January 1st will mark one year since I began selling products on TeachersPayTeachers and what an exciting year it has been! TPT has been a wonderful avenue for me to combine my love of teaching and creating things to use with my own kids, with a desire to want to bring in a little extra income while I homeschool.
It’s funny because I started out by uploading six products and only one of those original six are still on there today. Like many sellers, some of those first products make me shudder! I decided to sit down today and go back through some of those products since they were all winter themed and see if I could pull some things out and change or update them. I totally forgot about this fun little winter emergent reader for kindergarten that was tucked away in a product! All it needed was some different clip art and I knew it could be great!
The simple, predictable text focuses on the number words one through ten. On each page with a number word, students are to draw that amount of snowballs in the bucket. They can simply use a crayon or marker to do this, or they can cut small round circles out of cardstock and glue on as snowballs. Another idea is to use a small marshmallow or small round object and stamp snowballs on with white paint. An equal mixture of liquid glue and shaving cream makes puffy paint which would be a fun alternative as well!
Here are just a few sample pages from the reader:
To celebrate my upcoming one year anniversary on TPT, I decided to make this winter emergent reader for kindergarten for FREE. All you have to do is head on over to my TPT store to download it! Thanks for following along on this journey with me and I hope to keep creating in the new year to come!