Alphabet Poems with Animal Craft Toppers

Alphabet Poems with Animal Craft Toppers



If you're a fan of my Alphabet Poems, you will LOVE the latest addition that features an animal craft topper for your students to personalize! With each Alphabet Poem, students can create a corresponding animal-themed craft. These crafts make an ideal culmination to the week's activities, serving as a creative reward for daily practice of the poem.


The crafts are simple to create! Students color the animal, cut the animal out, and glue the animal to the top of the poem. Students can then find the alphabet letter that you are studying in the poem and highlight it.


These Alphabet Poem Crafts come in two sizes and would make a perfect alphabet display in your classroom! 


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March 🍀Rainbow 🌈 Word Family Craft for Kindergarten

March 🍀Rainbow 🌈 Word Family Craft for Kindergarten


Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of March? 🍀 If you are looking for an educational craft to display in your classroom during the month of March, check out my newest word family craft. These word rainbows let your students create a rainbow (coming from a cloud) and then write word family words and attach them to the rainbow.

Wouldn't it be fun to let each of your students create a rainbow 🌈 with a different word family? You could display them in your classroom and practice reading all of the word families together! You could hang these from the ceiling or create a march bulletin board. 💛💜


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Animal Writing Books

Animal Writing Books


Do your kids love learning about animals? If so, your students may love my animal writing books! These books are simple to use with very little prep for you. 

Begin by selecting an animal for your students to write about by choosing from one of the 40 animal covers that I have created. Next, add blank writing pages to the book. You can pick as many pages as you would like to your books depending on the writing abilities of your students. Finally, bind the books and you are ready!

You can also create a class book with these templates. Each student can complete one page of the book and then you can bind them all together. These books can be put in your classroom library!



This resource includes 40 animals, which should make it easy to find an animal your students will love. I have also created the set in color or black and white, so your kids can color the book cover.




If you want to use these animal writing books in your classroom, they are available as a digital download. Simply make your purchase, and then download and print! Grab them here!

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Alphabet Poem Crafts

Alphabet Poem Crafts


Are you a kindergarten teacher looking for engaging literacy activities? If so, you may like my alphabet crafts with alphabet poems. Each craft comes with a template that your students can use to create an alphabet craft with an alphabet poem built in. I have also included a full-size copy of each poem in color or black and white.

These crafts are perfect to use on Fridays after you have introduced your letter of the week with the alphabet poem. You can use these crafts in your literacy centers, art center, or even whole group with your students. Check out some of the crafts below!❤️ Click the links to see them. ❤️






















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New CVC Word Centers for Kindergarten

New CVC Word Centers for Kindergarten


Hello Friends! I have spent the last few days after the Christmas Holiday working on these new CVC Word literacy centers. It is amazing how kindergarten students really bloom as readers after winter break, so providing them with as much hands-on practice as you can is important to keeping this momentum going. The CVC word learning centers that I created to put in our center rotations include a CVC Word pocket chart, CVC word mats, and CVC word strips. 


This CVC Word Pocket Chart lets students sort Real CVC Words and made up (Nonsense) CVC Words in a Pocket Chart. They then write some of the words on a recording sheet. This pocket chart can also be completed whole group by giving each student a card to read and place in the pocket chart. 



These CVC Word Mats let students trace, build, draw, and write CVC Words. They are simple to print, laminate, and then add to your literacy centers. I also included a black and white version that can be used with play-doh to build the words instead of letter tiles. 



These CVC Word Writing Strips are perfect for practicing beginning sounds along with reading CVC Words. They are also simple to print, laminate, and then add to your centers. You could also make these a morning work activity or add them to your fast finishers bucket.


These CVC Word Building Cards let your students build cvc words using letter tiles, and then write the cvc words using expo marker!








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Word Family Writing Strips Learning Center

Word Family Writing Strips Learning Center



Are you a kindergarten or first grade teacher looking for new literacy centers? This set of word family writing strips may be perfect for you! These word family strips are simple to use. Your students will use expo markers to fill in the missing letters of each word family, and then read the list of words to you. Simple as that!


You can print and laminate the word cards and place them in a literacy center tub. They can also be used as morning work, or a fast finisher activity!

If you have students who need extra support, these strips could be used with those students during your guided reading sessions. They make the perfect warm-up activity for your small group lessons. They could also be used by a tutor if you are lucky enough to have one in your classroom.


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