Back to School Bubble Tags FREEBIE


Do you like to have a little welcome gift waiting for your students when they enter your class on the first day of school? I found these rocket bubble wands at Target, and made this FREE bubble gift tag to go with it.  


If you can't find rocket bubble wands, don't worry! There is a generic bubble gift tag option for you in the download as well!
 
Happy Back to School season!!!




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The Enchanted Little Learning Corner Kindergarten Teacher Membership

Are you a Pre-K, TK or Kindergarten Teacher? I know these last couple of years have been HARD.  You have poured your heart into your students and I want to take some of the prep. and planning off of your plate for next year.  The Enchanted Little Learning Corner is a monthly membership for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers!



Each month I share curriculum, learning tips, you get a private Facebook community, and video support from me! Take a look below to see what is included each month-






Each month the members get:

✨ Math Centers that are exclusive to The Enchanted Little Learning Corner

✨ Language Arts Centers that are exclusive to The Enchanted Little Learning Corner

✨ A Craft that is exclusive to The Enchanted Little Learning Corner

✨ Morning Work that focuses on ELA and Math

✨ A Writing Center

✨ Facebook Community

✨ Video Support (trainings, live Q &A, short video tutorials, or guest speakers)





We are going to open the doors to NEW MEMBERS NOW until July 28, click the link below and check it out TODAY before the doors close!


CLICK HERE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP










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Ice Cream Craft

This ice cream craft is a perfect way to practice writing or counting. The students can work their math skills by placing the numbers in order, or you can select one of the writing prompts and the students can write a reflection.



There are 5 different craft templates included in this resource. For each of the options the students cut and glue the ice cream together! This will make for a perfect bulletin board, memory book, or craft to send home. Each writing template includes primary and elementary lines.


Here are the different craft templates that are included:

1. A counting craft where the students cut and paste the numbers in order 1-5.

2. Back to school reflections- Here are the two phrases to pick from:

-This year I am most excited to...

-My favorite thing about summer was...

3. End of the year reflections-

-My favorite thing about this year was...

4. Summer Reflection:

-This summer I am excited to....

5. Blank template where the students can write their own reflection!



The math craft is a perfect craft to introduce at the beginning of the year to practice fine motor skills, or to use at the end of your study of numbers 1-5. The students cut out all of the pieces and then place them in order!



Click HERE to grab the Ice Cream Craft!

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Peek-A-Boo Summer Letter Hunt

Do you live by the beach? We are close to the ocean, so a beach theme during the summer is a MUST.  You can use this in the classroom or at home! I have been using this with my preschool son and he has been LOVING playing this letter game.  Let me show you how it works..... 


First you set up the letter cards.  You can choose between upper and lowercase letters to display.


Next you don't let your students see, but you hide the little sun cards BEHIND random letters.


I like to pick letters that they are struggling with or need extra practice on!


Next you play the game! The students pick a letter and look to see if there is a sun hiding behind it! After they look, they trace the letter on their recording sheet.  You could have them either say the letter or sound before looking behind the card! This game is super fun and interactive! 


Here is the link to the bundle of Year-Long Peek-A-Boo Games!



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May Kindergarten Writing Center

One thing I love about the end of the year in Kindergarten is the students are writing independently! You can see their creative writing coming through, and they feel so proud of themselves (and HELLO, I am proud of them too)!

My Year-Long Kindergarten Writing Center can meet your students needs and it is structured in a way to meet each student where they are at and inch them towards being independent writers. I have a full blog post here that walks you through the entire writing center set up.  I can give you the overview below!


This is the ULTIMATE Kindergarten Writing Center resource. This writing center is designed to be used in the classroom or to send a writing folder home to use for distance learning. Each month comes with 5 themes, for May the themes are:

1. BBQ

2. Garden

3. Pond

4. Zoo

5. Lemonade Stand



You can see above that the theme I am showing you is "zoo". Within each theme there are over 35 worksheets for you to use to meet your students' needs. This resource is designed so no matter where your students are on their journey to becoming independent writers there are multiple skills they can practice at their level.

Here are the skills/resources included for every theme:

1. vocabulary cards

2. vocabulary lists

3. vocabulary sheets

4. folder cover (editable version included)

5. checklists for you to assign weekly work (editable version included)

6. vocabulary sheets (3 versions)

7. labeling sheets (two versions)

8. make a list (3 versions)

9. sentence writing sheets (10 versions)

10. story sequencing (2 versions)

11. story elements (2 versions)


You can either design this as a writing center in your classroom or prepare a folder for the students to take home. I have included posters that are full sheets of paper or mini versions to glue and laminate into the writing folders. These posters include:

-color words

-number words

-alphabet

-sight words (editable version included)

-sentence stems (editable version included)

-sentence best practices

-folder covers (editable version included)


CLICK HERE  to grab the May Kindergarten Writing Center.




