Sunday, April 20, 2014


Hi It's Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits and I am excited to bring you a big update on my Flipping for Phonics Pack!  I added 20 new sound cards to the existing 144!  To see how I use these flip books in guided reading you can check out this post HERE!

Next year I already have plans for revamping my guided reading area!  I seriously can't wait to show you! Is your mind on next year too? #teacherproblems

Part of the new and improved guided reading area will be a focus wall where you will find these cards on display as well!  Here's a look at a few of the 164 pages. 

This year I created this product to help my student warm up the sound and spellings that they had learned in kinder and with me in first, but it just exploded into all the sound spellings we could imagine.  I pull out different books for different groups.  The students beg to move on to a new book as they master the one before.   They also want to put them in their read to self boxes.  SCORE one for teacher!!
Another way I use these flip books is for the volunteers that come pull out kids and my own RTI documentation.  They are a fantastic way to be sure you are reviewing daily!  

If you need work work phonics activities to go along with your phonics instruction in reading I also have a big old phonics packet that continues to grow just like this one does!   It hits on the sound spellings my students and I are accountable for in spelling and our reading series.  I am continuing to add to it. {I also sell each one separately in my store too}

 Here we were working on R blends
I keep these in a 5 drawer tower dedicated to work work. Each day students choose a new activity that practices the pattern of the week.
Have a terrific week! 

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's a giveaway galore!

Hi Friends!  It's Cheryl of Primary Graffiti.  It's been a hot minute since I posted so I decided to pop in and say hello!!!!!

It's the time of the year where standards are taught and year end assessments begin.  To ensure my students gain the added practice on previously taught skills, I created a growing bundle of phonics word work activities.  Included in the packs: interactive journal page, centers, and no prep activities! each image below links to individual file on TpT.  The last image will link to the growing bundle.

If you are unfamiliar, the growing bundle will continue to have additional files added to the zip folder.  They will be available to the buyer at no additional cost.  However, as the bundle grows, the price will be adjusted for the additional files.  

Summer is on my mind.  I'm sure thinking about content at this point makes your head spin.  Mine sure does!  I'm down to 34 days remaining!!!!  At this point last year, I created a pack for an end of the year gift.  The kids were given a thumb drive with my Absorb Summer Content: Homework for Kindergarten Graduates.  In addition to the file, the thumb drive contained images from throughout the school year with a few digital scrapbook pages, and our year end slide show.  It truly was a treasured gift!  

If you are interested in the summer content packet, here's a preview....

You can see expanded images of each thumbnail in my blog post at primarygraffiti. The image above will link to my store.  I'm currently working on Homework for 1st Grade Graduates with the same formatting.  

In preparation for counting down, I have a cute little freebie I've made and used for the past several years.  The kids get so excited counting down with their ABCs.  Each day is filled with fun!
Click Images for Freebie

Although I will need a slight break before planning next year, I noticed many of you don't wait.  I have two files that I hope might peek your interest.

First, I have a year-round homework packet with calendars, sight word rings, and assessments available for kindergarten and first grade.  My goal is to start the 2nd grade calendar as soon as possible.  I must get through the social studies interactive notebook and swallowed a shell sub tub first.  I have a packet for Kindergarten and First Grade.  These packs have made my past two years a breeze!
Click image to link to my store. Click here to see previews on my blog.
Click image to link to my store. Click here to see previews on my blog.

Second, I want to share my Interactive Science Journals.  Oh my, they have been a huge hit with my students.  Their journals are simply outstanding!  I packaged the journals separately and combined them into a bundle at a discounted price.
 Click image to link to my store. Click here to see preview of each journal page on my blog.
  Click image to link to my store. Click here to see preview of each journal page on my blog.
   Click image to link to my store. Click here to see preview of each journal page on my blog.
Click image to link to my store. Click here to see preview of each journal page on my blog.

I've been working on and off to complete a social studies set.  It's so time consuming! 

