Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Kindergarten Count Down...10,9.8



School is around the corner now and I am busy making homework folders and name tags so the reality is beginning to sink in. How about you? I am still working on my room (oh dear) and am hoping to put all the stuff away. So here is what I am thinking... We all get a little anxious about starting all over with the new kinders and we need some fresh things to boost our confidence, right? So I want to offer up some fun freebies to brighten your day. If you have someone new to kindergarten run some things off from this blog, put it in a fancy bag with a ribbon, and have it ready for the first day! Let's all pay it forward as we approach our new year of teaching.
I am offering the little strip book of patterns.


Grab it, use it, and enjoy it. Have a happy year with lots of learning! Click here to print this little book.
Leave a comment if you want and check out my TpT store if you need some fun stuff to open up the year!

48 comments:

Denise said...

Love this Fran! Thanks for sharing!

All the places you love said...

You always have such good ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Hi Fran!

Thank you so much for the book. I love it! Hope you have a wonderful school year!
Beth

Camille said...

Fran, Thank you both for the great freebie AND the reminder to pay it forward! Let's all continue to take care of each other - especially the newbies to our profession!
Camille
An Open Door

Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing!

Roo said...

Thanks for sharing, Fran. I can't wait to try this.

MrsKinne said...

I love the idea of paying it forward! I always say that teaching is too hard for us to not look out for each other.

penny w said...

Thanks Fran, I love your strip books.

cpaige said...

I love this pattern book! You have such great ideas!!! :)

Mrs. Krull said...

Thanks for sharing! Your strip book takes a bit of the shudder out of the thought of beginning of the year scissor fun :)

Jennifer said...

Thank you Fran for the pattern strip book. I have purchased many of your items on TpT. I love them! You have inspired me to use "Pete the Cat" in my classroom this year. I am so thankful that I stumbled across your blog this summer. Thank you for the inspiration!

Louanne said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing!! :)
My Kindergarten Kids

LS K teacher said...

You are so generous with all of your sharing. Thanks for all you do! You are truly an inspiration.

Lynne

Crayons and Curls said...

Thank you so much for sharing! :)
I just ordered my Pete the Cat book! So excited! :)
Thanks Fran for all you do to help all of us! :)
Cheryl
http://www.crayonscurls.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Mugurussa said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have a lot of the same clipart, but why reinvent the wheel.
✿Tiffani


Time 4 Kindergarten

Kari said...

Thanks Fran!! I do have a new teacher on my team and I think sharing blog found things is a great idea. Thanks again!!
Kari :)

Annie said...

What a great idea for new teachers! We all are anxious but a new teacher is going through so much. I am excited to do this for our new teammate! Thanks Fran!

Kinderpond said...

Great job Fran :)


Jennifer
kinderpond@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Fran,
What a kind and generous idea, you are such a wonderful model for us all!

Desiree said...

Fran, thank you so much for posting this. It was a small wish of mine that you would because it looked like such a cute activity when you first posted it. And then you did and I am so grateful for your generosity. I hope you have a good transition back to school too.:)
Kinders on the Block

Becky Long said...

Thank you so much for everything. You are an inspiration.
kinderlearningfun.blogspot.com

Janet said...

Thanks for another really good idea. Our first day with children was today! They were supposed to stagger--10 today and 10 tomorrow; but I had 7 today which means I will have 13 tomorrow! Everyone will be here on Friday and then the weekend! Yeah!

principalone said...

Thank you, Fran. :o)

Miki said...

Thank you so much!!! You are a huge blessing to me and my class. God Bless You!!!

Pam and Jess said...

Thanks for sharing this with our kids!
Pam@Kindergarten Night Owls

Unknown said...

Fran!
I want to blog like you when I grow up! How do you have enough time to do all of this! I am in awe! Thank you so much for sharing what you have made... it makes my day to check your blog and find new stuff to print! I should invest in computer ink stock!

Sharon Shervey said...

Fran, you are a very generous and thoughtful person. Thank you for the freebie. I will definitely pass this on and your blogspot.

Ke'Andra said...

Fran,
Thank you so much for this freebie! This makes my day:)
Ke'Andra

BJ Thorn said...

Fran,
Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. I would love to come and see you in action sometime. I think you're less than an hour away from me.
Thanks again,
BJ Thorn

Laura said...

Thank you so much Fran! I love the strip books :)

grace said...

Perfect for the beginning of school! Many thanks!

g said...

So generous! Thank you so much,
g

Amy Trowbridge said...

Thank you sooo much! Love it!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I need it, I can't believe we go back next Thursday, ugh. I am so excited to start the year with a new group of kiddos but I just didn't get caught up on all the things I wanted to do this summer.

I hope your year gets off to a great start!

Pat

Mrs. Kilburn said...

You are the best Fran! Thank you so much for sharing!

Barbara
Http://mrskilburnkiddos.wordpress.com

kdg94 said...

Thank you!!!! You are the best!

tmarie said...

Thanks Fran! That was sweet!

I am going to use your idea and make up a little bag of goodies for our new K teacher.
Tessa
Spotlight on Kindergarten

Wintaka said...

Hi Fran,
You are my new BFF (even though we have never met). Your ideas and your willingness to share are above and beyond wonderful. I saw your idea of using beans glued to tongue depressors and loved it. Do you have the workmats on your TpT? or the worksheet? I can so see using this in my classroom. Finally, the font letters you used to sign your name with the little faces and feet are way too cute. Would you share the source?
Terry
K in CA

Class of Angels said...

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas! I really appreciate it!

Fran Kramer said...

Hi Terry,
It is from DJInkers naturally! It is cute. The mat is someone on my site because I posted it as a freebie. See if you can find it. Where are you in California? You can be my BFF! I would love it!
Fran

beachliesl said...

Fran,
Just thought I'd let you know that I put a link to your blog on my latest post. My blog is only teeny-tiny (and barely a month old), but just thought you'd want to know! :)

Liesl
http://wildworldofkindergarten.blogspot.com/

bussesbusykindergarten said...

Thank you so much Fran! We went from a half day program to all day every day and we have 3 new teachers who sometimes have the deer in the headlights look. I will run these pattern pages for them as a good beginning! I am also sharing The Math Work Stations book! Have a great year,
Lynne

Chrissy said...

Thank you! We will be making AB patterns this week!

ReadWriteSing

Mrs. Kremser said...

Thanks for the freebie! Wishing you and your class a wonderful start to the new school year!

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

Thank you so much! This will be great for when we begin patterns@

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Kristy said...

I love these little pattern books. I actually took the blank one "My Book of Patterns" and created apple strips to go into it to make apple patterns for September. I was thinking of doing a different shape for each month. Would it be allright with you if I posted these strips on my blog each month with a link back to your post so people can grab the books?

Teachin' First

Fran Kramer said...

Dear Kristy,
Thanks for asking but I want to do this for my followers and do not want my content on another blog. This material is under copyright. I appreciate you asking and being respectful.
Fran

Kari S. said...

Thank you so much for this freebie! I appreciate it!