September 16, 2011

A little Mouse Fun

Happy Friday Y’all!

What a week.. I feel like the last few weeks have been C.R.A.Z.Y.. and I am always rushed.. there is so much extra “stuff” going on. I was also out on Thursday- so that put me behind schedule on many things.

I also forgot my camera at home this morning- so I am missing pictures of several things we did this week. I am going to try and do a mid-week “mouse post” to show you those things too..

But, here is a little glimpse into our “Mouse Week”.



One of our weekly centers this week was stamping spelling words.


I make “list cards” with our spelling words so they are right there with the students. I also number the words so they know exactly where to stamp it on their paper. It’s not so important that they go in order but that they know which words they have stamped… otherwise they skip a word and then we {meaning ME} have to go back and figure out what word they skipped.

Numbering the words and the paper has SAVED MY LIFE!



This poem was found at Teaching Heart but I changed it up a little bit.

**You can download the Mouse Poem here.**

Mouse graphics by Scrappin Doodle


Another center activity.. they had to cut the lines apart and glue them in order. There are copies of the poem in the center for easy reference.


We put the words in order together one morning during our meeting time.. Then I put them in the center and if they finished gluing the poem in order they could do this as a pocket chart activity.


This is a center I made last year.. but it was WAY to easy for my first graders this year. They counted the dimes on the cards and recorded their answers on a recording sheet.



**You can download the Money Mouse Cards Here**

**You can download the Money Mouse Recording Sheet Here**




These are number cards to put in order from least to greatest. We did this together then I put it away and will pull them back out next week.. and it will be part of a math pocket chart center.

**You can download the Mice Counting Cards Here**

Mouse graphics by Scrappin Doodle


Ordinal words cards..we used these in a pocket chart to order from first-twelfth.


This week was the first week they had an art project they had to complete on their own.


The pieces they needed were in stacks in the windowsill.. they had to get their pieces. cut them and glue them to make this simple little mouse!



Free Downloads

Mouse Money Center Cards

Mouse Money Recording Sheet

Mouse Trap Poem

Mice Counting Cards


**If you download my products let me know that you did- I would love feedback!

I also would love for you to add my blog link or blog button to your blog.

Have a fabulous weekend!!

xoxo, kacey


  1. Kacey,
    I love the things you share! Thanks so much. Have a great weekend.

  2. I grabbed your mice counting cards. Thank you so much. LOVE your blog!

    Grade ONEderful

  3. Kacey,
    I LOVE your stuff...thanks for sharing!

  4. Thanks for sharing!! I can use these with many of my classes!

    ❃ Ann Marie
    ABCs and 123s 4 me

  5. Everything is so adorable. Thank you for sharing. You are so creative.
    Pam@Kindergarten Night Owls

  6. Your mouse activities are so cute! I have added your link to my blog. THANK YOU!!

  7. Thank you for sharing the math downloads. I just started to follow your blog last night. I am new to all this and very excited to check out your past posts for more great ideas. I hope to have a cute blog like this soon.


  8. Thank you so much! I love the dime counting activity!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing!! I grabbed the dime counting and number order items!! I LOVE it!!

    Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!!

  10. You have such darling things to share so generously! I am making mice today!!! Thank you so much!
    Tonia in Redlands,CA

  11. Great ideas....Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. LOVE IT ALL!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. It is so cute! (And I'm right there with you on the C.R.A.Z.Y.)
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  13. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing them. I grabbed your button for my blog :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  14. I'm glad you posted about putting your spelling list cards with the center materials. In my rush to do a gazillion other things, I would have forgotten that! I grabbed your mouse number cards too, which are adorable. Thanks!

  15. Love it! Thanks for the freebies! They are awesome!

  16. Cute cute cute! I downloaded all of it and I love it! Thank you so much!! You are already on my sidebar cause you're awesome!!
    Kerri B

  17. Thank you so much for sharing! LOVE your activities! Too cute!!

  18. Thanks so much for the freebies! Any way I could get the mouse counting cards with the numbers 1-10 on them?

  19. Thanks for sharing your talents!


  20. Love the Mouse Money Cards. Great way to teach counting by 10's (I love teaching "money" but it isn't one of our K standards anymore...)

  21. Love them, thanks for the fabulous ideas and your generosity.

    Ms. M

  22. The mice art project is too cute for school. But, did you just create it freehand and then trace all of the pieces? Can you share your "tracers"? Thanks for the awesome ideas! I don't have a Google account, so I had to be anonymous... Mrs. R

  23. I love your stuff! Thanks for sharing!

  24. I grabbed the dimes counting and the poem, but the font won't load on the poem :(

    love, love, love, LOVE your stuff!!

  25. Thanks for sharing! I also bought the math center.

  26. Thank you so very much for sharing!! You are so creative!!

  27. Thank you so much for sharing. I love all the math activities. This year is my turn to do the math lesson plans for my team and I have been "combing" all the blogs for any ideas that I KNOW my team will love. Thanks.

    Kinders on the Block

  28. Do you happen to have the oridinal numbers as a download?

    You are the best!

  29. Thank you so much for sharing. I grabbed your button for my blog.
    You have such great ideas!

    Beth Ann over at Taming My Flock of Firsties

  30. Thank you so much. I downloaded the mouse counting cards. Can't wait to use this week in centers.

  31. Just found your website through Pinterest. Awesome BLOG and activity ideas. Thank you for sharing!

  32. I like your mouse money games. I teach first grade and we have to incorporate pennies, nickels, and dimes. I am actually going to use your dime game when I teach dimes and your counting cards to incorporate counting all three forms of coins together. This is very helpful!