Saturday, January 26, 2013

Giveaway from Jessica at What I Have Learned

I have yet another giveaway to share with you all.  Jessica from What I Have Learned is having a giveaway going on right now!  She has seven different giveaways actually, and they are broken down by grade levels.  So head on over to her blog What I Have Learned and put your name in for some goodies.

Good luck!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Freebie: Short Vowel Word Sort

This week's Friday Freebie is a Short Vowel Word Sort.

It is five pages (one page for each vowel) and you can download it here: Short Vowel Word Sort


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Giveaway at Mrs. Mc's Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

Mrs. Mc over at Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! is having a huge giveaway!  You can head on over to it here: Milestone Giveaway.  It closes at 12:00 a.m. on January 28th so hurry!

Good luck!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

February 2013: 28 Days of FREE Literacy Resources, Tools, and Ideas

Since February is my birthday month, I thought it would be nice to give everyone a present.  This February I will be hosting a 28 Days of FREE Literacy Resources, Tools, and Ideas month.  Every day a different product, idea, or tool you can use in your classroom will be featured. 

So spread the news and follow my blog so that you don't miss out on any of the great resources coming your way starting in February!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Freebie: Partner Games for Word Walls

Linda from Primary Inspiration has a great freebie called Partner Games For Your Class Word Wall.  The download includes 3 different games:
  1. Secret Square
  2. Penny Toss
  3. Box Full of Donuts
My students played Penny Toss earlier this week and loved it!

Download the entire freebie here from Linda’s TPT store: Partner Games For Your Class Word Wall

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Giveaway at Mrs. McLaren's Little Super Heroes

Kyp McLaren over at Mrs. McLaren's Little Super Heroes is having a HUGE giveaway!  I donated an item to it and there are 25 other items you can win!  Head on over to her blog to sign up soon becuase there are only a few days left!!

Good luck!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Freebie: MLK Jr. Quotes

Today’s Friday Freebie comes from Maria over at Funshine.  It is a writing activity that asks students to reflect on quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and respond using the R (restate the questions) A (answer the question) C (cite or give examples) E (explain how your example supports your answer). 
It’s a great way to help celebrate MLK Jr.’s influence and impact on American culture.

Her file is obviously a lot less blurry and of much higher quality than the picture I included of it.  You can download her file for free from TPT here: MLK Quotes Writing Practice

Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Freebie: Color by Letter - Vowels

This Friday Freebie (Color by Letter: Vowels) is for the youngsters working on identifying and practicing vowels

I'm not the most artistic person in the world, but I gave some basic holiday and season scenes a shot.  I think they turned out alright... but hey, they're free!

So here it is:

You can download the packet for free here: Color by Letter: Vowels on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Literacy at Home: List Maker

Here is an easy way to incorporate literacy at home:

List Maker - The next time you need to make a list, have your child do it for you.  It is an easy activity that can help get your child writing, spelling, and thinking about words.  Plus, it is easily adaptable for many ages.
  • Pre-K and K: Ask your child about the letters or sounds in the items.  Ex: "Bread... what letter is at the beginning of the word bread?"  or  "Bread... what sound do you hear at the end of the word bread?"
  • 1st-2nd: Your child can write the items down for you. Dictate spelling as necessary and practice handwriting skills.
  • 3rd-4th+: Your child might need help with spelling certain words but should be rather independent. You now have a scribe!
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