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1-2-3 Come Do Some Saint Paddy's Day Activities With Me   

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so I've been busy designing a few things for that week.  Today's blog features 4 of my favorites, plus the featured FREEBIE of the day.  

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March First up is the quick, easy and fun "Pot Of Goals" writing prompt craftivity.    Students complete the "goal" coin sentence prompts.

Coin Prompts: "I want to...", "I want to be...", "I want to go...", "I want to learn...", "I want to see...", "I want to read..."

Younger kiddos can dictate a one-word response, while older students also include a reason why
So that you can program your own, I've also included a set of blank coins.

Mount on rainbow-colored construction paper, and hang in an arch in rainbow-color order, on a large wall. 
Your title can be: "A Rainbow Of Wonderful Writing"

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March Next is a shamrock glyph, which is a super-fun little something to do on St. Paddy's Day, or whenever... 

No matter what grade I taught, my students LOVED making glyphs.  They are a quick, easy and interesting way to practice and assess listening and following directions.

Since this is one of my report card standards, glyphs also provide a "hard copy" to use as proof that a child does or doesn't, and are also an interesting way to get to know your students; plus completed projects make an adorable bulletin board, as each one will be different!

To practice data collection & analysis, as well as process of elimination, have students pick a partner to "interview", to help them figure out which glyph is their partner's.  I've included a data collection worksheet for this, challenging them to try and solve the "mystery" with the least amount of questions.

I've also included 6, whole-group graphing extensions, to practice another math standard. 

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March A Shamrock Venn Friend  is also a super-fun way to get to know your students better.  These too make an adorable bulletin board for March, and are a visual way to practice "comparison-contrast" writing.  

Introduce the lesson with the "What's a Venn diagram?" poster, then have children partner up.

To help them do a thorough job completing their Venn diagram and jump start the writing process, I've included a list of 40 questions that they can choose from to discuss with their partner.

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March Each student does their own "different" portion of their shamrock. Afterwards, the two-some glues their shamrock to the “pot of gold”, and takes turns filling in the “same” section oval, which is then glued to the top of the pot.

For that finishing touch, students color their leprechaun, add a school photograph on the leprechaun’s face, then glue it to their side of the Venn diagram.

For added fun, and to practice another standard that mixes math with literacy, I’ve also included a graphing extension. 

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March Finally, the St. Paddy's-Themed CVC Word Packet is a personal favorite. 

To break things down, the packet focuses on 100 CVC words that begin with the letters "L is for leprechaun"; "M is for March"; "P is for Patrick", and "S is for shamrock.”

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March The packet includes:
* A Celtic shamrock craftivity that reinforces CVC words beginning with the letter S
* A leprechaun craftivity that reinforces CVC words beginning with the letter L.

* I’ve also included dice and spinner games, plus …
St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March * A whole-group "Feed the leprechaun” review game, with a matching, mini- independent "Feed the leprechaun" activity.

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March There are…
* Long and short vowel sorting mats,  5 bookmarks for CVC word writing, 26 alphabet shamrock cards, with 20 extra vowel shamrock cards, plus  4 CVC worksheets with 4 anchor chart answer keys.  I've also included . . .

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March * 100 black & white “trace & write” CVC word cards, with covers to make Itty Bitty booklets, 100 mini-CVC word cards, and 100 full-color CVC word cards to use for flashcards, pocket charts, games, puzzles etc.

Finally, there's a "Super Shamrock Sentences” worksheet, 4-page tip list of ideas, games and activities to use the various word cards for, plus a certificate of praise for "wonderful word work.

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March Today's FREEBIE also has a St. Paddy's Day theme. It's a set of 16 number "strip" puzzles, which help practice sequencing numbers from 1-10, counting backwards from 10-1, plus skip counting by 10s to 100.

I've included full-color puzzles to use in a center, as well as some black and white ones, so that kiddos can make their own. They are vertical as well as horizontal.  

St. Patrick's Day activities, St. Patrick's Day crafts, shamrock glyph, march glyph, Venn Friends, Venn diagrams, st patricks day puzzles, st patricks day games, st patricks day bulletin boards, writing prompts for March Well that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.The sun is shining and even the tall, ugly piles of dirty snow have started to melt. 

