I have spent the better part of my day catching up on blogs that I have missed and adding new blogs that I haven't seen yet. Some highlights I found:
* Learning With Mrs. Parker and other teachers are doing a Teaching With the Alphabet Linky Party. The letters are all assigned you just have to check back periodically to catch some good lessons.
* Mrs. Scoma over at First Grade FUNdamentals is having a sale on her I Have, Who Has game of over 220 Dolch Sight Words! Her game for list 1 is free at her TpT store and you can buy I Have, Who Has list 2-11 for only $2. What a deal! Especially since this set has over 100 pgs!!
* Do you have a lot to get done and find yourself with mountains of post-it notes spread around? Well A Teacher's Plan shared a To Do List Freebie that is sure to make those post-its all come together.
* I have found TONS of activities about sight word practice while blogging this summer. What the Teacher Wants has wrote a post that has combined two ideas that I found this summer that I wanted to try out ASAP. I know I was wishing the kids back too early but these ideas are awesome: Today's Password and Growing Kinders' sight word chants! Now make sure to print out the sight word chants and you are sure to find decorative ideas for your Popsicle sticks if you go to Pinterest or you can decorate them however you like. But it is such an awesome idea I want to try out. Oh and this summer I also bought Kindergarten Works' Sing and Spell Sight Words (courtesy of TBA's Christmas in July) that I can't wait to combine with these other ideas and get my students' learning. See in our school, our reading program does not have our students learning sight words until almost mid-2nd to 3rd 9 weeks. I have hopes to get a jump on the sight words so my students' won't feel so rushed near the end of the school year.
Sunny Days in Second Grade and become a new follower, tell her Desiree from Kinders on the Block sent you and maybe both of us will be winners!:) Good Luck!**
* Stop in over at Vintage Teacher for Friday Freebies.
* Teaching Heart Mom blog is still having their back to school bash of prizes. Hop on over there and get your name in the hat. One of the prizes are Hot Dots! Woo hoo, count me in:) You have to enter by July 31st to be considered for any of the prizes, so far there are 11 and you still have Saturday for prizes too.
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