Saturday, August 13, 2011

Center Ideas

I've been trying to find the time to sit down and create some new centers and I was finally able to do that today. I'm still working on a couple, but I thought I'd take a break and share a few with y'all :)

Fry Sticks



We've been learning a lot about Fry Phrases here lately, so I've been trying to come up with activities that center around this. 

Sound It Out Ipods


 I'm lovin' these! I bought CD cases at the Dollar Tree (can't beat $1!) and got the Ipod accent pieces at a teacher supply store. I made cases for out first three phonics sound and plan on putting these at the Word Work center.

Monster Munch Bags


I got this idea at a workshop I went to this summer and found it in my idea book, so I decided to make it. I made 4 different monsters out of 2 bags. I colored coordinated the word cards to match the color of the monster. That way one bag can house two activities instead of just one. 

Roll A Sentence

I found this idea on Cara's absolutely fabulous site way back when. When I went back to find out how to make it, I realized it dealt with adjectives, nouns, and verbs. My little darlings aren't quite ready for that, so I changed it and made it about determining if the group of words they roll is a sentence or not since this is our grammar skill for the first couple of weeks. I'm a little worried if this will be too hard, so we'll see. If anyone wants the template for this, just let me know and I'll email or post it :)




112 comments:

  1. I LOVE the Monster Munch - I'm totally stealing that!

    Could you post or email the template? I love that too!

    Thanks
    annaeking@ymail.com

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  2. Such cute creative...I would love the template! Thanks!
    Melissa
    mayoralm@flaglerschools.com

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  3. I love your stuff. I was wondering what font the dot to dot looking one on the blue monster bag was called and where you found it. I just LOVE these ideas. :)

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  4. I love these ideas! The Sound it out and Fry Center are new favorites! I'll have to do some research of my own about Fry phrases!

    Amanda
    Frolicking Through First

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  5. OMG! I love your centers!! Please post! :D

    Victoria
    wisewittyteacher.blogspot.com

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  6. Love your activities! So cute! I would like the template, too! :)

    http://thesilverlininginteaching.blogspot.com/

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  7. I would love the template!

    Mindy
    mwells@ourwayschool.com

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  8. Great ideas!!! Love the roll a sentence!
    Could you share the template?


    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogspot.com
    edelk@allonselementary.com

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  9. Leslie...you're a genius!!! LOVE these ideas!!! And you know I'm a sucker for jumbo dice activities!!! BRILLIANT!!! Thanks for sharing, girl!!!

    Cara :)
    The First Grade Parade

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  10. Love these ideas! If you decide not to post the template would you mind emailing it? Thanks!
    Thinkpink_247@yahoo.com

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  11. I would love the roll a sentence and the monster much templates!

    Thank you!

    jennygollup@gmail.com

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  12. These are some FABULOUS ideas! I love the fry sticks :)

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  13. I would LOVE the template for roll a sentence!!!!
    mommaroose@gmail.com

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  14. Love all these ideas! Please post the template or email me. Thanks!!!! jmesser@mail.lced.net

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  15. Love the jumbo dice activities and so will my kiddos. Will you please post or send to deanna_walther@amherstk12.org ?

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  16. Great centers!! I would love a copy of the template, please. Thanks!

    tstinson2@gmail.com

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  17. Me too, me too!

    carter_amanda@hcde.org

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  18. Would LOVE to have this template! Thanks so much. heather.brown@citpinc.com

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  19. I would love the template! Thanks!
    tjulch@mpsomaha.org

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  20. Love these! Very cute. I would love the templates for them as well.

    Jenniferbyerly@hotmail.com

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  21. What are fry phrases? I'd love your templates. This is great!

