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.
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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. 

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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.  
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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. 
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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),
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