Tuesday, July 30, 2013

August Smartboard Calendar

It's back to school for teachers in my district this week! Here's the August Smartboard Calendar.

August Smartboard Calendar  

Sunday, July 28, 2013

And the Winner Is!

Congratulations to Jody M! Your books are on the way. A great big thank you to each of you for visiting A Teacher's Touch and entering the giveaway.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Pete the Cat Back to School Giveaway

 This giveaway is so easy peasy! All you have to do is like A Teacher's Touch Facebook page and you'll be entered in the Pete the Cat Back to School Giveaway! Be on the lookout for the winner on July 27th! If you're the winner, then you can contact me and I'll have the books shipped to your home or school!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Pete Counts Buttons Math Workstation


I am working on my back to school activities featuring Pete the Cat. I ordered the Pete puppet from amazon.com and he is really cute! I also ordered the large primary button assortment from Oriental Trading to use with this math workstation, but there's a set of buttons included with the cards (This workstation integrates both math and literacy because the cards use color words, too.)

New Shoes Emergent Reader and Response Sheet

My last two posts have been about my guided reading approach in kindergarten. This is an example of guided reading emergent readers and response sheets. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Guided Reading in Kindergarten Continued....

I wanted to share a little more today about guided reading  in my classroom. I am including a generic  lesson plan form that is easy to use, you just change the name of the book you are using,  high frequency words and teaching points (based on Common Core standards). I use the Beanie Baby reading strategies. Can Do Kinders blog has a great download you can print out for use in your classroom. There are many out on the web, Pinterest has many boards devoted to Reading Strategies for emergent readers. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Guided Reading in Kindergarten

I have maintained a website Linda's Learning Links for the past 10 years. It will be closed down in September. Guided Reading in Kindergarten has been one of the most popular pages on my website. I've updated the page and turned it into an article. I spend the first month of school teaching the routines of guided reading. As students make progress and are assessed for reading levels, guided reading groups change. In future posts, I will share information sheets that I maintain for each student. I hope you will find the article helpful.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pete's Colorful Shoes

Pete the Cat will take center stage in my classroom the first couple of weeks of school. So, I'll be posting beginning of the year literacy and math workstations in the next few weeks. (My school district year begins August 1st.) 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Swat that Fly! Game

I made a trip to Dollar Tree and found these small flyswatters! I bought several, came home and made a game that I'll use in my Guided Reading groups the first few weeks and then place in my literacy work stations. I hope your students will enjoy playing the game.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Kids on the Bus

In honor of Pete's newest book, I made a math work station for the beginning of school. I hope your students will enjoy it!
Aligned to Common Core:
Counting & Cardinality                                                                                                    Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.