Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Thanksgiving decoration bunting / pennant for office, foyer, hall or classroom


Create a string of bunting to hang on your door or all the way down the corridor. Every student in your school could have their own pennant. There is no limit to the possibilities, just print or copy as many as you need. 
Create a string of bunting to hang on your door or all the way down the corridor. Every student in your school could have their own pennant. There is no limit to the possibilities, just print or copy as many as you need. 

Enjoy your decorating and Happy Thanksgiving!
Sarah Anne :)

28 Pages Including: 


*Tutorial showing you how to create your string of bunting. 
* 12 pennants with Thanksgiving / fall graphics on beautiful fall colors. 
* 12 pennants without graphics on vibrant fall patterns. 
* 1 pennant template outline to use with colored paper in photocopier 

{Students could write short stories or facts about Thanksgiving on these pennants}



Thanksgiving Random Act of Kindness Decor and Activity Bundle




A random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by a person or people wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual person or people. Challenge your students (or staff) this Thanksgiving to commit to at least one Random Act of Kindness. Use this bundle to inspire, challenge and show them how they can make a difference in your community... and decorate your classroom or school in the process.

BUNDLE CONTENTS: {265 Pages in total}
•6 Minute Powerpoint Slideshow (46 Slides), introducing the concept of Random Acts of Kindness and sharing ideas & quotes about Random Acts of Kindness.
•A few teachers notes about how to use the Random Act of Kindness Bundle in your classroom , school, or staffroom.
•15 Student Activity Template Pennants – with options to suit Pre-K (blank with drawing space) to 12th Grade (lined for writing or typing template) and everything in between.
•15 QR Code Pennants – with links to 15 videos showing examples of Random Acts of Kindness – linked via QR codes (using SafeShare). Plus video reference file.
•Pennants with ideas for your students to commit to their own Random Acts of Kindness. 25 Color, 25 B&W, 4 blank
•Pennants with quotes about kindness. 18 B& W, 18 Colour, 2 blank
•Pennants with Thanksgiving graphics and colors. With 2 B& W & 24 Color.

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, every cent I raise from this product will go towards Random Acts of Kindness in my community. If you'd like to share it with your colleagues or whole school - I would be so grateful {if you could add additional licenses if you plan to do so I have made additional licenses 50% off}

PAY IT FORWARD WITH KINDNESS THIS THANKSGIVING!
Sarah Anne :)

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

75 Story Time Read Aloud Picture Books with QR Codes Cards

Scan (or click) the cards and enjoy 75 popular children's books on YouTube. Children from pre-K-fifth grade will enjoy these famous stories. Independent on an iPod, small group on an iPad or whole class on the active board. Instantly boost your classroom library by 75 books. 

Ideas for use:

* Silent reading time (hang posters on the wall, students walk up,scan with their ipod or ipad and listen with headphones)

* Perfect early finishers activity for literacy centers, pass out the cards before the lesson commences and students scan and listen when they ready. 

* They are very handy to give you a few minutes during the transition time between lessons, while you get organised. 

*Brilliant for children who are not yet reading. 

* I have also sent a full set home with reluctant readers to increase the frequency and enjoyment of story time at home. Very successful!

* A wonderful way to inspire the next book to borrow in the library.

Download the preview file to see the full list of 75 stories included.

 They include many of my favorites!!

Stellaluna, The Hungry Caterpillar, A Bad case of Stripes, Where the Wild things are, Strega Nona, The Doorbell Rang, The Gruffalo, The Tiny Seed, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom... and many more!

Also included is an excel file with all references and publishing details of the books and a full reference to the YouTube videos.

Enjoy your story time (or moment of peace while your class enjoy a story)

Sarah Anne :)




Short Vowel Sound Bookmark & Poster Bundle with QR codes to Vowel Sound Stories

This bundle includes 5 bright and colorful posters and a bookmark with word and picture combinations representing each vowel sound. 
Buy this for $6 or the Short & Long Vowel Mega Bundle (4 products in 1) for $14.Short & Long Vowel Sound Mega Bundle $14


Vowels are the building blocks of words and are essential when learning to read and write. Understanding and hearing vowels properly will improve spelling, reading, speech, and comprehension. This resource supports students in developing their phonological awareness {CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2} and phonics and word recognition {CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3}.


