Friday, July 25, 2014

Five for Friday

I am excited to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday. These are always so fun to read I want to try linking up at least once a month. 

I have been loving the wonderful posts for the book study on What's Under Your Cape? SUPERHEROES of the Character Kind by Barbara Gruener. We are up to Chapter 7 and there are so many wonderful ideas. Be sure to check them all out and grab this great read!

As summer comes to a close it is time to get serious with planning. Our district ELA pacing guides have all been updated for Common Core and the TK team decided to add Lifeskills into our pacing guides. We are basically keeping the math pacing guide with the Kindergarten Common Core standards that we put together last year and our Report of Progress that we use during our parent teacher conferences in the late fall and spring is also staying the same. The team of TK teachers and admin at Pittsburg Unified are AMAZING! I am truly blessed to work with these ladies and gents in creating a Transitional Kindergarten program for the students in Pittsburg, CA and happy to share the hard work with you. 

We do not have to enter our Report of Progress into any computer system like the other grades in the district but I hate my handwriting so I made the Report of Progress into a Fillable Report of Progress.

Here is our Math Pacing Guide from last year. There have been minor changes and I hope to have the edited PDF soon but wanted to share this one as a starting place.

Our new Common Core Language Arts Pacing Guide is going to be a work in progress but I love that it is super open ended.

I am also working on getting myself organized with blogging and TpT. I grabbed one of Farrah Shipley's TpT planners. If you are planning on getting serious with TpT be sure to grab one of these planners. She explains all about them in this post. Here is one of her pics.

I guess I have really been in planning and organizing mode because I also updated my files I made years ago to work with the Flylady way of cleaning house and organizing daily life. Trying to clean up the house bit by bit and declutter this summer. You can grab the PDF and editable files by clicking the picture of the Before bed page :)

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter I already announced this but realized I didn't announce it here. I am soooooooo excited that I am now a part of the Whole Brain Teaching staff! Coach B made me the WBT Social Media Coordinator! I have been helping with loading the weekly webcasts to youtube at and organizing pins at   I also get to check out WBT bloggers and add them to the growing list here. Coolest thing is I get to help with linking the various online resources to new WBT documents like this one  

So there are my 5 for Friday! Hope some is useful and you join me next week. We will have Must Have Monday, Teacher Tech Tuesday, WBT Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and more :)


Luv My Kinders on July 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM said...

Thanks so much for posting the notes from WBT National Convention. So wish I could have attended. Hopefully next year. Great post!

Luv My Kinders

augmenterapp on October 2, 2015 at 1:07 PM said...


I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

The link to the app is:



You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

happy teaching!


TK25 on March 28, 2017 at 11:43 AM said...

Wow! Ive been teaching TK for years and mostly alone. It's great to have a sight just for us. Your ideas are develpomentally right on, but still very "academic" to please parents.

TK25 on March 28, 2017 at 11:44 AM said...

Wow! Ive been teaching TK for years and mostly alone. It's great to have a sight just for us. Your ideas are develpomentally right on, but still very "academic" to please parents.

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