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The Ultimate Phonics Bundle

How to use a word wall in your classroom

Word walls seem to be a staple in elementary classrooms. They are not only a great tool in the classroom to help build vocabulary and reinforce concepts like ABC's, blends, diphthongs, digraphs, etc, but they are a great reference point for students if they are within eyes reach. 

Creating meaningful experiences for our kiddos is so important, and one of my favorite ways to do that with a word wall is to incorporate the student's names on the wall. Actually, this is a great way to start the year off! During your morning meeting, pull a name word wall card and introduce the student to the class. Have the student put their name on the word wall under the letter that their name starts with. This is a great way to build classroom community AND squeeze in some learning. 

All of this to say, I want to share something that will help you create these meaningful experiences with your students, and will also give you some print and go resources to help reinforce phonics concepts.
Kindergarten and First Grade teachers will LOVE this Phonics Bundle! It covers everything from ABC's, CVC Short Vowels, Diphthongs, Blends, Digraphs, Trigraphs, Double consonants, Vowel Teams, and Word Families. It is a cute classroom decor set as well!



Deanna Jump and I have created the ULTIMATE PHONICS BUNDLE! This bundle includes several activities that will help you create those meaningful experiences with your students. 

First up, let's talk about what phonics concepts are covered.

Each concept has several activities. First up are these easy, print and go booklets. These can be printed front and back on an 8.5x11 piece of paper and then folded into a booklet. The students will work on tracing, basic sentences, and a fun word sort. 
Kindergarten and First Grade teachers will LOVE this Phonics Bundle! It covers everything from ABC's, CVC Short Vowels, Diphthongs, Blends, Digraphs, Trigraphs, Double consonants, Vowel Teams, and Word Families. It is a cute classroom decor set as well!

Next up are the pocket chart activities. Each concept has a pocket chart activity like this one. These are great for carpet times, independent work, or centers!
Kindergarten and First Grade teachers will LOVE this Phonics Bundle! It covers everything from ABC's, CVC Short Vowels, Diphthongs, Blends, Digraphs, Trigraphs, Double consonants, Vowel Teams, and Word Families. It is a cute classroom decor set as well!

SPACE SAVING AND INTERACTIVE WORD WALL
 If you are limited on space in your classroom, then you will LOVE this option! You simply small ring binder clip each letter and the vocab words together. You can hang these on hooks or put them in a container. And best of all – there is an editable portion as well so you can type in your own words to add!
Kindergarten and First Grade teachers will LOVE this Phonics Bundle! It covers everything from ABC's, CVC Short Vowels, Diphthongs, Blends, Digraphs, Trigraphs, Double consonants, Vowel Teams, and Word Families. It is a cute classroom decor set as well!

We've also included a cute poster set and wall cards. These are great for classroom decor and act as a quick reference for students during the school year. 
Kindergarten and First Grade teachers will LOVE this Phonics Bundle! It covers everything from ABC's, CVC Short Vowels, Diphthongs, Blends, Digraphs, Trigraphs, Double consonants, Vowel Teams, and Word Families. It is a cute classroom decor set as well!

Each concept has cards that can be used for pocket charts, small groups, and more! Everything coordinates in theme and is a perfect addition to your classroom d├ęcor!

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Kindergarten and First Grade teachers will LOVE this Phonics Bundle! It covers everything from ABC's, CVC Short Vowels, Diphthongs, Blends, Digraphs, Trigraphs, Double consonants, Vowel Teams, and Word Families. It is a cute classroom decor set as well!





100th Day of School Counting, Estimation, App, and MORE!

It is that time of year again and our 100th day of school party is around the corner! I'm not sure who is more excited...me or the students!

If you are anything like me, I am NOT - I repeat am NOT - a worksheet kind of teacher. Don't get me wrong...there is a time and place for worksheets. Students do need to strengthen their little fingers and work on fine motor skills. However, I prefer to get the kiddos up and moving as much as possible during lessons.

So let me share with your all the great 100th day of school activities we have planned for our Kindergarten classroom.

Let's make counting fun!


Check out some of the activities that we like to do for our 100th Day of school!

First up are these fun counting mats. These are simply print and go! They come in color and/or black and white. You can laminate these and have the students reuse them each year by giving them a white board marker OR print the black and white versions and have them color the images.

Your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students are going to love this 100th Day of School unit! Great ideas for counting, predicting, the old age app, paper chain station activity, printable worksheets, paper bags for all the fun "stuff" they take home, AND 100s day hats! This post has great ideas and a resource that can fill your entire 100s day and make it a lot of engaging, hands-on fun! Click through to get it now! {preK, K, first, & second grader}

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There are several ways to use the counting squares on these counting mats. We like to stack sets of 10 snap cubes in each square and then count by 10's until we reach 100. 

