Monday, October 21, 2013

Trick or Treat and a freebie

It is getting close to that time of year!

I added a few new items to my TPT store and a freebie.
Trick or Treat Write the Math Room with a bonus treat Bump games.
Write the Math Room - 3 Versions (count the objects, ten frames and dominoes) with recording sheets
BUMP! - 4 versions (1 die, add 2 dice, add 10 to the die & 6 to 10) in both costumes and candy designs

We are also loving our Candy Corn First Sound Sorts. I printed mine half size to sort into smaller containers and on our pocket chart.

I have been making a mini-reader for my class recently. You print the 2 pages back to back, cut the page in half horizontally, stack the pages, fold and staple. The students trace certain focus words, look at beginning sounds and discuss the pictures. Here is a Trick or Treat one FREE for you.
Have a great week.
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Candy Corn Sound Sorts & TPT Sale

Did you know TPT is having a sale to celebrate followers on Facebook? Use coupon code FB100K for an additional 10% off. What a day for my internet to be down, right?
It is "working" (knocking on wood now) so my store is on sale and my newest product is also up - Candy Corn Sorts. If you liked the turkey feather freebie from Friday, you'll love this one.

I've been creating things recently for use in my classroom and with my kids but not whole units. It has been a busy year. Not to mention World's biggest fieldtrip coming up this week and a cold that won't quit. I put together this unit to cover some of the most popular sounds from the beginning of the year. Each sound sort has between 8 and 24 cards. Candy corn pieces can be printed full size or 2 per sheet. Sounds included - /s/ /p/ /k/ /b/ /f/ /t/ /n/ /m/
Differentiate by using just initial sounds or just final sounds or a mix of both. Cards are organized by sounds so you print what you want. The pictures are blackline on colored candy corn to save on colored ink.
Customize by how you play the game. You can use mats or attached mats to a bag as a goody bag or use another sorting container (I'm sure no one has as many little pumpkin containers as me : ). You can even use the pieces by themselves. My son is working on /s/ sounds in speech class so I'm just using /s/ and s-blends with him. We are practicing stretching the words like ghosts on our turns.
Ways to Play: Search for a Sound: Lay candy corn upside down. Players each take a mat with a focus sound. Players take turns turning over a card and saying the name of the picture - stretching it like a ghost. If it matches their mat, they keep it.
Sort the Sounds: Lay out candy corn upside down. Make “goody bags” with different focus sounds. Set up the bags in a row. Each player takes a turn turning over a card, saying the name of the picture (stretching the sound like a ghost), and putting it in the correct bag.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Turkey Feather Sounds Freebie

Here is a little freebie using Creative Clips' Gobble Gobble set. Players match the feather with the picture to the correct turkey. You can use the color version or the black and white version. Long ago, I made a set with feathers made out of construction paper and peanut shaped turkey bodies. It was time to switch to clipart. : ) You can also have the students cut and paste the blackline versions and glue in a notebook or on paper. This freebie is just /s/ and /p/ for the sounds we are working on in kindergarten right now. My son is working on /s/ for his Speech homework so this is a fun way for him to practice. I hope some of you can use it! (and that I have more time soon to make some bigger units for sale).

Have a great day!

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