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Busy Week Back and a Freebie!

Whew- I’m not sure how it happened, but this week flew by for me! I thought it would move slowly after being on break for awhile, but surprisingly it went quickly. (Hopefully you felt the same way….) All break I had no problem staying up till 1 am…that ended come Monday night when I was super tired from being back at school…from just one day! (Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a night owl by any means, so staying up till 1 AM over break was very impressive!)

So part of the reason the week flew by was because we just got right back into the swing of things and I had my little friends trying out all sorts of fun winter themed activities! Check out the pics of some of the things we did together this week!

Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.3 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

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We wrote in our Think, Draw, Write Journals answering the question: What clothes do you need to wear in the winter? I seriously just love little kid drawings- they are so willing (for the most part) to just draw! We also did some writing where the students described the picture by using the blends in the word bank.  I personally love the last line on this one: “Brother and sister smile for the tree.” 🙂

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My little friends also did a little word creation on the iPads where they would choose a picture, say the sounds and then write it on their iPads. They also did a short vowel review with reading CVC words and sorting them by word families, as well as some Phonemic Awareness practice with our fun little snowmen! I was clearly super excited to start using some of my winter themed materials right away back from break! (You can check out any of these items in my TPT store!)

And on to my freebie for this Friday! It is a Valentine’s themed graphic organizer which i’ll be using with my students closer to Valentine’s Day, but the objective is to get my students to identify a character in the story that they liked and then provide key details about the character when filling this out.  Check it out here (or by clicking the image below)!

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Freebie Fridays

Have a great weekend!


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Aylin Claahsen

Providing resources and support to engage all readers.

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Hi, I'm Aylin!

I’m so happy you’re here! I’m a certified reading specialist who loves talking all things literacy. I have a huge passion for providing resources and support to engage all readers!


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