ReadyGEN Kindergarten Vocabulary Interactive Notebooks Unit 6

My ReadyGEN Kindergarten vocabulary interactive notebook journal prompts are now ready to purchase in my TPT store!  Check it out...



***New Item Discount Alert: This packet is 50% off through Sunday 9/16/18!***
These quarter size vocabulary words inserts were created to fit inside of composition notebooks that have been cut in half, but they can also be used in full size notebooks!
Vocabulary Words Included for the Following Books:
• Unit 6A: On the Town {20 key words)
• Unit 6A: Places In My Neighborhood {13 key words}
• Unit 6B: While I Am Sleeping {16 key words}
• Unit 6B: Messenger, Messenger {17 key words}
• Unit 6B: Neighborhood Walk: City {20 key words}

Teachers Will:
Choose the version that will best support your students:
• Vocab word with 3 handwriting lines for word writing practice
• Vocab word with definition and 2 handwriting lines for writing practice
Copy the page of words you need for the day/lesson. Cut each full size sheet of paper into four pieces (one per quarter sheet per student).
Students Will:
Students will glue their vocabulary word (quarter sheet) into the notebook on the left hand side. Write the word on the lines provided. Draw a picture of the meaning of the word on the right hand side of the notebook.
See It In Action:
If you would like to see these interactive notebooks in action, please visit my blog. I have pictures that describe the way I set the vocabulary prompts out on the table for students, as well as students actually using my vocabulary prompts.
Try Before You Buy:
To ensure this packet is a good fit for both you and your students, please download Unit 1 Life in a Pond for FREE by clicking HERE!
Check out my FREE units and modules story map HERE!
Unit 1 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 2 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 3 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 4 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 5 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 6 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Product Link:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ReadyGEN-Kindergarten-Unit-6-Vocabulary-Interactive-Notebook-Bundle-4066484

ReadyGEN Unit 5 Vocabulary Prompts (finally!)

I know, I know.  It has taken me FOREVER to complete the ReadyGEN vocabulary prompts that I am fairly certain I promised everyone by late fall of 2017.  Yikes.  Typing it is making the entire year seem like a blur.  Since I started posting these on TPT, I made a school district move...and my new district is the only remaining district still on strike here in SW Washington state.  Needless to say, it has been a stressful year -- especially these last few weeks of striking.  I decided to burn off some of my nervous strike energy by getting these vocabulary notebook prompts ready for my TPT store.


Click here to purchase and download Unit 5 Vocab Prompts!


Lucky for you, these vocabulary journal prompts are teacher and kindergarten student tested and approved!  My little students have absolutely loved diving into vocab the past two school years because of these interactive notebooks, and it has made ReadyGEN way more fun to teach.  What I love about these notebook prompts is that they are open ended enough to leave lots of room for interpretation of each vocabulary word.

I typically draw a picture that represents the word so my non-readers can easily find the word they are looking for without having to ask anyone.  I drew the image of a nest.  Yes, those are eggs!  And then there is the drawing from one of my students for the word extinct.  He chose to draw dinosaur bones, which had nothing to do with the story we read, but he knows dinosaurs are extinct.  What a fabulous connection this little fellow made! 


As I said above, I always, always, always provide some sort of picture representation of the words students can choose from.  This helps them make successful choices on their own...without asking adults for help reading the word.  I draw the images during our whole group read aloud, as students cheer me on and direct me on what to add to the picture.  As you can see in the images below, I have placed the picture I drew during our whole group lesson just above the vocabulary word prompts.  Students need to enter at least one word in their journal, write the word twice, and draw a picture to match the word.  Once we have used our journals a few times, I ask that they enter at least two words.  I often give them the super-challenge of entering 5 or 6 words.  Once they are done with one word, they move on to another on their own.  They can do it!  
Anyway, Unit 5 words are ready.  These quarter size vocabulary words inserts were created to fit inside of composition notebooks that have been cut in half, but they can also be used in full size notebooks!
Vocabulary Words Included for the Following Books:
• Unit 5A: The Tiny Seed {12 key words)
• Unit 5A: Jack's Garden (and Green Plants poem) {15 key words}
• Unit 5B: Swirl By Swirl {16key words}
• Unit 5B: Plant Patterns {16 key words}






***New Item Discount Alert: This packet is 50% off through 9/15/18!***
Teachers Will:
Choose the version that will best support your students:
• Vocab word with 3 handwriting lines for word writing practice
• Vocab word with definition and 2 handwriting lines for writing practice
Copy the page of words you need for the day/lesson. Cut each full size sheet of paper into four pieces (one per quarter sheet per student).
Students Will:
Students will glue their vocabulary word (quarter sheet) into the notebook on the left hand side. Write the word on the lines provided. Draw a picture of the meaning of the word on the right hand side of the notebook.
To ensure this packet is a good fit for both you and your students, please download Unit 1 Life in a Pond for FREE by clicking HERE!
Check out my FREE units and modules story map HERE!
Unit 1 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 2 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 3 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 4 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!
Unit 5 vocabulary journal prompts can be found HERE!

Units 6...coming soon!

Birthday Bulletin Board Cupcake Display {Freebie}

For the past three years, I have totally slacked off when it comes to posting birthdays in the room.  This is largely due to a few celebration beliefs from parents.  This year, I am teaching in a different school district, and I have not come across any parents with particular beliefs when it comes to birthday celebrations.  {YAY!}

I whipped together these fun little cupcakes to add to my calendar wall.  If nothing else, young students will begin making connections to time and dates when they see their name listed on their birthday month (maybe).  That's the hope, anyway.  :)


Each month prints on an 8.5" x 11" piece of copy paper and will (eventually) feature student names and birthdays.
Each month prints on a 8.5" x 11" copy paper or card stock.
Also, I spent a little extra time working on the front cover of this packet.  Look closely upon downloading the packet.  I thought of my favorite TV shows and the characters on each show.  I added their names as birthdays.  I know...so clever.  There is one show listed that I have NEVER seen a single episode of...yet I know the names of the four main characters (go figure).  See if you can figure out which birthday month the names are listed.  You have to download the packet to play along with my ridiculous game.  ;)

If you are looking for a fun, FREE birthday chart, download yours today in my TPT store:
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Birthday-Month-Printable-Cupcake-Charts-4044036