), because I could have been stuffed in a drawer or closet!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

More Fall and Thanksgiving Listening Work Stations

 It's the week before Thanksgiving! My daughter Joy (a wonderful kindergarten teacher!!) and I share  materials and we wanted to share them with you today!! Here are 5 listening work stations that we hope you can use this week! Just click on the titles.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fall Songs Freebie

Here are some fall songs that my class is singing. Insert the words into powerpoint and click on the song name to download an MP3 audio file. I have gotten several emails about my songs. I record them using my computer and free Audacity software. I use a Suzuki Q chord to play the songs. I hope you will enjoy using them in your classroom.

Leaves are Falling

Leaves are Falling Down

In the Fall

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fall Math Freebie

I love the book Fall is Here: Counting 1 to 10 by Pamela Jane and Steve Haskamp. I made a set of fall manipulatives with salt dough and tiny fall cookie cutters (look for them in the Wilton cake decorating area in craft stores and at Walmart. I use them with counting mats and for patterning. But, if you download the Fall Patterns powerpoint there's a page of manipulatives you can laminate and use as counters and pattern pieces.Click on the image below to download your fall patterns!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

November 2011 Calendar

November calendar  (ppt)
November is almost here! Here's the November Calendar. If you want the smartboard version just comment and leave your email address.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Schema Pocket Chart

I bought lots of the small pocket charts at Target this summer. I decided to use them in my guided reading area. I have one pocket chart with our current reading strategy, the others with reading vocabulary, reading fix up strategies and our guided reading information. (I purchased the Reading Vocabulary words from Kim Adsit  (Literacy Vocabulary Packet and Word Wall)  at Teachers Pay Teachers)

Double click on the posters and insert into Powerpoint. The font is Catchup, click on the font name to download.                                                                                                                                                                           

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Eraser Pattern Freebie

If you were able to find the Halloween Erasers from Dollar Tree or if you have other Halloween erasers, here's a set of patterns to use this week! Just click on the title below to download abab, aabaab, abbabb, and abcabc patterns.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Listening Work Stations

I have a listening work station filled with books and individual cd players. I have at least 6 choices for the children each week with a response sheet. Most of my listening stations come from Scholastic. I also record books using Audacity. Just click on the response sheets below to download.

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Goblin" Good Graphing Ideas and Freebies

I found these mini packs of Boo Mallows at Walmart yesterday (also saw them at Target today). I look for these every year and this year I was lucky! The children love sorting the marshmallows and graphing them.
Just click on the graphing sheet  title below to download it.

The Ghostmallows come only in large bags, but I use snack bags and make individual packs for the children.