Sunday, February 1, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
I am so happy to celebrate my 2-year anniversary as a TpT seller. My store, Made For Learning, has been so much fun to create and maintain. I had no idea at the beginning of this journey just how successful this endeavor could be.
To say thank you to my loyal TpT followers and to my new blog followers, I would like to offer a free activity for Valentine’s Day.
This is part of a larger, priced product that has 6 patterning activities for the Spring Semester. Included are Snowmen, Valentines, Plants, Flowers, Easter Eggs and Butterflies. These activities offer practice with visual discrimination as well as opportunities for extension.
Thanks for stopping by
Thursday, January 15, 2015
How would you like to have a set of Task Cards that offer 216 different possibilities? This set of 12 task cards work with 18 different word lists (5 words each) that start with Dolch Pre-Primer words and end with 3rd grade Dolch words. Think how you could differentiate with so many combinations.
Choose the lists best suited to your group and decide which tasks best fit their skill level.
Each task card has a response sheet in black & white to keep a record of each student’s work. With a different list of words, the skills can be revisited over and over with progressive results.
And the monster theme is just, well, FUN!
Monday, January 12, 2015
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
by Kathryn Garcia
Nothing freshens up the practice of a familiar skill than using a seasonal theme. Making Patterns can be more than just a practice of AB, ABB, AAB, ABC order. Using the themes in these sets gives little ones practice with more than just colors and shapes. In some of the differentiated options, a good bit of visual discrimination is needed to know what comes next.
Add in another layer of primary skills with a color, cut and paste version for classwork or homework.
Keep an extra set of all of the cute pictures (thank you, TpT clipartists) for each theme to use in other ways. Make your own patterns, scoop out a handful of pictures and graph them, or use in number sense practice.
I have 2 sets of ‘Making Patterns” sets in my Made For Learning store at TpT.
Set A for fall has these themes: Apples, Pumpkins, Leaves, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Christmas set pictured here.
Set B for spring has these themes: Snowmen, Valentines, Plants, Flowers, Easter and Butterflies.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
by Kathryn Garcia
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is a staple in preschool and Pre-K classrooms, but sooner or later those little ones need to connect the written words to those body parts. Try introducing the words in groups (lower body parts, face parts, parts beginning with ‘h’, etc.), then practice with the puzzle pieces. Good place to differentiate.
Make up your own verses to ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’. How about…. ‘Legs, Ankles, Feet and Toes’ or ‘Neck, Elbows, Hands and Knees’. Have your sweet ones pick 4 body parts to draw and label. Or send your favorite stuffed toy (or real child) to the pretend nurse and put band-aids on the named body parts. Use a sharpie on real band-aids or print from the Parts of the Body packet.
Use the body words in a booklet with other sight words to make a fun take home reader.
Review body labeling with your holiday units, community helper units or All About Me units. As I am sure you know already, cookie sheets make great magnet boards.
Add the vocabulary word cards to your word wall and use them for your spelling and writing activities. All of these activities and more are included in this product from my TpT store. Click this cover page for a closer look.