Monday, December 31, 2012

January Phonics Joke FREEBIE

I have been working on lots of new phonics jokes.  I have made Snowman, Penguin, Valentine's Day, Groundhog's Day, President's Day and am working on Dental Health Jokes.  We are set for a good laugh when we return to school!  As promised, I will put out a free video each month.  Here is January's joke.  You can download it in my TpT store.  Hope you and your kiddos enjoy!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Celebrating 100 Followers!!!

To say thanks to my first 100 followers, I am giving away a phonics joke video.  Videos are three to seven minutes long.  Press play and a joke appears.  Students write the missing letters from a series of words to create the punch lines.  I had no idea how many ways this would benefit my readers when I originally made them.  They are sounding out the picute on the screen.  They sound out what they have written.  They predict what will come next in their answer.  They are becoming more confident spellers.  Not to mention that they LOVE doing it!  My class does two videos a day after recess.  It helps them unwind and refocus.  You can use any paper to do this.  We keep "joke journals" in our desks.  Videos can also be purchased in packs of 10 for $3.  I offer a new phonics joke each month.  Follow me on TpT for updates.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Did You See Chip?

When my class does this story, we put on plays for the preschoolers and kindergartners at our school.  It is a lot of fun.  I used to have the kids make scenery on butcher paper.  We would hang it over the white board and switch it as scenes changed.  Last year, I had them draw their scenes on copy paper.  I scanned those and put them into PowerPoints.  One student ran the clicker and changed scenes throughout the plays.  It was so much quicker and easier than the butcher paper.  The kids were also really excited to see their pictures as digital images!  Do you have any fun ideas for this story?  Share them in a comment!