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Scarecrow Alphabet Activities!

I’m just lovin’ creating activities with these little scarecrows that Kyle made. They are simply perfect for fall themed centers. Last week I made the Scarecrow Activity for CVC Words for my first grade friends so this week I thought I’d create an activity just for kindergarten.  Many of my five and six year old friends […]

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Halloween Themed Sight Word Activities!

The Climb & Slide has been a favorite literacy center activity. This game is a variation of Chutes and Ladders and it offers a fun way to practice sight words. There’s a little bit of assembly required, but once laminated, the games will last for years. To assemble the activity, simply print the the templates […]

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Candy Corn Activities for Rhyme and the Alphabet!

These candy corn activities have certainly been a hit for fall-themed centers! They are perfect for our kindergarten and first grade kiddos just learning the concept of rhyme and sound-symbol correspondence. For sure you’ll want to differentiate this activity by choosing how many and which candy corns to use within your centers. When you download the […]

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Even More Make, Take & Teach Activities!

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Fun Fall Themed Activity for Teaching CVC Words!

You just can’t beat fall in Northern Michigan! The changing of the colors is nothing short of amazing! September and October brings field trips to the pumpkin patch, hayrides, apple cider, sugared donuts and pumpkin carving.  It’s a fun time of year. In celebration of fall, Kyle (fabulous artist) created these adorable scarecrows. Since many of […]

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Long Vowel Sounds Spelling Patterns Write-It Phonics Cards

I’ve certainly received tons of feedback on our Write-It Phonics Cards line. The original Write-It Phonics Cards Bundle contained card packets for addressing phonics skills from beginning sounds to r-controlled vowels.  This bundle is just an extension and addresses the long vowel sound spelling patterns. Teachers just love that they can be used over and over […]

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Football Themed Sight Word Activities

The leaves are turning colors (at least here in Northern Michigan) and there is a crispness to the air that can only mean one thing. It’s football season! Many of our kiddos are football fans and it’s always fun incorporating their interests into classroom learning activities. This football themed bundle contains several hands-on activities for learning and […]

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Beginning of the Year Inspiration!

One of my teacher friends had this quote hanging above her computer.  Every Monday when I visited her classroom I would make it a point read the quote.  It  just set the tone for my week and was a gentle reminder of the power we have as teachers in the lives of children.   Teaching […]

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Teachers Pay Teachers BONUS Sale!

Wow! What a surprise. Teachers Pay Teachers is extending their Best Year Ever Sale for one day- August 22nd. It’s a great time to stock up on all those bundled activities. Here are a few suggestions: The Write-It Phonics Cards have certainly been a favorite with both teachers and students. This bundle contains Write-It cards […]

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Activities for Teaching the oa/ow/oe Digraphs

When teaching a phonics skill it’s often helpful to use a key word and picture to help the students remember the sound to the letter combinations. For the oa/ow/oe phonics bundle, my fabulous artist created these “bubble” themed borders and game boards and they turned out absolutely adorable! I just love them! This phonics bundle contains […]

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CVC Word Building Activity

As students are learning the letters and sounds of the alphabet it is important that they use the letters to read and write words. They need to understand that letters represent sounds and that the sounds combine to make words. At this stage in reading instruction we introduce CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words. CVC word building cards are […]

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Even More Resources for Teaching Magic e

Shortly after learning the letters and sounds of the alphabet, students learn that the vowel sounds have both a long and short sound. One way to make the vowel say its name (long vowel) is to have the “magic e” at the end of the word. An “e” at the end of a short word […]

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