Saturday, November 2, 2013

Turkey Fun, an Emergent Reader, and a Freebie

First off, I have to tell you about my "fisties" Halloween afternoon. I was so excited when the teacher who I work with (tutoring her struggling readers) asked me to help out with the Halloween party. I was thrilled. I prepared my treat bags, selected the stories I would read, and counted the days until I could enjoy a 1st grade Halloween party again.

I had all 31 children for the first half hour. We played the "Little Frankie" High-Frequency Word Game and they loved it when the Little Frankie cards came up and they could stomp about.

Then it was time for me to read aloud with them. I chose There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat.   Here's the picture on the front cover.

Just as I began reading one of the "little darlings" noted that I looked just like the lady in the picture!  SERIOUSLY !  I guess I better start thinking about coloring my hair and getting rid of the glasses.  But honestly, I wasn't wearing an apron or black shoes.

On to Thanksgiving.  I have replicated the Halloween A, B, C and High-Frequency Words Games and now have three new Thanksgiving skill-building games:

I have also finished my 2nd emergent reader packet.  The packet focuses on the "at" family.
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This packet contains an emergent reader, "Who Will Wear a Hat?" and 6 follow-up literacy center activities.  The activities include:

*Word Family ("at") Slider and Recording Sheet (Read It, Write It, Stamp It)

*Read the Room Cards (2 sets: Real "at" words and Nonsense "at" words)

*Spin and Cover "at" Game

*Happy Birthday: "at" Board Game

*A B C Order Work (at words)

*Scrambled Sentences and Recording Sheet

The packet also contains a chart listing all the high-frequency words, "at" words, and focus words used in the emergent reader.

Here's a November FREEBIE for you:  "Farmer Turkey" Number Sequencing.  Sequence by 1's, skip count by 2's, 5's and 10's.  Just copy, cut along the lines, and laminate each picture strip.  The children will sequence the numbers to discover the picture.  I also like having them write a story about the picture once they have successfully sequenced the numbers. 

Graphics by: Just So Scrappy Too and Scrappin Doodles

Click here to download the puzzle files.

Now, before you leave, please don't forget to head over to Bright Concepts 4 Teachers: and Primarily Speaking:
They are hosting a Fall Favorites give-away that will go live on November 2 and will end on November 9.  Hop over to enter for a chance to win one of two great prize packages. 

Have a great start to your November,
Granny (Cindy)
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  1. The "little darlings" always come up with funny observations of us, don't they! Glad you had a great time at the party!
    Conversations in Literacy

  2. You've been busy, Cindy! Thanks for the freebie. I'll definitely be using it.