Sunday, March 24, 2013

New TPT Items and Re-telling!

Hello Wonderful Bloggers!! 
I apologize for being such a poor blogger recently but life has definitely gotten bUsY!! I don't know about you but coughs and icky colds have been the name of the game recently :( I hope that all of you have been healthier (and warmer) than I have been! I am definitely NOT a fan of cold, rainy weather. Alrighty, enough of the bad stuff, let's get onto the fun stuff, the sunnier stuff!! :) 
First off, I have added a few new items to my TPT shop. I have uploaded a St. Patrick's Day syllable's  game and a St. Patrick's Day rhyming game. 


I have also uploaded a Spring syllables game and an egg-themed sight word game. 

I hope that you will check out these new items at my TPT store!! I will be adding more items soon :) 
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kay-At-Kindergarten-Kiddos. If you could also follow my store, that would be WONDERFUL!! :) 
In the classroom, we have been working a lot on re-telling. I love working on re-telling and I'm always looking for great, new ideas to make it fun and exciting for my students. One resource that I think is fantastic is Leslie at kindergartenWorks 22 Famous Story Retelling Ideas http://www.kindergartenworks.com/2011/06/never-ending-story.html. Leslie includes a variety of pictures and ideas to support your students as they practice re-telling. The ideas for props and the links are fantastic. The items that she suggests definitely helps to make re-telling more fun for the students. The simplicity of the props also makes it easier for the teacher to transfer these items to an independent center where students can practice re-telling individually or with a partner. If you have not yet checked out Leslie's blog, you MUST!! 
On her blog, Leslie also references the website http://www.kizclub.com/stories.htm. This is another great resource for re-telling pictures/props. It includes both color and B&W images for a lot of familiar stories. 
Lastly, I just purchased Kim Adsit's Reader's Theater Bundle and it as adorable (as are all of her resources!!). I am hopeful that this unit will help my students re-tell familiar stories. 
So, what resources do you use to help your students with re-telling? I would love it if you could leave a comment describing the resources that you use or any other creative ideas that you implement in your classroom to encourage re-telling! 

Thanks!
~Kay




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