Friday, December 30, 2016

Froggy's First Kiss....Literacy Activities and Crafts

Children of all ages enjoy Froggy!
This delightful story carries the perfect Valentine Theme.
The packet contains enough activities for an entire day!

I think this would be an ideal story to keep students engaged on Valentine's Day!

The crafts are easy...print, cut, paste.
They are cute and perfect for bulletin boards or posting writing.
The comprehension activities include:
cause and effect

I love the bright vocabulary words for posting.
Word work activities include:
making words
parts of speech...nouns, verbs
word search for vocabulary building

Writing includes a graphic organizer for recalling parts of the story.
You might use it for characters, setting, key parts.
There is a page for listing things you LOVE and a text to self...making connections.

I added a little math to complete the day.
Addition to 12
Subtraction to 10
Data collection.

I would end the day with some "kisses" for each student.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Valentine's Day is on the Way!

This packet is filled with ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with activities that support your curriculum!  It is perfect for centers, creating bulletin boards, and keeping students engaged!
You will LOVE it!!

There is a frog for...I'm "toad" ally yours! or Froggy's First Kiss
And an owl for..."Owl" want our for my Valentine!
Included also are colorful vocabulary cards for posting with pictures.

Informational text includes a single page as well as a mini book to put together for each student.
There are assessment questions that follow and a KWL page.
Also included are several read and explore pages.

In the word work are skills covered are:
syllables, parts of speech, blends and digraphs, making words, word search and more.

Writing includes using vocabulary to write a creative story as well as:
narrative, informative, sequential, opinion.

The literature packet focuses on these stories:
Will you Be My Valentine?
Arthur's Valentine
The Day it Rained Hearts
Valentine's Day...Gibbons
A Valentine Ballad
Froggy's First Kiss
An Old Lady who Swallowed
They focus on sequencing, story elements, summary, recall and more.

There are plenty of games and activities in the mathematics section to keep your class excited about math.
Valentine heart data collection, Collecting data from classmates, Creating patterns, Subtraction to 12, Doubles, and Addition to 10.

Your class will LOVE these activities.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

February Writing with Page Toppers

This writing packet focuses on Abe Lincoln and George Washington.

I love the little faces that go onto the final writing page and the checklists for self correcting.

Each president has a graphic organizer, suggested writing thoughts, and other materials for students to organize their thoughts.

The ones for George are similar to those for Abe.
The packet ends with a compare and contrast activity.

New Year Resolutions for YOU!

There is no better time to reflect on ways to improve our classroom and or curriculum then right NOW!
As you are thinking about resolutions think about professional ones as well.
As I was looking for ideas I came across this amazing list by:

Read through the list and see which ones inspire you!
I'd love to begin our own list in the comment area.
What is your resolution?

Saturday, December 24, 2016

120 Days of School...Cool!

With the new standards many of us are looking at celebrating 120 Days of School instead of 100.
And others may choose to celebrate both.
This packet is filled with suggestions and activities to help your 120th day to be perfect with 120 SMILES from all!

There is vocabulary for posting and a countdown to the 120th day.
There is also a reward certificate in color or black and white.
I usually stick a little treat to it like "Smarties".

Parent communication includes a letter explaining the special day of celebration and what you need their support with.  It also includes reminder slips for the shirt and for the snack item.
There is a Counting Mat to include for counting snack items.

There are gum ball machines for counting.  I love using Qtips and colorful paint for making 120 gum balls.  
There is a writing activity about the snack and an "I can...___ in 120 seconds" challenge.

Headbands come in black and white and color.
There are glasses for students to decorate and wear as well as the number 120 to decorated and put on a stick. I hang ribbons on it for the celebration.

Activities are provided to write about their shirts and about the celebration.
Thinking about the number 120 and what they would like or not like as well as a graphic organizer.
Writing pages are included but not shown here.
 There is also an explanation on making number puzzles for students using number grids on color paper to 120.  They will LOVE these.

An interactive mini book is included and a creative thinking page on what they imagine they will be like at 120 years old.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days!

This packet may not have exactly 100 activities BUT it most definitely will bring 100 SMILES to your students faces!!

I has colorful vocabulary for posting as well as a reward certificate to put a "SMARTIE" on.

There are so many activities to accompany it.
Countdown to 100 day to post for student viewing and building enthusiasm.
100 Day Glasses that can be run on colored heavy paper or white paper for students to color.
The 100 Day headband comes in both black and white as well as color.
The same is true of the 100 to place on a stick for holding.
There is a student craft for creating and ideas for an estimation station.

Here are some of the items that accompany the above.

There is parent communication as students are encouraged to bring 100 day shirts for a parade and items for a hundred day snack.
Students and parents are always so creative.
Stickers, thumb prints, eyeballs, candy and so many items are perfect.
They can be glued, sewn, pinned, or stuck to the shirt!

There is an interactive mini book and 2 poems with activities to follow.
All encourage reading, comprehension and writing.

One writing activity has students imagining what they will be like when they are 100.
This is always so much fun and encourages those creative thinkers.

There are 6 literature suggestions...4 of them shown here.
Each story comes with 2 activity follow ups.

There are several math games as well as an opportunity for students to spend 100 cents on both toys or school supplies.
This is also fun by bringing in a toy add or sporting good ad and have students spend $100.
Scholastic book orders work perfect.