Thursday, October 20, 2016

Freaky Friday Dollar Deals...Week 4

It doesn't seem possible that we are already at Week 4 of Freaky Friday!
Hopefully you have been visiting each week and scoring lots of 'spook'-tacular resources to use with your students!
If you are new to visiting...WELCOME!  There are 2 weeks left (tomorrow and next Friday) left for you to grab dollar deals this October!

How do you go about finding the deals?

1. Click this image:

2. Use the linky at the bottom of this post to find all the participating stores!  Click the first link to ALL THE DEALS or click each individual seller to find what they are discounting for that day!

Some of the sellers are using Instagram to highlight their product and are using the hashtag #freakyfridaypegs
to link the deals together, but you won't find ALL the deals this way!

So what will you find from me this week?
A BRAND NEW PRODUCT for Election Day:

If you have used some of my other Early Emergent Reader Packs (as seen below)

 you know that each pack comes with:
*an easy-to-prep book that has 'touch points' for students to touch which encourages 1:1 correspondence
*Word cards for sentence building in a pocket chart
*Word & Picture cards for sentence building in a pocket chart/aids reading of harder words

This pack has all of those components themed around Election Day!
Since this year everyone will be talking about the election, this pack provides a way to talk about it with your earliest readers!

Here is a glimpse of what is included:

(Election Day themed books included in the picture are not part of the download.)

And let's take a closer look!

Use the word and picture cards to build sentences the students will see in the book:

Build sentences for your students to read, or have them build it after hearing you dictate the sentence.

Provide all the word/picture cards to have students change out words to make new sentences

The pack provides a reading pointer 'topper' that matches the book's touch points.
Simply print it on cardstock (I chose red and blue to match the 'theme') and attach it to either a pencil, dowel, ruler/yardstick or even tape it on top of a pointer you already have for this activity!

Have students use the pointer when reading the sentences in the pocket chart.

After students have practiced reading/building the sentences in a pocket chart, have them work in their own books!

You can select any number of pages to include in your reader.  There are different options so you can customize the books to what you want to teach your students!

To assemble the books, simply print the pages you want to include in your book (you can even make different versions for differentiation/enrichment!)

Collate the pages and send them through your copier on the 'collate' 'staple 2 sides left' mode.
Once they are copied/stapled, use a paper cutter (or scissors) to cut the books in half and you have 2 'ready to read' books at your fingertips!

Distribute books and have students practice reading.  Encourage them to touch the 'touch points' to remember to point to words while reading!

Students can take the books home to read or have them keep the books in their book baggies for re-reading and fluency practice.  They can even be brought to a 'ready buddy' event, used in guided reading instruction and/or used as a literacy center activity the week leading to Election Day!

A fun follow-up activity would be to conduct a class vote!
Included in this 
Election Day Classroom Pack is a ballot to use!

If you need another option for Election Day, be sure to check out this

If you are planning on talking about Election Day, this would be a great resource to begin discussions, cover vocabulary associated with Election Day and give your students reading practice!

Are you ready to find ALL THE DEALS for Week 4?

Hope you fill your bag with a lot of 'sweet treats!'
Be sure to check back next week for the final week of Freaky Friday for this October!
Until next post,

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Freaky Friday...Week 3!

I hope you have been filling your 'bag of tricks' with tons of great dollar deals the past 2 weeks!
Freaky Friday is BACK for Week 3!
If you are new to 'Freaky Friday,' here is how it works...

There are over 40 sellers participating each week...they choose one item to discount to $1 for ONE DAY ONLY (regularly priced $2-$5).

How do you find all the deals for the week?

1. Click this image:

2. Use the linky at the bottom of this post to find all the participating stores!
You can click the first link to find a list of ALL THE DEALS or click each individual seller to find their discounted deal for the day!

Some of the sellers are using Instagram to highlight their product and are using the hashtag
to link the deals together, but your won't find ALL of the deals that way.

So what will you find from me this week?

If you have used my Fall, Winter Holidays, Winter, Spring or Generic Sets of puzzles, you know how these work!
If not, you can find them on several of my blog posts HERE or see the pictures below.

