Sunday, December 30, 2012

What All Do You Need for a Snowman? and Polar Bears Live on Ice

I love reading snowman books in January with my students.  One of my favorite books we read is Alice Schertle's "All You Need for a Snowman".  I put together this little freebie mini-writing unit.  Click on the picture below to snag you a free copy!

I also read the book "Polar Bears on Ice" by Melvin and Gilda Berger.  

Polar Bears Live On Ice

It is a great nonfiction book.  I put together a mini-writing unit on Informative/Explanatory Writing.

Common Core - 1.W.2
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.

If you like these freebies, check out my other WINTER UNITS on TpT!

I created a mega-unit with Literacy Centers, Math Centers, Writing Activities and Making Words Activities. 

I also busted them up to sell them each separately.

Happy New Year to All!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Units!!!

I finally finished my new winter units! I bundled them all in a "Winter Mega-Pack" for you.  They are cheaper if you get them all together!  

Here are the individual ones also!
Roll and Color, Roll and Graph and 3 digit addition!

Compound Word, Contractions, Word Families, Picture Cards, ABC Order, and Syllable Sort.

6 Making Words Pages
*polar bear
*Jack Frost
*Winter Wonderland

4 Can/Have/Are Charts and Writing Pages
*penguins, *snow, *mittens, and *snowmen
4 blank lined writing pages

Check it all out!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
I hope you all have a FABULOUS break with your families!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

S.T.A.R. Readers - Study Think Ask Respond

I just entered Growing Firsties AWESOME giveaway - Check it Out!

I would absolutely LOVE to win.  I know my firsties would LOVE it too!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Field Trip!

We went on our field trip today.  We went to the Sherman Museum to see the Toy land Exhibit.  
We had a great time!

Our admission was a can of food.

The General Store

Farm and Ranch Equipment

Now - on to the toys!

Paper Dolls

Do you see the tinker toys?  I LOVED playing with those growing up!
Wait a minute - Why are these in a museum? What are you trying to say? I'm not that old!

Thank you to all the parents who went along.  We had a good time and it was nice to get away from school for awhile.  Now - back to work for 5 more days! YEAH!

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's Gingerbread Week!

I am so excited about Gingerbread week!  We have already started our centers for the week.

Tracing Cookie Cutters to make a Gingerbread Man Scene!

We are using Caitlin's Gingerbread Boy/Girl writing pages to make a class book this week!

We will also be writing a Can/Has/Is Gingerbread Man.

ABC Patterns

~Making Words~
How many words can you make?

Most of what you see here is included in my Newest
Gingerbread Week Unit

Check it Out!

Happy Gingerbread week to you too!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday + Bonus Tuesday!

Look at this awesome graphic Ashley Hughes created for the Cyber Monday + Bonus Tuesday Sale!  

Click on the graphic above to check out my TpT sale!  
My units will only be on sale Monday and Tuesday!  Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Gingerbread 5 Senses Writing and Craftivity!

I just posted my newest unit.
Click on the picture above to go to my store!
You can’t beat this 3-fer!
Your students will be making a gingerbread man Christmas ornament while writing about their 5 senses.
1. Science - 5 senses   2. Writing   3. Fun activity to decorate the class Christmas Tree.
Materials Needed:
*sandpaper (1 sheet per child)
*cinnamon sticks (1 per child)
*your choice of materials for your students to decorate the final product. 
I really enjoy doing this activity with my firsties and hope you will too!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas "Making Words"

Check out my newest unit - Christmas Making Words!
This unit contains 6 Christmas-themed
“making words” worksheets.
*Christmas            *presents
*sugar plums       *snowflakes
*gingerbread       *Polar Express
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