As we inch closer to August it's time for many teachers to start thinking about Back to School! Luckily for me I have until September (don't hate - I taught all through June, remember?!).
Even though I don't go back until later than many of you, August is usually the time I start prepping for the upcoming school year.
Last year our district began using the Wilson Fundations program in K-1. As the year went on, I began developing materials to enhance the program. Most recently, I created phonics cards that aligned with Fundations. These will be so helpful as I teach each skill. And they will look great on my Focus Wall!
Fundations comes with a TON of great materials, but the posters are so big that I don't have room on my walls to hang them! I needed something more compact, and broken down into smaller chunks of learning.
The phonics cards include: Short & Long Vowels, Digraphs, Bonus Letters, Glued Sounds, Vowel Teams, and R-controlled Vowels.
I also included posters to help show students how to mark words. This can be a challenging skill for first graders, but it really shows their understanding of the parts within a word!
Posters include: Mark Digraphs, Mark Bonus Letters, Mark Suffixes, Mark Glued Sounds, Mark Blends, Mark Closed Syllables, Mark v-e Syllables, and Mark Syllable Division posters.
This summer I also created alphabet posters with a little more pizzaz than the ones included in the program! I made a colorful version and a simple black version.
For added trick word practice, my kiddos just LOVE QR codes!
If you need to freshen up your phonics, check them out!
It's perfect timing, too. Teachers Pay Teachers is holding their annual summer sale August 1st and 2nd. My entire store will be 20% off. Use the code BestYear at check out for an additional 10% off. Visit my Fun and Fearless in First Store now to start loading up your wish list.