Emergent reader booklets


1-2-3 Come Do Some Activities For "Polar Bear What Do You Hear?"  

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, emergent reader books, class made books Bill Martin's ”Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” is one of my Y5s all-time favorite stories.

With that in mind, I just finished designing some quick, easy and fun activities children can transition to after you read the tale.  I'm featuring 3 on the blog today.

polar bear what do you hear activities, winter bulletin board ideas, winter center activities, literacy centers, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, class made books First up is a story wheel craftivity, which is an interesting and simple way to assess comprehension and practice the sequencing and retelling a story standards.

There are full color patterns to use for centers, plus a black and white pattern so your students can make their own.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, class made books When everyone is done with their story wheel, have children pick a partner, and take turns retelling the story.

We sometimes do this with our older "reading buddies".

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books As a comprehension-assessment tool, and for fine motor practice, another option is to make the “Polar Bear Pie Puzzles”, which have BW & color templates.

In order to practice a variety of standards, there are 5 different puzzle-base options.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Simply choose which is most appropriate for your kiddos.

There's also a writing prompt worksheet, where students write what happened in the story, which will further check comprehension and reinforce chronological writing.  

 

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Next up is the "Polar Bear What Do You Hear?" SOUND packet.

Because the characters in the story hear different sounds, the tale is perfect for explaining onomatopoeia & reinforcing the 5 senses.

Since most of my students have never heard the sound of these animals, I’ve included links to real animals roaring, hissing, snorting etc. (One for each animal in the story!)  
My kiddos absolutely LOVE this activity, and are truly amazed how animals “speak”.

The packet also includes:

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books * 3 writing prompt worksheets.
If your students are like mine, even your most reluctant writers will enjoy contributing their page to 3 class-made books.

1. “Animals Animals What Would You Like To Hear?”
( Fill-in-the-blanks & illustrate worksheet page).

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books 2. “Chit Chat With The Animals”
( If a _______ (animal) could talk what are some things they might say?” Color-me worksheet pages featuring a variety of animals for children to choose from). 

Younger students can dictate or write one simple sentence, encourage older students to do a bit of research on their animal and write sentences that incorporate that information. "The zookeeper measured me today and I weigh 5 tons and an 11 feet tall."

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books 3. “Children Children What Do You Like To Hear?”
(When it comes to awesome sounds, here’s a list of my top ten favorites: color-me worksheet pages).  Includes girl & boy options.

Completed work makes a wonderful bulletin board.

I've included 3 posters to use for the center of your displays.
Later, add the covers to make class-made books, which are great for parent-teacher conferences.  There's also . . .

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books * A set of puzzle cards where students match the animal section to the sound section. Fun for Daily 5 word work, or a vocabulary-building activity.

* 2 graphing extensions.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books * A set of pocket chart cards, which helps reinforce the onomatopoetic vocabulary in the story.

Make an extra set for an independent center activity, where students match the sound card to the animal/zookeeper card.

These can also be passed out prior to reading the story.
As you read “Polar Bear What Do You Hear?” the child holding that card brings it up and places it on your flannel or white board.

Afterwards, pass the animal cards out and see if children can arrange them in the correct sequence of the story. Grab that teachable moment to practice ordinal numbers.

* I’ve also included a mini-set of the cards for “Memory Match” & “I Have; Who Has?” games. Children can sort, sequence & alphabetize these smaller cards, as well as use them to make up sentences.

Toss them into a container and have children choose an animal card then make that noise, or choose a sound card and tell which animal made that noise.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Finally, the farm unit, is one of our preschoolers favorites, so I wrote “Farmer Farmer What Do You Hear?” as a fun, parody-like writing prompt, for them to transition to after we read “Polar Bear What Do You Hear?”  Instead of wild animals, this story features animals on the farm.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Even beginning writers will enjoy filling in the blanks, then illustrating their page for a sweet class-made book. PK kiddos can simply dictate their answers.

Completed projects also make an adorable bulletin board.  I’ve included a poster for the center of your display.

