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At the moment I am a Stay -at-Home mom with two beautiful children aged 2 and 5. I am passionate about teaching and creating resources to make learning fun! I am a qualified Remedial teacher and taught year 7 - 9 for 6 years. My resources are a mixture of what I did with my students in the main stream classroom, in the Remedial classroom as well as with my daughter at home. Happy Teaching!

At the moment I am a Stay -at-Home mom with two beautiful children aged 2 and 5. I am passionate about teaching and creating resources to make learning fun! I am a qualified Remedial teacher and taught year 7 - 9 for 6 years. My resources are a mixture of what I did with my students in the main stream classroom, in the Remedial classroom as well as with my daughter at home. Happy Teaching!
R-Controlled Clip Cards
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R-Controlled Clip Cards

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These R-Controlled Vowel Clip Cards can be used to practise words with R-Controlled Vowel sounds and is the perfect center activity. Place a dot behind the correct answer in order to make these cards self-correcting. Laminating the cards will make them more durable and therefore will last longer. This set is provided in color and black and white (which can be copied onto colored paper if desired). These cards can even be used for upper elementary as spelling practise. There are also some blank cards for extra pictures. A list of the words is also included, which students can paste into their workbooks and use as a reference. Students can use a clothes peg to identify which spelling is used in each word represented by a picture. If clothes pegs are not available, students can write with a white board marker on the laminated cards. Holes can also be punched into the cards below each letter. Students can then thread a straw or string through the corresponding hole. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com. I trust your students will benefit from this activity. Margaux Created by Margaux Langenhoven from Learning with Sunflower Smiles
S-Blend Posters
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S-Blend Posters

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This set of half-page S-Blend posters can be used as part of your word wall. The S – Blend is in red to make it more visible. There are five or six posters for every blend, which include; sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st and sw The posters are presented in colour and black and white. There are two ‘header’ posters for each group, a plain one and a fantasy themed one. This offers you a variety depending on what would suit your classroom and students better. These posters correspond with my S-Blend Clip cards and would work well when used together. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com Margaux
Number Sort 1 - 10
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Number Sort 1 - 10

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Number Sort 1 - 10 Help Daddy Monkey find his number family! Use these little Monkey families to practice the numbers. It includes number symbols, tally marks, subitising dots, ten frames and counting pictures. A separate page with number words is also included for when students are ready for number word recognition. How to use this product: Help Daddy Monkey to reunite with his family. You can select the level you wish your students to complete this activity. By selecting who you want Daddy Monkey to match up with, bringing in word recognition when students are ready. By printing these on larger pages, these would make a beautiful Number Chart with a twist. Worksheets have also been included where students can record the families and what they learnt about each number. See how I used them by visiting my Blog: Learning with Sunflower Smiles, search the tag Numbers. If you have any queries or suggestions, you can contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com. Margaux
CVC Frog Leap pads
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CVC Frog Leap pads

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Use these Lily pads to practise CVC fluency. Print the lily pads onto green paper (or any color you choose). Pin the ‘-at’ to a frog stuffed toy. If you don’t have a frog stuffed toy, print the frog included at the end of this product and ‘stick’ the ‘-at’ to it. All five short vowel sounds have been included in this product. Lay the lily pads on the table and students take turns springing from one ‘–at’ lily pad to the next, reading the words as they go. They can then record the ‘-at’ words on a white board should you wish to practice their writing as well as reading. Pin a new sound combination to your frog once your students have grasped –at. Students at different tables can also be practising different sounds and then move from table to table. Visit my blog Learning with Sunflower Smiles to see how I used them. You may be interested in my other long vowel, short vowel and blends activities. Visit my store to check them out. Happy teaching! Margaux
Long A Board Game
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Long A Board Game

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Long A Board Game Spell Quest is a board game which reinforces the Long A sound. The vowel teams included in the game are ai, ay as well as a_e. The game is broken up into four coloured sections: Green – Write the Word by looking at the picture. These cards have a QR code option (and one without QR codes) which will reveal the correct spelling once the code is scanned – making it self correcting. Blue – Use the Word in a Sentence. Orange – Draw the Word. Purple – Act the Word. Only the GREEN cards have QR codes. Drawing and Acting cards have been included to add a fun, creative element to the game. The cards still require the students to read the word and know the meaning of it in order to complete the task. A game board has also been included in this product and everything is in color and black & white. The black & white version looks great copied onto the respective coloured paper/card. An instruction card is also included. This game has been designed to co-ordinate with the other Long Vowel sound board games so that cards can be added to the packs as the sounds are covered in class – meaning the game can be adapted throughout the year. Happy teaching! Margaux
CVC Sentences Task Cards
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CVC Sentences Task Cards