So now for the fun, I want to give away copies of each unit above.  Each giveaway will be hosted separately to allow for more winners rather than one.  You are welcome to enter each.  I will be back on Sunday, here on this post, to display winners on each rafflecopter.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good Luck!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Handwriting Hall of Fame and Vegas!?!

Hi all! Elizabeth here from Kickin' it in Kindergarten! It's been awhile since I've hopped overe here to say hello. 
As you all are well aware, we need some reinforcement this time of the year. we ever. 
I put this guy up on Thursday and it has seemed to be the magic ticket. A little bit of a glitter on poster goes a long way {got the poster from Target}.

I am pulling all kinds of tricks out of my hat this time of the year. This is a way to recognize the kiddos that have been giving you their best work and to pull those babies up that need a little extra...push. It is amazing what it does for that student and then how it impacts the other students. They ALL want to be on that wall at the end of the day. I can only manage to keep up with it at the end of the year, but I'm sure you are way more together than I am and could keep up with it all year! 

It doesn’t always have to be the kiddo with the best handwriting that goes up there, but you will notice that students will start taking extra care. Be sure you let everyone up there at some point! 

I put my own little handwriting unit together, but you can create one yourself! 

I am going to be in Vegas this summer! Are you!?! Rachelle from What the Teacher Wants just created this group for the meet-up that will be happening while we are there it is SO ridiculously fun!!! The 9th may or may not be my anniversary {sorry hubs}. If your sure to join the FB group so you can stay up-dated!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Baseball Fever!!!!!!!

Hey guys!! Katie here from Little Warriors :) Spring is here and you know what that means?!?! Baseball!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Next week is opening day for many teams....including the Cardinals!

I live just on the other side of the Mississippi river in IL-about 30 minutes from St. Louis, Mo. I was born and raised a Cardinal fan. I love being one of "the best fans in baseball"!!! get it. The cards are my team :)

I've always been a huge baseball fan and have always done a baseball unit with my Kinders. Last year, I decided to put a bunch of my ideas together into a unit and I, of course, blogged all about it all!! Here is just a little preview:

You can find all of my posts from last year here:

All of these ideas can be found in my baseball unit:

And my baseball centers pack:

LeT's PlAy BaLl!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 24, 2014



   Hey! Yolanda here from Oceans of First Grade Fun! I’m on spring break, but I’ve been trying to cultivate some inspiration! So what do I do..I come up with some ideas for an entire classroom makeover for next school year. Isn’t that just like a teacher. I’ve come up with a strategy that I think will work well for me. If you’d like to see what I’ve been up to, or maybe you need a quick bit of inspiration too, then hop on over to my blog. Click the picture below. Have a great week!

Oceans of First Grade Fun

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Truly a Win-Win!!!!!!

Hey guys!!!! Katie here from Little Warriors.
Have you all heard about the "Xaivore Strong" Fundraiser going on????

Xaivore is a 2nd grade boy at my school who last August, was diagnosed with a brain tumor known as medulloblastoma.

He has since had surgery and 99% of the tumor was removed. He is now in the process of his 55 weeks of treatment. He had 6 weeks of radiation to shrink the remaining tumor and is now undergoing a 3 cycle multi regiment Chemotherapy process.

After the surgery, Xaivore had to learn to walk again. He now has eye problems and has double vision that he has to take muscle relaxers for. Through this whole long, hard process he has also acquired some learning disabilities. You can read more about Xaivore's story HERE at my blog.

Together with my friends from Blog Hoppin', I have put together a pack of 19 super fabulous products! For a small donation of only $25, you will get $120 worth of AWESOMENESS!!!! It's a win-win! You get a ton of fabulous products AND you're helping out Xaivore and his family!!! Doesn't get much better than that! ALL of my friends from Blog Hoppin' are so, so generous!!! You will NOT believe the goodies here!!!

You will LOVE the products in this pack!! Here's what you get!! Check it out!!!!!!!

Now, this AWESOME fundraiser will only last through this month!!! which means, you have less than 2 weeks to scoop it up!!!!! So, hurry!!! Go Grab yours now!!!! Click here!
Thanks so much for your love, help and support!!!!!


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