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New! ‘Losing is Okay, Too’ Social Story for Good Sportsmanship!

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Today I'd like to share with you a new social story, Winning and Losing: Losing is Okay, Too!  I created this resource to help children learn to be a good sport and find ways to manage their emotions when they lose a game. It teaches children what they can say and do if they lose a game other than have a meltdown or a tantrum, and helps them to understand that losing really is okay, too!




With this printable book, children learn that the fun is found in playing the game, not in winning the game. Unlike many social stories, our HeidiSongs social stories have great illustrations that children will enjoy!




This printable book is 16 pages long, and is presented in both color and black and white. Each page can be printed full size at 8.5” x 11”, or four pages to a sheet to save ink and paper. There is also a student size at 4.5" x 3.5", in both color and black and white, with 4 student sized pages to a full page, and lines showing where to cut apart to assemble into a staple-bo…
   

Monthly Calendars for Number Writing Practice!

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This is a resource that I have been using for years and years, and never thought about sharing, so I hope you enjoy using it as much as I have! It's my Monthly Calendars for Number Writing Practice!




I think that this resource is extra special because it is fully differentiated. It can be used by children that can only trace lines, and by children that can write up to ten, and by others that are learning to write to 20, and those that can write up to 30 or 31! So, each calendar is perfect for your little ones, no matter what time of year. And did I mention that we will be updating this file each year so that it stays up to date? That makes it sort of like a “growing bundle,” kind of!

Here are the different versions:
Version 1: Traceable from 1-10 and solid numbers after that to the last day of the end of the month.




Version 2: Blank squares to write numbers from 1-10, but shows where to begin on the first day of the month with a traceable number one. Traceable numbers from 11-20 to the…
   

Distance Learning Packet for TK/K: Week 4! - PRINTABLE!

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Here's WEEK FOUR for April of my Distance Learning Packets for TK and Kinder! In this file, you will find all of the work for one week of school, for TK or Kindergarten for both Math and Language Arts subjects, with some pages specially made to follow the theme of Dairy and Cows. We've included a variety of worksheets and activities, so feel free to use any or all of it with your students! Again, permission is granted to distribute to families in your school or school district.




As usual, there are two different leveled packets within the packet: One for TK or Kindergarten students who have been in TK all school year, and one for TK or Spring TK students who have only been in school since January! Choose the level that suits your students best! :) Some items are provided in both color and black and white; just choose one to print and leave the other!


Contents for the TK/Kindergarten Packet - 39 pages:

Language Arts:

1. April Reading Chart (From of our Monthly Read-Aloud set)
2. C…
   

Benchmark Users: How to Give FREE Home Access to HeidiSongs!

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Does your district use the language arts curriculum Benchmark Advance or Ready to Advance? If so, then you're in luck! Here's how to give your students home access to HeidiSongs videos on Benchmark completely FREE! I’ve been doing this for the last two years, and it’s AWESOME!




The basic idea is that you need to make an assignment on Benchmark for your students, and then drag those videos over to the assignment as the materials you want them to use. Then you will choose the students that the assignment is for, and the dates. When I make an assignment, I drag over ALL of the sight word videos that they may need for the entire year, and then make the dates starting on that day and ending on the last day of school. That way, I don’t ever have to make another assignment for them, unless I want to give them access to some of the Sing and Spell videos that are above the TK level, just to challenge the faster learning students. There are also shape songs that can be put on a…
   

WEEK 3 - Distance Learning Packet for K/TK!

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Here it is! WEEK 3 of my Distance Learning Packets!! In this file, you will find all of the work for one week of school, for TK or Kindergarten for both Math and Language Arts subjects. We've included a variety of worksheets and activities, so feel free to use any or all of it with your students! This packet is $3.75 on my TPT store.

Permission is granted to distribute to families in your school or school district.




There are two different packets in the download: One for TK or Kindergarten students who have been in TK all school year, and one for TK or Spring TK students who have only been in school since January. Choose the level that suits your students best!

