Halloween Rhyming

Monday, October 29, 2018

Who doesn't love a good play on words!??!  This pack is one of my favorites!!!!  It's focus is completely on rhyming words/word families and it's called...
wait for it.... Franken Rhyme!!!  It's the perfect time of year to pull it out and my students had a blast with it today!!

Halloween rhyming


During reading groups we worked on word families/rhyming.  I filled this adorable Target Dollar Spot bucket with word family cards and had larger cards for the sorting.  My students pulled the cards out, read them, decided where they would go for the sort and either read another word that rhymed with it or came up with another word that would rhyme with it.  They had a blast!!!!

Halloween rhyming
She was so excited she closed her eyes to choose her cards!

Halloween rhyming

Halloween rhyming

Halloween rhyming

Halloween rhyming

Halloween rhyming
These are more fun activities you can find in this pack!

Their smiles say it all...you can grab it here!

Halloween rhyming

If you are just wanting to reinforce word families and rhyming words in October this is perfect  OR if you are looking for more fun center activities with a bit of an academic focus for a Halloween party this is PERFECT!!!  
Thought I would just leave you with this....

halloween teacher meme


Hahaha,
 take care my friends!!!
xo,





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Pumpkin Ideas in the Primary Classroom

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


adjective pumpkin lesson




Fall is my favorite season....definitely NOT for the Pumpkin Spice....not a fan of pumpkin!!

pumpkins in primary

But I love bringing out the sweaters and boots and scarves...it's all about the fashion for me. 

But seriously I wanted to share some fun pumpkin/fall ideas you can use in your classroom that have worked in mine for years.

First of all, pumpkins and adjectives naturally just go together right?!?!  I always introduce adjectives with a pumpkin and it lends itself to candy corn too which I'll share in a sec.

So, how do I incorporate pumpkins with adjectives you ask??!?!  I always buy a pumpkin and we brainstorm adjectives and I write them on the pumpkin with a sharpie...I usually include inside adjective traits and outside ones... as you'll see below:


adjectives lesson with pumpkins

So as you can see first I divide the pumpkin in 1/2 like the picture shows and then I write inside on one side and outside on the other side.  If you are also teaching character traits you could write internal and external on it as well.


adjective lesson and pumpkins


adjective lesson and pumpkins

I created this pumpkin printable to go along with my pumpkin and my students wrote right along with me.  If you are interested in the pumpkin adjective freebie paper like above you can find it here.


adjective pumpkin lesson



adjective pumpkin lesson

My students have a much better understanding of adjectives after this and it's a fun display to keep up all month as well.


adjective pumpkin lesson

Now onto candy corn...
candy corn adjective lesson
Now I always do this lesson in October as well...this is an oldie but a goodie.  I create an oversized candy corn...YES I know my colors are out of order but I didn't want to redo it..haha 
We fill in the middle with adjectives to describe Halloween and then hang it up for the month as a display.


candy corn adjective lesson

Here's one from several years ago.  ( Done correctly with the colors might I add )


candy corn adjective freebie

If you want to recreate this for your own classroom I have this freebie you can grab it :  here 




I hope you love these Fall adjective ideas and with the freebies included you can try them out right away in your own classroom.  Thanks for joining me here every week for my series:  



As always you can find me on Facebook and Instagram...don't forget every Sunday night you can find tips and tricks on my Instastory called Sunday Night Snippets.  I'd love to see you there each week.  
Happy teaching my friends,
xo,


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Phonics Engagement Made Easy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Y'all let me tell you....this activity brings #allthefeels - I have parents emailing me telling me their children can't stop talking about the Hulk hands and how much fun they are having at school!


sight word games



  I found these this summer on Amazon and had to order them!  You can find them : here... 






There are a few options with these fun fists.  My students love to play the punch out the sight word, or sight word fist bump game.  I spread out sight words and they find one they want to read and say it aloud.  Next they pound the Hulk fist on it.  After that they keep that word in a pile.  We take turns and play until there are no more sight words.



sight word games


sight word games

I even had to get in on the action....I mean they're Hulk fists right?!?!

sight word ideas for small groups



Look at this happy guy learning those sight words!!!



Another option is to add it to a word building activity.  We built words with puzzle letter tiles and then I asked them to find the vowels.  They would say the word they built aloud and then say the vowel and the /sound/ and then pound the word.  They keep asking to play this one.



sight word games


sight word games



Other option: build a word, find and 'hit' the vowel.  Differentiate by building 4 - 6 letter words.

sight word games

I hope your reading group time is as fun as my reading group time.  It was a small investment to make for this much engagement...let me know if you try it out.  Thanks for joining me for my weekly series:  

Don't forget you can find me each week on Instagram too for my weekly video series:  Sunday Night Snippets.  As always, 
happy teaching!!
xo,



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