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Spring Fling 2018 with ESGI & Friends!

Spring Fling 2018 with ESGI & Friends!



Happy Easter friends..... and April Fools Day!

This post is NO JOKE.... you will WANT to read and be a part of this AMAZING deal we've got for you!!

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It's nearing the end of the year and we all know what that means..... it's crunch time for assessments and making sure our students are where they need to be in order to be promoted to the next grade (or receive additional support to get there!)




ESGI is here to help you save time AND get all of the data you need to successfully finish out the school year!

Not sure what ESGI is?  ESGI - "Educational Software for Guiding Instruction" is a teacher's dream resource!

What usually takes you 1-2 weeks to assess your students on letter ID, sounds, sight words, numbers, and any other skill you may assess... ESGI is here to help you save HUNDREDS of hours and get ALL of your students assessed within 1-2 days (if not less!)

Hundreds of assessments are already created for you to use at your fingertips OR you can easily create your own assessment that matches your exact needs!

You will enter in your student names and you will have a homepage like this:


(Your student names will be easily visible).   You will have multiple tabs (this being pre-reading), pre-math, phonics, phonemic awareness, and sight words!

You can easily move within tabs by clicking.  Each student will have their own page as  well (just click on the student name!)

You will receive data for each section that has been assessed.

****  This student was brand new in January and I easily assessed him in less than 20 minutes to have all the data on a BRAND NEW STUDENT!!!!!   it's like HEAVEN!!!
(as you can see... I was able to easily add him to the class that was already created!)

What I love.... it gives you a percentage of mastery (in this case, the student mastered 100% of each section)

I can print parent letters to send home to communicate with families on student results as well as print out activities/flash cards for areas that were NOT mastered!

Not only can I gather individual student data, but I can look at my class as a whole!  I can see what letters were missed as a whole group the most, the least, and I can better plan my instruction for whole group and small groups!

These are just a FEW of the AMAZING things within ESGI - and all of my data was given instantly to me and right at my fingertips!

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SO....... for teachers who are NEW to ESGI.... this is the part you have been waiting for:

ESGI friends have teamed up to give you some AMAZING things..... but you have to act fast!  This Spring Fling is good through TODAY (April 1) through May 15, 2018.

When you go to ESGI and sign up for a free trial, use the code WILD.   While you would usually get 60 days free to try out ESGI.... we are giving you a FREE TRIAL through AUGUST 31!

Why is this so amazing?!?!?!   - Because YOU get to finish out your report cards, assessments, end-of-year data for this class.... AND you get to get ready for next year's class and be ready to go right when school starts!!!!!!  


BUT.... THERE IS MORE!!!!!!!

When you sign up between today and May 15.... using the code WILD.... not only do you get your free trial extended to August 31.... BUT you will receive a free ESGI t-shirt..... AND you are entered into winning a FREE trip to a national conference this summer!!!!


Seriously ..... what are you waiting for???

It's time to make the END-OF-YEAR stress go away with the ease and perfection of ESGI!!!!!

So..... how do you sign you sign up?!!?!?!



PLEASE email me if you have any questions : wildaboutfirsties(at)gmail.com and I will be more than happy to help you!!!

TRUST ME..... YOU NEED ESGI IN YOUR LIFE!!!!!!





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All About SIGHT WORDS!

All About SIGHT WORDS!



Happy Hump Day friends!  We're over half way through the week.... you got this!

We've officially hit that point in the year where I am thinking "oh.my.word...... I still have soooooo much to teach and so little time!"   Some light bulbs are starting to turn on in little minds.... some readers are progressing and moving right through the levels.... and some students are still trying to get out of the learning rut to make strides and hit that intended goal!

When I think of this "goal" or the progress that I'm looking for, I think of reading!  My little kinder kiddos are really showing progress and growth, but there is still that small handful that just really need extra support and attention daily to meet these goals!

One of the biggest hurdles to climb over in emergent readers... is knowing and identifying those little tricky sight words!  So today's post is ALL about those fun and pesky little SIGHT WORDS.... and helping our students climb that hurdle to master them!



Did you know.... that 89% of our oral and written language is SIGHT WORDS?!  It's true.... and 95% of the words within a Level A-C leveled book... is a SIGHT WORD... that's a pretty high percentage if you ask me!   It's no wonder that we really need our students to master these words!

So why do so many students struggle with identifying these words?  

