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1-2-3 Come Do Some Letter Aa Activities With Me

Woo Hoo for Diane's Dollar Deals!  I'm featuring two, apple-themed ones, on the blog today. Dollar Deal Alphabet Wheels, are a quick, easy & fun way to practice letters.

apple activities, alphabet activities, letter a crafts, letter a activities, apple crafts, alphabet wheels, letter a alphabet wheel, emergent readers, letter a matching game, nouns that start with aI priced them at only a dollar, so that you can afford to collect all of the individual alphabet wheels.

They feature 6 nouns that begin with that letter, and come in black and white, as well as full-color, so that you can use them as an independent center or individual word work activity.

apple activities, alphabet activities, letter a crafts, letter a activities, apple crafts, alphabet wheels, letter a alphabet wheel, emergent readers, letter a matching game, nouns that start with aI've also included a worksheet where students trace & write the words in alphabetical order.  

Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to take a peek at the Aa is for Apple Dollar Deal Alphabet Wheel.

The other Apple Dollar Deal is an emergent reader: Aa is for Apple. It's filled with beginning letter Aa nouns. There are 6.

apple activities, alphabet activities, letter a crafts, letter a activities, apple crafts, alphabet wheels, letter a alphabet wheel, emergent readers, letter a matching game, nouns that start with aIt's also packed with Dolch sight words and great practice for pronouns, as well as end punctuation.

Students read the simple sentences using the pictures as clues, and then add the appropriate end punctuation. (period, question mark, exclamation point).

Pages from Aa is for Apple Emergent Reader Game 2They trace and write the Pp word, then color the picture.  There are 5, mini-strip pages, to a one-page template.

Students trim, collate and staple to the front of their "Aa is for apple" cover to make a flip booklet.

I've also included matching picture and word cards to play games like Memory Match and "I Have; Who Has?".

They come in color as well as black & white, so that you can use them as an independent center for Daily 5 Word Work, or children can make their own game to practice at home. 

Students can match picture to picture, or picture to word.  They can also alphabetize the word cards and use them to write their own sentences.

As with the individual alphabet wheels, I've priced these emergent readers at only a dollar, to make them affordable, so that you can collect all of the flip booklets in this series. 

apple adjectives, descriptive writing, apple activitiesClick on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to have a look: Aa is for Apple Emergent Reader.

The FREEBIE today also has an apple theme.  It's called Apple Adjectives.  On the worksheet, students describe the outside and inside of an apple.  You can do the same with a pumpkin. 

It's a quick, easy & fun way for students to practice descriptive writing and the use of adjectives. For your convenience, I've included a completed sample.

apple activities, alphabet activities, letter a crafts, letter a activities, apple crafts, alphabet wheels, letter a alphabet wheel, emergent readers, letter a matching game, nouns that start with aWell that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. It's a bit chilly, but the sun is shining through the lovely fall-colored trees. 

A perfect day for a walk in the woods with my poodle pup Chloe.  Wishing you a fun-filled day. 

"Happiness is a warm puppy." -Charles Shultz

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

I've created so many apple activities over the years that it was time to up-date and revamp some of my favorite ideas and toss them into Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.  I'm featuring two today, plus a FREEBIE. 

apple activities, apple crafts, apple bulletin boards, apple centers, apple poems, apple math, alphabet activities, alphabet centers, alphabet games, apple games, melted crayon crafts, apple bulletin boardsFirst up is the Magic Math Apple. It's a quick, easy & fun way to practice recognizing some of those big numbers that kiddos often trip over when learning how to write and count numbers.

Seeing them in proper sequence helps them wrap their head around a variety of math patterns, and is especially helpful to visual learners.

By doing this as a whole group activity, you can quickly & easily assess students’ knowledge of numbers, colors, & spatial direction words, as well as their ability to listen & follow directions.

This activity also builds vocabulary. I purposely used words like left, right, top, bottom, diagonal etc. to reinforce spatial directions.  To assist kiddos with the new words, I've provided full-page posters that you can refer to.

apple activities, apple crafts, apple bulletin boards, apple centers, apple poems, apple math, alphabet activities, alphabet centers, alphabet games, apple games, melted crayon crafts, apple bulletin boardsOrdinal numbers are also practiced, as well as colors.  I feel even young children can gain number sense by doing this as a "monkey see-monkey do” activity.

On your large teacher copy, you color in the number 14 box brown. Show it to your kiddos & they copy you.

apple activities, apple crafts, apple bulletin boards, apple centers, apple poems, apple math, alphabet activities, alphabet centers, alphabet games, apple games, melted crayon crafts, apple bulletin boardsI've included a full-size teacher's template for this.  There are 2-on-a-page, as well as 4-on-a-page number grid options for students.

Completed projects make a nice bulletin board. “We’re taking a bite out of number sense.” “Apple-icious math work.” or whatever...  Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to grab this super-fun Dollar Deal: Math Magic Mystery Picture.

apple activities, apple crafts, apple bulletin boards, apple centers, apple poems, apple math, alphabet activities, alphabet centers, alphabet games, apple games, melted crayon crafts, apple bulletin boardsNext up is Willie the Wormy Alphabet Apple game.   He was one of my kiddos' favorite apple centers.

So that I didn't have to reinvent the wheel each year, and my centers were easy-peasy to set up, I try and create independent center/station activites that I can use every year. 

apple activities, apple crafts, apple bulletin boards, apple centers, apple poems, apple math, alphabet activities, alphabet centers, alphabet games, apple games, melted crayon crafts, apple bulletin boardsDesigning them to go along with a theme, keeps them relevant, interesting and fresh. 

Willie took me less than an hour to make, and was so worth the effort, as he's a super-fun way for kiddos to practice matching upper & lowercase letters.  

Finally,the Melted Crayon Apple craft is a personal favorite, and today's featured FREEBIE Even though this craftivity is quick, easy & fun, it definitely has the "Wow!" factor.

apple activities, apple crafts, apple bulletin boards, apple centers, apple poems, apple math, alphabet activities, alphabet centers, alphabet games, apple games, melted crayon crafts, apple bulletin boards"Apples can be red, yellow and green. These are the prettiest apples I've ever seen." is the little poem that's in the middle of the apple

There are several pattern options in the packet (a large, full-page teacher pattern, plus 2-on- a page for students, with and without the poem.

Using a crayon sharpener & broken, peeled crayons, have students "shave" separate piles of red, yellow & green shavings.  

They pinch a bit and then sprinkle the 3 colors on top of their apple cut out. Both of these activities, provide super, fine-motor skill practice, that helps strengthen those finger muscles.

apple activities, apple crafts, apple bulletin boards, apple centers, apple poems, apple math, alphabet activities, alphabet centers, alphabet games, apple games, melted crayon crafts, apple bulletin boardsCover with a sheet of wax paper, press with a warm iron for a few seconds, then gently peel off the paper.

My kiddos often squealed with delight at how awesome their apple turned out.

Each one is different & completed projects make a lovely fall bulletin board

apple activities, apple crafts, apple bulletin boards, apple centers, apple poems, apple math, alphabet activities, alphabet centers, alphabet games, apple games, melted crayon crafts, apple bulletin boardsThat's it for today.  Thanks for visiting.  I hope you can pop back tomorrow for a few more apple activities, then it's time to move on to scarecrows & pumpkins

I love all of the seasons, but I think fall is my favorite.  Wishing you a refreshing day.

 "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

1-2-3 Come Read With Me

Hooray for Dollar Deals from Diane.
Here’s another emergent reader “just the right size”alphabet booklet

alphabet activitites, emergent readers, itty bitty booklets, alphabet games, alphabet posters, alphabet literacy centers. I hope your kiddos are enjoying them as much as mine did. You know you've got a winner when your students ask for another one!

They're truly a quick, easy and fun way to reinforce a variety of standards.

alphabet activitites, emergent readers, itty bitty booklets, alphabet games, alphabet posters, alphabet literacy centers. Besides the 4-on-a-page template, I’ve also included an 8-on-a-page pattern, so that you can make an “Itty Bitty Alpha-bits” booklet if you want.

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

alphabet activitites, emergent readers, itty bitty booklets, alphabet games, alphabet posters, alphabet literacy centers. Afterwards, 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.

When everyone has completed their booklet, read it together as a whole group to cover concepts of print, and reinforce the repetitive text.

alphabet activitites, emergent readers, itty bitty booklets, alphabet games, alphabet posters, alphabet literacy centers. Even though my Y5's were technically not really "reading", they "got it" because of the repetitious sentences and picture clues. 

I think one of the reasons they loved making these little booklets was because they could share them with their family.  They were really proud of themselves.

There’s also a "Color Me" alphabet poster, which comes on a full page, as well as 2-on-a-page, and is the featured FREEBIE today.  Click on the link to grab your copy.

