Wednesday, February 14, 2018


AND for today and tomorrow only...a FREEBIE!


Monday, February 12, 2018
Teachers Pay Teachers is having a sale and so am I!  Join us for the sale February 14 and 15!!!  Use the TPT code XOXO for up to 25% off!  Click HERE to get to my store.  See you there!  

Pssst...I will be back tomorrow for an extra surprise!

Happy Shopping,
Coconut Cutie

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fun-tastic Phonics

Hey all!

I'm back to talk about PHONICS!!!  More specifically, I want to talk about the new series I am making this year called Fun-tastic Phonics.  I started with short a but they all follow the same format and include all of the same games-just the words are changed out.  The reason behind this is so that precious instructional time is not wasted by the constant need to give the instructions.  Once the games have been taught, you can just place each game in a center and students know EXACTLY what to do.  Included in this series are small groups lessons, must do centers and can do activities.  

What are “small group” activities:

They are activities that can be used in a small group setting by either a teacher or parent volunteer.  They include:

One Breath Boxes
If I Can Spell...
Teacher Blending Cards

Say It-Spell It

Sound It Out Match Up

What are “must do” activities:

“Must do” activities are assignments that must be done by the end of the center.  Students will complete a task and follow it up with a  recording sheet of some kind to teachers can monitor the work being complete by the student.

Roll, Take, & Write

Pocket Chart-Graph It


Sentence Match UP

Pocket Chart-Spell It

Read and Write the Room

What are “can do” activities:

“Can do” activities are  open-ended, engaging, hands-on games.  Students follow a “must do” activity with a “can do”.   These are great for  a fast finisher or for after a short “must do” activity.    


Go Fish-Phonics Style

Roll, Draw, & Read

Cat's Left/Right/Middle

Cat Attack {BANG}

Phonics Board Game


Play-doh Spelling

Wikki Stix Spelling

Type It Up Spelling

Spelling Man

So now for the surprise... This Fun-tastic Phonics pack {Short a} is for FREE this week only.  Click here to get your FREEBIE!  And please don't forget to leave feedback.  If you love this unit, check out the rest of the Fun-tastic Phonics packs:  Short Vowel Bundle, Double Consonants, Blends Bundle, Digraphs Bundle.  Coming soon...Long Vowels with Silent e, Vowel Pairs, Contractions, Compound Words, Bossy R, and more!

Happy Phonics Time,
Coconut Cutie's Classroom  

Sunday, February 4, 2018


Thanks to Krista Wallden at Creative Clips, I have create a new logo with her wonderful graphics.  I look forward to using it in the new products I create for you as well as freshening up my blog.  A big shout out to Krista!  Her products are bright, detailed and wonderful.  They make me sooo happy!  You can check out her work here.

This month I am throwing a Phonics February party!  It is no secret to those that I work with that phonics is a passion of mine.  I mean obsessed!!!  So, I have decided to do something fun to inspire others.  Every Monday in February there will be a phonics surprise on my blog and my TPT store.  This week, enjoy 20% off of my new series Fun-Tastic Phonics.  I will be back later this week to give you more about the new series but in the mean time, you can check it out here.  

Happy Phonics February,
Coconut Cutie

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sight Word Homework

Today is the last post about my Rocket and Little Yellow Bird’s Sight Word Program.  Today’s post is about the teacher binder and student homework folder. 

Teacher Binder
Get a binder, dividers for enough of your students and print the assessment book pages.  Place a set of assessment pages behind the divider of each student.  As you test each student, mark the words missed by highlighting the word.  Count up the number of words missed, average the words and decide if the level was past.  If so, give the student the next word cards.  Words should be tested every week. 

Student Folder
Get a 3-prong folder, 3 hole pencil bag, print the label, and make a copy of the checklist for each list.  Once you have tested a student on their sight word level, have them cut up their word cards and place them in their folder, inside the pencil bag.  They will take these words home to practice and bring back on Friday to be tested.  As you test the students on Friday, mark in their folder which words they have past with a check mark or write the date that the level was past at the top.  This lets parents know which words to work on for the week or if their student passed the level. 

If you would like, you can also send home this little choice board so students have a set activity to do with their sight words.  Place the homework sheet on the front cover pocket.  Don’t want to send the homework page home?  Just have students work on their sight word cards at home however they would like. 

And now...for the final can get it HERE at TPT.  It will be 20% off until Monday.  Pick up your copy soon and don't forget to leave some feedback.  I am so curious about your thoughts.  Thanks!

Happy assessing,
Coconut Cutie

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sight Word game

Ok all, here is the last sight word freebie before I post my final Sight Word program unit.  It is one that normally sells at my store for $1.50 and it is yours for FREE until tomorrow when I return for my final post about this sight word program.  Get your freebie here.

I'm curious.  Which sight word game has been your favorite so far?  

Have a great evening,
Coconut Cutie