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# Greg Smedley-Warren

After one year of teaching fifth grade and two years of second grade, Greg landed happily in Kindergarten, where he’s been for over nine years. Greg received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and his ELL certification from David Lipscomb University. In 2015, his peers selected him as Teacher Of The Year. Greg authors a blog at TheKindergartenSmorgasboard.com where he shares ideas, tips and tricks for the classroom. When he is not blogging he enjoys creating curriculum and resources for his classroom and conducting professional development sessions to help teachers around the world make their classrooms more fun, effective, and interactive. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his husband (a.k.a. The Mister) and their dogs, Butters and LuLu.

## Ninja Emoji Letters and Sounds

Build skills with letters and beginning sounds with this resource from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard. Students match letters or letters and sounds, and record their answers on the reproducible sheets. Ideal for a literacy center or small group activity.

## Spin a Word Family

With just a pencil and a paperclip, children can build word family skills that focus on word endings (-ed, -at, -ip, -og, and -un). Each time the spinner stops, kids identify the word family and color one word that contains that word family.

## Spin and Add (Numbers 0 to 5)

With just a pencil and a paperclip, children can build skills with writing number sentences and addition. When the spinner stops, kids write the first number, then they spin again and write the second number–finally, they add to find the answer.

## Spin and Count (Numbers 1 to 20)

With just a pencil and a paperclip, children will soon be spinning, counting, and coloring–and building key skills. When the spinner stops, kids say the number, find the ten frame for that number, and color the ten frame.

## Spin and Subtract (Numbers 0 to 20)

With just a pencil and a paperclip, children will soon be spinning, and writing and subtracting numbers. When the each spinner stops, kids write the numbers–making sure the bigger number goes first–then they subtract and write the answer.