One thing that I'm very excited about is that there's a storage room in the basement where I can keep all my teaching stuff. Over the years, I've just acquired bins and bins of stuff. As I was sorting through the mountains of teaching supplies, I found triples and quadruples of some things. For example, I have 4 ABC train puzzles and 3 mother and baby animal puzzles. I don't know if this has ever happened to you, but do you ever buy books that you've already purchased? A number of times in the past I thought "Oh, I just have to have to have these weather books. I guess I'll buy them from Scholastic." Well, it turns out I now have 4 sets of those! So I guess over holidays and breaks I'm really going to try and inventory more of my stuff.
Speaking of school stuff reminds me that I made some new things for the book The Twelve Days of Kindergarten by Deborah Lee Rose.
I did a previous post about The Twelve Days of Christmas and The Twelve Days of School. But I also just put up a free product on TPT that you can use with both of those books as well as The Twelve Days of Kindergarten, which are all perfect for this time of the year! I like them because they show the quantity, the numeral, and the sequence. I also prefer books that count up before using books that count down. It's also funny how the kids have a little trouble with left-to-right sweep when gluing numbers. I'm sure you've experienced this, where you have them do some kind of paper where they're gluing things from 1 to 10, or 1 to 12, and when you get the papers, you notice that they've done it from right-to-left instead of left-to-right. So I hope it helps that my sequencing sheets have some filled in for them. This way, it's easier for them to understand the left-to-right sweep and they get practice with the concepts of "one more" and "one less".
Please leave me a comment below. I would love to know what you think about the new house and these papers. And beside that, I've just missed all of you! :)