Monday, August 1, 2011

A Digital Party for Cindy


Cindy is the owner of  a wonderful blog that is my "go to" place when I need a bit of tech help (she's not even a geek)  and for other great classroom ideas. Her birthday is this week so I had to grab some ingredients and cook up some great ideas. I am still focused on the beginning of the year so I am offering this little reader that is a class favorite. The kids never, ever get tired of it. Simple text, simple graphics, and it provides an opportunity to practice name writing which EVERYONE needs help with ( unless you went to private preschool and you are almost six). When they show me their name proudly  in all capitals, I have to bite my tongue (ouch) and just accept the fact that it might be a long year! LOL. Click on her picture to check out her blog. You'll thank me.


Another oldie but goodie is to put the birthday song in a pocket chart, substituting different names of students in the class. Every five year old loves a party! What traditions do you have in your classroom? Leave a comment if you are in a party mood. Happy Birthday Cindy! Grab your gift Grab your gift right here and eat a cupcake in Cindy's honor. I fixed this link and it should work. I am so sorry.

22 comments:

Crayons and Curls said...

Love this book! It is adorable! I am in the party mood! (My bday was yesterday!) Thanks Fran for allyou do! I could not get the link to work - what am I doing wrong? I will try again later! :) Happy Bday week Cindy! :)

Freckleteacher said...

Good Morning Fran!

I have tried the link and it is not working for me. (Love the book though!)

Happy Birthday Cindy! I follow your blog too and you sure have a great friend to share this treat with you(and the rest of us) on your birthday!

~Another Cindy

Laura said...

What a cute book! I couldn't get the link to work so I am off to your TPT site to see if it is there. Thanks!
Laura
http://thekindergartenteacher.blogspot.com/

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Cindy said...

Fran,
What can I say? I am so overwhelmed by your kindness. I couldn't believe my eyes this morning when I saw your post! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!

Kathleen said...

Fran - It won't download! Thanks for the great book in advance though!

Denise said...

Hi Fran! I love the book! Thanks for posting it, but I can't seem to download it. It says link is broken.

kathy said...

I love the dots underneath the words! Thank you so much for all that you share! I don't know if it is just my computer but the link does not work for me.
kathy

weety said...

Fran, the link doesn't seem to be working. . . This is adorable!

Fran Kramer said...

I am so sorry about this. I should have checked before I went to Boot Camp. I did not mean to make anyone crazy. I really intended to give this as a gift. So sorry friends. It should work now...

Crayons and Curls said...

Thanks Fran! So adorable as usual!

kool kindergarten kids said...

AGAIN...thanks for sharing and all YOUR hard work done to help others!

ellen said...

Love , love, love your blog and great ideas! It's my birthday too, so its a double treat! thank you! do you have any ideas for back to school night (with only the parents) Our parents come one week after we start (Aug 23) and just wondered.. you have the best ideas..thanks, ellenbel5@yahoo.com

AMc said...

Thanks, Fran! Another great resource for my "K" classroom. I love how you put the dots underneath the words. That is such a great idea. Your shares are much appreciated.

StayInK said...

Hello! I am new to the blog world and am ABSOLUTELY HOOKED on your blog. I can't wait to see new posts and I you could never imagine how valuable your site has been for me. I have been teaching K for 13 years, but have been working with K kiddos for 20. I work in Downey in a very low socio-economic school and have to admit that much of the joy has been taken away and I have been struggling to stay afloat. I abosolutely love Kinders and am trying to bring back that "MAGIC" I felt when I first started. You have been such a source of inspiration and I can't wait to go back and try all your wonderful ideas. Sorry I know this is long but I just feel like there is hope for me to fight to keep Kinder, "Kinder Friendly." I thank you soooo very much for your generosity and kind heart. Blessings to you and very Happy birthday to your friend Cindy...
Idalia

SAS said...

Thanks for the book. It is very cute! I do a birthday the first full week. We have a birthday bash at the end of the week to celebrate everyone knowing their birthday. Each students brings in a gently used/new book wrapped. We exchange and everyone has a new book. They love it!!!

Sarah
Kindergarten Korner

Kristin Young said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the dots under the words. I've never seen that before and it's genius! :)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Fran Kramer said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I am thinking of creating a whole packet of these for kinder kids.

Katie said...

Thanks for the cute b-day book!

jeanzdreamz said...

Fran, thanks for the birthday book. I teach K4, and most if not all of my incoming kids are not yet readers...but want to be...so the dots under the words make a HUGE difference! Thank you so uch for all your freebies. I am going to buy your sight word packet...I know I'll be able to adapt it for my K4's!

The "First" News said...

Fran, Thank you for the birthday book. What a nice gift in honor of Cindy's birthday. What a great gift.

Sharon Shervey said...

Fran I am so grateful for your book recommendations. At the end of the year a few parents got together and gave me a gift certificate to a bookstore. Your recommendations have steered my purchases and I know when these parents come to visit the first week of school their first grade child will love curling up with these books to have them read to.