Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Zoo Emergent Reader and GIVEAWAY!

You will find our "Zoo~pendous Facts Emergent Reader" in our ZOO UNIT !  Check out THIS POST to see the other Zoo~riffic centers included in our Zoo Unit.

A fabulous blogger asked if we were going to give a Zoo Unit away....and we thought it would be a GRRREAT idea!  Leave a comment for a chance to win!  We will pick a winner on Friday!!!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Warning...many ZOO-licious photos!

As I watch the "Billboard Awards" and cut out my new Zoo Centers for the next couple of weeks...I just had to share them with you tonight!  

P.S.  I will always LOVE "Jenny on the Block"!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Writing Booklet FREE~FOR~YOU!

Clip art and background paper is from Krista Wallden at Creative Clips.  THANK YOU for SHARING your talent!!!

Happy Writing, 
Amber & LuAnn

Monday, May 5, 2014

It is that time!

Isn't this just the most AdoRaBLe bulletin board you have seen?!?  Mrs. Konop (another K teacher in our district) did and AmAziNg job that I needed to share it with all of you!

The winners of our "Nonsense Unit" are...
  • Christine Crimmins
  • Fawn Chan (We need your e-mail address)
  • Amy Kuti
Check your mailboxes!!!

You can read our "Nonsense" post by clicking {right here} !

Have a FaBuloUs week, Amber & LuAnn

Saturday, May 3, 2014

What's All This Nonsense About Teaching Nonsense Words!?!

It's enough to drive a kinder-teacher mad...when they say it is not important or right!   With the latest post being shared on facebook from Fox News in mind, we have put our Robotic Nonsense Unit on sale in our TpTTN Shop!   
Using NONSENSE words in the classroom is fundamentally the right thing to do!  Our little kiddos need to be able to break apart AND blend together these “SiLlY” words to be able to help with decode words in their reading.  You cannot just teach common words (dog, cat, pig) to little kiddos because so many of them are recognized instantly when they get the hang of reading that it is hard to teach the students segmenting and blending. 
Examples of our Robotic Nonsense PowerPoint in our Unit!

Fluency strips included for each vowel!

Nonsense word search sheets.

Melt Down Nonsense Word Game!  Goal...to avoid being the player who is holding the melted robot at the end of the game.

Using letters in the alphabet to create "real" or "nonsense" words!

Play memory matching the "real" word to the RHYMING "nonsense" word.
We believe that repetitive practice allows them to master this skill, which reinforces the concept of blending successfully.  Just our experience...and it works!  

If you are still reading...THANKS BUNCHES!  We would LOVE for you to have this Robotic Nonsense Unit in your classroom, too. Leave a comment below and we will choose three winners Sunday night! 

Amber & LuAnn

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