Monday, June 25, 2012

Pete the Cat Button Match Smartboard Freebie

I like to make smartboard activities to introduce my math workstations. I also have a smartboard workstation with various activities they can choose.

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In the Kindergarten Common Core standards students must be able to recognize sets presented in a variety of ways. This will be a math workststation my students will be doing the first of the year.  I added number word cards for later in the year. (I promise you, kindergarteners never tire of Pete the Cat!)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Linda's Learning Links

I have decided to retire my long time website Linda's Learning Links. I am creating a new blog and I will be moving some of my materials to the new blog in the next couple of months. I love blogging and it's much easier to maintain than my website. Thank you to all the many people I've "met" through my website, it's been a hard decision to make, Linda's Learning Links is more than 10 years old. But, technology moves on and I must, too. But, A Teacher's Touch, Linda's Learning Links, Too and my class blog will continue.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Pete the Cat Counts Buttons Assessment

In my last post, I promised an assessment for my Pet the Cat Counts Buttons  math workstation. I am going to endeavor to create assessments for workstations this year to help me document my student's progress.
 I love buttons and I'm always on the lookout for them. Oriental Trading has two sets that I love. If you need buttons these are some you might want to look at.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pete the Cat Counts Buttons

I was so excited when Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons was published! I love buttons and always use them in my beginning of the year math work stations. So, to celebrate that I have transcribed all 128 Civil War letters that I discussed in my last post, I'm taking a break to create some math workstations for buttons featuring Pete the Cat and other favorite button books. I will try to post an activity several times a week. (I still have a long way to go in finishing my book, but I miss creating new activities for my blogging friends and my upcoming kindergarten class!) Just click on the link under Pete for the download.

P.S. I have found some great Pete the Cat activities out on the web, go to my Pinterest page ( and look for the Pete the Cat board I've created.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Checking In

For the past couple of years, I have been wearing two hats during my summer break. Several years ago I was fortunate to receive more than 100 letters my 2nd great grandfather had written during the Civil War. With a lot of prodding from family and friends, I began the task of transcribing them and that led to research on the places he was in and the men and women he wrote about in his letters. So, during the summer I research and travel and hope that my book will be published at some point. But, I will begin thinking about the new year very very soon and begin posting ideas for my new common core units. Just wanted you to know what I'm involved in.

P.S. I have loved visiting all your blogs and I'm following you right back. It's a wonderful way to share and gather new ideas. With all the stresses we encounter as teachers of young children, it fills my heart with happiness to know that children are still our main focus.