Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Themed Smartboard/Activinspire Games Giveaway

Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away... so it's time for a thanksgiving themed giveaway!  I made a bunch of new games for the smartboard and promethean board to incorporate phonics and phonemic awareness skills with this turkey themed holiday!

You can win this bundle of five games by guessing my favorite thanksgiving side dish - the first person to get it correct wins!

 These thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board games are perfect for your classroom - not only are they adorable, but they're self checking also!


You can check out each of the individual games below!

 This thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to have your students practice CCVC words - just have your students read the word at the top of the page and find the picture that goes along with the word.       This thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to have your students practice middle short vowel sounds - just have your students drag the missing vowel into the word shape and erase the acorn to see if you're correct!

This Thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!  Write the blend you hear at the end of the word. Erase the pilgrim's hat to see if you were correct.      This Thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!  Just have students read the CVC word at the top of the page and touch the correct picture.  If they're right, they'll hear a turkey gobble!      This Thanksgiving themed smartboard/promethean board game is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday!  Have students spell the CVCe word at the top of the page, then figure out the "value" of the word by adding up the numbers on the tiles... this game is the perfect way to incorporate math into your ELA lessons!

Don't forget... you can win all of these games by guessing my favorite Thanksgiving side dish!

Monday, November 17, 2014

I'm back... with a FREEBIE!

Hello blog friends! It's been far too long since I have posted here but I didn't forget about all of you!  Please accept this Goldilocks and the Three Bears freebie as my sincere apology for my prolonged absence from writing.


 This FREE set of writing books includes 5 days worth of differentiated lessons for your students that address various ELA skills, such as comprehension, alphabet recognition, and phonemic awareness... all using the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

This book is the first in a series of differentiated writing books for Kindergarten.  These books focus primarily on the fairy tales and folk tales included in the Core Knowledge scope and sequence for Kindergarten.


This writing book has your students work on so many different ELA skills over the five day sequence:
  • Day 1: Summarizing a Story using Illustrations (p. 3-4)
  • Day 2: Identifying Uppercase Letters (p. 5)
  • Day 3: Identifying Lowercase Letters (p. 6)
  • Day 4: Beginning Sounds (p. 7-8)
  • Day 5: Sounding Out Words (p. 9-10)

Oh, and did I mention that these books are differentiated?
  • Book A: Approaching Level
  • Book B: On Level
  • Book C: Above Level
Day 1 is the same for all three books, but days 2-5 are slightly different.  The pages look almost exactly the same, but the work is slightly different (e.g. for day 2, students with book A have to find 10 letters and students with book C have to find 16).

I'm going to post a series of these books (and have a giveaway of course!), but in the meantime - enjoy this freebie!