Saturday, October 10, 2015

Primary Punchbowl Launch and Fall Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Primary Punchbowl Blog Launch Fall Hop!!!
Go check out this new collaborative blog and all the amazing authors that will be contributing to the great ideas that will be shared!

To celebrate the blog launch, we are having a Blog Hop packed full of freebies, sales, and giveaways!

Be sure to check out all the blogs that are participating at the bottom of the post. Each blog will be highlighting a fun fall activity, giving away a fall freebie, featuring four fall items 50% off in their TPT store, and hosting their own give away!!!  What a ton of fun stuff! Don't miss out!

 How fun are these "Easy Jack-o'-Lanterns" from Reading Confetti?  These pumpkins are a fun way to use up all those left-over craft supplies and allow students to create their rendition of a traditional, autumn Jack-o'-Lantern.  Click on the picture below to head to Reading Confetti's blog for more creative fall ideas.

Head over to our TPT shop to grab our "Fall Freebie."  This freebie includes three "This or That" activities.  Students can pull a beginning sound card, CVC card, or beginning blend card, and decide which picture to color on their recording sheet!
Click below to grab this freebie!

This week, we will be offering four of our best selling fall units at 50% off!  Bear and His Friends, Bats, Kinder Farm, and October Emergent Readers are big hits in our classrooms. 

Our Kinders just LOVE Bear Snores On!  It is a perfect fall close read for any classroom!
Bats are always a favorite with our kids.  This unit has reading centers, math centers, and writing activities to compliment a bat theme!

Our students love researching farm animals.  They already have some background knowledge, and are itching to learn more.  In this pack, there are reading and math centers, an emergent reader, and research books for learning more about farm animals!
These emergent readers are perfect for small group instruction, or independent practice!

Last, but definitely not least, enter our Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $10 TPT gift card!  Winner will be chosen on October 19th!

 Be sure to check out the other blogs in the hop to grab some freebies, and enter to win more TPT gift cards!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

WINNER WEDNESDAY: On the Farm with Mrs. Wishy Washy

Oh, Mrs. we love Mrs. Wishy-Washy!  Do your students love this lady as much as ours do?  Our students beg to read more of Mrs. Wishy-Washy- or even, to re-read her stories! 

To accompany these stories, we created a Reading mini-unit with Mrs. Wishy-Washy and her farm friends.  We are excited to be giving away this unit and look forward to using it next week with our own students.

This mini-unit would work well for your students at the beginning of the year.  The skills included are: beginning sounds, color words, sight words, handwriting, and simple text.

 Students use their knowledge of beginning sounds to "code" the mystery sight words.  There is a resource included to help those students who are not proficient with beginning sounds.

 Students pull one of Mrs. Wishy-Washy's friends and search for miniature pictures.  Once students have found the pictures, they are to determine the beginning sound of that picture and work locate it on their recording sheet.  Aren't these magnifiers adorable?  Our kiddos LOVE getting to use such a cool tool in centers.

 This is another class favorite.  Reflecting images into a mirror keeps students engaged and interested.  At this activity, students reflect the sight word and record the image on their recording sheet.

 This activity can be used in a variety of ways.  Here, we had students read the sentences with their partner, then practice writing the sentences, using the pocket chart as their resource.  Our kinders need practice with handwriting and writing complete sentences, so this is a win-win activity for us!

Who doesn't love when Mrs. Wishy-Washy makes all the animals take a bath?  Throughout this activity, students work to determine what color paint Mrs. Wishy-Washy had to wash off of the animals.  Students are able to use a multitude of skills to complete this activity.

Our kinders are all about emergent readers.  One of their favorite things each week is getting to add a new reader to their Reading Briefcases.  This mini-unit includes an easy reader for extra practice.

If you aren't our lucky winner, but would still like to take a peek at this mini unit, click the image below.

This unit contains:
*An Emergent Reader - Mrs. Wishy Washy's Little Animals
*Farm Reflections - A Mirrored Sight Word Activity
*Sudsy Sentences - A Pocket Chart Activity
*Mrs. Wishy Washy's Mystery Words - A Beginning Sounds Mystery
*A Homework Practice Sheet
*A Mini-Assessment on Knowledge of Setting
*A Mini-Assessment on Knowledge of Characters
*A Mini-Assessment on Knowledge of Sequence of Events
*Various Sequencing Booklets
*Itty Bitty Beginning Sounds - Barnyard Style Activity
*Bubble-y Sight Words - Color Words, Write-the-Room

If you would like a chance to win this unit, please enter using Rafflecopter below.  We will be drawing Thursday morning!

Best of Luck!