Monday, February 8, 2016

Rocket Valentines Freebie ~ All Ages!

It has become increasingly more difficult to get creative with homemade Valentines for my boys.  I have one left who participates, and we have never purchased a store bought Valentine.  I was determined to figure something out.

My 4th grader and I went to the Dollar Store and looked around.  He settled on finger rockets and the "Valentine, You Are Out of This World" project was created.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Valentine Rhyme and Activities: Early Intervention, RTI, Speech & Language, 4K

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and this is a great time to focus on strong phonemic awareness activities.  I have made oodles of interactive activities including mailboxes, sorts and an engaging rhyme to "cement" all of these ideas!

This product contains:

Valentine Rhyme

 Concept of Word:  Print Matching

 Interactive Syllable Sort

Hands-on Sorting through "mailing" 
picture cards

 Same sorting with headers for your pocket chart

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Groundhog Day Rhyme and Activities for SLP, Early Intervention, Special Education & 4K

Our beautiful Kindergarten kids are on fire with their phonemic awareness.  I made a special craftivity for them next week.  Concept of Word, onset and rime, letter and sound identification and overall confidence of these kids is soaring!

I planned ahead for next week and we will be spending time with I'm A Little Groundhog rhyme & song.  Activities include:

  1. Concept of Word
  2. "gr" word cards
  3. Groundhog craftivity
  4. (2) gr blend roll and cover blending and segmenting games
  5. (2) - op roll the dice and segment/blend words game boards

I am really excited to surprise our kids next week!

Here are some cute books to add to your collection:

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sn Blends ~ Snowflake Rhyme and Activities for 4K, Speech and Language and Kindergarten Intervention Groups

Many students in our Kindergarten intervention group have significant speech and language issues as well.  It makes sense to target these areas as we develop phonemic awareness.

It is also best practice to keep activities engaging!  We have two Kindergarten groups with four students in each group for 25 minutes daily each.  They love these activities!

The poem is presented two ways. The first is in a written poem format.  

Concept of Word and print matching is crucial.  Kids have to touch each dot as they say the poem to practice this skill.
 Practice onset and rime using the snowflake cut-outs.  Students place one snowflake below the word for the "sn" blend and one snowflake for the rime pattern.
 Sprinkle in a little number identification using tens frames. For students who struggle greatly, use the snowflake manipulatives to help with one-to-one correspondence.

Dice games are amazing.  Roll the dice and whatever word matches has a marker placed over the top.  (We use sparkly pom-poms for this activity.) You will practice "sn" blends 18 times before you finish these  games!  These same games are also in my snowman rhyme pack.

Here are few darling books to integrate into this unit:

I would love to hear your feedback!

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