Included in this bundle:- Five Posters with attractive pictures and four words representing each short vowel sound. There is one poster for each short vowel sound (a/e/i/o/u/).- Seven QR Codes linking to loving2learn’s Short Vowel Sound books on YouTube- One bookmark representing all of the short vowel sounds
A: apple, cat, hat, batE: net, hen, shell, eggI: pig, fish, sick, mittenO: dog, frog, sock, lockU: sun, duck, drum, bug


The bookmark will provide additional support for your students and can also be used when reading (or even glued inside the students writing workbooks or folder).


I recommend hanging your posters down a long ribbon in your classroom. If you’re lucky enough to have access to a mobile device (i.e. ipad) in your classroom, students can scan the QR codes and listen to the vowel sound stories. This is a great literacy center activity, or you can send them home with the students for home practice. 
Check out my Short Vowel Sound Interactive Flipbook. This is a perfect home-learning activity which also includes the QR codes. 

Happy reading, writing and spelling!
Sarah Anne :)

Short Vowel Interactive Flipbook with QR Codes - Common Core Aligned

This interactive flipbook is designed to help students master their short vowel sounds. The flipbook is five pages long and is very simple to construct (and successfully tested on a 5 year old). It is especially beneficial for auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles. 

Buy this for $6 or the Short & Long Vowel Mega Bundle (4 products in 1) for $14.
Short & Long Vowel Sound Mega Bundle $14


Vowels are the building blocks of words and are essential when learning to read and write. Understanding and hearing vowels properly will improve spelling, reading, speech, and comprehension. This resource supports students in developing their phonological awareness {CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2} and phonics and word recognition {CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3}.

Interactive component:


Seven QR codes: Each short vowel sound links to a specific short vowel sound storybook created by Loving2Learn viewed via YouTube. The story is approximately three minutes long and introduces the vowel sound and reads aloud a collection of words (with visual cues) focusing on the specific sound. 

Word lists: The Short Vowel Sound Interactive Flipbook is five pages short with one page per vowel sound (see preview for a look). Each page includes multiple images and lists four words with that vowel sound (see word lists below).

A: apple, cat, hat, bat
E: net, hen, shell, egg
I: pig, fish, sick, mitten
O: dog, frog, sock, lock
U: sun, duck, drum, bug

Room to write: Each page includes a large space for students to write their own words with short vowel sounds. This is the basis for a terrific literacy centre activity. Students could find words around the classroom library, in readers or on a word wall and write them in their flipbook. 

This flipbook is great activity, resource and assessment tool for the classroom, but also perfect for home-learning. The QR code links are a great home-learning activity, especially for early and emergent readers.

Check out my Short Vowel Sound Poster Bundle, it complements the Interactive Flipbook with 5 posters and a bookmarks. 
Happy reading, writing and spelling!

Sarah Anne :)

Long Vowel Sound Interactive Flip book with QR codes - Common Core Aligned

This interactive flip book is designed to help students master their long vowel sounds. The flipbook is five pages long and is simple to construct (and successfully tested on a 5 year old). It is especially beneficial for auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles.

Buy this for $6 or the Short & Long Vowel Mega Bundle (4 products in 1) for $14.
Short & Long Vowel Sound Mega Bundle $14
Vowels are the building blocks of words and are essential when learning to read and write. Understanding and hearing vowels properly will improve spelling, reading, speech, and comprehension. This resource supports students in developing their phonological awareness {CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2} and phonics and word recognition {CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3}.

Interactive component:

7 QR codes: Each long vowel sound links to a specific long vowel sound storybook (created by (loving2learn.com) viewed via YouTube. The story is approximately 3 minutes long, and introduces the vowel sound and reads aloud a collection of words (with visual cues) focusing on the specific sound. 

Word lists: The Long Vowel Sound Interactive Flipbook is 5 pages long with 1 page per vowel sound (see preview for a look). Each page includes multiple images listing all spelling patterns for the vowel sound, and a list of words (see spelling patterns and word lists below).

Room to write: Each page includes a large space for students to write their own words with long vowel sounds. This is a terrific literacy centre activity. The students could watch a vowel sound story, find words around the classroom and then write them in their flipbook. 

This flipbook is a great activity, resource and assessment tool for the classroom, but also perfect for home learning. The QR code links are a great home-learning activity, especially for early and emergent readers.

Check out my Long Vowel Sound Poster Bundle. It complements the Interactive Flipbook with 28 posters and 5 bookmarks. 
Happy reading, writing and spelling!

