Friday, September 21, 2012

Where's Pepe Pato?

Pepe Pato has been quacking around the internet. You will never guess where he has been now!
He has visited our friend Mommy Maestra and has left a package on her page. You can get a free sample of some of our Pepe Pato items by visiting her blog. 


Sunday, September 16, 2012


Our friends over at Learning 4 Keeps is having a 100 follower giveaway. There are so many freebies to win on her site. Please visit and join in the giveaway.

Wowzers, What a Winner!.jpg

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ghosty Linky

I joined a really cute Linky Party this week. Our friends at Over at the Pond  made these cute little ghost graphics "Little Friendly Ghosts". Our job was to come up an activity using the ghosts. So in keeping with our theme about teaching beginning sounds, we decided to make a file folder/cookie sheet game using our alphabet pictures. This is our English version of the game. We are also working on a Spanish version that I will post here as soon as it is done. 

 Here is the front of the file folder game.
Here is the inside of the file folder game. 
And here are the pieces that go with the game. You get three sets of pieces. One set has the pictures that your student can use to practice their visual discrimination skills. The second set has the lower case letters to match to the pictures. And the other set has the capital letters to match to the pictures. 

Cookie Sheet Game

Instead of a file folder game, you can make 2 cookie sheet games. I wanted to have some really cute cookie sheets that matched the game. So I used spray paint to paint them purple and orange. (Make sure that the paint is for metal surfaces.)

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Freebie Linky


My friend Cynthia is hosting a new Linky Party for our favorite freebie. I chose our English Letter Writing Box Cards Labels as my favorite freebie. 

It is my favorite freebie because:
 It is an easy way to have a cute little writing center for your students. Add some writing cards and a marker and you have an instant center. 

The story behind it:
I was school shopping with my own kiddies at the Dollar Store when I saw these plastic pencil boxes. I had been working on some letter writing cards for my class and was trying to think of a way to store them. The letter cards fit perfectly inside these boxes. So instant center activity. 

How to use it:
I ran off these labels on a large sheet of sticker paper. There are enough labels on one sheet to make 4 boxes. I just cut the labels apart and stuck them on the box. I did cover the whole box with clear contac paper to make sure that they labels didn't come off. I put the boxes in my writing center and my students have a great time practicing letter writing. 

Spanish Version also available:


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Spanish Letter Evaluation Form

One of the first things that we do when school starts is to evaluate how much letter knowledge the students have. We made an evaluation form that can be used all year. We test at the beginning of school. We also test again in January to see how the students are progressing. We do a final evaluation the last few weeks of the school year. One form keeps all of our information about each students letter knowledge. Click on the link below to get your copy FREE.

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