Friday, August 3, 2012

I can't believe it!

I can't believe the time has come to go back to work. Where did the time go?!
Summer NEVER went by this fast as a child, especially in high school.  I would get so bored ALL THE TIME! Now, there's not enough time in a day to get all the things I need to get done, done.  
It's funny how differently things are when you become an adult. :)

As you all already know {because I've complained several times} I can't get into my classroom yet, so I've been working on curriculum and classroom management items at home.
 The other day I posted about a wonderful sound/spelling packet {click picture above to snag your copy} that I use in my classroom.  After looking at it, I realized you needed options.  I have now updated it so that there is a colored version and a black line version! Woohoo!
 {example of black line pages}

I just posted this little packet last night:
My mother, thankfully, saved a lot of my stuff from when I was in elementary school.  One of the things that I found in my pile of goods was an alphabet book that I had created in my first grade class.  That got me thinking....what better way to get my kiddos engaged in reading while reviewing letter sounds and letter recognition, then to create alphabet books!!  So I came up with this:
These books are foldable and can be colored by your cuties!
I think I'm going to introduce these whole group, like I do with my decodable books, and then use them in my small groups as well. 
I'm also planning on having them generate more items that they can think of that begin {or end...for letter "x"} with the same sound.  Just as a whole group review type of mini-lesson! :)


Aside from fun computer stuff, I have been tackling my Pinterest inspired and other projects!  Still putting some finishing touches to them but am excited to participate in my first "Made it Monday" post!  Stay Tuned!


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  1. I agree with the summer going too fast! Luckily my fiance and I are able to score one last minute vacation at the beach next week before I go back! And I just have to say, your alphabet books are awesome! You are so creative and talented! :)


  2. your blog is super cute! love your resources as well!

    Please stop by my blog-I have a FREEBIE for K-2 notebooks!

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  3. Your abcs books are too cute. :) I had something similar (with only one word per page though) I used in the past. The kids colored the focus letter and then used them to string words with that letter using alphabet beads for word work.

  4. Yay, I have found another teacher that has foldable mini books. Nice to meet you. :o)

    I love your version of them.

    The Paper Maid


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