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Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog
I am so excited about the latest pigeon book; The Pigeon Needs a Bath! I mean... who doesn't LOVE the pigeon??!!?? This may be my favorite pigeon book yet! My class and I have already read it over and over again! Here is what we did with it today. We made "dirty" pigeons, made text-to-self connections, and wrote to inform about pigeons.

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~First Grade Common Core Math Assessments~ ~Measurement~ My first grade Common Core Math assessments for Measurement are up at TpT. This covers standards 1.MD.1, 1.MD.2, 1.MD.3, 1.MD.4. There are 3 Assessments and a Pretest for each standard. Included in the packet are graphs for students to keep track of their progress on each standard and classroom graphs to track the whole group.

Spinner ESL Powerpoint (PPT) Games If you are the type of person who prefers to have games on powerpoint or as printable handouts, we have been thinking of you. We offer board games, powerpoint games and more for the classroom and one to one teaching. Mrs. Wills Kindergarten: Word Attack Strategy Posters FREEBIE You guys have been so kind! I have been reading through some of the nice things you have said about my little old blog... It simply warms my heart~Do I sound like I am 80 years old? Well, it is true (no, I'm not 80), your kind words really make me smile, so thank you! My district set out to create a common language for word attack strategies that would move up the grade levels.. We looked at many resources and tried to pick the simplest, yet most explicit language to help our students.

The Wise Owl Factory Some words sound the same, but are spelled differently and have very different meanings. Using the wrong word is easy to do, but it is just as easy to use them correctly if you study a few at a time. The following words are frequently confused and used incorrectly: Fav Picture Books Linky Party I {LOVE} books, so I got super excited when I saw Lindsey at The Teacher Wife hosting this.... Here are 5 of my favorite picture books that I absolutely look forward to sharing with my students. {It was hard to narrow it down!} Ok....so, I love all books by Mo Willems.

First Grade Brain: Scott Foresman Reading Street 1st Grade Roll and Read Fluency Practice for Units 2-5 I have finished the Roll and Read fluency practice sheets for Scott Foresman Reading Street Units 2-5 for first grade. I can’t wait to use these next year! “The Roll and Read sheets are leveled for differentiation: below level, on level, and above level. (These sentences come from the Monitor Progress section at the end of each week in the Teacher’s Manual.) A Springtime Activity for Sorting Consonant Digraphs I’ve been feeling like I’ve been neglecting my first and second grade teaching friends lately by posting bunches of early reading activities. When I purchased those cute little flower boxes at Walmart for the Springtime Vowel Sorting, I couldn’t help but pick up a few of those adorable frogs. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them at the time. So, thinking about what I can make for first grade, I came up with a consonant digraph sorting activity. Click HERE to download the free consonant digraphs pictures. Click the following link to download directions for differentiating this activity.

Earlychildhood NEWS - Article Reading Center We are always looking for the magic bullet, something that will solve all our problems. And, today this magic bullet for education is technology. It will solve all our problems! It will increase academic skills, reduce dropout rates, eliminate the racial divide in academic performance, and increase SAT scores. Weather I don't know about you, but after Valentine's Day... I'm brain-dead!!! The candy, the cards, the excitement-- I need my 3 day weekend! It's so close... On another note, here are some freebies I made for my kiddos during our weather unit! Here is our weather sight word reader I made, using dj inkers graphics, with the word this. Kindergarten Interest Areas Each day I work with children in small groups during our language arts block. During this time, the other children are engaged in activities that I've set-up in various interest areas in our classroom. I'm calling them interest areas because they are flexible and ever-changing in terms of purpose.

i like the ideas for phonological awareness. by pammers27 Apr 21

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