Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Word Sliders For Kids

One of our FAVORITE "GO TO" activities is
"Word Detective Sliders".  Students ENJOY participating in the activity each time.  We BELIEVE our students have become really GOOD at sounding out words because of this ENGAGING activity.  
BAD NEWS....Lakeshore does not carry this item anymore! 

 We had a FANTASTIC idea
for our students to create their own
"Word Sliders" to work with their
friends & families. 

GREAT NEWS...Rachelle Smith from "What The Teacher Wants Blog" has "Word Sliders" in their TpT shop.  
CLICK HERE to go to their TpT shop.
CLICK RIGHT HERE to read more about all the word sliders on their blog. 

Would you like "WORD SLIDERS FOR KIDS" in your classroom!?!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Seussville Fun!

I so badly wanted to do a "Dr. Seuss" room transformation/classroom flip.  
Thing 1 & 2, Sneetches, Grinch, Sam-I-Am, Horton, The Fox, The Lorax, Yertle the Turtle, Cat  in the Hat, etc.
Each part of our classroom could come alive with a
Dr. Seuss book. 
Did not happen....this year! WINK~WINK
I have another great idea for a classroom flip...but you will have to wait & see.

Have you heard of a room transformation
or a classroom flip?

Our classroom reading loft got a
Enjoy the pictures & freebie! 

After reading the book, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, the students went fishing for CVC words.   

 CLICK HERE to find the pocket chart resource
The students filled in the missing words in our "I Can Read" emergent reader. 
CLICK RIGHT HERE to get a FREE copy for your classroom. 


Friday, January 5, 2018

The Mitten Retell

I have always enjoyed acting out the story, The Mitten
During the week we read, The Mitten, many times.  On Friday, the students really get into the story by acting like the animal and squeezing into the mitten.  Yes....all my students that have a headband can fit in the mitten at once!
We use the song pictured below to act out the story together.
The students need to take off their shoes before they can crawl in and listen to the story quietly.  They sure like to giggle in there...but isn't that what makes learning fun! 
I made the mitten out of 2 white sheets and sewed them together. 
I used headbands make each animal. 
See all the fun happening below!  

Thanks for reading & STAY WARM!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Books About Us

Young children are motivated and eager to learn to read when they have the ability to choose what they are reading.  One reading option in our classroom is
"Books About Us". 

During the year, take as many pictures of your students working & playing. 
Make it into a book. 
Use as many sight words as you can.
That's it...favorite books to read again & again. 

Here are some examples from our classroom...

Every kindergarten classroom is made up of a diverse set of readers.  Some students come in knowing how to read a handful of words, while others are still learning the alphabet.  EVERY student can't wait to read about themselves or their friends!   

Happy Reading!

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