Friday, May 22, 2015

Spotlight Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone! I know that some of you are kicking off your Summer Vacation this week, and good for you! I hope you are able to enjoy every last moment and get lots of rest and relaxation! In my neck of the woods we have a few weeks of school left. Our kiddos will be done mid-June (thanks snow days) and I know our teachers are ready for the break!

Today is Saturday, and that means I am going to be spotlighting some awesome resources that you can find in the wide wide world of TPT! Today I'm going to spotlight one freebie and one paid resource from the store of 2 Super Teachers. I was lucky enough to win one of their AMAZING products during a giveaway this past week, and thought I'd give you a peek into the awesomeness! 2 Super Teachers is a pair of teachers who team-teach together, and their store is a combination of resources and clipart. I think my favorite clipart set they have is their 'Rainbow Kitty Clipart' which definitely reminds me of one of my favorite blue sneaker-wearing cats!

First I'd like to spotlight one of their amazing freebies. They have OVER 70 freebies in their store! Holey Moley!!  Their freebies are a mixture of resources and clipart sets, just like the rest of their store.

You know me and rainbows! They fit in so perfectly with my classroom, and rainbows definitely go right along with dragons! This frame freebie is perfect! It has all the colors of the rainbow and the squares are simple enough that it can perfectly border a page without being too busy and taking up too much space. It is the perfect accent to so many different activities, plus it would definitely add a splash of pizazz to your newsletters or party flyers! If you'd like to get this freebie for yourself, click on the image above to head over to grab one! Don't forget to leave some feedback love if you download!

Next I'm going to spotlight one of the paid resources you can find in their store. This is the awesome activity that I won in their giveaway this week!

How cute is this pack ALREADY??!! I know my kinders would totally recognize that little blue pigeon on the cover! This pack is PERFECT for helping littles to understand those tricky vowels. The entire packet focuses on how to get littles to recognize vowels by sight and sound. It is chock-full of so many different activities that can be used during Word Work time of Daily 5 rotations or as guided group lessons.

There are so very many activities in this pack that I don't know where to start! There are posters of each vowel included, and inside the vowels are different words that begin with that letter. There are also sorting mats so littles can categorize pictures based on which vowel they begin with. Not to mention the super-adorable bookmarks that come in both color and black and white, and can be used as Treasure Box rewards!

There are also cards with the middle vowel missing that students will have to fill in. Handwriting sheets to practice forming those letters and writing words that begin with each vowel. An activity to sort short and long vowel sounds, plus an activity to match the vowel sounds in CVC words. There is also a set of play dough mats included so littles can work on those fine motor skills while forming the vowels. These all come in color and can be laminated and placed out at different center activities.

Besides all of the amazing full-color resources, there are plenty of black and white pages that can be used as a quick assessment grade or just so you can determine quickly which of your students have mastered the skill and which still need some extra practice. The black and white practice pages include lift the flap, trace and dot, roll and read, and Write the Room. Talk about a great variety!!

One of my favorite resources in this packet is a vowel easy reader. I LOVE these types of readers because we can work on them in guided reading groups and practice identifying the words and letter sounds, then students can color them and add them to their Book Boxes. My kinders always feel so good about themselves when they have books they can independently read during Read to Self and Read to Someone rotation time. I LOVE being able to give them books they can read themselves!

Here's a closer look at one of the many activities included. Students use a dry erase marker to draw a line between the two pictures that contain the same middle vowel sound. This is such a perfect set of cards to laminate and place at a Word Work center! I can't wait to be able to use these next year when we start introducing the vowels!

Don't forget about the super-cute play dough mats! These are perfect to put out during Word Work time or to have in the Sensory Table during center time. I know my kinders LOVE getting to use play dough, and I'm sure yours do too!

I hope you have enjoyed today's Spotlight Saturday! I hope you will give 2 Super Teachers a visit! You can reach them at their TPT store:

Or you can visit their Facebook page:

You can also reach out to them on their blog!

Click on any of the images above to go learn more about 2 Super Teachers and their amazing products!

I have been lucky enough to 'meet' a whole lot of wonderful people through this blogging experience! In my efforts to get my name out there I have met educators with similar goals. I love linking up with other educator bloggers because I always learn so much from them and it is so great to have friends in this community!  One of my newest friends, Yvonne from Teachie-Peachie, has suggested making Spotlight Saturday a weekly LinkUp Party. So, I'm going to try! I would love for you all to participate in this linky!

1) You need to spotlight an educational resource that either you have created or you have found from someone else and love!
2) Make sure to give credit where credit is due! You will need to include the name of the creator as well as a link to their TPT or Teacher's Notebook store where others can get a copy of the resource as well.
3) Include pictures of the product in your post, either screen shots or photographs of your kiddos actually using the product.
4) Make sure to leave a comment on the post of the two people before your post and the person after. This will help get conversation rolling, and will make sure everyone feels recognized for their efforts!
5) Follow my blog with Bloglovin' to make sure you are kept up to date on all the latest link up additions.
6) To Link Up, you will need to click on the small blue button underneath my Warmest Wishes cloud. It is directly under the cloud on the left hand side of the blog, and looks like this:
This is not the link you need to click ^^^^^, it is just an image of the button you are looking for.
You will need to find this matching image underneath my Warmest Wishes cloud on the left hand side of the blog. Look down there and then click on this button. It will redirect you to the inlinkz page where you can read a bit more about the linky party and then click to link up your post! I'm really excited to see how this works, and I can't wait to have you link up! **My 'PIN ME" dragon button pops up whenever you hover over the image, so make sure to click on the SIDE of the dragon. Click the blue box and NOT the dragon, or you'll be pinning the image instead of heading over to inlikz to link up. This is my VERY FIRST TIME doing anything like this, and I would LOVE whatever advice you might have to make this process even better! Thank you so much!!


  1. This packet is super cute! I must have it! Thanks for sharing:)

    1. Thank you so much! You are definitely entered, and in about an hour I'll be notifying the winners! Thank you so very much for taking the time to read my post and leave feedback, it really means a lot! :-)