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),

Paperless Classroom: Boom Cards and Products for Google Apps

Beginning Sounds, Rhyming, Letter Recognition, Color Recognition, Consonant Digraphs, Short Vowels, Silent e, Counting, Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication for Personal Devices, SmartBoards or Projectors