Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alphabet Glass Pebble Magnets

I recently saw that someone used inexpensive glass pebbles with stickers on the tops for alphabet activities for their children. So, I searched and found a great tutorial to some adorable magnets with letters and super cute scrapbook paper. I can't wait to try these this weekend. Here's a link to the tutorial. If you decide to make these, be sure to send me a link in the comments section. I'd love to see what others come up with, too!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Nursery Rhyme Printables

Thanks to Vanessa at PreKinders for the absolutely fabulous nursery rhyme printables! I can't wait to print these for our daily reading binders. My students are going to love using highlighters, wikki stix and whisper phones to read these rhymes. I love that they are simple and focus on the text. I'm shocked that they are free!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nursery Rhymes & Coloring Pages

This year I have decided to add a few nursery rhymes and fairy tales to my Reading/Writing units. It seems like so many little kiddos don't know a lot of rhymes that they can recite from memory and I thought this might help.

I stumbled across the following sites and they have lots of printables. I was specifically looking for a printable for The Three Little Kittens for our Reading Binders, but thought some of these were cute, too.

Coloring Pages

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Counting 11-20

Last year I attended a math workshop at our nearest Regional Professional Development Center and we were discussing how many students have difficulty learning the numbers 11-19, specifically. The presenter was kind enough to research a few things and she came up with this book for 11-20. I hope it will come in handy for some of you, too. If you aren't already a member, you can sign up for a free 7 day trial to print the booklet.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Printable Alphabet Sounds Photo Cards from Lakeshore

I love using real pictures when teaching Kdg. students. I adore cutesy graphics, but find that real photos are typically easier to identify. These freebies from Lakeshore would be a wonderful resource for parents, too.

Reading Strategies Cards

I just found these reading strategies cards at Pre-K Pages. I plan to print them to use in our book boxes. I may not even cut them apart.