Hooray!  Spring is finally on its way.  Wishing you a carefree day filled with springtime fun.

"Spring: The season of rebirth, renewal and regrowth!" -Unknown

 1-2-3 Come Make A Common Core Scarecrow With Me!

So much to do and so little time to cover it all.  Sound familiar?  It's a no wonder that teachers constantly complain that there's simply no time for any of the fun craftivities of yesteryear. 

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He's 17 scarecrows in one, so you can pick the standard(s) you want to practice.  Patches covers the following Common Core/Report Card Standards in a quick, easy and super fun way:

upper & lowercase letters, numbers 0-30, odd & even, skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, 10s, 2D shapes, 11-colors, vowels, telling time to the hour and half hour, and words: SC blend, contractions, compound words, beginning Ss sound words, CVC words that begin with S, plus rhyming words!

Wow!  That's a whole lotta bang out of one little scarecrow craftivity, and completed projects make a wonderful fall bulletin board, or look sweet hanging back-to-back from the ceiling.

To make this extra special, fold a sheet of white construction paper, have students trace their hand and then cut once, to get two hand prints for their scarecrow's "gloves".  I ran yellow construction paper through a shredder to make the "hair". 

Run off the scarecrow's body templates on a variety of colors of construction paper.  Students trim and glue together. 

For more fine motor practice, cut yellow rectangles with a paper cutter.  Have students snip the bottom portion and glue the "hay" to the back of the scarecrow's pant legs, then crumple.

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There's a blank head so children can draw their own scarecrow face, as well as a completed template for little ones to color.

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vThe packet also includes shape and color cards, along with a variety of worksheets for more practice.

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This is a fun way to practice and review standards, as well as a quick and easy way to whole group assess, as you can see at a glance who is having difficulty. 

I've also included blank patches for you to fill in with whatever, plus ideas and templates to use the number, letter and shape scarecrows for matching games.

i.e. match the lowercase patches to the uppercase letters; match the number word patches to the numbers match the colorful patches to the color words, and/or match the shapes to the shape words.

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The following scarecrows are wonderful for vocabulary building and Daily 5 word work: Carl is the Compound words scarecrow; (Click on the link for a FREE alphabetical list of over 3,000 compound words.)

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Scott, is the SC blend scarecrow, with a list of 50 word cards as well as pocket chart cards.

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vSophie, is a scarecrow with 47-picture patches, for simple words starting with the letter S

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Write the words that rhyme with scare on the front of Rodney, and have children choose some words that rhyme with crow and write them on the back.

In the sample, I chose 24-scare rhyming words and wrote them on the shirt, and then wrote an equal amount of words that rhyme with crow, on the pants.  The alphabetical lists include rhyming words that start with every letter except U & X.  I chose one of each.

Finally, the number scarecrow, has several options and serves double duty.  There are number patches from 0-30, which  I traced in a variety of colors. 

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color poster.jpgFor more math number practice, I've also included skip counting patches.  Children can skip count by 2's, 3's, 5's and 10's. 

color poster.jpgThere are matching worksheets in the packet as well, along with number cards, plus number puzzles in color & black and white. 

The puzzles review counting from 1-10, counting backwards from 10-1, as well as skip counting to 100 by 10s.

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color poster.jpgFor more odd and even scarecrow number fun, click on the link to practice numbers from 1-120, in the Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch packet.

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Glue the numbers on the shirt and the number words on the pants.  For more practice, have students write the words above their matching number patch.

color poster.jpg The Common Core Craftivity Scarecrows are part of a whopping 184-page jumbo packet in my TpT shop for just $5.95. Click on the link to pop on over. Patches, The Standard Scarecrow Packet.

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“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” -Edna ST. Vincent Millay

1-2-3 Come Do Some Word Art Activities With Me!

Tag! You're it; now you make a word picture! I am over the moon excited over Tagxedo! It’s a website that turns words, famous speeches, poems, quotes, etc. into a VISUALLY stunning word cloud picture! 

The possibility of ideas is endless.  Here are a few that I dreamed up for up-coming spring activities:

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Brainstorm a list of words with students; write them on the board; students choose the ones appropriate for them and type them in.

