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Crazy for Coconuts!: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Letter Sound Games

 I made this set because not only do my students need more letter sound and identification practice, but also because they LOVE "Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom!" This 16-page packet comes with 3 games: 
1) "Mixed Up Letter Match Up" has students matching upper and lower case letters. 
2) "Monkey and Me in a Coconut Tree" is a board game where students practice letter sounds. It comes with a letter sound example page if the game is sent home. 
3) "I Have, Who Has Letter Game" is a fun way for students to practice letter identification.
Your class will love these colorful games. Use them in your literacy center, for Daily 5 word work, or as a take home activity. 

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3D Shape Memory Card Game

This 3D Shape Matching Card Game is a 2 in 1 combo! Use it as a memory matching game or print the game out back to back to have each card show its corresponding net or definition on the flip side (this way to be used as a teaching resource). Instructions are included.

Complete Common Core Standards Assessment Bundle (Quarterly Packets 1-3)

This Complete Common Core Assessment Bundle (Quarterly Packets 1-3) is the handy assessment tool you need when assessing kindergarteners. Most testing in kindergarten is done one on one and this packet helps you be consistent, have a place for documentation and keeps it all organized in one place.

With kinder-friendly directions, included workspaces and all three themed quarterly packets, this bundle is also teacher friendly.


*Print Clearly is a parent friendly free font you can download to go along with the parent letter. (Optional) {Click here to download}

(Quarter 4 is coming fall 2011)

If you love this product, and your school or district purchase the multiple-license versions, we'll refund your purchase but let you keep your product FREE as a thank you for your reference. If you are interested in our assessment packets and do not see a bundle that meets your needs for the number of kindergarten teachers in your building or corporation, please contact us and we can work on a license that does fit your needs! Email for details.

This product is a single-license item for use in one classroom. We currently offer this product also as a 6-license and 50-license item. See KinderTrio's shop for more details.

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Calendar Pack (Months, Weather, Labels, Book Logs and More)

This calendar pack is so huge it was a close call to make it all fit! Not even publishers offer you a cohesive pack like this with matching clipart and customizable pieces so you can use it year after year and change it meet your needs. Designed to create a continuous look between all of the pieces.


  • Months of the Year (Half Sheet)
  • Months of the Year (Weather Graph Headers)
  • Velcro Weather Graph and Icons
  • Weather Graph Book
  • Months of the Year Calendar List
  • Calendar Special Date Tags (Saxon compatible)
  • Calendar Special Date Tags (Poster Board compatible)
  • Organization Labels
  • Daily Student Folder Labels
  • Monthly Student Book Logs (Read/Record)
  • Monthly Student Book Logs (Read/Respond) with Common Core Standards-based questions
  • Monthly Writing Prompt/Sample Labels
  • 100 Days of School Tally Mark Ten Frames

Additional Files Zipped to Complete this Pack (Microsoft Word Documents or *PDF):

  • Customizable Daily Folder Labels
  • Customizable Monthly Student Calendars
  • Monthly Student Calendar Special Dates Clipart (104 pieces)
  • Customizable Weather Graph Book
  • Customizable Monthly Writing Prompt/Sample Labels
  • Calendar Toppers Months of the Year (11”x17”)*

Product Length: 159 Pages



Book Logs Help meet Common Core English/Language Arts Standards:

  • K.RF.1.a-1. Demonstrate how to hold a book with correct orientation.

  • K.RF.1.a-2. Distinguish pictures from words by pointing when prompted.

  • K.RF.1.a-3. Locate on a printed page where to start reading with multiple lines of text.

  • K.RF.1.a-4. Demonstrate that the left page of a book is read before the right page of a book.

  • K.RF.1.a-5. Track text with a finger on a printed page from left to right.

  • K.RF.1.a-6. Track text with finger from one line of the printed page to the next line on the same printed page (return sweep).

  • K.RF.1.b-2. Locate a letter on a printed page within text.

  • K.RF.1.c-1. Isolate words within printed text.

  • K.RF.3.c. Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do).

  • K.RI.1.a. With prompting and support, answer simple questions about key details (individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information) in a text.
  • K.RI.2.a. With prompting and support, identify the main topic in a text.

  • K.RI.3.a. With prompting and support, describe differences between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

  • K.RI.3.b. With prompting and support, describe similarities between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

  • K.RI.5.c. Identify the title page of a book.

  • K.RI.6.a. With prompting and support, locate the name of the author.

  • K.RI.6.c. With prompting and support, locate the name of the illustrator.

  • K.RI.7.a. Recognize that illustrations (pictures, drawings, charts, captions) depict a person, place, thing, or idea that is in the text.

  • K.RI.8.a. With prompting and support, identify the primary subject or topic in an informational text.

  • K.RI.8.b. With prompting and support, identify key points (individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information) in informational text. 
  • K.RL.2.a. With prompting and support, identify orally one key detail (characters, setting, major events) of familiar stories.

