Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TpT's Teacher Appreciation Sale!

One of the things I love most about my room this year is my word walls. I wanted to create signs that were easy to read and would actually be useful to my class.
I have one long bulletin board in our morning meeting area that has the majority of our signs.

It features shapes, numbers, color words, months, days, seasons, our calendar, weather station and sight word of the day.
Running above our windows, I have all the past sight word posters we have learned this year.
My students utilize all of these posters more than I could have imagined! It has made a positive impact on their writing and really helped them to be more independent. During writers workshop many students will move to the rug with a clipboard so they can be near the words they need.

If you are interested in any of these items, they are on sale May 5th and 6th in my TpT shop. You can save 28% if you use the promo code: ThankYou

Just click the pictures for more information!

Looking to save some money? You can get all of these sets in one money saving bundle! Just click the picture below!

Now I'm off to do some shopping! :) Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Money Games for K-1

The time my Kindergartners have been eagerly awaiting has arrived...our money unit! They are consumed by all things involving money right now!

So, I created some fun games to fit into our centers that will help to reinforce the names, coins and their value.

This set includes:
 Money Puzzles

• 4 way puzzles matching coin front, back, name and value
• 2 way puzzles matching coin with its name
• 2 way puzzles matching coin with its value

Game boards

• What’s the Value? (name the coin and value you land on)
• Name that Coin! (read the value and name the coin)
• How Much Am I Worth? (read the coin name and state its value)


• 6 boards (5x5) featuring front and back coin clip art
• call out cards featuring coin name or value for easy differentiating!

These games are excellent resources for math centers, summer skill packets or take home resources!  Click the pictures above for more information!

Happy Sunday!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Pre-Primer and Primer Sight Word Slide Shows

We have been working feverishly on our sight words in every way possible in Kindergarten! We have been writing them, coloring them, spelling them, searching for them in books and poems and building them in sand, with clay, magnets and so much more!

At this point in the year, it is time to get serious. I want to really stress the importance of recognizing sight words instantly. Research shows that sight words should be recognized within 2 seconds! To support this theory, I created a slide show of the Pre-Primer words that I am using throughout the day. Here's a peek!

Each word appears on the screen for 2 seconds before it slides to the next word. All 40 Pre-Primer words are included. The slides move from left to right helping to reinforce concepts of print.

All you have to do is press play! It plays automatically and loops back through the list continuously, until you choose to end the slide show.

The file editable, in case you need to add in any extra words. :)

I show this every morning as my students come in to unpack, check in and begin their morning work. It is a great way to keep those early birds and fast finishers occupied until morning meeting!
It is also a great activity for snack time, transitions and dismissal time. My class, like many, is very competitive and they love the challenge of saying the words as quickly as they can!

If you would like to check this set out, click here or on the pictures above.

Has your class already mastered the Pre-Primer words? I created a Primer set as well!
These words also appear on the screen for 2 seconds before sliding to the next word. All 52 Primer words are included.
Here's a preview:

If you would like to check this set out, click here or on the picture of above!

Would you like to win these slide shows? I will be choosing 2 people who will each win a copy of both sets. You can enter in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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