Friday, November 30, 2012
A Rainy Day
A Rainy Day tells the story of two adorable puppies who are sad about the fact that it is raining. The text focuses on the sight words: look, see, and is.
A Pig's Life
A Pig's Life focuses on the sight words: are, do, and that. The story accounts a day in the life of a pig with fun examples and illustrations.
A Musical Adventure
A Musical Adventure tells the story of a few friends who make music with items from their house. The text focuses on the sight words: can, you, and we. It also focuses on the phonic -ap family (i.e. tap, rap, etc,)
For more beginning readers check out this post as well.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I first heard about love locks on bridges on an episode of Shannen Says. The show followed her and her fiancee as they traveled to Prague and locked up their love with a padlock on the bridge. I must say that I thought it was quite romantic, and I had an urge to travel with my hubby to "lock up our love".
Luckily for out bank account, we might not have to travel all the way to Europe to participate in this amazing tradition. Master Lock is launching www.MasterLoveLock.com, a site that invites visitors to lock up their love—virtually securing their bond to each other and simultaneously generating donations for the American Heart Association.
“Padlocks have been recognized as symbols of strength and security for decades, which makes the love locks tradition such a heartfelt gesture,” said Rebecca Smith vice president, marketing, for Master Lock. “With the launch of www.MasterLoveLock.com and our commitment to the American Heart Association, supporters can make their own declaration of affection and in doing so, show others a little love by increasing our donation to a good cause.”
Master Lock is donating an initial $10,000 to the American Heart Association and will donate an additional dollar for every love lock created and sent through the new site (up to $5,000) beginning October 19 through December 31, 2012.
Sweethearts, family members and friends can head to www.MasterLoveLock.com and virtually lock up their affection for loved ones or memorialize loved ones on various iconic bridges throughout the world in four easy steps - no travel required. Visitors select a lock, choose a bridge to secure their lock to, and upload a private photo and personal message for their loved one. To officially lock-up their love, the customized “love lock invitation” is sent to the recipient via email. If your love lock is honoring someone lost, send the invitation to yourself for acceptance. Once the invitation is accepted, the love lock and message are posted on the site’s public gallery, securing this symbol of endearment forever.
For more information or to send a virtual love lock, please visit www.MasterLoveLock.com or Master Lock’s website at www.masterlock.com. You can also download an App by visiting your App Market. For more information about the American Heart Association, please visit http://www.heart.org/. Who would you lock your love with?
Friday, November 23, 2012
If you have a beginning reader at your house, you may want to check out these free leveled readers. Hap is Hot focuses on the beginning consonant H. It also features sight words such as: is, can, and are.
Hob Can Hit also focuses on the beginning consonant H. It also features sight words such as can, see, and is.
Fish Can Swim focuses on the sight words: are, do, and that as it tells a few facts about fish.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving Mad Libs freebie from My Sister's Suitcase ! I think it will be a great activity for the boys to do while we are waiting to eat our yummy feast on Thanksgiving. I bet it would be a great activity in your house as well!
Thanksgiving Mad Libs
Thanksgiving Mad Libs
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, November 17, 2012
I found an adorable alphabetizing activity with a Thanksgiving theme for you to use with your kiddos this week! This freebie is a color, cut, and paste activity that includes a Thanksgiving theme where students place Thanksgiving words in ABC order.
Thanksgiving ABC Order
Friday, November 16, 2012
If your kiddos are working on counting money, you will want to check out these free counting coins worksheets from Math Coach's Corner.
Counting Coins Worksheet
Counting Coins Worksheet
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Write a story about a young space alien who is separated from the mother ship when he wanders off in search of earthling friends.
What does he do?
Who does he meet?
How does he feel about being away from his family?
How does he adjust?
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Native American History video
Saturday, November 3, 2012
I am so in love with this adorable emergent reader from Kinder Kapers! Your child can learn about positional words (under, over, in, etc). while reading about Thanksgiving traditions with this fun emergent reader. It is adorable and best of all FREE!