Friday, March 25, 2011

Sight Word Highway (freebie)

Yet another word work idea from Mrs. Morrow's that I tweaked. 

Print and laminate some highway letters.  I got mine from here.  I actually printed mine two per page so I would have double of some of the letters.  Have the students build a sight word and then drive their car over the sight word highway they built.  After driving, they record their words on this sheet; although you could skip this step.

Have you had enough yet?  : )

Link a Sentence (freebie)

Here is another activity similar to the last one from Mrs. Morrow

Print and laminate the word cards on cardstock.

Have the students build sentences using the words and linking them together with plastic links.

I am also going to leave some blank cards and a dry erase marker so if they need to write a different word they can.

Link a Word (freebie)

Here is another activity from Mrs. Morrow

Print and laminate the letter cards on cardstock.  I printed two sets so there will double letters if needed.

Have the students pick a word from the word wall and build the word by linking the letters together with plastic links.  Then they record their word on the recording sheet.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Popcorn Word Bottles (freebie)

Another activity that Mrs. Morrow sent to me.  I found some different clipart and inserted my words. 

To make them, I copied these popcorn words and laminated them.  I would recommend putting the words on both sides of the picture because it can be difficult to get it turned just right to see the words.  I put them into water bottles filled with corn kernels.  I wrote the number on the lid of the bottle and superglued them shut.

**UPDATE - I actually found that the "Naked" juice bottles are awesome for this (and incredibly yummy).  I also switched to popped popcorn to make it be less noisy when they shake the bottles.
The students color in each word as they find it in the bottle and record them on the lines.

As always, let me know if you would like the publisher version.

Sight Word Hangman (freebie)

Mrs. Morrow posted some great popcorn word ideas on her blog.  She was nice enough to email me some of the templates and allow me to tweak them and share them with you.  So here is the first of hopefully many popcorn word activities.

I attached this to a file folder and laminated it for durability.  I am having my students use dry erase markers to trace over the body part on the person, cross out letters used, draw lines for the number of letters, and write the letters in the word.  They are going to use any of the words on the word wall.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More Sentence Builders (freebie)

These are the sentences my kids came up with during reading groups for the stories we are reading.  I figured I'd share them in case anyone else can use them for general sentence practice.

I See Animals on the Farm Sentence Building (freebie)

Here is another sentence building sheet.  I copy them front/back.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bookmarks with Level (freebie)

I made up some bookmarks for my kids.  I included a spot to record the level of books that are "just right" for them.  This will help them know what books to get when shopping for Daily 5 reading.  I plan to laminate them so I can write on them with a Sharpie and use Static Guard to erase when they move up reading levels.

(There are two pages of different pictures on the download.)

Label the Parts of a Fish (freebie)

We are starting our Animals 2x2 unit.  First up are fish.  The students have to label the different parts of the fish.  I made up this simple outline and thought I would share for those who can use it.  I do have the answer sheet in powerpoint form if anyone needs it.  I will project the answer sheet on our board so they can use it to help them fill in their own.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

More Writing Paper Version Requests (freebie)

I had some other requests for changes to the writing paper so here you go.

Here are both versions of the paper turned to be horizontal.

Someone also asked for just the reminder parts to attach to writing notebooks so here is a page with only the reminders.

As always if you need the publisher version for any reason, just let me know!

Another version of writing paper (freebie)

Someone requested the writing paper with lines to check off on so I thought I would post that for anyone else who would like it!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Double Check Writing Paper (freebie)

Please tell me I'm not the only one who is still having to remind their K kids to put spaces and punctuation!  In an effort to make them become better self-editors of their writing, I created this writing paper.  If you have any ideas of how to improve it, let me know!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

3-D Shapes (freebie)

I made up this book really fast since we are talking about 3-D shapes when we start back.  I will have the kids cut out the shapes anglue them on the correct page.  They will decorate the picture and write what each shape can look like (ie The cone is like a traffic cone).

If you would like the publisher version so you can add shapes, let me know.

I also plan to have the kids assemble 3-D shapes using the templates from here:

If you have any great ideas on how you teach 3D shapes, please share them!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What kid doesn't love computers? (freebie)

Here is another word work that I have for my kiddos.  They practice their sight word spelling by typing! 

I have the computer monitor attached to a file folder.  Then I laminated it and taped the ends closed.  I store the word cards inside the folder.

I use an old keyboard with the cord cut off so my kiddos can actually type with the real thing.  I included a printable keyboard in the download though if you prefer.

If you would like the publisher version so you can modify the words, just let me know!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Phone Secret Code (freebie)

Here is another word work activity that I put together.  I used the keypad (found in the printable) and glued it to construction paper.  Then I cut out a cell phone shape.  I added a plain white paper screen.  I laminated the phones and the sight word cards.  I put a dot of Aleene's Tack It Over and Over glue onto the screen (optional).  The students pick a word card and put it on the screen like they are getting a text message.  They record the word and use the keypad to figure out the 'secret code' that matches the letters.  My kids really love the little flip phones!

Here's a picture of what mine look like.  I color coded my cards to match my phones so if a card gets lost I know where to put it. : )

Click the picture for the download.

If you would like the publisher version to be able to change the word cards as needed, please let me know.