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Monday (enough said!)

Monday it is, and I must say, it wasn't so bad! It was push, push, push, all the way to the end of the day. We did not get to do much for Easter and Spring, except I made absolutely sure that we read "There was an old lady who swallowed a chick!" by Lucille Colandro. My kiddos have fallen in LOVE with these books, as have I!


Today we'll take a look at a different center activity. This is still a part of my pocket chart center, but it is the other side. The first side was initial and beginning sounds, while this side is just initial sound sorting. It has a two-fold purpose. The sorting practice helps my lower babies, who still struggle with grasping this crucial skill. 

The recording sheet helps my higher students. After they sort the cards, then they get a chance to practice all of the sounds they hear in words when they write it. It pushes them, and helps their spelling and confidence during journal time.

If they do not complete their recording sheet, they know that the next time they visit this particular center, they pick up where they left off. This can also be found in my Spring Math & Literacy Activity pack, which you can find here

Ahhhh......I'm off to try a recipe from Pinterest.....wish me luck!!

Talk to you later!


  1. What a cute game! I love the bunny clip art. =)

    My kiddos have done an activity like that where I had plastic Easter eggs with the beginning letter inside. They had to "crack" the egg open and place the beginning letter on the picture. You can do as many eggs as you want. =)

    Heather's Heart

  2. I almost bought that book yesterday. Maybe I'll go back and get it. The old lady books are so much fun to read.
    Grade ONEderful

  3. I love any of the books...There Was An Old Lady. Thanks for the great ideas!

  4. Hi! I am your newest follower! I found your on TBTS.



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