Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Back to School Bash

We are linking up to give you some great back to school ideas, activities, and FREEBIES!  So make sure you are hop on through all of the blogs to get some great stuff!

I love to use "getting to know you" activities at the beginning of the year.  It's so much fun watching the kids make new friends and have fun.  I paired students up to complete this activity where they worked together to make as many words as they could from the letters in "BACK TO SCHOOL."

We also talked about personal learning goals for the year.  What did they want to learn about or learn to do that year in every subject!  

Click below to grab up the freebies of these activities!

You can purchase the complete packet by clicking below!  It is 20% off this week!

Check out all the other great ideas by clicking the links below!

Monday, August 24, 2015

BTS Survival Kit

I am linking up for the "Back to School Survival Kit" hosted by Mrs. D's Corner!  I was lucky to be paired up with Kelly from Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten.
Kelly sent me some super cute items that I can't wait to use in my classroom starting with this pad of cute scrapbooking paper.  I am always using paper like this to brighten up file folders, containers... well just about anything!

She also sent me some colorful binder clips and magnets... you can NEVER have too many of these!

This dry erase board will help me stay organized (I need all the help I can get with that)!

She also sent me this washi tape that matches my classroom!  I can't wait to find some projects to use it on!

Head on over to Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten to see what I sent to Kelly!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Techie Tuesday: Phonic Phil App

Phonic Phil (only available on iPad) is one of my favorite apps.  If students are naturally engaged by the app and motivated to learn they can spend a ton of time making words.  However, sometimes you want to make sure your students are spending their time wisely and are actually learning from the app.  Creating a recording sheet to go with an app is a great way to hold your students accountable for their learning during tech time!

Ways to use this app
*Have students record the real and nonsense words that they create using Phonic Phil. (Lower)

*Have students use the real words they create in sentences. (Middle)

*Have students create real words and use them in a paragraph or short story. (Higher)

Grab up these free recording sheets by clicking HERE!

Phonic Phil ($ .99):  No ads, easy to use and engaging for primary students.  Words on words families and blends which are great for K-2! 

Creating simple recording sheets to go with apps is a great way to hold your students accountable at any level!