Hi there and thank you SO much for joining me today! I am thrilled to finally get this post up for you! Over the years I have shared many amazing freebies here and there! Well, life gets busy and sometimes we don’t always get a chance to download it right away and then POOF we forget! Today I will share all of my most popular freebies combined in this ONE easy post! All you have to do is scroll, click, download and ENJOY! A lot of the freebies have been shared exclusively in my Facebook group! You can join in the fun with us still! You can join the Facebook group HERE!
First off, the majority of these freebies I am sharing are hosted on Google docs! Google docs are super simple to use! Once you click the link I provide your screen will look like the image below! Once you see that screen you will want to click on the white download arrow in the far right corner! Try to avoid the “open with” in the middle of the screen as that oftentimes will cause download issues! Once you click the white download arrow the file will download onto your computer and you will be able to save it to your computer!Before I get into the freebies I do have a couple of housekeeping matters to help you enjoy this experience with less hassle!
Up next is a quick print tip I share a lot! Once your file opens in Adobe click the TINY triangle on the far left side.
Then, click the thumbnails icon.
Once you click on the thumbnails tab you will be able to visually see all of the pages within the packet/freebie.
You can hold down the Ctrl key to select the pages you wish to print! Once you click print those pages you select will be autofilled into your print window. A couple of the freebies I share you might want to also print multiple pages onto one sheet of paper! The image below shows how to do this! First, click “multiple”. Then, use the “pages per sheet” drop down menu to select how many pages you would like on one sheet of paper. You can also play around between landscape and portrait to see which fits best for your needs! ***If any of the images I showed you do not look familiar then you are most likely not opening your document in Adobe. You can download the free Adobe reader!***
Now let’s get into the FREEBIES! Please note that all of the freebies are linked from the images and the text saying “download here”. Feel free to share this blog post with your teacher besties so they can also download the amazing freebies!
Hands On Explore Tubs
This freebie is a sampler to my Hands-On Explore Tubs! Be sure to scroll to page 14 of the packet to view the images below! Your students will get to explore with fuzzy poms, pattern blocks, dough and cubes! These centers are perfect for your morning work tubs, explore tubs, math centers and early finishers!
*Click HERE to download this freebie*
Up next is a freebie Literacy Center Expectations chart! I also included a print tip to assist you in printing this download so that it is POSTER size!
**Click HERE to download this freebie!**
Are you in need of notebook tags? I have you COVERED!
At the start of the year we do A LOT of assessing and letter names and/or letter sounds is a big part of that! I created this tracker and used it each and every year! The tracker is set up in ABC order so that you can visually see which letters the students haven’t mastered yet. When assessing the students you will have them read down the columns (a, d, g, j, m, etc). I like to check off the letters that the students are able to state. Then, I graph the overall total each assessment! I then use a different color of pen each time so I can see growth over time!
**Click HERE to grab this letter graph!**
***Click HERE to download the ABC chart!***
What is more fun than DOUGH and REAL LIFE pictures?! I’m obsessed with these real life photo dough mats! You can also print the dough mats 2 or 4 to a page using the print tips at the top of the post!
***Click HERE to download the mats!***
***Click HERE to download the freebie!***
See the book in action below!
Keeping on the alphabet bus… Next I am sharing my alphabet strip! I know most of you already have your ABC strips up for the year, but I have also included mini versions for word walls, flashcards, etc!
***Click HERE to download the freebie ABC strip!***
***Click HERE to download the freebie alphabet puzzles!***
When learning the alphabet we practice letter formation, too! Snag these freebie letter tracing sheets!
***Click HERE to download the letter sheets!***
***Click HERE to download the ABC sheets!***
***Click HERE to download the ABC magnet sheets!***
Speaking of literacy centers… this Chicka Boom center is TOO fun for the beginning of the year!
***Click HERE to grab the Chicka Boom center!***
ABC puzzlers are fun, too! This freebie has a few different puzzles that will for sure bring joy to your kiddos!
***Click HERE to download the ABC puzzlers!***
At the beginning of the year we also work a lot on our NAMES! This freebie is an adorable way to practice sequencing the letters in our names!
***Click HERE to download the names freebies!***
We aren’t done with names YET! I just love this quick, easy, and CHEAP way to have kiddos practice their names at home! Simply edit the note for your students and write the letters in their names on the 1 inch plastic square tiles! The students will be able to practice their names at home!
Names, names, names! Additional name help for the home is at your fingertips with this download!
***Click HERE to download the parent guide for working on names!***
This next freebie I’ve had on my blog for years but it can get easily missed! This is a set of freebie poems! Don’t forget that you can also project the poems on your smartboard/interactive whiteboard!
***Click HERE to download the poems!***
***Click HERE to download the freebie!***
The following poster has always been a part of my KinderLiteracy program! However, Holly mentioned this awesome strategy so I decided to release just this poster as a freebie!