Details of word list: 
Long /a/ sound:
a: acorn, table, angel, apron
a_e: space, cake, rake, lake
ay: pay, day, crayon, tray
ai: snail, rain, trail, fail

Long /e/
ea: seat, ear, eat, beat
ee: seed, need, feed, bee
ey: key, money, alley, monkey
y: happy, cubby, hobby, sunny

Long /i/ sound: 
I: spider, lion, idol, iron
i_e: bite, kite, mice, site
igh: night, right, high, knight
ie: pie, die, tie, lie
y: cry, my, sty, fly

Long /o/ sounds:
o: go, so, ghost, no
oa: toast, goat, road, toad
o_e: home, nose, globe, bone
oe: hoe, toe, foe, roe
ow: bow, snow, low, tow

Long /u/ sounds:
u: unicorn, unicycke, ukulele, uniform
u_e: june, cute, tune, huge
ue: blue, clue, glue, due
oo, rooster, zoo, food, boot
ew: grew, blew, dew, stew

Long Vowel Sound Bookmark & Poster Bundle with QR Codes

This bundle includes 28 bright and colourful posters (listing 92 words) and five bookmarks, representing each long vowel sound and the spelling pattern for that sound. 



Short & Long Vowel Sound Mega Bundle $14
Buy this for $6 or the Short & Long Vowel Mega Bundle (4 products in 1) for $14.



Vowels are the building blocks of words and are essential when learning to read and write. Understanding and hearing vowels properly will improve spelling, reading, speech, and comprehension. This resource supports students in developing their phonological awareness {CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2} and phonics and word recognition {CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3}.

There are five bookmarks for additional support for students. Each bookmark includes all spelling patterns that make the long vowel sound (with graphics to support visual learners). Bookmarks can also be used when reading or glued inside the students’ writing workbooks or writing folder.

I recommend hanging your posters down a long ribbon in your classroom, with the QR code at the bottom of each ribbon. If you’re lucky enough to have access to a mobile device (i.e. ipad) in your classroom, students can scan the QR codes and listen to the vowel sound stories. This is a great literacy center activity. 

Check out my Long Vowel Sound Interactive Flip book. This is a perfect home learning activity and also includes the QR codes. 

Happy reading, writing and spelling!

Details of each poster below: 


Long /a/ sound:
a: acorn, table, angel, apron
a_e: space, cake, rake, lake
ay: pay, day, crayon, tray
ai: snail, rain, trail, fail



Long /e/
ea: seat, ear, eat, beat
ee: seed, need, feed, bee
ey: key, money, alley, monkey
y: happy, cubby, hobby, sunny

Long /i/ sound: 
I: spider, lion, idol, iron
i_e: bite, kite, mice, site
igh: night, right, high, knight
ie: pie, die, tie, lie
y: cry, my, sty, fly

Long /o/ sounds:
o: go, so, ghost, no
oa: toast, goat, road, toad
o_e: home, nose, globe, bone
oe: hoe, toe, foe, roe
ow: bow, snow, low, tow


Long /u/ sounds:
u: unicorn, unicycle, ukulele, uniform
u_e: June, cute, tune, huge
ue: blue, clue, glue, due
oo, rooster, zoo, food, boot
ew: grew, blew, dew, stew



'My Grammar Flip Book with QR Codes to Grammar songs

'My Grammar Flip Book ' is Common Core aligned and includes word lists and definitions to: Determiners, Singular and Plural nouns, Conjunctions, Prepositions, Adjectives, Pronouns, Verbs, Common, Proper and Possessive Nouns.

The flip book is a great resource tool for all writers between Grade 1-5 (particularly reluctant writers). It is also aligned with Common Core Grade One Literacy Standards CSS.ELA-L1.1b, L1.1c, L1.1d, L1.1e, L1.1f, L1.1g, L1.1h, L1.1i 

Using flip books in the classroom engage both visual and kinaesthetic learners. My Grammar Flip Book is bright and colorful and also includes QR codes linking to 9 popular YouTube songs/videos (catering for auditory learners).

This bundle includes 4 versions (10 pages each) to suit a range of teacher and student needs:

Version 1: Completed flip book with definitions, word lists, QR codes and bright colorful background.
Version 2: Blank flip book for students to compile their own word lists, with definitions, QR codes and bright colorful background.
Version 3: Printer-friendly completed flip book with definition, word lists, QR codes and blank background (ideal for colored paper).
Version 4: Printer-friendly blank flip book for students to compile their own word lists, includes definition, QR codes and blank background (ideal for colored paper).

Download the free preview for a closer look at photos of the flip books in action. The flip book has been successfully road tested by a six year old! The songs/videos were a big help in understanding and remembering the varying rules of grammar.

Good luck and enjoy!
Sarah Anne :)