Friday, April 17, 2015

Five for Friday (Frog Week)

http://doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com/2015/04/five-for-friday-linky-party-april-17th.html
 
It is hard to believe that it is Friday again.  My kinders studied frogs this week.  Here are five things from this week (frog style).

1.) These are the books that we read this week for frog week. 

2.)  My kinders wrote some amazing sentences on their crafty lillypads.



3.) These are a few pictures of station activities that my kiddos worked on this week.
  

4.) This character chart is one that was included in Deedee Wills Frog and Toad Activity pack on TpT.
  
5.) My favorite frog story is Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel.  The kiddos really enjoyed drawing the characters and setting for the story.


Endless Possibilities,
Stephanie


Monday, April 13, 2015

Makeover Monday (April 13)

Makeover Monday is a weekly linky for teachers to update some of our favorite, free, or just fantastic products.  The product I chose to link up this week is one of the first products I made for my kinders. 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pea-Pod-DIBELS-Interventions-and-Literacy-Activities-Freebie-313967
The following fluency cards should be printed and set at a station with a timer.  Students should read or track the letters with his or her finger and record the time on the recording sheet provided in the (new and improved) mini-unit.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pea-Pod-DIBELS-Interventions-and-Literacy-Activities-Freebie-313967 
I have included both lowercase and uppercase letter fluency cards.  There are also three fluency cards with both uppercase and lowercase letters.


There are eight nonsense word cards that your students can practice.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pea-Pod-DIBELS-Interventions-and-Literacy-Activities-Freebie-313967

There are eight phoneme segmentation words that your kiddos can "chop".  I have my students use their arm to chop the sounds of each word.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pea-Pod-DIBELS-Interventions-and-Literacy-Activities-Freebie-313967 
I am so excited that I finally updated this packet.  Not only will my students be happy to see something new and fresh in their intervention tubs, but you can also enjoy this packet FREE.
 https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pea-Pod-DIBELS-Interventions-and-Literacy-Activities-Freebie-313967
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Pea-Pod-DIBELS-Interventions-and-Literacy-Activities-Freebie-313967

This updated freebie is available on TpT.  Just click here to download your free Peas in a Pod Pack.

Do you have a product that you have recently updated?  Do you have a product that you are thinking needs a fresh look?  If so, link up your post and/or product below.

Endless Possibilities,
Stephanie

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Carrots

Carrots are so much fun to teach during my plant unit.  I love the story The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.  The pictures are simple.  It is always a favorite of my kinders (and me).

The Scholastic Book Fair was at our school this week.  If your school is like mine, the Book Fair makes a lot of profit from the teachers in the building.  I think I visited the Book Fair daily.  I ended by buying Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds.


So I went searching... of course on TpT.  I found a unit called Creepy Carrots Literacy Activities and Stations by Sherri Caballero.  I was so excited!!  Not only that the price was unbeatable, but also because she is an incredible woman and teacher who lives just a few miles down the road from me!!
Here are some pictures and activities from this week's lesson on carrots...


Of course we had to have a craftivity!!  I cut rectangles out of construction paper and directed students how to make cuts until they ended up with this creation!!
 
Debbie Clement always says that students should not have a cookie cutter design.  I think she would enjoy our creations that are in the hallway this week!
I was most impressed with student writing.  Students worked hard and were engaged in their writing.  We used the beginning, middle, and end retelling sheet to retell the story.

I also like how the standards are included on each page. 

Endless Possibilities,
Stephanie