Later, collate the pages and add the cover to make the booklet, which is perfect for parent-teacher conferences.

polar bear what do you hear activities, 5 senses activities, eric carle books, bill martin books, polar bear crafts, retelling a story activities, sequencing a story activities, farm animal activities, story wheels, emergent reader books, winter center activities,class made books Besides the class book, I’ve also included an emergent reader.
There are 3, BW options, making it suitable for PK kiddos as well as kindergarten and first grade, or to diversify within your classroom.

5 senses anchor chartI've also included colorful teacher templates as well.

The featured FREEBIE today is a cute "5 Senses" anchor chart poster.  I hope you find it useful. 

Me 3Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm watching 2 of our 8 grandchildren today, so it's time to switch to my "Nana hat"; we're going to make Valentines. 

Wishing a day filled to the brim with blessings.

"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush." - Doug Larson

1-2-3 Come Do Some Valentine Activities With Me

Yesterday's "Let's Do Something With Those Valentines!"  Math & Literacy activities, were such a huge it, that I decided to make a few more worksheets where students use their valentines.  These have to do with measuring.     

valentine activities, valentine party day ideas, valentine emergent reader, valentine worksheets, print and go activities for valentines day,measurement activities, math centers for valentines day,  ideas for valentinesBecause my kiddos rip through their valentine cards and are done in about 5 minutes, when I really wanted that activity to last longer, I designed these quick, easy and fun worksheets to extend my sanity-time on party day.

There are 2 worksheets children complete using their valentine cards.  They are independent activities, as well as one where they partner up.

Choose just one worksheet, or print both back-to-back.

Children will enjoy playing with their valentines longer, as they practice a variety of non-standard units of measurement, while you grab a few stress-free moments to relax before the next activity.

valentine activities, valentine party day ideas, valentine emergent reader, valentine worksheets, print and go activities for valentines day, ideas for valentinesAnother "print & go" activity is the Valentines For Sale emergent reader, which practices a variety of standards.


Children read the simple sentences filled with 37 Dolch sight words, trace and write the color, number and coin words, color the valentine hearts the appropriate colors, then cut and glue the matching coins to the boxes.

This quick, easy and fun activity is perfect for party day

lovie valentine fish craft, valentine activities, valentine party day ideas, valentine emergent reader, valentine worksheets, print and go activities for valentines day, ideas for valentinesToday's featured FREEBIE is "Lovie".  She's a fish made from heart shapes.  This craft is a simple and fun way to show small-medium-large and explain symmetry.  

Use it as a valentine craft for party day and give children some Fishy crackers to "o-fish-cially" wish them a happy Valentine's Day. 

valentine activities, valentine party day ideas, valentine emergent reader, valentine worksheets, print and go activities for valentines day, ideas for valentinesWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.

February is so packed full of special celebrations and themes that my mind's on hyper-drive.  Wishing you a happy-go-lucky day.

"If you can believe it, Hollywood wanted to change my birthdate. I was born after Valentine's Day, so they wanted to change it to February 14. A Latin lover should be born on Valentine's Day. I said no." - Cesar Romero

 

1-2-3 Come Do Some 100 Day Activities With Me

Living in the midwest, we don't start school 'til after Labor Day,  so our 100th Day of school celebration doesn't hit 'til sometime in February. 

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.Today's blog features four of my favorite 100 Day activities.

First up is the skip count by 10s emergent reader, which features 43 Dolch sight words!

On 100 Day, I have my kiddos count to 100 in a variety of ways.  With that in mind, I designed this packet to give you a few interesting activities for practicing skip counting by 10s, that are sure to be fun for your students.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.This is a mini, 4-on-a-page booklet, which they trim, collate and staple together. 
Children read the sentence, and dot 10 spots on the picture.

To include a lot of sight words as well as practice following directions, some spots are big, others little, and a few are a specific color.

However, you can also do this booklet with PK, non-readers as well.  Simply read each page and have students “monkey-see, monkey-do” what you’ve done in your sample.

Afterwards, read the booklet as a whole group, then count the spots by 10s, to come up with 100 “spots and dots”.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.The packet also includes 4 “slider” craftivities, featuring one for boys and one for girls.  There is a 100 Day option, as well as one for any time, with a 2-on-a-page pattern, plus one with 4-on-a-page.

