August 15, 2012

I have mentioned in previous posts how I have found some incredible resources at Jansen's Blog and TpT store. Heather has so many wonderful ideas and is fabulous to work with! I recently purchased the Pirate Binder that I am soooo in love with.

She is holding a Back-to-School Giveaway. One that you won't want to miss! Check it out:


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!

Mrs. Seymour's super stars

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!