Thursday, July 25, 2013

Best From the Midwest

It's here! It's here! It's a blog hop! 
It is time to explore some great blogs from Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

To start things off, here is a fun freebie for you and your students to enjoy. This is a set of 2 alphabet sorting mats that are perfect for back to school. I use mine in many different ways. The first way is printing and laminating the mats and then letting the students use magnetic letters or other manipulatives to sort. The other way I use them is by printing off a class set (I like to use colored paper - it is always much more fun!) and giving the students magazines. They search for letters to cut out and glue into each box. Obviously, this second activity is a little more time consuming and is best saved for a little later into the year if you are a Kindergarten teacher. 

It could easily be adapted to fit older students by having them search for words that begin with each letter or by having them illustrate a picture for each box. The possibilities are endless!

While you are out exploring and downloading freebies don't forget to sign up for the amazing giveaway! These are the items that you could win:

Here's your chance to win! 
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I hope that you will find some new favorite blogs and some great freebies! Don't forget to enter the giveaway! We have some very talented folks here in the midwest that are just waiting to giveaway their products and favorite items! Now what are you waiting for? Get hoppin'!


  1. I am having so much fun hopping around! Thanks for the freebie!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  2. Thanks for the freebie! Love the colors and how versatile it is!

    Kindergarten Kel

  3. Pinned! Helpful freebie, sweet colors. Thanks!