Well.... research tells us that students (and even some adults!) need AT LEAST 20 exposures to something before it goes into their working memory!  TWENTY!   So think about your sight word exposures in your classroom.... are you exposing your students to a sight word 20 times before you move on or expect mastery?  Even if you only expose one time a day.... you are falling WAY short!

In a nutshell - we need AT LEAST 4-5 exposures a day if not more for our students to see and use a sight word to expect any type of mastery.


Recently I went to my Facebook page and asked teachers how many sight words their students are expected to know by the end of the school year.

The range of numbers varied greatly, anywhere from 25 to 220 for KINDERGARTEN.....  WOWZA!

Developmentally.... (and I'm sure there are critics on this!).... but there is no reason for a kindergartner to have to learn 220 sight words by the end of kindergarten, yet only be expected to reach a reading level of C or D!  It just doesn't match up!

When you look at research, typically.... every 10-15 mastered sight words can be a reading level.   So if you have a student on a Level A, the student should be able to identify and read around 10 sight words. Level B - around 20, Level C - around 30+ words ,etc....

If your end of year promotional requirement is a level D, then the student should typically master between 40 - 60 sight words.  

Now.... I know that districts and people above the teacher's pay grade are making these decisions for the curriculum in which you are required to teach..... trust me!  I know there is no kindergarten teacher out there saying.... "OOOOHHHHH I can't wait to teach my kids 200 sight words this year"

BUT.... we can't really change what we are told to teach.... we can only change HOW we are going to teach it!  

SO......  think back to the 20+ exposures for mastery!  Take this sample schedule into consideration:


Every single day, students should be exposed to the word in isolation AND in context!  They should have it read to them and reading it themselves.  They should see it, say it, spell it, and write it!  All of that takes less than 5 minutes AND can easily be done in your small groups, morning meeting, or even the beginning of a lesson!

Students can write it in the air, dry erase boards, journals, build it with letter tiles, shaving cream, pencils/markers, etc.... any type of exposure to writing and reading!

THEN you can incorporate in some fun sight word activities..... chants, word wall fun, fix and mix the word, sight word STEM, interactive pages, etc...

If you can stick to a consistent routine with your sight words, exposure will come naturally and so will success!

What are some activities that you can do?  Great question!

I definitely try to incorporate sight words into my morning message, but most importantly my small groups and learning/literacy stations!

I have a growing collection of sight word activities including my most recent... Sight Word STEM!  My kiddos absolutely LOVE building and designing sight words with various materials!  

Another little research fact..... did you know that a LARGE percentage of students who are behind or not meeting standards with peers, often struggle with fine motor skills as well?   HELLO sight word STEM.... you are meeting multiple needs!



All you need for this to happen:  different materials for building and the sight words you want them to build!  

I've created an ENTIRE pack for the first 100 fry words (as well as blank templates and cards!) that can help you with this!

I have designed this for multiple abilities.... beginning readers to have the support mats (featured in orange above!), simple building cards (in pink!), and advanced in context (in green)!

Check out the examples below for each part:


These mats are generic and can allow students to use with any word or material!

These support mats are perfect for your young and emergent readers!  A basic outline is provided for support as well as a writing area.  Students can select their material.... and build away!  (all 100 fry words are included!)

Simple sight word building cards are also included and give students the freedom and creativity to build their sight words.


This option if PERFECT for your readers to identify words in context.  A simple sentence is given and students must select the correct sight word to complete the sentence from the three choices!  Students can circle it, write it, and build it!

You can grab the complete SIGHT WORD STEM pack by clicking HERE.

Another great tool that I have been using and recently created is the Sight Word Intervention Binder, which also includes the first 100 Fry Words.


This tool is perfect to incorporate multiple activities and exposures with ONE sight word!

Students will:

- read the word,
- build the word
- write the word
- identify in isolation
- identify in context 
- trace the word
- construct the word

All of the materials are provided except the binder itself, the pointer, and the building materials!



You can check out the SIGHT WORD INTERVENTION pack HERE.

Do you sing or chant with your kids?   

DID YOU KNOW - that when content is put to lyrics or a rhyming musical pattern, it is 90% more likely to be retained?!  

After reading this research a few years back, I wrote a song for EVERY.SINGLE.SIGHT WORD in the first 100 Frys word list!

This is just an example of a song....  "THE" (pictured above!)

