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California Indians "I Have...Who has...? Roundabout Game
May
31
2014

Students will beg to review their California Indian facts with this fast-paced, whole class game about California Indian tribes. It also includes natural resources and facts specific to California Indians. Students can play repeatedly to reinforce concepts. Created for 4th grade and is excellent for whole group (up to 36) or small group instruction.
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California Missions-Family Feud Game
May
31
2014

Problem: How to make reviewing content fun?

Solution: Make it into a Family Feud Game!

Results: Even if students don't know the answers they will learn as you play! My students were totally engaged and really enjoyed sharing their knowledge of:

Mission settled by Father Serra
Products made at the Missions
Jobs of the Native Americans
Features of Missions
Purpose of the Mission Bells and More!

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Thank you to Not Just For Elementary for the Family Feud template.

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Beginning Sounds (May)
May
31
2014

Beginning Sounds – May

Includes beginning consonant/vowel sounds, blends, and digraphs. 

This is a 5 page beginning sounds packet for May. Each page has 6 black and white pictures with a blank box under each picture. At the bottom of each page, the letters needed for the beginning sound of each picture are shown. Three pages include beginning consonant/vowel sounds. One page includes blends and digraphs, and one page has blends. Students cut and glue the correct beginning sounds from the bottom of each page and glue under each picture.
Page 1: cover page
Page 2: car, ant, jar, pig, watch, butterfly
Page 3: tie, rake, bee, cake, sun, popcorn
Page 4: ladybug, fish, pot, net, turtle, caterpillar
Page 5: spider, snail, chicken, wheelbarrow, shell, grasshopper
Page 6: grapes, slide, gloves, fries, flag, plant

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Under the Sea: Tiered Reading and Writing Activities
May
31
2014

This under the sea package provides teachers with different options to meet the diverse learning needs of students. Tiered activities include:

ABC Brainstorming
Cloze Activity
Comprehension Activity
Cubing Activity
Student Reading Books
Dictionary
Checklist Bookmarks
Reports
Sentence Writing
Acrostic Poems

Answer keys are provided for appropriate activities. 

class book on dolphins and a set of fact cards that students can refer to when completing the activities is also included in this package. The fact cards look at crabs, dolphins, octopuses, sea turtles, seahorses, and sharks. In addition, there is a set of nine different anchor activities. They are all hands-on activities that require students to manipulate and match cards. The anchor activities include:

Vocabulary Match
Cut-Up Sentences
Parts of Speech Word Sort
Alphabetic Order 
Rhyming
Compound Words
Pronouns
What Am I? Riddles
Punctuation

Each choice board activity includes a direction card and answer keys. A choice board template is included that allows students to track the activities they have completed.

Credits:
Copyright © 2013 Regier Educational Resources

Secret Word Write the Room for Summer
May
31
2014

This is “write the room” with a fun twist! Keep students engaged as they write sight words, finding the “secret words” to complete summer-themed sentences. This set includes:

*2 levels of write the room sight word cards with 18 cards each
*1 EDITABLE set of cards! Just make sure each word begins with specific letters.
*5 write the room lists with separate secret words (in color and b&w)
*1 write the WHOLE room recording sheet (in color and b&w)
*1 write the room & make sentences sheet (in color and b&w)

CLICK HERE to purchase this product as part of a COMBO PACK and save $6!  That's like getting 2 of the sets for free!

This product addresses the following Common Core Standards* for Kindergarten and First Grade:


RF.K.1 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
RF.K.3c Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
L.K.1f Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
L.K.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
RF.1.1a Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
RF.1.3g Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
L.1.1a Print all upper- and lowercase letters.
L.1.1 Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
L.1.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

*Common Core Standards © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.


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A Silly Peek @ Descriptive Words Literacy Activity
May
31
2014

A Silly Peek @ Descriptive Words Literacy Activity

21 Pages

What a fun way to learn how to find descriptive words to describe what we are looking at! An introduction to concepts of printed words, oral language, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, letter knowledge, pre-reading and skill building. A fun addition to your literacy and language centers.

A descriptive word tells more about a Person, Place or Thing. In this fun literacy activity we look at pictures on the mats and choose up to four words from our word bank that best describe what you see.

Includes:  12 Descriptive Mats, 12 Word Bank Sets

Note: Easy to use, Print Cut & Learn Printables Set

License: Personal and classroom use only.

Enjoy!!!

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26 EASY READER BOOKLETS COLOR & B& W CORE CONNECTION
May
31
2014

26 EASY READER BOOKLETS COLOR & B& W CORE CONNECTION

158 pages

Each reader comes in color and in B & W. 6 pages per booklet and one for each letter of the alphabet.

This language set is perfect for language and literacy stations to use to reinforcing core concepts, kindergarten readiness and individual reading practice. This set is prefect for younger preschool children who are learning these new concepts as well as those PreK Children heading off to kindergarten. Concepts included can be used to introduce, teach, review and reinforce the basic early reading skills that are needed for kindergarten readiness.

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The "RFTS Preschool-Kindergarten" is running a SALE!
May
31
2014
Sale on 1 products!
Runs from 5/31 to 6/3
30% Off now through June 3 Cut-n-Paste CONCEPTS BUNDLE DISCOVERY 44 pages Includes 4 Cut-n-Paste Concept Products Cut-n-Paste ALPHABET: Sound it Out Cut-n-Paste SHAPES: Activity Chart Cut-n-Paste NUMBERS: Counting Items to 12 Cut-n-Paste COLORS: Discover
Write the Room BUNDLE!
May
31
2014

This bundle contains 15 Write the Room activities for a write the room station or work on writing center! 

**Save over 60% off the individual packets by purchasing in a BUNDLE!!**

*The list of activities will continue to grow with time. Be sure to download updates periodically to get new Write the Room activities at no additional cost!*

Currently:
*1 collection of write the room recording pages (25 sheets)
*1 color word activity
*1 alphabet activity
*2 math-themed activities 2D and 3D shapes
*3 animal-themed activities insects, farm, ocean
*3 holiday-themed activities
Hanukkah, President's Day, Valentine's Day
*4 season-themed activities fall, winter, spring, summer

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Pool Kids Summer Freebie (Commercial Use)
May
31
2014

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If you like this you may also like my new Pool Time Set! 

Clip Art for Teachers

You will definitely have fun with these graphics! Oh the possibilities! Just re-size to make different sizes for any project! 

Use them for personal or commercial purposes. You MUST provide credit.

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