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Peek at my Week-Revision, Fluency, and Freebie

October 7 Deedee 2 min read
I am getting ready to introduce a fluency station to my kiddos that I used for a few years now.  It is called “Time-Me” and my kiddos love it. Also, all my kiddos met our kindergarten expectations for high frequency words and we have 54 words! I think this activity was part of the reason.
I have a FREE version here.  But I like to add the themed clip art to keep it going all year.  They look forward to the next month’s theme and gasp, “Look!  We have new Time-Me cards!”
{same words, different clip art… shhh… don’t tell them}.
New this year… I have made two pages editable (one for words and the other for phrases) so you can add your own words and phrases. Binder rings are available HERE.

 

I use the cheap, cheap, cheap kitchen timers you can get for around $5.00.
I like them because there are very few buttons to use and they last FOREVER. I have one like this and it has been dropped on the tile floor 6,000 times (no lie).   In the past, I had purchased the expensive ones from a teacher store and they lasted about 53 minutes… go cheap!
If you have purchased my other “Time Me” units, I will go back and add the editable pages.  You will be able to get the update for no additional charge.  Right now the other months are $3.00, but they will go up to $4.00 once I make the changes.
Onward! Here is a Free emergent reader (click on the picture to download).
Here are my lesson plans (click on any picture to download the lesson plans with activity links).  I fell in love with the way that Reagan has her lesson plans formatted, so I modified my station plans so they would not have a gazillion pages.  Thank you Reagan for the inspiration!!!
You can see her awesome visual plans here.  BTW…I have a Columbus Day art activity that I saw on Pinterest.  It is super cute, but the link goes to spam.   Does anyone know who this belongs to?  I would love to give you credit!!!!

 

Station Plans!

 

 

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  Remember, if you enjoy reading my blog, please consider following me… and I LOVE to hear your comments!!!
Come back tomorrow because I am cooking up some new things and I have a FREEBIE planned for you all!!!

20 Comments

  • Kathleen October 7 at 12:32 am

    <3 you Deedee!!!

  • Amy Howbert October 7 at 12:35 am

    Love what you're doing in K! Nice way to teach reading fluency through this game! Great idea! Love your organizational planning piece, too!!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized
    [email protected]

  • Delaney White October 7 at 12:37 am

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful plans!!

  • Chrissy October 7 at 12:58 am

    The new plan format looks terrific. My class loves to play games, too!
    I love kindergarten 🙂
    ReadWriteSing

  • Michelle Griffo October 7 at 3:19 am

    I can't wait to use your newest creation!!!!
    Michelle

  • Allie October 7 at 3:41 am

    Can't wait! Love seeing what you are doing in your class! 🙂 Missouri Day? We don't have California Day…hmmmmmm

    Allie
    Gone Primary

  • Melanie - From the Pond October 7 at 3:43 am

    Always love your blog posts! I have not seen your timer resources, so I am off to have a look – I love those timers in my classroom too!And you are right, they last forever. I use them to help make sure show-and-tell stays on time 🙂

  • Alessia Albanese October 7 at 1:07 am

    Looks great, Deedee! My, you have a busy (but short, yah) week ahead! Hope you are well 🙂

    Ѽ Alessia
    Mrs. Albanese’s Kindergarten Class

  • KinderKapers October 7 at 1:44 am

    Hey….I am excited you have Missouri Day. We have Nevada Day at the end of the month! Real Nevada Day is October 31, but they made it into a three day weekend (last Friday of the month).

    I cannot tell you how excited I am for next week! It is partly because we are doing orange and making paper strip pumpkins and we are finishing up X and I have an x-ray skeleton to share with my kiddos, but mostly we are trying some new things and I should be starting writers workshop and literacy centers. I can't wait for Monday to get here…but I have a lot of work to do before then. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

    • Deedee October 7 at 2:02 am

      Have fun. Missouri Day is always a great (and exhausting time). I WILL remember my camera this year!

      Enjoy your week!!! You! Go! Girl!

  • Ash October 7 at 1:57 am

    You always have such wonderful ides! Thanks so much for the wonderful freebie! Can't wait to see what you have in store for tomorrow!

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  • Sandi MacDougall October 7 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing your station plans, Deedee. They're great as usual.

  • FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) October 7 at 5:50 pm

    Your emergent readers are WONDERFUL for my K's!!!
    Jennifer
    First Grade Blue SKies

  • Pingles October 7 at 11:00 pm

    Wow, I love the new lesson look, so concise! I will have to adapt mine yet again. I don't know how people use the same plan format over and over, I never can. Thanks for sharing!

    Pat

  • Paula Segers October 9 at 1:14 am

    Thank you for the Fire Safety Freebie!
    In response, yes I like it and the monthly poetry sounds great!

    Thank you for the work you put into sharing with other teachers.

    Paula
    K. teacher

  • Jasmine October 9 at 1:35 am

    Question… what is Missouri Day? That may be a really silly questions since I'm in Missouri, but I have no idea what this is.

    • Deedee October 9 at 1:52 am

      Ha!Missouri Day has been set aside for the third Wednesday in October to celebrate Missouri's heritage and natural resources. We have people come from all over to show crafts and talk about Missouri history and culture.

      Our school is broken in to stations. So the students spend about 30 minutes in each place. It is wild and busy, but the kids love it (so do I)

    • Jasmine October 16 at 12:23 am

      Sounds awesome! In Columbia I have never celebrated Missouri Day. I feel like a big slacker. I just read up about the Missouri holidays though and there are a ton! I have also been missing Bird Appreciation Day! 😉

      http://dese.mo.gov/calendar/specialdays.html

    • Deedee October 16 at 11:27 am

      LOL! I think we might skip Bird Appreciation Day… or perhaps just keep it in the "minor holiday" column!

  • Kiki October 10 at 3:28 am

    All of your stations match up so well to what we're doing over here in CA in first grade..thank you for the beautiful, easy to read Workstation schedule! So helpful. Also, I have almost all of your monthly writing workstation materials…thank you for providing my students with wonderful vocabulary cards each month! 🙂

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