July 31, 2012

Back to school Pocket Chart Giveaway




My friend Leslie Ann, from Life in First Grade, and I are teaming up to giveaway both of our Back to School Pocket Chart Activities packs. One winner will win both of our packs. You can check them out by clicking the pictures below.


To enter:


Doodle Bugs’s Facebook Page


Life in First Grade’s Facebook page.

Then come back and leave one comment here letting us know you entered.

Winner will be picked Friday, August 3rd.

July 27, 2012

Color Words Unit


I am super excited about this color word unit I just finished. I will be using these activities with my first graders pretty soon! This unit has 11 centers/activities that reinforce the 10 basic color words.

Here is the link if you are interested in purchasing the unit:

Color Word Unit

Here is a glimpse of what is included:


Students look at the color cards then write the color word on the recording sheet.


Look at the crayon paper using a magnifying glass and find the 10 basic color words hidden in the picture. Write the words on the recording sheet.

{I printed these multiple times so each student will have on during centers.}



Students sort the cards under YES or NO if the color word matches the correct color fish. This activity includes 20 fish cards to sort.


There is also a fun fish coloring paper included.


Shape Sentences: Students look at the shape cards then fill in the missing color word.

I also printed the shape cards multiple times so each student will have his/her own copy.

I also will more than likely have students rewrite the whole sentences rather than just complete the blanks.


Animal Sentences

Just like the shapes above. Students fill in the missing color words.


Students look at each paint card and color the circles on the paper the correct colors.


Students read the color words on the cards and color the crayons the correct color.


Sentence/Picture Match

Read each sentence and match it to the correct picture card.


Clothes Pin Match

Students put a clothes pin on the correct word that names the color in the center. You could use many things to cover the word instead of clothes pins.


Color Word Sort

Sort each card under the correct color. This activity includes 40 color word cards and 10 header cards.


Here is the link again if you are interested in this unit.

Color Word Unit

July 21, 2012

August Calendar Cards {free download}




The August Calendar cards are in my Teachers Pay Teachers store .. and ready to be downloaded. I also included the “September” month card in case you don’t start school in August and wanted to use the header card!


Here is the link:

August Calendar Cards

July 20, 2012

New Doodle Bugs Facebook Page



Click over and “like” my new Doodle Bugs Teaching Facebook Page… and if you are interested you can also join my Doodle Bugs Paper group!



Back to School Pocket Chart Activities


It is getting close friends.. I start school in 3 weeks…

I don’t want to think about.

I am probably getting grouchier {is that a word?} by the day!

I love what I do..

BUT, I don’t want to get dressed every day.

I don’t want to get up that early.

It’s HOT.

yada, yada, yada. You get it, right??



I have a fun new set of pocket chart activities for first graders. But, these would be just sweet for kindergarten kiddos all year long.



Link: Back to School Pocket Chart Activities

Here is what is included…




Do the letters match? YES or NO

Students look at the cards. If the uppercase and lowercase letters match they put the card under yes. If they don’t match they put it under no. Easy Peasy!


Telling Time to the Hour Match


Students match the digital to the analog clock times.



Unscramble the words to make sentences then match to a picture.


Put the letters in ABC order. 

There are 5 sets of cards/6 cards in each set.

This is the beginning of teaching students ABC order.



Count by 5’s Cards

5-200 numbers are included.



Color Word Match


Students match the 10 basic color words with a coordinating heart.


Math fact match

+1 Math facts


Here is everything included- 7 activities in all.

This set does not include recording sheets.


Here is the link one more time if you are interested.

Back to School Pocket Chart Activities

July 16, 2012

Must Have Picture Books



Lindsey who’s blog is called The Teacher Wife is having a Must Have Picture Books Linky Party.

Here are a few that I love and read each year!