POLKA DOT Background EDITABLE "I Can" Statement Cards for Pre-K, TS Gold, Head Start Classrooms

They are done!  They are ALL done!  As of this moment, each of my I Can Statement Card packets has been updated to contain EDITABLE files, along with the original print and go PDF from way back when.  :)

The polka dot background I Can Statement Card packet has officially been uploaded to my Teachers Pay Teachers store. The packet includes the original 66 checkpoint I Can statements, as well as templates to create your OWN statements.  Here's a sneak peek of the packet contents...


Click image to preview and purchase this packet.  

Click image to preview and purchase this packet.  

Click image to preview and purchase this packet.  

Click image to preview and purchase this packet.  

The editable documents are PowerPoint files.  If you do not have PowerPoint, I can't guarantee you will be able to make edits and customize the cards to your liking (or at all).  However, the original 66 cards are included as a PDF file, as they have always been, for print and go action.  :)

Happy check-pointing with Gold!


Solid Color Background EDITABLE "I Can" Statement Cards for Pre-K, TSG, Head Start Classrooms

The solid color background I Can Statements are ready!  If you already own a license for this product, go download the updated, editable version for FREE in the "my purchases" section of your TPT account.  If you do not own this product, you are in luck!  It now features 66 pre-made "I Can" statements in a PDF, as well as editable PowerPoint file to create your very own custom statements.  You may choose to type in the text or write in each statement by hand according to what you are working on that day, week, month, or checkpoint period!

Click here to preview and purchase this editable packet of "I Can" statement cards!


Click here to preview and purchase this editable packet of "I Can" statement cards!


Click here to preview and purchase this editable packet of "I Can" statement cards!

Click here to preview and purchase this editable packet of "I Can" statement cards!

Standards & Areas of Focus Include:
Social-Emotional Development = Red
Physical Development = Aqua
Cognitive Development = Orange
Mathematics = Pink
Science & Technology = Yellow
Social Studies = Blue
Language = Purple
Literacy = Lime
The Arts = Brown
English Language Acquisition = Emerald

Packet Includes:
- 66 pre-made TSG checkpoint cards with standards listed
- 10 editable pages with select images (4 cards per page) 
- 10 editable pages (4 cards per page) solid background (no images)


Heads up...the editable file is a PowerPoint document.  It will only work and be totally functional if you have PowerPoint installed on your computer. The file contains links to download the free  fonts I used when creating the original packet so everything will match the original set if you would like.  :)

Be sure to check them out over in my Teachers Pay Teachers store soon! 

Striped Background EDITABLE "I Can" Statement Cards for Pre-K, TS Gold, Head Start Classrooms

I have been a busy beaver this week, teacher friends!  I have been creating an updated version of my "I Can" Bulletin Board Statement Cards.  I am please to announce I have the first set complete, and I transformed them into an EDITABLE document!  This first set features the striped background.  The solid and polka dot backgrounds will be headed to my Teachers Pay Teachers store within the next week or two.  YAY!

You will get the same fabulous 66 pre-made statements from my original packet, but I have added templates for editable statement cards.  You may choose to type in the text or write in each statement by hand according to what you are working on that day, week, month, or checkpoint period!


Click here to preview and purchase this set of "I Can" statements!


Click image to preview and purchase this packet.

Click image to preview and purchase this packet.

Heads up...this is a PowerPoint document.  It will only work and be totally functional if you have PowerPoint installed on your computer.  I do have a PDF version of my original I statement cards here if you are in the market for a non-editable PDF available here if that is a better fit for your needs.

Be sure to check them out over in my Teachers Pay Teachers store soon!  If you have already purchased the original striped background cards...no worries.  Simply log into your TPT account, click "my purchases", and re-download the new file to get started creating your own "I can" statements that match those you purchased from me.  I made sure to include links to the two FREE fonts used in my original card set!  If you have not purchased the set yet, now is a great time to do so!  You get editable documents AND my tried and true statements for $6.00.  :)

Elephant & Piggie Monthly Name Writing and Self Portrait Assessment Recording Pages

I wanted to take a moment to introduce my latest teaching resource...Elephant and Piggie monthly name assessment recording sheets. Oh. My. GOSH!  I can hardly wait to show these to my students!  I am such a huge fan of Gerald and Piggie that my enthusiasm leaks on over to my students.  What can I say?  We are true fans.  

