This is the perfect bundle to support emergent readers and writers.
“Five-Minute Pencil Work”
Learners who understand how letters are made will be better writers. (lines, stops, curves etc.) Pencil work is a very important "back to school' skill. Ensure that EVERY learner knows the shapes and directions for writing letters. 16 clean and clear worksheets keeps all learners on track.
-Lines – left to right
-Lines – top to bottom
-Circles – 1
-Circles – 2
-Oblong – 1
-Oblong – 2
-Curves – top to bottom
-Curves – left to right
-Small curves – left to right
-Stops – left to right
-Stops – top to bottom
-Diagonals – 1
-Diagonals – 2
-Blank sheet (you pick a mark or a letter)
“How To Write Letters”
This bright and clean classroom center and decor pack will ensure every learner knows that practicing with the pencil is encouraged.
This download includes:
-pencil theme decorations (four sizes in four colors)
-student work signs
-take home notes
-First Step in Writing poster in four colors
-Pencil work poster in two fonts
“Ten Minute Words”
So much fun you can do it everyday! An innovative sight word pack! Keep the kids engaged with these "selfie sight word" cards, long lists, and block activities!
-Game, activity, and word wall visual
-mobile phone sight-word props
-17 “selfie sight-word” flashcards
-63 full page “selfie sight-word” cards/posters
-Printable pacing strips
-Ten horizontal sight-word lists
-2 sight-word blocks
-17 sight-word floor blocks
level - preK-K 68 words
Post your word wall!
“Play With Your Food”
Reinforce phonics in a fun way! Learners will finish the word (food theme) using their prior knowledge. Sixty mats will cover a years worth of solving. Answer key included.
-eight center/classroom posters
-10 consonant mats
-10 short vowel mats
-10 long vowel VCE mats
-12 consonant blends and digraph mats
-13 long vowels digraph mats
-5 plural mats
-Bonus - six full color Christmas and Easter Mats
Center work - laminate and use a dry erase marker
“Alphabetic Principle Game”
Work on early literacy skills in a fun, focused and developmentally appropriate way.
This packet includes:
-Assessment and daily practice - ABC “finger point” boards.
-Game - object and how-to-play instructions.
-Assembly, set-up, and group play visual.
-Seven capital letter spinner insert circles.
-Three Learner’s Objective Work Mats.
-Game Pieces (upper and lowercase)
-Two data sheets (individual and group).
-Pie-tin spinner assembly and materials list.
Six Ways to Play
-Child matches the letter from their game pieces.
-Child says letter and makes the letter sound.
-Child matches the lowercase letter.
-Child matches the upper and lowercase letter.
-Child thinks of a word that starts with the letter.
-Child finds an object in the room that start with the letter.
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EARLY CHILDHOOD INFO:
Young children need to explore, but they also need to learn about boundaries and how to follow directions. A balance of free play and structured play is critical in developing the kinds of skills that will make them more flexible, resilient, and persistent. Daily engagement in these critical areas work together to create a “whole child”. Have Fun!
“Start Here!” was created in order to provide access to high quality researched based activities for parents, preschool teachers, and daycare providers.
The first years are a peak period for a toddler/preschooler and it is important to support the six domains of early childhood development.
I created and used these materials in my own career as early intervention practitioner. My aim is that all adults who care and work with children will be empowered by the information and activities. Everyone, when using best practice, can help kids reach their potential.
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Note to parents: these materials are not intended to replace professional evaluation and treatment. If your child is exhibiting any signs of autism spectrum or speech-language delay, they will be best served by being evaluated and treated by a licensed and certified professional