Classroom Freebies

Color by Code with Sight Words: Spring Bunny

Sight Words, also known as Dolch Word list or The Dolch 220, are words in the English language that are most frequently used but most of which are not pronounced phonetically. Therefore, it is important for a child who is learning to read to be able to recognize these words simply by sight, hence the name Sight Words.  This memorization of these high frequency words are part of any kindergarten and 1st grade classroom. 

One way to assess fluency of these Sight Words is through activities such as flash cards, worksheets, and even coloring pages. We use all of these in our classroom but a favorite of our students is the Color by Code coloring pages.  

These pages use the first set of High-Frequency words such as I, me, a, & go. By learning these words children can begin to explore early readers and find success, exciting their progress and propelling them to move forward and learn more.  It is a great cycle that prompts literacy, reading fluency and a love for learning. 

My Color by Code using Sight Words Spring Pictures complete set of 12 pages can be purchased on my Teachers Pay Teachers store but today I would like to give you one of these pages for free. Click the image below to download your FREEBIE.  

Who wants a Spring FREEBIE? Head over to sherilbrasher.info/school-resources to grab this super cute Color by Code using Sight Words picture of a bunny.

Today's freebie would be a great addition to a literacy center, morning work, early finisher work or just a rainy day activity. 

What are some ways that you teach, introduce or practice sight words and reading with your children? Let me know below so I can try it out in my classroom. 

Until next time, I'll see you over at sherilbrasher.info


Who wants a Spring FREEBIE? Head over to sherilbrasher.info/school-resources to grab this super cute Color by Code using Sight Words picture of a bunny.


Butterfly Alphabet Matching Cards

Letter recognition and alphabet fluency is a super important step in the beginning stages of reading for any child. If a student can't see the differences between letters it will be really difficult for them to make words, blend sounds and read. 

One of the things that we do to help with letter recognition and fluency in our 3-6 classrooms is letter matching. We often use puzzles, cards, worksheets or even just paper.  Matching letters help to strengthen that recognition.  


I created this super simple Spring-themed Alphabet Matching Cards to help our students with their letters.  You can pick this FREEBIE up by clicking the image below. 


Today is Friday and you know what that means? It's Freebie Friday! Up for today we have some really cool butterfly alphabet matching cards. One of the early stages of learning to read is letter recognition. Grab this FREEBIE over at sherilbrasher.info/school-resoureces.


We are using them for a variety of exercises which you can find over on our blog. The ideas are endless.  

Let me know how you teach letter recognition and alphabet fluency to your kids in the comments below! I'd love to hear from you. 



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Bloggers R Us

DO YOU NEED AN EFFECTIVE BLOGGING ROUTINE?

Start at TBTS Too Much Noise and download your FREE 30 Plug and Play Blog Post Titles to save you time and effort!

DO YOU NEED AN EFFECTIVE BLOGGING ROUTINE?  Start at TBTS Too Much Noise and download your FREE 30 Plug and Play Blog Post Titles to save you time and effort!

See you there,

~Charity

Teacher Blogger To-Do List

To-do lists are kind of a big deal. But I think in particular to teachers. Maybe it’s because we are overly giddy when we get new office supplies, but even more when you gift us with a sparkling new planner. I am not sure what it is, but I am definitely in the ranks of being a planner junkie as well.

The thing that I am learning though – having the perfect planner is wonderful – but it doesn’t necessarily make you more productive or efficient if you don’t have a plan in place to know how to prioritize your list so that you get the most bang for your buck.

“Being busy isn’t the same as being productive.”


When choosing blogging tasks, you need to make sure you are doing activities that will really help you to get ahead in your business. Especially since you are trying to fit those activities inside of an already crazy schedule of running a household and probably even working a full-time job.


Having the perfect planner doesn’t make you more productive if you don’t know how to prioritize your list to get the most bang for your blogging buck.



Having the perfect planner doesn’t make you more productive if you don’t know how to prioritize your list to get the most bang for your blogging buck.



Grab your Free To Do Template Download at Teaching Blog Traffic School!

~Charity
Having the perfect planner doesn’t make you more productive if you don’t know how to prioritize your list to get the most bang for your blogging buck.


FREE Online Teacher Workshops!

Who loves some FREE PD in their PJs???

I would much rather sit and watch online trainings in the comfort of my home or from my mobile device on my own time, while being able to have a snack and a beverage of my choice along the way.  But, maybe that’s just me.  :)

Organized Classroom Workshops are just the thing you have been looking for and didn’t know it!

I just added a new tab to the top of the menu bar at the website which is the new home for all OC Workshops!

Free Teacher Workshops


The first topic is all about “The Anatomy of a Teacher Desk,” where you will learn what you should – and shouldn’t – be placing in and around your classroom desk!  Stop by and check it out!

~Charity
Teacher Online Workshops

Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation in the United States. This is a wonderful week where we can specifically show all of our teachers how much they really mean to us and our children. This is the week that we can give back to them for all of the hours they put in to enriching our minds. Teachers give so much of themselves; their time, their money, their hearts. Let's give a little something back to them to show our appreciation.  

Here are just a few ideas: 


  • Homemade coupon book - Offer your teachers some help with grading, copying, cutting out, filing, sorting, etc. Giving your time to a teacher will be GREATLY appreciated. This is a great FREE gift idea. 
  • Coffee Mug and a favorite Coffee/Tea {or gift card} - Contrary to popular belief, teachers really do like coffee mugs, especially the travel kind if they are teaching in a younger classroom. Pair a favorite mug with some coffee or tea and some sweetener and creamers and this gift is sure to soar without breaking the bank. 
  • Gift Card to their favorite clothing store - Let's face it, a gift card to a place like Target or Walmart or the Dollar Store will be used on the classroom and your students. So instead, if you plan to give a gift card, give one for their favorite store that will "force" them to spend that money on themselves.  
  • Group Gifts - Go in with the rest of the class families and get something all together. This will help those families who are a bit strapped for cash not feel inadequate. One of my favorite teacher gift was a group gift. I received a new Keurig Coffee machine and a box of coffee with some mugs and a few other coffee & tea related items. It was so perfect as mine had quit working months earlier. It is something that I use every day and would have been too much for just one person to get. 
Now that you have the gift, you'll need some gift tags. Well, I've got you covered with that. Here is a wonderful Teacher Appreciation freebie with several gift tags with some of my favorite teacher quotes. Included are a set of blank tags as well.  

To receive your free set of Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags, click the image below. 

Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags FREEBIE - head over to sherilbrasher.info/school-resources to see why I think teachers are amazing and grab this freebie!


What are some of your favorite gifts to give teachers? Let me know in the comments below. I'll add them to the list! 

Until next time, find me over at sherilbrasher.info!

Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags FREEBIE - head over to sherilbrasher.info/school-resources to see why I think teachers are amazing and grab this freebie!


What is Your Biggest Lesson Planning Challenge?




A fun new teacher quiz that will give you personalized results in less than 2 minutes!


Have fun!

~Charity