The pack comes with 12 Halloween themed puzzles.  
There are 3 for 2-letter words, 3 for 3-letter words, 3 for 4-letter words and 3 for 5-letter words.  

It is 'ready to go' with puzzles using 12 words from the Pre-Primer Dolch Word List and ALSO has an editable set of puzzles so that you can make additional puzzles using words you are working on, spelling words and/or cvc or cvce word building using the 3 & 4 letter templates!

The directions on how to edit are included in the pack and there are 2 ways you can go about editing!

Once you have the word you want students to practice, simply print and copy the puzzles.

Students then cut the pieces on the dotted lines:

And then arrange them to spell the word:

After they check to make sure they are right, they glue the pieces and then practice writing the word:

From there they can color the puzzle:

Students can use the word in a sentence on the back for added practice and enrichment.
They can also build the word using magnetic letters that they match to the puzzle for added support and practice!

The puzzles also come in full color so that you can make puzzles for students to practice building with either before or after they complete their own puzzles!

I do have a few Halloween puzzles in my
but made sure not to use any of the same images as those that are in the Fall set!

All the puzzles only use 1 piece of paper- yet students practice building, writing, reading and using their sight word!
My students use sight word puzzles all year long as one of our 'staple' centers.  

Are you ready to find ALL THE DEALS for Week 3?

Hope you fill your treat bag up with lots of 'sweet' deals!
Don't forget to stop by next week to see what Week 4 will bring!
Until next post,

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Freaky Friday...Week 2

Did you score some awesome 'Dollar Deals' last Friday when we kicked off 'Freaky Friday?!'
Tomorrow we do it all again- but with 40+ new deals for you to choose from!
How will you find all of these deals?

Choose one of these methods:
1. Click this picture:

2. Use the linky at the bottom of this post that shows all of the participating stores!
You can click the first link to find a list of ALL the deals or click each individual seller to find their discounted deal for the day!

Many of the sellers on Instagram are using this hashtag when showing their deal:
but you won't find ALL the deals that way.

The sellers listed below will also be posting about their deals on their Facebook pages too...just another reason to follow and 'like' your favorite sellers!

So what will you find from me this week?

Columbus Day is on Monday!  Many states require you teach about Columbus and this reader simply talks about his role in history and the tools her used in simple kid-friendly language.

There are 2 different versions of the book to assist with differentiation within your classroom!

Here is what you'll find in Book 1:

And here is easier text for Book 2 (the images are the same):

It also comes with this 'comprehension check' cut & paste activity:

You can click any of the above pictures or this cover picture to find the readers pack:

If you need more Columbus Day poems, songs, activities and/or crafts be sure to check out one of my most popular products:
and this 'Count the Room' Columbus-themed math center/station/activity for numbers 1-10:

Are you ready to find all the DOLLAR DEALS for Week 2?

Be sure to check back next week to find out what will be on Freaky Friday Week 3's list!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Until next post,

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Freaky Friday Is BACK!

I know....I promised to be better at blogging and's 2 months later and still no new posts!
I PROMISE I have a ton of ideas to share (do you follow me on Instagram?!  I post pictures nearly everyday!)...but finding the time to upload everything and post hasn't been easy!

BUT I did want to share with you that the 3rd annual 'Freaky Friday' promotion is BACK!

***Friday September 30th***

Which means 5 weeks of incredible $1 deals on over 40 products each week!

If you have followed me for the past two years, you might remember that each October I join a group of sellers to offer $1 Deals each Friday in October!
AND...we have decided to 'get freaky' again this year!

Here is how it works:
Each Friday the participating sellers will select one product from their store to mark down to just $1 for the day!

How will you find these products?
There are a few ways!

1. Click THIS IMAGE:

3. Follow this hashtag on Instagram

4. Click the links to the participating stores in the linky at the end of this post and it will take you directly to that store's $1 deal for the day (it will be updated each week to the new product)!  
You can also click the first link- it will bring you to all the $1 deals of the day!

So what will you find from me this week?
Fire Safety Prevention Week is October 9th-15th this year...
Be ready with this simple book they can read, color and take home!
There is a color version, black & white version and a fire safety sorting activity!

It is normally $2.50...but tomorrow, as part of 'Freaky Friday,' it will be discounted to just $1!

