Tuesday, February 25, 2014

3 Million Strong Sale

The 3 Million Teachers Strong sale on TpT is coming soon!!! Yeah!

This is a great time to pick out those "treasures" you have been waiting for.  You can finish the school year with some new fun ideas and activities!

Check out my some of my new and favorite activity sets.

Bundled Set - It's like getting an entire set for free! 

"I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Animated Actions for Reading Skills - Make it Fun!

So, sometimes getting students to connect with and remember various reading concepts can be difficult at times.  What are characters again?  What did she mean when she said setting?  Events???  Author?? Illustrator??  Really!!  These are new concepts for our little kiddos and they can be a lot to remember.  My kiddos are only 5!

It hit me 4 years ago when I was working with a new student.  She couldn't for the life of her remember who characters were, what events were, etc, but as soon as I did something funny with each one - WAM! - she got it.   It worked!!!  So, I made these "funnies" part of my every day lessons.  I made them real for her.

Title - "what the story is called"
Author - "writes the story"
Illustrator - "colors or paints the pictures"
Characters - "the people or animals we meet in the story"
Setting - "where they go"
Events - "things that happen in the story" (Yes, you have to shake it!)

Click on the picture below to our animated actions for these reading skills in motion.

Try it sometime - make it funny and real!!  I bet they remember.  :)

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Crossword Puzzle Fun Freebie

We did it!!!! We learned all 44 sounds in the English language.  Now we are ready to begin our 5 week short vowel review and our 5 week long vowel review.   We will focus on 1 vowel sound a week in phonics and build words centered around that vowel.

My kids love it when I give them a challenge, so why not do it with something that "big" people do - Crossword Puzzles.  This fun set, Crossword Puzzle Phonics Fun Set 1, includes words for all 5 short vowels and all 5 long vowels.  Some of my kiddos are ready to spell the words out all by themselves, but some still need a little help.  Each vowel sound has a crossword puzzle with 5 words and matching picture clues in two different versions: with and without a word bank.    
To find the entire Crossword Puzzle Phonics Fun set, click on the pictures above.

I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a freebie.  To download the Short A and Long A FREEBIE pages, click on the link below!  

"Do to others as you would have them do to you." Luke 6:31

Sunday, February 2, 2014

It's a 2-Day Super Sale

Let's Cheer!!!
It's a 2-Day Super Sale

Don't forget to check out my new bundled set!

Click on the picture above or the link below to find my TpT store.

"Well, whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all for Gods' glory." 1Corinthians 10:31