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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
When I saw Erin Bradley's super cute 4th of July papers, I just had to make something with them! I will be teaching the Pledge of Allegiance to students who will be learning it for the first time this year. So, I made these cute posters with Erin's papers. Click on the picture to get your copy from Teacher's Notebook, or click on my sidebar to go to TpT.
I love putting dots or small stickers under words on posters and on poems and songs in the pocket chart. When I teach whatever is on the poster, I use a pointer to point to each dot. Eventually, I allow the kids to come up and "read" whatever is on the poster, and the dots help them track the print and develop one-to-one correspondence. I added the dots to the pledge because we'll be saying it every day and it can become a learning tool!
Because I work in a Christian school, I also created similar posters for the pledge to the Christian flag. Click here to download!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
I just wanted to share a freebie that I recently added to my repertoire. Click on the picture to download your free copy!
I created these reading logs to hand out to my prospective students for this school year. I got to meet most of my students back in May, so I was able to give them this activity to do over the summer. Every time they read a book with an adult, they will color in a teddy bear. If they bring this in on the first day of school, they'll get a prize from me. I included two other versions of this log that are not geared toward summer, so you can use them any time!
This is perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kinder kids who are usually reading with an adult. We want them to be as excited as possible about reading!
Alright, I'm off to the beach! Have a great day!