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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pete the Cat Template for Rhyming Craftivity

We'll get back to Pete in a minute, but first I want to let you know about these events over at Teacher's Notebook. First, head over to read my teaching tip article...

Back to Pete...

I know I am a bit slow creating something for Pete. Everyone posted items for him last year!
I am going to try to get a ahead of the game! I just visited the Harper Collins Children's website and discovered that many more adventures for Pete are on the way! I can't wait to see what I can do with these...

This book seems like it will be perfect for the beginning of the school year.

My activity is based on the first book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes!
I thought I would create an activity that would review colors and introduce rhyming together.  Also, I wanted it to be something that I could hang up to decorate the room.  

My class last year loved Pete!  Many purchased the "I can read" versions of his stories to read by the end of the year.  I hope this project creates a new generation of Pete lovers that are motivated to read! Click the image to get your copy!

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rhyming Bridge Thinking Map Freebie

I have created another couple of Educreations lessons.  These are rhyming lessons to use with my rhyming bridge map.

 The second Educreations lesson is here if you would like to use it.


This bridge map has been a work in progress for a while.  The first time it did not line up at all.  After several tries, I believe I have remedied this problem. Unfortunately, there was no place for the "RF" (relating factor) in the revised version. Perhaps students can write these on the back or it can written as a heading for a wall display.

(print a copy, cut apart on the dotted lines, glue the two pieces together to create one long bridge map.)


If you're like me and unable to attend any fancy conferences this summer, don't fret!  I have been getting professional development free from the comfort of my couch by using the following resources from Whole brain Teaching.

 Check it out because I think it could be helpful to you!
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Syllables with Mr. Syllabot Freebie

Here is a short video demonstrating how to teach syllables using my Mr. Syllabot resources available at my TPT or TN stores. 

Here is a Syllabot Freebie to try.
Click the images to download each of the two parts.

Full project includes templates for the student Mr. Syllabot, 4 pages of sorting cards, large size sample cards to create Mr. Syllabot anchor chart.