Saturday, February 25, 2012

WOW! Thank you to all of my new followers!

I am so thankful to have new followers. I am new to blogging and I am so excited about doing this! Thank you so much for supporting me and for following my blog. I <3 you guys! It has been a rough exciting week lol and I needed this!

My wonderful kiddos have continued learning about adjectives this week. I found an idea from the Inspired Apple (LOVE LOVE LOVE her ideas) for adjective boats and decided to make them for my students. THEY LOVED THEM!I have included the freebie pattern for the boat on my TPT website. Click to download the preview to get it. I am sorry that my freebies are still so basic. The cute clipart requires a license to make freebies and I just can't afford that yet :) (Hopefully with enough sales of my products I will be able to!)

This is my hall display. It is very basic and I am not very artistic lol...but it works.

This really catches the students attention for some reason. Other classes stop to look at it as they pass haha

Click the picture to check out my wonderful sorting practice for a work work center. You can download the preview to get the freebie of the boat pattern that my students used to make their boats. :) Please let me know what you think. It will help me!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kids Say the Darndest Things Linky Party!

I saw this linky party and I just had to join! First grade is just too much fun! My students are adorable and always have a funny story to tell. It is hilarious to listen to them. I had trouble picking what to put, so I put the two comments that were most recent haha. To join the Kindergarten Lifestyle linky party click here :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Long O: Oa, Ow (Reading Street Unit 4, Week 3) with FREEBIE!


My kiddos are on Unit 4, Week 3 of our Reading Street Series. We are learning the Long O sound made by oa and ow. This is a cute little practice that I created for my students. I will introduce this during reading groups on Tuesday and then place it in our Word Work Station for practice. I find that my students work well when they are able to have extra practice with a skill. Click the picture above to download a FREEBIE (Adjective Boat). The idea for the adjective boat came from Please check out my activity on TPT!!

Also, here are some videos that I plan on using to introduce the concept:

Oa Song

OA- Electric Company

Extra Practice for Two Vowels- Smartboard

Cute Poem to Reinforce oa

Please follow my blog! I am new to blogging, but I am learning and I will be creating many more items. Thank you!

Giveaway at Primary Graffiti

You should definitely go check out the Giveaway at Primary Graffiti. She is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Learning Resources to help with their new "Now! Board". That thing is AWESOME! Go check it out here! Good luck!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Made in the Shade Giveaway

Please head over to and check out their giveaway. They have wonderful prizes including CD's from Have Fun Teaching (Awesome), packets from their TPT store, or an Amazon gift card. Good Luck!


Hello all! Welcome to my new blog! My name is Kimberly Collatos. I teach first grade and I LOVE IT! I have seen so many wonderful blogs that have inspired me to start my own.

I am a mother of two wonderful boys (Ages 7 and 8). I love to blog stalk and work on creating fun resources for my kiddos.

I hope that you will follow my blog! I am working to make this another wonderful blog. (Definitely a work in progress lol). is off to prepare for tomorrow! Have a great weekend!