Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Digraph Fun and a Freebie

We have been learning about digraphs.  Of course we started with the big four - sh, th, wh, and ch.  Having games and hands-on manipulatives have made this so much more fun.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Digraphs-sh-th-ch-wh-987648
(Click on the picture to see this unit in our TpT store.)

After we have taught the lessons in small group, we put these activities in our literacy centers.

The top picture shows a flip book where the children cut out digraph pictures and paste the under the correct flaps. 

The next two pictures show the students building words with magnetic letters and recording them.



One of the activities our kids really liked was Spin a Digraph, shown in the next picture.
The last activity pictured is my favorite!  The ever popular clip-it cards.
There are several more center and worksheet activities included in this unit!  Click the picture below to get your freebie!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_nq0ur64u8CRHB2MjRMcFVHOFk/view?usp=sharing



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Inauguration Day, #kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths "Forever FREEBIES"



 Inauguration Day is here and we have joined many other TpT authors to provide FREE resources to help reinforce values that are so important during this transition time in our history. This will not be a one day event. These resources will be "Forever Freebies" which means you will have plenty of time to find and download them!
 
  Starting today, January 20th you can find some of the following topics on TpT by searching #kindnessnation or #weholdthesetruths.
- Let's work together to help build kindness, empathy and compassion!
-Understanding our Branches of US Government and the US Constitution
-Democracy
-History of civil rights movements, including suffrage
-Environmental issues including climate change
-Critical thinking and examining media bias
-Kindness, empathy, compassion
-Anti-bullying
-Equality and inclusion for all people
-Understanding and respecting of cultural differences

Our "Forever Freebie" is a sampler of our Character Education/Social Emotional/Anti-Bullying resource. Click on the picture below to download.
 FREEBIE, Social Emotional, Character Education, Anti-Bullying


Monday, January 16, 2017

#kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths

Dear Fun Followers,

 #Kindnessnation  #weholdthesetruths
On this Inauguration Day we are joining with many other TpT authors to provide FREE resources to help reinforce values that are so important during this transition time in our history. This will not be a one day event. These resources will be "Forever Freebies" which means you will have plenty of time to find and download them!

Our "Forever Freebie" is a sampler of our Character Education/Social Emotional/Anti-Bullying resource. Click on the picture below to download.
 FREEBIE, Social Emotional, Character Education, Anti-Bullying
Starting on January 20th you may find some of the following on TpT by searching #kindnessnation or #weholdthesetruths on TPT.
- Let's work together to help build kindness, empathy and compassion!
-Understanding our Branches of US Government and the US Constitution
-Democracy
-History of civil rights movements, including suffrage
-Environmental issues including climate change
-Critical thinking and examining media bias
-Kindness, empathy, compassion
-Anti-bullying
-Equality and inclusion for all people
-Understanding and respecting of cultural differences

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Literacy and Math, Oh MY!

Do you use fairy tales to teach (review) math and literacy skills in your classroom too?   Fairy tales are so easy to incorporate into our lessons because most kids already know the characters and the plot.  Here is a preview of our Goldilocks and the Three Bears unit.

Literacy

 What happened at the beginning, middle and end?

 Color, build and write a vocabulary word.

Build a vocabulary word with magnetic letters.

Finding 1, 2 and 3 syllable words.


A student sight word reader.
AND MORE!!!

MATH

 Puzzles

Graphing

Counting

AND MORE!!

You can see our unit by clicking on the picture below.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literacy-and-Math-Centers-The-Three-Bears-Bundle-PKK-632625

Enjoy this free rhyming activity to go with your fairy tale unit. (click on the picture)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tale-and-Nursery-Rhyme-Rhyming-Dominoes-338974