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Fun with Blends and a Fall Freebie!

Happy Fall!!

October is in full swing and I am loving it!  Fall is my favorite time of year, not only for the holidays and food, but we also learn some of my favorite concepts during the fall!

This past week we were all about blends! Each day we focused on a new set of blends, covering s-blends, r-blends, and l-blends!

Do you have the set of Phonics Tales books?  They are great for teaching concepts just like this!  They include multiple blend stories, digraphs, short vowels, long vowels, and more!

After reading our blend story, we reviewed the sounds and sorted our picture cards to each blend.

We created a little craft each day to help us with the blends.

For s-blends...

For r-blends...

For l-blends...

This is what our board looked like by the end of the week!  

Getting sidetracked now....

We also started a little small group incentive.... do you see the gumball machines on the board?  We now have "GUMBALL GROUP points" in our class.  Each group has a gumball machine labeled with their group number.  When the group is working quietly or working well together, they receive a gumball.  On Fridays, the gumball group with the most gumballs gets out of the prize box and another fun reward!

Sorry for getting sidetracked....

Back to FALL!

This week we also planned and did a little Fall writing!

We brainstormed as a class all of the things that we LOVE about Fall!!  They created their adorable little acorn and they were too cute not to display!

You can grab your FREE copy of this acorn writing craft by clicking HERE!

This week I'll be back to share our Halloween/Fall Literacy centers and more Fall activities!!

Have a great week :)

Jessica Travis
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  1. Ah the blend crafts are so cute! I literally just finished those three with my second graders! I wish I stumbled across this earlier!

  2. Thasnk you for the wonderful acorn writing activity. My first graders are sure to love it!

  3. Hi! Thanks for the writing activity, my Kinders loved it!
    Do you have the gumball group points set as a document to print? I'd love to use it with my classroom.

  4. Do you have the gumball group points in a document! My kindergartners would really benefit from this! Thanks :)

  5. Cute blends craft idea! I love the gum ball machine, also! Do you have it on tpt?

  6. Love your acorns, used them in class and the kids loved it!!
    -Your newest follower,
    Lovely Nina Designs

  7. Hi
    Your blog is full of great ideas. Is it possible to send me the document for the writing part of the acorn craft? I want to use it for reading and make it say "My Favorite Things to Read About are..."

    Thanks !

  8. Love your ideas! Do you have a copy of the spider, flower and grapes blend activities? I would love a copy please! Thanks, Melissa

  9. I love your gumball machines. I'm stealing this idea but making them in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple to match my table identifiers. Thanks!

  10. I would love to have a set of the phonics tales books! I searched scholastic online but couldn't find them. Do you know if they are still available for purchase?

  11. Do you have a pattern for the blend crafts available for purchase or download? I would love to do with my kinders!

  12. Do you have a pattern for the blend crafts available? I couldn't find it in your store. I would love to do it with my first graders!


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