Rhyming for Beginners

"What rhymes with cat?"
"What rhymes with shoe?"
"Okay... What rhymes with sun?"

Have you had a similar conversation when assessing students ability to rhyme at the beginning of the year? 

Rhyming is a skill that I have found many students struggle mastering. Before students can match words that rhyme or produce a rhyming word, they need to be able to identify which words rhyme and which don’t! 

When given too many choices to pick from, students become frustrated and overwhelmed. I created the following product for my students so they only have two words to choose from. This way, students can more confidently decipher if the pair of pictures rhyme or do not rhyme.

This rhyming sort is perfect for students who are just learning about rhyming, small group, RTI, or as a whole group lesson!

This pack has rhymes/does not rhyme headers, 20 picture cards (10 with pictures that rhyme and 10 with pictures that do not rhyme), and a recording sheet so for students to show their work during independent practice.

If you have students who struggle to understanding the concept of rhyming (especially at the beginning of the year) and would be interested in trying this little hands on activity, you can find it in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here.

Once students have a better understanding of rhyming words, they can play my fun freebie "Rhyme Time Dominoes" 

*click picture below to download*

Happy Rhyming Everyone!

Made it Monday

I'm linking up this week with 4th Grade Frolics for her super fun linky "Made it Monday!"

My 1st "Made it" was actually inspired by another teacher's "made it" (from 3 years ago)! I found this cute little pencil on Pinterest a few weeks ago created by Rowdy in Room 300 

How cute is that?! 

A few girlfriends and I had talked about doing a back to school crafty get together and I just knew THIS is what I wanted to make! 

Here is mine so far :)

I need to do a few touch ups and then stuff it but I like the way it turned out. :)

I am loving my new color scheme for next year! I have slowly been creating things for my room throughout the summer so that for the first time ever, my room will be somewhat coordinated! ha! 

Here is what I have been working on this week:
*Disclaimer* I am a horrible photographer. Sorry the picture quality isn't fantastic 

Ordinal numbers + Number charts with numerals, words, ten frames, and tally marks. 

A calendar sneak peak - Weather chart, tally marks, and 10 frame recording sheet. 

 Table labels 

A few workstation labels 

I cannot wait to get into my room in 2 weeks and starting putting everything together! 

Be sure and check out 4th Grade Frolics linky for other awesome projects people created this week!


Blog Launch Giveaway!

I cannot even began to tell you how excited I am about this giveaway! I have some INCREDIBLE teachers that have so generously donated products and gift cards to help me celebrate my new blog and to help YOU get ready for the new school year! I mean, how awesome would it be to start the year with over $100 of awesome TPT products and back to school essentials for FREE! :)

I cannot believe how talented all of these teacher authors are! I am seriously going on a shopping spree and picking up these great products for my own classroom!! 

***To learn more about each product, click on the cover***
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Because, who doesn't need a little coffee to get you through the 1st few weeks of school!

$25 to Staples for any supplies your little heart desires! 


With this blinged out whistle by Champagne Polkadots, you will be the coolest teacher at recess.

This yummy shakeology sample pack will help give you more energy and a little less around the waist ;) 

To enter the giveaway, follow these amazing teachers using the Rafflecopter below. A winner will be chosen Sunday, July 26th.

Good Luck! 
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