Saturday, March 30, 2013

Summer Writing Packet

Today I am posting my final writing packet.  This year I have created fall, winter and spring writing packets.  My final writing packet is….. you guessed it……. a summer writing packet.  I created it to use in the classroom at the end of the year.  Included are writing prompts about camping, fishing, picnics, the beach, a water park and even all about the kindergarten year.   

In this packet you will find three formats to use in your classroom.  First I created sentence starter posters.  The students write the sentence starter and then fill the words in from the pictures.  At the end of the year I would suggest having the students then continue to write on the same topic. 

The second set includes sentence starters with pictures.  For this set you can post the sentence starters and topic pictures with words in pocket charts to display in your writing station.  With this option your students can remove the topic cards in order to copy. 
Third, I included sentence starters with topic pictures only.  For this set I have printed the sentence starters on the writing paper.  The topic pictures do not include words.  The students can use the pictures to help them think of ideas for their writing. 
Last, I included three end of the year sentence starters.  These pages include sentence starters for the students to write about their kindergarten year. 
If you would like to check out my newest writing packet simply click on the picture below to visit my TPT store! 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Alphabet Sound Match Freebie

Happy Friday everyone!  It is spring break time here in Nebraska.  Wahoo!!  I have been enjoying having a little extra time to blog.  Today I am posting a new Alphabet Sound Match freebie! 

Along with the game I have also included an independent beginning sound sheet for the students to complete!  I hope you enjoy it!
 During my spring break I will be doing some blog planning for the end of the year.  If you have any suggestions for materials you would love to have me create please let me know!  I would LOVE to hear from all of you!
Happy Friday!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Target Dollar Bin to Literacy Freebie

Anyone that knows me is well aware that I have a Target problem.  I LOVE Target!  A relaxing day for me is strolling the aisles at my local Target with a warm Starbucks in my hand.  This week while I was looking through the dollar bin (my favorite place for unexpected finds) I found these adorable magnifying glasses!  There were all kinds of cute spring shapes.  I couldn’t resist buying this cute bee one. 
My mind began racing with all kinds of ways to use it in a kindergarten classroom.  I knew just what I wanted to do!  At this point in the year it becomes hard to continue to come up with new and fun ways for the kids to practice their sight words.  I also know that the kids love the I Spy and Where’s Waldo books.  So I decided to combine these two ideas for my “Hiding Sight Words” freebie!
In this packet I created four pictures that have ten sight words hiding in each picture.  The students will use a small magnifying glass to look for the words hidden in the pictures. 

I also created a recording sheet for each picture.  When the students find a word they will color the word on their matching recording sheet.  Then they will write the word using a pencil. 
If you would like to download this packet simply click on the cover page below! 
 I hope you enjoy this freebie!  Be sure to look at your local Target for those cute magnifying glasses.  There are SO many ways to use them in the classroom!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Sight Word Bunny Hop

It is time for a spring freebie!  Even with all the snow we have here in Nebraska all I keep thinking is spring is near!  So to keep me feeling warm I created this sight word bunny hop freebie! 

This is a fun and active game that would be great for a station, small group or even as a fun classroom activity to do together in pairs.  You can use it is so many ways.  It will get the kids up and moving while working on sight words at the same time!  The packet includes forty sight words!  Have fun with the sight word bunny hop!!