Eight Super Summer Sight Word Activities

  Ahhhh-summer.  Love those three months of sun and fun.  I'm always a little worried, however, coming back to school hoping and hoping that not too many children fell victim to the "summer slide."   Although school is not in session, summer offers tons of opportunities for … [Read more...]

How to Make Vowel Sticks

It is so, so important that our kindergarteners and first graders learn those short vowel sounds.  It's amazing how those five little letters can cause so much havoc in learning to read and write if learned incorrectly.   The vowel sticks activity is a great activity to teach and … [Read more...]

Tribute to Teamwork

I am so very lucky to work with talented and caring teachers and administrators!  Eight years ago we started our Response to Intervention (RtI) initiative within our Intermediate School District.  I can not think of any other project that requires such a level of teamwork and … [Read more...]

How To Make a Flip Chute

Okay, you are probably wondering what in the world is this!  I think it's called a "flip chute".  I first saw this little contraption in my teacher friend Beth's third grade classroom in one of her literacy centers.  She was having the students use the flip chute to identify … [Read more...]