You can grab the COMPLETE set of songs.... HERE!

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One of the things that we often forget to do while teaching sight words.... is TRACKING sight words.

There are so many tracking tools out there, but this one is a generic tracking tool I use that doesn't really focus on specific words, but more so the amount of words a student has mastered!


You can easily use stickers, paint dabbers, initials, etc...  to mark and show the number of words a student has mastered.   I've included TWO different versions (counting by5's to 50 and by 10's to 100 - depending on the number of words needed to master!)

You can grab this tracking tool by clicking HERE!


NEED MORE SIGHT WORD ACTIVITIES?  Check out all of the sight word packs and activities (some are FREE!) by clicking HERE.


Sooooo... sight words can definitely be tricky and frustrating.    BUT... if you are only exposing once a day (or less!) then there is a reason to be frustrated!

Students need constant exposure and various activities to master these words!  Make it FUN, meaningful, and engaging... and you are sure to see success!

Feel free to contact me with any questions :)

Have a great rest of the week!!




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Picking the RIGHT book...for your kids!

Picking the RIGHT book...for your kids!


While I wish I could tell you that I took a break from blogging to focus on family or some fun and new hobby... that's just not the case!  It's called LIFE.  Busy at work.  Busy as a mom, wife, and person in general.  Busy presenting at conferences.  Busy taking care of 21 kindergarteners and 2 of my own children.  Just Busy.   BUT.... I'm here now... with a little freebie for you!


SO...... we are at that point in the school year where my little kinders are taking off in their reading!  They are thirsty for new books all of the time and absolutely LOVE having a variety of text to choose from throughout the day.    The BIG game changer..... I (the teacher!) know what level of books that my students need.  I read with them daily in small groups, I know their levels, and I have easy access to a large selection of books ON their level.

The BIG problem.... students don't just want to read at school.  Once they get thirsty for reading... they want to read everywhere!  The car, their house, a friends house, a family gathering, etc...  But I can't be at all of those places picking out the appropriate leveled books for them.  AND.... parents who aren't in education probably are unsure of what a leveled book is, where to find one, how to find one, etc...


There are so many great books and text selections everywhere (WalMart, Target, grocery stores, EVERYWHERE) and many of these books even have a level attached to the cover (Level 1, Level 2, etc...)  But here is a little secret (that isn't so secret!) ..... those levels are not always accurate!  (insert big gasps everywhere!) Most of them are actually TOO difficult.... and students are not able to read independently.

SOOOOOO.... the question that many parents have is "How on EARTH do I find books on a level for my new readers.... or any reader?"

Parents can't go into a store and find a book that is a level B or a DRA 3.... they just aren't found in public.  Sure.... our 3rd graders and 5th graders and pick out a chapter book and read away... but for our young readers, this is TRICKY my friends!


I whipped up this simple and quick little cheat sheet for parents.  It's not much, but it's a game changer when trying to find appropriate books for your new readers.  It takes less than 5 minutes AND you can begin to have a collection of books that are on your child's level....that's a WIN my friends!


It's 3 quick tips for parents.... or teachers ;)


You can grab your own copy by clicking HERE.

Feel free to print for your parents and share away..... we WANT our students with books in their hands that they are CONFIDENTLY reading!!!

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It's OK!

It's OK!



Hi there.  It's me.... the author of this neglected blog.  Yes.... it's been well over a month since I've written a blog post.  While this post will not include fun and engaging pictures from my classroom, it will hopefully let you know that you are not alone.

It's the end of week 9 for me here in kindergarten for this school year.  I'm a quarter of the way through with the school year.  (insert wide eyes)  While these first nine weeks have gone a lot quicker than I thought, I'll have to admit that I am still struggling to stay ahead.  (please tell me I'm not the only one!)

9 weeks.  In just 9 short (but fast) weeks, I've gained twenty new part-time kids.  I've learned their names, their unique behaviors (and they are VERY unique!), learned what they are strong with and what they struggle with, seen how they interact with other students, met each and every parent of these kiddos, learned their favorite color and TV show, what they did over the weekend, and so much more.

You see, the work of teacher is so much more than just "teaching".

Unless you are a teacher (probably why you read this blog!), you are married to a teacher, or have a teacher in the family, then you most likely don't understand exactly what a teacher does on a daily basis.  Sure.... we work 8-3 and have summers off.  (insert LOTS of rolling eyes).

I'ts 7:40 PM as I'm writing this and I JUST got home 15 minutes ago from "work".  3:00 passed a few hours ago and I was NO-WHERE near ready to go home.

Teachers have this amazing ability to do SO many jobs as a "teacher".

We as teachers are:

- lesson plan creator (mostly consuming our entire weekends to plan and create activities for!)

- lesson deliverer (while delivering this lesson, you are monitoring multiple behaviors, making sure all students are attentive, understanding, progressing, using, and retaining, etc... )

- RTI Specialist

- Advanced student specialist

- Right on Target student specialist

- Nurse

- Playground monitor

- Lunchroom specialist (making sure each and every student has their food, their tray, their lunch number, and they make it to their table and have their food in front of them!)

- Hallway leader and police!

- Parent Conference PRO!

- Behavior Specialist

- Restroom monitor (and boy they need to be monitored!)

- Advocate for student rights

- Attendance marker

- Email checker (and yes.... you must respond to some of these emails!)

- Faculty meeting expert!

- Filing organizer (you know.... after you planned all of the wonderful lessons and you need to store them for next year!)

- School supply sorter (find a basket and location for the 48 different supplies they bring!)

- Calm Down Caregiver - (when students are melting down over something very simple in our eyes.... but the entire world to them!)

- Germ Fighter (because we know those little babies are flying!)

- Newsletter creator (oh.... and that's every week my friends!)

- Guided Reading Royalty - yes... that's MULTIPLE groups with multiple levels of activities, differentiated activities and you do this DAILY my people!

- Science and Social Studies - yep.... gotta teach those too!

- Document the Data - (for ALL students!)

- Did I mention the Copy Machine and Laminator?  - we kinda need these every now and then too!

- After school Duty Pro - I mean... we gotta get these kids to their home right?!

- Objectives - post these somewhere....everywhere.... you MUST have them!

- Centers and Stations - (I mean.... you can't leave the same stations up all year.... we are constantly changing out these engaging activities to meet the needs of all of our students!)

- Shoe Tie King/Queen - (Velcro should be mandatory until you turn 12)

- Relationships - (yep.... you gotta manage to build a relationship with all students - trust me.... this one is a good one!)

- Computer Login Leader - (have you ever tried to login 20 five year olds on a computer with a username and password?  - you should try it sometime!)

- Weekend Warrior - this is where you spend all weekend thinking, prepping, planning, creating, and re-planning for your upcoming week!

- Part Time Parent - you are with these students for a big chunk of the day.... they get sad, scared, sick, and worried..... we become a parent for these students!

- Team Planner - so after all of your weekend planning... get ready to come to the table and share!  You will probably lose a conference period for this!

- PLC - say no more!  It's all about that Data.... growth.... and student success!  So bring that 17 inch data binder and get ready to share!  (it's really a good thing)

- Bulletin Board Master!  - you create monthly, adorable, and creative ways to display your students work!

- Artist - (you know... you're gonna draw little pictures, create charts, and make things for your lessons to stand out a little more!)

- Special Needs Supervisor - yep.... you will have students with special needs... which makes you even more special as a teacher!  :)

- Teacher

(yeah.... that's all for the job of a "teacher"....that person that works from 8-3......)


Did I mention that with all of that..... you still have a family at home.  Kids.  Spouse.   Dinner to cook.  Kids to bathe and put to bed (don't forget the reading and nightly homework!), downtime (HA!) try to watch the news to see what's happening in our world..... all while doing the things on the teacher list above.


While most people think at week 9... we should be rockin' and rollin'..... well we are.  But that doesn't mean it's easier.  It doesn't mean I have more time.  It just means that I know my students, I know how and what I need to plan, what things I need to focus on, change, and re-plan.... but it's still hard.

It's not my first year or second year of teaching.... i'm over the decade mark and I still struggle.

I struggle with finding time with my own children.  Making sure i'm giving them quality mommy time, doing the mommy thing, eating a meal with them, slowing down to let them know they are still my first priority.

I struggle with finding time with my friends.  Going to eat with them.  Catching up on our latest tv show gossip and fashion trends (I mean... I can only say so much about CAMO)

I struggle with trying to find an engaging lesson for EVERY lesson..... guess what.... it's ok if every lesson isn't PERFECT.  You give your best effort, you plan, and you go from there.  Your kids will not fail from one not-so-perfect lesson.... and you won't fail as a teacher because of it.

