Chrysanthemum Name Activities
1-2-3 come Do Some Chrysanthemum Activities With Me “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes, is one of my all-time favorite back to school books. It’s perfect for a variety of ages, and especially wonderful as an introduction to name activities, as well as discussions about teasing, bullying and “filling buckets”. With that in mind, I enjoyed making a variety of Chrysanthemum-themed activities appropriate for PK-1st grade. I'll be sharing 3 of them in today's blog along with a sweet back to school…
Reading Strategy Checklist - Guided Reading Level Skills (with digital option)
Use this simple checklist to keep track of which skills each of your students have mastered and what skill to make your next instructional focus. By using this list, you will know when a student is ready to move up to the next guided reading level.Going Paperless?This resource now includes access to...
First Grade Passages Sampler | Education to the Core
Free Fluency Passages for First Grade Sampler! Get one fluency passage and one comprehension question sheet for each month! These are great for guided reading, literacy centers, fluency stations, interventions, homework, and/or morning work. They also include social studies and science based passages.
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1,682 Likes, 193 Comments - bronté platt (@mynaturalclassroom) on Instagram: “W O W work wall is finally finished 🙌🏻 Second guessing myself that I went WAY overboard..... But…”
CVC Words and Blending Board - The Primary Post
This post contains affiliate links. Like I said in my last post, it is that time of year in Kindergarten when CVC words are crucial for your kids to start blending to develop their reading skills. As I introduce each letter to my kids, I add it to my blending board. I start building their ... Read More about CVC Words and Blending Board
Word Work Freebie
Hi all! Hope everyone is feeling ready for back to school. . . I'm not! Today I'm sharing a quick freebie that can be used with any book. You can print out several black and white copies to keep at a center or laminate the colored copies. Kids simply pick any book they want to use and search for words that follow the "clue" or phonetic rules. Provide the kids with magnifying glasses to make it even more fun! Come visit my blog for more tips, ideas and (or course) freebies! Hi all! Hope…
Short A Activities and Resources (including freebies!)
Short A is usually the first phonics sound you teach in kindergarten and first grade so I figured it'd be a great sound to show you teaching...
Start A Fire
Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders - one of the best things we ate last week. Only 4 simple ingredients - chicken, bacon, brown sugar and chili powder. They only take about 5 minutes to make and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. Sweet and salty in one bite!
Halloween Word Play - Seek & Spell Fun!
Halloween Seek & Spell Challenge freebie! This spelling and word work activity is so much fun your students will beg to play it, and it's so challenging it keeps them calm and focused. Perfect for October literacy centers, partner practice, or cooperative learning teams!
FREE Rhyme Time Game Boards - This Reading Mama
Today, I’m sharing 20 FREE Rhyme Time game boards we have used to continue the rhyming fun! Rhyming is such an important pre-reading skill. My almost 4 year old loves playing simple rhyming games wherever we go. I’ve even created a DUPLO rhyming activity for her as well as a Roll-a-Rhyme game. *The free download ... Read More about FREE Rhyme Time Game Boards