I designed sliders as a quick, easy, and fun way to practice a variety of standards, as well as whole group assess.

Because children see the numbers “slide” by as they count, this is especially helpful for visual learners.

I often have my students trace the numbers to show an AB-AB or ABC-ABC color pattern
100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.There are 4 worksheets, plus a certificate of praise as well.   

The skip counting to 100 by 5s emergent reader matches the format of the first one. 

Here children read the sentence, and dot 5 spots on each picture instead of 10. 

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.This booklet features over 70 Dolch sight words, but again, is easy enough for a PK student, when you make the booklet as a whole group activity. 

All of the pictures for both books are different

My students enjoy doing both throughout the week, then we graph which one was their favorite. 

Finally, if you're looking for a writing prompt with a creative twist, then I think you'll enjoy the 100 Day Writing Prompt Quilt Packet.

There are two ways to use the quilt patterns.

Make a whole-group classroom quilt, where each students contributes 1-3 squares, or give each child a copy of the quilt and have them make their own 100 Day quilt poster.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.For the classroom quilt idea, run off X amount of copies of the pattern (there are 12 squares on it) for however many squares you want your students to contribute, then cut them up and toss them in a container for children to pick.

They fill in the two blanks, add end punctuation to complete the sentence, then draw or glue on clip art pictures that match.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.Provide a variety of scrapbook squares to glue their completed quilt square(s) on, then arrange them on a piece of tag board or bulletin board paper, to make a big classroom quilt.

Even PK kiddos can make a square by dictating their answers, then drawing a picture.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.Since the pattern only has 12 squares on it, and the prompts are super-fun to answer, the quilt is also do-able as a personal, 100-Day quilt "poster", which students mount on large, square sheets of scrapbook paper.

It only took me 15 minutes to make my sample, so this is a great homework assignment too.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.If you don't want to do crafty, but need a super-fun 100 Day writing prompt, I've got you covered.

I know your students will really enjoy not only completing, but sharing this "fill-in-the-blank", "Print & Go" writing activity.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.There's a colorful version, as well as a black & white option. Students add end punctuation where appropriate. 

Afterwards, "popcorn" around the room, and have students share a portion of their work, (fun way to get to know more about your students), then mount on construction paper and display on a "100 Days Smarter" bulletin board.

PK kiddos can also do this as a homework assignment, so they can dictate what they want their parents to fill in.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.Today's featured FREEBIE is an "Oldie 100-Day Pennant" craftivity. 

Challenge your students to think about how they might look if they live to be 100.  Have them draw a self-portrait or use an aging app to create a photograph. 

Suggestions and links for apps are included, as well as templates for an "Oldie 100-Day Pennant Banner.

100 day activities, 100 day crafts, 100 day bulletin boards, 100 day writing prompts, 100 day emergent readers, 100 day literacy centers, 100 day math activities, skip counting activities, skip counting by 5s, Dolch sight word activities, skip counting by 10s.Well that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something useful here, that will add even more fun to your 100 Day celebration.

Speaking of celebrations, I have to get going on making some special things for my mom's 90th birthday bash this weekend.  We are planning a surprise party and I have much to do. 

Wishing you a productive and energizing day, brimming with warm fuzzy moments.

"The more you praise and celebrate your life.  The more there is in life to celebrate!" - Oprah Winfrey

1-2-3 Come Do Some Color Activities With Me

Are you studying colors or color words with your kiddos? Do you read Brown Bear Brown Bear, by Bill Martin & Eric Carle? If so, I think you'll enjoy Brown Bear's Colors.

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersI designed this color packet to go along with the story because it's one of my all-time favorites; my students really enjoy Brown Bear too, and it's perfect for sequencing as well as reinforcing colors.

You’ll LOVE the versatility of this packet, as it’s suitable for PK through 1st, and particularly helpful for ESL students.

Practice a variety of skills & standards, by simply taking the teachable moment to point out & explain, or skip that skill if it doesn’t apply to your age group/level.