“After we read a book in Guided Reading, we use the retell poster to retell the story. I pile the cubes on each circle to match the color. As they retell each piece of the story, we move a cube to line it back up in order. They know if a cube is still there, they still have something to tell me this has helped with their retell skills greatly.”
***Click HERE to download the poster.***
Up next is a fun activity I like to call PSF Stretchers! These are great as a guided reading warm up! The students will state the picture name, stretch the three sounds and then blend the word back together!
***Click HERE to download the PSF Stretchers!***
Keeping with phoneme segmentation and sounds is this awesome poster and matching set of cards! I like to use the green for beginning sounds, yellow for middle sounds and red for final sounds! You can ask something like, “What is the green sound in the word cat?” You can also use the cards for phoneme segmentation as well!
Guided reading again! These are word builder cards! They help the students build words with onset and rime!
***Click HERE to download the word builder cards!***
A lot of times I get questions like, “How do you get your kiddos into reading groups so early in the year— they don’t even know all of their letters yet?” Well, I am a strong believer that students can “read” with NO letter recognition! If students can identify environmental print they they are already “reading”. I love these I can read sentence strips because they allow students the ability to READ early on and feel successful!
***Click HERE to download the sentence strips!***
Let’s keep chatting about guided reading with a free sampler to my KinderReaders program! The KinderReaders program has scripted lesson plans, word cards, picture cards, easy readers, running records and mix/fix sentences! You can download the free Level D sample ***HERE*** I have a FirstieReaders Level E Freebie sampler ***HERE**
I shared an ABC chart above but here is something similar but bumped up! A beginning blends and digraphs chart! You can also print the charts 4 to a page using the instructions at the top of the post!
***Click HERE to download the freebie chart!***
Up next is a free sampler to my KinderLiteracy close reading curriculum! I wanted to share this freebie in case you’re not able to use the complete KinderLiteracy program but could slide in a week or two! Who doesn’t LOVE Rainbow Fish? The KinderLiteracy program includes 5 days of lesson plans, assessment, vocabulary, daily printables, poem, craft and MORE!
If you would like to download the freebie directly onto your computer click the white download button within the TpT preview!
I also have a free week as part of my FirstieLiteracy bundle preview ***HERE***
In addition, I have Pre-K Literacy program as well! Snag a free sampler week to this program ***HERE***
Now let’s chat rhyming with these adorable rhyming games!
Click ***HERE*** to grab the rhyming freebie!
This is quick freebie poster for teaching visualizing! Click ***HERE*** to download!
Weekly progress reports used to cause me SO much headache! 20-25 kiddos times 20-25 sheets of paper per week! EKKK! These quarterly progress reports saved us so much paper and really allowed for parents to see a trend over an entire quarter! Click ***HERE*** to download the progress reports! Editable version included!
Click ***HERE*** to download the freebie!
This is a freebie I shared via social media a few weeks back! I wanted to make sure I shared it here in case you missed it! Growth mindset is such an important but tricky “skill” to teach! This book really helps to explain growth mindset with examples!
Click ***HERE*** to download the book!
Download the ten frame games sheet ***HERE***
I also have the larger ten frame, number cards and mini 10 frames in this easy download ***HERE***
How about a numbers to 12 Roll and Cover board!?
Click ***HERE*** to download the Roll and Cover board!
Do you use interactive math notebooks in your classroom? This books gives you a way to teach the kiddos HOW to use their interactive math notebooks!
Click ***HERE*** to download the freebie how-to book!
I shared letter formation sheets above… now sharing the same for NUMBERS!
Click ***HERE*** to download the number tracing sheets!
A lot of you LOVE my custom books from KinderSurvival and FirstieSurvival… well long before those I created these math manipulatives custom books! They are part of my KinderMath Getting Started unit!
Click ***HERE*** to download the KinderMath Getting Started unit!
Click ***HERE*** for the freebie number sheets!
As the year progresses we work a lot on number sequences and missing numbers! These review strips are a quick and easy way to review!
Click ***HERE*** to download the strips!
Do you have a vertical number line on display in your classroom? My students showed such an improvement in their number sense of more and less using the vertical number line! It was also a powerful visual for how many more/fewer! What’s crazy is it makes sense! For young children when we say the number goes “up” what does that mean… when they see it on a traditional number line it looks like it’s going over and not up!
Click ***HERE*** to download the vertical number line cards!
I have a freebie fine motor center for you! Click ***HERE*** to download the mats!
Last but not least is another awesome fine motor freebie that also includes MATH! You can print these full size or half size using the print tip from the top of the blog post!
Click ***HERE*** to download the mats!
Thank you so much for joining me today! Feel free to reach out with any questions— I wish you the BEST school year yet!