• Preschool Bridging to Kindergarten
  • 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.
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    Morning Meeting Messages is great for August/September Morning Meeting for kindergarten. This is a digital resource perfect for your kindergarten classroom. Get started back to school with this ready to go resource. This resource is a great template you can use to guide your daily morning meeting. Each day has a welcome/morning work slide you can have displaying your students work for that morning. If you purchased my morning work, I already have added it to the slide. If you are not using it, just delete that slide. To signal the start of morning work, I have a good morning song that I have added. After greeting, there is a slide you can add your group activity. Next, there is a slide that prompts you to go through your calendar routine. Then you read your morning message which is easily customizable. Do a quick language and math activity, then finally close it up with a think and share. Morning Meeting Slide Templates Morning Work Song Greeting Group Activity Message / Math & Language Activity Think and Share The skills covered are: Rhyming Beginning Sounds Prepositions Missing Number Brainstorming words that start with letter Counting 1-10 Speaking Skills

    Morning Work

    This packet contains 20 days of morning work for the month of September for Kindergarten. Each activity is on half a page - saving you paper. Students will either glue the entire page into their "Good Morning Work" Interactive Notebook or follow the directions and add a portion of the paper according to the activity. Your students will practice a variety of fine motor, writing, counting, rhyming activities perfect for back to school.

    Monthly Homework Pages for Kindergarten (August/September) Weeks 1-4

     These monthly homework pages are a good way to extend learning to home. The front of the homework page has a place to track counting, reading at home, sight words and alphabet linking chart checklist. Students will practice writing, beginning sounds, rhyming, and counting for the first four weeks. The back of the page is titled "Extra Practice" and allows families to choose extension activities that are fun to do. Each week there are also QR code links to stories to listen to. FILE ALLOWS YOU TO EDIT 1) Letter to Parents 2) Sight Words
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  • 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
  • RL3.7 Dives deep in the close reading's specific aspects of how a text's illustrations contribute to further understanding literary elements. The Bones of Fred McFee by Eve Bunting is a perfect Halloween story to share with your students with wonderful illustrations that add to the eerie mood in this wonderful yet creepy poem. This download includes a powerpoint that goes through each stanza - guiding your students through analyzing each page of the book. ===2 Anchor Charts are included:=== Illustrations: We use illustrations to understand setting, mood, characters, plot development, view point and sequence of time Artistic Elements: Illustrators use tools to create meaning - color, line, shape, space, texture, composition, perspective. ===Three Activities=== Activity 1: Sketch a StanzaEither assign a stanza to each student to sketch, which you can then compile into your own class book. Or allow the students themselves to choose a stanza they will illustrate. Activity 2: Evidence from the Illustration (Setting, Character, Mood)This activity will help your student explore how the illustrations can help convey meaning of story elements. Activity 3: The Fate of the Bones of Fred McFee (Writing Assignment)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • St. Patrick’s Day is all set for kindergarten teachers! Just press print and you are good to go. Here are the skills that will be practiced in this pack: Page 3: Shamrock Patterns (Cut & Paste) Page 4: Capital & Lowercase Match Page 5: Trace Capital Letters Page 6: Write capital letters in order Page 7: Trace lowercase letters. Page 8: Write lowercase letters in order Page 9: Beginning Sounds: Color the box with the correct sound Page 10: Ending Sounds: Color the box with the correct sound Page 11: Medial Sounds: Color the box with the correct sound Page 12: Beginning Sounds: Write the first letter of the word Page 13: Count the gold coins Page 14: Clover Colors: Trace the color word and color Page 15: Ten Frames: Read the number and fill in the ten frame. Page 16: Make 10 and write how many more you need on the pot of gold Page 17: Roll and Color Dice Game Page 18: Sight Word Spy: Find 10 sight words hidden on the leprechaun and write them down.
  • Sight words for your reader learning pre-primer sight words. Your beginning reader will find these worksheets fun! You will need crayons, glue, scissors, a highlighter and alphabet stamps. I recommend the ones from Educational Insights. This pack has a master list, flashcards and the worksheets. I use the flashcards as an assessment tool, I will give the student the pack of flashcards and have them go through it. When I first start, I will sit side by side with the student and read it to them. After they start recognizing words and working through the worksheets, I will have them go through the pack and I will record which ones they read right by placing a small dot on the master list. When the student masters the whole list, move on to the next “Sight Word Fun” packet.
  • Spring Math & Literacy Aligned for Common Core Grade 1 60 Total Pages with 1 Literacy and 1 Match Center Download the preview to get a freebie as well as take a look at ALL the pages. Page 3: ABC Order Page 4: Rhyming Snails Page 5: Sentence Fix-up Page 6: Sentence Order Page 7: Punctuation Question Mark or Period Page 8: Short & Long Vowels Page 9: Long Vowel Flowers Page 10: Nouns (Person, place or thing) Page 11: Common & Proper Nouns Page 12: Personal Pronouns Page 13: Verb Jar Page 14: Fact or Opinion Page 15: CVC words Page 16: CVCe words Page 17: Begininng L-Blends Page 18: Flower Blends Page 19: Subject-Verb Agreement Page 20: Adjectives Page 21: Prepositions Page 22: Bean Lift Cycle (First, Next, Then, Last) Page 23: Sight Words Page 24: 100’s Chart Page 25: Even or Odd Page 26: Number Match Page 27: Measurement Page 28: Graphing Page 29: Ordinal Numbers Page 30: Before-Between-After Page 31: Fact Families Page 31: Missing Addends Page 32: Subtraction Page 33: Addition Page 34: Place Value Addition Page 35: Place Value Page 36-39: Place Value Page 40: Buying Garden Supplies (Money) Page 41: Time Page 42: Bug Jar Greater, equal or less than Page 43-51: Spring Themed Writing Paper Page 52-58 :Catch a Bug! Math Center – Graphing (Picto, Line, Bar) Page 59-63: Grow a Compound Sentence Literacy Center - Conjuntions
  • Presidents Day for First Grade is a great unit you can use the week of Presidents Day. It focuses on George Washington. The preview has photos of the product! Included are the following: SOCIAL STUDIES / ELA: Interactive Reader “Our First President” Color George Washington by Number George Washington “was/had/wanted” Chart George Washington “was/did/had” Chart All About George Washington Question Sheet Nouns & Adjectives Cut, Sort & Paste Activity Adjectives that describe Washington Chart Fact or Opinion Worksheet Washington & The Cherry Tree Questions (Story is not included, but can be found online.) Pledge of Honesty Contract & Faces You can print out the faces and have your student draw their own OR I have included the .png file. Just open insert your students picture behind the file using a graphic editing program and print! Print, cut out, use tape to tape it to your student after they have signed the pledge. MATH How many dollars? Math worksheet Cherry Fact Families Math Center : Print & laminate cards. Students will use the cards to complete the worksheet.