Monday, March 25, 2013

Still Here, Centers this Week.....and a freebie!

Oh my word!  I am almost ashamed that it has been so long since my last post.  My absence was called..... SpRiNg BrEaK!  It was a much needed break and we had a lot of fun!  We went camping for a couple of days and then came home and worked on this:
Yes, that's right folks - KITCHEN REMODEL!!!!!!

Here's a before - ugly right!

Our stove is under the carport and sink is in the backyard.  Only thing we have left in working condition is our microwave and fridge.  We have been "at it" for 3 weeks now.  I think my daughters are having withdrawals from Mac and Cheese!  We're so ready to have our stove back!!!!

Here's a little peek of the new stain.  Going with Dark Walnut.  We painted the insides of the cabinets already and I have stained all the cabinets and put 3 coats of polyurethane on.  They already look beautiful!  

Can't wait to show you pictures when we are completely finished!

Now, onto school matters!  Today was our first day back.  We dove head first into Easter centers.
Here is our Ten / Twenty Frames.
I got this idea from the AmAzInG Reagan!  She blogged about her Walmart findings and I ran right out and snagged some myself!  I made some number cards and a few recording sheets to go along with it.  Click here to grab you a copy!

(If you download this little freebie - please leave me some feedback! :) )

Here's all of our Easter Egg centers.  These were inspired by Anna Brantley.  Click here to see her post.

Hundreds, Tens, and Ones

 Egg Endings - Suffix -s, -ed, and -ing

Egg Number Match

This is our Read and Write the room center this week.  Our spelling words are -igh words.  I snagged this a couple of years ago and I LOVE it!  I use it every year!  Thanks you Ms. Arnold!

 My firsties loved this one today.  It came from The Happy Teacher - check it out here.

A big thanks to The Bubbly Blonde for this one!  It is an awesome way to practice Fact Families!

 I also bought some Easter cookie cutters for tracing.  I put them in the art center for the kiddos to make Easter pictures.  They had a lot of fun with this.  (and it was simple and inexpensive!)

Whew!  That was a lot! (and it's only Monday!)  What are some centers your littles are working on?

Have a great rest of the week!


  1. Thank you Karen for the shout out! What terrific ideas! I have those cookie cutters! Now they are heading to school!

  2. Thank you for the shout out! I haven't gotten to print it out for myself yet, and love to see it all prepped and ready to go for some kiddos!

  3. So glad your kiddos had fun with the Easter Egg Math activity!! :) I appreciate the shout out!! Made my day, in fact!!
    Have a good one!!


  4. Loving these centers! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Hanging Out in First!


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