Counting, Math, Resources

Number Identification and Counting Packet {Zoo Animals Theme}

This number identification and counting packet has a zoo animals theme and is aligned with several Kindergarten Common Core Math Standards.

This packet includes flashcards for numerals 0-20 and flashcards with the corresponding number of animals on each. You can use these cards for memory and matching games, practice and review, assessment, etc. There are 10 worksheets that have ten frames and students are to count the number animals and write the number (0-10) on the line. There are 10 worksheets with blank ten frames where students are to draw the number given (0-10). You can have students use mini stamps, draw circles, etc. to complete these pages. Next, there are 10 worksheets that have ten frames and students are to count the number animals and write the number (10-20) on the line. Then there are 10 worksheets with blank ten frames where students are to draw the number given (10-20). All the worksheets are in black and white or grayscale to save ink. There are zebra print posters for numbers 0-20. For numbers 1-9, I used animals to show the touch points based on the TouchMath® counting strategy. For numbers 0 and 10-20, there is a picture representing the number. Print the posters and laminate them to display in your classroom. Also included are 10 Roll and Cover game boards for numbers 0-10 and 10 Roll and Cover game boards for numbers 0-20. To play the game, I would cover the six sides of all the dice with a white label so that this side represents 0 and the other sides represent 1-5. Have students use 2 dice for the 0-10 game boards, and 4 dice for the 0-20 game boards. Students can use bingo markers or animal crackers to cover the numbers. Finally, there are practice pages for each number 0-20. The pages have the numeral, the spelling of the word and a picture representing that number at the top of the page. Under that I included a rhyme to remind students how to write the number and then there are lines for students to practice writing the number. At the bottom of the practice pages there is an area where students are to draw their own picture representing that number.


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The clipart used in this file was created by me and Erica Haber.

I created this packet to use for special education and RTI intervention, both in and out of the classroom.

I hope you love it and that it really helps your students! If so, please rate me and follow me. I love to read your comments and I really appreciate your follows!

Thank you so much!

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“See that you do not despise one of these little ones.  For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.”

(Matthew 18:10)


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Back to School, Fun Stuff, Making Friends

The Top 10 Reasons I Will Miss My Teacher-Friend

This post is dedicated to my friend, Mrs. Meinberg. We have taught together for the past 5 years and she took a position at another district this year. During the time we have worked together, she has gotten married and changed her name, and has been one of the first people I’ve told both times I found out I was pregnant.  Here are the top ten reasons that I will miss her.

10) I am not a morning person, but her sweet spirit made breakfast duty bearable.

9) She is both fun and funny, a great combination.

8) She is always willing to help out, sometimes even without being asked.

7) She has an amazingly positive attitude.

6) She cares about her students and advocates for them.

5) She doesn’t give up on her students.

4) She is kind and compassionate.

3) She is a great friend.

2) She is an awesome teacher, knowledgable and effective.

1) She is simply a wonderful person, and she will be missed.


I made this picture for her and gave it to her on one of the last days of school as a small token of teacher love and appreciation.  Nothing new here, they are all over Pinterest, but it was the best I could come up with. 🙂  Good luck Mrs. Mienberg!  Your new district is lucky to have you!



“The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.”

Proverbs 27:9

Attitude, End of Year, Fun Stuff, Reflection

Teacher Gifts

It made my day when I received a end of the year gift from one of my students.  He is in preschool and left me this on my desk.

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His classroom teacher scribed for him.  This is what it said:

“Thank you playing with me.  Her play outside sometimes with me.  Her plays crayons and letters with me.  Thank you making me silly.  Her play Mickey Mouse game with me.  Her make flowers with me.  Her make me feel good.  Her make me feel happy.”

Love, D.

It was so sweet.  He also left me a flower.

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 I love being a teacher and it’s the little things like this that make it even sweeter.

“A little with the fear of the Lord is better than great riches with trouble.”

(Proverbs 15:16)

Fun Stuff, Resources

Student Gift Idea: *Hightlight* of My Year!

I wanted to give my students a little end of the school year gift and didn’t really want it to be candy.  I love candy, and give out candy, but wanted to go another route this time.  So I decided to give out highlighters!  Hopefully, students will use it this summer to highlight something!  Here is a pic.

Highlighter Gift

I got the highlighters from Crayons to Computers, and I had the plastic wrap. I found the ribbon at Michael’s for $1. I made the little note for each gift that says, “You are the *highlight* of my year.  Have a great summer.  Love, Mrs. Keimer.”

Here is the template for the gift tags. Don’t worry.  I took out my name.

Click on the picture for the link to the *free* item in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.  If you download, please leave me feedback and follow me!  😎

Gift Tag for Highlighter Gift

Enjoy this Memorial Day weekend and these last few days with your kids!

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

(2 Corinthians 9:7)

Assessment, Fun Stuff, Resources

More End of the School Year Ideas and Freebies!

I am still working on end of the year award for students.  I made them using materials all from Crayons to Computers.  My idea this year was to include the students in process.  I asked them if they were given an award from me, what would it be?  There answers were pretty aligned with what I was thinking.  Next, I am going to give out the awards with my written explanation of why they deserve the award, and then give students the opportunity to comment in writing.  My goal is to build students’ self-esteem and awareness of what their strengths are and in what areas they’ve made growth!  I will share the completed awards soon!

I also like to survey my students at the end of the school year to get feedback about my teaching.  This is really important to me because they are the ones I service!  I do this every year and have learned a lot doing it.  Their encouragement also makes me feel really good about being a teacher.  🙂  Here is the survey I use.

My Teacher Survey Preview

My Teacher Survey

Of course mine says, ‘What I Think about Mrs. Keimer,’ but I made this one generic so anyone could use it.  If you wanted it to say your name, it would be pretty easy to recreate.

“But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.  If I seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass.  Just be patient!  They will not be overdue a single day.”

(Habakkuk 2:3)