Wednesday, August 20, 2014


TODAY there is a BIG sale in my store and TPT! It is just one day folks, so grab what you need now for the beginning of the year! Here are a few things from my store that may help you start on the right foot!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Top 3 Letter Learning Activities...

When my son attended Pre-K this past year I was shocked to find out that where we live kiddos are pretty much expected to enter Kindergarten able to identify all of the upper and lowercase letters! Times sure have changed since I taught Kindergarten ten years ago!! After getting over the initial panic...I decided to create some FUN ways for my kiddos to learn how to identity and write all 26 letters! If they were gonna learn it by golly they were gonna have fun doing it! I started with these alphabet bands! Each day we would create a different one they would wear. They would write, trace and color each letter. Then, all day long I would ask them what letter they were wearing! They loved it and these really helped my son master his letter names!
We also spent a lot of time writing each letter in shaving cream. It cleaned the table and made the house smell good!
We also "learned through play" by using these Sticky Letter printables.  My son loved using the spinners and enjoyed it so much more than the typical letter tracing worksheets!
You can grab these Letter Recognition activities and much more from my store!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Color Word Fun...

Do you need something to spice up your first few weeks of school? This bundle is the perfect interactive, engaging and differentiated bundle for teaching eleven color words.
This is what is included...
 Eight differentiated activities. They are organized with the beginning reader activities first and the more advanced read activities second.

 Color Match Up:
•Students will use letter tiles to make or match up a color word and write it.

 Sweet Think -Tac -Toe:
• Students will play color word tic-tac-toe.

 Roll and Read:
•Students will play a game by rolling a dice and reading the word next to the correct number.

 Cool Color Words {Write the Room}:
•Students will find the Cool Color Word cards and copy the color word off of the cards.

Color Hunt:
•Students will go on a color hunt and then complete a book with their findings.

  My Color Words Book:
• Students will create a craftivity color book they can read.

 Color Time Flip Books:
•Students will create flip books that they color, trace and/or write and read.

 Spin and Color Partner Games:
•Students will play a color word game using three or all eleven color words.

 Color Word Clue Sheet:
•This clue sheet will be used with the Color Hunt activity if you use the paper bags and the My Color Words book activity.

 Color Words Assessment:
•Use these assessment tools as a pre and post assessment to the Color Word Fun Unit. 
Here is a sneak peak of what is included.... 
You can check out this product here!