Happy Summer! We hope everyone is having the best summer ever. I personally just got back from a wonderful vacation in Hawaii!!! Oh my, amazing!!! I feel so lucky to have been able to see such beauty!
Here's a little look at Hilo, Hawaii! Enjoy!
Kelly and I have also been working on adding new products to our store. We are so excited to have finally gotten two new products up in the store that we personally love and use every year in our classroom.
The first is our Alphabet Word and Picture Cards. Included are picture cards for each letter of the alphabet, it ends up equaling over 400 words! We have also included four digraphs as well. These cards can be used to help your students to work on so many skills. We use them during our letter of the week activities and they help to develop drawing, writing, vocabulary, understanding of beginning sounds, etc.
These word and picture cards work hand in hand with our Awesome Alphabet Books!
We have made the books so they are in the shape of something that begins with the letter we are working on for the week. For example, the letter Ii is in the shape of an igloo, the letter Yy is in shape of yarn. Below you will see an example of the Hh book which is in the shape of a hippopotamus. The children use the picture cards (above) to copy a word and draw a picture on each of the three available pages. We encourage the children to use the model given on the card to help with their letter formation as well as their drawing. After the books are complete, the children take them home and use them as a picture dictionary while writing sentences. At the end of the school year they have a book for every letter of the alphabet as well as a book for four digraphs. The children love these books so much and can't wait to complete them during their center time.
We hope that you enjoy the books and picture/word cards as much as we do! We use them every year! Since the prep time is huge for getting the books ready we always copy the whole year's worth at the beginning of the school year and have parent volunteers cut them out for us. Parents love to help and the children love when we take out the book that their mom cut out for us!
Last year Kelly and I both did our classroom in jungle theme. We loved it so much, that we are now working on getting that together to sell in our TpT store. We are hoping to have it up in our store by early next week. Keep you eye out for it. If you love jungle animals and love Scrappin Doodles, you will love our stuff!! I fell in love with so much that I am actually going to repeat the same classroom theme for the first time in 14 years! Here is a sneak peek at one of the banners we made: