I had a request recently for a phonemic awareness book companion for If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff.  You asked, so I made it! If You Give A Moose A Muffin: Phonemic Awareness Book Companion I love using these phonemic awareness packets with my Kindergarten students.  They have so much fun with the activities, and I love that it ties back to the book by using words straight from the book.  It often helps students to figure out words, especially in the blending section.  This phonemic awareness book companion has five different activities.  Syllable Identification, Recognizing Rhyme, Generating Rhyme, Blending Sounds, and Identifying Initial Sounds. How Many Syllables: Recognizing Rhyme: Generating Rhyme: Blending Monosyllable Words (onset-rime): Identifying Initial Sounds: You can find this book companion packet HERE . Thanks so much for checking this out!  If you have any other books that you would li...
At the beginning of the year, I saw a pin on Pinterest that had a  QR code on a little sign outside of your classroom door with all of your contact information.  I made one with all of my information and hung it up.  I'm not sure if anyone has ever actually scanned it (I am in a tiny corner of the school, so not a lot of traffic), but I see it every day.  It got me to thinking about trying to use the QR code a different way.  I decided that I wanted to make an activity that uses QR codes, but what?  Well, then one day, I was working with a Super Duper Main Idea set.  It is the one that has the "secret decoder" light.  Well, my little smarties figured out that the correct answer is colored just a little differently than the other two choices.  I started covering the letters up with a sticky note.  They LOVE using the decoder light, so I really wanted something similar that they might not be able to figure out a pattern to.  Then, I thought, "What if I made my own ...
Smarty Ears Apps contacted me to review their recently updated app Fun & Functional and gave me a code to use for a GIVEAWAY! Fun and Functional is an app that targets categorization and descriptive language skills through the use of pictures and audio.  This app was recently updated to work with Smarty Ears Therapy Report Center- an app that helps you to collect data on all of your Smarty Ears apps.   When you first open this app, you can click the Support button to watch a video tutorial.  This is helpful, but not necessary, as it is a pretty easy to use app. Next, you will click the Settings button.  This is where you will customize the game for your student.  This app could be used for multiple students if you take turns, however, you will not be able to collect data for each individual student.  The app only collects data for the one session you are working on.  In the Settings menu, you may select from 10 different categories.  You can use just one or all of them....
I used one of my favorite thrift store finds today... my Melissa and Doug Animal Puzzle Book.      Sometimes I use this for a reinforcing item, but today I used it as a categorizing and labeling activity.  I have a student who is working on labeling items, and thought this would be a great activity for him.  He knew a lot of the animals, so we worked on labeling the ones that he did not know.  I gave him a piece of the puzzle, he named it, and then we needed to find out where it went.   There are four categories of animals in this book: Zoo Animals, Farm Animals, Pet Friends, and Sea Animals.  I have my students go through the pages to find the category in which their animal belongs.  There are pictures in the book, so really it can just be a matching activity, but it can lead to categorizing.   I love it when I can find something that has multiple purposes!  I'm sure you could just use a regular puzzle for this activity, or even two puzzles that have differ...
I have four different packets for my No Frills Articulation activities: No Frills Articulation: S and Z No Frills Articulation: TH No Frills Articulation: L No Frills Articulation: Sh and Ch I also have a bundle of the above activities for 21% off of what you would pay for all four activities.  Plus, you will have access to any future No Frills Articulation activities that I post (there are two in the works). No Frills Articulation: Bundle Here is what a No Frills Articulation packet looks like: Memory Cards (72 cards): There are 12 cards for each sound in all three positions of words (initial, medial, final).  Print two copies of the cards.  Laminate and cut out to play a memory game. Phrase Worksheets (6 worksheets): There are three worksheets for each sound in all positions of words. Students can read or repeat the phrases.  There is a spot to record the number of correct responses at the bottom of the page. Sentences Worksheets (6 worksheets): There ...