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Horace King: Bridge Builder

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Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge


I blogged at the Primary Peach about one of the most respected bridge builders of the south in the 19th century.  I have always been fascinated by Horace King’s accomplishments and thoroughly enjoyed researching about his life and his works.

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Horace King 1807-1885


Check out the post on the Primary Peach!


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Horace King Historical Marker in LaGrange, Georgia

I hope you enjoy reading and learning about Horace King.

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Celebrating Kamp Kindergarten’s 400th Resource with a Follower FREEBIE


I am excited to announce that I have posted the 400th resource on TpT for Kamp Kindergarten. Next month also marks my 4th TpT-versary. To celebrate the occasion, I want to offer something to my followers and buyers to show my appreciation.


Put adhesive magnetic circles on back of the puzzles to use as a magnetic activity on a dollar store cookie sheet.


These puzzles are great for morning tubs, early finishers, math centers, and take home practice.


Thank you for your purchases, support, and feedback. I appreciate each and everyone of you. Without you, I would not have had this amazing journey. I hope to continue to grow and learn new things to continue to bring you engaging developmentally appropriate activities to share with your learners. I hope you and your little friends enjoy these puzzles.

Kamp Kindergarten

$25 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card Giveaway! June 19 to June 23, 2016


$25 TpT Gift Card Giveaway An Apple for the Teacher June 19


It’s time for another TpT Gift Card Giveaway!  I have joined these amazing sellers to bring you an opportunity to win this week!

Co-hosts:  Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher),  The Chocolate TeacherA Plus KidsThird Grade GigglesKamp KindergartenStephanie Rye – Forever in Fifth GradeMrs. Irvin’s ToolboxJackie CrewsJewel Pastor, and It Happened in 3rd

This giveaway is organized by An Apple for the Teacher.

Please visit An Apple for the Teacher to enter.

Good Luck!

Kamp Kindergarten

World Oceans Day


World Oceans Day is June 8.  This year’s theme is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.  Read more about World Oceans Day 2016 in this article.  World Oceans Day-June 8.


Books and music are always a fun addition to any event or celebration in the classroom.  Here are some of my ocean favorites including selections from Raffi, who has become synonymous with protecting our environment and Brent Holmes who teaches our little ones about animals in a uniquely fun way.



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Learning in Motion with Friends from the Ocean!

Here is a free resource to share with your little learners that will enhance your ocean unit.  It will get your little learners up and engaged in practicing phonics skills.  This is a great way to incorporate movement into your ELA block!

I hope you and your learners enjoy this activity!

Happy World Oceans Day!

Kamp Kindergarten

Win a $25 Teachers Pay Teachers Gift Card!!! June 4 to June 11, 2016 Giveaway

$25 TpT Gift Card Giveaway An Apple for the Teacher June 4

Enter to win a $25 TpT Gift Card! I have joined up with other bloggers to offer you an opportunity to win!  The giveaway is organized by An Apple for the Teacher.   Other bloggers participating are Kamp Kindergarten, Stephanie Rye (Forever in Fifth Grade),  The Chocolate TeacherMrs. Roltgen, and La-Nette Mark.

Imagine getting $25 to spend on TpT during the summer when you have the luxury of time to make your decision of what to buy!  Plus, you will have time to get your materials ready before the back to school rush!  If you are still in school, you may want to purchase a fun resource for your little learners to enjoy the last couple of weeks of school.  In either case, a TpT Gift Card is a great prize!

Please visit An Apple for the Teacher to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!

Good Luck!

Kamp Kindergarten

The Primary Peach is One Year Old!!!

Join the bloggers of The Primary Peach as we celebrate our 1st Blogiversary!  We are sharing freebies with our readers to show our appreciation for your support.

Here is your freebie from Kamp Kindergarten!  Enjoy!

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Click on the link below to visit The Primary Peach for links to other blogs offering FREEBIES!!!

The Primary Peach 1st Blogiversary

Thanks for celebrating our 1st Blogiversary with us!


Kamp Kindergarten


Paper Saving Tips Blog Post at the Primary Peach

I blogged today at The Primary Peach! Check out the post for tips about saving paper without losing instructional opportunities or student accountability.  The post also has links to FREEBIES!!!

Easter FREEBIE: Easter Egg Fun Subtract the Room

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Are your little learners ready for spring break?  Are they having difficulty staying focused?  A Roam the Room activity may be just what they need to expend some of that extra energy while still addressing academic skills.

I have a FREE Round the Room math activity to share.  Easter Egg Fun Subtract the Room will get your little ones up and engaged in mastering subtraction facts to 10.

Easter subtract the room freebie record page and easter pencil with camper copy

Just print the cards and copy the recording pages.  Learners carry a clipboard with the record sheet and a pencil as they search the classroom for the task cards.  They record their responses in the correct spaces on the page.

Easter subtract the room freebie with camper copy

I hope that you and your learners enjoy this activity.

Happy Easter!

Kamp Kindergarten

Winter FREEBIE: Penguin Dot Paint Ten Frames

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Here is a fun FREE math activity to keep your little learners engaged on a long winter day.  To get the most out of instructional time and learning resources, I love to address more than one area with a single activity.  This resource addresses counting skills and enhances fine motor development.

Just download this no-prep printable from the link above.  Put some paint in a small plate and add a cotton swab.  This fun math activity is now ready to use!

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I hope you and your learners enjoy this resource!

Stay warm and safe!

Kamp Kindergarten

Martin Luther King: A Book to Help Explain Social Injustices of the Past to Little Learners

A Lesson for Martin Luther King

Looking for a book to share with your class about Martin Luther King?  Explaining the social injustices of the past in a developmentally appropriate manner can be difficult.  This book describes a childhood incident in Martin Luther King’s life that will help little learners begin to develop an insight of the inequalities that were accepted by many at the time.  Children will immediately recognize how unfair it is that young Martin’s friend Bobby is forbidden to play with Martin and that they must attend different schools.

The book is one of a series of books about the Childhood of Famous Americans.  The story is beautifully illustrated.  The Book is a Level 2 book of the Ready To Read books.



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