Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year Blog Hop!

Happy New Year, Teaching Friends!

I'm excited to be joining in again with some blogging friends, sharing lots of freebies and other great resources for winter! Put on your scarves and mittens and join us, but keep those parka pockets empty ... you'll need plenty of room to carry all those snowballs  freebies you'll be collecting!

I'd love to share a few of my winter freebies with you ... something for readin', writin', and 'rithmetic - something for everybody!

Are you working on CVC words? Here's a game that will give your little guys lots and lots of practice blending to read short vowel words!

Because fluency instruction is so critical to successful comprehension, here's a set of free winter sight word phrases, to help your new readers cluster words appropriately, smoothly, and quickly. You'll find 19 phrase cards in this set - just punch holes and join them with a key ring or carabiner and you've got an instant center activity!

On to writing! :) There are just so many exciting things for our kiddos to write about in winter. I'm thinking about the little guys warm places, some of whom have never seen snow before but were treated to some this week. How amazing!! Since I'm sure they can't stop talking about it, how about doing some snowy writing, too? Here's a set of four free picture prompts for winter writing! Great for use with your doc camera, they'd also make an easy addition to your writing center this winter!

And finally, 'rithmetic!

Some matching cards for my PreK and kindergarten friends, with numerals, number word, objects to count or subitize, and ten frames for one to ten.

Something for everybody, right? :)

I'd also like to tell you about my winter vocabulary set. This is something that will provide you with vocabulary- building center activities all winter, but it's also a great resource to have on hand for a substitute day ... whether you're home shoveling snow or you just can't take one more day of indoor recess!

Here's one of the activities in the pack, riddles and a board game. On the board, you can see some of the 30 winter vocabulary words addressed in the set.

Here's the rest of the word work activities that are included - sorting mats, bingo games, independent activities and more.

To celebrate the Happy New Year Blog Hop, "Snowy Days" will be on sale from today through the 5th! I hope you'll stop by my store for a closer look!

Are you a follower at Teaching Blog Roundup? A great group of K-2 bloggers share ideas and freebies there every month! In my post this month, I share some teaching ideas and of course some freebies, too, for starting off the new year with practicing the names of the months.  I hope to see you there! :)

It's time to head to your next stop on the Happy New Year Blog Hop. Take a look at the wonderful things that Two Scoops of Kindergarten has to share with you!

2 Scoops of Kindergarten

Best wishes to you all for a happy and healthy 2015, and a successful year of learning and growing with your class!

Happy Teaching!


  1. Thanks for the great freebies, Linda! Happy New Year! :)

  2. Hope your New Year is wonderful Linda!
    Burke's Special Kids

  3. Thanks, Sebrina ... all the best to you and your family, too!

  4. Wow! So many FABO freebies! How generous of you! My kiddos LOVE your snowman addition game! Fun! It's actually in my plans for this week!

    Happy New Year! My resolution- and I'm committed- is to read and comment on wonderful blogs like yours!


  5. Hi, Lisa - Happy New Year! I'm honored to be in your plans this week! Thanks for the smile!


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