Easy to cut...can use paper cutter!
It is so important for student to learn their sounds in order to read and write so lots of practice is completely necessary! This product is just that but in a fun sort of way. There is a gumball machine with each letter.
Each bubble gum machine has a capital and lowercase letter along with a picture of something that starts with that sound. There are four gumballs for each gumball machine that have pictures on them that they need to sort and put into the correct bubble gum machine.
I made these easy to cut so you can just use a paper cutter to save you some time.
HOW TO IMPLEMENT
-I put four different bubble gum machines in a either a container, basket, ziplock bag, etc (I prefer a Dollar Spot or Dollar Store basket).... I like to store the bubble gum pieces in a travel bar soap containers and lay it on top of the bubble gum machines in the basket-
-Students pick a basket (of five-six bubble gum machines (decided by me) with corresponding bubble gum pieces in each basket and I usually have a vowel in each one)-
-lay out the bubble gum machines-
-put pictures one by one on the correct beginning sound bubble gum machine out of the four to choose from until all the bubble gums are gone and the machines are full-
-Students then do the student response sheet for those bubble gum machines- (sometimes I use these for formative assessments and sometimes I just look at them to form intervention groups
Clean up is easy peasy......train students to take the cards off the bubble gum machines, put cards in the container, put both the bubble gum machines and the container of bubble gum pieces in the basket. Then put basket away in classroom.
I found four bubble gum machines at once to not be too overwhelming...I wouldn't advise just giving them the whole container of all machines and bubble gum pieeces as it's too overwhelming and would be a disaster.
Make sure to view the preview for detailed pictures as well as instructions. I hope your students enjoy this as much as mine will! Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2d Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds.
Do not purchase if you have already purchased Beginning Sounds Sorting Mega Pack (CCSS)