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersThe packet includes:

An emergent reader (2 options) One booklet is entitled "A Rainbow of Colors" and reinforces 6 colors of the rainbow

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersThe other, "Lots of Colors" includes 11 basic colors.

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersStudents read the simple sentences, which are packed with plenty of Dolch words, trace and write the color word, then color the crayon and bear's sweater the matching color.

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersSo that you can have a "teachable moment" to review end punctuation, I've purposely included sentences with a period, question mark & exclamation point

To ensure that students are really reading their booklets, instead of repeating "I see a ________(color) crayon." I switch up the pronouns, so that you can  practice pronouns, which are also on the Dolch lists.

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersAn anchor chart pronoun poster is also included.

I figure as long as my kiddos are learning to read these words, I might as well briefly explain pronouns, adding yet another word to their growing grammar vocabularies. 

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersThe packet includes games galore! There are 4 separate games, plus 10 more you can play with just the colorful crayon poster!

crayons all on one poster partialI've made full-color sets to use as independent centers, as well as black & white games so that students can make their own to practice at home. 

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersAdd the Kaboom cards for even more fun.  The packet also has . . .

* A whole group assessment
* Worksheets
* An assortment of anchor chart posters

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color posters* A  Rainbow Color song
* Favorite color graphing activity and
* A bookmark and certificate of praise

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postershttps://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Brown-Bears-Color-Activities-2113643Since I have a lot of visitors from Australia, Great Brittain and Canada, I've also included templates with the "Colours" and "Grey" spellings.

* As always, directions, photographs and completed samples. Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to have a look at this 80-page packet of color fun: "Brown Bear's Colors.

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersToday's featured FREEBIE, comes from the packet.  There are two; woo hoo!  The first one is the "Favorite Colors" graph. Click on the link or picture to get your copy.

The graph comes in color, to use as a whole-group activity,  as well as black and white, so that students can collect data on their own. 

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersThe other FREEBIE is a set of posters. "We know our colors!" and "We know our color words."

Pick the one that's right for your kiddos. When they have mastered the standard, they get to sign the blank poster that's displayed underneath. 

This provides a nice incentive that promotes self-esteem.  There's also a "colours" set for my non USA teacher friends.  

color activities, color booklet, emergent readers, emergent color book reader, color games, color flashcards, color postersWell that's it for today. Art Prize has started here in Grand Rapids, so I'm off to go meander around downtown with my hubbie and grandson.  Wishing you an ed-venturous weekend as well.

"The purpose of art is to wash the dust of life off our souls." - Pablo Picasso

1-2-3 Come Do Some Constitution Day Activities With Me 

I've been working like mad today to finish up a few of the Constitution Day activities that I was designing.  I hope someone out there can still use them.  

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerI'm all for easy, when the administration throws these "According to the law, everyone has to teach something about the Constitution on April 17th..." zingers at us.

With that in mind, and because I couldn't find an emergent reader that simplified the Constitution for PK-K, I decided to make my own.

This little, non-fiction Constitution booklet, is filled with basic facts, in easy to understand, kid-friendly terms, that help explain what the Constitution is all about.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerSo...Woo hoo! Simply "print & go" and you're all set with a quick, easy, and interesting little something to plug in for Constitution Day.


Students "read" the simple sentences (I used plenty of words from the Dolch lists) then trace and write the main idea word.  Doing so, will help build vocabulary and reinforce comprehension.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerBesides the "kiddy" emergent reader version, I added more factual information to make a non fiction booklet, suitable for 3rd & 4th graders.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerFor quick printing, there are two pages on one template.  The booklet for older kiddos has 5 more pages

This 16-page packet is just $1.95 in my TpT shop.  Click on the link to pop on over.  Emergent Reader Constitution booklet.

last page hip hip hooray copy1I turned the last page of the booklet into a Constitution Day coloring page.  It's one of today's featured FREEBIES. Click on the link to grab a copy. 

