Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sunday Nights . . .

How do you spend your Sunday nights?

Lately I've been creating products for my kids like a crazy person.  I have mentioned before that now my kinders give requests for certain themes they want in stations.  I think I've created a monster!!!

So today I printed all my zoo stations because we went to the National Zoo on Friday.  Cinco de Mayo is also coming up and I couldn't help myself not to buy Scrappin Doodles clipart (so stinkin cute.)

So needless to say my little laminator is getting a work out tonight and unfortunately my scissors and hands will be as well.

Anyone else do this on Sundays?

Hope everyone had a great weekend,

Christina Mauro

Oh and don't forget about the giveaway - it's down below or over to the right (either way.) Enter to win some AWESOME products!!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

100 TpT Follower Giveaway!!!

So I was going to start my first giveaway on Sunday...but I'm so excited I just can't wait!  So if I set everything up right it will start at midnight tonight!!!  The rafflecopter is down at the bottom!  Please check out these AWESOME stores and generous teachers that have donated an item out of their stores to help me celebrate!!!  Thanks again for helping me celebrate 100 TpT followers!!!

Oh and I can't forget to mention - the beautiful background that I used to make all these pictures is from

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Monday, April 22, 2013

TpT 100 Follower Giveaway!

I have reached 100 Followers at my TpT store so I'm hosting a giveaway.  If you are interested in donating an item to help me celebrate here is the form to fill out:

Thanks so much,
Christina Mauro :)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

20% off all TpT items Saturday!!!

I woke up and decided why not have a EVERYTHING in my TpT store is 20% off today!!!

Happy Saturday!

Have a great weekend,

Christina Mauro :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fairy Tale Super Pack

I just wanted to share that I bundled a whole bunch of Fairy Tales into one bundle on Tpt!

Here is a picture of what's included!!!  Let me know what you think!

You get the following activities:

Literacy Stations:
Say it, Clap it, Sort it – Syllable sort - Print, laminate and cut out pictures. Students will sort the pictures by the number of syllables. There are several recording sheets for the students to fill out.

ABC Order – Students can put cards in ABC order and record
10 of the words on a recording sheet. You can pick the cards
or let them pick Both activities could be put in a pocket chart.

Roll, Say, Keep - Print, laminate and cut out cards. Students put
the cards in a pile and lay one card in each box. They take turns rolling a die and saying the word in the spot. If they can say the word they get to keep the card. There are several special cards to make the game more fun.

Worksheets for: Characters, Setting, Problem/Solution,
Beginning/Middle/End, Favorite Part ***These can be used for ANYTHING - not just fairy tales*** :)

Math Stations:
Adding with Jack - Print, laminate and cut out cards. Students can use a dry erase marker to write their answers.You could also print in grayscale and have students write their answers as a worksheet.

Once Upon a Time . . . - Print, laminate and cut out cards. Students will match the digital time to the analog time to complete the puzzle. There is a recording sheet for students to fill out.

Cash Cow - Print, laminate and cut out cards. Students will match
the coin amount to the coins.

Piggy Patterns - Directions: Student can circle the picture that comes next in the pattern. Or you could laminate pieces and put in a pocket chart for them to make patterns with

Skip Counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s - Print, laminate and cut out cards. Students sort the cards by the bears. Then they can put them in order counting by 2’s, 5’s or 10’s. There is a recording sheet for students to write the order on once they are done. 

Addition Match - Print, laminate and cut out cards. Students sort
the piggies under the correct answer. After they have sorted them they can write the matches that they made.

CVC Words - Word Study Station

During our Word Study stations today I introduced a new game to the kids.  It's a CVC game but actually has more uses.  The kids had to choose a game mat that has a picture and three boxes.  I put all the cards in the middle of the table that had letters and pictures of other things.  The first thing I had them do was spell the word using the letter tiles.

After they spelled the word I had them look at the first letter the word started with.  They then had to find 3 pictures that started with the same letter.

They did AMAZING!!!  Even my lower students had fun looking through the pictures and letters looking for the right ones.

If you are interested in this item it is for sale in my TpT store here CVC Word Pack.

I'm going to make some more activities like this because the kids really did have a great time doing it!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

4 Seasons Murals

In science we are learning about Spring and in Social Studies continuing to "work together."  So I decided to have the kids make season murals.  I split them into four groups and gave each group a large piece of bulletin board paper.

They were only allowed to use scissors and glue and had about 7-10 minutes at each table to create things that would go in each season.


They did a great job working together and made beautiful murals.  I'm going to save these for the end of the year when we start to take things off the walls and hang these back up. :)