These are three that I made for Mother’s Day. You can use mine, or have students describe their mom and make their own.  Click on the link to view/download the Mother’s Day word pictures.

Different fonts, colors and shapes are available to choose from, so each child will come up with a unique keepsake for their mommy.

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I chose the handprint shape for mine, but they could choose whatever shape that represents them, such as a shape from their favorite sport, a ballerina, their age, their initial etc.

Teacher's could also make a "High Fives!" word art picture for each one of their students as a card for preschool or kindergarten graduation, or as a certificate for going into the next grade. 

I've also made, "Look Who's Leaping Into ______ Grade!" filled with fun words associated with the school year. There's also a matching bookmark or slap bracket to go along with the certificates.

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How perfect to use word art, when studying these men. Have students plug in a speech, or adjectives they feel describe them.

What a wonderful vocabulary builder and great independent computer center to practice keyboarding skills!  It’s also a fun way for students to illustrate a poem or short story that they wrote!

I’m always looking for different ways for students to use Dolch and CVC words, so I typed in the various lists of Dolch and CVC words to make cute anchor charts. I made a header that says:  How many words can you spy?

Students LOVE  “I Spy” and “Where’s Waldo?” books, so this is yet another way to immerse children in word work in a fun way. Run off copies of the various word pictures and have students “spy” the words in the collage.

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Have students make tally marks next to each word to see how many times they found it in the word picture, to reinforce yet another standard!

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There are 8 CVC word posters. The shape depicts a CVC word. i.e. dog, pig, key etc. I've included an alphabetical list of all of the 338 CVC words used on the word art posters. Click on the links for the Dolch Word Picture Packet,or CVC Word Picture Packet . 

I also thought it would be cute to make a graduation certificate using those themed-words. dolch word activities, dolch word anchor chart, dolch word lists, cvc word activities, cvc word list, cvc anchor chart, adjective activities, mothers day cards, mothers day activities, word pictures, great websites for early elementary, great writing websites, may writing prompts, mother's day ideas, kindergarten certificates, kindergarten graduation certificates, kindergarten graduation ideas, kindergarten graduation ideas, computer centers for early elementary, mothers day crafts, mothers day projects, mothers day word pictures, making word pictures, butterfly anchor chart, butterfly vocabulary, science vocabulary activities, Click on the link to view/download the Kindergarten Graduation certificate word picture.

Word are is an interesting and unique way to plug in new vocabulary as it relates to the various science themes that you study, like butterflies. dolch word activities, dolch word anchor chart, dolch word lists, cvc word activities, cvc word list, cvc anchor chart, adjective activities, mothers day cards, mothers day activities, word pictures, great websites for early elementary, great writing websites, may writing prompts, mother's day ideas, kindergarten certificates, kindergarten graduation certificates, kindergarten graduation ideas, kindergarten graduation ideas, computer centers for early elementary, mothers day crafts, mothers day projects, mothers day word pictures, making word pictures, butterfly anchor chart, butterfly vocabulary, science vocabulary activities, Click on the link to view/download the Butterfly Word Picture anchor chart.

As you can see, I had an absolute blast on this site and hope you do too! Do you have a fun site that your kiddos enjoy or a personal favorite educational site?  I’d love hearing from you diane@teachwithme.com or feel free to post a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas.

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Thanks for visiting today.  Even though it's the end of April, the weather continues to be unusually cold here in Michigan.  We actually had snow flurries the past two days.  Boo and boo hoo too! Wishing you a warm and cozy day.

 "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep." -Scott Adams

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

If you're looking for some fun FREE activities to practice CVC words, you've landed in the right place.

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We all realize that the more ways you can emerse your students in reading words, the more fluent they will become, but thinking up something "different" to keep things interesting, is time consuming. I've done the work, so you don't have to; so let the stress-free "leprechaun learning" begin.  

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To set up an independent center, students choose 2 consonant cards and then a vowel card to make up as many CVC words as they can think of in 1 to 5 minutes of time.  

For writing practice, and to get credit for doing the center, have students write down their CVC word creations. For dictionary work, have them look up the words that they created to see if they are real or nonsense. 

They can put an R for real or an N for nonsense after the word.  If they are not familiar with this new word, they can also write down a definition as well.