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CVC Sentences Task Cards This set of 96 task cards is the perfect activity for children who are ready to read their CVC words in sentences. Students read each of the two sentences on the card and indicate which sentence is true by placing a mark in the correct box on the right hand side of the card (use a dry wipe marker on a laminated card to make them reusable) , or by placing a peg to indicate the correct option. This set has been divided into four sections. The sections have been determined by the sight words used in each group. Below you can see which sight words are used in each section (words are : Orange: the, on, it, is, in, red, I, a, and, am. Green: like, and, to, for, has, go, see, blue, he, she. Blue: then, them, will, with , put, at, one. Yellow, my, by, come, this, look, you, up, two. I would recommend starting with the orange section and moving to the green, then blue and finally yellow as progression takes place and sight words from the orange section may be present in all the sections. I trust your children will enjoy this activity. Should you have any queries or suggestion, please contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com Margaux
Long E Vowel Clip Cards
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Long E Vowel Clip Cards

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Long E Vowel Clip Cards These Long a Vowel Clip Cards can be used to practise words with Long a Vowel sounds and is the perfect center activity. Place a dot behind the correct answer in order to make these cards self-correcting. Laminating the cards will make them more durable and therefore will last longer. This set is provided in colour and black and white (which can be copied onto coloured paper if desired). These cards can be even be used for upper elementary as spelling practise. There are also some blank cards for extra pictures. A list of the words is also included, which students can paste into their workbooks and use as a reference. Students can use a clothes peg to identify which spelling is used to create the long a sound in each picture. If clothes pegs are not available, students can write with a white board marker on the laminated cards. Holes can also be punched into the cards below each letter. Students can then thread a straw or string through the corresponding hole. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com. I trust your students will benefit from this activity. Margaux
Long I Vowel Board Game
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Long I Vowel Board Game

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Long I Vowel Board Game Spell Quest is a board game which reinforces the Long I sound. The vowel teams included in the game are y, igh, ie as well as i_e. The game is broken up into four colored sections: Green – Write the Word by looking at the picture. These cards have a QR code option (and one without QR codes) which will reveal the correct spelling once the code is scanned – making it self correcting. Blue – Use the Word in a Sentence. Orange – Draw the Word. Purple – Act the Word. Only the GREEN cards have QR codes. Drawing and Acting cards have been included to add a fun, creative element to the game. The cards still require the students to read the word and know the meaning of it in order to complete the task. A game board has also been included in this product and everything is in colour and black & white. The black & white version looks great copied onto the respective coloured paper/card. An instruction card is also included. This game has been designed to co-ordinate with the other Long Vowel sound board games so that cards can be added to the packs as the sounds are covered in class – meaning the game can be adapted throughout the year. I trust your students will enjoy this activity! Margaux
Long O Vowel Clip Cards
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Long O Vowel Clip Cards

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Long O Vowel Clip Cards These Long o Vowel Clip Cards can be used to practise words with Long o Vowel sounds and is the perfect center activity. Place a dot behind the correct answer in order to make these cards self-correcting. Laminating the cards will make them more durable and therefore will last longer. This set is provided in colour and black and white (which can be copied onto coloured paper if desired). These cards can be even be used for upper elementary as spelling practise. There are also some blank cards for extra pictures. A list of the words is also included, which students can paste into their workbooks and use as a reference. Students can use a clothes peg to identify which spelling is used to create the long a sound in each picture. If clothes pegs are not available, students can write with a white board marker on the laminated cards. Holes can also be punched into the cards below each letter. Students can then thread a straw or string through the corresponding hole. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com. I trust your students will benefit from this activity. Margaux
Long U Vowel Board Game
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Long U Vowel Board Game

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Long U Vowel Board Game - With or without QR codes Spell Quest is a board game which reinforces the Long U sound. The vowel teams included in the game are ue, ui, ew as well as u_e. The game is broken up into four coloured sections: Green – Write the Word by looking at the picture. These cards have a QR code option (and one without QR codes) which will reveal the correct spelling once the code is scanned – making it self correcting. Blue – Use the Word in a Sentence. Orange – Draw the Word. Purple – Act the Word. Only the GREEN cards have QR codes. Drawing and Acting cards have been included to add a fun, creative element to the game. The cards still require the students to read the word and know the meaning of it in order to complete the task. A game board has also been included in this product and everything is in colour and black & white. The black & white version looks great copied onto the respective coloured paper/card. An instruction card is also included. This game has been designed to co-ordinate with the other Long Vowel sound board games so that cards can be added to the packs as the sounds are covered in class – meaning the game can be adapted throughout the year. I trust your students will enjoy this activity! Margaux
CVC Short A Flip Book and Worksheets
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CVC Short A Flip Book and Worksheets

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CVC Short A Flip Book and Worksheets This mini CVC (Short a) pack is perfect for introducing or/and consolidating CVC words with a short a. The pack includes a ‘Short a Booklet’. I bound these by using a ring in the top left hand corner. Use velcro with a sticky back to create a product which can be used over and over again. Place the one side of the velcro on the back of the image and then the other side of the velcro in the box next to the word. Students can now read the word and search for the image to ‘paste’ next to it. Worksheets have also been included and can be used to ‘assess’ what students know. They have been grouped accordingly: words ending in –ab, -ad, -ag, -at, -an, -am, -ar and -ap. Here students choose the necessary pictures, cut and then paste them and write the word. The set of Word Wall cards can be used in two ways. Either you can keep the image attached to the word as a reference resource on your wall, or you can separate the picture and the word to create an interactive activity for students to match together. I trust you and your students will enjoy this product. Should you find it useful, you may want to leave some feedback by returning to the product page. If you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com. Happy Teaching! Margaux
CVC Short U Bingo
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CVC Short U Bingo

