Hello there! I’m back!

After nearly three months of being absent from my blog, I had to check in and share a new, FREE product I just added to my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. My son, Luke, starts kindergarten in 10 days and he has asked 1.3 million times when he gets to go. I love that he is SO excited and wanted him to have the excitement of a countdown. So, I created this free, cute paper chain countdown for the back to school season. It starts at “10 days until school”, but you can obviously only use 5 days (or 3 or 8) if you start school sooner than that.

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 10.22.14 PMClick here to download it for FREE!

I whipped this up today, so we had to put it together and immediately take off one chain. Hah!

IMG_5535Can you tell that it was a “you can choose what you wear day”? Hah! Still cannot believe I let him get that shirt. It has not and hopefully will never be worn in public.

IMG_5537Only 9 more days until my baby starts kindergarten. Bring on the tissues!

I have LOTS of new ideas for Teachers Pay Teachers products and my hope is that once we get in a school/football routine I will have more time to work on them. And in case you are wondering why I haven’t blogged this summer, well let’s just say we’ve been crazy busy! If you follow me on instagram you are in the know, but in the past two months, we’ve: spent a week at the beach, visited three foreign countries, flew to LA and back in 22 hours (pure madness, but FUN!), finished our forever house, sold our current house, taught VBS, hosted our annual charity golf tournament, moved to our forever house and two days later moved back to Atlanta. Shoo! Oh, and now it’s training camp time, which honestly feels like a break compared to our summer schedule.

Hope y’all have had a great summer! It’s good to be back on the blog train! I’ll leave you with one of my favorite photos of our summer:

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Kindergarten Kick-start

Word of warning: I will be over-blogging, over-gramming and over-posting about Luke over the next couple of weeks. He is graduating from preschool next week and my mommy heart can hardly handle it. I’m that crazy mom that cries when she listens to his graduation practice. The practice! I get that from my Mama and I’m just teary thinking about him getting SO big.

Since he will be going to two different schools next year for kindergarten (one in the fall and one in the spring), he had to visit both schools to be screened. The school he will be attending in the fall is a private Christian school and he had to do a 45 minute interview and screening with the Gesell Developmental Observation. Jacob and I also had a question and answer session during his screening. Our pre-interview selfie is below!IMG_6580

We were a little nervous as to what Luke would tell them. I asked him what he told them about Mommy and Daddy and here was his reply: “I told them that you cooked dinner and cleaned the kitchen and Daddy plays football.” Yep, that pretty much sums us up, I guess! Hah!

After two rounds of  screening, I realized that Luke was ready for kindergarten even if I’m not ready for him to go. However, he needs to sharpen a few skills to make sure he will succeed when he enters school in August. In order for him to have fun, learn a few kinder basics and practice his fine motor skills over the summer, I created the Kindergarten Kick-start.

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This is a HUGE 167 page set of worksheets, activity pages, coloring sheets, flashcards and posters that will help prepare any child for kindergarten. It covers letters, phonics, numbers, shapes, colors, handwriting and fine motor, scissor skills, reading, personal information memorization, a summer bucket list and much more! It would also be great review for kinders that need extra help before starting 1st grade or for home schoolers over the summer.

You can find out more information about the Kindergarten Kick-start at my Teachers Pay Teacher Store located here.

If you would like to get a FREE sample of the Kindergarten Kick-start you can download the printable emergent reader I created called, At the Beach.

At the Beach Emergent Reader About Colors