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Oceans and Rain go together like.....

Today I introduced another center, where my kiddos are working with word families. I've been trying all year to get some of them to realize once you get that word chunk, you can read any word that contains it. This is from my Rain, Rain Go Away! pack at TPT. If you were lucky, you were able to get it for the Teacher Appreciation Jackpot!  Anyway, the students have to match the raindrop to the correct umbrella. Today we only used the short u words, since that is what we are working on this week. I also threw in a few extra, just to challenge some of my kinders.

After they were finished with sorting the raindrops, they recorded their answers on the recording sheet.

We also continued our Oceans unit, and for yesterday and today, we are learning about sharks! We read a book about sharks, and they really loved the page about teeth!

We also did some brainstorming about sharks!! This tree map is from Deanna Jump's Oceans unit.

Yes, they definitely copied this off of the board! We're preparing to write tomorrow.

Don't forget, only a few hours until the TPT Teacher Appreciation sale ends!! Use coupon code TAD12 for an additional savings!!!


  1. I was lucky enough to get your Rain, Rain Go Away Unit! I love it. Thanks so much!

    Lohren Nolan

  2. Loving the umbrellas and raindrops!! What a cute word families idea :)


    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
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  3. I grabbed your freebie on Sunday. Thank you very much!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  4. The raindrops and umbrella sort is so cute!!


    P.S. - I am your newest follower :)


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