I made a ruled line version, a plain line version, and four that can be used for students ready to write in the date.  These little recording sheets are such a fun way to watch students grow throughout the school year, and they make wonderful additions to end of the year student portfolios!


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Click image to preview and purchase.
 Check them out here:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Elephant-Pig-Best-Friends-Monthly-Name-Writing-Self-Portrait-Assessment-Pages-2745157

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Daily 5 with The Sisters in Tacoma

I wrapped up my graduate coursework on August 4th.  On August 5, I headed to Tacoma (with my husband in tow) for the Daily 5 conference.  My brain was ready for a break from listening to lectures, but my heart needed a bit of a boost.  The Daily 5 conference granted me both!

Selfie on the pier.  The Tacoma Dome is directly behind us.

It was a gorgeous day to walk 5 miles in search of happy hour and seafood!  :)

Outside of the glass museum in Tacoma.   These sculptures are incredible!


We stayed overnight at the conference venue.  It was a lovely break from the grad school grind we have both endured since January 11th.  (Even though I was the one attending classes, I am pretty sure we will both agree that it took a toll on BOTH of us! lol)  I rolled into the conference very familiar with the structure and philosophy of Daily 5.  However, hearing Joan and Gail speak about what works for their students was the best.  They spoke of updates since their latest book edition was published, and hearing their justifications and research has me itching to try this structure in my classroom.  I sat with a group of teachers who were just as excited to be there as I was. As a matter of fact, one of them offered to snap the picture below.


Gail, Heather, Joan at the Daily 5 conference in Tacoma!

Now my grad school classes have come to a screeching halt...and the one and only summer conference I looked forward to attending is over. You know what that means, right?!?  It is time to clean the house I seem to have forgotten I own.  I did clean it during my semester break, but it somehow grew dust bunnies and mold in places I did not know existed between then and now.  Although my office is not NEARLY as bad as it was in May, I am posting a picture of the mess I am currently surrounded by as a means of lighting a fire under my tush!


I am publicly shaming myself by posting this picture. :)

I have a number of products to work on for TPT, my own classroom use, and for a few clients.  Until this mess is under control, no work cam or will take place.  Uggggg.  Let the cleaning begin!

Grad School Chronicles: Week 26

Week 26 brought a lot of emotion to the surface.  And I do mean a LOT.  Week 26 marks the last week of coursework.  From here on out, we fulfill twelve weeks worth of practicum work in local elementary schools.  At that point, we graduate as schools let out for winter break.

As with any graduate program, it has been a stressful journey.  You would never know we were all in the middle of a stressful day of completing final projects by looking at this picture would you?  I will miss these faces!  These faces belong to AMAZING TEACHERS!  I feel honored to have traveled the path of graduate school with them by my side.  There were many times I might not have made it through without their wisdom, support, and love.



Here's to love and laughter, food and drinks while studying, picture books in the middle of the day, pop bottle rockets flying across the quad (and classroom), and way too much time spent on lap tops.  Most of all, here's to a new chapter in life, my friends.


My thoughts for the week...
I will miss those faces, but I know I will see them again.

Grad School Chronicles: Week 25

I made a promise to myself that I would buy myself something purdy once ALLLLLLLLL of my coursework was complete.  (A little incentive never hurts!)  The second I wrapped up my very last final project, I ran to Target, darted past the Dollar Spot (so unlike me!!!), and made a beeline to the Apple Watches.

Do you hear angels singing?  Because I am pretty sure they are...

My new favorite thing in the whole world.  I have big plans for putting this baby to use in my classroom (once I actually have a classroom of my own again)!
The BEST part of completing all of my work one week ahead of schedule is that I get to sit in class and play with my new toy teacher tool while everyone else has to pay attention.  ***JOY***

My thoughts for the week...

  • I.  Worked.  My.  Tail.  Off.
  • I am feeling a bit numb now that it is all said and done.
  • I can't believe I am the same person who struggled so much throughout my K-12 years.  
  • I ended grad school with a 4.0!!!!!

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