This packet contains three of my all time favorite "bear" stories: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming Bear Has A Story to Tell by Phillip Stead
It contains two delightful crafts: One for Bear Snores On with a bear sleeping in a cave.
Another for Time to Sleep with a Writing Topper and writing activity about how do you know when it is time to sleep.
The basic themes are that of Let's Get Ready For Winter!! So these all are a lead into a study of hibernation, migration, and signs of winter.
Bear Snores On Interactive flip Book Story Elements (Read, cut, paste) Character Identification Sensory Relations...What did bear hear, see, smell, taste Compare and Contrast...Bear Snores On to The Mitten
Time for Winter Flip Book with characters Cut and Paste story parts into order Signs of Winter...Identify Narrative Writing...How do you know when it's time to sleep? Let's make Words...Hibernation/Migration
Bear Has A Story to Tell Main Idea and Details (graphic organize) Story Recall of Characters and actions Character Chat...Bear Scenery...parts of story Opinion Writing...Would you rather hibernate or migrate? Two Word Searches
There is also an idea for a treat the class can create and then eat. (Bear Cupcake)
I am "beary" excited about this packet and I know you will enjoy it!!
Simple but effective. A wonderful piece of literature with delightful illustration to capture "little ones" attention and a story line that encourages activities to promote learning.
Brown Bear by Eric Carle is a favorite of every primary teacher. It stresses color words, animals, and the story line allows for the classroom to "think outside the box"! This packet focuses on : ABC Order Color Match Sequencing Data Collection Simple Writing... Class Book, or Project Topper Simple Flip Book for reading Vocabulary Cards for posting or for a center Teacher, teacher what do you see? You see a packet your kiddos will enjoy!!
This is always such a special time because Grandparents play a special role in their Grandchildren's lives. Yes, there are some kiddos who do not have Grandparents so make them feel special by having them think about someone in their life other than their parents who are important to them.
You can celebrate Grandparents day very simply or you can make a "party" of it and invite Grandparents in for donuts, lunch, or tea. Whatever you decide to do plan SOMETHING because it is a unique time to bring together the past and the present. I have put together some great items for you to make your planning easy!
First here are my 4 ALL TIME favorite stories for reading to the class. They are perfect for story recall, for making predictions, and for connecting the characters in the story to their own life.
Yep, READING FOR MEANING!
What do you predict is best about Grandpa or Grandma?
How do you think they will babysit their grandparents?
Let's list all the things we can remember from the story.
For the self to story try this list for the kiddos to do.
Use these vocabulary cards to promote reading, writing, and word work.
Put them in ABC order or have them out when the kiddos are preparing their lists.
Lists are great for this kiddos not as proficient at writing because one word will do.
Encourage your more proficient writers to prepare more!
I just love how colorful they are and the pictures promote connections to the words. They fit perfect in a chart or just on a table for manipulating.
What do your Grandparents like to do?
What might you celebrate with your Grandparents?
In my classroom we invited the Grandparents to lunch. Depending on your district, socio economic restrictions, schedules this may not work. We ate in the classroom. I ALWAYS had it the Monday following Grandparents' Day because families are often together for the event. You could do something as simple as donuts in the morning or cookies in the afternoon.
The Grandparents love looking around the room and we always talk about "What did you NOT have in your classrooms?" Computers, phones, markers, etc. It is an eyeopener for the children.
Then my favorite is I ask 2 great questions and give prizes. "Who has traveled the farthest to join us?" I give a $5 gas card and "Who has the most grandchildren?" I give a picture frame. What fun it is! You might also ask "Who is the most mature?" Ha how old are you????
Another favorite is singing the song "I think you're wonderful" from Finding Peace by Red Grammar.
Just put together a little "freebie" for you before tomorrows surprise! This is about Labor Day. I think you will enjoy it. It will only be free until Tuesday of next week at which time I will put it on sale! Enjoy and thanks again for following me!
Labor Day is a wonderful opportunity for educators to inform their students of the real reason we will not have school on Monday or we have a three day weekend. It brings a real life experience into the classroom and provides opportunity for students to make connections.
This packet contains: Labor Day Warm Up Word Search Flip Book Word Work on parts of speech Vocabulary Cards for posting I want to be... Writing a thank you Mini book filled with informational text Statement or Questions using facts from the text Writing about Labor Day using facts from text Making words from occupations
This is designed to use during your literacy time or as a mini lesson! Enjoy
Hi everyone! The past two weeks have been WILD for me. I have officially moved from my home of 25 years and am now officially a LAKE GIRL. There is just one slight problem...the new home I was suppose to move into is NOT DONE so that means storage and renting a TINY TINY house. Oh well, I am still smiling and have missed blogging with you. But guess what...I AM BACK!
I took a little time each day to update some OUTSTANDING topics for September and the beginning of October.
The first to come is Grandparents Day!
My packet includes these two delightful story and the suggestion of others.
I am including my family packet as well because Grandparents Day is the perfect lead into a unit on the family!!
I love keeping one bulletin board in my room for monthly themes.
These crafts were designed to decorate this board using a catchy title.
Many of these come from packets you may have purchased.
The kiddos are always so proud to see their work displayed and I always get a giggle out of the differences in creative talents. Cutting, gluing pieces in the correct spot, and putting on finishing touches.
Some have heads where bodies should be, glue on everything but the project, and cutting that looks like the scissors may not have had a sharp edge.
I actually have a few of the masterpieces that I saved and framed for my three boys as they grew.
Parents love it when these items come home and I guaruntee if you visited the home they just might be hanging on the refridgerator.
So here it is!