Gifts of Reading Blog Hop

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I love working with all of my reading friends in these "super fun" blog hops, as my daughter says.  We have gotten together again to bring you gifts just in time to get ready for the holidays.

Working with kindergarteners is always entertaining.  I spend a lot of time working on many early reading skills, especially those associated with phonological awareness.  Many students I work with don't have these important skills, and I want to make it enjoyable for them.

One skill we work with a lot is rhyming.  This is a fun skill to work on with kinders.  We use simple poems and games to find rhyming words.  One game they love to play is a concentration type game. It is a simple way to see how kids work on basic rhyming skills.

I created this fun game to play with the kindergarten students that they can enjoy all winter.  It is my gift to you ~ a forever freebie to use with your students!  Just click {here} or on the picture below to grab your copy.

And as my other gift to one lucky reader, I am giving away $15 credit to my Teachers Pay Teachers store!  Just enter with the Rafflecopter below!
Thanks for stopping by!  Now head on over to my friend Bex's blog, Reading and Writing Redhead, for your gift of reading!



33 comments

  1. My favorite tradition is baking and decorating Christmas cookies while listening to Christmas music.

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  2. I love cooking pancakes and bacon for dinner on Christmas. My husband's family began the tradition when he was a little boy and 38 Christmas' later, we're still doing it.

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  3. Decorating the Christmas tree! Each of my kids puts their own ornaments on the tree. (Even if it takes us WEEKS to decorate it! ) Love the memories when we put up each ornament...:) Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

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  4. My favorite Christmas tradition is setting up a small Christmas tree for my granddaughter. She decorates it all by herself. And, my dad would let us open one gift on Christmas Eve. One year, I thought I was opening a new ring. Instead, I opened Avon sachet from our neighbor. I was so disappointed but I soon realized the true meaning of Christmas.

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  5. My favorite Christmas tradition is Christmas day--in the morning we visit with my mom's side of the family, return to my parents' house, and in the evening visit with my dad's side of the family. I'm lucky to have a lot of my family all in one place. Now that I'm married we also need to visit the in-laws, and they are in the same state! Family time is the best. It's also nice not to worry about work or anything for at least one day. :)

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  6. Cooking Noche Buena for the entire family! Although it takes lots of efforts, the thought of serving special yummy holiday meals make me happy!

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  7. We eat finger foods and open gifts with the family on Christmas Eve.

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  8. trimming the tree and decorating cookies with my son while singing Christmas carols :-)

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  9. Going to church on Christmas Eve and worshipping with my family.

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  10. Rhyming is such a fun activity to do with kinders. Your 'gift' will be perfect to use this winter. :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and resources (as always!)! Happy early turkey day!
    Bex
    Reading and Writing Redhead

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  13. My favorite tradition is baking way too many kinds of cookies, which I bundle up and give to friends and family!

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  14. A few years ago, my boyfriend and I started our own tradition of going on a Christmas vacation. The first year we went to Iceland, last year we went to the Bahamas, and this year we're going to a few islands in the Caribbean. It's a great tradition!

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  15. We started having the kids exchange names. Now that they are grown they still enjoy the tradition of keeping secret who picked who...

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  16. A favorite Christmas tradition is going to a cheesy movie when my cousin arrives. His kids and my kids don't see each other that often so we meet up and go to the movie and get coffee afterward.

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  17. Thanks for the great freebie! I'll be sure to share it with my kinder teachers! :-)
    Also, thanks for organizing this hop!

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  18. My favorite tradition is going to the Christmas tree farm and selecting the perfect tree with my family!

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  19. Tradition - sharing precious time with loved ones!
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  20. We used to do one present on xmas eve, and stockings as early in the a.m. as we wanted :)

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  21. Santa wrapped the stocking presents in the same paper as his presents under the tree so both kids knew what was theirs without reading tags. Thank you for this freebie. My kinder-bears will love the rhyming activity, and as much as I love colored products, this is a big gift this week since I am low on colored ink.

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  22. Cute product, Andrea! Thanks for helping to organize the hop and Happy Thanksgiving! :)
    Literacy Loving Gals

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  23. I love listening to Christmas and being crafty with my Kids :)

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  24. The wonderful friends and family that share the scrumptious turkey dinner we have each year =)

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  25. We don't celebrate Christmas, but my favourite Chanukah tradition is gathering with the whole extended family to light the candles and eat latkes.

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  26. My favorite Christmas tradition is after Christmas mass driving and looking at the lights and listening to carols on the radio.

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  27. Making cookies with my girlfriends- it's an annual tradition and a great day!!!

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  28. My favorite tradition is meeting at my mom's house on Christmas eve with all my brothers and their families.

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  29. Spending time with my family!!!

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  30. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the Christmas Jar. My family saves up all of our loose change throughout the year in a big mason jar, and then around Christmastime we deliver it to someone in need (and mostly on our hearts), along with some more cash inside, the Christmas Jars book, baked goods, etc. It's such a memorable way to bless someone!

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  31. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is the Christmas Jar. My family saves up all of our loose change throughout the year in a big mason jar, and then around Christmastime we deliver it to someone in need (and mostly on our hearts), along with some more cash inside, the Christmas Jars book, baked goods, etc. It's such a memorable way to bless someone!

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