Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Reindeer Day!

You know Dasher and Dancer and Comet and Cupid
But do you recall?
The most famous of all!!!
Your class will love this Reindeer Day Packet!
Begin your day with a Reindeer Headband or use it as a page topper for your writing.

It begins with a mini book using the words to the song...
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
There is a page to review how Rudolph felt at the beginning, middle and end.
The character Chat is all about Rudolph.

Then some informational text on Reindeer and White Tail Deer.
Do you know the difference and which would be best for Santa?

I included some math games.
Addition to 12, Subtraction to 12, and Doubles

There is also word work for the class.

Then visit my Pinterest page to find out about some delightful snacks and a "TAKE HOME"item.

Monday, November 28, 2016

December Favorites! Oh What Fun!!

There is nothing more difficult than trying to keep students focused and engaged just before the holidays.  That is the beauty of these two packets...both on $1.00.
Word searches for those "YIKES" what do I do now?  and Mini Books for grab a partner...Read and Color.  Both are print and go!!

These writing activities are loaded with writing experiences for your class during December.
I love the Page Toppers for decorating.

Teaching reading was never this much fun.
This packet comes with 4 Literature suggestions and then Comprehension activities to support the story!

These four pieces of literature are perfect for December and each packet contains activities to fill an entire day.

For more of a holiday theme you cannot go wrong with these.
Each is filled with Reading, Writing, Word Work, Math and even Crafts.
Your class will LOVE them.
You can encourage reading and writing even with all the excitement taking place.

No need to fear that it's....BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE DECEMBER!

Let's Write January

I really believe in these monthly writing packets!
They include four complete lessons with:
Literature Suggestion for Engaging Students
Graphic Organizers for gathering thoughts
"Sloppy copy" pages for a first write and editing
Final Pages with Class Cover

This month we focus on VERBS.
To date we have covered:

Each lesson comes with a literacy suggestion and plans.

All activity pages are differentiated to benefit different level writers in you class.

 There is an opportunity for students to practice editing their own writing and making changes before the final write.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hot Chocolate Day

This packet is perfect for a "hot chocolate" day!
If is filled with activities to engage students.

The how to pages are differentiated and include a sequencing page for students to read and put in order.

I love the writing with a graphic organizer, opinion writing, and sensory.
They are followed by final writing pages that are also differentiated.

It ends with some word work and two math games.
One game is for addition and the other subtraction.
There are 12 vocabulary cards for posting and a data collection page.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Teaching Comprehension with favorite January Literature

Teaching comprehensions strategies is fun when you use literature related to the month.
This packet uses:
the Mitten
Snowflake Bentley
Snowmen at Night
Stranger in the Woods
As you look through the slides you will see the strategies included for each piece of literature.

Visualize, Sequence, Predict

Knowledge, Questions, Author's Purpose

Summarize, Sequence, Main Idea

Cause and Effect, Compare, Fact or Opinion

Each story also includes cards for posting with strategy and discussion points.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

January Writing with Page Toppers

I love these for January and they fit perfect with our Arctic and Penguin research.
Simple patterns that fit perfectly on your page.
This is the sample of the polar bear.
The pages for the penguin are the same.

January Word Searches

These are ideal for building vocabulary and enhancing student reading skills.
The children love them.
We use highlighters to find the words.

January Mini Books...Print, Fold, Read

These mini books are so much fun.
No cutting, no collating...just print, fold, and read!
Students can color them when they are done, underline key details, circle new vocabulary...and so much more!