Sunday, August 2, 2015

DOlch Sight Word Pencils Giveaway

O.k. , O.k, I have been just soaking up some summer fun and with all of this fun this poor blog has been neglected.  Well I left pool side and created a little project I plan on using these pencils with my small groups or in my centers for just one more learning tool for sight word recognition.




First, I printed them all out on cardstock and laminated each of them.



Next, I decided these could be used two different ways.  One way is to place them at a table inside a container and students could pull a pencil and write the words they solve right on the pencils with a dry erase marker or an alternative is record their answers on a separate sheet of paper.






The other way they could be used is punch the holes out and place them on a ring or use a brad and take them to use in small groups.  I have also found them a great tool to take with me here at home for "entertainment" at a restaurant while waiting for our meal.  Hey , I will grab any time to fit in some learning. :) 


                                                                 Giveaway!!!!!!

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dolch-sight-word-mystery-word-pencils-2004946
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For being a reader on my blog let's do a summer giveaway:  I will send two of my Pre-Primer sight word pencils to two readers who share /pin/blog/Facebook and leave as many links inside their comments.  So easy to share on Pinterest just choose a picture right here on my blog and you can pin it that way.  The more you share the better :)   I hope you will share.  Grab this packet on sale for  TpT's Huge back to school sale. 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Teaching-Bug

Thanks,


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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Lowercase b,d,p,and q part two

We are continuing our study of lowercase p,d,q,and b.  After making our fun little masks here is something else I created to do with my little kinders this week.  If you want to pick up the lowercase masks head on over here.

                                              Stay tuned for another freebie!!! 
                                                                  ***Freebie alert****


I created these little dice for the kids to roll.  Very quick and easy to make .  Grab some cardstock and print.  Cut out and tape together. 










Next, we took our game boards that were printed out and laminated for longer lasting  .  My kinders took their favorite little fuzzies and used them as game markers and began making their way around the game board. 
lowercase letter p



After they played a couple rounds, I passed out this little handout and the dice rolling continued.  My kinders took their dice and colored the gumballs based on their dice  roll.  They were able to color inside the gumball machine or the kids blowing bubbles. 

lowercase b ,d, p, and q


We had a blast!  The kids had a great time rolling the dice and learning the recognize their lowercase letters . 


                                        Here is the freebie that was promised!!  Click on picture to head on over to get it. 










I hope you enjoy it! 
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sight Words-Dolch Primer

Throughout the year we work on sight words and I have found the best system that works for me .  This packet was created just for that purpose.  I evaluate my students at the beginning of the year and decide which level they are at.  We of course begin with the Pre-Primer word list and then move onto Primer if my kinders are ready for it.  Of course each child is at a different place or pace.  This packet allows me to differentiate to my little learners.

                            *** Free sample-stay tuned****

Before school begins in the summer, I would print out on cardstock these sets of letters and laminate.  Quick simple and ready to go with a metal ring.  These are used to evaluate my kiddos. 




Next, I use this sheet to mark off what words they know.  If you have an eager parent volunteer or a teacher assistant then this is a great task to give them to help you out. 



After everything is complete, I decide if I can group my students together based on their performances and then assign them their packets.  Parents get a letter sent home telling them what is expected by the end of two weeks (great topic to discuss at open house).  Then we get out packets and the children are assessed on the words.


Since teacher appreciation week is coming so soon.  I thought I would share the first portion of the packet.  Try it out .  If you like it then head on over and pick up my Pre-Primer set and the Primer Set.  First grade, Second Grade ,etc.  coming soon.  Just a little appreciation for my followers and great teachers out there. 

      Click on here for your freebie. 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ju6q2jethkkye1d/Blog%20freebie%20-Sight%20word%20daily%20homework%20primer.pdf?dl=0
 
 
Click on this picture to head on over to my store and pick up the whole pack. 
 
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dolch-Primer-Sight-Word-Weekly-Homework-1839800
 
 
I would love to hear some feedback . 
 

 
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lowercase Letter b,d,p,and q masks


Working with my sweet little kinders this year has been a real treat for me.  One of the areas we are struggling with is lowercase letter b, p, d, and q.  None of this is unusual for this age.  So, my little sweeties gave me an idea as we were looking at the differences between b and d.  We held up our fingers in the shape of letter b and d .

Next, I used that Ellison machine and punched out some letter l and o and we made a visual of our letter b,d,p,and q. 



One of my kinders said "they look like masks "  Well I said alright let's create some masks
 So here is what we did. 

