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Monday, August 25, 2014

Popcorn Sight Words....on a ring!

I created this product because I wanted a more meaningful connection between sight words and home! 

I sent home a binder ring in a ziploc to each child. I stressed the importance (to both parents and students)  of keeping this ring in a SAFE spot because we would be using it throughout the year. I added in the alphabet for letter identification and letter sounds too. 

Each week in my kindergarten class we cover 4 letters a week. I placed those 4 letters in baggies and put them in each child's homework folder. 

TIP: Instead of cutting out the letters individually, then sorting them, then stapling, stack them together,  cut them out and then staple! (a, b, c, d and then staple!) I found this out AFTER the fact! 

Each sight word belongs to a certain list. Here are the sight words included in my packet.

Red list:   I, see, a, the, like
Orange:    my, it, is, can, and
Yellow:      me, you, look, yes, no
Green:   he, she, go, play, are
Blue:    to, put, get, have,  said
Purple:  we, for, has, here, some
Pink:    in, do, had, with, come
Brown:    on, up, this, what, want

Any time they pass off that sight word, they get to color their kernel in their binder ring that color specific color.

What I love about the ring is they can practice their sight words on the go! In the car,  in the check out line, really anywhere!

I have laminated full sets of the sight word ring to use as fast finishers.

Click here to purchase! 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to School: Count the Room

This is a fun Back to School Center! All you need to do is Print and Laminate it!
This is like the "Write the Room" activities BUT, this one the students practice counting in various arrays. It meets the Math Domain: Counting and Cardinality. This activity also allows students to practice their numeral writing 1-10.

Grab it at my store HERE

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Books I LOVE

Ok. I couldn't just pick ONE book, to add to the Deanna Jump's Book Linky Party
SO....HERE are SOME (I limited it to SOME, of my favorites!)

I love reading this book as we talk about our names, how many letters long they are etc.
(Also, my first name is Kaija (Kya) and can TOTALLY RELATE :)

The next book I LOVE is
"Hip Hip Hooray, Im Annie McCrae" 
by Brad Wilcox- an amazing Utah author :) 

This book talks about how to "Cheer" yourself on, even when other's may not. It teaches readers that sometimes people may overlook the good things you do, but YOU can CELEBRATE YOURSELF :) 

Lastly, another favorite is "Mrs. Spitzer's Garden" 
By Edith Pattou
This is a precious book that talks about "new" seeds coming in, and Mrs. Spitzer nurtures, cares, and loves these "seeds." 

Can't wait till I link up next week...I have MORE favorites to share with you!

Click the link to see others' favorite reads!