Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hidden Words, Spin and Graph (freebie) and More Literacy Activities

Lots of fun with sight words this week!
Lots of sight word literacy activity centers for Kindergarten and First Grade
Sight Word Spin and Graph
FREE spin a sight word literacy activity center for Kindergarten or First Grade
In this activity, students take turns spinning a little top, then they wait to see what sight word it lands on.
FREE spin a sight word literacy activity center for Kindergarten or First Grade

FREE spin a sight word literacy activity center for Kindergarten or First Grade
When it stops on a word, they color in a square and continue the game.
FREE spin a sight word literacy activity center for Kindergarten or First Grade
Play continues until one word has all of the spaces filled in.

The sight word page and graphing sheet can be found {here} for FREE!

I also have an alphabet version...find it {here}!
Spin a letter literacy activity center for Kindergarten

Spin a letter literacy activity center for Kindergarten

Spin a letter literacy activity center for Kindergarten

Read It! Stamp It! Write It!
Sight word activity books for the whole year- perfect as a word work or a writing center!
In this station, students read the sight word, stamp it with letter stamps, then write the word.
It's a student favorite!
Sight word activity books for the whole year- perfect as a word work or a writing center!

Sight word activity books for the whole year- perfect as a word work or a writing center!

Sight word activity books for the whole year- perfect as a word work or a writing center!

Sight word activity books for the whole year- perfect as a word work or a writing center!
My pack includes Fry's first 100 words. I made booklets of 10 sight words in each.
You can find the pack by clicking {here}
Sight word activity books for the whole year- perfect as a word work or a writing center!

Hidden Words
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities
This is another student favorite!
At this station, students print sight words in the spaces, using WHITE crayon.
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities
When they color over the spaces with marker, the words 'magically' appear!
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities
This great idea is from Adventures in First Grade, and is a freebie you can get {here}
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities
Listening Center
A new Pete the Cat selection...this time he is rocking in his school shoes!
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities
Handwriting Books
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities
The handwriting books we are using are from Michelle Rist, and can be found {here}

UPDATE 2016: I have created bundles of month-long literacy centers, to make things easy for Kindergarten teachers!
The packs include literacy activities in these 5 areas of learning:
1)Writing 2)Listening to reading 3) Word work (sight words) 4) Phonics/alphabet 5) Phonemic awareness
The packs are laid out, week by week, for the entire month. They include 5 stations for students to rotate through per week, with all of the components you’ll need for each activity.
Assessment tools are included to help keep learning on track and to keep your students accountable.
Learning is spiraled throughout the month, to help students build on their prior learning. 
Check out the first pack in the series {here}
20 Kindergarten Literacy Centers for September

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I Mustache You a Question...Do You Want a Flash Freebie?! Data Collection for Kids

I Mustache You Some Questions...
Do your students enjoy taking surveys? Do they like active learning? Do they need a little extra practice with graphing?
My I Mustache You A Question pack is a Flash Freebie in my TPT store. Get it now, it's only free for a few more days!
Data collection activities for kids with practice in taking surveys, graphing, and comparing results
Taking surveys will give your students practice with:
-data collection
-data recording
-developing communication skills
-comparing and contrasting results

PLUS
Students will keep engaged while learning!
Students love active learning!
Students will learn more about each other!

BONUS mustache prop included!

Your students will love asking each other these fun questions. They will collect data and organize, represent, and interpret their data on a worksheet. Ten surveys are included, where students will complete tally charts, bar graphs, and pictographs, and will answer questions based on the data they have collected.

{Canadian and US spelling is included}

Here are a few sample pages:
Data collection activities for kids with practice in taking surveys, graphing, and comparing results

Data collection activities for kids with practice in taking surveys, graphing, and comparing results

Data collection activities for kids with practice in taking surveys, graphing, and comparing results

Data collection activities for kids with practice in taking surveys, graphing, and comparing results
Data collection activities for kids with practice in taking surveys, graphing, and comparing results
Find the pack here
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-Mustache-You-A-Question-Surveys-for-Primary-Students-758938

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Milestone Celebration SALE!

To celebrate reaching a TPT milestone, I am throwing a sale in my little shop.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Anita-Bremer
All products will be on sale for 1 day only, on Sunday, February 16, 2014.
Click the link below to check it out!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Anita-Bremer


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pete the Cat Literacy Activities and Valentine's Write the Room

This round of Literacy Activities includes a lot of fun featuring our favorite cat, Pete!
PETE THE CAT PLAYDOH SIGHT WORD STAMPING
On the top of the mat, students rolled out the PlayDoh and used letter stamps to stamp the sight words.
At the bottom of the mat they used PlayDoh to form the sight words. 
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities
The word cards are an amazing freebie from Christie at First Grade Fever {here}
TIP:
Last year I was convinced I needed to purchase these in order to do the activity
{at $36.95+shipping}:
...but letter stamps work great!!! {and they're FREE because I already have them}
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

PETE THE CAT COLOR WORDS LETTER TILES
Another free activity, this one from Making Learning Fun {here}
Students are using letter tiles to practice word colors. I love how Pete's shoes match the color words!
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

LISTENING CENTER
After listening to the story/song, students filled in a response page, making a picture of the main character and indicating how they felt about the story.
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

GEOBOARD LETTERS
And yet another free resource, this one from Making Learning Fun {here}
Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

Kindergarten literacy center ideas and activities

This activity is a great way to get students to really focus on the shape of the letters, and has students using lots of tactile, fine motor skills to accomplish the task.
HANDWRITING BOOKS
We continue to work our way through Michelle's Handwriting book {here}

VALENTINE'S DAY WRITE THE ROOM
Valentine's Day themed pictures are hanging all over the classroom. Students are seeking them out, then copying the words onto the correct lines. Lots of Valentine's Day vocabulary practice happening as they participate in this active learning!
Valentine's Day write the room literacy activity center

Valentine's Day write the room literacy activity center

Valentine's Day write the room literacy activity center
Find the set {here}
LITERACY CENTRE ROTATION BOARD
Here's a pic of my activity rotation board. They participate in one activity per day, then the name cards get moved over one space for the next time...until they've completed all five!
Literacy center rotation board chart
Find the rotation cards {here}

I created a companion pack that goes perfectly with color learning!
Color word activity centers for Kindergarten- perfect to go with Pete the Cat
Find it {here}
Color word activities for Kindergarten- perfect to go with Pete the Cat

UPDATE 2015: I have created bundles of month-long literacy centers, to make things easy for Kindergarten teachers!
The packs include literacy activities in these 5 areas of learning:
1)Writing 2)Listening to reading 3) Word work (sight words) 4) Phonics/alphabet 5) Phonemic awareness
The packs are laid out, week by week, for the entire month. They include 5 stations for students to rotate through per week, with all of the components you’ll need for each activity.
Assessment tools are included to help keep learning on track and to keep your students accountable.
Learning is spiraled throughout the month, to help students build on their prior learning. 
Check out the first pack in the series {here}
20 Kindergarten Literacy Centers for September
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