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This Bingo game focuses on CVC words with a short U sound. There are two versions of the game boards and three versions of the ‘question cards’. This will allow your the opportunity to adapt the game to suit your class situation. The first version of the game boards has pictures while the second has words. You can then pair your chosen game board up with either picture question cards, word question cards or word and picture question cards. There are 10 game boards and this game would work well as a center activity, group activity and pair activity. Be sure to check out my other CVC Bingo games. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com Happy Teaching! Margaux Created by Margaux Langenhoven from Learning with Sunflower Smiles
CVC Sentence Reading Cards
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CVC Sentence Reading Cards

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CVC Sentence Reading Cards This set of 96 task cards is the perfect activity for children who are ready to read their CVC words in sentences. Students read each of the two sentences on the card and indicate which sentence is true by placing a mark in the correct box on the right hand side of the card (use a dry wipe marker on a laminated card to make them reusable) , or by placing a peg to indicate the correct option. This set has been divided into four sections. The sections have been determined by the sight words used in each group. Below you can see which sight words are used in each section (words are : Orange: the, on, it, is, in, red, I, a, and, am. Green: like, and, to, for, has, go, see, blue, he, she. Blue: then, them, will, with , put, at, one. Yellow, my, by, come, this, look, you, up, two. I would recommend starting with the orange section and moving to the green, then blue and finally yellow as progression takes place and sight words from the orange section may be present in all the sections. I trust your children will enjoy this activity. Should you have any queries or suggestion, please contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com Margaux Created by Margaux Langenhoven from "Learning with Sunflower Smiles"
S-Blend Identification Mats
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S-Blend Identification Mats

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This product has been designed with a Princess and Knight theme. It is the perfect addition to your phonics centers. Each S – Blend, namely sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st and sw, has its own sound identification mat, offered in colour and black and white. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com I trust your students will enjoy this activity. Margaux Created by Margaux Langenhoven from Learning with Sunflower Smiles
R-Blend Identification Mats
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R-Blend Identification Mats

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This product has been designed with a Fish theme. It is the perfect addition to your phonics centers. Each R – Blend, namely br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr and tr, has its own sound identification mat, offered in colour and black and white. The mats contain many R-Blend pictures as well as pictures beginning with the same letter as the desired blend. For example, on the br mat there are also pictures beginning with a b. Should you have any suggestions or queries, please contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com I trust your students will enjoy this activity. Margaux Created by Margaux Langenhoven from Learning with Sunflower Smiles
R-Blend Posters
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R-Blend Posters

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This set of half-page R-Blend posters can be used as part of your word wall. The R – Blend is in red to make it more visible. There are five posters for every blend, which include; br, fr, cr, gr, tr, dr and pr. The posters are presented in colour and black and white. There are two ‘header’ posters for each group, a plain one and a fish themed one. This offers you a variety depending on what would suit your classroom and students better. Should you have any suggestions or queries, please contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com These posters correspond with my R-Blend Clip cards and R-Blend Identification Mats and would work well when used together. Margaux
Fine Motor: Winter Tracing
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Fine Motor: Winter Tracing

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This product was designed for students to practise their fine motor skills and prepare them for writing. It has been created with a winter theme, where a winter character needs to reach a desired item. The student then uses their crayon to follow the path until they reach the item. For extra practice, we first use a non-writing tool to follow the path before using a crayon. This product is in colour and black line. A front cover has also been included to create a little booklet. I would suggest laminating the colour version in order to make it reusable. Students can then use a dry erase marker to follow the paths. A key ring can be used to group them together into a fun center activity. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com Happy teaching! Margaux
L-Blend Identification Mats
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L-Blend Identification Mats

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This product has been designed with a Bear theme. It is the perfect addition to your phonics centers. Each L – Blend, namely bl, cl, fl, gl, pl and sl, has its own sound identification mat, offered in color and black and white. The mats contain many L-Blend pictures as well as pictures beginning with the same letter as the desired blend. For example, on the bl mat there are also pictures beginning with a b. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com I trust your students will enjoy this activity. Margaux
Valentine's Day Card
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Valentine's Day Card

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Valentine's Day Card Your students will love cutting out and building this Valentine's Day puzzle to give as a card to their loved ones. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com Happy teaching! Margaux
Valentine's Day Card
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Valentine's Day Card

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Valentine's Day Card Your students will love cutting out and building this Valentine's Day puzzle to give as a card to their loved ones. Should you have any queries or suggestions, please contact me at margauxlangenhoven@gmail.com Happy teaching! Margaux