Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Dr. Seuss emergent reader

I have spent the week frantically trying to finish up our American symbols unit (Thank you Deanna Jump for the wonderful unit you created!). I have downloaded so many Dr. Seuss units and made all my Dr. Seuss math workstations (thank you DeeDee Wills and Deanna, once again). Today I decided I had to have a Dr. Seuss guided reading book. I hope some of you will be able to use it! A great big thank you to Michelle (The 3am Teacher blog) for the wonderful Dr. Seuss graphics that I used in making the book. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

March Smartboard Calendar

March calendar
Here's an updated version of the Smartboard calendar. I have a wonderful friend(Donna Mathis) who gave me some suggestions that I've included in the March calendar. I always appreciate suggestions, I promise to try and incorporate them in future creations! Just click on the title to download.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Statue of Liberty guided reading book Freebie

There's not a lot of emergent guided reading books about National Symbols. I went on a search for free bw clipart and found this at  Free Stock Photos. I made a guided reading book about the Statue of Liberty and a response sheet that I hope you can use in your classroom.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

An Inspiration from a New Blogging Buddy and a Smartboard Literacy Workstation!

I have a found a new blogging buddy and an inspiration! Valerie from Grow Up Learning has a new blog with lots of freebies, one being a Smartboard activity created with flash! She inspired me to create an activity using adobe flash! This smartboard activity has all the digraphs and will make a great literacy workstation! So thank you Valerie;  everyone head over to her blog and welcome her to a wonderful sharing community!

WhCh Smartboard Sort

WhCh Smartboard Sort
Here's the last of the smartboard sorts for whole group lessons.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Digraphs Literacy Workstations

For several weeks I have uploaded digraph songs and videos. I designed workstations for each digraph. I designed them so that you can take any two or three to sort. There are also response sheets for all the digraphs. The clipart is from Microsoft Office. I hope you will find these useful, my kindergarteners have enjoyed them. I have the Lakeshore set of blends and digraphs, the pictures match those  manipulatives. In case you don't have them, each set has picture cards. I have my students sort the manipulatives and then use the word cards to record two digraphs of their choice. I will be adding Smartboard activites soon.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Last but not Least ! The Wh Shake Up Pokey

I hope your children will enjoy singing the Shake Up Pokey songs as much as I've enjoyed recording them! But more importantly, I hope they are a big help in learning the digraphs.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Dollar Tree Valentine Eraser Patterns Freebie

Here are your Dollar Tree Valentine eraser patterns. If you haven't made it to Dollar Tree, there are pattern pieces included. Thank you for all the positive comments and emails!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ing: It's Great to Use when you're Writing!

Here's a little video that helps students remember "ing" when they're writing! I have refreshed each link, I received several emails saying the links didn't work. Hope they do now!!