You can also use small manipulative's like beads, paper clips, or buttons. Make it editable and use different kinds of candy or cereal like smarties, cheerios, chocolate chips, etc. 

We let them choose one pile of treats (10 small pieces) after they finish all of their piles of 10 and count to 100. This keeps them motivated until the very end and ensures there is less snacking and more counting going on during the lesson! ;)
Your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students are going to love this 100th Day of School unit! Great ideas for counting, predicting, the old age app, paper chain station activity, printable worksheets, paper bags for all the fun "stuff" they take home, AND 100s day hats! This post has great ideas and a resource that can fill your entire 100s day and make it a lot of engaging, hands-on fun! Click through to get it now! {preK, K, first, & second grader}

My goal as a teacher is to incorporate hands on activities with my lessons whenever possible.

We do that with these prediction activities! 


First, the students predict how high the water will be after 100 drops have been added to the jar. Then they color in their prediction and use a dropper to count 100 drops. After they've counted, they color in the height of the water in the 'what really happened' jar. This is a great time to talk about some basic science skills like prediction and results.

Another tasty activity we like to do is give students a dum dum sucker and have them predict how many licks it takes to eat the sucker. They write their prediction, lick the sucker, and write what really happened. I've never had a student turn this activity down...lol!

After we do our lollipop experiment, we typically need a shake break. haha! Our last prediction is our jumping jack timed prediction.

The students write how long they think it will take to complete 100 jumping jacks. Then we time the jumping jacks, and they write how long it actually took. One hundred jumping jacks is a lot for a little body, but the kids love getting up and moving during a lesson - be it jumping jacks or our favorite shake breaks!

Your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students are going to love this 100th Day of School unit! Great ideas for counting, predicting, the old age app, paper chain station activity, printable worksheets, paper bags for all the fun "stuff" they take home, AND 100s day hats! This post has great ideas and a resource that can fill your entire 100s day and make it a lot of engaging, hands-on fun! Click through to get it now! {preK, K, first, & second grader}


I like to incorporate shake breaks between activities to get the wiggles out. There are several counting videos on YouTube that we use for this day. Some of our favorites are ones that count to 100 by 1's, 5's, 10's, and using pennies or dimes. Between you and me, the students have so much fun with these shake breaks that they don't realize they are even learning...mwahaha!

Paper Chain Station Activity


Another hands-on activity we use are these paper chains. I like to print each set of 10 on a different color Astro Bright paper so the students can easily identify the different set of 10's.

I normally break this activity up for the entire class, letting each student put 4 or 5 links on the paper chain at a time. When it is completed we lay the paper chain out and use a pointer to count to 100 by one's or ten's.
Your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students are going to love this 100th Day of School unit! Great ideas for counting, predicting, the old age app, paper chain station activity, printable worksheets, paper bags for all the fun "stuff" they take home, AND 100s day hats! This post has great ideas and a resource that can fill your entire 100s day and make it a lot of engaging, hands-on fun! Click through to get it now! {preK, K, first, & second grader}

Aging Booth App


There is a fun app that you can use to 'age' your students. We use this app with our 'If I were 100 years old' writing worksheet. The students use the writing prompt to draw a picture and write about what they would do if they were 100 years old. The app is easy to use and the kids get a kick out of seeing themselves so old!

Your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students are going to love this 100th Day of School unit! Great ideas for counting, predicting, the old age app, paper chain station activity, printable worksheets, paper bags for all the fun "stuff" they take home, AND 100s day hats! This post has great ideas and a resource that can fill your entire 100s day and make it a lot of engaging, hands-on fun! Click through to get it now! {preK, K, first, & second grader}

100th Day of School Worksheets


These are great to use for stations or during those 'filler times' when you just need something to do. (And - let's be honest - it's hard to know exactly how long activities are going to take on the 100th day of school! Sometimes you just need something you can pull out at the last minute. Plus, the kids love the 100th day so much that they won't mind doing these a couple days - or even a week - after the fun day has passed!)
Your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students are going to love this 100th Day of School unit! Great ideas for counting, predicting, the old age app, paper chain station activity, printable worksheets, paper bags for all the fun "stuff" they take home, AND 100s day hats! This post has great ideas and a resource that can fill your entire 100s day and make it a lot of engaging, hands-on fun! Click through to get it now! {preK, K, first, & second grader}


