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Spring Alphabet Activities {Letter Identification, Sequencing & Sounds}

Spring Alphabet Activities {Letter Identification, Sequencing & Sounds}

This packet contains flashcards and templates to use for alphabet activities including letter identification, letter sounds and more. It has a springtime theme with bees, flowers & grass.


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Lowercase letter alphabet flashcards (7 pages)
Capital letter alphabet flashcards (7 pages)
Sequencing (letter writing) templates (3 pages)
Bingo Board Templates {SPRINGO!} (2 pages)
Flashcards with letter sound pictures (7 pages)
Template for making CVC words (1 page)
Spring Has Sprung letter matching activity (2 pages)
Progress monitoring pages for teacher and student (5 pages)

The teacher progress monitoring pages include checklists and a graphing template. The student progress monitoring pages give students to color the flower as they learn a new concept to involve them in the goal setting and monitoring process!

I created these materials to use for specially designed instruction and RTI intervention, but it can be used to supplement the general education curriculum as well!

I hope you love it! If you do…
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Thank you so much!

“They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.”

(Job 29: 23)


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Spring Fluency Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Activities {Garden Bugs}

This bundle contains 5 original fluency passages I wrote and 3-4 comprehension and extension activities to accompany each one. The theme is garden creatures and it is just right for spring time!  The passages are all nonfiction informational text and I used real photographs of nature to illustrate the text!

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Using one fluency passage per week, this would provide interventions for 5 weeks.  You could also focus on one fluency passage per day, depending on your needs and schedule. These materials could be used as whole group or small group fluency instruction or as homework.  For each passage there is a teacher copy that you can print in color and reuse. There is also a black and white copy that you can print off for each student and record their scores on it. The comprehension questions and activities allow students to spend time on each selection and participate in close reading strategies to build reading skills. It draws upon Bloom’s Taxonomy to encourage higher levels of thinking skills.

Flesch Kincaid Readability Grade Levels range from 4.2-4.5 and are in chronological order. They are all on a fourth grade reading level.

*Suggestion for Use for Small Group Intervention*
These fluency passages, comprehension questions and extension activities can be used as a reading intervention using the hot, warm and cold read strategy. For each week and fluency passage, it would look something like this:

Day 1: Cold read, discussion, comprehension questions (Lower levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Remembering and Understanding)
Day 2: Warm read, discussion, comprehension questions or activity (Middle levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Applying and Analyzing)
Day 3: Hot read, discussion, extension activity (Highest levels of Blooms Taxonomy including Evaluating and Creating).

The genres of the fluency passages are all non-fiction, informational text. The materials in this packet are aligned to several fourth Grade Common Core Language Arts standards.

I tried to make the fluency passages a little more fun and interesting than other ones I’ve used. I included my fluency progress monitoring graph to track students’ fluency progress with this packet. I also included labels for file folders to create “fluency files” for each student.

I also tried to make this a great value for you!

If you like this, please rate me or follow me.  I am so happy to share this with you!

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come…”

{Song of Solomon 2:12}


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Clipart, Resources, Spring

Spring Clipart for Commercial Use

Thank you so much for checking out this spring clipart!  Spring is less than 3 weeks away!  This zip file contains 15 color images and 15 black and white or grayscale images. There are 30 total images and they are all png. files with transparent backgrounds. The clipart is simple and sweet, as usual. Also included in the file is the terms of use and the preview.  All for just $1.00.  I hope you love it!



If you download and like this clipart PLEASE:
1. Rate me. 🙂
2. Follow my blog.
3. Like my Facebook page.
I hope they will uplift and inspire you!
You can use this clipart for any personal, classroom or commercial use. Credit is not required, but a link to my store would be nice.
And of course you can’t sell this clipart as your own.

Have fun and happy spring teachers!

“See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.”

(Song of Solomon 2:11-12)


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My Turn! {Special Education Blog Hop FINAL Day!}

Welp, here we are! The last day of February and my turn to spread a little Special Education love in the form of *FREEBIES!*

Today only, I am sharing not one, not two, but three fantastical freebies from my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

1) Because telling time is an essential life skill!


2) Because teaching social skills and replacement behaviors is

Just. So. Hard.

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3) Because spring is right around the corner!  {Praise the Lord!}

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If you download, please show me some LOVE in the form of feedback and follows.

I hope you have all had a great month and enjoyed the blog hop! So many talented teacher authors and bloggers coming together. How awesome! I have definitely gained some great ideas and resources!

Don’t forget to show love all year round.

“A friend loves at ALL times…”

(Proverbs 17:17)

Love Always,

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Counting, Freebie, Fun Stuff, Intervention, Math, Spring, Teachers pay Teachers, Templates

Spring Tree Counting Math Center Activity {Freebie!}

I made this template for students working on counting with one to one correspondence for numbers 1-20. This file includes tree templates for numbers 1-20, a blank tree template just in case, and flowers to use as counting manipulatives. You can use these in several different ways. First, I would print them on card stock, laminate and/or put them in a page protector. Then you could set them all out, (or just the numbers you are focusing on!) and have students put the corresponding number of flowers on the tree, or you could give students one tree at a time, maybe during a small group intervention. It would also make a nice math center activity. It can be used as a practice activity or as an assessment tool. I have students use these plastic flower rings (like the kind that come in cupcakes) on the trees, but I added the flowers so you have some on paper to use. You could also use any kind of little fake floral. In the fall, you could use little apples! I like this activity because it is hands-on and engaging and a cute activity for spring! I hope you like it!  Click on the picture for the link to the item in my store.  It is currently FREE, as my spring gift to you.  Enjoy!

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“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

(Romans 8:28)

Poetry, Writing

Spring Haikus

Some of my students wrote haikus this week about spring and they turned out awesome!  I wrote one as an example and all my students’ poems were better than mine.  Here are some of my favorites.


You will need wax worms
Fishing Poles will be needed
Catch the biggest one


Grass can be itchy
Ladybugs live in the grass
Grass is always green


Dark clouds piling up
Lightening flashes in the sky
Should we go inside?

Aren’t they good?  I am so proud.  They really enjoyed writing these.  They didn’t seem to realize they were working on things like handwriting,  correct spacing and spelling!  Here is the template we used and little background information about haiku poetry.

Haiku Activity

I’m not sure if I should hang these on the spring bulletin board I made or if I should put them together and make a book.

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Bulletin Boards, Fun Stuff

Spring Is Here

I love teaching in the spring.  I love putting away my January and February materials and getting out my spring stuff.  I put up this bulletin board in my room and after spring break, I am going to work with some of my students on writing spring Haikus to go on the bulletin board.

Here is the bulletin board now.

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I added a couple spring items to my TpT page if you’d like to check them out!

Here is a sample of a spring font I made.

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Happy first day of spring!