Besides arranging these cards in an independent center, play a game as a whole-group review. Toss the shamrock cards into a container and have children sit in a circle.  They each choose 2 cards from the consonant container and 1 from the vowel container.  They put a real CVC word together, show and share it with the class and then use it in a sentence.

Younger children can sort the letters into vowels and consonants after they have arranged them in alphabetical order.

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Print, laminate and trim the tiles.  Students can choose 5-10 and arrange them in alphabetical order.  If they have a word they don’t know they need to look it up.
I’ve also provided a “Super Shamrock Sentences” worksheet, where children choose 3-5 word cards and then use them to make up sentences.

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Children can play independently, or with a partner.  Using a pencil and paperclip, they spin on an L,M,P or S consonant to begin their word.

Their second spin is for a vowel for the middle letter. They write these letters on their worksheet, then think of an ending consonant to make a CVC word.

The dice game is played in a similar way.  cvc games, cvc activities, cvc word cards, cvc flashcards, cvc crafts, a list of 338 cvc words, an alphabetical list of cvc words, cvc bingo cards, free cvc activities, leprechaun crafts, leprechaun games, leprechaun activities, shamrock crafts, shamrock activities, shamrock games, cvc bookmarks, March bulletin boards, For more practice, I've also included 5 bookmarks, where students can record the various CVC words.

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For more ideas and games for these mini CVC words, or the traceable large and small CVC word cards, check out the “What Else Can I Do With The Word Cards?” tip list, that's also in the packet.

For a quick, easy and colorful CVC bulletin board, run off the Celtic shamrock.

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Children write an "S is for shamrock" CVC word in each space on their shamrock.

Caption possibilities: Lucky to be Learning; A Rainbow Of Wonderful Word Work; Come See Our Colorful CVC Collection of Words; 1-2-3 Come Create CVC Words With Me!

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There's a completed sample to help explain things, and then use as an anchor chart.

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Glue to the top of a Boutique Kleenex box. I've included some sweet signage to decorate your box with.

Pass out the cards to your students and then call for a word or letter.  The child holding it, shows it to the class, reads it, then feeds it to the leprechaun.

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A quick, easy & inexpensive way to make a "container" for your students to "feed",  is to seal long envelopes shut, then cut them in half. 

Children color and then glue their leprechaun to the back of their envelope covering up the folded section. They write their name on the front.

Run off whatever sets of CVC mini word cards you want them to practice.  They trim & stack in a pile. Children choose a partner and take turns feeding their leprechaun whatever words they can read, define, &/or use in a sentence. 

Words they have difficulty with, go in another pile to work on later.  This is a super-fun Daily 5 word work activity for your kiddos. 

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To see all of my CVC FREEBIES, click on the link.  I have over 40 games, worksheets, and craftivities.

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There are 9 sets of 20 DIFFERENT bingo cards, so there's plenty for each child in your class, with two-on-a-page for quick printing. 

If you'd like the bingo game to go along with the St. Paddy's Day-themed CVC packet, print off sets 4, 5, 6, and 7, which cover the L, M, P, & S  CVC words. 

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I also have an entire board of Word Work activities on Pinterest, filled with more ideas, and educational FREEBIES.  

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Here in Michigan, which is still snow-covered, that's a heat wave!  Wishing you a warm and wonderful weekend.

"The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness." -John O'Donohue

 1-2-3 Come Do Some Candy Heart Activities With Me

One of the things I do during February, is use NECCO's candy conversation hearts in all sorts of fun activities.  NECCO stands for the New England Confectionary Company. I really enjoy doing research to find out the background of things I use in the classroom, and while working on this blog article, I found some truly interesting information on a candy that's been around since Lincoln's time, when it was popular during the Civil War!

Back then, they were a crisp candy with a paper note tucked inside a cockle shell, much like a fortune cookie.  In 1866 the candy evolved into a heart shape when Daniel Chase, the brother of NECCO’s founder, Oliver Chase, invented the process of printing words on the candies.  They were written in red dye and were an instant success, (particularly as a wedding party favor) becoming known as  "Motto Hearts".
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Until I started doing research, I was not aware that each year the company makes up new messages. However, some sentiments like "Kiss Me" and "Be Mine" added in 1902, continue to be favorites. To keep things current, they've invited the public to join an online survey to decide what they want these sweet little messages to say. Recent favorites: "Tweet Me", Text Me", "Love Bug" and "You + Me".

