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Jul 17, 2014

Short U Word Work

I just completed another word work pack this morning. This one is called, "Fun In The Sun". It includes numerous activities to help my students decode, read, and spell words with short u.

We will be using this pack week 5 while covering Unit 2.6-2.10 in our SRA Imagine It program.

The pack is 34 pages long and includes:

70 Short U word cards
I Have, Who Has
Read and Write the Room
ABC Order
3 Word Searches
Foldable Book
(students read sentences, find and underline the short u words, then sort and record the words they found under the 3 flaps (3 letter words, 4 letter words 5 or more letters)
I Can Read Short U Words list
2 answer keys (for foldable book, and word sort)
Game Board
5 sort cards
(2 letter words 3 letter words, 4 letter words, 5 letter words, 6 or more letters)

There certainly are enough activities to keep my kiddos busy all week... even for my fast finishers!

Check it out in my TPT store.

You may also grab some freebie pages from the pack HERE.

My Short E pack will coming in the next few days.  Watch for it!

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Jul 13, 2014

Short A, Short I, and Short O Word Work and Some Freebies

Over the past 2 years, I have created a number of word work packs to go along with the phonics/sound spellings we cover each week in class. Usually these packs include 40-80 word cards, game boards, word searches, read and write the room and scoot recording sheets, I have... who has, sort cards, ABC order, etc. Some have more pages and activities than others, but my students always love them, and they reinforce the skills we need to learn in a fun and engaging way.

However,  I never got around to creating activities for the first unit in our SRA Imagine It program. So, this past week, I sat myself down and developed 3 packs to go along with Unit 1.  Each of these packs focuses on a different short vowel: Short a, Short i, and Short o.
The first 2 word work packs are already available in my TPT store and the third should be posted sometime tomorrow.

My students absolutely love these activities... and there is enough to keep us busy all week in each pack... even for those fast finishers.

I can't wait to get started and share these with my new class.

Click on each picture to grab your FREEBIE page(s) from each pack.


Jun 30, 2014

August Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe

I finally finished my Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe bundle. Hooray!
You can grab my August spelling activities sheet, the last of the 12 months, here.


Jun 25, 2014

July and September Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe

Due to popular request... I am finally finishing up my Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe Bundle. The only month left to complete is August. With any luck I will finish it tonight.

Until then, here are the latest additions for the months of July and September. Click on either the text links or the images to grab your copies.

Please let me know if you find any errors... I always seem to miss something! Thanks!

Jun 22, 2014

Bears and Bees

Recently I received two special requests from TPT followers. One was to create bear table number bucket tags and the other bee-themed binder covers and spines.

Since both bears and bees are popular decor in primary classrooms... I thought I'd post them on my blog as FREEBIES for any others of you who might find them useful.

Click on the images to grab a copy of each.

Jun 8, 2014

June Tic-Tac-Toe

Although I am officially out for the summer, last Thursday was our last day... I realize that some teachers are not. So here is the June Tic-Tac-Toe for those of you have been asking about it and are still teaching away! Click HERE to grab your free copy.


May 20, 2014

Number of the Day

I just created some new number of the day forms for next year and to add to the incoming firsties summer homework packets.

So, I thought I share them with you as well.

Click HERE to grab a copy.