Showing posts with label writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label writing. Show all posts

FREE Thanksgiving Bookmarks

 Thanksgiving is right about the corner and I am ready to celebrate with some fun hands-on and engaging resources.  Today I'm sharing a set of Thanksgiving bookmarks. Subscribe to my newsletter to download your FREE Thanksgiving Bookmarks. If you need more Thanksgiving resources check out my Thanksgiving packets below. This packet includes the following prompts: If I were a Thanksgiving turkey... Why I love Thanksgiving... If I had a pet turkey... I'm thankful for... My favorite thanksgiving food is... The best Thanksgiving ever... My family's traditions... The Thanksgiving story... As a bonus I included: - three coloring pages, - two Single Paper Books (eight sided zine) - a really simple book that you can make that doesn't require anything more than a single piece of paper and some scissors. Easy turkey craft. Step by step instructions included. This craft is perfect for Thanksgiving Day and or Animal Units. You can either c
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Color Grid Reference Game + A Freebie

I played a fun game with my kiddos on a chessboard the other day. They absolutely loved it. This is a great activity because it has more than one focus. While practicing their colors, kiddos learn grid reference and build their fine motor skills during play. Here is what you need: a chessboard pom poms (lots of them) recording sheets (optional)  The objective of the game is simple. Set up the chessboard with pom poms. Call the coordinate points, the children have to read the grid coordinates and identify colors in the correct positions.  Here is the recording sheet I wiped up for this. I created a simple recording sheet without coordinates. You can grab a copy by clicking the picture. The objective of the game is to read the grid coordinates name the color and simply color the recording sheets. Setting up this game is a little bit time-consuming. So I created a resource based on this game. Now I can use this game with my students for independent w
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Letter Tiles and Word Cards Freebie

Today I'm sharing a set of word cards and printable letter tiles.They can be used together as a cut and paste activity or separately. The letter tiles are a cheaper version of Bananagrams and Scrabble tiles. You can cut the letters and collect them in a pill organizer. And voila you are ready for word work. If you choose to make word cards (CVC words, sight words) you can use them to play any game that requires or involves word cards.  To get your free Word Cards and Letter Tiles printable click on the picture bellow. Game of the Month: Bananagrams from whatdowedoallday Matching Alphabet Beans Literacy Game from theimaginationtree  Four Ways to Use Bananagrams Tiles to Aid Letter and Word Recognition  from thisfineday And this isn't all, for more word work ideas, follow my Word Work board on Pinterest!
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Bang or Kaboom Must-Have Classroom Game

In case you need a super effective, simple and fun activity for your classroom you must try this game for sure! If you are not familiar with the game BANG! or KABOOM!, here it is. I stumbled upon this awesome game over at Come Together Kids blog. Once my kids learned to play this game it became our class favorite. It's super easy to make. What do you need for this game? - flashcards or popsicle sticks - a few BANG cards - a can - optional: jar labels, scrapbook paper if you want to decorate your can. The best part about this game is that it is easily adaptable. You can use it for letters, sight words, numbers, math facts, etc. It is great to review almost any concept. Depending on the grade, it can be kept very basic, or made much more complex. HOW TO PLAY: Place all the cards or sticks in your can and get ready to play the game! Players take turns pulling out a word card from a can. If they know the answer, they keep the card. If the player is incorrect, the
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Flip Books

Today, let's talk about a classroom tested fun engaging and highly effective activity that are both great for introducing and reinforcing vocabulary. Flip books can be used during small group instruction, at Word Work, for homework, or in an RTI setting. Flip books are ideal for kindergarten, first, and second grade students or with struggling 3rd graders.  For this activity all you need is to print out the flip book and let your students do the rest. These flip books will require children to: - color - read - build - race - write  Read more in my older post . I love creating flip books because my students love them! They always get excited for a new set. If you are interested in adding flip books to your classroom check out my flip books below. The 2D Shape Flip Book covers triangle, rectangle, square, circle, star, heart, crescent, oval, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid. The School Supplies Flip Book covers desk, book
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2D Shapes Flip Book

I love flip books because  they make learning fun! My students enjoy creating them, but also love to read them over and over again. The best of all, there is no use of costly colored ink. Just print the black&white pages and you are ready to go! Kiddos begin by the cutting out the pages...anything that involves cutting is fun, isn't it?  Color, read, trace and write each shape... Cut out the letters... Paste the correct letter into each box... And voila students are ready to staple their flip books. Included in this resource: triangle, rectangle, square, circle, star, heart, crescent, oval, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid. Need other flip books? Check out my Flip Books Post.
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How and Why to Play Sudoku with Kids?

 Sudoku is a fun puzzle that lets kids use their logical reasoning and critical thinking skills. I use this game to level up my students brain power, stimulate their mind, improve children’s memory. Most importantly, we have fun! Knowing that they are making an active improvement in their mental and physical health as a result. You can play sudoku in so many different and funny ways. For example, I love to play it for reinforcing my students vocabulary. First, I draw a 4x4 grid on a whiteboard and my students draw it in their notebooks. I try to use notebooks and whiteboard whenever we have time. If you are like me, you have every reason to do that. I believe that student have to practice this type of hand-eye coordination. Then we write any vocabulary that we want to practice.   ...and the thinking process can start! The aim of this game is to write the missing words (draw pictures) in the empty squares. Every word must appear only once in each row, column
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