Fun Stuff

10 Days to Go!!

10 Days

It’s so hard to believe we’re really this close to the end of the school year!! Only 10 more days of school and my kiddos will be in kindergarten!!! To celebrate, I’ve got an AMAZING deal for you!! I’ve added a bundle to my TPT store that has 10 different products for only $10!!! It’s over $25 worth of files for only $10, but it’s only available until Monday! So, make sure you go grab yours before it’s gone!!

10 for $10 Resource Bundle

Happy teaching!

16 Days to Go and a FREEBIE!!

16 Days

16 days to go until summer!! And today we are celebrating with a FREEBIE!! This freebie is perfect for you to use in a center during your unit on insects, butterflies, or during a study of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle!

Hole Punch Snip

It’s a fun fine motor activity for your kiddos! Just print the file on legal size paper and cut the strips apart. Your kiddos can color the different foods and then use a hole punch to punch a hole in each of them just like the caterpillar does in the book! Click on the link below to grab your own FREE copy!!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Hole Punching Activity

You might also want to check out my other resources for “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” in my Teachers Pay Teachers store!!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Resources on TPT

Happy Teaching!

Green Eggs and Ham Week!

This week was all about “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss! We had so much fun reading, playing, and rhyming! This book is one that I could read a million times, and my kiddos would never get tired of it. We read it each day with a different comprehension focus. We make predictions, we ask questions about the story, we answer questions about the story, we read it with hand motions, we retell the story, and we compare/contrast the book to “I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today!” It has a similar theme of the main character refusing to do something throughout the book. The difference is that one character ends up doing the thing he didn’t want to do and the other doesn’t. My kiddos also noticed that someone ate eggs at the end of both stories!

We played some fun circle time games this week, too! My kiddos always love playing Snap! This ham and eggs version was just as fun as the others!


I glue the eggs and ham pieces onto craft sticks and turn them picture-side down in a little basket I have. My kiddos take turns pulling out a stick, looking at the letter, and telling me the sound it makes. If they’re right, they get to keep the stick. If they pull out a stick that says “Snap!” everyone says, “Oh, snap!!” and we all put our sticks back. I try to keep going until everyone has had 2 or 3 turns, and they usually beg me to keep playing after that!

We also played “Sam, Sam, Where’s Your Egg?”

Green Eggs Circle Snip 3

And “Green Eggs, Green Eggs On the Ground”


But… our very favorite this week was the “Green Eggs and Ham and Ham” chant that I literally made up driving to work one morning this week! We started by tapping the beat to the chant by patting the floor twice and clapping twice. (My kiddos loved the fact that I let them sit on their knees for this one instead of being criss-cross!) Then we said this chant:

Green Eggs Circle Snip 5

I used the Ham and Eggs Rhyming Cards with this one.

Green Eggs Circle Snip 2

I chose a card and used the two rhyming pictures on it to fill in the first two blanks. Then on the third one, my kiddos got to call out another word that rhymes. They absolutely LOVED this game!! They were literally walking around all week chanting “Green eggs and ham and ham! Green eggs and ham!”

All of these circle time games along with directions and printables are in my Teachers Pay Teachers store! Just click on the product image below to get your own set!

Green Eggs Circle 6


We had a blast with our shared reading this week! We learned the nursery rhyme “Humpty Dumpty,” a predictable chart all about green things, and an adding poem called “Five Little Eggs.”

We added some hand motions to “Humpty Dumpty” to keep it fresh, and we made up new versions that had Humpty sitting on things other than a wall. We had to generate rhyming words to complete the nursery rhyme!

The green predictable chart was great because it is so simple. I printed the words to it and used them in the pocket chart with picture support. At the end of the week, each kiddo got their own copy of the chart in a small book. They love being able to read the book all by themselves!

And, the math poem was a blast because my kiddos got to take turns being the eggs! They love when we get to act things out!

All of these shared reading resources are in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, too! Just click the product image below to get yours!

Green Eggs and Ham Shared Reading Snip 1


I think the favorite of the week though was science! (Well… let’s be honest. Science is ALWAYS a favorite with prekinders!)

We got to crack open eggs to explore what’s inside of them…


We did a taste test with different green fruits and vegetables…

(I didn’t get a lot of pics of this one because my TA was gone, so I was flying solo!)


And, of course, we made green eggs and ham!


Next week we’re moving on to “The Cat in the Hat!” I’m already so excited about some of things we’ll be doing! Check back for posts next week will all of our activities!

You might also want to check out my Ham and Eggs Word Cards and my Ham and Eggs Recipe Writing FREEBIE!!

If you need a copy of “Green Eggs and Ham,” just click on the book cover to grab one from Amazon!

Green Eggs Book Snip

Happy teaching!!

“Green Eggs and Ham” Word Cards!

I’ve just started working on my “Green Eggs and Ham” book unit, and the word cards are up on TPT! My word card sets are usually $1.00, but everything is 50% off for the first 24 hours it’s posted! So they’re only 50 cents today! Go grab yours now!

Click HERE to get yours!!

Check back over the next few days to see the rest of my “Green Eggs and Ham” book unit! You can also get updates on the new things I post by following Mrs. A’s Room on Pinterest and Facebook!

Happy teaching!

The Teacher Bag

A good teacher bag is a necessity! I mean, let’s be honest. We all carry piles of stuff back and forth and back and forth. And I don’t know about you, but I really like to look cute when I’m carrying all that stuff back and forth!

For years I’ve carried a Vera Bradley bag, and it’s held up great! But… Vera Bradley is a little 2010 unless you’re a 6th grader. (And I am definitely NOT a 6th grader!) So, I decided it was time for a new one, and I stumbled on this adorable initial bag on Amazon!


I love this bag! It’s big enough to hold all my stuff that I carry back and forth every day, it seems pretty durable, and it’s super cute! And what made it even better was that it was only $17 and Prime eligible!! I can’t wait to use it this week!

You can get one of your own on Amazon by clicking here! It’s made by Mud Pie, and they have lots of options other than S!