Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Two New Freebies! Summarizing and Alphabet Matching!

Happy Wednesday!

The first freebie is for summarizing.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Summarizing-Graphic-Organizer-1218659

The second is to help students practice upper and lowercase letters!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Spring-ABC-Matching-Game-FREE-1214836



Monday, April 21, 2014

Phonics Assessment

We've been working on our cvc word families in one of my kindergarten groups!  We worked on the  short "a" word families last week.  I created an assessment pack to help me determine who is ready to move on and who still needs more practice.  The students are doing awesome!   There are some assessments that mix up the different vowels and students have to distinguish between all the vowels.

If you've purchased my Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Bundle, please download the file again to get the new assessment pack!   The new assessment pack can also be purchased by itself.

It is a great way to monitor students' progress on blending and reading cvc words.





Friday, April 18, 2014

Five For Friday! Happy Easter!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs!

1.  My children are REALLY hoping that the Easter Bunny brings Frozen!  I think it would be fun, but I sure hope all of our frozen weather is gone!!!!

2.   We had snow on Sunday night/Monday morning!  CRAZY!  Look at these tulips...


3.  I've been on an inspirational quote quest...here are my recent favorites!


 
4.  My son's new favorite book...
 
 
5.    I hope everyone has a great weekend with their families!  I hope all the teachers get a well-deserved break and start next week excited and refreshed! I'm hoping to relax and enjoy my favorite people, and not spend too much time doing work!!!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Five For Friday! Is it summer yet?

Linking up with Doodle Bugs!

1.  I cannot wait for stationary to arrive from Doodle Bugs!!!   I will graduate in May, and I've already had a few people send me sweet gifts, so I wanted to get some pretty stationary for thank you notes :)

I had a quote put on the notecard under the polka dots:  "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement."  ~ Helen Keller

2.  I finally wore sandals one day this week, and my feet were cold!  I need the weather to stay consistently warm :)

3.  I've discussed our bookroom many times on this blog.  In February I completed an audit.  I was short books H-L and O-Z non-fiction.  I found some great books at Capstone Publishing.  I think the students will love this set!


4.  One of my coworkers gave me this scarf for my birthday!  I LOVE IT! We don't have a Francesca in our town, but she found it in the "big city."  :)


5.  I loved Mrs. Willis' Blog post today!  Great for setting writing goals!!!  I think I may need to set some personal goals to stay motivated.  I feel a little like I have Senioritis :)




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Cleaning!

I'm updating items in my TPT store.  Please make sure you download the updated file. 

First up... Word Work
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Word-Work-Bundle-for-Literacy-Centers-377794

I've updated quite a few files with new fonts and graphics, and I've added two new interactive notebooks to the file! Short Vowel Interactive Notebook and Long Vowel Interactive Notebook.
My next two in line for spring cleaning are:  First Grade Bundle, Kindergarten Bundle.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Spring Phonics

I think my kindergarten groups will like this!  Thanks to Premeditated Leftovers for the idea on Pinterest :)




Friday, March 28, 2014

Five for Friday with an Earth Day Freebie

Spring break is over...back to reality!  Linking up with Doodle Bugs :)

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/

1.  I was fortunate to see a presentation by Lester Laminak...he was a great, engaging presenter, and I now have another resource to use :)
http://www.amazon.com/Unwrapping-Read-Aloud-Intentional-Instructional/dp/0545087449/ref=la_B001IO9R7Y_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395964894&sr=1-10


2.  I saw this on Facebook and I loved the message!  I feel very rich :)

 
3.  Here is an Earth Day freebie you might enjoy!

4.  State testing time is coming up...the students I work with love this video :) 


5.  I'm getting excited for spring fashions...I would say that this mint color is simply brilliant :)