Friday, July 5, 2013

Bright Beginnings and Freebie Friday

Happy Friday!  I hope you have had a fun Fourth of July.  With the Fourth past and school supplies making an appearance at my Target, I know that the start of school is just around the corner.
One thing I can check off my list for the beginning of school is literacy centers.  I have been working on my back to school center packet to help my new little firsties review and hit the ground running.
This packet is a companion to my Bright Beginnings Match Centers.  It includes work with initial sounds, upper case/lower case matching, sight words, color words, syllables, ABC order, rhyming words and more.  It is available at Teachers Pay Teacher.  Click on the picture above to check it out.
Like I mentioned before, I plan on using it at the beginning of the year with my first graders.  But, I also think it would be great in Kindergarten, more spread out through the year.
My daughter, who is about to start kindergarten, was my product tester.  She and I worked together on the activities.  We had a good time.  While my heart aches when I think about her getting bigger, it is kind of fun that she is in the age range of my kiddos at school.
A is matching upper case and lower case letters from Bright Beginnings.

Below you will find a FREEBIE from this packet, Armadillo ABC's.  It is an ABC order activity using sight words from the Fry word list.  If you would like a copy of it, click on the picture below.

I hope you can use this center.  Be sure to go by Teaching Blog Addict to check out more free items that are being offered during this week's Freebie Friday. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


  1. I love that she is your "Quality Control Inspector." :)
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  2. You have a precious little tester! :) I love those little armadillos! So cute! Will your daughter be going to the school where you teach? Doesn't it just sort of drive you crazy when those school supplies start popping up WAY TOO SOON?!
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