Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Morning - Great Time for Some Freebies!

Hi, Everybody!

Hope you all had a great weekend, and that you're enjoying glorious spring weather like we are here in NJ!

Here's a quick freebie for you, since we'll officially celebrate the first day of spring this week. It's a little Making Words activity, but with a bit of a twist. The first page supplies your students with the goal word, "Springtime". The second page doesn't give the word. Instead, "Springtime" is the mystery word that your students are challenged to figure out by manipulating the letters. (Nothing like the word "Mystery" to get those little brains working harder!) And the third page is a word sort by spelling patterns, using the words they made from the letters.

I like adding the word sort page to Making Words when the children are doing this independently or with a partner. First of all, it echoes the activities we do in whole class Making Words. Second, it challenges the students to go back and try harder to make more words. Finally, I like the underlining because it really helps the strugglers to focus on chunks in words.

Click on the cover to download yours!

Now, for some more giveaways! Over at Teaching Blog Addict, it's time for Giveaways Galore! Click here to find links to this week's giveaways from Kindergarten Lifestyle, Sharing Kindergarten,
Color Me Kinder (check out the cool pencil sharpener!), Hunger Games Lessons, Kleinspiration, and Primary Inspired.

Have a great week - back with another spring freebie very soon!



  1. I'm your newest follower!! Thanks for the freebie!!


    JD's Rockin' Readers

  2. I really love how you gave us the option of letting them 'discover' the word Springtime. The mystery REALLY motivated my kids (especially my higher ones who normally speed through word building).

    Thanks for sharing! I'm excited to start following you.

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  3. Thanks, Jennie... and Jenny! (How often in life do you get to say THAT?:) ) So glad to hear that the mystery word helped keep all of your kids actively involved!

    Thanks so much for your comments!


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