Friday, May 29, 2015

Spotlight Saturday - Chevron and Centers

It's Saturday, so you know what that means! Spotlight Saturday is here! Yay!! Do you know about my weekly linky party? Let me tell you all about it!!

So every Saturday I take the opportunity to Spotlight a few of my favorite TPT products! Sometimes I Spotlight my own products, but most of the time I Spotlight someone else's. If you want to link up with me it's so easy! This linky party is all about showcasing the hard work and creativity that is out there! Each Saturday I will Spotlight a freebie as well as a paid product in order to help you all learn about some of the awesome and amazing resources there are out there! I am really hoping that you will link up with me and do the same! Remember, you can share your own creations or those of another seller. Read more about this linky party at the end of my Spotlight post!

Who is getting her time in the Spotlight today?

Why, it's my incredibly sweet friend Jill from Chevron and Centers! I have been lucky enough to 'meet' Jill through blogging and working with her on Super Top Secret Projects. Let me tell you, I am SO GLAD I did! Jill is one awesome kindergarten teacher who creates some really incredible activities and resources to use in the classroom! It was hard to choose just 2 of her activities to talk about, so trust me you really need to check out her store! There are links at the end of the post to connect you to Jill's various social networking sites!

I am starting off with one of the many, many freebies you can find in the Chevron and Centers store! There are OVER 40 freebies to choose from, and some of my very favorites are from the week-long freebie celebration she did for Teacher Appreciation Week. I am Spotlighting one of the freebies in her store that will definitely help me when I head back to school in August! <click on the image below to take you over to this freebie!>

This incredible little gem of a freebie contains 6 activities, three for Literacy and three for Math. She covers four Kindergarten CCSS that are very important skills to focus on during the beginning of the year!

Can you believe she has all these amazing activities in a FREE packet? This packet is going to be a huge hit in my room during our Daily 5 Literacy and Daily 3 Math rotations! One of the activities in this freebie is an ALL-TIME favorite activity in my room, a Write the Room activity!

There are this incredibly adorable kidlette posters to hang all around the room so the kinders can search for them. When I'm hanging mine i always put a few in tricky places, as this makes the activity last longer. Downside was I kept forgetting where I had put them! Ha!! So I started snapping quick pictures with my phone after i hung them up, so I would have a visual reminder of where I had put them all!

The recording sheet is awesome as well, covering all 26 letters. How much do your kiddos love walking around the room with their clipboards and pencils?? Make sure to grab this amazing freebie from Jill, there are so many more activities inside it that you really need to check out! Especially Teeny Tiny Letters, I can't wait for my kinders to start working on that one!!

As for the paid product of Jill's I'd like to spotlight, I chose one that I could use during the beginning of the year.

This pack is PERFECT for starting off the year in kindergarten! The activities fit into the whole season wonderfully and provide lots of great opportunities for the kiddos to practice Math with Self and Math with Someone activities! This packet has an incredible amount and variety of literacy and math activities!

You really need to check out the packet to see just how many there are! WOW! Here is an activity my kinders will be able to complete during Math with Self or Math with Someone rotations!

For this activity, the kiddos roll the cube and count up the pumpkin seeds.

Then they color in the matching amount of pumpkins on the recording sheet. Next the roll again, and using a different color crayon they color in that amount of pumpkins. They continue until the page is full. See how easily that activity could be used as math with Self or Math with Someone?

I hope I have helped to Spotlight Jill from Chevron and Centers and her amazing creations! Below are the ways to link up with her!

click to go to her Facebook page

click here to head to Jill's blog

click here to go to her TPT Store

Do you want to link up with us and share the Spotlight? Read about the rules below and join us for Spotlight Saturday!

1) You need to spotlight an educational resource that either you have created or you have found from someone else and love! If you're sharing a product from a seller, make sure to include both a freebie and paid product they have created. Don't forget that you are writing a blog post about them!
2) Make sure to give credit where credit is due! You will need to include the name of the creator as well as a link to their TPT or Teacher's Notebook store where others can get a copy of the resource as well.
3) Include pictures of the product in your post, either screen shots or photographs of your kiddos actually using the product.
4) Make sure to leave a comment on the post of the two people before your post and the person after. This will help get conversation rolling, and will make sure everyone feels recognized for their efforts!
5) Follow my blog with Bloglovin' to make sure you are kept up to date on all the latest link up additions. Don't forget to follow my Facebook page too to keep up with all the notifications I send out!
6) This is not the place to share your frustrations or disappointment with an activity or how you would have done it differently. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase that is a private conversation you need to have with the seller via email. This is not a link up to bash any sellers or their products, and any posts like that WILL BE DELETED!!
7) To Link Up, you will need to click on the small blue button underneath my closing signature. It is directly under my name on the left hand side of the blog, and looks like this:

This is not the link you need to click ^^^^^, it is just an image of the button you are looking for.
You will need to find this matching image to the left of my signature at the end of this post. Look down there and then click on this button. It will redirect you to the inlinkz page where you can read a bit more about the linky party and then click to link up your post! I'm really excited to see how this works, and I can't wait to have you link up! **My 'PIN ME" dragon button pops up whenever you hover over the image, so make sure to click on the SIDE of the dragon. Click the blue box and NOT the dragon, or you'll be pinning the image instead of heading over to inlikz to link up. This is my VERY FIRST TIME doing anything like this, and I would LOVE whatever advice you might have to make this process even better! Thank you so much!!


  1. Thank you so very much for this spotlight!! I am honored and blessed! I hope that your kiddos will enjoy these activities:) I will definitely be joining in on this linky fun!! I am so glad that we have met each other through the web!! Looking forward to what the future holds!!

  2. You are so welcome! I loved your creations so much I had to shine the light on them!! :-) I know my kiddos will enjoy them, and I know I will enjoy watching them become more and more independent as they work with them! I'm so glad you'll be linking up with us, I can't wait to read about your Spotlight! I'm so excited about everything the future holds for us, can't wait!! :-)

  3. Hi Erin!

    Congratulations on your very first linky party! I am so happy to be a part of it!

    Wishing you lots of success!


    1. Thank you so very much! I really appreciate it that you linked up and then took the time to leave a comment! It really means a lot!

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    1. Yay!! Thank you so much, I'm so glad you were able to link up! I can't wait to read all about your Spotlight! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and leave a comment, it really means a lot to me!! I'm so glad that I got to 'meet' you through social media, and that we're working together on such a fun Super Top Secret Project!

  5. I have just linked up!! What a fabulous link party !! I am so grateful you kept it open a few extra days and so happy to be a part of it!! :)

    1. Thank you so much!! I'm so very glad you were able to link up! It really means a lot to me that you would participate! It's so awesome that you popped over to read my post and then took the time to leave such a sweet comment! Thank you so much, it means a lot to me!!