Monday, July 30, 2018

First Grade Jitters

I just love the book First Grade Jitters by Robert Quackenbush. It is a great back to school story that many new first graders can relate to. 
Aidan is nervous to begin first grade because he doesn't know what to expect. What if his teacher talks in gibberish and he can't understand her? Will his friends be there? What will he do in first grade?
First Grade Jitters book study companion activities to go with the story by Robert Quackenbush. A perfect back to school story for those who are a little nervous about starting First Grade. Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #firstgradejitters #backtoschool #bookstudy #bookstudies #guidedreading #literacy #1stgrade #1stgradejitters
I've created a fun companion pack for this story, that will not only help chase away those first grade jitters, but will also provide students with lots of essential literacy practice.

The pack includes a story map, text-to-self connections pages, story notes, character traits, ABC order, vocabulary building activities, fiction or non-fiction story elements, writing activities, comprehension pages, and more!

Here are a few pages that provide a sample of what's included in the pack:
First Grade Jitters book study companion activities to go with the story by Robert Quackenbush. A perfect back to school story for those who are a little nervous about starting First Grade.

First Grade Jitters book study companion activities to go with the story by Robert Quackenbush. A perfect back to school story for those who are a little nervous about starting First Grade.

First Grade Jitters book study companion activities to go with the story by Robert Quackenbush. A perfect back to school story for those who are a little nervous about starting First Grade.

First Grade Jitters book study companion activities to go with the story by Robert Quackenbush. A perfect back to school story for those who are a little nervous about starting First Grade.

First Grade Jitters book study companion activities to go with the story by Robert Quackenbush. A perfect back to school story for those who are a little nervous about starting First Grade.
You can find the book study for First Grade Jitters {here}

Monday, July 23, 2018

Popcorn Words

Popcorn words are common words that 'pop up' frequently in reading and writing. 
We also refer to them as 'sight words', as they are the words that readers and writers will develop an automatic recognition of as they gain fluency.
Popcorn Words activity pack featuring 100 sight words, anchor chart, Word Wall, building words activities, writing activities, and more! Editable! Packed with fun literacy ideas and hands on activities. Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #popcornwords #sightwords #kindergarten #wordwork #1stgrade #literacy
I have created a fun Popcorn Words pack to help young readers and writers gain fluency in the most common 100 words in the English language.

It includes:
an anchor chart to display the focus word(s)
Popcorn Words activity pack featuring 100 sight words, anchor chart, Word Wall, building words activities, writing activities, and more! Editable! Packed with fun literacy ideas and hands on activities. Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #popcornwords #sightwords #kindergarten #wordwork #1stgrade #literacy
100 popcorn words
Popcorn Words activity pack featuring 100 sight words, anchor chart, Word Wall, building words activities, writing activities, and more! Editable! Packed with fun literacy ideas and hands on activities. Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #popcornwords #sightwords #kindergarten #wordwork #1stgrade #literacy
a Word Wall,
editable word lists,
highlight the popcorn words activity
Popcorn Words activity pack featuring 100 sight words, anchor chart, Word Wall, building words activities, writing activities, and more! Editable! Packed with fun literacy ideas and hands on activities. Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #popcornwords #sightwords #kindergarten #wordwork #1stgrade #literacy
writing popcorn sentences,
Popcorn Words activity pack featuring 100 sight words, anchor chart, Word Wall, building words activities, writing activities, and more! Editable! Packed with fun literacy ideas and hands on activities. Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #popcornwords #sightwords #kindergarten #wordwork #1stgrade #literacy
building words activities,
Popcorn Words activity pack featuring 100 sight words, anchor chart, Word Wall, building words activities, writing activities, and more! Editable! Packed with fun literacy ideas and hands on activities. Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #popcornwords #sightwords #kindergarten #wordwork #1stgrade #literacy

Popcorn Words activity pack featuring 100 sight words, anchor chart, Word Wall, building words activities, writing activities, and more! Editable! Packed with fun literacy ideas and hands on activities. Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #popcornwords #sightwords #kindergarten #wordwork #1stgrade #literacy
various word work activities,
and real or nonsense? words.

Hands-on learning = learning in a FUN way :)

You can find the pack {here}

Monday, July 16, 2018

Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Rhyme Olympics!

When I taught Kindergarten, I would begin each year with a Nursery Rhyme theme. 
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
I did this for many reasons. Most children came to school knowing a few of the rhymes, and this familiarity made them more comfortable- pretty important when beginning a new school year or even starting school for the first time.
I also love how Nursery Rhymes can be used to learn essential literacy and numeracy skills, such as rhyme, cause & effect, sequence of events, counting, and more!

I have created a set featuring 10 favorite Nursery Rhymes. Each rhyme includes a colored poster for teaching or display,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
a black and white version for coloring,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
a literacy activity page {the pack includes skills such as rhyme, syllables, letter recognition, ABC order, beginning sounds, ending sounds, and more},
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
a math activity page {the pack includes skills such as counting, patterns, sequencing, measurement using non-standard units, comparing numbers, time to the hour, number before and after, and more},
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
a sequence activity page,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
an opinion page,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
a text-to-self connection page,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
and Nursery Rhyme retell puppets.
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
To wrap up the unit, I've included instructions and a materials list for Nursery Rhyme Olympic games!
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies
 And of course some Olympic medals :)
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too! Common Core aligned. PreK-1 #kindergarten #1stgrade #nurseryrhymes #literacy #guidedreading #bookstudies

You can find the entire unit {here}

You can see the Nursery Rhyme Olympics in action {here}

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Posters!

Over 25,000 people have downloaded my free Daily 5 poster pack, so I thought I'd add a free download set that includes matching EEKK and I Pick posters!
FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set. Perfect to hang in a classroom! #daily5 #classroomsetup #literacy #backtoschool #anchorcharts #freebies
 The set is a supplement to my free poster set that describes each of the components of the Daily 5.
FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set. Perfect to hang in a classroom! #daily5 #classroomsetup #literacy #backtoschool #anchorcharts

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set. Perfect to hang in a classroom! #daily5 #classroomsetup #literacy #backtoschool #anchorcharts

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set. Perfect to hang in a classroom! #daily5 #classroomsetup #literacy #backtoschool #anchorcharts

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set. Perfect to hang in a classroom! #daily5 #classroomsetup #literacy #backtoschool #anchorcharts

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set. Perfect to hang in a classroom! #daily5 #classroomsetup #literacy #backtoschool #anchorcharts

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set. Perfect to hang in a classroom! #daily5 #classroomsetup #literacy #backtoschool #anchorcharts

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set. Perfect to hang in a classroom! #daily5 #classroomsetup #literacy #backtoschool #anchorcharts

Download the EEKK and I Pick poster pack {here}

You can find my free Daily 5 component poster pack {here}
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