It is in my plans for next week and I have them already copied, folded and ready to go!

Here are a few other pictures of the book:
Copy the book front/back 

Fold it on the dotted lines 

Students can find high frequency words, letters, practice reading with 1:1 correspondence, match pictures to words in text, etc!

Use it for guided reading/small group instruction, reading buddies, independent reading and more!

AND if you are in search of some more fire safety ideas, projects, songs, resources, etc. check out THIS POST!

Ready To Find All the $1 Deals for Week 1 of Freaky Friday?

Be sure to check back next week to find out what Week 2's deal will be!

Have a fabulous weekend!
Until next post,

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Editable Sight Word Puzzles

Last fall I created a set of editable sight word puzzles to use as a part of my literacy centers.  They were such a hit with my students that I decided to upload them to my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

They were really well received and I got many requests to continue making them!
I went on to make a holiday set, winter set and spring set!

But each time I would also get requests for 'non-seasonal' puzzles to use all year long!

I FINALLY got them done in time for the Teachers Pay Teachers Site-Wide Back To School Sale!
The Sale is 8/1 & 8/2 and everything in my store will be 20% off!
Use promo code: BESTYEAR and get an additional 10% off!

So about those new puzzles!

There are 84 editable puzzles in this pack!
There are 21 puzzles for 2 letter words, 21 puzzles for 3 letter words, 21 puzzles for 4 letter words and 21 puzzles for 5 letter words!

There are also color images that match the puzzles for you to use in a literacy center as a 'model,' added practice, early finisher, etc!
(I always had my students practice with the color puzzles 3x and then move to the black & white one.  If they finished early, they could go back to the colored ones for extra (fun) practice!

Here's a preview of what they do:

I have a FREE sample for you to download to try out this newest set of puzzles!
Simply download the product preview and you will get this puzzle for FREE:

Here it is 'in action':
Download the pack and follow the directions on how to add the letters you need to build the word you are working on.  Print and copy!

Have students color the picture

Have students cut the top half off and then on all the dotted lines.

Students spell the target word and then glue them to the frame.

They then practice writing the word on the lines!

For added practice, early finishers or for 'challenge' work, students can then use that target word in a sentence on the back and circle the word!

The 'generic themes' in this pack cover the following:
sportsanimalsfoodbeach/oceanfictional characterscommunityreadingcommon everyday objectsplantingtransportationoutdoorscampingfire safetypicnicschoolhobbies

Perfect to use all year long!

If you are looking for another great sight word center activity be sure to check out THIS POST where I show you how to use my sight word mini books!

You can even find a FREE SAMPLE for 'see' HERE!

And while prices are discounted, it would be a perfect time to check out my sight word readers!  I have been using these books in my kindergarten classroom for over 10 years!
The link will bring you to the SUPER BUNDLE that includes all of my books!
You can also purchase smaller bundles (Bundle 1 and Bundle 2) OR smaller sets!  The SUPER BUNDLE will give you the biggest discount- especially during the sale!  
Valued at $55, during the sale days it will be only $28.80!

Still not sure? Check out the FREE SAMPLER!

And here's a 'cheat sheet' on how to find what is in my store!

On the LEFT SIDE are 'Custom Categories' that will help navigate what I have available.

You can also use the search bar on the RIGHT to search in my store!

BUT there's more ways to find what you are looking for or to 'browse!'
As you can see the list of 'CUSTOM CATEGORIES' is rather long!  So be sure to scroll down!

The other feature is the 'sort by' that is located right below the four 'FEATURED PRODUCTS'
Click the down arrow and you can sort by Most Recently Posted (I LOVE this feature because I go to a favorite seller and see what they have posted since I last shopped!), Best Seller, Rating, Price or Alphabetical!

If you are still having trouble finding what you are looking for or having a question about a product before purchasing, simply click the 'Ask A Question' tab!  I am usually pretty good about responding back almost immediately after receiving the notification (as long as my boys are in a cooperative state at the moment!)

And best of luck as you begin another year of school!
I personally still have a WHOLE MONTH left of vacation...that 'June 26th' end date is not looking soooo terrible about now!

Until next post,

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