    Crystal
    Kreativekinder@yahoo.com

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  22. Goodness!! What great finds! I would LOVE a template!! Thanks soo much!! I am your "newest follower" Thanks for providing a GREAT blog --

    Sarah Hetrick
    shetrick@gmail.com

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  23. Can I get the template for the sentences and words that go with them. I love that idea! We are working on sentences this week, so it would be perfect! Thanks!!
    meganmedders@gmail.com

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  24. I would love the roll a sentence template. Thanks a bunch!
    Jennydonnell@yahoo.com

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  25. I love all of your ideas!!! I would love to have the roll a sentence template. I am working on my workstations and this would be great!! Thanks!
    crystalj40@yahoo.com

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  26. Please send me a template for your roll a sentence. Thank you for sharing.
    My address is chippbabe@aol.com

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  27. I would appreciate a template of roll a sentence. My students need lots of practice with this skill. kobrien@royal.wednet.edu

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  28. I *love* your Sound It Out iPods! Those are so cute!

    And the Monster Munch is the coolest idea! Your monsters came out really great.

    And the Roll-a-Sentence activity is perfect! Gives them something to put their hands on and makes them think! Did you just get plain colored blocks and add the words to them?

    Thanks for sharing!

    http://ElyseTeacherinTraining.blogspot.com

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  29. I Love your ideas! I am always looking for new and most importantly FUN things to use in my classroom. I would love to get templates from all the things you shared on this post! Will you be posting them here or emailing them to those interested? Here is my email, in case you are sending them: cheryl.speech@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  30. I think these are adorable!! Could you email them to me?
    Thanks! :-)
    Jackie H
    Jrhenault@gmail.com

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  31. I would love to use these center activities with my first graders! Could you please email me the templates?
    lrothenbach@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  32. I would love the template for the 'roll a sentence' activity! I've got a couple of kiddos that need extra practice with this concept...
    toshayg@yahoo.com
    Thanks so much!
    Shay

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  33. I would love a copy of the roll a sentence activity. jroger01@aol.com thanks

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  34. I would love a copy of anything you are willing to share!

    Shonaearly@gmail.com

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  35. Hi, I love your site. It's so colorful and inviting. And all of your ideas are so refreshing. I would love the roll a sentence template and the page that accompanies it as well. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful work. My address is momlvsc@aol.com

    Thanks!! Angie

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  36. Very cute ideas! I would love to have the templates for these centers. Thanks for sharing!

    Jane
    jjbbrook@yahoo.com

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  37. could you please email me the "is it a sentence?" activity? I love the idea!

    mshue@ems-isd.net

    Thank you!!

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  38. Could I please get the template for this? Love your sharing!!
    leslie.winters@killeenisd.org

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  39. Great site! Thanks so much s=for sharing. Can I get the Monster Munch templates and student directions? thanks terri18c@yahoo.com

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  40. I just found your site and I just can't get enough! I love your "Roll a Sentence" game - can you send me the template?

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  41. I would love a copy of, is this a sentence. We are just working on this now. Awesome idea

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  42. I would LOVE a copy of the roll a sentence template! Thank you so much for all the great ideas!
    speechtimefun@gmail.com

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  43. What cute ideas! Do you share your templates? If so, I would love to have them, in particular the Monster Munch ones--or at least the directions for each. Thank you!
    Judy

    jbarnica@bpsnebr.org

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  44. I would love to have the monster template and the roll a sentence template. These are great! Thank you for sharing!

    Kristen White
    krw107@gmail.com
    http://glitterandglueprincess.blogspot.com/

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  45. I love your website.....so many great ideas! I would love to the monster template and the roll a sentence template. Thanks for sharing your work!
    Melissa

    matkins2563@att.net

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  46. I would love the templates for all of these please they are absolutely adorable.

    My email is jonjonandnayners@gmail.com

    Thank you so much!!!

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  47. I would love the sentence template. I already have my kiddos write sentences by rolling the cubes and they write them on plain paper. Your recording sheet is much cuter! My email is dnankee276@comcast.net. Thanks in advance!

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  48. I love this idea! I would love the template. My email is hollyluczak@gmail.com Thanks so much!

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  49. I would love to have the template. What great ideas you have, I am always looking for fun activities for my first graders to use during stations. Thank you!
    lindsnc57@gmail.com

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  50. Hi! Your ideas are so great!! I would love to have your template for the Monster Munch and Roll a Sentence. Thank you for sharing!!!
    Jennnmazza@gmail.com

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  51. Loved all your ideas. I made your Fry Sticks. My students loved playing the game. Can you email me your template for Monster Munch and Roll a Sentence...Thanks Or can you post it on TPT...

