Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The first ever Teaching Blog Expo is coming to you!! 

I am so excited to be a part of the first ever Teaching Blog Expo!!  In the comfort of your own home, on Saturday, September 17th, seven speakers will be presenting topics that will help you start your own blog, upgrade your current blog, offer tips on how to grow your blog and so much more!!  

Register early and save!  You get to learn from the experts, ask questions at the LIVE event, and get a HUGE virtual goodie bag of downloads from dozens of authors!!

I am both excited and humbled to be speaking at this amazing expo!!  Join me at an event that is sure to change the way we teach, the way we blog, the way we homeschool!!  You don't want to miss this!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1st Grade Sight Word Graphing!

Today I finished my 1st Grade Sight Word Graphing Worksheets, which cover all 41 Dolch Sight Words!  These are PERFECT for math and literacy centers.\!  Math and literacy combined!  It doesn't get better than that!

We also have the following available:
Pre-Primer (Pre-k)
Primer (Kindergarten)
Click the buttons below to purchase the Pre-Primer, Primer, and 1st Grade BUNDLED for extra savings!
This bundle covers 133 sight words and meets Common Core Math and Literacy Standards!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Primer Sight Word Graphing!

Yesterday I released my Pre-Primer Sight Word Graphing sheets and today I am releasing my Primer Sight Word Graphing sheets too!  These cover all the 52 Dolch Primer (Kindergarten) words.

I LOVE it when kids have FUN learning!  I think our Sight Word Graphing makes learning sight words more hands-on and a bit more fun!  

To purchase this product, click below!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pre-Primer Sight Word Graphing!

I am so excited to be able to release our newest product, Pre-Primer Sight Word Graphing!!  This product combines both sight words and graphing (math skills).  This download covers all 40 pre-primer words in the Dolch sigh word list and meets common Core Standards!

This product is also available in the following levels:


Be sure to check out our shop for more fun resources!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Second Grade Color by Number Sight Words!

My newest product, Second Grade Color by Number Sight Words, is now available in my Teachers Notebooks Shop!
No more boring sight words practice!  Kids will enjoy learning the 46 Dolch sight words needed to be fluent readers!

To purchase this fun product, click the buttons below!

Our shop also has the Color by Number Sight Words for:
There is also a BUNDLE (Pre-Primer-First Grade) for extra savings.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ready2Read Level 1: Resources

Audrey has finished Level 1 of our Ready2Read Program and can't stop reading book after book!  The success of this program has really boosted her reading confidence and she LOVES to read.   Here are a few resources that we use to maintain her reading level:

We buy lots of easy readers from the Friends of the Library!  I spend anywhere from 10 cents to 25 cents for each book.    I love having these in our home so the girls can have constant access to them.  We also borrow books from the library and pick up great deals from garage sales.  We have a few sets that we purchased as well!

We use our Tic-Tac-Word Family Games to practice CVC words.  The more Audrey practices, the more fluid she becomes in her reading.  She LOVES playing this game with Mommy!  She usually wins;)

The Break the Sight Word Code is a HUGE success in our home and is a best seller on Teachers Notebook!  There are 30 pages that work with all the pre-primer sight words and simple CVC words.   These sheets can be used again and again when they are placed in plastic sleeves and used with a dry erase marker.  Audrey feels so successful since she can read the sentences on her own!  She enjoys being a detective who uncovers the clues to make a sentence, which she can read!

Be sure to check out our shops for more fun resources! 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tic-Tac-Toe Level 3

Tic-Tac-Toe Word Families Level 3 is designed to reinforce silent e words and long vowel word families.  These game sheets can be placed in sheet protectors and stored in a binder.  They are a perfect compliment to any literacy center! 
Click the button below to check it out!

Directions:  Print the word family tic tac toe boards and place in sleeve protectors.  Provide a different colored dry erase marker for each player.  Each player will take turns writing a word from the word family word bank in one of the boxes.  The first person to have 3 words in a row is the winner!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Everyone WINS!!

EVERYONE WINS with this giveaway!!  Hop on over to Teacher Tams new blog  and get a $5 FREEBIE from her store!  How generous is that?  One lucky winner will win her ENTIRE store!!  There is no time to waste because this great giveaway will end tomorrow!!  Gotta go...I am heading over for my chance to win:)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

God Made, Man Made Printable

I created this printable to help distinguish what God has created and what man has created.  Both girls, 4 years old and 22 months, enjoyed playing with this printable.  I have provided a list of activities in the download, which can be adapted to different ages.

If you download this freebie, I just ask that you follow my blog and add me to your favorites on shops on Teachers Notebook:) Thanks!
Click {HERE} to download.
Here is the printable in action...
Sorting on the mats...

Writing whole sentences using the pictures...

I love this one!  Let me translate:)
God made the world because He loves me and I love Him.

 Tracing the laminated printables with a dry erase marker.
*NOTE:  You will want to erase this soon after writing so it comes off easily.  You can also use  vis-a-via markers, which cleans off with water.

Linked up at:
Link and Learn Preschool Corner

Saturday, August 6, 2011

30 Book Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Lori!!

Remember, if you did not win the books set, you can still visit Teacher Tams store and purchase them!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ready2Read Level 1: Unit 8

WOW!!  Unit 8 is finished and this will wrap our Level 1 Ready2Read Units!!  It is my hope that you and your children/students have enjoyed our Ready2Read program.  

If you are new to the Ready2Read Program, click {HERE} to see the information page.

*Note: As of 11/7/2012, Level 1 has been completely reworked and revised.  Here is the NEW and IMPROVED version!  This blogpost will be a bit different from the upgraded printables, but contains the same content.  

Sight words: away, run, where, here, two
Word Families: -in and -ed
Theme: Word Family Garden

Unit 8 started off with our color by number sight words...
We sang our sight word song to the tune of BINGO.

This week we pulled out all the sight words and made sentences.  I also added blank spaces for Audrey to fill in a word.  I thought she did a great job and she really enjoyed it!

Our sight word caterpillar is finally complete with a total of 40 sight words!!  How exciting is that?

We decorated our sight words with jewels, glitter glue, finger paints (messy but fun), and water colors.

Color by word family coloring page...

Color by sight word coloring page...

Sight word tracing sheet...

Read it, Trace it, Paste it pages....

Crack the sight word code.  If your child/student enjoys this activity, you may be interested in the Break the Sight Word Code Sentences.  

Circle the correct CVC word...

CVC Boxes

Reading the -ed family minibook...

Reading the -in family minibook...

Oh how FUN was our word sort this week!!  Audrey used a spatula to scoop the slices of pizza and sort them on the correct word family pizza plate!!  She really giggled a lot at this activity:)

Word Slides....

CVC Word/Picture match....
Some of the words needed explaining, but it really help with building vocabulary.

This week we added two new bees to the garden:)

Here is one final look at our Level 1 Ready2Read Program board!  
Wow!  So much has been learned in only 8 lessons:)

Click the button below to purchase Ready2Read Level 1 Unit 8...

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