Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rockin' Resources Linky Party!!!

I am so excited about this Linky Party that Teacher Idea Factory has put together!! I am super excited about going back to Kindergarten so thinking about my top 5 FAVE resources was super fun!

Check out the link party by clicking on the picture below!!

Now on to the fun stuff!! Here, in no particular order, are my Top 5 classroom can't live withouts!!

1. The Leap Frog video series!!

 I absolutely LOVE these videos and recommend them to parents ALL the time! When I have a little one who is struggling with a concept I pop the video in to the computer for their computer time and have them watch and sign along. They LOVE the video and the best part is it sticks! The kiddos really get it!

2. Leap Pads!!
I have 4 of these in my classroom and the kids LOVE them. I know they are "old school" these days but the kids still love to read, listen, and interact with the stories!

3. These really should be at number one - Foam Phonics cubes

I have all 3 sets and I use them DAILY in small group instruction! We use them to simply learn letters and sounds to building CVC words and eventually I pull out the others and they build even bigger and more complicated words. I used to have only the red and blue ones and as the kiddos got better and better at blending sounds they didn't need them anymore so when I used them with my low babies the other groups would be sad that they couldn't "play with the cubes" so I had to add to my collection so that all my groups could "play with the cubes" these are great for differentiation!!

4. Sight Word Puzzles

Ih ave the entire set of these and the students LOVE them. They are self checking so they are PERFECT for literacy centers. Kids love puzzles and they really love putting these together and reading the words!

5. Instant Learning Centers

I have SOOOOO many of these in reading, math, and science. They are AWESOME!!! Everything you need for a center in 1 place and all ready to go. They are color coded to make it easy to put away, and they are self checking so the students can do them independently or they can be used at the teacher table in a small group!


  1. Hi Cindy,
    WELCOME BACK TO KINDERGARTEN!!!!!! I just found your blog today through the linky party. It's always nice to find a fellow Florida blogger. I love all of the items on your list. You are making me have to rethink what I want to put on my list for the party. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog.


    1. Thanks Stacy! I am SO super excited to be returning to kinder! I didn't realize how much I missed it until I found out I would be going back! As for my list if I could only have 1 thing on that list it would HAVE to be the phonics cubes. LOVE LOVE LOVE them and so do the kiddos!!

  2. Those sight word puzzles are sweet!!! So gotta get me some of those :). Thank you so much for linking up!!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

    1. Thanks for hosting the party! I love Linkys and since I have switched from my 4th grade blog to my kindergarten blog the linkys give me a way to find more kinder blogs! As for the puzzles they are awesome! The kiddos love them - Got mine from

  3. Those foam cubes are the best. Kids love them and they don't make any noise. Plus there are a hundred ways to use them!

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