Sunday, June 8, 2014

Still Alive!

It's been a few months since I've posted…Nothing but the typical "school has been keeping me busy" excuse! And again, I'm sorry. Now that school is out, I plan on posting some of the things I've created over the past few months and hopefully you will forgive me!

About a month ago, I went to a baby shower for one of my bestest friends (who happens to also be a teacher). In lieu of baby cards, we were asked to help jump-start Baby P's Library with a book. Well, I wasn't ok with just "a book". I decided that I needed to make a "Complete Reading Kit"…making sure that I had a book for each big idea in reading (phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). 

I wrapped each book with a ribbon and used a clip to hold the little card for each book…with a few inside jokes that will make no sense to you! 

Phonemic Awareness

Alphabetic Principle




And the finished product...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Free Fonts!

Check out our free fonts that have been added to! Katie will be updating them frequently, so be sure to keep checking it out! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Hump-Day Freebies!

A few days ago I was preparing for a presentation with all of my pocket chart word sorts spread all over the place...In the midst of sorting through baggies and baggies of words, I wondered why I never have created a "Word Wall" around the sounds that I'm teaching my kiddos? Why do I display words by their beginning letter? (It's definitely not how I teach…)

And...Because I've been stuck in my apartment because of this…

I created a 'lil freebie. No more "Word Walls" for this girl. Say hello to "Sound Stations".  In this download, you'll have the 16 vowel headers that look something like this:

…And over 300 word cards that look something like this:

Just head on over to Katie's TpT Store to download "Sound Station: Headers and Word Cards" for FREE! 

I also have been looking for just the right vocabulary tools for my 3rd Graders…after looking and looking and finding nothing, I decided to create a special dictionary of my own! I purchased one-inch binders for each student and printed all of the pages in this download. The first few pages are "tools" that can help them (Synonyms, Antonyms, Tier Words, Parts of Speech). I'm working with the lowest 3rd Graders in my building and they NEED as many visuals as they can get...


I wish I had a better pic of a student binder, but again, I'm stuck in my apartment. This is a rough sketch of what a sample page might look like. Please excuse my attempt to draw a fox! 

When it's completed, it would be filed behind the "P" tab! 

I hope you find this as helpful as I have…be sure to head on over to my TpT Store to download it for free.

Stay warm, friends!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Quiz, Quiz, Pass...Freebie

A few years back I created a CVC game that I played with my firsties at the beginning of the school year...I'm pretty embarrassed about the graphics I used for it, which is why I'm hesitant to post the link on here...but I promise you, I'm in the process of revamping it! (And no, I won't use Word graphics. Bible!) If you really can't wait for the revised version, you can head on over to ReadingResource to snatch the original!
Since my reading intervention kiddos are able to read short vowel sounds, I decided it was time to step it up...Here's a long vowel version! It's a pretty simple game to play whole group (and even better for my reading intervention kids). Simply give each child a card and tell them not to let anyone see the backside of the card (the picture). They will find a buddy and have them try to read the word. Check the answer on the back of the card. Then it's the other person's turn to share their word. Once each person has "quizzed" their buddy, they switch cards and move around the room to find a new buddy. 

Below is a sample of what the pages look like...I made this black and white to have some of my colored ink! 


If you'd like the free copy of Quiz, Quiz, Pass (Long Vowel) head on over to my TpT Store...Please be sure to leave some love...Hope your students enjoy it as much as mine do!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sight Word Flip It: $0.99 in iTunes!

Happy New Year, Friends! Many of you are probably heading back to school, or if you are like me, sitting at home snowed-in...but regardless of what you're doing now, I thought I'd share some plans for the future!

Steve & I have made some resolutions this year to help more kids learn to read! Because of the huge response we've received from Sight Word Flip-It in 2013, we've decided to make it our goal to get our app in front of 100,000 kids in 2014. We've dropped the price of the app to just $0.99! If you haven't already...head over to iTunes to grab a copy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday & Cyber Monday SALE!

Haven't purchased Sight Word Flip-It yet? What are you waiting for?

Purchase it on Friday for just $1.99 on iTunes!

This app works and stands alone because of the way it is organized and designed. Word lists have been carefully chosen and organized by vowel sound allowing kids to practice difficult spelling patterns for all 16 vowel sounds in a controlled and systematic way. Our graphics are kid friendly but not overly distracting and simple enough for their little fingers to use. Don't believe us? Take a look at Steve's four-year old using it!

Here's how it works
Once a word list is selected from the landing page, kids, teachers and parents can then choose to practice one spelling pattern or all the spelling patterns for a chosen sound. Once the spelling patterns are selected, sight words are then presented on a fun, digital flashcard. The flash card features four distinct cueing methods to help children read: Flip It, Bold It, Say It, Check It. The "Flip It" & "Bold It" features allow kids to isolate, see and hear the important vowel patterns. The "Say It" and "Check It" buttons provide important feedback and self correction.

Be sure to stop by Katie's TpT Store for 20% off EVERYTHING on Cyber Monday!