Y, oh Y.

Here’s what we’re doing with the items in York the Yak’s letter bag tomorrow:

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My sentence strips help kids practice sight words and reading from left to right using their “reading finger”. You can download these for free. Print, cut, laminate, and use!

And, by the way, we are loving these little word-of-the-day readers…!

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Halloween Words in Halloween Sentences

And here’s one of our Halloween activities for Friday: “Halloween Words in Halloween Sentences”

Students read the Halloween word in the box, write a sentence using the word, and draw a picture. It makes a fun read aloud at circle time on Halloween. There are 12 different Halloween words. The words match those found in my Halloween Word Search.

Hope you have a sweet Halloween!

Even or Odd?

Another Montessori inspired idea, this time for math: matching counters to a numeral and arranging them in two groups to see if the number is even or odd. My unique twist is using large brass house numbers (fun!) and a worksheet I made that the kids use to write the number and then “even” or “odd”. You can get the worksheet for free by clicking here.

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Coin Identification and Value

My newest free download on Teachers Pay Teachers is a work mat for coin identification and value. Children identify and match pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters, show their value by stacking pennies, then show new ways to make ten and twenty-five cents. This makes a great math center! Reminds me of a song I once heard…

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Table Name Motivation

Our new table names are “amazing”, “excellent”, and “awesome”. This has been a feel-good confidence booster and a motivator for desirable behavior. I say things like, “I love how Eleanor is focusing on her own work. That must be because she sits at the amazing table!” and “If you’re excellent, go line up for recess!” It’s awesome.

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