Monday, July 23, 2012

Blog Hop and Free Words of the Week Poster

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My Kindergarten team and I introduce 2 or 3 high frequency words weekly.  I created these words of the week take home posters for my students.  Of course they also match my jungle/monkey theme in my classroom. Each week when I introduce the new High Frequency words I write them on the white board / smart board for the students to copy them.  The students then take their mini-poster home and hang it where they can read it every day.  In the beginning of the year we always take time to brainstorm places that would be great to hang our Words of the Week poster.  I usually suggest hanging their poster on their refrigerator at home.  Although refrigerator is always popular some other places that have been a home for our posters include, bathroom mirror (read the words while brushing your teeth), front door (read your words before leaving the house), and back of the cereal box.  The last one made me smile because as a child I always remembered reading the back of the cereal box while eating breakfast.   One parent told me they have taped it on the ceiling in their childs bedroom right above their pillow.  When their child gets ready for bed they read the words before being tucked in.  I think this was a student who was sharing bunk beds and was on the top bunk.  I had to share this idea with you because it was so creative.

I am joining in the blog hop fun.  As a new blogger this is a great way to link up with others.  I just love learning about everyones teaching styles and stalking reading everyones ingenious ideas.   First, I want to thank Janice at Grade Three is the Place to Be for hosting this Newbie Blogger Blog Hop.  Now on to the hop

1. I currently live in Florida, but was born and raised in central Jersey. 
2. I have always taught Kindergarten.  I never thought I would be a Kindergarten teacher but I absolutely love it!
3.  I have taught Kindergarten for 7 years now.  This August will be starting my 8th.  Oh my, where did the time go??
4. I just started blogging in June.  I really am new at this. 
5.  Whenever faced with a blogging question/dilemma I use Google to try and find out my answer.  If that doesnt work for me I am fortunate enough to have a very close friend who is very knowledgeable about blogging.  Experience bloggers are always willing to help. 

I hope you have time to link up and enjoy this blog hop. 


  1. I was hoping you would find the newbie blog hop! I love your jungle words freebie!! Super cute. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. I am doing a jungle theme this year, too! Love your stuff!

  3. Thanks for sharing the poster - it will come in handy in my room!!! Off to have a peek around your blog...

  4. I am your newest follower!! I found you on the Newbie Blog and I am awarding you with the Versatile Blog award!!! Come back to my blog and pick it up. I love your website!

    Cindy @
    Hop n Dots Teaching

  5. I love your words of the week poster!! I really think that I am going to miss my jungle/monkey theme!!
    Ms. Jones’ Junction

  6. This will be my first year teaching Kindergarten. I'm your newest follower :)

  7. I found your blog through the blog hop and am glad I did. I am now a follower:) When you get a chance, please stop by my blog. You might like the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom alphabet posters I've shared.

  8. I teach in Florida too-South Florida. Are we neighbors? I am glad I found your blog! I am your newest follower! Come visit soon...


  9. I just found your blog through the newbie blog hop and I am your newest follower!! It is so cute!! I would love for you to visit when you have a chance.

    Mrs. Wood's Class

  10. Love your blog, so cute!! I'm your newest follower! Please come by and check our my blog soon!


    Miss Augustine's Kindergarten

  11. I found your blog through another blog. Come visit us sometime for some freebies and ideas.
    Your newest follower, Stephanie

  12. I'm your newest follower. Found you through the blog hop. Please hop on over and check out my blog when you get a chance. I just love your background. Super Cute!!