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November Activities for K/1 & A Freebie & EDITABLE GAMES...

                                                   

Here are a few Thanksgiving craft ideas!

Shared Reading and Fluency With A FREEBIE!

Shared Reading and Fluency 


Shared reading is a time when students and teachers experience a real sense of community. 

Personal Spelling Card

Personal Spelling Card

The personal spelling card is another resource that students can use when they are writing.  I always encourage phonetic spelling as a part of writing development, but when students are consistently misspelling a word that they use frequently, these misspellings can become visually imprinted and harder to correct down the road.

A Handwriting Order that Makes Sense

A Handwriting Order that Makes Sense


I am describing an order of presentation for lowercase letter formation that has always been successful in my classroom. 

Important Word Cards : Reading Motivators: Personalized Reference

Important Word Cards: 



My students have always been more motivated to learn words that are important to them.  

Teaching Phonics in a Meaningful Way

Teaching Phonics
I have found that making phonics enjoyable and meaningful by immediately using phonemes in context makes the teaching and learning much more enjoyable and relevant. 

A Football Freebie & Signs of Fall in Kindergarten and First Grade

WELCOME FALL!



It's hard to believe FALL is on its way!  I always like to be sure that my young learners are noticing the changes that occur each season. I used to do this with my own daughters (who are now both teachers),