Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Sale!

I love Memorial Day Weekend because I feel like it kicks off summer!  To celebrate, I am joining Kindergarten Lifestyle's Memorial Day Sale.

Click HERE to visit my store.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Egg-cellent Addition & Subtraction Games Using Egg Cartons

I decided it was finally time to upgrade my math egg carton games. Just a little color, clipart, and cute names took these games from fab to FABULOUS.  What I love about these games is that they are so adaptable and easy to differentiate.  I make multiple versions of each game with different number ranges inside because- why not?  They are quick and cheap to make. And I like that all my learners feel included by doing the same games as their peers.

The first game I made was Alligator Egg Addition, and when it came to production, it was a learning experience to say the least.  I always use styrofoam egg cartons because that is what I normally have in my refrigerator.  But this time I had a paper fiber egg carton so that is what I used.  I started by cutting all the protruding pieces off the lid, which make the objects move around freely.  Once I finished I noticed that somehow there was a large tear on one side of the carton.   Then I taped the label on the top.  The tape didn't stick.  What a disaster!  This thing wouldn't last a week in a classroom.  Needless to say, stick to the styrofoam!!  I will say that I am glad I found this out so I could share my knowledge with everyone.


  1. Cut off all protruding pieces from the lid.
  2. Use packing tape to close all holes
  3. Tape the label to the lid.
  4. Number the cups.
Egg Carton Addition and Subtraction Games

The final product (with recording papers)!
Egg Carton Addition Games and Subtraction Games

You can find 13 fun addition and subtraction games here
Egg Carton Addition Games and Subtraction Games

Egg Carton Addition Games and Subtraction Games Printable Labels


Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Summer Bucket List

I'm linking up with April at A Modern Teacher, Teri from A Cupcake for the Teacher and Hadar from Miss Kindergarten.

This is something I already use, but with a few more options. I'll be on the lookout for some cute scrapbook paper to make it bright and colorful.

Step 1: get the paint chips. Check. Step 2: make it. I'm halfway there already!

I've been wanting to make a share chair for a while now. I have a feeling this one will take a while.

These could be used for many things, like holding sight word cards or vocabulary cards.

This was my first linky party.  Woohoo!
Miss Rebecca

ps-sorry I didn't know how to add the thumbnails for the linky party

Saturday, May 12, 2012

End of the Year Memory Book

I created this memory book because I didn't particularly care for the memory book that I had been using. Another teacher passed it on to me - but it just didn't do anything for me. Now, my students will have a super cute memory book to save all their memories from the year in. Just click the image to get if from my TPT Store.
Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth Grade End of the Year Memory Book
Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth Grade End of the Year Memory Book

Kindergarten First Second Third Fourth Fifth Grade End of the Year Memory Book

There's a First for Everything

I finally joined the blogging community. Thought I would give it a try. I thought the title "Keeping it Captivating" is fitting, because it ultimately is my goal. I will be sharing my creations, thoughts, and ideas here. Give me some time to get everything together and wish me luck!