Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Freebies Roundup

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all my blogging buddies and teaching friends.  I hope your week has been warmed by many "gifts."  Whether they be a smile, a homemade card, or an extra hug, I know your students appreciate each and every one of you.  You have made a mark, sparked a memory and have forever helped shape the future!  Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

Teacher Appreciation Week may be coming to an end, but the celebration isn't over yet!  Teaching Blog Roundup is teaming up with 20 of the best blogs to host this Teacher Appreciation FREEBIES Roundup blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I would like to show my appreciation with this great freebie for you.

First, I'd like to give a special thank you to Teresa from Fun in K/1 for inviting me to join this inspirational group of bloggers.  Now, on to my Freebie.  I'm actually pretty excited to share with you my "Read It to ME Fluency Cards."  You know when you have a project (or two, or three) hanging over your head?  A project you can't wait to complete so that you can use it with your students?  Well, my newly created set of fluency cards is exactly this type of project.

These cards are hot off the press!  I'm laminating them right as I am typing this post.  You use these to jazz up your guided reading. When it's the part of your guided reading lesson when your students need to read, pick a card to give them a way to sound while reading.  For example, they may read like a robot, like they have a cold, like they are a rapper, like they are a karaoke star, etc.  I am pleased to have put together 28 fluency cards to try out.  I already know my first graders will love these!

In addition, I plan to use these cards for buddy reading.  Each pair of reading buddies can select a card and read to their partner following the card's description.  Check out some examples.

Click HERE to download your fluency cards.  

I have ideas ready to go to make a part II of this item.  Let me know how they work with your readers.  I love your feedback.  Do you have an idea for a card you'd like to share?  Leave me a comment.

I'm glad you hopped by!  If you are new to my blog and liked what you see, don't forget to follow me!  I'm on Facebook, Teachers Pay Teacers and Pinterest.  

Now head over to Preschool Wonders to roundup the next FREEBIE!

We Appreciate you!



  1. Nice to see you, Blog Hop Buddy!
    These are awesome! I'm going to try them out on Monday.


  2. Hey there, Susanna. Thanks for hopping on over. I hope your students enjoy them. Happy Friday.

  3. Wow, these are incredible! Thanks for such a useful freebie! Hope you had a fabulous Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Lucky to Be in First

  4. Thanks Molly. I hope your week has been extra special too. Enjoy the hop.

  5. These are super fun! Thanks for sharing!

    Sally from Elementary Matters

    1. Thanks, Sally!

      I'm glad that you like them.

  6. These are so great! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Mrs. Rios Teaches Second Grade

    1. You are welcome. I hope your second graders enjoy using them during reading time.


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