Sunday, September 20, 2015


Kids love to learn about their names!
They are highly motivated to explore everything about their name and the names of their friends. I created some FREE interactive worksheets, so kids can explore many features of names.
This freebie is editable and easy to use. There are two versions for the worksheet where they work on their own name and for the "All In A Name" worksheet that works on a friend's name.
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Below are the two versions for kids to work on their own name. This editable version allows you to type in each child's name at the top of the worksheet. They are then able to trace the letters in their name.
Version #1 includes: tracing their name, writing each letter of their name in separate boxes, writing the first letter of their name, circling all the letters in their name & identifying vowels and consonants.
 Version #2 includes: tracing their name, writing each letter of their name in separate boxes, coloring the vowels red and consonants blue, rainbow writing their name, counting syllables in their name, counting and drawing a circle for each letter in their name, and circling all the letters in their name.
The "All In A Name" worksheet has the same two versions, but these worksheets allow kids to explore their classmates' names.  Just print them out and you are ready to go!

Version #1-
Version #2-
Students choose a name from your word wall, written on a popsicle stick or card, or from any place in the room. They will copy the name and start exploring!! 
Want a bonus worksheet?
Save this image and get your kids exploring!!
I hope that you find these interactive worksheets helpful! Check out my Grab & Go: Portable Word Walls and Little Books for more resources that help kids explore and interact with words.
At this time the available Grab & Go Resource Packs are:
There is a companion pack that is almost done! You can use these interactive worksheets in a center, where kids will explore the features of thematic words or sight words. It helps get kids invested and excited about their own learning!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Getting To Know You Freebie!

I blogged over at The Primary Pack and shared a new song + ideas on how to get kids up and interacting with text around the room!
Need the template to create your own photo cards? Get it for free here.
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Head over to The Primary Pack to check out the different freebies that you can use with your kids!
 Sing with your kids, while following along on the pocket chart.
 Give them a small sized version for their journal.
 Kids can practice writing their classmates names in their own take home books!
 I paired all of these freebies with my "Going On A Letter Hunt" and "Going On A Word Hunt" packs. Kids can use the focus wands to identify upper and lowercase letters; as well as, specific sight words. It is great for engaging students and for getting them up and moving around the room.
I hope that you enjoy using "Here At My School" with your kids. You can check out my "Going On A Letter Hunt" and "Going On A Word Hunt" packs in my TPT store.
The Pre-Primer and Primer Versions are both on sale as part of Markdown Monday over at Kelly and Kim's Kindergarten Kreations.
Check out all the amazing products that are on sale this week!
Have a wonderful week!
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