Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pumpkin Tree Map

Hey!!  It has been a week all about pumpkins in the Polka Dot Patch!  Tomorrow we are completing a pumpkin tree map to help us with our All About Pumpkin Book we will write!  Enjoy this tree map freebie I made tonight!  Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

100th Day Requests

I have had an overwhelming number of requests for my 100th Day printables that I posted a loooooong time ago! I'm not sure why there is a problem downloading but I refreshed the links and let's see if they work now!  You can find the links here from my old post.  Please leave me a comment if they are still not working!

Here is the link for DOTs to 100.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Quick and Easy Assessments! :)

Another year has started and everything in The Polka Dot Patch is coming along very nicely!  I am very proud of my new little friends this year but I forget every year about this time of how faaaaaaar we have to go by the time May rolls around.

I have started assessing my babies and am pleased with the results so far.  I am using a new assessment I created for this year and so far it has done it's job - quick and easy!  I needed something that was short and sweet and gave me a good snap shot of what my students knew and what they didn't.

I like that I can assess in one color now, and then the next time I assess I can use another color and note it right on the assessment itself.  

This is what the students look at while I mark on the assessment.  The numbers are on the other side.  :)  I just put them back to back in a sheet protector!  Easy!

You can check out this assessment HERE! :)

I hope your start to the new year has been good! 

Friday, May 31, 2013

Classroom Pictures

Hey all!  When Mobile Me switched to iCloud I forgot that that is where all of my classroom pictures are!!  EEEK!  And now I can't figure out how to change the  link.... sooooo... for now here is a link to a page that I created for my classroom pictures and if anyone can help me redirect that link at the top I would be very thankful!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013


It has been waaaaaaay to long since I have posted. Life got in the way and that's pretty much it. This school year has overwhelming to say the least... With the introduction of common core AND a new new teacher evaluation tool. Woohoo! Big fun!!! ;)

So, I wanted to share a peek into our Readers Workshop time! I am using Kim Adsit and Michelle Scannell's Units and they are fantastic!!!!!! The lessons are laid out perfectly and the activities are fantastic!! I love their style and it fits me to a T!!! Here are some pictures of the fun!!

Anchor Charts!!

Flip book to help teach about patterns!

Fun interactive activities!  These helped us to retell a story using a growing pattern!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Behavior Logs DONE :)

O.K - the rest of the Behavior Logs are all done for the rest of the year!  I hope you can use them!! :)  
Click on the picture below to download.  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Can't live without them...

Have you ever had something one year and then didn't for a little bit the next year and thought "I can't live without that!!!!" ? That is exactly how I feel about my Carpet Bags!!! I LOVE THEM and wonder how I did without them for so long????? Kim Adsit introduced me to these gems in a blog post she did last year. You can find that post here:
I'm posting from my phone so I hope that link works - copy and paste if it won't let you click. ;)

I hemmed and hawed about them for a few months but finally decided to jump on board and haven't looked back since. Last year I found my bags in the Target Dollar Spot and they were great!!! But by the end of the year they were falling apart and I knew they were not going to last another year - so I let the kids take them home and decided I would find new ones this summer. Well, summer started and then it ended and I never got around to finding new ones so when school started I did not have them and it has been horrible!!!!!!! ;( We are now about to start our 3rd week of school and I am happy to say that I have finally found what might be the perfect bag. ;)

My friend and coworker Anne actually found them at my favorite store - Hobby Lobby!!!! They are the right size and they are made of canvas so hopefully they will last more then one year. They were 30% off also which made them even better!!!! My bags last year were made of vinyl/ plastic so I could cut numbers out of my self adhesive vinyl and slap them on and we were good to go. Since my new bags are canvas, numbering these suckers posed a problem. I didn't want to wait or pay for them to be embroidered and my vinyl numbers were not going to stick so I did what I do best..... I snooped around Hobby Lobby while I was there and found some ADORABLE iron on numbers!! Problem solved!!!!

So this afternoon when I got home from church I put my iron to work!!!! ;)
How cute are these?????????

I hope they hold up as long as I think they will!!!!!!

Thanks Kim!!!!!!

Is there something you have found that you can't live without???

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