I also learned that they have themes such as food, resulting in "Recipe 4 Love", "Table 4 Two" and “Yum-Yum” messages.  In 2003 they had a “school” theme with the messages: “Teach me” “Let’s read.” “Write me.” and “Whiz Kid” . To see an archive of the sayings from past years click on the link. 

According to the National Confectioners Association, “About 8 billion hearts will be produced this year!” The company has to produce 100,000 pounds of hearts a day to meet that demand, as they sell that amount in 6 weeks during their peak Valentine’s Day season.  So how do I use them in the classroom?

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This 33-page packet also includes 44 candy heart CVC word squares that you can use to play games or create sentences with.   candy heart activities, ideas with candy hearts, candy heart centers,candy heart pattern mat, candy heart graphs, candy heart certificate, candy heart booklet, candy heart valentines,

I designed these using the Acme Heart Maker site where you can type in 4-letter words on a candy heart template.  CVC word candy hearts,candy heart activities, candy heart ideas, candy heart lessons, candy heart math, candy heart centers, candy heart certificate, candy heart graphs, candy heart patterns, candy heart pattern mat, candy heart estimation, candy heart booklet, candy heart cards, candy heart Dolch Words, candy heart game, candy heart recipe, candy heart bingo, Even tho' they look exactly like real candy hearts, being a teacher, I'd rather have had them printed in lowercase letters.

A year later, candy heart activities, candy heart ideas, candy heart lessons, candy heart centers, candy heart math, candy heart pattern mat, candy heart graphs, candy heart certificate, candy heart counting cards, I found a new site: cryptogram.com where you can type in up to 11 upper or lowercase letters! Woo hoo!  I had so much fun thinking of things to make.  candy heart ideas, candy heart activities, candy heart math, candy heart centers, candy heart graphs, candy heart pattern mat, candy heart certificate, candy heart booklet, candy heart cards, candy heart valentines,

 Oh the possibilities! Type in your students' names to make them a bookmark or magnet; or set this up as an independent computer-center activity and allow them time to make a few of their own.  I even made one for my husband and tucked it in his lunch. candy heart ideas, candy heart activities, candy heart centers, 100 day activities, candy heart games, meassurement activities with candy hearts, graphing candy hearts, 100 day cards,  heart math, candy heart graphs, candy heart pattern mat, candy heart booklet, candy heart cards, candy heart valentines, candy heart certificate,

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The Dollar sells them 4 in a pack.  There's also smaller candy heart cards in the packet.  Use them for Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" color games.  Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day With Candy Hearts activities.

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You can also put the posters up on your word wall for February; have students put the hearts in alphabetical order, or cut them up to make mini puzzles. Students can also choose several hearts and make sentences using those words.

Play a whole-group game and put the laminated hearts in a box, have students take one out identify the word(s). If they cannot they are out of the game.   candy heart ideas, candy heart activities, candy heart centers, candy heart math, candy heart patterns, candy heart pattern mat, candy heart graphs, candy heart estimation, candy heart certificate, candy heart booklet, candy heart Dolch words, candy heart CVC words, candy heart bingo, candy heart games, candy heart cards, candy heart valentines, candy heart recipe,Click on the link to view/print the Dolch Word Candy Hearts.  

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Finally, Contraction activities are often requested, so I thought I'd make a set of those, using 61 contractions.

Students match the word cards to their contraction cards.  You could also have children choose several cards and write sentences.  Click on the link to view/download the Conversation Heart Contraction Cards. 

Whew!  That's a lot of candy heart themed activities.  I hope you found a few to help round out your Valentine's Day activities, or use for the rest of February. 

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"I believe we must give more than we get; and leave more than we take." - Foster G. McGaw

Tag You're It! Now You Make A Picture!

I am over the moon excited over Tagxedo! It’s a website that turns words, famous speeches, poems, quotes, etc. into a VISUALLY stunning word cloud.

Click on the link to check it out. Tagxedo The possibility of ideas is endless. Here are a few that I dreamed up for up-coming spring activities:

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Brainstorm a list of words with students; write them on the board; students choose the ones appropriate for them and type them in.

