Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Newspaper Sight Word from K: double stuffed

Check out K: double stuffed.  I love this sight word activity.  Students look through a newspaper and find sight words. Then they write what they find on the recording sheet (free download).
Click the picture to check out the idea and get the free download!

You'll want to have plenty of time to peruse her fabulous blog!  Talk about addicting!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Clue Sheet (freebie)

Here is a(nother) freebie for you.  You could use it for anything.  Print it front/back and fold it in half.  They write three clues on the front and draw a picture and fill in the blank on the inside.  Then they cut the dotted lines to make flaps.  So as you read the clues you can open up to get a visual clue too.  Hope that makes sense!

Click on either picture to download!

Be sure to check out Teaching Blog Addicts for all the Friday Freebies!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rainbow Writing Sight Word Sheets (freebie)

So it turns out my kids hate to color in letters.  They get zero letter formation from it because they just scribble through the letter outlines.  So here are the new and improved sight word practice sheets. 

I am going to print these front/back.  They trace the words rainbow style so they are focusing on formation.  They circle the word in the sentences.  They write their own sentence using the word.
On the back they write the word five times.
 Click on either picture to download.

I plan to make all the other pre-primer and primer words on the Dolch list as that is what we teach.  If you would like the powerpoint version to make your own words, let me know and I will be happy to share it!

Graphics List

Cindy is hosting a graphics linky party over at In the Teacher's Lounge.  Here is my list.



Wednesday, April 20, 2011

High Five (freebie)

Here is a classroom management technique that I saw in a colleagues room (thanks Ms. Phillips) and had to try.

My K kids sit at tables that I have designated as certain colors (I use this when calling to line up, etc.).  I laminated a sheet of paper to match each table and I got some little hands from the teacher supply store to laminate as well.  I added some drops of Aleene's Tack It Over and Over glue to the colored paper.  Now the hands will stick.

Here are the expectations for students to earn a high five.

click on picture to download

Once a table earns 5 high fives they get to choose a reward!

This can obviously also be used on a smaller scale to reward individual students.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Writing Prompts (freebie)

I had been thinking about making some writing prompts.  Then Rachelle over at What the Teacher Wants posted this and I was inspired!

So here is the first set of what I am sure is going to be many more.

If you have any topics or starts you want me to do, let me know!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Awesome Blog Idea!

I am proud to be among some great bloggers to unite at a new blog, Teaching Blog Addict.

This amazing blog is going to be a go to place to find out about a bunch of great educational blogs.  Be sure to swing by and add to your blog stalking list!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Made a Blog Button

Wow!  I've amazed even myself!  I made my first blog button.  Thanks to Mrs. Saoud at Primary Graffiti for her great how to.  If you like it, grab my button!

Mrs. I's Class

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Any Ideas?

Can you think of anything to do with these?

I have a bunch of them and have been trying to come up with a good use for them.

Please leave a comment if you have any ideas!