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, scroll template, scroll pattern, constitution day emergent readerThe other FREEBIE is a pair of parchment-look scrolls.  Use them to have your students write their own classroom Constitution, Bill of Rights or class contract.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerAlso hot off the press today is a set of Constitution themed Memory Match cards.

They match my Constitution Day Number Puzzles, which makes for a nice coordinated center/station.

Students can match the picture to the picture or the picture to the word card.  I've numbered them, so children can self-check.

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerYou can also play an "I Have; Who Has?" game. "I have George Washington. Who has his name card?"

Use the picture cards to build vocabulary and explain a bit about the Constitution.
"The men on these cards are some of the "Framers" that worked on the Constitution." etc.

Use them as flashcards to see who can tell who or what's on the card and how it relates to Constitution Day.

Later in the year, bring the game out again in February for Presidents' Day, posing the question: "Which of these men became President? Who was the first?" 

constitution day activities, constitution day centers, constitution day crafts, constitution day emergent readerWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Our server was having issues for a bit, so it was timing out and driving me crazy! 

Every time I tried to save my work the page errored out and I lost everything.  You are reading my 4th redo of this article. 

Of course a killer headache has insued, so time to quit.  Wishing everyone an interesting Constitution Day tomorrow. 

"The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility; it is during times of tension , trumoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested." -Mike Honda

1-2-3 Come Learn About Seasons and Months With Me

Since the alphabet emergent readers have been so popular, I decided to do a seasonal one, as my kiddos have to learn the seasons, as well as the months of the year, plus other aspects of the calendar.

calendar activities, calendar booklets, month activities, season activities, 30 days hat september poster, 4 seasons activitiesAt the beginning of the year, when my Y5s are just learning about the calendar, they always make me laugh with the names that they come up with for the months.

"What month is it?"  I ask. "It's pumpkin month!"  or... "It's snow month." They exclaim excitedly. They also confused the seasons with the months, often thinking they were the same thing.

calendar activities, calendar booklets, month activities, season activities, 30 days hat september poster, 4 seasons activitiesWith that in mind, I incorporated both in this sweet emergent reader, which will help reinforce a variety of skills in a fun way; helping your kiddos learn the 4 seasons, as well as the months of the year, plus information about those months.

calendar activities, calendar booklets, month activities, season activities, 30 days hat september poster, 4 seasons activitiesStudents read the repetitive sentence, trace & write the season, month & the number of that month.

(January is the 1st month so it's number one.)
They also jot down the number of days that are in that month.

Students color the picture, as well as the monthly word, then fill the blank in, to complete the sentence writing prompt.

To reinforce end punctuation, I have left it out of the sentences, so that students can practice writing in the period.

calendar activities, calendar booklets, month activities, season activities, 30 days hat september poster, 4 seasons activitiesThe packet includes 2 mnemonic poster poems to help students remember the seasons and how many days are in each month.

There are 2 size choices for the booklet: A 2-on-a-page template, as well as 4-on-a-page pattern, so that you can make Itty Bitty booklets & save paper.

calendar activities, calendar booklets, month activities, season activities, 30 days hat september poster, 4 seasons activitiesWhen everyone has completed their booklet, read it together as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print.

Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to check it out. 

This 20-page packet is just $1.95.

There are 2 FREEBIES today.  Both come from the packet.

calendar activities, calendar booklets, month activities, season activities, 30 days hat september poster, 4 seasons activitiesOne is the seasons mnemonic poster poem, the other is the "How Many Days?" poster poem, which I tweaked a bit. 

Click on each link or the pictures to grab your copy.  

calendar activities, calendar booklets, month activities, season activities, 30 days hat september poster, 4 seasons activitiesThanks for visiting. The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and it's a sweatshirt and bonfire kind of Friday. 

Wishing you a whimsical and wonderful weekend.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

1-2-3 Come Make An Emergent Reader Alphabet Booklet With Me

alphabet activities, alphabet emergent reader, alphabet poster, alphabet flashcardsWoo hoo for another one of Diane's Dollar Deals.

1Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg dolch list for abc booklet.jpg Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics-3.jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics.jpg Pages from PREVIEW abc emergent reader.jpgThis packet contains a colorful, emergent-reader, alphabet booklet, which contains 47 words from the Dolch word lists.

