Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello there friends!  I know I haven't posted in awhile.  I hope you are all having a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!  A few bilingual friends of mine are getting together to do some TGIF posts for our future Friday's.  Who wouldn't want to have a FREE FRIDAY BILINGUAL PRODUCT??? 

Click on the picture below for my Fantastic Friday Freebies!!!

I have 12 of these little books completed and loaded to TPT! I hope you enjoy!  Each new week adds a new letter and sight word!  The REVIEW weeks review ALL previous sight words, but focus mainly on the 5 letters on the front cover!  We read them all week during our small groups.  At the end of the week, I print these and send them home for homework.  The parents seem to really like using these with the kids.  These books also prepare the students for the upcoming theme test! 

Each book includes:  
Page 1:  Front cover with 3 larger pictures for the letter of the week
Page 2:  A gameboard with the new sight word of the week and all sight words from the previous weeks.  They also include all letters taught up until this point.
Page 3:  Fluency page of letters taught, sight words taught, and syllables of the week
Page 4:  Fluency page of letters taught, sight words taught, and syllables of the week
Page 5: A page practicing phonemic awareness - identifying initial sounds
Page 6: A page to practice segmenting words into either syllables or sounds
Page 7: A page identifying picture vocabulary corresponding to beginning syllable. 
Page 8:  Fluency practice to include new sight words and letters/syllables taught.

Have a great day!

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

November Bilingual Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!  

It's been awhile since I've been on my blog!
Before we start, I would like to list THREE things that I am truly thankful for!!!
1.  I am thankful for my family!  I love them all with all of my heart!  I am truly blessed to have every single one of them in my life!
2.  I am thankful to have such a fantastic kindergarten team!  We work so well together and I am so happy that we all can team and bounce ideas off of each other!
3.  I am thankful for all of my friends!  I appreciate all of you so much!


I hope your year has started off to a fabulous start!  Our district started off with a new math series as well as a new reading series.

With our reading series, I needed to create a structured activity for one of my paras to use during our small group instruction.  My students have been making huge gains with letter names and sounds, but were still struggling with their sight words.  Once I started implementing these activities, my students have started flourishing, especially with their sight words.  I haven't finished creating them all, but eventually, I will have one activity book per week to use alongside the Maravillas Reading Series.  You definitely do not have to have this curriculum to use these books.

Each book is sequential and reviews the lessons from prior weeks.  How do I use these books?
I laminate these books and bind them so they are easy to access for the following year.  I also use these books for Interventions with students who need extra help.  I also copy these off and give them to our Special Education teacher who hasn't received any materials. 

Click on ANY of the pictures to download your freebie!  The mini book will include all pages! Be sure to scroll to the very bottom to enter to win MORE of these Little Books! :-)  I will bundle ALL of the little books I have up until this point for the giveaway!  :-) 1:  Introduce the letter of for the week and the sound it makes. 
Example:   T suena /t/      /t/   /t/  /tigre/, and so on with each picture. 2:  Game Board    Review pictures on the page that begin with the letter of the week.  Model the new word of the week and where to find it on the game board.  Then models saying:  letra ___, palabra ___, letra ___, palabra ___ and then the students join in.  You can play your own game using this.  We use this page to help the students track their eyes and follow along with their fingers. 3 & 4:  Use the strategy of "I do, we do, you do" with the students.  Teacher models, teacher rereads the line with the students, the students read each line as a group (no teacher help).  Depending on your reading groups:  My Middle and Low groups I use the above strategy.  With my High group, I use the strategy, "I do, you do" 

