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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Build - A - Turkey Bundle and a Freebie

I've started thinking about Thanksgiving and couldn't resist the temptation to make some turkey graphics.  I "dismembered" the turkeys (sorry about that!) so that I could have the option to mix and match and make a number of different turkey guys and gals.

Here's a quick look at the packet:

These two little guys were put together from the various parts.  Feel free to "grab and go".    Just click on the image and "save as" for your classroom or printable needs. 

You can find the "Build-A-Turkey" in my TpT store.

Granny (Cindy) 
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Veteran's Day Craftivity and Literacy Centers

Halloween is around the corner and so is November!!! That means that Veteran's Day will be upon us soon.

I am putting my Veteran's Day Craftivity and Literacy Activities on sale from November 1st- 3rd.  The packet will be offered at a 20% discount during that time. 

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The packet includes:
  • Simple facts about Veteran's Day 
  • Book suggestions 
  • Craftivity (male and female veterans) 
  • Prompt: "Veterans are... "
  • Read It, Write It, Draw It- activity sheet 
  • Can, Have , Are - activity sheet 
  • Can, Have, Need - activity sheet 
  • What ________ Knows About Veteran's Day - activity sheet 
  • Write a letter to a Veteran- activity 
  • A, B, C Order - activity sheet 
  • Four in a Row reading game * Label it - activity sheet 
  • Move and Make Words - activity sheet 
  • Craftivity directions and pattern pieces
 I would love to give away 2 packets.  Please leave a comment along with your email address, and I will randomly select 2 followers to receive this packet. 

Before you head off, do be sure to hop over to Kimberly Ann's Blogaversary.   Live, Laugh, I Love Kindergarten is a year old this week.  Congrats Kimberly Ann and thanks for the opportunity to win 20 wonderful prizes. 

Have a great week and enjoy all those Halloween festivities.

Granny (Cindy)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A REALLY Fun Halloween Game and Freebie.

I was scouring Target and Michael's Craft stores for some last minute Halloween items.  I lucked out!  Michael's has all their Halloween items at 50% off.

I got these darling felt bags. 

They are perfect for Halloween fun and games.

Game Play:
The bags are filled with either A, B, C cards or high-frequency word cards.  The children pass around the bags and draw a card.  If they can read the card (or identify the letter) they get to keep the card.  If they can not, the card goes back in the bag.

There are 4 witch cards  in each Witch game, and 4 Frankie cards in each Frankie game.  If a child draws one of the witch cards, she holds it up and everyone in the class makes a witch face, witch hands, and cackles.

In the Frankie version, if a child draws a Frankie card,  he holds it up, and everyone stands up, puts their arms straight out, and stomps around like Frankenstein.

These games are fun and silly and full of Halloween spirit while engaging the children is critical letter and word review.

All four games are in my TpT Store BUT--- if you are a follower, just leave a comment and let me know what game version you would like and I'll email you a copy for free.  Please remember to put your email address in your comment. 

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First 50 High-Frequency Words

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Second 50 High-Frequency Words
P.S.  All my Halloween Craftivities are on sale 20% off this weekend.  Head over to my TpT store to check them out.    

Have a great weekend.
Granny (Cindy)
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Monday, October 21, 2013

Freebie: Some Silly Fall Images and Frames (Black and White)

I needed some fall images and frames in black and white.  Couldn't find what I needed so...I  "doodled" a few this afternoon.  Feel free to grab them if you think you can use them.  I'd love a short comment, just so I know if they are being used.

The file contains:
  • 2 fall frames (googly eyes; web in the corner)
  • A corner decor piece 
  • A silly bat
  • A silly spider
  • A pumpkin 

Click here to download

Have a great week!
Granny (Cindy)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Struggling Readers and a Freebie!

The little munchkins I'm tutoring are really struggling with CVC decoding.  They need practice, practice, and then more practice.  Unfortunately, my seven tutoring kiddos (yes, the number grows each week) come from VERY unfortunate circumstances.

Three of the seven are either in foster care or have been removed from their homes a variety of times.  The opportunity to practice reading with an adult at home is quite limited.  Their access to books at home is also quite limited. 

