Back to School Basics: Alphabet Giveaway and Freebies

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I switched alphabet and calendar days.
Sorry for any confusion this may bring! 


Welcome back for Day 3 of Back to School Basics, a week long feature with giveaways, freebies, and linky parties!  Today I'm featuring products for the Alphabet!!! There of five important components of reading instruction: phonics, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, vocabulary instruction and fluency.  As I feature this post today, I'm aware that phonics shouldn't be taught by simply working through the alphabet from beginning to end. Letters are to be broken down in consonants and vowels. Vowels are broken down into long and short sounds. And words are taught by beginning and ending sounds. 

There are many wonderful websites, apps, and songs available for phonics and phonemic awareness instruction.  

SpellingCity featured a new app yesterday.  The app is free through Apple. Students of Premium Members can log in to the app to access their teacher's word lists and have their activities recorded. Students of Free Members can search for their teachers' lists using the Find A List feature on the app! I'm a HUGE fan of the premium membership and my kiddos LOVED the games.  I enjoyed tracking the data.  Link here for the app!

Heidi Butkus of Heidi Songs featured ABCya! on her Facebook.  Hello, ABC heaven!  There are so many games and activities.  Heidi used the Jr. Word Search to create the Sight Word Search below.  LOVE!!!




This summer I attended the I Teach K conference in Vegas.  Oh, Man!  I love Jack Hartmann.  I liked him before but to see him in action... Speechless.  I danced, laughed, and sang through both presentations.  He has a CD entitled Alphabet Zoo on his website. Link here to preview songs off this CD.

As I mentioned yesterday, I met Shari Sloane in Vegas too.  She has several CDs worth a mention.  The first is called, Singing with Shari: School is Cool.  You can preview her songs and purchase MP3 versions. Alpha songs I love from this CD are Those Sounds and Letters on a Bus.   The second CD is called, Singing with Shari: Get Set.   I love the following songs, If Your Name Has the Letter and Letter Family!

I wasn't able to take the time to search TpT for today's resources because I knew exactly which ones I wanted to feature!!!

The Lovely Kim Adsit has a fun music book made to accompany Shari Sloane's song Those Sounds (featured above). It is on her School is Cool CD. The song book is great to use as a center. Add a CD of the song to a pocket on the back of the book. Children can sing the songs and follow the text in the little music book.


 Keeping with Alphabet Centers, I just love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom mini unit by Kacey Mclendon of Doodle Bugs Teaching.  Centers created by Kacey are always engaging and kid friendly.  AND who doesn't love Chick Chick Boom Boom!?!  



 The Wildly Wonderful Mrs. Wills has a Back to School Alphabet Attribute Sort.  Deedee is the queen of work stations, differentiation, and common core.  Add these three into a file and you are sure to have students engaged in meaningful activities.  



I have a 246 page file entitled: Alphabetizer.  This file will help support young writers with handwriting practice and is differentiated to meet the needs of all young learners! Also included are color pages, word wall alpha cards, matching word wall sight word cards, beginning sound sort and more...



Deanna has a unit packed with phonemic awareness and phonics fun! Games for matching letters and sounds, rhyming, counting phonemes, where's the sound? game, Help! Shared Reading book with pages to make a class book blackline masters for an emergent reader and much more! Over 160 pages of fun.





Hadar Maor from Miss Kindergarten has introduced the easiest crafts you will ever make!  There are no templates for these crafts! Each craft has a list of materials and dimensions.  Each letter has a fun and easy craft to go along with it. Your students can practice tracing the letter and reading the word on each page! They will also get to practice their fine motor skills with simple cutting and practice using those glue sticks correctly!



Tammy Lee from Live Love Laugh Kindergarten has the ABC's of Kindergarten.  This editable file is perfect to hand out at the beginning of the year.  Tammy listed examples and ideas for each letter. The great thing is, you can choose as many or as few as you want. You can type in your classroom procedures and expectations easy peasy lemon squeezy.



Katie King from Queen of the 1st grade Jungle featured her Classroom Decor pack with some of the cutest Alpha Cards EVER!!  This pack does feature number cards, table numbers, supply labels, days of the week, bin labels. 



Erica Bohrer has one of the top selling items on TpT for the past few weeks and she offered complements to this decor pack today.  The download contains 360 words. This packet contains 204 words from Fry's high frequency list, these are high frequency sight words.


