Monday, July 15, 2013

GIVEAWAY at Comprehension Connections

Hi, everyone!!
Carla at Comprehension Connections is celebrating 300 followers on her blog with an awesome giveaway!! You can enter right here for a chance to win some great tools to get ready for the new school year :)

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Picture Book Linky Party: Character Education Books

Using picture books to talk about good character is a great way to teach these crucial skills, while still working on language arts. There are lots of awesome books out there, but last year, I found a new (to me!!) set that my kiddos loved!!

Howard B. Wigglebottom is a delightful character that your kiddos will love and emphasize with!! There is a whole series of books dealing with important issues, such as bullying, listening, telling the truth, good sportsmanship, and many others. The books are available on Amazon, plus there is a website with animated versions!! This became one of my favorite go-to websites when I need a few minutes of quiet!!

Click on the picture for the animated versions :)

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Beginning Sorts for Beginning Readers!!

I have been reading lots of posts in the Guided Reading Book Study Linky Party and I have gotten lots of great ideas!! I love the Finger Trace Alphabet Book offered by Kindergarten Lifestyle; I can't wait to add this tool to my early reading groups!!

After reading the posts, I tried to think of another idea that I use for my first reading groups... I thought about how important sorts are for beginning readers. Our brains look for patterns and sorts are a great way to help students see the patterns in letters and sounds.

This packet is a sampler of my Cut and Paste Word Work for kindergarteners; it begins with letter identification and some phonemic awareness, and then moves in phonics and word families. I hope you find these activities useful in your classroom :)

Thanks for looking and happy teaching :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Word Work Wednesday Blog Hop :)

Hi, everyone!! I found a great "Word Work Wednesday" Blog Hop at Comprehension Connection. I linked my FREE Kindergarten Cut and Paste Word Work Sampler, and I see lots of great word work ideas.

Hop on over to check them out :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Going on a Blog Hunt with Bloglovin'

Hi, everyone!! It is now July 2nd, one day after the end of Google Reader!! I dreaded this day wondering how I would find all of my favorite blogs:( But, I saw several posts about Bloglovin', so I decided to give it a chance.... and I LOVE it!! It is a great way to find new blogs and read all of your old favorites!! If you haven't taken the plunge yet, I definitely recommend giving Bloglovin' a try!!

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Plus... if you sign up for Bloglovin', you can ALWAYS use new blogs to read, so hop on over to Corkboard Connections for a great linky party with some super elementary blogs.

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