Friday, April 25, 2014

Trade and Grade- Sight Word Practice Pages!

Thanks for stopping by on your "trade and grade" blog hop journey! I had the pleasure of trading products with the lovely Lauren over at A Teachable Teacher. She has an AWESOME Sight Word Practice Pages Pack that I was lucky enough to get to use in my classroom and then share pictures here with all of you :) 
Click on her button below to visit her blog:)

I used this pack with my kiddos the week before Spring Break when my kids were definitely not as focused and needed something new to keep their attention. We were also reviewing color words that week, and Lauren's pack was the perfect addition to our curriculum! My plan was to do one of these sight word pages with my kids early in the week so that they could learn the routine of how to do them, and then be able to use the pages during independent morning work for the rest of the week. 

The first page I chose to do with my kids was on the word 'pink.' We hadn't had a lot of practice with this word, so I thought that this would be a great way to start! We started off by tracing the word with our finger a few times: 

Then, we wrote the word, and found it in the sentence. 
 My kids LOVED getting to use the color pink to circle the word. 

The next step was writing our own sentence. I chose to have my kiddos independently create a sentence as it is later in the school year, and they are all able to do this by now! (Yay!) 

After my kids had finished up their sentences, I let them share with a partner, and THEN I called on students to bring up their paper and put it under the document camera so that their sentence would be projected on the big screen. They next got to read their sentence to us, and then we repeated it after them. This was a BIG hit! My kids love to play teacher. :) 

The last step for this worksheet was cutting and pasting the letters to the word in order, and making sure that my kids felt confident in reading the word pink. 

I love love LOVE the last self-assessment portion of this worksheet; the kids have to decide with a thumbs up or down whether or not they feel confident reading this word. 

I was glad that ALL of my kids confidently colored the thumbs up yes! As a teacher, that tells me that they feel comfortable reading the word 'pink.' 

The second time I used one of these worksheets with my kiddos, I let them do it independently for morning work: 

I was so PROUD that they ALL remembered the directions for the worksheet. :) 

I was even able to use the self-assess part to do some RE-TEACHING that morning! A couple of my kiddos turned in their worksheet with the thumbs down colored. I pulled these kids and we studied and used the word 'blue' in another sentence, and they were soon feeling more confident! 
Did I mention that I LOVE the self-assess part of these worksheets!? :) 

Now for the fun part! 
Lauren has created a fun FREEBIE for you to try out some of these awesome pages like I did! 

Click on the photo below to download a FREE version of this pack!

If you would like to purchase the ENTIRE pack, click on this picture to take you to Lauren's TPT store: 

Hope you enjoyed learning about Lauren's fun sight word pack! 
Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your blog hop :) 

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Linky!

Today I'm linking up with Miss DeCarbo over at Sugar and Spice for Wordless Wednesday! It's my first time participating in this linky and I'm excited to join in the fun :)

Ok: here's my picture! 

Question: How do you organize daily activities, worksheets, and supplies in YOUR classroom?? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pin Up Thursdays!!

I found this fun linky on Buzzing With Mrs. McClain's adorable blog! What a fun idea to post and link pictures from Pintrest and share them with other teachers! Here's here directions:

Ok here are my 4 Pintrest finds!

What an awesome idea!! I use page protector sleeves ALL the time as dry erase boards, but the idea of using plastic plates seems really simple and easy. I will definitely have to try this.


We are working on the life cycle of a plant right now and this would be super cute to do with my kiddos! Not sure though if I could get them to taste all of these things without dip or dressing :) Maybe we would just glue everything down. 
Displaying kids' work with binder clips with their pictures on it!! How cute! Not sure if I could make this work, but it looks adorable! I would love to use something like this on my writer's wall. 

Using plates for a life sized tens frame seems like it would be so much fun for my kids! I definitely plan to use this next year when I introduce tens frames to my kiddos.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to link up on Mrs. McClain's blog for some pintrest fun. :) 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Facebook Free For All!!

I am SO excited to be participating in my first Facebook hop: the Facebook Free For All!! It's hosted by A Primary Gal

If you click on the picture below, you can start on her "map" to ALL of the awesome freebies!! Each Facebook page that's participating has a freebie on the top of their pages!

My freebie that I'm offering is a preview of my NEW Sight Word Printables Pack!!
Click on the picture below to go to MY Facebook page! 

You can grab the COMPLETE Sight Word Printables Pack in my TPT STORE!! 

Have a great Friday!!