Earth Day CVC Word Find FREEBIE

Here is a little FREEBIE I threw together to help practice reading CVC words just for Earth Day!
Kiddos will look at the picture to find a CVC Word.
They will then blend the sounds together to read the word and write it on a line.
They will continue this until they find all 20 words!

Happy Earth Day!

Valentine FREEBIES and Goodies!

I thought it would be helpful if I combined all of my Valentine goodies into one post!  

Some of these items are FREE!!  Those that aren't are on sale until Valentine's Day!!
Just click on each picture to be directed to my shop!



Thank you!

Valentine Product Updates and SALE!

Hi there!
I spent some time updating two of the products I use for Valentine's Day!

The first one is my 
I use this as a fun way to practice and reinforce sight words.  I have hidden 16 teeny, tiny words in a full-paged picture.  The students have fun using a magnifying glass to find the words!  I also included a recording sheet for students to write down 15 words as they find them!
This is split up into K and 1.  Each grade has two different Sight Word Finds-Love Birds and Puppy Love.
The following words are hidden:
K-1:  Love Birds:  I, my, go, a, see, can, me, and, is, it, am, in, for, the, at, no
K-2:  Puppy Love:  on, you, like, look, said, to, be, we, not, was, little, this, that, are, up, yes
1-1:  Love Birds:  like, look, said, then, when, with, me, my, from, for, she, he, here, play, all, are
1-2:  Puppy Love:  little, has, his, come, some, here, into, your, went, make, who, away, there, where, what, was  

The second one is my Monster Love Letter Identification.
I use this pack as a fun way to reinforce letters and their sounds.  This is a great addition to any Valentine's Day theme because the graphics used are adorable little monsters with hearts!

Guess what?  Both of these products are listed at half price until Valentine's Day!

The Valentine Student Reader

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!
Can you believe it?  I'm just not sure where January went!

I wanted to share the Emergent Student Reader I wrote for my Kinderkids just for Valentine's Day!
"The Valentine" is a story about finding a valentine, but who is it for?  
This Emergent Student Reader practices:
~  the sight words:  can, you, see, the, is, it, for, my, the, no
~  concept of word
~  1:1 correspondence
~  use of picture clues when reading
and more!

Have you found some fun Valentine's Day goodies out there this year??  Please share!

Oh, and if you want to learn more about the Emergent Student Readers I have created, and how I use them with my kiddos, please click on the picture below:

The Bear-New Student Reader

Today I am excited to share that I have added another title to my Emergent Student Readers-Set 2!

"The Bear" is about a bear who keeps popping up in silly places.
While reading, students will practice:
~  the sight words:  see, the, look, like, is, it, I, at, in, on, can, you
~  concept of word
~  1:1 correspondence when reading
~  use of picture clues and other beginning reading strategies.

Don't forget that this title is an addition to the titles in my Emergent Student Readers-Set 2!  So if you have already purchased the set, please head to download it again!

If you want to learn more about the other Emergent Student Readers I have created, click on the picture below:

Upper Case Letter Identification Freebie

Here is a fun activity for your students to independently practice their upper case letter identification and alphabetical order.
The students color a path, one square at a time, from A to Z.  As they color, the following box must be touching the last colored box.  I remind my students that if they get stuck, to head back to the beginning of the alphabet and recite the ABC's as they point to each letter.

This download includes two different versions.  In the first version, the students start at the snowflake and create a path to the snowman.  This path moves from top to bottom.  In the second version, students begin at the the bottom with a penguin and creates a path moving toward the top, to reach an igloo.

Hope you and your students enjoy!
Freebie Fridays

Beginning and Ending Sounds Update

I am excited to share that I have updated my
Beginning and Ending Sounds-Isolation 
pack today!
I made it twice as long!!
I made this pack to provide activities for my students to isolate the initial and final sounds (letters) in words.

This pack includes:
~  32 picture cards.  On each picture card, either the beginning or ending letter is missing.  I use these cards in a small group setting and ask the students to say the word, supply the missing sound, and then name the letter that makes the sound.
~  6 worksheets for independent practice.  Students look at the pictures and write the missing initial, final, and both initial and final letters (there are two worksheets for each skill).
~  3 worksheets for additional practice writing the initial, final, and both initial and final letters of a word.  There are no pictures on these worksheets, instead they allow you to dictate words for the students to write the targeted missing sounds.

If you already purchased this product from:
my TPT shop-click here 
my TN shop-click here
to download the updated product!

Thank you!

Can You Help Me? New Student Reader

I'm excited to share the news that I just added a new title to my Emergent Student Readers-Set 1!

"Can You Help Me?" is a reader about a little boy who can not find his bat.  I know many kids will be able to relate to losing track of an item or two!
While reading, students will practice:
~  the sight words:  the, see, can, you, no, I, in, on, is, it, me, my, look, & like
~  concept of word
~  1:1 correspondence when reading
~  use of picture clues when reading
~ identification of basic punctuation and how it influences fluency

Don't forget, I have added this title to my Emergent Student Readers-Set 1, so if you've already purchased the set, head over to download it again!

If you want to learn more about the other Emergent Student Readers I have created, click on the "Student Readers" tab on the top right of my page or on the "Student Readers" Label on the right. 

Personalized Hand Sanitizer

What teacher doesn't keep a bottle of hand sanitizer handy?

To send along Christmas wishes, we made personalized hand sanitizer bottles for my daughter's teachers at school.
They are very easy to make!

Here is what we did:
First we bought the clear bottles of hand sanitizer and removed the labels.  (Goo Gone works great to remove those stubborn labels that just don't want to come off easily!)

Then my daughter did her magic and drew pictures for each teacher with a black sharpie.

Then I scanned the pictures into my computer and resized the drawings to a size that fit just inside the front of the bottle.  (You can skip this step entirely if you have your child draw a picture that size to begin with.)

Here is the important step:  Print/copy the picture onto an overhead with a laserjet printer/copier.  Do NOT use an inkjet, the printing will fall right off of the overhead and into the sanitizer/soap.  (We learned this the hard way last year!!)

Once it is printed, cut it to size and roll it up (with the writing facing forward).

Slide it into the opening of the bottle and use end of the soap dispenser to push it forward and move it into place.

Add a bow and you have a great personalized little gift! 

We had fun making these as gifts for family members last year using clear hand soap!

Decorating the Seasons

I have been having so much fun decorating this year!  
Not only does it make the children smile, 
but the the adults enjoy it too!

Who likes snowmen?  I really do!  

This is who is on our door right now:
(I apologize for the poor quality of this photo.)

This is who is on our refrigerator at school:

And of course I had to build one at home, too:

And finally, this is who was on our door before the invasion of all the snowmen!