Guess what.... you are not alone with struggling.... and that's OK!

It's ok to struggle.  It's ok to ask for help.  It's ok to extend a deadline.  It's ok to not blow dry your hair each day.  It's ok to go to bed at 8:00.  It's OK!

Whether you are in week 6, week 9, or week 12..... it's ok to still be struggling with the balance of teaching.

I promise.   It's ok.

Teaching isn't easy.  You have to have a college degree.  You have to observe.  You have to be critiqued.  You have to control students.  You have to share knowledge.  You have to learn.  There's no wonder why 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first FIVE years.  It's not a walk in the park. But it's rewarding walk.


You are not alone in this world of TEACHING.  You are a teacher... who is changing the world!  If you don't ever fail... you won't ever know what success feels like.

Go get some sleep..... grab some ice cream and cookies.... and relax.  You need it.  Your family needs it.  Your students need you to.


If no one has told you.... you are a ROCKSTAR.  You are a teacher for a reason.  You are making a difference.   Your kids need you.  They love you.  You aren't perfect..... but you are perfect to them!

So ROCK ON!




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Decomposing to 5 - Math Fun!

Decomposing to 5 - Math Fun!



Happy Tuesday that feels like a Monday!

We just came off of our three-day weekend where I had ALL of these plans to knock off some things on my TO-DO list.... but my list only grew and few things got done!

Anyways... it was back to the grind today down in kinder-ville!

Last week we focused on numbers to five and really diving deep into each number (showing the different representations of each number, counting to and back from the number, creating our class charts, etc...)

Today we started working with all of these numbers to five, starting with decomposing!

Here a quick overview of what we did today:

If I can tie in literature with other subjects.... I'm definitely on board!  Decomposing to 5 has a few books to use, but "Five Green and Speckled Frogs" has to be my favorite :)

Prior to our lesson this morning, I grabbed my large chart paper, post-its, pipe cleaners, beads, and my favorite decomposing book!


Do you see those little frogs?!?  Those little goodies came from the Dollar Tree in the bath section!  They come 3 to a pack and are PERFECT for this lesson :)


I started off the lesson reading (well.... singing really!) the story of Five Green and Speckled Frogs.  As I was reading, I used the frogs to demonstrate and act out the story!  

Don't have the book?  You can search on YouTube and find a TON of different variations that include the music :)


After introducing the term "decomposing" and showing students the motions, we read through the story again and reinforced the decomposing piece of the story!   (5 frogs on the log, 1 jumped into the pool... now there are 4 ----- 4 and 1 make 5!)

To get my students involved, we created these little frog bracelets (using brown pipe cleaners (LOGS) and green beads (FROGS) :)


Each student will need ONE "log" and FIVE "frogs"


As we read through the story (sang!) students became interactive learners and moved the beads as the frogs jumped into the pool in our story!  

This is an AWESOME visual for the students because they still have FIVE "frogs" on their log.... they just simply move one of the beads to the bottom of their bracelet.

As we go through this slowly during our read-aloud, we create this chart together using post-its to represent the two set of frogs (on the log and in the pool)


This chart hangs in our room now to give students a great visual for decomposing the number five.

Students get to take the bead bracelets home to share with family and introduce decomposing to them at home!

This is always one of my favorite beginning of the year lessons with numbers!!!

I hope your week is off to a great start :)

Happy Teaching!!







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Back to School ~ With a Freebie!

Back to School ~ With a Freebie!



Excuse me while I dust the cobwebs away on this little ole' blog!  I may or may not have had to look up how to write a blog post .... it's been a while :)

I'm not sure about you, but summer seemed to sweep right in and FLY by!  I officially go back to school tomorrow with students and I'm wondering how summer is already gone.

BUT.... this year is going to be different.  I'm at a new school.... in a new school district.... with a new team and I couldn't be more excited!  Another reason to be excited..... my OWN two boys will now both be with me at school.   That's right.... my youngest little mess ball is heading to kindergarten!  #watchoutworld

So I officially have a kindergartner and a 3rd grader in the house!  Woo Woo!!   While I'm a little sad they are both growing up so quickly, this will be the first time as a mom that both of my kiddos will join me daily on the drive to school (and stay at school with me!)