Note: Some items are provided in both color and black and white; just choose one to print and leave the other!

Here's Whats in the TK/Kindergarten Packet:




Language Arts:

1. April Reading Chart (From of our Monthly Read-Aloud set)
2. Earth Day Writing Alphabet pages A-Z
3. Alphabet Fluency Chart (A-L, lowercase) (From ou…
   

Cookie Sheet Activities for Letters and Sounds!

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These Cookie Sheet Activities are a fun, hands-on way for young children in Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten or 1st Grade to identify the beginning sounds, fill in the missing letter in the alphabet sequence, match capital and lowercase letters, and match letters of the alphabet to the same letters printed in different fonts!




Check out these four different packets!
1. Cookie Sheet Alphabet ABC Order with Magnetic Letters Activity




The ABC order activities (such as the one shown above) are a fun, hands-on way to use the alphabet song AND alphabetical order to fill in the missing letter in the alphabet sequence. Great for morning work, this helps kids practice visual discrimination while they learn the letters and ABC order, along with what the capital and lowercase letter looks like for each letter! They may also identify the missing letter using the beginning sounds and their associated letters for the given pictures that are in the place of the missing letters. This s…
   

NEW! Cookie Sheet Activities for CVC Words, plus Beginning, Middle, and Ending Sounds!

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This CVC Words and Sounds Cookie Sheet Bundle Activity with Plastic Letters is a fun and easy way for young children to practice finding the beginning, middle, and ending sounds of CVC words, and then practice spelling the whole word.  When we used this in my classroom, I had GREAT results!




Kids love using plastic letters, especially when they are magnetic! So the activity is even more engaging by providing a cookie sheet or other board that attracts the magnetic letters! However, the file also has some printable letters so that kids could also do this at home or school without them.  This activity is perfect for children in Pre-K, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten, and First Grade!

Objective:

Children will isolate and find the beginning, ending, and middle sounds of each CVC word. Finally, children will spell the entire CVC word by listening for all of the sounds in the word.

Includes:

-20 different Beginning Sounds of CVC Words Cookie Sheet Activity Task Cards in both color…
   

Editable Visual Schedule: Perfect for Home Use!

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Today, I want to tell you about my Visual Schedule, because I know that some people really need to have a schedule to follow at home!  This Visual Schedule is a great resource for that because it is completely editable!  Both the text and the photos can be replaced to match exactly what you do in your own classroom, (or home!) It's only $3.00 on my TPT store!  You can use your photos or mine, and your captions or mine!




Why post a visual schedule? Many children benefit from having a schedule for the day posted, especially children with special needs. And of course, the fact that it contains photos assists children that may not yet be able to read. If you are able to replace the photos supplied with real photos of your own home or classroom, this is sure to be the most meaningful thing to your learners.




A visual schedule is a well known tool to reduce any anxiety children may feel about what will be happening during the day, and what is coming next. It also helps them start to regul…
   

Another Distance Learning Packet for K/TK: Week Two!

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Here it is!! WEEK TWO of our Distance Learning Packets for K/TK!! In this download, you will find all of the work for one whole week of school for TK or Kindergarten for both Math and Language Arts subjects, divided into two leveled packets for differentiation. We've included a variety of worksheets and activities to cover as much of the curriculum as possible.  This week's theme is Rainbows and Weather!  The packet is $3.75 on TpT.

Permission is granted to distribute to families in your school or school district.




There are two different packets in the download file: One for TK or Kindergarten students who have been in TK all school year, and one for TK or Spring TK students who have only been in school since January. Choose the level that suits your students best!


Here is what's inside!


Contents for the TK/Kindergarten Packet - 25 pages:

Language Arts:

1. April Reading Chart (From of our Monthly Read-Aloud set)

2. Rainbow Writing Alphabet pages A-Z

3. Two sight word workshee…