Children can color their poster all at once, or keep the poster in their writing journals, and color only the letters that they have studied & mastered. 

alphabet activitites, emergent readers, itty bitty booklets, alphabet games, alphabet posters, alphabet literacy centers. This is a wonderful visual way for kiddos to see how much they are learning in a short amount of time--a real self-esteem builder.

You can also use the poster to play an “I Spy a Letter” game.
Give children an M&M or other manipulative.
Call out a letter; children cover it with their playing piece.

You can see at a glance who is having difficulty, which makes this a quick, easy & fun way to whole group assess.

alphabet activitites, emergent readers, itty bitty booklets, alphabet games, alphabet posters, alphabet literacy centers. Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop for this latest Emergent Reader Dollar Deal.  While you're over there, I would so appreciate it if you'd follow me; you'll know when I post more Dollar Deals & FREEBIES that way. Thanks in advance. 

Well that's it for today. I need to get going on apple stuff before it's pumpkin time!  So LOVE fall.  Wishing you a day filled with giggles.

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." -Khalil Gibran

 

1-2-3 Come Practice the "Owl-phabet" With Me

I’m delighted to post anotherDollar Deal from Diane.
This “owl-phabet” craftivity is a super-fun way for students to practice upper & lowercase letters .

owl activities, owl crafts, alphabet games, alphabet activities, alphabet craftsLook closely at Ollie the owl’s eyesYou will see an uppercase letter in one, and a lowercase letter in the other.  Ollie is one of my "Turn & Learn” alphabet wheels.

Play "I Spy” a letter & have children turn the "eye wheels" 'til they've found both.

owl activities, owl crafts, alphabet games, alphabet activities, alphabet craftsThey hold their owl in the air, and you can see at a glance who is having difficulty.

You can also play “Whoooo has a clue?” Call on a child to choose a letter, then give 3 clues to the class. For example: “My letter is a vowel; it comes before P and after N. What’s the ”mystery letter?”

Children turn the owl’s “eyes” ’til they’ve found it. “Whoooo was the first? Is that person correct?”

owl activities, owl crafts, alphabet games, alphabet activities, alphabet craftsI've also included a few owl-themed worksheets and a "color me" bookmark in the packet.

Besides playing games with Ollie, use it as a non-threatening way to assess.

Turn Ollie into an “Owl” miss you!” activity at the end of the year, so that students can review letters over the summer, lest they forget all you’ve crammed into their heads.

For a quick & easy way to make the letter “windows” in the eye, I used a circle paper punch

I set Ollie up as a center/station activity that children get to do after they have completed their morning table top work. 

All of the pieces and parts are on a table, with a variety of colors to choose from.  They pick out their parts & return to their desks to put Ollie together. 

owl activities, owl crafts, alphabet games, alphabet activities, alphabet craftsYou can also do this as a whole-group "monkey see-monkey do" activity, where you demonstrate the assembly step-by-step & children copy what you are doing. 

Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to grab Ollie for just a dollar.  I hope your kiddos enjoy their owl-phabet pal as much as mine did. 

The featured FREEBIE for today is a set of owl alphabet cards.  Click on the link to get your set today.  There are 3 sets in the packet. Owls showing both the upper & lowercase letters, as well as separate sets of each, so that you can play Memory Match, Speed, and "I Have; Who Has?" games. 

owl activities, owl crafts, alphabet games, alphabet activities, alphabet craftsWell that's it for now. Thanks for visiting.  It's still chilly out, so time to grab my jacket and take my poodle pup Chloe for a walk. 

Right now she's asleep under my desk.  Maybe she thinks it's a bit too nippy today too. 

"I  don't know what my path is yet.  I'm just walking on it." - Olivia Newton-John

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

Woo hoo!  I just finished another emergent reader alphabet booklet.  This one is called: From Ape to Zebra.

emergent readers, alphabet activities, alphabet booklets, class made booklets, alphabet assessments, alphabet gamesMy kiddos absolutely LOVE “Itty Bitty” booklets.  They’re just the right size for little ones, as they aren’t overwhelmed with coloring big pictures.

Because of this, I think they do a better job, and I can have them work on a bunch of pages for one activity, without using a ton of paper & being queen of the copy room.

emergent readers, alphabet activities, alphabet booklets, class made booklets, alphabet assessments, alphabet gamesAs with my other emergent readers, children use the pictures as a guide, read the sentence, trace the letters, write the letters, then color the picture.