These are three that I made for Mother’s Day. You can use mine, or have students describe their mom and make their own. Click on the link to view/download the Mother’s Day word pictures.

Different fonts, colors and shapes are available to choose from, so each child will come up with a unique keepsake for their mommy.

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Students make a word picture about themselves entitled “ME”.  I chose the handprint shape for mine, but they could choose whatever shape that represents them, such as a shape from their favorite sport, a ballerina, their age, their initial etc.

Teacher's could also make a "High Fives!" word art picture for each one of their students as a card for preschool or kindergarten graduation, or as a certificate for going into the next grade. 

I've also made, "Look Who's Leaping Into ______ Grade!" filled with fun words associated with the school year. There's also a matching bookmark or slap bracket to go along with the certificates.

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How perfect to use word art, when studying these men. Have students plug in a speech, or adjectives they feel describe them.

What a wonderful vocabulary builder and great independent computer center to practice keyboarding skills!  It’s also a fun way for students to illustrate a poem or short story that they wrote!

I’m always looking for different ways for students to use Dolch and CVC words, so I typed in the various lists of Dolch and CVC words to make cute anchor charts.  I made a header that says:  How many words can you spy?

Students LOVE  “I Spy” and “Where’s Waldo?” books, so this is yet another way to immerse children in word work in a fun way. Run off copies of the various word pictures and have students “spy” the words in the collage.

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Have students make tally marks next to each word to see how many times they found it in the word picture, to reinforce yet another standard!

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There are 8 CVC word posters. The shape depicts a CVC word. i.e. dog, pig, key etc. I've included an alphabetical list of all of the 338 CVC words used on the word art posters. Click on the links for the Dolch Word Picture Packet, CVC Word Picture Packet

I also thought it would be cute to make a graduation certificate using those themed-words. dolch word activities, dolch word anchor chart, dolch word lists, cvc word activities, cvc word list, cvc anchor chart, adjective activities, mothers day cards, mothers day activities, word pictures, great websites for early elementary, great writing websites, may writing prompts, mother's day ideas, kindergarten certificates, kindergarten graduation certificates, kindergarten graduation ideas, kindergarten graduation ideas, computer centers for early elementary, mothers day crafts, mothers day projects, mothers day word pictures, making word pictures, butterfly anchor chart, butterfly vocabulary, science vocabulary activities, Click on the link to view/download the Kindergarten Graduation certificate word picture.

It’s also a great way to plug in new vocabulary as it relates to the various science themes that you study, like butterflies.

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As you can tell, I had an absolute blast on this site and hope you do to! Do you have a fun site that you relish? 

I’d enjoy hearing from you diane@teachwithme.com or feel free to post a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas.

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Get Shakin' With Shamrock Games And Spice Up Reading Routines!

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Students pretend to be leprechauns whose goal it is to get to their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, by skipping along a shamrock trail.

In order to do that they need to identify shamrock cards with either a blend on them or one with a blend and an example of a word with that blend in it.

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Review another standard; by having students trace their trails in an ABAB pattern.  Click on the link to view/download Blend To Get To The End Shamrock Game

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Students enjoy this hands-on manipulative, as they trace the words with markers or crayons. Again, this can be done in an ABAB pattern.

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Finally, your students will enjoy putting shamrocks together to make CVC words beginning with the letter L for leprechaun in CVC Shamrock Word Fun

shamrock activities, st. patrick's day activities, shamrock centers, shamrock games, sharmrock reading activities, shamrock activities for preschool kindergarten first grade, CVC word activities, word blend activities, word cards, CVC word cards, st patrick's day games, traceable word cards, This packet includes a skill sheet for students to make a letter L CVC word list on, + an answer key.

21-traceable word cards with a cover so students can make an Itty Bitty booklet; vowel and consonant shamrocks and a blank set of shamrocks so you can make your own templates + a certificate of praise.

shamrock activities, st. patrick's day activities, shamrock centers, shamrock games, sharmrock reading activities, shamrock activities for preschool kindergarten first grade, CVC word activities, word blend activities, word cards, CVC word cards, st patrick's day games, traceable word cards, Click on the link to view/download the CVC Shamrock Word Game

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