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  52. I love the Roll a Sentence activity. Can you please email it to me? I teach Kindergarten so
    I would need the easier version that you have posted above. My email is amidamer@yahoo.com.

    Thanks so much!

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  53. Love Roll a Sentence. I teach Kindergarten so I need the one you have posted above. my email is amidamer@yahoo.com.
    Thanks!

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  54. I love the Monster Much, Roll a Sentence, and Fry Sticks! I am starting to teach 1st grade in August and appreciate all your ideas. Could I please have the templates? My e-mail address is afhamway@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  55. How cute!! I am teaching 1st grade for the 1st time this year and I would love the templates. Thanks so much!!

    Grace
    gracepruim@gmail.com

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  56. love all the ideas-would love the templates for anything you could share thanks so much-mylenew62@gmail.com

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  57. Thank you for sharing your great, fun activities. I know my students will love them.

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  58. I would love the template for "roll a sentence"! Thank you so much! c_todd_43920@yahoo.com

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  59. I would love to have a template for the "roll a sentence" activity! Thanks so much!! c_todd_43920@yhoo.com

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  60. I would love to have the template for "roll a sentence" !! Thank you so much ! c_todd_43920@yahoo.com

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  61. I would love to have your template for "roll a sentence: !!
    Thank you so much !!
    c_todd_43920@yahoo.com

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  62. I would love the templates too! This will help me with center ideas. Thank you so much!

    Tai

    taied06@yahoo.com

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  63. I think my firsties would like the roll a sentence game. Thank you in advance for sharing!
    kbiehle@nhj.k12.in.us

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  64. I would love to have the templates. Kerri.kennamore@tcschools.com

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  65. Very cute and fun! May I please have a copy of your templates? Thank you!! Viviennatalie@gmail.com

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  66. This is such a cute idea! I love that it has them determine if it is a sentence or not! Can you share the template with me?
    Thanks!
    jbailey@anderson2.k12.sc.us

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  67. Can you share the fry sticks template with me please?

    I love it

    Thank you!

    LCGFL11@gmail.com

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  68. I have never heard of Fry Phrases...what are they? Also, can you please share your templetes? I love that idea of sentence vs. not a sentence!!!
    ajdoyle@prodigy.net

    Thanks!
    Alli

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  69. I would love the templates for all of these please. They are adorable!

    My email is jennhabs@sps186.org

    Thank you so much!!!

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  70. I would love the templates for these activities. They are awesome! Thank You!!!

    djreyna@donnaisd.net

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  71. I would love the templates for these activities. They are awesome!! Thank you!!

    My email is djreyna@donnaisd.net

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  72. I would love the templates for these activities. They are awesome!! Thank You!!

    My email is djreyna@donnaisd.net

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  73. I would love a template for all of these wonderful activities. I might be obsessed with the short vowel monsters.

    My email is dharris2@philasd.org

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  74. I am new teacher this year, and am absolutely loving this. I am in major need of ideas as the teacher I replaced was a huge fan of worksheets, worksheets, and more worksheets! I have found some cool stuff, but am not sure what to do with any of it, so thank you for this awesome resource!

    If you can email the template I would love it!

    Thank you!

    samantha.sego@nsanpete.org

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  75. I would love the templates for all of the activities! They are great! Thank you!!

    My email is signe.bollingberg.1@vcsu.edu

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  76. I would love to have the template for all of these activities. I have been teaching the upper grades for the past 11 years and I am in my first year of teaching first grade this year. I am constantly looking for new activities to use. These all are GREAT!!

    My email is lmiller@mtairy.k12.nc.us

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  77. Thank you for this wonderful post. All of these are just amazing and the artistry is a winner. These materials will definitely help out in creating a better learning environment for children and could be useful during speech therapy Orange County sessions as well. Again, thank you for sharing and may other teachers or parents be inspired by this.

