So I made a spontaneous Target run today after reviewing some of my posts from earlier this week. I realized that, in order to finish the projects I wanted to get done for my Pinspired Linky, I had to make a trip to the store.
While it looks as though I went on an all-out Easter Shopping Spree, it just so happened that the dollar bin was full of Easter/Springtime goodies. Let's break it down and see what I got, shall we?
Then I remembered the different writing strategies that use the burger metaphor:
A fun Burger Book Report from Unique Teaching Resources
A great writing rubric created by Erin Morrison from The Open Door Classroom. Check it out on her TpT Store!
Another fun writing rubric from Cottone's Dream Team
I think I need to buy another (or 2 more) so I can do all of these ideas! I think I'm going to make the writing rubric out of my current burger coasters. I will have to go back to Target and get another set. They have lots of different sets: Burger, BLT Sandwich, Donuts, and Cookie. I ultimately chose the Burger Set because I figured that would be the food my children would be most familiar with (not BLT), and would have some sort of order or sequencing to it. I think I will start with creating a modified version of Cottone's Dream Team's writing rubric. I may purchase another Burger Coaster Set and make a modified Burger Book Report, but instead use it for students to answer comprehension questions. I also might purchase the BLT Coaster sets and create the more advanced writing rubric, seen in Erin Morrison's product. When that is all completed, I'll be sure to post pictures :)
A couple of Mini Cars...bought in mind so I could finish My Sight Word Parking Lot game:
Check out this fun Sight Word Game from Plato Academy!
Who doesn't have a huge bag of Easter Eggs? I have two. I've been meaning to make some sort of literacy games using Easter Eggs for a while, but haven't actually found Easter Eggs (until Easter-time....shocking right?).
My inspiration from Mrs. Kelley's Kindergarten:
Mrs. Kelley used these cute little eggs to create a word family center. I have also seen others use eggs for sight words, or rhyming, so I have some brainstorming to do...
And now...onto my latest and greatest project...
My first step was to buy these round stickers. I have bought these before when I made an anniversary gift for my fiancé, so I knew just what I needed as I started my project adventure
As mentioned in my previous post, I am creating this gem from Vicki Moore
I then gathered all my saved up bottle caps...
I designated certain colors to certain letter sounds: yellow for consonants, purple for vowels, and green for digraphs. I decided to do it this way, modeled after the Fundations layout that we use in our classroom.
Here are all the bottle caps for my first set with blank stickers.
I created my first set, using the 21 consonants (yellow), 5 vowels (purple), and 5 digraphs (green) modeled after the Level 1 Fundations Unit
I decided to double the set, so kids would be able to create words with the same letter twice, and also for the inevitable...lost bottle caps!
I am so excited for my recent purchases! I'm even MORE excited for this purchase:
Those things are hot right?
I'm completely obsessed!
These slippers are so incredibly comfortable, soft, and warm. I never want to take them off. They are sturdy, so there is none of that floppy feeling I get with other slippers.
Naturally, it's from Free People...because I love them, and they are amazing.
And yes, I am currently wearing them. While I am writing this post. And for ever. And ever...