Monday, September 30, 2013

Catch the Falling Leaves

I created this activity to review the sight words that we have been learning.  Tomorrow, I am going to tape the words around the room

and the kids are going to use a clipboard, pencil, and recording sheet to write the words that he/she "catches" or finds.

I included blank leaves in which you can write different words that your students may need to practice.  To see more about this activity in my store, click here.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Finally Friday!

I am so glad it is Friday!  I don't know why but this week has wiped me out!  I am on my second round of medicine to try to clear up an ear infection, so maybe that's why I feel so exhausted!

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share five highlights from my week.  Of course they will all be Apples Themed!

Today we finally wrapped up our Apples Unit.  Here is a look at some of the things we did this week.

We practiced our sight words by unscrambling them.  My kids cut the bottom portion out and glued them under the scrambled word.  They did a really great job with this!

They completed another sight words activity in which they had to color apples by sight word.  

They LOVE Playdoh, so I created this page to practice building the word "am".

We have been learning about Apples for 2 weeks, so we have a lot of knowledge by now.  We completed this writing as a whole group.  I wrote on chart paper, and the students used clipboards to hold their paper while they sat on the rug to copy.  We came up with ideas such as "Apples have stems, leaves, a core, and seeds.  Apples make pies, muffins, juice and cider, and Apples are delicious, nutritious, sour and sweet.

And lastly, the students completed a cut and paste activity in which they had to order numbers 1-20.
All of these activities can be found in my Apples Mini Unit.

Hope everyone has a great Friday!  I still haven't decided which Unit I would like to begin next week?  What are your kids learning about?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Word Family Emergent Readers

We are working on learning the sight words "an" and "at".  So I created these two emergent readers to introduce word families.

The pictures are: hat, bat, rat, cat, sat.  The students practice writing the word "at" and deciding which letter needs to be in front of "at".  The students cut on the dotted lines and then I help staple them together to create a reader.

And here is a look at practicing the "an" family.  The pictures are: pan, fan, man, can, ran.  The kids enjoy these because they are very simple to make.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Sight Word Apple Trees

Today we reviewed some of the sight words that we have been learning by spelling and writing them on the apples.  I had the kids write the words in pencil first.  Once I checked their work, I gave them a marker so that they could trace the words.  The kids cut out all the pieces to make the tree and then they glued the pieces together.

Here are our Sight Word Apple Trees:

You can find these trees and much more in my Apples Mini Unit.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Apples, Apples, Apples

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share five more activities that I have added to my Apple Unit.

I love this Unit because it is very simple to prepare.  The unit requires very little prep. time because most of it is Print and Go activities with a few crafts thrown in.

I added this numbers assessment:

I have been checking my students to see which numbers they recognize.  I highlight the numbers they answer correctly and write the date at the top.  I am going to hold onto these and keep assessing throughout the year as the kids learn to recognize more numbers.  If you don't want to use this as an assessment, you could call out numbers, one at a time, and have the kids find and then color them.

This week we worked on letter T, so what better than an Apple T Tree?  

Today I sliced apples in half and we made an AB pattern.  The kids had fun making these, although it was a messy activity.

We haven't completed this activity yet, but I plan on letting them use Qtips and paint to make small dots, or "apples".  

And lastly, check out our cute Apple Craft.  I let the kids choose their favorite color apple and we created this fun craft.

All of these activities and much more can be found in my Apple Mini Unit.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

More Apples

This week we have been working on Apple Activities. 

I have added to my Apple Packet.  Here is a look at some of the activities I added.

Tomorrow I am going to introduce the word "see" and we will work on this emergent reader:

The kids will practice writing the word "see" and then coloring the apples the appropriate color.

I added another Color by Sight Word Activity.

My kids completed this rhyming activity today and they did an excellent job.  We went over the pictures and then they went to their tables and cut and pasted the matching rhyme.
I printed the following page to use as a Playdoh Mat.  

The students used Playdoh to build the word "can".  
They also practiced reading the sentence "I can see Johnny Appleseed".

And here is what we are working on in Science:

Today we began a file folder book.  The students colored the stem brown and the leaf green.  Then they choose red, green or yellow construction paper and tore and pasted them onto the apple.  My kids worked on this today, I just forgot to take pictures.  I will add later!

Tomorrow, we are going to work on labeling the apple.

And we will also be decorating the trees for each season.  They will color all of the trunks brown.  For winter they will tear white tissue paper and glue for snow.  For Spring, they will color green leaves and then tear and ball up small pink tissue paper and glue for blossoms.  For Summer, they will color the leaves green and tear and ball up small green apples.  And for fall, they will color the leaves green and ball up small red apples.  

Hope everyone is having a great week!
I will be back soon with more Apple Updates!

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Next week we will start our Apple Unit.  Here are a few activities that I created today.  Last week, we began working on sight words so I created this Color by Sight Word Activity to review the words we learned.

We have been working on learning the alphabet so I created this sheet to practice recalling letters and working on our handwriting.

The following letters are difficult for my students because they look so similar so I created a sorting activity to help recognize the difference.
I created this game to review numbers and counting.  Kids work with a partner, rolling a dice.  Each player gets a recording sheet and whatever number they roll, they count and then color on the recording sheet.  The first player to color all of the apples on his/her recording sheet is the winner.

And lastly, the students read the number and color word on each pan, and then color that many apples and cut and paste them onto the pan.

I hope to add many more activities to this packet!  
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Nursery Rhymes

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to share five activities from my week.  This week I introduced a new Nursery Rhyme each day.  I introduced the Nursery Rhyme by reading it from chart paper.  After I read, we would read together as a class.  Then we watched a short 1 minute video of the nursery rhyme from Youtube.  After the kids heard the rhyme a few times, I would prepare them for their individual work.  We would focus back on the Nursery Rhyme that was written on chart paper, and I would have the kids look for certain letters or words.

Here is a look at Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I had the kids look for two sight words: "the" and "like" and two letters "Oo" and "Pp".  We would complete the search as a class on chart paper and then they went to their tables and worked independently.

We also did a fun Star Name activity in which the kids:
1. Cut out a star.
2. Wrote their name.
3. Painted on the outer edge.

Here is an example of our group work from Hey Diddle Diddle.  We focused on finding the sight words "and" and "the" and the letter "Oo".

Here is our independent work:
Here is Kalea and Evan as they work.

We did the same process for Hickory Dickory Dock and Jack and Jill.  Here are pictures of our independent practice:

And lastly, for Jack Be Nimble I created a color by sight word activity.


We did a great job!  

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Baa Baa Black Sheep

I am linking up with Tara for Monday Made It.

Today we began learning Nursery Rhymes.  We worked on Baa Baa Black Sheep.  Here is a cute craft that we began today, but did not finish.  Hopefully, we will finish up tomorrow!

Today the kids were able to cut out all the pieces and glue them together, but we did not get to the writing portion.  Tomorrow they will color the bags of wool and practice writing the color word "black" sheep and fill in the missing number and color of "bags full".

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Thursday, September 5, 2013


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Monday, September 2, 2013

Letter J Practice

On Tuesday, my kids will be working on the letter J.  I created this freebie to practice.

This activity practices: letter recognition, coloring, cutting and gluing practice.  The students must color the jump rope, cut out the letter J, and then glue the J above the jump rope.

Download here.  Hope you enjoy!

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