  • K.RL.2.b. With prompting and support, identify orally two or more key details (characters, setting, major events) of familiar stories.

  • K.RL.2.c. With prompting and support, sequence identified key details (characters, setting, major events) of familiar stories.

  • K.RL.2.d. With prompting and support, recognize the beginning, middle, and end of familiar stories.

  • K.RL.2.e. With prompting and support, retell orally the beginning, middle, and end of familiar stories.

  • K.RL.2.f. With prompting and support, retell orally the beginning, middle, and end of familiar stories including two or more key details (characters, setting, and major events).

  • K.RL.3.b. With prompting and support, identify characters in a story.

  • K.RL.3.d. With prompting and support, identify setting(s) in a story.

  • K.RL.4.d. With prompting and support, ask about unknown words (new vocabulary) in a story.

  • K.RL.5.b. Recognize poems by the features (stanza, format, rhyme).

  • K.RL.6.a. With prompting and support, locate the name of the author.

  • K.RL.6.b. With prompting and support, define the role of the author in telling the story.

  • K.RL.6.c. With prompting and support, locate the name of the illustrator.

  • K.RL.6.d. With prompting and support, define the role of the illustrator in telling the story.

  • K.RL.9.b. With prompting and support, contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

  • K.SL.1.f. Speak to and respond to an adult in complete sentences.

  • K.SL.3. Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

  • K.SL.6.a. Understand what feelings are (e.g., happy, sad, angry, scared, anxious, excited, nervous, mad).


Sing and Spell Sight Word Songs

Meet your reading standards by teaching through song!

KindergartenWorks brings you 31 original song lyrics set to classic tunes that will have all of your students singing along - learning how to spell and recognize their sight words!

You can also use these songs to prompt students while students are reading and writing independently.

Included are:

  • 31 mp3 files (songs you can play on a computer or burn to a CD) of original song lyrics set to classic tunes
  • 4 pages of the sight word song lyrics (designed for teachers to use while modeling writing during interactive and shared writing experiences or for teaching specific sight words in isolation)
  • 44 printable sight word cards perfect for your word wall to match
  • 2 sight word chants (perfect for daily practice just like you do with an abc chart! 

Students will use these songs and chants to learn to spell these sight words so that they are able to recall more quickly and use more fluidly when reading and writing.

The sight words featured as mp3 files:

1. the
2. my
3. like
4. see
5. and
6. an
7. to
8. am
9. me
10. so
11. at
12. do
13. no
14. we
15. is
16. he
17. in
18. it
19. you
20. are 
21. have
22. can
23. she
24. up
25. go
26. here
27. come
28. love

29. play
30. this
31. said



Product Length: 34 pgs. + 33 wav files

Sing & Spell - Vowels

Teach your students about the vowels and introduce them to the concept that vowels have two sounds. Use this short song to reinforce this concept during your interactive writing and reading instruction. 

Make the most out of how quickly young readers catch onto concepts when illustrations are used. With this song, you can personify the vowels as letters with two sounds and help all of your students!

This product is a wav file (can be played on the computer or burned onto a CD). 
11 secs. in length

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I'm Bethany from Kennesaw, GA. I have been teaching primary grades for 7 years. I am currently a 1st grade teacher in Mableton, GA. I have experience in teaching grades K-2 and have taught Early Intervention and Inclusion classes. I have a B.S. and M.Ed. from Auburn University in Elementary Education. War Eagle! :)

Antonym and Synonym Concentration Game

This packet includes two games: Antonym Concentration and Synonym Concentration. Each game includes 26 cards / 13 matching sets.

Your students will love searching for Antonyms and Synonyms using this game. All you need to do is print each page onto cardstock or colored paper, laminate, and cut apart!

Student Behavior Chart for Special Education and RTI

**After purchasing, please see the instructions included in the packet. You may email me to receive an updated PDF version of this chart to suit your classroom needs. Please send me what time frames and activities you would like included in your Student Behavior Chart (10-12 activities work best). Thank you!

I have created this behavior chart for use with Special Education students and students who are on RTI for behavior issues. I have used this chart for both purposes within my primary classroom (K-2).

Special Education: This chart provides the student with a schedule of their day. It breaks down the time frame for each activity to help the student monitor his/her behavior and task completion. It also serves as an excellent form of documentation.

Response to Intervention: This chart provides the student with a segmented time frame for each activity. The chart allows the student to begin monitoring his/her behavior and encourages self-assessment for each activity. The teacher is able to view what areas and time of day the student is showing behavior problems. It is an excellent form of documentation for RTI. For data collection, add the score for each day and divide by the total number of points possible to get the percentage of time on task.

This packet includes an example of a chart with activities and time frames. It also includes a generic chart of activities only.

Time-Out Log for Classroom Behavior

Documentation is very important when dealing with student behavior. Use this time-out log to create a page for each of your students. Use a folder with brads or bind all of the pages together for easy access to your behavior documentation.