Freebie for you coming:  Stay tuned.  :) 


I created and printed out this paper with the lowercase letters of b and d.  All you will need is this print out and some popsicle sticks.  For my students, to save a little time and help, they cut around the letters and then gave me the center to cut out the inside.


Next, we took popsicle sticks and placed a piece of  tape between the two letters and created our glasses. 



We turned them one way to see the letter b and d.  Then we flipped them over and made a p and q.  They were a hit. 

                                                      *****Freebie*****


Grab your freebie here:  (Click on picture below)



https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Free-Lowercase-pdband-q-mask-craft-1824127

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Egg-cellent Number stories

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Spring has sprung inside and outside of the classroom.  We just had a great egg hunt on the last day before Spring Break.  Well we have a TON of eggs left over so I snagged a few and figured out a way to use them to work on our NUMBER STORIES .  My littlest is working on this skill here at home so I figured I would make it fun.
                                            ****  Keep reading FREEBIE coming*****
Here is what we did. 

 
I took 10 eggs.  Split them apart and numbered them 1-10  . 




I set them on the table like this....






We pulled one of the cards out and read the simple number story.  (FREEBIE ALERT)  We read the number story and grabbed the large part of the egg for the first number we read in the story and then continued to read and grabbed the smallest number and put the egg together.

                                      **Click on Easter Chick task cards
                                           for your freebie**
                                           This freebie covers Common Core
                                           and Virginia SOL 1.6


https://www.dropbox.com/s/fryrtp5rkskek1d/Blog%20freebie%20Easter%20number%20stories.pdf?dl=0





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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Currently with Farley

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      Hey everyone!  Linking up this month with Farley.  If you haven't linked up to her Currently head on over to do so.  A lot of fun and this month it is all about Spring.  I LOVE SPRING!!!  One step closer to Summer! 

 
Listening:  My pipe decided to leak in my wall so my family room floor and wall has been destroyed and a dehumidifier is running so there will be no MOLD.  AHHHH! And Easter dinner is at my house this year!  Oh well! 
 
Loving:  One more day until Spring Break!  CAN NOT WAIT!!!!
 
Thinking:  It has been a tough couple of months.  Two friends have been diagnosed with Cancer .  Praying for them.  Cancer Sucks! 
 
Wanting:  Sleeping in , going outside on warm days, and just relaxing are my plans. 
 
Needing:  My floor fixed and furniture back in its place. 
 
EGGS-plain your name:  My grandma called me Julie  Bug or Buggy and it is the reason my blog and store are named that.  She was not here when I became a teacher so I figured my name would have been changed to The Teaching Bug.   I miss her. 
 
Head on back this month and I will be posting a Spring freebie to celebrate Spring. 
Happy Easter! 
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Snow Time

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Today I am linking up with Mrs. Stanford over at her blog for Hump Day Highlight.  Every time I hear Hump Day it reminds me of that commercial on T.V. right now by Geico.


 
 

                                               ANYWAY!!!  :) 
Over the past two weeks we have been in school for a total of 2 days!!!  Can you believe it???? We have had some SERIOUS snow!  I like seeing the snow and watching it fall.  There is something peaceful about it....but this girl is not a snow loving I need to get out in it kind of girl.  :)  I am a sit by the pool with the warm sun on my face and swim to my hearts content. 
  With all of this time off , I have had some time to finish up a two packets I have been working on.  I love to incorporate across the curriculum activities whenever I can into my lessons.  These packets fit that criteria.  A little reading ...a little math. 
  We needed some practice in telling time to the hour and half hour.  These little stories are written for learners to read and then sequence the times according to the story.  They also have to identify the correct clock based on the wording in the story. Best part is No Prep for you just Print and Go.  Students will read, cut out the clocks and glue them in the correct sequence. 

Here is what we did.  My littlest learner read the story with me. 

Next , we cut out the clocks.

telling time passages Teachers pay teachers


And finally we looked at the clocks to identify the correct time and then went back to the story to sequence the times. 



Here are the packets if you want to head over and pick them up.  The first 2 people who make a comment on my blog along with their email address will receive the packet "Reading around the clock-hour/half hour"  from me as a thank you for following my blog. 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-Reading-Passages-Bundle-Hour-Half-Hour-Quarter-Till-Past-1734883

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-reading-stories-hour-to-half-hour-1734765


https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Telling-Time-Reading-Stories-quarter-till-quarter-after-1734833
 
Have a great Hump Day!  
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