Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Summer Bridge Activities Workbook is a great resource for parents! It is a great review of the kindergarten skills. What a great help to keep them current and reviewing over the summer. It is divided into 3 sections – they can write a goal, discuss character traits, do science experiments and review all their learning. I think it is a great way for parents to see what their children are expected to know and learn in school. Carson Dellosa included a skills matrix, reading ideas, and a summer reading list. I like that the pages have work on them – not overloaded and not too sparse. The pages are colorful too! On the pages is a good variety of math, reading, sight words. There are also bonus activities too. In the back of the book are flashcards for letters, numbers, time, coins, shapes, a certificate and STICKERS! This will be a great resource for children over the summer! . I participate in the Brand Ambassador Program for Carson- Dellosa and I received this product for free to try and review.
Another good product from Carson Dellosa! Center Solutions for the Common Core Language Arts File Folder Games! There are 16 ready to play file folder games. They are bright and colorful –and nicely labeled with the skill. They seem fairly sturdy – will be interested in seeing how long they stay nice at centers. They do recommend laminating. They will be perfect to use for a guided reading group. Eleven different skills are included in this set. They range from: visual discrimination, rhyming, beginning sounds, to syllables and vocabulary. The games and pieces are even color coded. I heart color coding! I love that the resource guide includes a checklist of the centers to keep track of who has been introduced to it. The standards and skills list will be useful also as we all get familiar with the common core. There is also a student activity page for each of the games. So nice to have everything coordinated. This will be a great addition to a classroom. I participate in the Brand Ambassador Program for Carson- Dellosa and I received this product for free to try and review.