Sunday, April 12, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 13th - 17th)

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We LOVE this Frogs on a Log literacy center! Your children will have fun spelling CVC and CVCe words with these adorable frogs. Using their knowledge of consonant and vowel sounds, children will sound out the word for the picture that is shown on the logs. They will then build the word by putting the frogs on the log. 

First, the children lay out the frogs in random order so they can see the letters clearly. We have made the consonants and vowels different colors for easy identification.

Next, they start building words!

We have also included a recording sheet for children to record their answers. We have included both a color and a black/white version for you to choose from.

We separate the CVC words and the CVCe words into two different sets. You could mix them too if you want to give your students more of a challenge.



We hope you enjoy this center! Have a great week!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (April 6th - 10th)

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This is a fun center for your students to practice isolating the beginning sounds of words. This center includes 26 flowerpots with letters and 26 flowers with pictures on them. We have also included words for the children to match to the flowerpots for more of a challenge if they need it! 

The flowerpots each have a letter of the alphabet written on them. Children should first put the letters in correct alphabetical order. 

Next, the children will add the flower to the correct flowerpot. Each flower has a picture on it. Children will say the word out loud and determine the beginning sound of the word. They will then match the flower to the pot with the letter that has the beginning sound of the object pictured.

After all the flowers are in the right pot, children will then add a word to the top of the pot. The word will match the picture that is in the middle of the flower. We have included some tricks too, so they really have to pay attention to the letters and sounds in the whole word. 


We have recently updated this pack to include a few assessments for you to use for a center follow-up, seatwork, or even homework! Children will find the words that begin with the letter on each flowerpot, then color the pictures, cut them out, and glue them to the correct flower.

Super springtime fun! Ta-da!

We hope everyone has a great week!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (March 30th - April 3rd)

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Everyone loves this silly old lady! She is always swallowing something with a surprise at the end of the story! These stories are great for the skills of retelling and sequencing. In this pack we have included an old lady and story pieces for the children to color and then retell the story with their friends. We have also included a color version that the children can use during center time too!



There are also three journal prompts included in this pack for the children to practice their writing skills.

What was your favorite part of the story and why?

Why do you think the old lady swallowed a chick?

What do you think the old lady will swallow next?

This pack also includes a math lesson for addition and subtraction. During the exploration part of the lesson, children work in cooperative groups to match a bow (number sentence) to the correct basket (with treats in it). The baskets show either the joining of sets or a set with some of the objects crossed out.

After exploration and teacher modeling, the children work in cooperative groups to put eggs in their correct basket. Each egg has a number sentence on it (addition or subtraction) and the baskets all have a number on the bow. Children will match each egg to the basket with the correct sum or difference. This is a great activity to help with the children's fluency in their math facts as well as their ability to differentiate between the plus and minus symbols.




We have also included a recording sheet for the children to write all the number sentences they placed in the correct basket.

You can have your children complete an assessment too!


We hope you enjoy this pack as much as our children do! 
Happy Easter and Happy Spring Break!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (March 23rd - 27th)

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We are so excited to have hit a TpT milestone recently! In honor of this milestone, we are giving away our product for free this week! You read that right, completely free! Don't forget to follow our store for updates, new products, and more freebies!

Our students LOVE these scrambled spring sentences! The children look at a scene and unscramble the words to make a sentence or a question that matches. We have included movable words to help them build the sentences (if the children need them). We have also included two different types of recording sheets to meet your needs also.

The scene, the movable words, and the recording cards are all color coded for the children to easily identify which words go with the correct scene.

Here is a child reading the words on her card.
Now you can see her moving the words to form a sentence.
She is recording her sentence on the matching card.
The final product:

Here is another child working on the scrambled sentences and using a different recording sheet that is also provided in this pack.

Here you can see a child working on the scrambled sentences too. However, he didn't want to use the movable words and was able to build the sentence on his own. Some of them will surprise you!!

We hope you enjoy this fun center! Happy Spring!
Thank you, again, for helping us reach and celebrate our recent TpT milestone!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pot o' Sight Words! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Kelly and Kim!!

We hope you had a great day full of fun and excitement!!
We wanted to share with you the sight word fun we had today! 
The children worked hard to decorate a rainbow using construction paper. They had a great time cutting the paper and gluing it on the rainbow. It is always nice to change the pace of our week with an art project!



After the children colored and cut out a pot, they had to find 5 sight word coins that they could read. After they found the 5 and read them to us, they colored them and put them in their pot. The children love these sight word project where they have to go searching for words they can read now to add to their project. They are so proud to show us the words they can read all on their own! :-)

(You can also check out our sight word polar bear art project here. Fun stuff!)

Now they have sight words at the end of the rainbow! 
Our brains are rich!


Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (March 16th - 20th)

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Our students love these vehicle classification activities! They are a great addition to your social studies unit on transportation. This pack includes large sorting cards with words, small sorting cards to use in a center, a transportation book sort, and a graphic organizer sort. 

Large Sorting Cards and Labels

Use these cards to sort different types of transportation based on how they travel: by land, by air, or by sea. Each vehicle has a word that matches the picture. The great thing about this is that you can differentiate this activity based on the needs of your students. You may chose to leave the words attached or cut them apart. Then the children can either sort just the vehicle pictures or they can sort the pictures and then match the words too! There are so many possibilities and the activity is great for building vocabulary and background knowledge with your students. 

Small Sorting Cards and Labels


This smaller version of the sorting activity is a good small group or center activity. The children can work together to sort the vehicles. This is also a good activity to help practice the new vocabulary words for those children that may not be familiar with some of the types of transportation depicted. 

How We Travel Book
This pack also includes a book where you can have the children color and then sort the pictures onto the correct pages. We have also included words for the children to match to the vehicles to help reinforce their knowledge of beginning, medial, and ending sounds of words.

Sorting Chart


We have also provided the choice of a classification chart. It serves the same purpose as the book above. The only difference is the words are already a part of the picture of the vehicle and this sort is done on a graphic organizer format.

We hope you enjoy this pack!

How are you using sight words in your classroom?

We blogged over at the Primary Pack last week and would love if you hopped over there and checked out our post on sight words.
We are always looking for fun and exciting ways to help our children learn their sight words AND to keep them excited about learning them also! We have shared many of the things we do in our classrooms and we would love to hear some of your ideas as well! Thanks for visiting!
You can read our post here.
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