• Contractions will be easy to teach with this contractions mini unit. Included is a great powerpoint that works as a visual aid to help introduce your contractions unit. Also included are a variety of center activities, pocket chart activity, printables and a craftivity – many resources that are great for whole class teaching, literacy centers, small groups and individual work. In this unit contractions are taught using a story of a scientist that discovered she could shorten words using an apostrophe. By using the powerpoint to convey the story and how contractions are created, the scientist turns the experiment over to the students who will go about creating contractions at the literacy center, cutting up words and gluing them to a flask creating a "contraction reaction." You will engage even your most hard to engage learner!! Teach. Encourage. Inspire. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2.C
  • Can you believe it is almost the 100th day of school! Time sure does fly! The supportive documents in this resource will help you plan a week or a day of celebrations with TWENTY TWO 100 days of school stations! Choose the stations that are no prep (except for the printables) or choose from a couple of the stations that require things you probably already have like pom poms, cereal, and solo cups. Students will use their imagination, build structures, 100 day crafts, creative writing, play math games and research life 100 years ago at the library or online. It is a well rounded 100 day celebration pack that you can get up and going now! Some of the stations included are: 1) 100 Number Art 2) 100 Things You Like About Yourself 3) Brainstorm 100 interesting facts 4) 100 Cards for a Nursing home and so much more!
  • Starting the month with Acrostic poems is a great way for students to use their senses to help them come up with words to describe the month. The set is differentiated with 3 different writing lines best suited for your students.
  • Kids Discover the Five Senses Using Fun Science Exploration

    Observational skills are key to science exploration. This unit gives students an introduction to how we use our senses to explore the world. A very important skill to becoming a successful scientist. In this unit students will dive deep and explore one sense at a time. I recommended exploring one sense at a time, each on a different day. A great way to introduce this unit is to talk about how we experience the world. Writing Paper (Pages 8-9) Pocket Chart (Pages 10-13) We explore the world with our senses. We touch, taste, hear, see, and smell. Vocabulary (Pages 14-16) Sense of Touch (Pages 17-24) Sense of Smell (pages 25-29) Sense of Taste (Pages 30-36) Sense of Sight (Pages 31-41) Sense of Hearing (pages 42-44) Listening Activity with MP3 included in packet Senses Assessment Activities (Pages 45-55)
  • Sight word practice using 25 high frequency words - see the list below. There are three activities included. The first sight word activity is meant to be introduced in class then sent home to be practiced independently. Write the sight word to complete the sentence then read sentence four times and color a pumpkin in after each successful reading. The second activity is color by sight words. This is a fun way to reinforce sight words and get fine motor practice in. The third is a great center activity. Print out the cards and laminate. Your students will read, trace and write the word they chose on the worksheet. SIGHT WORD LIST My See I Look At Have A She He Is The For You Where Big And This Like Can Go To We At With Little Are Play Said Come Help Down Away Jump
  • Short a resource that integrates technology. Your students will complete 4 short a activities and an assessment. CVC short a word activities include skills such as typing and matching. Lot's of fun! Before using google slides make sure that your students can: Use a mouse Type Backspace to erase text If they delete by accident, they know how to undo Drag shapes, boxes, and text Google slides is a great way to integrate technology into your literacy station. It is like a digital task card -- no printing and you can monitor each student's work!
  • Looking for fun fall activities aligned to the common core for KG & Grade 1? Download the preview! Activities included: Alphabet (beginning sounds, capital & lowercase letters) Counting 1-10 and by 10's Roll, count, color (Counting, addition) Tens frame 1-20 Pumpkins 1-100 Same & Different Autumn Word Stamp & Reader Pumpkin Investigation Observation Growth Parts of a Pumpkin Inside a Pumpkin Pumpkin Shape Book
  • They are 26 alphabet mini-books, the vowels are all short except for the "unicorn" in U. The books are perfect for independent reading time. Also good for vocabulary building in ESL/EFL.
  • Are you planning a 2-D shapes exploration? If so please download my preview to see how this 51 page pack can help. This packets comes with nine different shapes your student will learn and work with: circle, oval, rectangle, square, triangle, hexagon, octagon, Pentagon, and you will have the option of using either the word diamond or rhombus. Page: 5:KWL chart 6-15: Math center cards (name, shape, description, real life example) 16-25: Level Flip Book 26-35: Shape Posters 36-38: 2-D Interactive Mini Book 39: QR Code Listening Center 40: Listening Skills / Assessment Page 41-49: Large Shape Cut Outs 50-51: Bonus Pages "How many shapes to fill ___?"
  • 3 versions of the I have - who has game! Capital Letters Lower Case Letters Beginning Sounds
  • Alphabet centers made with boys in mind. If you are struggling to get your son or male student interested in the alphabet letter name and sounds this pack will get them excited. Badge & Book’em File Student will design their badge that they can wear while playing the centers. The Book’em file is a cover for the book’em file pages. Center 1: Match the Loot Student will match the picture and letter loot cards using the handcuffs to place the loot. Center 2: Book’em Student will choose a loot card and then use the pages in the Book’em file to “book” by writing the letter, copying a word wall word that starts with the letter and finally stamping the letter. Then the student will place the loot card in jail. If just learning the letters, use the letter loot cards. If the student is good at recognition and working on sounds then use the picture loot cards. The two book’em files differ, one of them has a “match” option, where the student will also match the letter and picture card. Worksheet 1: Suspect Line Up Student will choose a letter/picture loot card (depends on if you are working on recognition or sound) and then match the suspect on the sheet. Student will then color in the correct suspect.
  • Students will color, cut, glue and fold to create these beautiful "watches." Alpha-watches are a great way to let your parents know what letter their child learned that day in school and encourage them to practice at home by asking the letter and words that begin with the letter. Typical consonant sounds and short vowels are represented.