So.... I spent quite a bit of time looking for books just slightly above the beginning patterned book level. I wanted some thing that would:
  • Provide practice decoding CVC words and word families 
  • Provide practice reading high-frequency words in the context of sentences
  • Provide something could be taken home and practiced independently 

This order was harder to fill than I expected.   So I created my own emergent reader and five follow up activities.  Because the reader is my own printable, I was able to give each child his own copy to take home and practice.

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 The packet contains: My Bug Doug Printable Emergent Reader (and 5 follow up activities):

  • A Word Family ("Ug") Slider and Recording Sheet (Read It, Write It, Stamp It)
  • Read the Room Cards (2 sets: Real "ug" words and Nonsense "ug" words)
  • Spin and Cover Game 
  • Bugs, Bugs, Bugs: "Ug" Board Game
  • A B C Order Work
The kids had a good time with the story and by the end of our tutoring session were feeling good about their ability to read the book once a day on their own.  They also liked having a book to take home and keep. 

If this packet is something you think you can use, please leave a comment along with your email address so I can share a few copies with my followers.

And now for the freebie. Enjoy this fall number sequencing puzzle.  It come in three versions: Sequence by 1's, skip count by 2's and skip count by 5's.

Clip here to download the PDF

Have a great weekend.

Granny (Cindy)

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hootin' and Hollerin" for Fall - TpT Sale

I'm Hootin' and Hollerin' for fall with this new 51 page Owl-themed basic skills practice packet for prek-kinders.

Click here to head over to TpT

This 51 page pre-k/kindergarten owl-themed packet contains the following basic-skills activities:

    * Count and Clip Cards (pg. 3-6)
    * Upper/Lower Case Letter Match: Owls and Trees (pg. 7-16)
    * Roll and Cover:Numbers and die faces (pg. 17-19)
    * Read It, Trace It, Write It, Find It : Upper and lowercase letter writing and matching practice
       (pg. 20-26)
    * Count It, Trace It Match It;Number work (pg. 27-28)
    * Pattern Work (pg. 29-30)
    * Follow the Trail: Small motor skill development (pg. 31-32)
    * Shapes: Owl Craft (pg. 33-35)
    * Pocket Chart Rhyming (pg. 36-44)
    * Number Sequencing Puzzles: What's this picture? 3 puzzles (versions 1-5 and 1-10)  (pg. 45-51)

Be sure to head over to TpT today or tomorrow for their big 100,000 "likes" on Facebook sale.  They are giving 10% off and I'm offering 20% off- that a hootin' and hollerin' 30% today and tomorrow. 

Don't forget to use their promo code: FB100K

Also, If you would like a copy of this packet, leave a comment with your email address.  I'll be giving two away. 

Have a great week!
Granny (Cindy)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Halloween Blog Hop Winner and Clip Art Freebie

Thanks to everyone who joined our blog hop fun last week.  A very special thanks and shout-out to the wonderful bloggers who created and so generously offered their amazing freebies.    

The winner of the gift card from Target is Julie W.  Congrats! 

If you'd like a little scarecrow clip art, feel free to download my newest fall buddy.  Just click on the images below.

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Granny (Cindy)
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Trick-or-Treat Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to our Trick-or-Treat Halloween Blog Hop.

A "nifty nine" bloggers have gotten together to hold a trick-or-treat blog hop with lots of treats and no tricks.  Just follow one blog to the next picking up freebies.  We would love it if you would leave a comment or two along the way.

I'm giving away my Frankenstein High-Frequency Word Bump game. It covers the first 48 Fry's High-Frequency Words.  There are 8 game boards and 8 die patterns ready for assembly (words are already printed on each die).  The file also includes game directions.

Click HERE to download this 19 page game set.

Game boards

Die ready for assembly

After you've entered the Rafflecopter giveaway for a $35.00 Target Gift Card, head straight over to Apples and ABC's for Michelle's freebie.  If you have emergent readers in your class, you won't want to miss Apples and ABCs "spooktacular" freebie. 

Click on the image to head over to Apples and ABC's

a Rafflecopter giveaway. 

Happy October!
Granny (Cindy)