The lovely and very talented Ginger Snaps has created The Cursive Corral for my intermediate peeps!  You are going to be stunned by any and everything she creates.  I encourage you to visit her blog and clipart shop.



My sweet friend Mary Lirette has a smoking product.  She has gone out and captured pictures of various Environmental Print.  Matter of fact, she captured several shots for each letter of the Alphabet.  She has provided the posters in both manuscript and D'Nealian.  You can find several other Environmental Print Freebies on her blog by linking here!



You will have an opportunity to win each of the above copies! The requirement for entry is to follow all stores and can be done by clicking the product images above!  One winner will be randomly selected on Saturday August 4th.  You are only permitted to leave one comment. All other comments will be deleted.  Please include an email!!!

 Are you ready for the freebies???

A good friend of mine, Kathleen Pedersen of Growing Kinders has been hosting ABC Come Learn with Me.  She has wonderful ideas, big freebies, and meaningful post.  I encourage you to check out her blog and follow her ABC segments here.

Dr. Jean and Mary Anson of Sharing Kindergarten have teamed up to bring you several projects.  You can check out one of the collaborations here.  Another collaboration has produced a file to align with Dr. Jean's ABC Cheers.  You can pick up this freebie here.

Mrs. Wills from Mrs. Wills Kindergarten created an ABC Fluency Book.  Deedee states, "At the beginning of each year I make a fluency book for my students.  This is a great way to teach and reinforce concepts of print AND letter sound association." As Deedee teaches the letters and sounds, the students color the letter in their book. Click here for this fantastic freebie.

Doodles and Kreations' new Spanish alphabet charts will make learning the alphabet easy and fun for students. The colored version may be used as games in small groups, literacy centers and posted around the room for added reinforcement. The black and white copy may be colored by the student and sent home for additional practice. Check out Doodles and Kreations' matching games and activities. Scoop up your Spanish charts here.

Kim Adsit of Kindergal and Kim Adsit Resources has several ABC downloads available on her website.  You can pick up ABC Book Pages, an intervention strategy for helping children who do not know their alphabet.  Also available are Playdough ABC for letter practice.  Grab your copies here and don't forget to stay a little while.  She has wonderful free downloads for back to school!!!

TpT seller, Erin Winn has a cute ABC Dictionary for students to log new and interesting words from A to Z!  Click here.

I have a pinterest board filled with ABC freebies.  Be aware... not all files on this board is free.  I'm a pinterest addict and need interventions.  You can check out my ABC board here.

Do you have a Alphabet "FREEBIE" product you'd like to feature?  You are welcome to join my linky party here but it must be a direct link to a post on your blog or a FREEBIE product in your store!  Please follow the rules, I hate having to remove links!!






59 comments:

Rachel said...

I follow all TPT stores!

rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

Mrs. Krivulka said...

I follow all of the TPT stores! Thanks!

Melissa K.
melissakrivulka@yahoo.com

Heather Shelton said...

I follow all that TPT stores!
Mrs. Shelton's Kindergarten
higgystyx@yahoo.com

Isabel Z said...

I follow all TPT stores--lucky me!!!

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amarcie said...

I follow all the TpT stores

Tania
tania.m.maccarthy@gmail.com

angela hayhurst said...

I follow all the TpT stores!
Angie
jahayhurst@frontier.com

angela hayhurst said...

I follow all the TpT stores!
Angie
jahayhurst@frontier.com

Yvonnee said...

I follow all TPT stores
Thanks so much!
Yvonnee
yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

Megan said...

I'm a follower of all the TPT stores.

mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

KinderKapers said...

I wish I had a freebie to offer, but I used Shannon Martin's freebie to make the cutest alphabet rock magnets. You can see my cute rocks here . I love the sellers you highlighted and own a couple of them, put the rest on my wish list.

Terri Izatt
KinderKapers

Donna Brewer said...

I follow all of these TPT stores. Thanks!
Donna
donnamoorebrewergmail.com

Mrs. Miner said...

I follow everyone's amazing stores! Thank you! Krissyldavis@hotmail.com
Krissy
Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business

Erin said...

I follow all of these TPT stores!

Erin
andeair@hotmail.com

Mrs. T. said...

