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Alphabet Matching Game!

August 17, 2017
Alphabet Matching Game!

  This matching game is fun and easy to set up. Win-win for everyone! Materials: bottle caps/ping pong balls (or some object that floats if you intend to use water) permanent marker paper clip clear tape fishing pole/stick string magnet pool/bucket chart of the alphabet for the game – Alphabet Game Make the “Fish”...
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Word Scramble Game

May 9, 2017
Word Scramble Game

Word Family Scramble 1. Choose words that your child is familiar with. Cut out letters that are in those words then mix up the letters. Tell them the word they are trying to unscramble. 2. For beginners, include only the letters for the word you want them to spell. For instance: if you want...
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Word Family Sorting Cards

May 9, 2017

Word Family Sorting Cards Materials: Word Family Cards (PDF) or make your own word cards Steps: Using the word cards have your child start by sorting the words by first letter, then by the last letter. Does your child see any words that end with the same two letters? Let them discover the middle letter...
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Word Family Wheels

May 9, 2017
Word Family Wheels

Word Family Wheels Materials: cardboard or round cake base pen/pencil brad or fastener compass stickers to decorate the front (optional) Cut two large circles out of cardboard.  Using a compass, make one circle about 7 1⁄2” in diameter and the other 8 1⁄2” in diameter.If you don’t have a compass to make the circles, you can trace...
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Word Families Review Dice Game

May 9, 2017
Word Families Review Dice Game

Word Family Review Die Materials: scissors pen tape Make Die Start with word families for: -un, -ot, -at, -ap, -eg, and -ig Cut dice out on the dotted lines. Write one of the word endings on each side of the dice Fold on the solid lines. Tape flaps to die. Play Game Before you begin the game come up...
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Literature Group Reading “Because of WInn Dixie”

April 14, 2017
Literature Group Reading “Because of WInn Dixie”

Great Book for a Literature Group My students have enjoyed reading the book and now it’s time to share it with the others in the class. My reading group has just finished reading, “Because of Winn-Dixie” and I was wondering what to do to wrap it up and found these great sites.  I intend...
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Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

August 20, 2014
Self-Portraits in the Style of Eric Carle

                    We did this project for Father’s Day – it was a lose interpretation that we are all pieces of our ancestors and I was very pleased how they turned out. I started by sharing the art of Eric Carle.  My students were aware of...
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Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

March 25, 2013
Things I Learned at Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference!

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning- MACUL Friday I attended the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning conference and I was blown away by the amount of information available.  I already use computers and our i-pad in the classroom but it was wonderful to learn of other applications and uses to reinforce...
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Fun Activity for Vowel Teams!

March 14, 2013
Fun Activity for Vowel Teams!

  Vowel Teams I was looking for games and activities for my early readers and came across this great website: Lanternfish!  This activity came for there. I downloaded the cards and started coloring!  It’s very relaxing and I knew my students would enjoy them.  So now they are on construction paper and laminated and...
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March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

February 19, 2013
March is Reading Month – How to Make it Fun?

We are currently reading “Stuart Little”. My students have really enjoyed listening to this tale! It is so well done and clever! I was thinking about reading month, “What to do?” I could do the pizza slices (kids love food!).  They would get a  different color slice for each different genre that they read. ...
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