Saturday, October 12, 2013

Leaf Man

Fall is my favorite season.  Cooler air, colorful leaves, Harvest festivals, pumpkin patches, and more!  So, to welcome fall in South Alabama, we read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert.  
Thanks to some great moms & some fantastic 6th grade helpers, the pieces for our leaf men were cut (the kids could have done the cutting, but this year I have several children with fine motor troubles, and our leaf man was a lot of cutting!

Next week our marvelous moms are going to hang our leaf men from the hall ceiling and finish making some cute trees down the kindergarten hallway.  Once the fall hall is completed, our nocturnal animals will join the fun.

I’ll share photos & a pattern of our leaf man later…I left my camera and my leaf man pattern at school.  I can tell you he has an acorn head, and a leaf body.  The arms & legs are smooth sided leaf shapes, the hands are a cute leaf shape, and the feet are more acorns.  We add wiggle eyes and a paper acorn shape for the nose.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Curtain Call Ending Sounds

I seem to have more students having trouble hearing sounds this year.  So I started work on some literacy activities that can be used to develop listening to the ending sounds in words.  I started out with just a few letters and sounds, but then decided I may as well make an entire set.    The set includes ending sound posters, ending sound sorting cards & a sorting mat, and ending sounds worksheets.  The set can be purchased as an entire collection, or purchased separately if you don’t need all the components.  I’ve placed them in my store at Teachers pay Teachers.  My store is slowly growing, but I’m getting the hang of making what I need for my students, and hope that others can use them with their students.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Candy Corn Sight Words

I love this time of the year.  The colors are vibrant and look so yummy!  So…what do you do when you LOVE candy corn, but you can’t eat any??  You make some cute things for your classroom.
I will have to get some file folders and cardstock because I have none at home, but here’s the plan…
I’ll copy the Candy Corn Sight Words file, adhere to file folders if I don’t copy the file onto cardstock.  Instant sight word game!  Check out my file folder game at Teacher’s pay Teachers.  Be sure to let me know what you think!

 Candy Corn Numbers will certainly add a sweetness to our math stations!  Click on the link below to head on over to Teachers pay Teachers and check out my store.

Number Fun with Candy Corn

And a fun fall activity for beginning sounds!
Fabulous Fall