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A fun craftivity flap book where students write about all the friends they are going to see this summer, the places they want to visit, and the things they want to do. Includes eight different versions of the pages: blank, lined, blank & line, & picture frame, and two versions of the cover (with and without a sun). Each of those are with a normal block font and another "fun" font.

Summer Bucket List Craftivity

A fun project that I have my students complete during the last week of school is a Summer Bucket List. Most of the students in our classrooms don't necessarily get to 'plan' their summer, but this is a fun way to see what students want to do over those two months of freedom. Each flap is something students want to do with the friends, places they want to go, and things they want to do over the summer. It's a pretty self-explanatory activity. One thing I like to do with students is brainstorm…

Strategies for Reading Longer Words - classroom wall set - This Reading Mama FREEBIE

Strategies for Reading Longer Words

As readers move from reading beginning readers to hard texts, they need to develop strategies for reading longer words. Some readers can make this move almost naturally, while other readers {like my oldest son} do not. Today, I’m sharing some simple strategies for reading longer words resources you can download for free! *This post contains ... Read More about Strategies for Reading Longer Words

Add tabs to reader's notebook to help keep it organized

Foundation of our Reading Time: Unit 1

It has been a year for the record books so far. Lots of unexpected changes and challenges, but I do have to say my group of kiddos this year will continue to motivate me to become the best teacher I can be. They are great- and they have a lot to teach me. I just wish I had more hours in the day! But that's nothing new for a teacher. It seems like each year, I become more passionate about making sure we ease into our content areas by getting students excited! This year was no exception. I…

Have a bucket of "Reading Buddies" for silent reading time. :)

Classroom Pictures 2014-15

Room Reveal!!! Yay! I'm actually doing one this year! Last year I didn't get to do one, so I'm kind of excited about showing you my room this year. (There are some freebies scattered throughout this post, so make sure you read, too!) So, this is my NEW room at my NEW school! The whole set up is completely different than my other school, so I really had to think about how to organize and set everything up the way that would work for me. And I'm sure I'll change it a few times by the end of…

Reading Strategies - FREEBIE, great mini posters to put up near guided reading table for easy visual reference for kids! Or even notecards to glue in their notebooks

Yay for Summertime! And a FREEBIE!

Woo-hoo! Are y'all enjoying summer vacation as much as I am??? Don't get me wrong, I love school, my students, and teaching but boy was I ...

Reading Comprehension Question Cube- Neat idea for a lit circle activity. This activity would have students developing their own questions and curiosity. (TEAM)

Reading Comprehension Question Cube

Template for reading comprehension cube. Cut out and assemble. Students can use this cube to answer reading comprehension questions. Great activity for buddy reading!

So excited to present my summer 2016 reading list featuring some books I bought a year ago and still haven't gotten to.

My Summer 2016 Reading List | Kayla Blogs

So excited to present my summer 2016 reading list featuring some books I bought a year ago and still haven't gotten to.

Are you a teacher in need of classroom organization tips and ideas for setting up a classroom and home reading program? Read this post for tips and strategies to implement a reading program for children using Daily 5, using leveled readers and book basket to teach kids to read, and more. Plus how-to create reading folders with a FREE parent hand-out printable.

Setting Up A Stellar Classroom and Home Reading Program

Are you a teacher in need of classroom organization tips and ideas for setting up a classroom and home reading program? Read this post for tips and strategies to implement a reading program for children using Daily 5, using leveled readers and book basket to teach kids to read, and more. Plus how-to create reading folders with a FREE parent hand-out printable.

Reading Strategies!

Reading Strategy Mini Posters {Guided Reading} Kindergarten & First Grade

You are receiving a set of reading mini posters to help facilitate talks in Kindergarten & First Grade about what good readers do! Posters are written using "I CAN" language/statements. Set includes the following:Eagle EyeLips the FishStretchy SnakeSkippy FrogFlippy DolphinChunky MonkeyTryin' Li...

5 Simple Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension - This Reading Mama

5 Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension

5 Simple Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension - This Reading Mama