Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hello Fall!

Today fall has officially arrived. I love fall! Here in Dallas we don't see much seasonal color change. It will probably be the end of October before it actually starts feeling like fall. This is the time of the year when I miss Idaho and its beautiful autumn landscape. Here are a couple of pictures I took of  some of my favorite places there.


For me here in Texas now, fall means time for the State Fair, the Pumpkin Village at the Arboretum and pumpkin lattes from Starbucks. And as a TpT  product creator and seller, fall means I get to work with tons of adorable clipart to make my learning materials for fall. So here is another little flip book for you, since flip books seem to be very popular at my store. I hope you enjoy them and find them useful.
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Happy Fall Y'all!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hide and seek high frequency words game

I believe that learning should be fun. If there is a way I can turn the practice of a skill into a game, that's the way we would practice it in my classroom. Today I will share a game my students enjoy. It's easy to prepare: print, laminate, cut and arrange the cards in a pocket chart.  When you are ready to play, hide one of the small cards behind a word card. The student have to 'find" the hidden card by reading the word on the card they think it is under.

For this game you would hide the fish, the polar bear or the floating ice block behind one of the penguins. The student will say "I think the fish is behind 'ella'. You turn the card over after the word has been read. Whoever 'finds' the fish gets to hide it and turn the cards next. It's an easy and fun way to practice reading high frequency words. If you would like to try it in your classroom click here to down it.