Snowman Love Sight Words

This morning I have been busy creating and uploading a new product that you can use throughout the winter months and even Valentine's day, to help reinforce the basic sight words our kindergarten students are learning.  
(Let me just add that I didn't make it to the gym this morning....oops!)

 It includes 45 of the earliest sight words separated into 5 different sets along with worksheets to go along with them.  
(The words are listed in the order in which my students are introduced to them through the reading series my district currently has in place.)

Each set of sight word cards contains 9 words.  I labeled each set as A1, A2, A3, A4, or A5.  (These labels are also on each card, so that they can be separated easily if the cards are mixed.)

There are also 8 different worksheets for the students to find and match the words.  Each set has a worksheet (a total of 9 words on each page) and there are also worksheets where two sets are combined (for a total of 18 words on the page).  I also provided 2 blank worksheets for you to create your own combinations or for the students to write the words in the blank hearts.

As always, click on the picture below for the shop you prefer!


Don't forget, I also have a giveaway going on until tomorrow!  (I forgot how fun it was to have a giveaway and have enjoyed reading your comments and meeting new bloggy friends!)

Happy New Year Giveaway-CLOSED

Hello friends!

I thought that since I have neglected you this past week that I would go ahead and have a little GIVEAWAY to celebrate the new year!  
Because my daughter will be turning 4 next week, I have decided to use the random number generator to choose 
not 1 but 4 winners!  
Each winner will be able to choose one item from either one of my shops!
The 4 winners will be chosen on Sunday, January 1, 2012.

You can enter by leaving a separate comment for each of the following:
1.  Become a follower of my blog (or tell me you are a current follower).
2.  Grab my button to display on your blog
3.  Add my Teacher's Notebook shop to your favorites.
4.  Follow my TPT store (or tell me you are a current follower).
5.  Blog about this giveaway on your fantastic blog and provide me with a link to your post!

Please remember to make a separate post for each entry and to leave me your email address!

So is everyone ready for New Year's Eve?  I will be lucky if I am able to stay awake past 10:30 since my little one will be up bright and early the next morning!  LOL!  
(It may sound sad, but I truly wouldn't have it any other way!)  

And now here is my very special New Year's toast to you and your family!


Reindeer Food, Santa Letter FREEBIE links!

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Pinterest!  Don't you?  
After doing a quick and simple search, I found the cutest little FREE printables on a blog called, Crafty Carnival.  
(I can't wait to have some time to look through her posts!)

My little one and I made 30 servings of reindeer food (for my other little ones at school) using this cute little bag topper she has posted!

Within the same post there is also a "Dear Santa" letter for the kids to write their "short" list.  I plan on using this with my kindies tomorrow.  They are just bubbling over with excitement!
Picture courtesy of Crafty Carnival

Well, it is already Wednesday evening!  This week seems to be going by slow, but at least I am surviving!  Two more FULL days!  I think I can...I think I can...  

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Word Ladders-Consonant Blends

Hi everyone!

I just uploaded a new set of Word Ladders.  This set provides students practice with consonant blends.

Here are links to my other word ladder posts:

 Congrats to all of you who are already on break.  I am so very jealous, but do hope you enjoy every moment you can!!  Sleep a little extra for me, okay?!

~ Enjoy!

On the 15th Day SANTA FREEBIE

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Well, it is Thursday and the week is almost over!  How many of you have a full week of school next week?  I do!  The kiddos are quite anxious and are ready for a break.  I don't know about you, but I sure am too!  

And please don't get me wrong, I love my job and all of my little ones, but I am really looking forward to a magical Christmas with my 3 year-old and spending time with family and friends! 
(I still can't believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!)

Today I am excited to celebrate the 15th day of Christmas with you for 
My gift to you today is an upper and lower case alphabet board with Santa himself!

I hope you enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree Letter Identification

O' Christmas Tree, O' Christmas Tree
How lovely are your letters...

For those of you who are enjoying the letter identification activities I have been creating, I just uploaded another one using Christmas trees and Christmas lights!

~ Enjoy!!

25 Days of Gifts

Did you know that myself and my fellow authors on Teaching Blog Addict are celebrating with 25 Days of Gifts until December 24th?
The gifts range from recipes to different freebies to be used in the classroom.  

Stay tuned for my post for the 15th day!!

More Short Books-Sight Word Instruction

Back in September I posted about a resource that I use for sight word instruction called Short Books.  They are short little books aimed to help increase the automaticity in reading the most frequent words in English. The books do not use a predictable pattern that can be memorized, instead the text and pattern varies from page to page to help children pay close attention to the text on the page.

I love these books and use them with my kindergarten, first, and even second grade students who are strengthening their sight word vocabularies.

Well since that post, they have published a new series of Blue Books (Next Word Series).

I want you to see the text, so here is a set of pages from a Blue Book called, "will" which is a book about a little boy asking a friend to come play at his house and they discuss what they will do.  

If you would like to see all of the titles and levels (according to Fountas-Pinnell and Reading Recovery) for each series you can do so by going here.

You can also order directly from their website by going here.

I love them and highly recommend them!!

Thank you!

J, D, K Beginning Sound Sort FREEBIE

Here is another sort to help our little literacy learners practice sorting by beginning sound.  This sort uses pictures that begin with J, D, and K.

Thank you!

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Gingerbread Letter Identification

I just created a new letter matching, recognition, and/or identification activity for you with a gingerbread theme! 

There are both colored and black and white sets of upper and lower case letter cards with a little gingerbread men.  Along with the cards you will find two separate worksheets with the alphabet written in either upper or lower case form on gingerbread houses.  You can use these worksheets along with the cards for students to match and identify their letters.  Since the entire alphabet is written on one page, these worksheets could also be used as alphabet boards.  Some suggestions for use are also included.


ABC Jump Up-Letter and Sound Identification

Here is a fun little game for your students to practice identifying their letters, but will also get them up and moving called ABC Jump Up

I included three sets of cards:  
upper & lower case letters together
just upper case
just lower case.
I also included a set of stick figures.  
(Now please don't laugh at the stick figures....I couldn't find any clip art I liked, so I drew my own. LOL!)

Here is how you play:  depending on the level of your students, place the cards of your choice face down. Include as many stick figures as you see fit. One at a time have students select a card. If they choose a letter, have them name the letter, produce the sound, and/or a word that begins with the letter. If they choose a stick figure, that player has to return all of their cards to the pile and everyone has to stand and jump up!
Kids LOVE this game!

(What do you think?  Do I have a future in designing clip art?  LOL!!!)

Also, in case you missed it, Kristen over at Ladybug's Teacher Files also created her own clip art.  Click on her blog title to see the adorable trees she created and is sharing with everyone for  FREE!!  I have actually already used one of her trees on the cover page of my Christmas Letter Identification pack!

Thanks so much!!

Christmas Letter Identification

As requested, I just created a new letter matching, recognition, and/or identification activity for you with a Christmas theme!  
This download includes sets of upper and lower case letter cards with a cute little bear, penguin, reindeer and Santa, each holding a present.  Along with the cards you will find two separate worksheets, with suggestions for use.

Don't forget, I also have SnowmanPumpkin, and Monster versions of this activity!

By the way, I love receiving your requests!  Keep them coming!
Thank you!!