I've included an alphabetical list of the words.

1Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg dolch list for abc booklet.jpg Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics-3.jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics.jpg Pages from PREVIEW abc emergent reader.jpgLaminate a copy of the booklet for your classroom library.

aPrint an extra copy, cut the pages apart and use in a pocket chart, to read as a whole group.

1Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg dolch list for abc booklet.jpg Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics-3.jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics.jpg Pages from PREVIEW abc emergent reader.jpgI've also included 26 letter cards.

Use them as mini flashcards, for games like Speed, Memory Match & "I Have; Who Has?" or in a center, where students can sort & alphabetize them.

1Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg dolch list for abc booklet.jpg Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics-3.jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics.jpg Pages from PREVIEW abc emergent reader.jpgSo that you can make an "Itty Bitty" booklet, I've also included a cover to go with the alphabet cards. 

Make one for each child in your classroom, and give them a copy for their birthday

1Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg dolch list for abc booklet.jpg Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics-3.jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics.jpg Pages from PREVIEW abc emergent reader.jpgToday's featured FREEBIE is a really cute alphabet poster, which comes in the packet. The letters on the poster, match the letters in the colorful booklet.  Click on the link to grab your copy today.

Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to get the latest Dollar Deal: An Emergent Reader Alphabet Booklet.

Click here, to see the rest of Diane's Dollar Deals.

To see more alphabet activities click on this link.

1Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg dolch list for abc booklet.jpg Pages from ABC emergent reader packet .jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics-3.jpg Pages from abc poster cute graphics.jpg Pages from PREVIEW abc emergent reader.jpgThat's it for today.  I'm having lots of fun making Dollar Deals

They are way less time consuming than when I'm working on a jumbo 100+ page packet, which tends to be a bit overwhelming trying to keep track of it all.

Wishing you a wonderful day filled with special moments, as one clings to the end of summer. 

"The tans will fade, but sweet summer memories last forever." -Unknown

1-2-3 Come Make An ABC Booklet With Me

emergent reader alphabet booklet, alphabet booklets, student made alphabet booklets, alphabet posterDiane's Dollar Deal today, is a sweet emergent reader alphabet booklet. My Y5's enjoyed making these "just the right size" booklets. 

Using the pictures as a guide, children read the page, trace the letters, write the letters, then color the picture.

emergent reader alphabet booklet, alphabet booklets, student made alphabet booklets, alphabet posterAfterwards, they cut the pages into 1/4ths (grab that teachable moment to review fractions if you're studying them) collate the pages and then staple their booklet together.

emergent reader alphabet booklet, alphabet booklets, student made alphabet booklets, alphabet posterI've included a cover, as well as a "trace the alphabet" page, to go at the beginning of the booklet. 

emergent reader alphabet booklet, alphabet booklets, student made alphabet booklets, alphabet posterThere's a template for a 4-on-a-page booklet, as well as one with 8-on-a page, to make an Itty Bitty Alpha-bits booklet. Choose which one's right for your kiddos.

As a whole group, read the booklet together to review concepts of print. To reinforce the lesson, encourage students to read the booklet with their families.

Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to grab the Alphabet Emergent Reader Booklet. 

emergent reader alphabet booklet, alphabet booklets, student made alphabet booklets, alphabet posterToday's featured FREEBIE is the "color me" alphabet poster that's included in the packet.  Click on the link to get one. 

emergent reader alphabet booklet, alphabet booklets, student made alphabet booklets, alphabet posterThat's it for today, the rain is gently falling outside my window this morning. It's Labor Day Weekend, so of course it's raining.

Wishing you a very relaxing weekend that doesn't zoom by too quickly.

 "If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend." -Doug Larson

31 pages.

March is a very windy month here in the midwest. With that in mind, I designed this Wind Tricks poetry packet, to go along with my other wind-themed activities.  I hope you find it helpful.

9 pages.

Practice 2D, as well as 3D shapes, with these two "Shaping Up With Seuss" & "Flipping Over Shapes" emergent reader flip booklets

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