Kindergarten Language Arts

Collection by Beth Garcia

Beth Garcia
I love the tape!!!! DIY Phonic Phones...LOVE these..Use these phonics phones in your small group intervention when teaching phonemic awareness or phonics skills.

DIY Phonics Phones - Classroom DIY

Use phonics phones in your small group intervention when teaching phonemic awareness or phonics skills. Help students pay attention to individual sounds. Items to Gather: 2 – 3/4″ PVC pipe elbow ... Read moreDIY Phonics Phones

Tons of ideas for creating and running your literacy centers! {FREEBIES} included!

5 Favorite Literacy Centers - Teaching with Jillian Starr

Finding a format for your literacy centers can be a tricky task. It’s important to have routine, but it should be individualized to meet your scheduling needs and the academic needs of your students. For my classroom, I really wanted an “buffet” of options that I could choose from to best meet the needs of my students. Here are some of my favorite centers, all

This game is a take on tic-tac-toe.  Materials Needed: 1 muffin tin, 12 paper cupcake liners, 1 marker, 1 Dolch sight word list, and a handful of place markers such as hard candy or cereal    On the bottom of each cupcake liner write a sight word.  Place each liner in a muffin tin cup.  You are ready to play!  One person calls out a word.  The other person takes a place marker and puts it in the correct cup.  When three in a row is achieved, you have a winner.

4 Super Fun & Easy Muffin Tin Reading Games

Grab a muffin tin and play these super easy and fun learning games!

The Three Little Pigs Retelling Stick puppets

The Three Little Pigs (Disney Classic) (Little Golden Book)

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar


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Great weather unit based on Eric Carle's book.


Thanks to blogging I was able do some really cute and fun stuff with my class for a weather mini unit. I am in love with these adorbale umbr...

Make hats out of newspapers! Ideal for the Easter Bonnet season!  List of ideas for books at the end.

Easy Easter Bonnet Craft Ideas for Kids and Preschoolers - Red Ted Art - Make crafting with kids easy & fun

If you are looking for a quick and clever Easter Bonnets idea, you will LOVE this thrifty Newspaper Bonnet! It is also great for any other dress up day. Fun

Brown Cow, Brown Cow, What Do You See?  Great for teaching literacy, vocabulary words, and color words! It follows the pattern, Brown Bear, Brow...

Farm Emergent Reader-Brown Cow, Brown Cow, What Do You See?

Brown Cow, Brown Cow, What Do You See? This is a 12 page emergent reader. It is great for teaching literacy, vocabulary words, abnd color words! It follows the pattern, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? I see an orange cat looking at me., etc... If you like this reader, it is part of my ...

blends scavenger hunt

Teaching Consonant Blends | Activity |

Combine kids' love of scavenger hunts with consonant blends to create a fun game that's perfect for everything from birthday parties to rainy days at home.

Do this for each sight word.  Cut apart letter and spell the word, stamp it, rainbow write.  All in a journal.

Reading Workshop Journals

Today I finished making all of my Reading Workshop Journals. Another thing checked off the list! (Of course, my list is growing everyday!) We use our reading workshop journals for several things, and I will write about them more in-depth once I get back in my room, but here's a little sneak peak... We do "Word Work"--practicing our high frequency words, writing the room (usually looking for a specific letter), and making words using onsets and rhymes. (This work is done in centers). We also…


Digraphs and Blends Galore!–FREEBIE

Hands-on, meaningful learning resources and teaching ideas for primary students.

follow up activity


Another idea from Mamie Tice.... These measurement ideas are based on the book Actual Size by Steve Jenkins. Buy two copies of the book...


Snappy the Syllable Turtle [Board Game]

Now that my son has banged out some funky beats on his syllable drum, I thought he’d enjoy playing a syllable board game. After seeing the most adorable snapping alligators people were making and sharing on the Internet (find one example here), I thought I’d try my hand at making a snapping turtle. We affectionately named him Snappy. How to Make a Snapping Syllable Turtle Salvage some corrugated cardboard from your recycling bin (I used an empty box of diapers). You only need a small piece…

Pizza Blends!

Commutative Property, Property of Zero, and Blends! - The Lesson Plan Diva

Pizza blends! My kids are going to love this one next week! The students sort the pizza slices to the correct blend and then record their answers on the recording sheet. Click here to get this center! We are also working on commutative property and property of zero next week and this center is really