Thursday, December 26, 2013

Freebielicious Loves Educents Giveaway

First, I just want to say...

And now, onto some exciting news!

Some of my Freebielicious friends and I wanted to share with you one of our favorite resources for teacher materials... Educents!  They are an amazing small business taking over the educational field like a storm, offering learning materials and curriculum at amazingly low prices!

And we have some exciting news to share!

That's right.. you could win $25 from each Freebielicious blogger totaling $450 for Freebielicious readers!  Keep reading to enter and for more details!

But that's not all.  We have teamed up for a special discount for Freebielicious fans!   We all have exclusive discount codes for 20% off!  That's right.. enter my code and get 20% off your purchases!

And have you heard about Edubucks?  With Educents, no good deed goes unnoticed.  So as you purchase items for your students, you will earn Edubucks for future purchases.  You can also earn them through referrals, so be sure to sign up and share with your friends!  It's a great way to earn free materials for your students!

Educents has also given each of my Freebielicious friends $25 in Edubucks to give away to one of our readers!  That's $450 in Edubucks for Freebielicious readers!  Can you believe it?  So enter below for my $25 giveaway and then visit my friends to enter theirs!   
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And here are my other Freebielicious friends also hosting giveaways!  Be sure to enter!

We know you will too!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sight Word / CVC Word Sentence Booklets

I am so happy to finally be on vacation! And, what is the first thing I do on my vacation? Work! LOL!

I know everyone is preparing for the upcoming holidays, but I just couldn't resist taking this opportunity to show off two new activities. 

My kindergarten students really enjoy making books. They love making them, reading them, and sharing them with anyone who is willing to listen. I wanted to combine their love for making and reading books, with their love for writing. They are knee deep in experimenting with sounding out words and writing sentences. The books I created for them will help them become more confident in their ability to read, sound out words, and use the proper conventions when writing sentences.

The first set of books I made are Sight Word / CVC Word Sentence Booklets. There are 19 books, each containing 5 repetitive sentences that are comprised of grade level sight words and CVC words. Students read the sentences and write the CVC word pictured. The CVC words in the first 10 books all contain the same vowel. The CVC words in the last 9 books, all contain a mixture of vowels. These books will surely help my students become stronger readers and writers.

The other set of books contain the Pre-Primer and Primer Dolch Words, as well as, some extra words from the Kindergarten Journeys Reading Program. They are called Sight Word Sentence Booklets.

There are 48 books in all! The children read the title and have 5 opportunities to respond to a repetitive sentence, sounding out the words they need. Students can write one or two words, or a more elaborate sentence, if they are ready for that. On the last page, they copy the sentence starter and finish the sentence. These booklets will definitely help our students learn how to write a sentence, using the proper conventions, as well as, learn to read and write the most popular sight words.

If you are like me, and you plan on using BOTH sets of these books in your classroom, then you will want to check out the BUNDLE! It will save you 20%!

Click here to purchase the bundle!

Be sure to stop by next week! I will be doing a giveaway for a pretty pink pencil sharpener! It's truly the BEST sharpener around!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gingerbread Writing Freebie

Here's a simple kindergarten gingerbread writing activity for you! After reading a gingerbread man book, have the children decide what they want their own gingerbread man to run from.

I didn't help the children write their words. They had to get their mouth ready to say it and keep writing the letters for the sounds they heard. They did a great job and were very proud of themselves.

Click here to get this for free!

Check out more of my gingerbread activities below...

Here is some of what's included...

Here's a picture of the gingerbread dolls my first graders made using fabric paint. This is always a huge hit!

And some close-ups...

Sunday, December 1, 2013

CVC and Word Families!

I love a good sale! Don't you?
This Monday and Tuesday, TpT is having their annual Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) sale!
Just use the promo code: CYBER when you check out.

This sale is a good opportunity for all of us to stock up on activities we'll need for the next few weeks (and months!)

My kindergartners are diving head first into CVC words and word families. I just finished updating my Ultimate CVC Pack. I've added more CVC puzzles and more CVC mats and changed a few other things here and there. If you already own it or different parts of this pack, please go and download it again. If you don't already own it, now is a great time to purchase it. The bundle pack is already discounted 30% and with the Cyber sale, you save even more!

Here are some images of what is included...

This pack is a must have for every kindergarten and first grade teacher. Everything you need is in one pack! And the activities are simple, fun, and engaging and don't take much prep time at all. Just the way I like it!

Here are some other CVC / Word Family activities you may find helpful for this time of the year...

Happy shopping!

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