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Sight Words and Word Families Week 3

Welcome to Sight Words and Word Families Week 3 where I will be sharing with you some free samples of worksheets, readers and activities that you may find useful in your classroom or home. You can read about Sight Words and Word Families Week 1 here.  You can read about Sight Words and Word Families Week 2 here.  Week 3 focus sight words: is, it, like, my Focus word family: am (Click the photo to download the sight words and word family word wall. Click here to purchase the complete Pre-Primer Sight Words Word Wall packet and here for the complete Word Family Posters packet.) Let’s begin by looking at some sight word beginning and struggling reader booklets. By far, my favourite booklets are the flip books. (Click here to view them in my store, or the picture to download free samples.) Children are not only reading the focus word in context, but if you using the accompanying worksheets, your beginning writers can also practice writing a sentence correctly. These booklets are definitely going to boost your beginning reader’s self esteem when they see that they were able to make their own booklet AND also read it! Another favourite reading activity of mine comes from the Sight Words Fluency Reading Homework packet. I created this packet for beginning readers to develop reading fluency, but it will definitely help your struggling readers too. The next set of early reader books focuses on comprehension as well as fluency and is included in the Reading Comprehension Sight Word Readers (Pre-Primer) packet. If you’re looking for a simple but effective way to to practice each new sight word as you introduce it, you can’t go wrong with the cut and paste word work set. Another fun way to practice sight word building and writing the focus word is with the Sight Words Build a Word booklets. For those kiddos who need handwriting practice as well as writing and reading and the sight word in context, you should check out my Sight Words Handwriting Book. If your kiddos are ready to tackle guided sentence writing, then this cut and paste sentence worksheet might be helpful. While booklets and worksheets are all necessary tools for teaching early reading skills, I am a big believer in hands-on activities. Building bricks are big hit in our home – in fact, all my kids (including my son in the 8th grade) play on daily basis with their Legos. So yep, I went along and created... read more

Back to School SALE 2018

  Well, it’s that time of year again! To help you all prepare for back to school, TpT is throwing a site wide sale August 1st and 2nd. My entire store will be 25% off during these two days. I also have the most amazing BUNDLE DEALS you won’t want to miss out on! They are going to be discounted at less than 50% during these two days. (If you’re in love with the cute image drawn by Kari Bolt, be sure to follow her on Facebook by clicking here!) I will also be hosting some GIVEAWAYS on my Facebook page during the first day of the sale. Please follow me to get the chance to win the following items: Happy SALE! – Lavinia Click to view my TpT store Click to follow me on Facebook Click to check out my... read more

Community Helpers Preschool Centers

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Community Helpers Preschool Centers packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Community Helpers Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. Samples have not been included for all activities. To purchase the complete Community Helpers Preschool Centers packet, please click here! Community Helpers Preschool Centers The Community Helpers Preschool Centers packet contains a collection of printable activities for use with children in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Prep). Contents and Directions for Use Following is an outline of the activities included in this unit and suggestions for preparation and use. 1. Community helper and vehicle write and wipe pre-writing tracing practice (3 pages) To prepare the pre-writing tracing page for use, print and then laminate it for durability. Using a white board (dry-erase) marker, children are required to trace the path on the page. Alternatively, you can glue some sand on the tracing path and have your kiddos trace along with their finger, or get them to place small beads along the path. 2. Firefighter upper and lower case letter match (3 pages) To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces. The aim of this activity is for children to match the upper and lower case letters. 3. Library beginning sounds match (13 pages) To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces. Attach clear 4 velcro dots to each bookcase and to the backs of each book. The aim of this activity is for children to match the beginning sound pictures to the correct bookcase. 4. Community helper syllables (3 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. Provide children with some small clothes pegs. The aim of this activity is for children to identify the number of syllables for each picture and show their answer by clipping a peg on the corresponding number on the card. 5. Detective CVC word match (4 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them out. The aim of this activity is for children to match the CVC word on the detective’s hat to the magnifying glass with the correct picture. 6. Police car rhyming words match (4 pages) To prepare... read more

Summer Preschool Centers

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Summer Preschool Centers packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Summer Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. Samples have not been included for all activities. To purchase the complete Summer Preschool Centers packet, please click here! Summer Preschool Centers The Summer Preschool Centers packet contains a collection of printable activities for use with children in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Prep). Contents and Directions for Use Following is an outline of the activities included in this unit and suggestions for preparation and use. 1. Watermelon fine motor practice mat To prepare the mat for use, print and then laminate it for durability. You will need to supply children with pom-poms, gems, beads, beans or any other small objects that will fit inside the circles. The aim of this activity is for children to place a small object in each of the circles. 2. Summer write and wipe alphabet tracing cards To prepare the cards for use, print and then laminate them for durability. Cut the cards apart along the dashed lines. The cards can be kept together in a book-like format by making a hole in the top of each card with a hole punch and securing together with a key ring or pipe-cleaner. Provide children with dry-erase (whiteboard) markers and encourage them to trace the letters on each card several times, following the directional arrows to ensure correct letter formation is learnt. 3. Shells beginning sounds match (26 pages) To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces. The aim of this activity is for children to match the lower case letter and beginning sound picture on the shells to the bucket that displays the matching upper case letter. 4. Summer syllables (2 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. Provide children with some small pet-themed objects, such as bottle caps with animal stickers on top, paw-print buttons, clothes pegs with paw-prints glued on the end, etc. The aim of this activity is for children to identify the number of syllables in each picture and represent their findings by covering the corresponding number on the card. 5. Popsicle word family sort (2 pages) To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability... read more

Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here! Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten The Spring Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet contains a collection of games and activities intended for use in centers and small groups with children in Kindergarten (Prep). Each activity includes a center label that can be printed and placed on the front of your storage device. Also included are “I can” center instructions to help children remember what to do. I have included a recording page at the end of each activity in order to have evidence of each child’s work. Directions for use 1. Spring write & wipe alphabet To prepare the cards for use in a write and wipe center, print, laminate them, and then cut them apart. The intention of this activity is for children to practice correct letter formation with a dry-erase marker. The cards can be kept in a book-like format by making a hole in the top left corner and securing together with a key ring or a pipe-cleaner. 2. Spring clip the syllables To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. Household pegs, or other small clipping items such as unused hair clips or paper clips, can be used for this activity. The aim is for children to identify the number of syllables in each word and clip the circle with the correct answer. 3. Butterfly upper and lower case letter match To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to find the two butterfly halves that make an upper and lower case letter match. 4. Birds and birdhouse beginning sounds sort To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to sort the birds to the birdhouse with the correct beginning sound. 5. Bees and beehive ending sounds sort To prepare this activity for use, print the cards, laminate them and then cut them apart. The aim is for children to sort the bees to the beehive with the correct ending sound. 6. Spring clip the beginning blend Print, laminate and cut... read more

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