It’s been a long time but I must stop and say thank you to all who have been downloading my sight word parking lot! Almost every week I get a notification that it has been downloaded so I take it that it’s working for you.
Schools are about to reopen here in Trinidad and Tobago and I thought I would give you teachers a back to school gift. I am now live on TeacherspayTeachers and this is my first product! Eeek!
It is a Jolly Phonics inspired workbook/ worksheets that I designed to help reinforce the Level 1 (Red) Tricky Words. Here is a preview.
You can download the resource here. Please look out for my supplementary reading pages coming soon!
Have a really blessed term teachers. Enjoy!
The Ministry of Education, Trinidad and Tobago has released a notice to all Principals that because of the extra week added to the third school term in 2015, teachers will be given three weeks vacation instead of two for Easter 2016.
“Seriously?!” said the teachers in a chorus. “Of course not,” replied Lisa with a devious smile. She paused, then sweetly added, “Today is April the 1st.”
On the bright side, you still have one week to plan your work for the final term.
Have a nice day people!
It’s been a while since I posted here but I hope you’re still out there. Today I’d like to share some Valentine’s Day ideas I found – all are freebies of course.
Firstly here are some free fonts! Who could refuse these beautiful, free fonts especially for Valentine’s Day. Free Fonts
Next, here are some coupons for children to give to their parents. I plan to customize these. Coupons
Here is a freebie from teacherspayteachers. They are classroom cards that friends can give to each other to foster that caring atmosphere in the classroom. Caring Cards
Hope you enjoyed these special freebies and you can share your favourites in the comments below.
This resource can be used to play two games: Pelmanism (memory) or Snap. You may think of other games as well.
Game One: Pelmanism
In Britain it is called Pelmanism after Christopher Louis Pelman, who founded the “Pelman Institute for the Scientific Development of Mind, Memory and Personality” in London in 1899.
You need to create two sets of word cards – two of each word. Shuffle and place them face down. The first player turns over a card and reads the word. He then turns over another card and reads the word. If the cards match he gets to keep the pair and play again. See the ‘How To Play’ file included for more details.
Game Two: Snap
I could vouch for this game being fun, fun, fun! My students love this one. You need only one set of word cards – one of each word. Shuffle and place the cards face up. One person (teacher or student) calls a word from the set. Students ‘snap’ the word (cover with their hand). The first one to snap the word gets to keep it.
Both games enhance memory, visual discrimination and of course reinforce instant recognition of high-frequency or sight words taught.
The package includes:
- 1 .pdf file with 2 pages which you need to print back and front. The front is blank for you to insert your own words.
- 1 How To Play word document
I hope you and your students enjoy this resource as we work, play and grow together.