Thursday, October 10, 2013

Rhyming Book Freebie

We're working hard in Kindergarten on learning about RHYMING WORDS! It's a slow process. ;-)
I decided to make a little book to help my Kiddos on this journey. I thought you might need something to boost your Kiddos too! This book has a repeating text "What rhymes with _____?". The pictures are crisp and easy to identify.  Each page has a picture imbedded and a matching picture to cut out of the word bank and add to the corresponding page in the book. For example, there is a page of a boat, with a space on the page to glue in a picture of a goat. There are 10 sets of rhyming words. (boat/goat, snake/cake, pen/hen, box/fox, bug/rug, mouse/house, duck/truck, bear/chair, car/star, and wagon/dragon) The book design is intended to be SUPER simple. You'll print it out from your computer, take the pages just as they come out of the printer to your copy machine and set it for 1-sided to 2 sided, copy, fold, staple and go. If your printer does 2-sided pages, then you can print books straight from your printer.
A nice book to add to their emergent reader library!
Would love to hear what you think about this little ditty!
Oh and's Common Core! (RF.K.2a, RF.K4)
Freebie available at TPT & Teachers Notebook

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Getting Punchy!

This year I am finding I need to spend a great deal of time working with my students on fine motor development. It feels like each year this skill needs to be worked on more than the previous year. In the meantime the Standards are waiting to be taught along with all the other things we work on in our 2 1/2 hours together. I tried to think of ways to develop fine motor skills while working on the standards at the same, that's not what's making me punchy...;-) But I am fusing the skills together with my PUNCH IT packets. With the Counting pack the kids work on Number Recognition (1-20) and counting objects !:1.  The kids cut out the number card. they read the number then use a one hole punch to count out the numbers. What fun right?
The Letter Sounds pack helps with fine motor again with punching! They cut out the picture, say the name then punch the corresponding letter to match. Then glue the pictures into a booklet in ABC order. There are two booklets, one with the letters lightly printed to scaffold those students that need a little boost. There are blank pages to challenge your more capable students.
Then there's the Syllables pack. There are two booklets in this packet. Each has 22 pictures for students to say the word, clap/count the syllables then punch the numeral that matches the number of syllables.
All the packets are great for Center Work and for Homeschoolers as well.
If you're looking for a multi skill builder...then these packs are going to give your centers a powerful PUNCH!!
Click on the images to get your sets for your classroom:

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Glyph Freebie

Are you looking for a fun way to help your young learners as they begin to understand interpreting data? Why not explore the concept using a GLYPH? This Fall Glyph was designed for those kiddos in Pre-K and K who are just starting to learn how to read and interpret data (CCSS: K.MD.b3). My Kinders had fun creating their glyphs then looking at various finished projects to see what they could understand about the creators. Take a look at the images below to see some of our finished projects, then head over to my shop(s) to download a copy to use with your students.

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