Thursday, January 3, 2013

Did you hear?

Mailboxes are TOTALLY "in" right now?! :)
But they really are.  I purchased one this summer to put in my kinder classroom after reading THIS post by Cara Carroll.  It inspired me to use this little white mailbox as a teaching tool.
I use my classroom mailbox for the Postcard Exchange I hosted back in August.  {props to those of you who were able to ACTUALLY get your postcards out before the holidays, if you are a procrastinator like me there's still plenty of time.  Mine will be going out in the next two weeks!}

I have also debated teaching my kinder babies how to write letters.  Since there are so many standards that need to be taught and mastered before this one {since it's NOT a kinder standard}... but they so enjoy getting and giving letters {even if you can't read them!} :)
The past two years when I taught first grade before heading back to 'k' I used THIS amazing resource from Erica Boher:

It's the perfect tool to introduce students to letter writing.  

Now look at this:

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Reagan Tunstall {of course you know who she is...LOVE her} and Kelley {my new obsession} have teamed up for the perfect little giveaway!
Here's what you could win:

What a great addition BOTH of these little babies will be!  I mean, the work is already done for you! :)  I love when that happens!!
Writing has been such a "tough" subject for me to teach but this year is a whole new ballgame and my kinder babies are doing AMAZING and I know it's thanks to all the fabulous bloggers out there who have taught me how to teach writing better and have provided me with so many outstanding resources!
Love, Love, LOVE!


  1. LOVE all of these ladies! Their letter writing units...are fabulous. :)

  2. Now that's what I call a sweeter than sweet blog post! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about this. You truly made my day!!! Hugs, hugs, and MORE hugs!!!

  3. Hi Kelly,

    I am excited that I found this wonderful blog of yours. I found out about it thru your post on the TPT forum. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    First Grade Schoolhouse

  4. Wow, this is just what I was looking for for my Kindergartners. Awesome Job!


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