Free Patterns and Tutorials FREE Patterns and Tutorials Click on a picture for more details on each pattern or select from the list on the left: Bee Themed Classroom This was part of my Classroom Theme Series during which I featured a theme a day for an entire month. You can see all 30 themes on my theme page. Click on the photo above to enlarge :) I love these adorable class rules. Book of Structures for the Block Center My preschool students use our building center on a daily basis, and they love it! When I shared how I set up the block center, I mentioned a structure book I created for it. Since writing that post, I’ve received many emails and messages about this book.
Awesome DIY Paper Flowers Tutorial With Spring all around us I wanted to refresh my home and add some more life to it by bringing the Spring indoors. Unfortunately, I couldn’t quite redecorate the whole house, since my kids and my husband have a big say in furniture and decorations, so I started browsing the Internet for some ideas. I was looking for something small, which wouldn’t look like the big elephant in the room, but would still add some life to our home. I was extremely pleased when I found instructables.com.
iPad Headphones for Kindergarten Update: read about the headsets for storytelling I use HERE I recently added these headphones to my iPad center. I have struggled deciding what headphone to add because I wanted the headphone to have individual volume control and to be made for kids. These checked both of those boxes so I decided to give them a try. So far they are working great. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it. This was the image I saw that sparked me to start saving my toilet paper rolls. You can find the post here.
Mrs. Wills Kindergarten: Word Attack Strategy Posters FREEBIE You guys have been so kind! I have been reading through some of the nice things you have said about my little old blog... It simply warms my heart~Do I sound like I am 80 years old? Well, it is true (no, I'm not 80), your kind words really make me smile, so thank you! My district set out to create a common language for word attack strategies that would move up the grade levels.. Adventures of the Polka-Dotted Teacher: Parent Survey Using Google Form I hope everyone had a great summer (although I know a lot of you have already been back in your classrooms for a while.) I went back to work this week. Our "Meet the Teacher" Night is Thursday so I've been busy getting everything ready. Meet The Teacher Night is always such a whirlwind (and I can never remember everything that my students' parents tell me), so I like to have a Google Form Survey for every parent to fill out.
Faire un loup It started with a postcard from a friend’s summer vacation which soon developed into an impromptu interest-led unit study: reading about wolves in our favorite animal encyclopedia, looking up facts on National Geographic, watching a Wild Kratt’s episode about wolves, re-telling The Boy Who Cried Wolf, assembling cut-and-paste wolf art projects, searching for villianized wolves in popular fairy tales. To go with this mini-study, I created a wolf template which can be used for a fun art project (we like to paint, cut, and paste). The template can also be used as a pattern create a feltie to use on your flannel board. My girls are now begging for a Little Red Riding Hood feltie. (Coming soon?!) Linked to: Hip Homeschool Moms
SWOT Analysis A scan of the internal and external environment is an important part of the strategic planning process. Environmental factors internal to the firm usually can be classified as strengths (S) or weaknesses (W), and those external to the firm can be classified as opportunities (O) or threats (T). Such an analysis of the strategic environment is referred to as a SWOT analysis. The SWOT analysis provides information that is helpful in matching the firm's resources and capabilities to the competitive environment in which it operates. As such, it is instrumental in strategy formulation and selection.