Tuesday, January 31, 2017

March Interactive Calendar/Weather Routines...Math review and practice!

Make these a part of each and every day!
Perfect for communication and connecting real life to skills the students are learning in the curriculum presented.

Cover and math fact chants.

Calendar, weather graph, temperature graph

Daily Journaling
Writing date 2 ways, identifying temperature and making comparisons, number of days, math review

And more...
Number cards for posting

Monday, January 30, 2017


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Bear's Shadow...Literary Companion...Science Theme (Shadows)

A favorite story with a wonderful theme for exploring SHADOWS.
So many facts about shadows just from reading the story.
I love using this right around Groundhog Day for a little science integrated into a literature experience,

The packet begins with sequencing the events in the story, cause and effect related to facts about shadows, and writing about ways bear tried to lose his shadow.

Those activities are followed by connection the Facts to the story and then two experiments.  One uses the sun as a light source and the other a flashlight.
Students reflect on the experiences.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Shadows...Mr. Groundhog

Perfect way to share connections between subject areas!
Groundhog Theme
Science Shadow Concept
The ideal book to share concepts.

Vocabulary and adorable groundhog on a stick for experiments.

Informational Text
2 different forms

Graphic organizers for gathering details.

Fun filled explorations for your class using flashlights and the sun!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

St. Patrick Day Fun!

St. Patrick's Day is with us
The day when all that's seen
To right and left and everywhere
Is green, green, green!

A bit of Irish delight!

Vocabulary for posting.

A letter to the leprechaun.

Informational text.

Writing and making wishes.

Suggested literacy and activities to accompany the stories.

Plenty of word work.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Activities and Craft...Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!

Was it a clover or a shamrock?
Might be a little research challenge for your class.

I love the tic-tac-toe game for the kiddos.
The craft is so cute and perfect for decorating a classroom or paper.
Center activities also available for sequencing.
Isn't he cute?

Cause and Effect as well as sequencing for writing and retelling.

Lots of word work including 12 vocabulary cards for posting.

Writing includes informational and narrative.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose

Happy Valentine's Day!
A perfect way to celebrate.

Laminate the Tic Tac Toe Game and it can be a Valentine treat for your class.
Perfect sequencing center activities.

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell!

Why do you think she swallowed the bell?

Center Sequencing Activities

Cause and Effect

ABC Order
Making Words

Idea Gathering
Writing narrative
"Wish List"

Partner Games
Word Search
Making a list