Thank you to Doodle Bug for hosting this weekly Linky! I love sharing thoughts and ideas!
This has been an another awesome Summer Week! I want to share the Top 5 things that I must have to start my year off in Kindergarten.
2. Heidi Songs - I ABSOLUTELY love these CD's/ DVD's. Click on the Heidi's Song picture above if you would like to check out more about these amazing songs! Heidi's songs have helped my students so much as we immerse ourselves in sight words with songs, movements and then books/ activities to support and reinforce our learning. My colleague Laura and I have created a Yearly Sight Word Plan and Sight Word books to go with this plan. We use Heidi songs everyday as we challenge our students to learn 105 sight words! It's sounds like a lot of words, but my students are so successful and we have seen their reading grow immensely as they gain that automaticity of their sight words!
Click on the picture to take a look at our yearly sight word plan and then click here to read My Sight Word Blog post about our amazing Yearly Sight Word Plan and Sight Word Books, etc.. to support our students learning. You can also check out our Sight Word Books in my TPT store.
4. Children's Books! - I absolutely am in love with children's books! My husband thinks that I have a serious problem. I just ordered 3 more books today from Amazon that were recommended by a good friend. Here are my top favorite children's books that we read and use in Writers and Readers Workshop repeatedly all year long, they are a must in my book (pun intended - lol )
Mo Willems (anything)
Chalk by Bill Thomson
Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
When Sophie Gets Angry..., Really Really Angry... by Molly Bang
A Ball for Daisy
How to Heal A Broken Wing
The Magic Fish
The Day the Crayons Quit
I would love to hear about some of your must have Children's Books and how you use them in your classroom!
5. QT White Peach Tea - It's incredible. I have to start every day with an XL cup full! I can't seem to go a day without. On the few that I have had to, I am thinking about it all day until I can find a QT that has it again! It's amazing!
I am mentoring this year, so I will be working in my classroom a lot next week getting ready so that I can be ready to help my new colleague! I hope to have some great pictures for you then! Be sure to stop in and check out Doodle Bugs blog to see what everyone else is up to!
Blessings to you all!
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