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  78. I would love the templates for all of the activities. You are awesome! :)

    debberfly@yahoo.com

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  79. Great ideas! I would like templates for all of these activities. Thanks
    lapalms@aol.com

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  80. I love the sentence roller and the fry phrase container. Did you just google the fry phrases? I am always looking for new center ideas and to keep them changing so the students dont get bored at them. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  81. I love the sentence/not a sentence... would enjoy using it. Please email it!!

    Thanks!
    Lauren
    lauren.mucilli@gmail.com

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  82. I love your Fry Sticks idea, an excellent way to motivte kids to learn independently! I would love a copy of the template for your monsters bags also! ktjiejie@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  83. I LOVE your ideas! I would love the Roll a Sentence template and monster bags too! SO DARLING! Thanks so much! kai_purvis@yahoo.com

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  84. Your center ideas are great! I would love the template for Roll a Sentence.

    Thanks!
    BrittanyL90@aol.com

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  85. I think the Monster Munch is a brilliant idea and my first graders would really benefit from it could you send me the template for how you created it? Edonahue@rimabv.org Thanks so much!

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  86. Can you send me the templates please? Proudparentmom@yahoo.com. Great ideas

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  87. Such cute ideas! My first graders will love them! Can you send me the templates for the Monster Munch and Roll a Sentence? Thanks! laurencarvajal@gmail.com

    -Lauren
    http://tonsoffunwithkand1.blogspot.com/

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  88. Love them! I am new to teaching first grade and I feel like I am stumbling around. Couls you lease send me the template for these? dreamingemini13@aol.com I would be most grateful!!!

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  89. I would love the roll a sentence. We just started school at the beginning of August and I would like to help them with sentences for a writing center. Please email the roll a sentence and monster munch? Thanks! jplmitchell@bellsouth.net

    Jaime Mitchell

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  90. You are very creative! I can only imagine seeing the kiddos as they interact with your new stations! I would LOVE to use your templates for these wonderful centers if you're still willing to share - have a great school year, and THANK YOU!

    jeckert1@hccsc.k12.in.us

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  91. I would love the roll a sentence. Please email the roll a sentence and monster munch? Great ideas!

    mtthomas241@gmail.com

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  92. I would LOVE the roll a sentence template!

    pwoodard@florencek12.org

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  93. What a WONDERFUL, FUN idea! Please share!!! My kiddos will love this! smskuce@gmail.com

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  94. Please share!!! aarsenault@d64.org

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  95. Please share :) higgipoo@tampabay.rr.com

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  96. please send me the roll a sentence template! obrien08@students.rowan.edu

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  97. i would like the roll a sentence template

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  98. I would love the monster munch templates, as well as the roll a sentence. Thank you so much!!!!

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  99. I absolutely love the monster munch and roll a sentence. Can I please have the templates??? Thank you!
    rachellynnhowe@gmail.com

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  100. I would love the template for the sentence/dice rolling game. Can you email it to me ldewaard@jefcoed.com
    Thank you!
    Your ideas are awesome!

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  101. I would love the "roll a sentence" game. Can you email it to ahuber@stcatherinetol.org?
    Thank you.

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  102. Please share! :) mpatnaude01@gmail.com

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  103. I would love a copy too! Onslow8068@gmail.com

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  104. I would love the template for the roll a sentence activity. Such a great idea!
    kathy.harris@theaces.net

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  105. I would love the template for the roll a sentence! It is perfect for my stations!
    cscarb92@gmail.com

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  106. I love these. Especially the monster bags since my room theme is monsters. Can I have the templates please?! whitneycurt@yahoo.com

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  107. Would love both templates-great ideas

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  108. I would love a copy of the Roll A Sentence template. Could you email this to my home?
    My email address is:
    mcginnispam54@gmail.com
    Thanks! It would be great for my special education students. Then I could expand it to make it more difficult.

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  109. Would love a copy of the templates!!!:) shereenbaghiucf@knights.ucf.edu

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  110. Such creative ideas! Could I have a copy of the templates please?
    sabrina.lewallen@stmarysrc.com

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