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Pigeon Book Buddy

Is anyone else obsesses with Pigeon Books?  They are perfect to read at the beginning of the year.  They are creative, silly, and I love tying them to academic skills! I have a Book Buddy that you can use with any Pigeon book!  Get the resource HERE.


First up we have a cute craft that the students can cut and glue together.  This is a great way to assess their fine motor skills, and it makes a really cute bulletin board to hang!


I always start the year with practicing colors, it is a great way to see their prior knowledge and it gives you an idea of how much in depth you need to go as far as teaching colors.  The students pick a card and color a pigeon that same color.




In kindergarten, there are constant one-on-one assessments that you have to give the students.  And there is that constant question.... what do the rest of the students do while I am assessing ONE KID AT A TIME!!?!?

I like to use this pigeon sound hunt as a mini-assessment to see if the students know their sounds.  You could use any of these printables as an informal assessment as you are working with students one-on-one.





Centers learning games can be used in small groups, partners, or one on one.  Take a look at the different center games.  The students pick a card, and then solve the problem on their own printable. 





You can find this resource and MORE Book Buddies in my Book Buddy Bundle!



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Peek-A-Boo Letter Hunt Games


We love playing "Peek-A-Boo" letter hunt games! This game allows the students to practice letter sounds and names while playing a game where they are looking for a little butterfly card behind the letters!  Let me show you how you play!



First you display all of the letter cards in a pocket chart or place them at a table.  I decided to practice lowercase letters, because that is an area we need extra practice.


Then you hide the butterfly cards behind different letters! The students say a letter or sound, and then look behind the card to see if there is a butterfly hiding there!


If there is NOT a butterfly behind the card, they trace the letter with pencil.  If there IS a butterfly hiding, they trace the letter in crayon!


There is a bundle in my store with Peek-A-Boo games that you can use during the year! Check it out HERE!


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Valentine's Day Writing Center Ideas

Let's take a look at our Valentine's writing center! This is perfect for at home or in the classroom! We hung Valentine's themed vocabulary so we could see the words and access the spelling if we need to.  


What I love about this writing center is there are multiple writing opportunities for each theme.  Here is the link to the February Writing Center in my TPT Store.  There are 5 different themes, that way you can have the students write about a different topic each week of the month!  There are tons of writing options for you to differentiate among your learners so EVERYONE will be able to have a writing activity that will be perfect for their independent level.  For the month of February there are the themes that are included:
-Groundhog's Day
-Valentine's Day
-Pizza Parlor
-US Symbols
-Dental Health

If you are looking for a writing center to use every month in kindergarten, click here for the year-long bundle



Letter Writing at Home


I want to show you how we changed it into a letter writing center at home.  My son was enjoying making Valentine's cards for our neighbors and family members and he kept asking how to spell their names.  I decided to switch out the Valentine's Day vocabulary for family names!  

I found a picture of our family members and wrote their name under it.  That way when he makes a card for one of them he can find their picture and see how to spell their name!


I found a bunch of different Valentine's Day craft supplies at Michaels.  Here is what I included:
-heart stamps and stamp pads
-markers
-crayons
-stickers
-two different blank Valentine's Day cards for him to freely write and draw



I put this card making center and for about 3 weeks, two times a day I would find him making a card.  It was SHOCKED it kept his attention for that long!  

I have the little "LOVE NOTES" header as a FREEBIE for you!  Just click here to download it!

Happy Writing!
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February Morning Work for Kindergarten

Morning work for kindergarten is a great way to start the day with a warmup and familiar review.  February Kindergarten Morning Work is a solution no matter if you are teaching remotely, at home, or in the classroom!

Each month, I have a Kindergarten Morning Work Resource that includes 6 Boom Cards, which are digital task card games that can be played on any device that has internet.  These games are self checking and can be played independently!  I also have a printable version of the morning work so you can make packets or complete one printable a day.



February Boom Cards for Kindergarten


For the month of February there are 3 ELA skills that we are focusing on:
šŸ’Isolating the ending sound in a CVC word
šŸ’Reading a sentence and picking the CVC word
šŸ’Listening for the long vowel sound in a word






For the month of February there are 3 Math skills that we are focusing on:
šŸ’Practicing addition with number bonds
šŸ’Graphing
šŸ’Subtraction





Kindergarten Morning Work for February


You can also take advantage of the printable version, where the students are practicing the SAME skills as the Boom Cards, they are just completing it on paper instead.  There is one page for ELA and Math for each day, so you can photocopy it back to back, or print whatever pages you need.



You can grab the February Boom Card resource HERE.
You can grab the February Morning Work Printables HERE.
Or the bundle of the two HERE.





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