100th Day of School Paper Bags


We typically end up with lots of goodies by the end of the day so I love using these cute little paper bag labels. It let's the parents know what we did in class that day and keeps everything in one place. Plus they are just super cute! (Grab some simple brown paper bags here.)
Your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students are going to love this 100th Day of School unit! Great ideas for counting, predicting, the old age app, paper chain station activity, printable worksheets, paper bags for all the fun "stuff" they take home, AND 100s day hats! This post has great ideas and a resource that can fill your entire 100s day and make it a lot of engaging, hands-on fun! Click through to get it now! {preK, K, first, & second grader}

100th Day Hats

The last thing that I have to share are these adorable 100th Day Hats! These come in color and/or black and white and the students love wearing these for the entire day. You can even take it one step further and make these educational! Have students add 100 stickers or stamps to the white part of their hat. Or have them write the first letter of their first name 100 times! It's up to you (and depends how much time you have during the day).
Your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students are going to love this 100th Day of School unit! Great ideas for counting, predicting, the old age app, paper chain station activity, printable worksheets, paper bags for all the fun "stuff" they take home, AND 100s day hats! This post has great ideas and a resource that can fill your entire 100s day and make it a lot of engaging, hands-on fun! Click through to get it now! {preK, K, first, & second grader}

Check out all of the 100th Day of School fun by checking out our entire unit here.

Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten: Math, ELA, & MORE!

Engage your students with this hands-on, CCSS aligned Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten! 


Enjoy this Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten. It includes math, English Language Arts (ELA), editable sight words, dramatic play (including fun hats!), pocket chart activities, syllable sorts, anchor charts, lap books covering six different themes, emergent readers, graphing, spelling resources, STEM materials, and more! Plus it's Common Core aligned! This can be used with your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade classroom and homeschool students. Click through now for more details!

Community Helper Activities

This community helper unit for Kindergarten has everything you need to teach your little learners during your upcoming social studies unit. I am personally not a worksheet type of teacher, so having activities that the students can do to help reinforce math and ELA concepts being taught in the classroom - all while learning about community helpers - is the perfect combination!

Hands on Math and ELA activities that are CCSS aligned!


Check out this fun math game! It's called "Put Out That Fire" and it's a great addition game. The students stack their fire cups in a pyramid, then choose two cups at a time. 

Next they add them together and find the water droplet with the correct answer. Their goal is to save the burning house that is at the bottom of the pyramid. (See the picture below.)

We love talking about each community helper. The Community Help Unit for Kindergarten has 10 different mini lessons and comes with this adorable pocket chart and set of 'guess who' cards.

Enjoy this Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten. It includes math, English Language Arts (ELA), editable sight words, dramatic play (including fun hats!), pocket chart activities, syllable sorts, anchor charts, lap books covering six different themes, emergent readers, graphing, spelling resources, STEM materials, and more! Plus it's Common Core aligned! This can be used with your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade classroom and homeschool students. Click through now for more details!Enjoy this Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten. It includes math, English Language Arts (ELA), editable sight words, dramatic play (including fun hats!), pocket chart activities, syllable sorts, anchor charts, lap books covering six different themes, emergent readers, graphing, spelling resources, STEM materials, and more! Plus it's Common Core aligned! This can be used with your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade classroom and homeschool students. Click through now for more details!

Dramatic Play

Set up a dramatic play area for your students. There are several activities included in our unit that will get your students some hands-on experience. Whether it is the Veterinarian checkup or the Chef's sight word spaghetti and meatballs, each activity makes it easy for your students to feel like they actually are the community helper. 

Enjoy this Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten. It includes math, English Language Arts (ELA), editable sight words, dramatic play (including fun hats!), pocket chart activities, syllable sorts, anchor charts, lap books covering six different themes, emergent readers, graphing, spelling resources, STEM materials, and more! Plus it's Common Core aligned! This can be used with your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade classroom and homeschool students. Click through now for more details!Enjoy this Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten. It includes math, English Language Arts (ELA), editable sight words, dramatic play (including fun hats!), pocket chart activities, syllable sorts, anchor charts, lap books covering six different themes, emergent readers, graphing, spelling resources, STEM materials, and more! Plus it's Common Core aligned! This can be used with your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade classroom and homeschool students. Click through now for more details!
Want an even better idea of everything you get when you purchase the Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten? Then you're going to love this short video! It'll show you the resource in action. Check it out now!

Community Helper Emergent Readers

If that isn't enough, I also included these fun emergent readers. The students read each word and then rainbow write the community helper title at the bottom of the page.

Enjoy this Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten. It includes math, English Language Arts (ELA), editable sight words, dramatic play (including fun hats!), pocket chart activities, syllable sorts, anchor charts, lap books covering six different themes, emergent readers, graphing, spelling resources, STEM materials, and more! Plus it's Common Core aligned! This can be used with your preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade classroom and homeschool students. Click through now for more details!

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Community Helper Unit for Kindergarten 

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