Back to school time always brings coconut trees and ABC’s to the front of my mind. It’s not because I love the island breeze, although I do. Back to school time is inevitably tied to the classic book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”, by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault. I can feel the delight that surrounds Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities. [Read more…]
By the end of July, summer fun tends to stagnate a little in our house. We need a little something to beat the heat and spark creativity. It’s the perfect time for Christmas in July! Check out these fun Christmas in July craft ideas that are sure to bring a little Christmas joy to the long hot days of July! [Read more…]
Portable word walls are fantastic. They help make words accessible to students in so many ways. Kids are able to physically hold and the words or word lists and the words can travel with them. Many of the children that I have worked with over the years, have difficulty copying words from the board or across the room. By using portable word walls, children bring the words right to their work space. I wanted to create a portable word wall station that is quick and easy to make. While also being space saving and user-friendly in the classroom.
Free Long and Short Vowels Activities
Distinguishing between long vowel and short vowel sounds can be fun to teach! Identifying the differences between long and short vowels can be difficult for some children. If you turn practice into a game format, then distinguishing between the long and short vowels becomes fun! Thus, “Frog and Toad” the vowel amphibians came into being. Use these fun characters to create a meaningful reason to distinguish between long and short vowel sounds. Grab these free long and short vowels activities here!
Frog and Toad Container Creations
Create your own set of Frog and Toad containers to use with a FREE set of long and short vowel activities. This DIY post includes easy directions to create your own set of containers. Head over to this post to grab your own set of free long and short vowel printables and hands-on activities. [Read more…]