Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fluency Builders: Improve Fluency AND Sight Word Recognition at the same time!



I've got a new kit in my TPT store called "Fluency Builders".  These are Dolch sight word sentences that are made into fluency pyramids.  Not only will your students work on sight word recognition, they will improve their FLUENCY while doing it!

These are available in each Dolch level (Pre-Primer through Third Grade) OR in a bundle with all levels for 50% off!

Not only do I love these for the fluency aspect, but I love the sight word sentences.  I wanted to make sure the sentences had words that were easy to read and appropriate for the level they were in so the students could read them fluently.  I've seen sight word sentences in the past that had other words in the sentence that were too challenging for the level they were in.  Nothing blocks fluency more than that!  I made sure to include CVC words and additional sight words that were within the same level for the sentences.  In the higher levels (second and third grade words) I used some CVCe words too - the main goal was to keep it so students could read these fluently!

Each card has the Dolch sight word in the top left corner in color.  Each Dolch level has a different color for the sight words, so if you get the bundle, you will be able to keep the levels organized and/or tell what level students are working on.  


Here is an example from the First Grade Dolch set:
 You can buy the levels separately or save a LOT when purchasing the bundle:


Have a GREAT weekend :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I'm having a SALE right now at my Teachers Pay Teachers store! {Wednesday & Thursday}


I'm having a SALE - Right Now!!!  EVERYTHING is marked 20% off PLUS you will get an additional 10% off when you use Promo Code:  START16



EVERYTHING IS ON SALE!!!  Over 200 products including.........
























Sunday, January 17, 2016

FREEBIE: Candy Jar of Love - A Valentine's Day Craftivity



I've just added this FREEBIE to my TPT store:


You can click on the picture above or click HERE to get it.

I've also added a few more Valentine's Day goodies...
Click on the pictures for more info.

This is available in Dolch AND Fry Word versions!




My activity mats have been a hit with students!  Plus, they are ONLY $1.00!  I have more versions in my store!




Have a GREAT long weekend!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Planner Love - Printable Planner Stickers


I've fallen in love with my planner :)  A while back I started seeing all the cute, trendy planners out there on Pinterest and Instagram and got obsessed.  I searched for the best planner...Erin Condren, Plum Paper, The Happy Planner, Filofax, etc....  I decided on MAMBI's Happy Planner and I love it.

You might look at my photo and think that's not very functional - any you'd be right.  I use my iPhone to keep me on track with where to be, what I need, what to do, etc..., but my planner....I guess you can say it's my journal - my crafty, fun, total expression of me journal.  I have been decorating it and writing down things that happened that day, things I am thinking that week, things I like or don't like. Just memories and a record of what's going on.  I've been keeping lists and just... whatever.

Since I've been obsessing on this planner, I've started making printable planner stickers and embellishments to go in it.  I've been posting them in my Etsy shop and it seems other folks are liking them too :)  Below are a few of the "Printable Planner Stickers" I've currently got listed.  I have two versions of each set - one of fit The Happy Planner by MAMBI/Create 365 (the planner I have) and another version to fit Erin Condren, Plum Paper, and other planners because the boxes/dimensions are a bit different between them.

Click on the pictures to see more....






I've got some "Lilly" inspired sets too....




 These are "printable" stickers that come in the form of an instant download.  They can be printed on regular copy paper, sticker paper (or full sheet label paper), cardstock, etc.  If printing on regular (non-sticky paper), you can use glue, other adhesives, washi tape, or xyron to adhere the stickers.  Some of the smaller images and icons can be cut with a circle cutter or punch.  Make sure your printer is set to print at "actual size" so the dimensions of the stickers will be correct.  The images can be cut out with scissors, a paper cutter, or xacto knife.  I have kept most of the lines straight for the easiest way to cut.  I have also included a "punch page" to use with your favorite punches or used to create other embellishments of your choice.  

You may see a few more Planner posts in the future.... stay tuned :)

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Instagram, Christmas FREEBIE, a SALE, & More!

I've finally joined Instagram and am already loving it!  If you are on Instagram, follow me and I'll follow you back!  I would love to find some new teacher friends to follow!

I am at:  https://www.instagram.com/mrs.gilchrist.fl/


I am having a sale RIGHT NOW at my TPT Store!!!  Everything in my store is 20% off!  I've got some brand new Christmas goodies there too!
(You can click on the photos to see them in my store)
Available in Dolch AND Fry Words!








I've also got this GREAT Read It, Build It, Write It kit available on sale:

 







And lastly, I've got a Christmas Freebie - I will be adding more soon, but here's one from last year.... (Remember, you can access ALL of my freebies by clicking on the tab at the top of my website that says "Freebies")