I follow all of the stores. What a great ABC giveaway!

Abby
aetuckner@gmail.com

Colleen Bowns said...

I follow all of these TpT stores!! :)

cbowns11@gmail.com

CQuest said...

What a great giveaway! I follow all the stores,

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Lisa F. said...

I follow all the TpT stores!

mfeikert@embarqmail.com

Lauren Augustine said...

Following all stores!
augustinelm@gmail.com

Lauren
Miss Augustines Kindergarten

Sara said...

I follow all the stores :)

Sara
Miss V's Busy Bees
ventrellasara@gmail.com

Lori said...

I follow all of the TPT stores.
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KB said...

Love all these ideas!! I follow all of these TPT stores!!

Kendall

Kendall.braxton@gmail.com

manakans said...

I follow all TpT stores :)

Maria
manakans@hotmail.com

Crayons and Curls said...

Been loving all your posts! Thank you so much!!! :)
I follow all the TpT stores!
Cheryl
crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
Crayons and Curls

mcoop1125 said...

I follow all the TPT stores. Thanks for the chance to win!
Michelle
mcoop1125@gmail.com

Kelly B aka Queen Bee! said...

I follow all of the tpt stores. Your giveaways this week are awesome! I hope I win! LOL, like everybody else!

kellybrown28021@gmail.com

Donna said...

I follow all of the TPT stores. I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful ideas.

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The Sherman Four said...

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Amelia said...

I follow all TPT stores! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Amber said...

I follow TPT Stores!

Thanks,
Amber
kenleyam@hotmail.com

Katelyn Zmijewski said...

Love it all!! I followed all the TPT stores!!

Katelyn
kmzmijewski@gmail.com

Megan said...

Wow- Love it ALL!!
I definately need a few of these as a teacher who is moving down a few grade levels and as a first time mom of a school aged kid! (He starts Kindergarten).
Thanks for introducing me to these wonderful ladies and cool sites!

Megan said...

Megan- from the comment above--
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Classroom Couture said...

I am now following everyone!

Jeannie
mrshsmarvelousmonkeys@yahoo.com

Mrs.Cooper said...

I follow these TPT stores :-) KeithiLen@gmail.com

bigmamaabel said...

I follow all!
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kspra123 said...

I follow all TPT stores!
Thank you for the chance to win these AMAZING activities!

Kathryn S.

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aclark said...

I follow all of their TPT stores!

Ashley
arclark2012@gmail.com

Kelly S. said...

I follow all!
kwelnicke@hotmail.com

J Stacey Ely said...

These are great! You have amazing ideas and I appreciate you sharing!

Stacey
 Piles of Pencils 

Cori Lyons said...

I follow these TPT stores. Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

lyons.cori@gmail.com

Amanda Politano said...
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Amanda Politano said...

I follow TPT stores :)

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Spring West said...

Okay - it took me a little bit to figure out what I needed to do but I have clicked on all 7 and not only am I following them - I had added all of their blogs to my favorites!! Thank you for the opportunity to receive free items for my kindergarten classroom!!

Spring West said...

Oops sorry - one last step!! dswest614@stny.rr.com

Zuleyka Rivera said...

I follow all!

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Heather said...

I follow all the TPT stores.

Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

Julie said...

I follow all the TpT stores!
Julie
wiersjul@gmail.com

Kathy said...

I follow all these wonderful TpT stores!
Kathy
kswitzky@usd345.com

KSnyder12 said...

I follow all these wonderful TpT stores!
Katie :)

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Courtney said...

Following all TPT stores...

Thanks

Courtney
courtneyheath@live.com

Kara Anne said...

I follow all of these TPT stores! =)

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Heather Deramus said...

I follow all of these!!

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Stacey Dexter said...

I follow all these fantastic stores! What a great back to school giveaway! Winning would make my year!!!!

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Ali said...

I follow all the stores!!

Ali
alischepis(at)gmail.com

Kari Nelson said...

I follow all stores!
nelk@richland.k12.wi.us

Lisa Cain said...

I follow all of the stores

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Lori said...

I follow all the stores!!
lorikimball1@aim.com
Lori

kcal88 said...

I follow all the stores...

Katrina
kcal88@gmail.com

Sandra said...

I follow all stores!

Sandra
Sweet Times in First
sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com