Thursday, April 23, 2015

Research Freebie!

 Have you considered jumping into research projects with your primary students?  My kindergarten friends were thrilled to choose their own topics and gets started!  To help guide your planning and their research...I've made these freebie research templates!  Click below to grab them!  Have an excellent week :)  - - Tara

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Closer Look at Close Reads {with a freebie}

Hi there!  Tara West from Little Minds at Work!  Today I am passing along a very detailed and in-depth post ....geared towards kindergarten close reads!  If you are looking for a fun and engaging way to bring life back to reader's workshop time   - - close reads are where it's at!  While there you can also grab these freebie cards for teaching students the strategies to tackle unknown words!  Click the image below or HERE to visit my site!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ways to Make 10 {freebie packed!}

Tara West from Little Mind at Work here!  I am stopping by to share with you a new post all about fun and engaging ways to practice combinations of ten!  We've been working on addition for a few weeks, but I really wanted to take our focus on making ten!
The following two make ten practice activities are part of the freebie packet that you can download below!

Click on the image below or HERE to head to my blog and download the freebie packet and grab a few more great ideas for your instruction!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Plant {Print & Play Pack} FREEBIE

Hi Friends!
This is
Here with another freebie...
that is PERFECT for this time of year.
This freebie printable you can grab...all about PLANTS.
Head to my blog here to read all about the whole unit
and to find out where grab your freebie printable.

Here is a peek at my full unit
which I know you would love to own!

Sending you my blessings on a great week at school!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Writing Strips Freebie!

Writing strips in the k-1 classroom! An engaging, effective, and independent word writing activity! Writing strips build strong writers! Best of all? They are FUN! Tara West from Little Minds at Work here!  I love to use these strips e.v.e.r.y. day in my classroom!  We use them back at the guided reading table and the students also use them as a choice during their literacy centers!  The kids eat these up and beg for new sets once they've mastered them! 
I also like to use the writing strips as a way to get the kids started back at the reading table before I make my way back. It usually takes me a minute or so to get all of the students settles into their daily five so I leave the strips back at my table.  The students are able to quickly get started on them without me there!

I've made a variety of skills for the strips, but here are a few; CVC, CVCe, blends, digraphs, vowel teams, and CVC/CVCE mixed strips!

I also created a freebie set of strips!  I used these strips at the beginning of the year as we were getting started!  You can grab these by clicking below! 

Have a great week!


Sunday, March 29, 2015

April Giveaway & Freebies!

 Hey there!  Tara West from Little Minds at Work...I am stopping in to share with you an exciting giveaway going on over on my blog!  Each month I like to host a monthly giveaway that will help get you through that month!  I also post a couple of monthly freebies!  

When you head over to my blog you'll be able to snag these freebie April writing paper!

These springtime opinion story starters are also a freebie download!

After signing up for the giveaway and downloading your freebies, you'll also be able to check out my spring pinspiration board!


You can click on image above or HERE to sign up for the April giveaway!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sequencing Freebie from Sharing Kindergarten

  Spring is here.
Easter is coming.
Sounds like we can all use a freebie!

I love that OLD LADY almost as much as my little learners do.
So this week we will be using the book,

I made this FUN sequencing sheet to put all the items the lady eats in order for my little wonderfuls.
 So I want to share it with your little wonderfuls too!
How do you get it?
Click on the link below to head to my blog post.
Click any of the links that take you to this specific item in my TpT store.
Then click on the PREVIEW to get your freebie.

 Sending you love,

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Addition Freebie!

Hey there friends! Tara West here from Little Minds at Work! I'm stopping by to share with you a new addition can also snag this addition freebie packet! :)

You can click on the image below to download the freebie packet! Have a great end to your week!

Tara West

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Follow Up Freebie to Shrunken Leprechaun Hats-It's Not Too Late to Do It Either!
Did you shrink your students' leprechaun hats yet?? If so, you can swing on into MMMB to grab a freebie to get them thinking and writing!  They will draw their hats before and after, then write how they think it happened!  You will get the GREATEST ideas from them (albeit not necessarily to scientific!). It is so fun...then it is your choice if you choose to bring science into and explain how it was "likely" done. I opt to let them imagine and figure it out later in life....but it is entirely up to you, as well as the age of your students! Enjoy!

Monday, March 16, 2015

March Themed Sentence Type, Expansion and Making Sense FREEBIE

Hi Peeps! It's Traci from Dragonflies in First!

I'm popping in real quick to let you know about the March-themed sentence type skill builders FREEBIE resource I am listing in my latest blog post. It's a great resource to attack declarative and interrogative sentence building and expanding skills.

Hop on over to learn more about it and grab your copy!