Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Sale!

20% Off today and tomorrow!  Sorry this is a little late!  I have been on Spring Break this week, and for those of you who don't know, my hubby and I are expecting a baby in early June, so this week has been full of appointments-meeting with pediatricians and setting up daycare for next fall, and organizing the nursery, so I haven't had a chance to blog much.  But better late than never!  Thanks to  Mel From the Pond for the graphic!  Click the below graphic to visit my store! 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring is Here? and Freebie!

Spring is here! Or so they say, the five inches of snow I had to brush off my car yesterday after work must not have gotten the message! Either way, I am grateful for Spring Break next week! I think both the kids and myself need it! I want to share my Spring centers and Literacy activities to make your planning for before or after Spring break much easier! There are five Literacy centers in this pack, including: Spring Rhyming word cards, Spring CVC word cards, a Spring emergent reader, Spring color by sight word, and several Spring themed writing papers. You can purchase these separately in my TPT store or in the bundle! Be one of the first five people to comment on this post and tell me your plans for Spring break, and I will send you this pack for FREE! Just leave me your email!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Freebie and Sale!

I can't believe St. Patrick's Day is already here this weekend!  This March has flown by, and I almost forgot to post this cute St. Patrick's Day Color by sight word freebie.  Please enjoy this freebie and check out my other St. Patrick's Day products including a Literacy and Math Activity and Center Pack, St. Pat's Bingo, a Math Roll and Cover Game, and a CVC Shamrock matching game.  All my St. Patrick's Day items will be 20% off until next Friday.  Hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! 

Friday, March 8, 2013

One Fish, Two Fish and Differentiation

Wow, did we have a lot of fun with Dr. Seuss last week!   This year I have 4K and Kinder ELL students, so I have been changing a lot of my Kinder lessons to meet the needs and the abilities of the 4K students.  All week, we have been working hard  on rhyming words and reading a variety of Dr. Seuss books.  My students' favorite project this week was the One Fish, Two Fish hand project.  This was pretty messy, but super fun!  You can see below the variety of ways to do this project depending on your students' abilities.  For the students who can write, they picked two rhyming pairs and included those on their projects.  For the students who are not at the writing stage yet, we found rhyming pairs from pictures.  Using picture cards or typed word labels instead of asking a student to write about a topic  is a great way to differentiate if you have an ELL student who not quite at the writing stage in English.  Please feel free to comment with some strategies you use for differentiation for ELLs or Special Education students!