Friday, July 15, 2011

Pocket Chart Pete



Did you buy a million little pocket charts in the Target Dollar Spot? I have been purchasing them for several years now and I love using them for a variety of purposes. Our kids love to play "teacher" and this provides an opportunity to do just that. I create "mini" sentence strips for them to build sentences that we have practiced whole group. They can read these with a pointer (bet you bought those too) to a partner in a soft voice. This also goes with other pieces in the big packet I have on TpT. I love how this teaches them concepts of print and ending a sentence with a period. I will be posting other ideas for those mini pocket charts soon because I love them so much. Don't you? Here is a free download of this activity.Click here and check out the other freebies!





13 comments:

Just My Life said...

I've bought so many but I have no idea how to use them. I'm excited to hear your ideas!

Karen said...

I plan to use mine to build words... If I get enough charts for whole group otherwise in center.

Rene said...

THANK YOU!! I love the mini pocket charts. Can't wait for more ideas to use with it!

KinderKween said...

What a blessing! Thank you!

MeredithM said...

Fran, I am so jealous of your pocket chart find. :) Did you find them this year? I live in TN, and our local Target just put out all the $1 teacher items at the beginning of this week. I'm still hoping to find them before school starts on July 27th. YIKES!

P2P Tale of Two Cities said...

I just got back from Target and bought 15 pocket charts! I am so excited. I am going to make sentences today and start printing away.

Pat I.

Dawn said...

Love it! Thanks Fran!

The Sherman Four said...

oh my gosh! i just realized you are in irvine! i am in lake forest!!! how funny! it seems like all the teachers I follow are from the south!!! :)

Fran Kramer said...

I am so glad you like this. They are super cute but I need to make better use of them. So now I am going to use my brain and try to come up with lots of ideas!

Eilis said...

Thank you! These are perfect for a recent chapter in our Literacy Beginnings Blog Book Study: http://www.growinginprek.com/apps/blog/show/7679778-literacy-beginnings-chapter-twelve

Sabrina said...

I love your blog.
I am coming back very soon :)

Fran Kramer said...

Sherman Four,
When are we having coffee together?
LOL What a small world.
Fran

Kathy said...

This is such a great idea. Thanks for offering all your Pete activities to teachers.