A Mini Sunday Share
Hi! I'm Teri! I am a first grade teacher and blogger at A Cupcake for the Teacher. On my blog I share classroom ideas, tips and tricks, and K-2 teaching resources. I enjoy writing and crafting, so I love to create activities that tie both together.
Build a Sight Word (plus recording sheet)
Today’s blog post will be a quickie. I was just so excited about my latest Target find, I had to share it with my teaching friends! So let’s get started with our build a sight word fun! I knew it was going to be a good trip because this was the first thing I saw when ... Read More about Build a Sight Word (plus recording sheet)
From Phonics to Words with Slide Cards
Have you ever known you needed to do something that no one else knew about, but you still felt guilty? That’s how I’ve felt about posting this activity for months now. Literally months. This should have been my very first post ever. These slide cards are the most useful activity that I’ve ever created for my son. He did a great job learning phonics in kindergarten. But blending those phonics into words was a little more challenging for him. At the kindergarten curriculum meeting, the…
Preschool Letter P - In My World
Welcome to our Preschool Letter P post! As we have done previously, Filip started by finger tracing the letter P play dough mat and then used whiteboard markers to trace the upper and lower case letters. (Throughout this Preschool Letter P post, click on the word links to take you to the complete unit in my …
Blending Cards BUNDLE
Blending Cards for Kindergarten, first and second grade reading. The cards can be used for instruction for kindergarten and first grade and and RtI for second grade. The cards are set up so that students: 1. Say the sounds • • • (with the large dots) 2. Blend the sounds (with the dotted lines) 3. Say it fast (with the arrow)
Alphabet Sorting Game with Free Printable
Free alphabet letter sounds sorting game for toddlers to enhance early literacy and vocabulary
Phonics Puzzle with Popsicle Sticks
Here is a really simple puzzle that I made to get kids reading and rhyming with basic CVC words! This puzzle is easy to ma...
What is Phonemic Awareness and Why Teach it?
Have you ever heard the term phonemic awareness and wondered what it is? I get a lot of emails from parents who are ready to teach their child how to
Guided Reading Group Format
The hours can pass so quickly when I start talking about school. How does that happen? The other night...it happened again! My friend, Jenny, from Luckeyfrog's Lilypad and I had a late night talking school. One of our topics...guided reading. She wanted to know how I had my routine set up and persuaded me to share. So...I will share. But I must preface by saying that this routine did not just happen. I have learned so much, tweaked so much because of long conversations with my teammate…
Pool Noodle Color Words!
Pool noodles seem to be the newest, fun, educational supply item, so I thought I would hop onto that bandwagon and try my hand at creating a pool noodle project. Inspired by Vanessa Levin’s Alphabet Pool Noodle project, I … Continue reading →