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King, Ing, and Pinterest

Just at the right time, I found this super cute king crown on Pinterest to help me teach "ing" this week.  Love when that happens that you just happen upon something that you need for right then!  This cute king crown and idea comes from Anita at Mrs. Bremer's Kindergarten.  It just worked so well for me this week!  
I took borrowed Anita's crown after having introduced the "ing" chunk on the whiteboard.  We also practiced sliding beginning sounds to the chunk to make new words.  Students then put on their thinking caps and wrote a sentence with the "ing" chunk and circled it.  For some reason, we just loved saying "iiinnnggg" over and over! 

I love whistling.

I stapled the crowns to the sentence strips and then wound the sentence strips around their little heads to measure how big to make them.  One precious little one was so concerned about this step.  He told me in a rather serious voice that he hoped I didn't staple it to his head!  Oh my!  He was actually more concerned about how it would feel when he ripped it off his head than the thought of stapling it to him!  You just never know what they might think of!

Before reading our story, we went through and found "ing" chunks and highlighted them with Highlighter Tape.  Then we were ready and off we went reading!  Thank you Mrs. Bremer for the King of Ing at just the right time!


  1. How very clever! Also, how very smart to connect it right back to the text so kids have a chance to practice the skill in real life instead of isolation.

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. Great idea!! I'm sure your kids loved wearing those crowns:)

  3. Hi Lori,
    I'm a new follower! I just blogged about this activity after reading Mrs. Bremer's post, because it is such a cute idea. If you're interested, I made a "queen of -ing" option, too. Come on over if so :)
    - Amanda
    Inspired in Second

  4. Hi Lori,
    How fun!! I have been a follower of yours for a while but I am a fellow TBTS member and I wanted to come introduce myself. I am looking forward to chatting with you and learning a lot from all the other teachers that have the same goal with their blog!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  5. Thank you Tammy and Tammy SF! I appreciate you always coming by to read my blog!

  6. Amanda, thank you! I will come on over to your blog too!

  7. Hey Shawna! I am so glad you came by! Fun to chat with fellow TBTS members! I will come by your blog too!

  8. I love it - King of ing!


    Sprinkles to Kindergarten


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