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Although I made the books many years ago, most of the logos are still popular today. If you would like the books I made, just click on both photos above. Each one will take you to a different book.
Another popular environmental print station is my cereal box puzzles. I just save the box, cut off the front cover, cut it into puzzle pieces and store them in baggies. My students love helping each other put them back together. Some are easy and some are hard, but, they're always fun to do.
I have been working really hard on two new products this summer and I am happy to say that they are both done and ready to be purchased at my teaching store. The first one is all about learning letter sounds using Jack Hartman's song Learning Letter Sounds. If you haven't heard this song yet, you can find it on his "Shake, Rattle and Read" and I've Got Music In Me" CDs. Here is a little video of the song.
My students love to sing this song every single day. I have a poster hanging, and the leader of the day points to the pictures as the whole class sings the song. This is the poster I used to use:
This year, I made a cuter poster and some other activities for my students to complete at stations. Here is a preview of what's included in my Letter Sounds Activity Pack:
It contains a large poster, with the cutest clip art, an individual letter sounds chart for the children to use when writing and to take home to help them complete homework assignments, as well as, help them remember the words to the song so they can sing it at home, a letter sounds book, flashcards, and a memory game. I am really looking forward to using all these activities all year long. I'm even going to have my first graders start the year with the book and memory game. In kindergarten, we'll work our way up to that. If you are interested in purchasing these activities, just click on the image for more information.
My other creation, that I am very proud of, is my Introduction to Writer's Workshop Activity Pack. Here is what it looks like:
This unit was created to help us launch our Writer's Workshop program. I feel very strongly that the children should be introduced to the proper Writer's Workshop vocabulary from day 1. This unit contains every single vocabulary word you can possibly think of and more! 102 words, to be exact! I am going to have a Writer's Workshop vocabulary word wall because I think visual displays are incredibly helpful and my students will appreciate seeing these words hanging and I will be able to refer them to the word wall if they forget a word. The unit also contains activities to get our students to think about why they love to write. It has a large tree map display, an individual tree map for the students to fill out, differentiated writing webs about why they love Writer's Workshop, stationary, a trivia game, goal setting sheets, and more. I am so excited about these activities and can't wait to introduce them to my writers! Click on the preview if you are interested in purchasing this activity.
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Sorry about the long post! I sure had a lot to say! Thanks for listening!