Now... it's been since June since I typed on this blog BUT I must say that with a new job comes new trainings and this gal has been pretty busy! I had a few PD conferences in June and July and then *maybe* 3 days of relaxation and then it was right back to work....

SO.... if you have been like me, spending the last couple of weeks in back-to-school trainings, in-service meetings, Meet the Teacher events, and setting up an entire classroom, then hopefully this blog post will help you with filling in some of your first week lesson plans!


The first week is always (and should be!) filled with lots of fun getting-to-know-you activities, constant exposure to classroom procedures and routines, and did I say FUN activities?  This first week is so crucial in setting the classroom community.... so FUN (while of course meaningful) activities are necessary!

We all have our favorite back-to-school books that we dive into with our students, some on repeat every single year and some books making their first appearance this week.   Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is always one of those books that is on repeat (for me!)  I know some teachers are probably Boom Boom'ed out.... and tired of reading this fun and up-beat book, but I still ALWAYS make time for it!

Sooo.... since we also are getting to know each other in the classroom AND doing a lot of name activities, it's an easy book to tie into a name craft!

I whipped up some coconut tree templates, letter boxes, and a little rhyme chant and now the perfect little craft is ready for this week!  (probably toward the latter part down in kinder world!)



When I said, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom",
All the letters came,
Down the coconut tree,
To help me spell my name

This activity is a great literature tie-in and exposure to letters!   Don't have the book?  There are some great read-aloud versions on YouTube as well with the music and up-beat tempo!


You can click on the picture below  or (HERE) to grab your copy of this little free craft :)



Sooo.... when do you head back to school?  Are you already back?  

Hopefully I will not let the cobwebs build back up on here and I'll be back soon with some fun activities and a few new products :)

Happy Teaching!



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KINDER Games! {Letter Sounds}

KINDER Games! {Letter Sounds}



Hello Teacher Friends!

Just wanted to stop in today to share with you about Kinder Games!  I know... I know.... you probably just came in from the pool, or the movies.....you are NOT thinking about school.... but my brain can't shut off.... and I'm always prepping for something!

So.....  while I have only created this one pack so far, I do have my list handy of other Kinder Games packs that I will be creating..... but I did want to show you all about Letter Sounds today!


Now.... my FAVORITE thing about this pack (drum roll.....) it's ALL in black and white.  That's right.... time to save on some colored ink and bust out your Astrobrights paper!

This pack has five games that all address letter sounds.  These games can easily be used in small reading groups, morning work tubs, fast finishers, literacy stations, etc....  Where ever you see fits best!

Just to give you an idea of how I organize these....

I print each game on a different colored paper for easy identification and organization.  (All of game 1 is on blue paper, all of game 2 is on green, etc...)

I print the title page to match, paste it onto a large manila envelope, and tuck all the pieces of the game inside the envelope!



This simple organization easily allows me to see the activity/game from the outside without ever having to open it up and dig through it!  


Now.... for a look at each of the games inside:


Game 1: Match it Up!




In Game 1, students will simply match the letter to the picture that has the same beginning sound.  
You can also play this as a memory game where all cards are face down (pull out specific letters if you need to!) and select cards to find a match.



Game 2 - Same Sound!




In game 2, students will use the Same Sound mat and the letter/picture cards.  Students will need to place the letter in the top box and find the three pictures that all begin with that same sound.  

Again, for small group purposes, you can pull out specific letters that students are focusing on!


Game 3 - Roll and Cover!



In Game 3, you will need two (or more) players, dice, and different colored objects to represent each player.  

Students will roll the dice (one player at a time), and using the matching key card and board (key #1 with board #1), they will cover up a picture that begins with that sound. (use the key to know what number represents which letter.)

The first player to cover up four pictures in a row (like BINGO) is the winner!


Game 4 - Does it Match? 




In game 4, students will have two cards for each letter (one that matches and one that does not).  Students will have to sort the cards to the correct mat (yes, the letter matches the picture's beginning sound, or no the picture and letter do not match)



Game 5 - Clip the Sound



This station will need clothespins or paper clips.  
Students will identify the picture on the card and clip the letter that matches the beginning sound.

There is a card for each letter and I also included capital and lowercase letters so that students are exposed to both throughout the activity.


So..... 5 simple games... low prep..... and perfect for teaching/reinforcing letter sounds. 


You can grab this set on sale through tomorrow!!!

Just click here or on the picture below!



Happy Summer!



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