Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas sight word match

We have been working away on our sight words all year and I'm happy to say that almost all my students know all the pre-primer Dolch word list.  In the new year we will be starting on the primer list.

My students really enjoy sorting their words and this is the perfect Christmasy activity for the job.  The kids don't even know they are still working.

Click on any of the pictures to head on over to my blog to grab this freebie.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Tag Freebie

Does anyone need last minute gift tags for student gifts?  Head to my blog to pick up this freebie!  I made an editable version, so you can type your own name in!

~Michelle from

Apples & ABC's

Who would you melt for? {a writing freebie!}

Hey there teacher friends!  Tara West here from Little Minds at Work!  I am popping in to share with you an adorable writing prompt for this week or after winter break!  What kiddo doesn't love Olaf? :)  You can download this freebie writing paper and get the link for the craft below!  Have a great week!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mouse to the Movies FREEBIE Art Templates

 You can do it...
You can make it to Christmas.
I believe in you!

And just to make sure you have enough "activities" 
to fill in those gaps, 
grab these freebie art templates to go with the book,
I updated this freebie when I updated the actual unit...
 This unit isn't free... but the art templates are.:)

I hope you all enjoy these moments with your students.

Elf Writing FREEBIE

Do you do an #elfintheclassroom? I thought this might help with our last week before break. 

I can feel the twitches coming on!
Don't forget to follow me for additional freebies! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Festive Feast Freebie

On Monday we had a festive feast at our school.  It's a wonderful time of year for a get together to share good will and food.

Head on over to my blog to grab this little freebie with my letter to parents to organize your own feast.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Reading Fluency Practice

My students are learning how to blend words and starting to read like champs! We are working a lot on word families and finding chunks in words to help us read. I created these fun fluency family mats as a fun way to help my kids read fluently.
We used the large foam dice I found at the Dollar Tree because large dice makes any game fun ;) I introduced this game during guided reading groups. My students took turns rolling the dice, finding the matching number on the paper, and touching each word as they read it. Some of these students, who knew 0 letters and 0 sounds at the beginning of kindergarten were reading like champs!! #happyteacher 

Here's a short video of one of my students demonstrating how to play the game. Since we are just working on the "at" family words, we only used this mat. As we learn more word families, we will use more!
You can try out the at family fluency in your classroom too! Grab the free download {here} in my store!


Sunday, December 7, 2014

About Math Journals

Hello! It's Reagan from Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits.

Are you thinking about using a math journal as part of your math instruction? Do you currently have a math journal, but have lost interest?  Maybe you are a math journal junkie rocking it out every day?

 Head to my blog to grab a math journaling freebie and to pick up a couple tips on how to manage math journals for young learners!

I WANT you to grab this FREEBIE

 HI Freebie Friends.
 Mary here from

I want you to head to blog to check out my newest WANTS and NEEDS unit
and to grab this freebie printable.

 It is the perfect to review things we want and need.
 Merry Christmas,

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Secret Santa FUN!

Happy Holiday Season, everyone!!  I'm stopping in today to share a fun way to celebrate the holidays with your friends and coworkers!

Every year, my close teacher friends and I--there are nine of us--organize a Secret Santa gift exchange.  It's SO fun!  To help us find gifts for our Secret Santa recipient, we use this little form that I created:

This form allows us to really personalize our gifts and give our friends what they want!!

It's not too late to organize an exchange with your pals!  If you're interested in learning more about my Secret Santa school tradition, hop on over to my blog.  You can grab your FREEBIE while you're there.  Or you can go directly to my TpT shop and snag it now!