Saturday, August 1, 2015

Write & Wipe Beginning Sounds

Matching sounds to letters is such an important skill when teaching young learners how to read. We work a lot on matching letters to sounds all throughout kindergarten. We start with beginning sounds because they are the easiest to hear! We do lots of practice orally and once we have the "hearing" mastered, we transfer our skill into writing! guided reading groups, I have my students pick a card and verbally tell me the picture they see on the card. This way I can make sure they know what the picture is and if they can hear the sounds correctly. After they tell me the picture, I have them write the letters with a dry erase marker. If my students aren't quite ready to write the letters, I have them use a magnet letters instead.
Throughout the year, we practice listening for ending sounds, middle sounds and finally all the sounds in a word!
You can find this download, which includes 63 CVC cards for beginning sounds in my TpT store!

Right now, this download includes cards for beginning sounds only. However, it will soon include ending sounds, middle sounds, and all sounds to write in. You can grab this download now at a discount as it grows!

You can also find this activity in my Write & Wipe Beginning Sounds
Guided Reading Intervention Mega Bundle}! It includes several activities that I use to help my students during guided reading at 30% off! {if you already own the Mega Bundle, simply redownload it to grab the updates!}
Here's a look at all the activities included in the Mega Bundle as of right now:
 All of these resources, plus everything else in my TpT store will be on SALE Monday August 3rd and Tuesday August 4th! You can also use the code BTS15 to save an additional 10% off your entire purchase! Happy shopping!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Try it Free Tuesday {guided math}

Thanks for stopping by week seven of Try it Free Tuesday 2015!
Each Tuesday this summer, I will be featuring a product or two that you are able to try out for FREE!
The products will be available for free for one day only! Of course, you will be able to purchase them on TpT after that.
{button by the fabulous Lyndsey Kuster}

I'm so very excited to share all of these awesome products with you!

Today's freebie is brought to you by the super talented Jillian from The Starr Spangled Planner
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Jillian is from Boston, and is entering her eighth year as a primary inclusion teacher.  She has taught first and third grade, and will be moving to second this fall.  When Jillian is not teaching, she can usually be found doing home-improvement projects, grilling in the backyard with her husband, or rifling through the travel section of her local book shop.

Working with a very diverse group of learners pushed her to adopt a Guided Math model.   She began creating a variety of center games and activities so her students could independently practice the skills they were working on in group.   She LOVED the results!  Her students became more excited and invested in their own learning.  Even better, the center model helped create a more collaborative and supportive classroom community!

This bundle includes all sorts of games for addition and subtraction. Activities for teaching tens and ones. Math journal prompts, Math Word Walls and so much more!

Today, Jillian is offering a huge sample pack for you to try for FREE!

Download this amazing freebie today, July 28th ONLY! Be sure to tell your friends before time runs out!
And come back next week to download some great products from some of my favorite bloggers!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Mega BTS $200 TpT Gift Card Giveaway!
Freebielicious would like to thank you for joining us for a week of linkies! We had so much fun and appreciate you taking a few moments to pop in and see what we had to say! We also have a bit of a surprise to share with you! How about a chance to win some money to spend at TeachersPayTeachers? It won't take away any or all of your back to school blues, but it is sure to sweeten it! Head on over to Freebielicious to see how to enter to be one of our TWO $100 TpT gift card winners! But you will have to be quick! Giveaway ends on SUNDAY! You'll want to be sure to head back early tomorrow to see if you are one of the lucky winners!