The text in this emergent reader is “meatier” as I’ve loaded it with alliteration, to better reinforce the beginning sounds.

I also wanted to include the long & short vowel sounds, as well as “hard” & “soft” consonant sounds like goat & George.

I worked in the silent letter Kk in know as well as the hard sound in kite. So grab those teachable moments!

You’ll see a lot of words from the Dolch word lists. Would you believe I was able to incorporate 60? (!)

emergent readers, alphabet activities, alphabet booklets, class made booklets, alphabet assessments, alphabet gamesAfterwards, students cut the pages into 1/4ths, collate the pages and then staple their booklet together.

You can also sneak in another teachable moment if you'll be working on fractions sometime this year.

There's a template for a 4-on-a-page booklet, as well as one with 8-on-a page, so you can make an Itty Bitty Alpha-bits bookletChoose which one's right for your kiddos.

When everyone has completed their booklet, read it together as a whole group to cover concepts of print.

alphabet poster, alphabet activities, I spy a letter game, alphabet gamesThe featured FREEBIE today, is  the "Color Me" alphabet poster that's included in the packet. After students color their poster give them an M&M or other manipulative & play “I Spy a Letter”.

You call out a letter and they move their piece of candy on top of it. You can see at a glance who is having difficulty.  Continue playing 'til all of the letters have been colored in. 

I've included a full-page poster, as well as a template with 2-on-a-page. You could also reuse their worksheet to individually assess children for uppercase letter recognition.

alphabet activities, alphabet booklets, emergent reader alphabet books, class-made booksThat's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.  There's a chill in the air here in Michigan, which makes it easier to give up any vestiges of summer that we seem to cling to at the beginning of September. 

I just hope I don't have to switch from air conditioning to turning the furnace on too quickly.  Wishing you a sweet day, filled with snuggly moments and a bit of chocolate.

"By all these lovely tokens September days are here.  With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer." -Helen Hunt Jackson

1-2-3 Come Pair Up With Me

Welcome to another one of Diane's Dollar DealsThis cutie-patootie, Pair Pears Packet is packed with versatility.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nAt the beginning of the year, when children are learning their classmates' names, glue a photo on the top of the pear, and write students' names on the bottom half.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nChildren can match their friend's photo to their name in an independent "get to know you" center.

Use the puzzle pair pears as a classroom management tool for a fun way to have children partner up.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nUse them to play games like Memory Match & "I Have Who Has?"

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nI have included pairs that review shapes/shape words, numbers/number words, and uppercase/lowercase letters etc.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nYou can also run the templates off so that each student can make either an alphabet, number or shape booklet.

Covers are included, as well as blank pears for you to program with whatever.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nBe sure and grab the "teachable moment" to discuss homonyms

Click on the link to grab this super-fun Pair Pears Dollar Deal.

The featured FREEBIE for today, includes another fun way to pick a partner.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, n"It's Partner Time!"  is an "oldie but goodie" that I made years ago, before all of the cool graphics programs, fonts & clipart that I now use. 

Yet it's still popular & a fun way to practice colors, shapes & numbers while picking a partner.

alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet puzzles, classroom management ideas. shape games, shape activities, shape puzzles, nWell that's it for now.  Thanks for visiting.

I'm busy working on the rest of my letter packets. Wishing you a peaceful & productive day.

 "In the past a leader was a boss.  Today's leaders must be partners with their people...they no longer can lead solely based on positional power." -Ken Blanchard

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

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Here's a quick, easy and fun alphabet poster for your children to color.  They can do this all at once, or keep it in their writing journals ,coloring only the letters that they've studied and mastered. 

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

1-2-3 Come Do Some Super-Fun Alphabet Activies With Me

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftWhether you do a letter of the week, or review a letter a day, I think you & your kiddos will enjoy my newest creation: The Letter Aa packet.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftI know there are a zillion letter activities out there, but I think I've come up with some really creative & different ones, that will help make learning the alphabet especially fun.

letter a worksheetsI’ve incorporated a variety of standards for reading, writing, and even tossed in some math, so that you get more bang for your “time buck”, as you can review additional things besides one letter of the alphabet.

This is the first in a series of letter packets.

Countless hours went into designing it, because I wanted to create a format that I could use with every letter.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftThe consistency, will empower students, as they can get right down to business because they know what to do.  

