Monday, July 30, 2012

Updates and sight words

I just got out of another training today.  This one was on Common Core...and... I have to be a facilitator and train MY SCHOOL on what I was just trained on! It's all so confusing and nerve racking! Hoping I don't turn bright red and start sweating everywhere!!
Back to the post:
I have had a lot of requests to change and/or add things into my "How we go home transportation cards" packet.  Here's the thing.  IT'S FREE! It's free because I wanted to give everyone something that they could easily use and make their own.  Plus it didn't take me much time at all compared to other items I have/am created/creating.  SOOOO I did not honor everyone's request {sorry!!!!!}.  I did create headers for each color that look like this:

I also added one more page to each color.  One circle has a tree {because so many of you asked for a tree and a label} and an airplane {just because I thought it was cute}.  Both of those circles have been left blank.  I can not make individualized circles for you. That would take way too much time and at that point, sadly, I would charge you. {Am I being mean here?! I don't like to be the "mean girl!"}
 Anyways! I hope you like the changes! My packet is now 55 pages long!!! Click HERE to download your free copy or your updated copy. :)
I had a fabulous request to make a slight adjustment to my Rainbow of Colors pack.  I now have a version for my sweet Canadian friends (thank you Sheri for your suggestion)!  

 Click HERE to go grab your version! 

 Now for the Postcard Exchange.  I know how eager some of you are to see if you "made the cut" so I went ahead and updated all the info...just simply click HERE! If you haven't signed up yet and your state is still available (or you want to see if your state is still available check out the original post HERE. 
We're getting close to all 50! 


Here's something that is not an update but something I created!
It's a sight word "I have Who has" game! :)  I just **LOVE** these games.  I leveled them into three different games so that you can differentiate amongst groups or just switch out the cards as the year goes a long and your kiddos keep getting smarter! :p
{above is level one...I start with this at the beginning of the year}

 {blue is level two...I play this game with my "higher" reading level/fluency kids and begin this game whole group around Dec/Jan}
 {Purple is level three...your "harder" words or I call them our "first grade words!"  These I will do the second I see most of my class is ready!}
Head to my TPT or TN store {upper left sidebar} to check it out!
I love the stitched star clipart I found at Stripped Elephants.  Cute store!

Phew! Off to finish my next packet on sound/spelling and syllables! :)


  1. I love the "How We Go Home" cards! Thank you for those.

    Krazy About Kiddos

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  3. I'm right there with you on people asking you to customize what you've offered for free. "change the font, change the color, alter the wording or size, etc." That doesn't make any sense to me. You weren't mean at all, you just set some boundaries. =) Thanks for your cute stuff.

  4. Thanks for your cute freebie! I appreciate you sharing it with us. Awesome job:)

  5. I don't blame you for feeling the way that you do. You can only do so much. Thanks for the freebie. You are awesome! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. Thank you for the freebies. Your site is wonderful. I would love to hear about what you learned about the Common Core. We are using them but never really got an training on how to use them. We just adopted them in place of our state standards. So any insight would be great. Thanks again.

  7. I was in the process of making some of my own going home circles, but I think yours will save me time!! Thank you!!

  8. How stinkin' cute are those them!! And I have to say that I love Striped Elephant's products as well!! Thanks so much for the freebies!!

  9. Thank you sooo much!!!! Awesome job!!

  10. Thank you sooo much!!!! Awesome job!!

  11. Thanks a ton for the freebie! I don't think you're being mean at all- you are so great to offer this for free! It would be one thing if only one person asked, but it sounds like ton of people asked- and I'm sure you din't have time for that, and I don't blame you! :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad


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