1)  Review pictures at the top of the page.  Example:  /t/ /t/ toro, /t/ /t/ tina, /t/ /t/ taco, /t/ /t/ teléfono    2)  Review letter names and or sight words
3)  Review the sight words from all prior lessons.
4)  Review the syllables of the week.  Everyone teaches Spanish a little different.  I teach the students to read as /sound/ /sound/ then blend the /syllable/.  Example:  /t/ /a/ /ta then go on to the next syllable Pages 5 & 6:  Practice reading sentences using the “I do, we do, you do strategy.” 7:  Student practice segmenting words into syllables.  I have the students touch their head, shoulders, hips, knees, & toes for each syllable.  Example:  telaraña:  te - touch your head, la - touch your shoulders, ra - touch your hips, ña - touch your knees.  This really helps them identify their syllables when segmenting. 8:  Students practice segmenting the word on their own and can 1) use their finger to draw a line from the picture to initial syllable, use a dry erase marker to initial syllable, or 3) use Wikki sticks to form a line to the initial syllable.

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Oh my gosh! Guess what is coming up tomorrow?
OUR BILINGUAL BLOG HOP!  SEVERAL of our bilingual friends have gotten together to create a FANTASTIC group of freebies for you to enjoy!  I hope you have a great day today and look forward to our next hop starting tomorrow!!!

I can't wait to see what everyone has in store for us! :-) Happy Thursday everyone!! :-)


Saturday, August 30, 2014

I just turned 40!!! Celebrate with me!!!

Hello everyone!!  I can't believe I just turned 40 and I haven't celebrated!!!  Come celebrate with me and ENTER to win ALL 5 Phonics Centers IN SPANISH!!!  Spread the word and I will choose a winner from someone who shares my posts as well!  WOO HOO!!!!

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Back to School Bilingual Blog HOP!!!

Hello all! I am so excited to be a part of this next bilingual back to school blog hop!  I hope you all enjoy the freebies offered on every page throughout the hop! Scroll down to download my freebie and enter the rafflecopter!!!  Have a great back to school!

AUGUST 20-22, 2014

Click on the picture below to download the freebie that will only be free during the hop!  It is available in English and Spanish.  The freebie will be in Spanish only! :-)

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Back to school organizing the new reading curricula

Hello all,

Oh my goodness it has been crazy getting things ready for back to school!  We have a new Math curriculum and a new Reading Curriculum this year!  So many things to organize! 

You can get these labels FREE from my TPT store! Click on the pictures below to take you to this FREEBIE!!

Our English teachers received McGraw Hill - WONDERS and the Spanish teachers were given McGraw Hill - Maravillas.  I had to figure out a way to organize these!  So... here you go!  A freebie from me if you have this series! I created a bunch of labels for both the English and Spanish curricula! :-) 

If you notice, my labels were placed on my tubs BEFORE my teaching partner found this awesome punch that was the PERFECT size!  LOVE this punch!  She got it from Joanne Fabrics!  My student tubs are in Spanish for my kids to use, but the tubs on the bottom two shelves are labeled in ENGLISH in case I get a sub.  It is a rarity that I get my subs in Spanish, so I have to leave things where subs can find them! :-)  At least, they can pull materials for when my paras come in to review with the students.  We get 45 minutes a day of Small group Spanish reading.

The tubs on the bottom were purchased from the Target Dollar spot for $3/each.  I know you can get these from Lakeshore and Really Good Stuff as well.  The tubs on left top - Target Dollar spot a few years ago.  Tubs on the right - Lakeshore.  I like the Lakeshore tubs.  They are a lot sturdier and wider to fit notebooks!  The tubs on the left barely fit a writing notebook.  They do fit my workbooks for our new reading series though!  The white cubes with trays came from Michael's for $19.99 on sale!  I LOVE THEM!  Great for storage!

I hope you all have a great back to school!!


Thursday, July 31, 2014


Hello everyone!  I've been absent lately trying to get things set up in my classroom!  Some of you have already started.  I cannot believe summer is already over for us.

Well... back to school is here and back to school sales are happening! 

Here are several of my BILINGUAL Buddies!  Check out our stores and stock up on your shopping cart!  I have already started adding to my cart!  Up to 28% off!!  I can't wait! 

I hope you all have a great start to your school year!

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