Friday, June 29, 2012

My Summer So Far...

Hello blog friends! I don't know about all of you but my summer so far has been FANTASTIC!! My birthday was right at the end of the school year and one of my birthday presents has been doing a fabulous job of keeping me company since we got out of school... my sweet new dog Tucker!
Look at that sweet little face!

Sitting in the back of the car with my boyfriend on our mountain trip :)

Playing with his toys (more like destroying them...)

Other than spending my time with Tucker, I have been working on a gigantic packet for TPT. I finally finished and am happy to be done with all 41 pages of it- whew! I am a big fan of doing glyphs in my classroom. The cutting and gluing are wonderful for fine motor skills, it shows how well they are able to listen and focus for a (somewhat) extended amount of time, and they kids are always excited to make a craft! Well this packet is one seasonal glyph for each month of the school year. Here are a few of the pictures of the completed glyphs:

The beginning of the year school bus 

The Christmas Tree with presents and ornaments

This one is probably my favorite although the picture doesn't do it justice. This goes along with the book "The Grouchy Ladybug". One of the steps of the glyph is to have the child either make a grouchy face or a happy face for a camera to answer one of the questions. Then you print the picture of their face and cut it out in a circle to glue onto the head. They love to see their silly pictures on their "grouchy" ladybugs :)
For the life of me I cannot get this one to rotate, oops! But as I'm sure you guessed, this is for Thanksgiving! Our Thanksgiving turkeys is another suer fun glyph, probably my second favorite :)

If you get a chance, stop by my TPT store and check it out. I hope you are all having a wonderful summer! I love checking in on your blogs and reading about all these book studies going on!!


  1. Oooh I love doing glyphs with my students too. I'm going to have to check it out. Tucker is so adorable!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your new dog is so cute! I'm your newest follower! :)

    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

  3. Hi Lauren! I just found your blog through my friend Lisa's blog (Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos). I'm your newest follower.

    I wanted to let you know that I added your blog to my new list of blogs at Kindergarten Network. Stop by sometime and check it out when you have a chance. Be sure to let me know if I left out any details you would like to be added.

    Lil' Country Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Network

  4. What a great present! What kind of dog is Tucker? He has the same coloring as one of my dogs. I'm giving you the One Lovely Blog award. Head on over to mine to read more about it.
    Stories by Storie