August 5, 2012

Everything You Need to Know About Kindergarten From A-Z and Pirates!!

It's that time of year when we are starting to get our parent packets and student letters in the mail.  This year we are doing a pirate back to school theme which is so exciting!! This is the first time that we have ever done pirates and I am thrilled with the resources that I have found on Teachers Notebook and Teachers Pay Teachers. Both of the sites have been such a lifesaver as I start to prepare my classroom.  This year I feel that the students will so excited with our pirate theme because it will cover everything in the classroom.

Here is a copy of the packet that we sent to parents before school starts. It is "Everything You Need to Know About Kindergarten From A-Z." Hopefully you will find it helpful! It obviously has to be tailored to your school district, but we get lots of positive feedback from our parents.

For the cover!

Thanks to the freebie posted by Lensie Stanley on TpT, I printed printed our parent letter on this stationary. 

I have found sooo many pirate goodies on  She has amazing products on her Teacher's Notebooks store. I am addicted to her shop right now and I am stalking her blog!

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Heather JansenAnother awesome pirate resource that I found on TpT was from Heather Jansen.  I am totally in love with the pirate binder that she has created. I have started to put these binders together and am sooo excited to use them. I have contacted her a couple of times to ask for a few changes to be made to the binder so that it fits the co-teaching classroom (just changing some of the wording from I to we) and she has gone out of her way to be helpful. You should check this resource out if you are doing a pirate theme!

I still have two more weeks of summer school and then I will start putting my pirate classroom together! Can't wait to share how is progressing!


  1. I have a pirate themed classroom too so thank you so much for posting this. I'm off to check out all of the pirate goodies!! :)
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  2. Oh, wow! Thanks for the shout out. I appreciate that. :-) I am now a follower of your blog, too. I love stalking new blogs and getting great ideas from great teachers, so I'm sure I will be back often.
    Mrs. Seymour's Super Stars

  3. Hi Sarah, thanks for visiting and following my blog! I'm a new follower of yours :)

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  4. Hi Sarah, thanks for the shout out! Like I told you before...I'm new to blogging and the whole posting on the internet. I'm really enjoying it and trying to get my products noticed. I'm offering a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway - Back to School Contest. I was hoping you might be able to mention it on your blog (I'll give you an automatic entry into the contest!) The details are on my blog - - Thank you so much again!

  5. You have a wonderful blog! I'm your newest follower from Kindergarten & Preschool for Parents & Teachers. I love your A-Z list for parents. I think it is wonderful that you have a co-teacher - sp. ed teacher - in the classroom! Sometimes I had an assistant and it was wonderful. I taught Sp Ed for a few years and have a daughter with special needs. Wonderful kids. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am looking forward to following you!