Thursday, December 14, 2017

Penguin Day!

Your class will LOVE celebrating Penguin Day.
Have the class wear black and white and get ready to have fun learning!
Stop by the library and pick up these books that fit perfect with the theme.

Begin your day with a penguin craft.
My favorite is the headband.
Dressed in black and white and with the headband it sets the mood.
For a learning station print and laminate one or all of these cards.
There are nine different penguins in this packet that are the focus of learning.
I love hanging them on the wall in the hall with a piece of crepe paper hanging down to the floor.
Place the penguin at the height it is and order them tallest to shortest.

One of the mini books included in the packet shares facts about each of the nine penguins.
Student activity sheets include organizing the penguins by height and weight.
Your word work center might include the syllable activity for their name.

The second mini book is filled with informational text all about penguins.
There is a fact sheet that follows.
Have students use the text to complete the sheet.

These graphic organizers are ideal for recording information and facts.
I love "penguin chat".

Writing includes informational and opinion.
Students will also write about inviting a penguin to dinner which allows their imagination work.
There are mini tags "Penguin Treat"...add goldfish in a bag, attach the tag and you have the perfect treat for your class.

 Pages for showcasing student writing are included.
And don't forget the cute craft to put on the top of their writing page.
 Word work includes making words, identifying parts of speech, ABC order, and definitions.
Finally here are a few more fun filled pages.
The math game Dive In includes one game board and 4 different games to play.
Ideal for the math center.

Monday, December 11, 2017

"Warm Up" your Snow Days!

When the students enter in the morning I love having these on the student's desks.
They immediately have something to focus on and get the wheels turning.
The perfect "warm up" on a snowy day!
There are five of each of the style actives shown below.
25 warm ups altogether.

Reading, Writing, and Word Work are SNOW MUCH FUN!!

Your class will have SNOW MUCH FUN reading, writing and working with words using these topics:
The Snowy Day
How To Build a Snowman
Dressed for Winter Play
How Chocolate

Each theme begins with a paragraph for "reading for detail" followed by comprehension questions.
Have students read the question, highlight the answer in the text and then write the answer.
This is followed by one or two writing projects.
The Snow Day includes sensory and opinion writing.

Word work is also included.  With this theme students are working with -ow and vocabulary.

Writing includes sequencing.

Label, vocabulary and a partner game are included.

Writing includes sequencing in two different forms.

Here you see a partner game for vocabulary and work with -ake.

The packets all include three levels of writing pages for final writes.

Sunday, December 10, 2017


Math can be SNOW much fun and this packet filled with games and activities are ideal for you math centers or math lessons.
Many are partner games with record sheets so you can check students work while they are playing the game.  
Other activities are cut and past working with facts to 10 and numbers.

January Mini Books...Print, Fold, Read!

Perfect for guided reading, partner reading, or simple informational text.
Each book is related to a special day in January.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

January Word Searches

These word searches are ideal for building vocabulary and word recognition in text.
The are ideal for a morning opener, a time filler, or in a literacy center.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Let's Write January

These Let's Write monthly packets will make a HUGE difference in making teaching students in your classroom to write easier and so much more meaningful for your class.
It has ...
Lesson Plans
Graphic Organizers (3 choices for each of the 4 topics)
Suggested literature selection for each topic.
Grammer (January focuses on verbs)
A workbook for pre writes
A class cover and a Journal for final writes

The first focuses on Martin Luther King.
Students will write an informational piece.

They will work with verbs.
The practice activities focus on vocabulary and information from Martin Luther King.

Students will do a first draft and then work on editing it.

When their editing has been corrected they will completer their final write which will be placed in their January Journal.

The second focuses on Making a Snowman.
They will write a "how to" story.

The verbs focus again on action.

Blizzards are the next literature choice.
Students will write sensory stories.

For verbs they will focus on present and past.

The final literature choice is the New Year.

Again verbs focus on past and present as well as parts of speech.