This independence builds confidence, which leads to self-esteem.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftTeaching’s a breeze because you don’t have to waste time continuing to give directions or explaining what you want your kiddos to do. 

Children are responsible & accountable, which frees you up to work one-on-one with strugglers.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftThe packets are a big & loaded with lots of variety.

There are activities to suit various levels, as well as practice reading & writing skills at the same time.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftSimply choose what’s right for you and build your lesson plan.  

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftYou’ll have plenty left over, to use in a sub folder, as homework, independent centers, or for early finishers.

The packet includes:

* Posters & anchor charts
* Emergent readers

* Lots of Worksheets
* Pocket chart cards
* and a variety of Games.
skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craft* There are also several "craftivities" such as the letter pennant.

Children decorate their pennant with things that start with the letter Aa.  They can use stickers, pictures cut from magazines, words, letters, & clip art.  

* There are Bookmarks
* Puzzles
skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craft* A Song
* A Maze
* and a Word Search.

Another thing that I included in the packet are “Learn & Earn” brag tags. I think your kiddos will really enjoy collecting them. 

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftThere's one for each letter of the alphabet, plus a star-student one to hand out, when they've learned all of the letters. 

Simply run the tag template off on card stock, trim, punch a hole at the top and attach them with split ring. 

You can buy 8 in a package at The Dollar Store.  There are large teacher tags, which you can use as flashcards. 

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftThe split ring makes it easy for children to flip through, so you can play "Flip & Find". You hold up your letter tag & children see who can find theirs the fastest. 

You can also ask for the letter that is before or after the letter that you're showing them.

* There are a variety of writing prompts too. My personal favorite is the Letter Aa Post Card. 

Children fill in the blanks with things that begin with the letter Aa. Grab a teachable moment with "How to address correspondence".

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftMy Alphabet Wheels have been so popular, that I wanted to make a set for each individual letter.

There's a color copy for the teacher, as well as a black & white one, so that students can make their own.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftEach packet will also have an alliterative story. 

This packet features "Going Ape".  Counting how many featured letters are in the story, will provide additon practice as well.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftBesides a letter story and alphabet wheel, each letter packet will also have a "_______ is for . . ." flip booklet.

These are emergent readers that help reinforce pronouns too. 

The background picture features something that begins with that letter.  For the letter Aa I used an apple.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craft* A 100 chart hidden letter provides more math practice.
* There's also a class book writing prompt and
A Word Work booklet plus

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craft*A cute certificate of praise, with 2 on a page to save paper.

Have students keep them all together, and when done staple their "Letter Achievement" booklet together.

* Also included is an “I found the sound” activity as well as
* A “growing” alphabet booklet (As you study a new letter that page will be added to this Itty Bitty “Alpha-bits” booklet.

My Y5s really enjoy making "Itty Bitty" things that are "just the right size" for them.  With that in mind, I designed a "Pocket Full Of Practice". 

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftSince lined paper is really inexpensive because of the loss leaders supply stores have, (I picked up a pack of 100 sheets for just a quarter) I decided to have my kiddos fold a sheet into a pocket, to hold "small stuff" that they completed from the letter packet. 

Everything is in one place, things don't get lost in the bottom of a backpack, and parents have a nice little keepsake. The paper pocket full of practice, is also included in every letter packet.

Because these packets are over 100 pages each (The Aa packet is a whopping 140 pages long!) I will not be "bundling" them, when they are all finished. 

I will however, sell them for only $3.00, instead of the usual $4.95 for packets with this amount of work. As an added bonus, the first 48 hours they will be on sale for just $2.50.  

So that you can take advantage of the savings, if you are a follower of mine, you will get an e-mail notification from TpT when I post a new packet.   Click on this link to pop on over to my shop.

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftSince it's September, and "apple time" here in Michigan, today's FREEBIE is a sweet little "You Can Count On Willie" craftivity. I hope you like it.  Click on the link to grab yours today.  

skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s, & 10s, apple activities, apple crafts, alphabet activities, alphabet games, alphabet crafts, alphabet posters, alphabet worksheets, alphabet emergent readers, letter a activities, letter a crafts, pennant craftThat's it for now. TGIF!  My brain has been on overload working on alphabet "stuff" so it's time for a much-needed break. 

I'm not sure what that might be, but here's wishing you a wonderful weekend.

 "I'm learning the power of going away for the weekend and keeping myself company." - Zoe Saldana

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