Last year (2013) when I was at the ITeachK conference in Las Vegas, I met Sandy. She's a fellow kindergarten teacher who had come up with a brilliant idea. Over the past year we had emailed a few times about her innovative product. This past summer, we met up again at the conference. She was there this time selling her fabulous aprons. Me being the I need things to match kind of girl, I asked her if she'd make one that went with the theme of my classroom. I was not disappointed when my custom apron arrived. I am the hit of the playground- walking around quizzing all the little kindergartners.
What I love even more is that it has two pockets at the bottom, I keep my reading glasses in one pocket and keys in the other. They were really meant to carry extra cards, but for now they are holding my most needed accessories.
Today we were learning all about the number 5- notice that the last pocket is empty. I took the 5 card out so the kids would have to count or in a perfect world conceptually subitize.