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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

October Poetry...Reading Rhyme!!

Poems are so much fun to read and even memorize the rhyme.
Best of all students can learn that even the text in poems provide information.

Working with color words.

A poem with informational text.

 Making predictions.
 Informational Poetry
 Using creativity.




Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pumpkins...Pick this!!

You will want to PICK THIS!!
 Students will explore through text and activities the life cycle of a pumpkin.
Vocabulary and understanding of key words will be strengthened using fun filled activities and cards for posting.
 Math will be included in the theme using story problems, ordinal numbers, additions, sequencing, and data collection.
 There are graphic organizers and writing activities to support writing skills.
Opinion, Narrative, Informative
 A simple craft for creating a bulletin board or topping writing activities.
Literature suggestions are also included with comprehension activities.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Labor Day...Tunes to sing along with and a FREEBIE!


With Labor Day soon approaching here are some nifty tunes to sing along with.
10 of your favorite tunes about work!
This is the complete Labor Day Packet.
And some terrific FREEBIES for you!








Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SMILE it's catching!

SMILE it's catching!!
Yep, it's true.  Children smile often and with ease!
It has also been proven that happy people smile 40 to 50 times a day BUT the average person only smiles 20 times a day.
So if smiling is catching...spending time with children is our best bet!
They make us feel happy.
Lucky we are to be teachers.
I like to think that after a day in the classroom I am responsible for some of those smiles.
This packet helps students feel comfortable with each other and with you.
It also makes them feel special!
Not just for "back to school".


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Let's Write October!

October Let's Write is now ready for purchase.
The four October topics are:  Fire Safety, Christopher Columbus, Football, and The Perfect Pumpkin.


The skill continue with practice and review for the September goals.
Sentences, Word Order, Proofreading, Adjectives, and Pronouns.
Each is designed to enhance writing levels.


As with September each topic has three levels to provide differentiation.


The final part of the workbook is the first attempt at writing using ideas gathered with the organizers.
Finally the journal has the final pages and a cover for making a class book.
Students always LOVE reading each others work as well as their own.



I think you will find these activities...WRITE ON!!



Thursday, August 18, 2016

Exploring Space...NGSS 1st

This packet is designed to provide experiences that will allow kiddos to explore the NGSS standards for 1st grade on Exploring Space.








Creative Crafts for the Classroom!

I just ran across this packet again.
I love these crafts for  monthly posting!!

I found them after Crafty Readers sent me this bulletin board she created using my snorkel pattern.
Isn't that cute?



Monday, August 15, 2016

Animal and Plant Life...NGSS 1st Grade

More fun with NGSS!
This time we explore LIFE.
Plants
Life Cycles, Seeds, Characteristics, Needs, Survival

Experiments and reflections all to be gathered into a student booklet.
More of the same with animals.
How do they communicate?
How do they protect themselves.
Life Cycles

After all that information has been gathered we take a look at ourselves.
What traits and genes did we inherit and what do we need to survive and grow.

The packet ends with a MIMIC it.
An opportunity for kiddos to invent something using specific animal or plant traits.