Sunday, December 2, 2012

Winter Writing Packet

December is here!  The weather is turning colder and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season has started.  It is the most wonderful time of the year!  :) 

If you have started to search for winter activities to incorporate into your classroom my newest TPT packet can help.  I created a new winter writing packet.  It is similar to the fall writing packet I posted in September.  It is created to be an independent writing activity and would be perfect for a writing station.   Included are sentence starters for winter fun, holiday and gingerbread.  You can use one or all of them! 

Winter Fun Sentence Starters

Holiday Sentence Starters
Gingerbread Sentence Starters
Happy December!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cyber Monday Sale

Cyber Monday begins tomorrow!  Everyone can go online and find amazing prices on everything.  Well, TPT is going to be in on all the savings as well!!  So be sure to stop by my TPT store to get amazing prices!

For this special sale I created a new packet to accompany the books Bear Snores On and Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson. 
You can read the stories over a couple of days and complete the activities.  In the packet you will find activities for:

·         problem vs. solution

·         class book

·         beginning, middle and end

·         character art

·         writing

·         character book

·         book comparisons

I hope you all enjoy the savings!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Turkey Freebie

Now that November is here it is turkey time!  I created this labeling freebie.  Label the turkey together as a whole group in a pocket chart.  Then the student can label their own turkey.  I have also included a turkey writing page. 

Happy November!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

I Like Pumpkins Freebie and Sale

This is the week of Halloween!  I am excited to see all of the creative costumes around school!  I created this freebie to go along with the book I Like Pumpkins by Jerry Smath. 

It is a great rhyming story all about pumpkins.  In this freebie I have included rhyming cards that match the story and a writing activity. 

To help get ready for Halloween I am also throwing a Spooky Halloween Sale!  All of my items will be 20% off October 29th-31st.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Addition Game

Today I am posting another great math game for your students to play during the week of Halloween!  This is an addition game.  The students can use dice and count up the total number of dots on the dice.  The students help each trick-or-treater get to the Halloween candy.  I hope your kids enjoy this game as much as I mine do!    To download this game for free just click on the first document picture!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Freebie Numbers 1-20

Halloween is almost here!  Sp….ooo…ky….!!!  It is the time of year that is hard to keep the kids focused on learning with all of the costume and candy excitement.  So I have created a hands-on game that you can use during math time.   You can print several sets of the game and have the students play it in small groups or use it in a math station.  The game works on numbers 1-20.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Look!

Hi blog friends!  I have a new updated look.  :)  Thanks to Dreamlike Magic Designs for the cute new design.  I hope you all like it.  Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Conference Freebie!

Fall is finally here!  With the season of fall comes football, changing leaves, cool weather and parent teacher conferences!  My school district is full of busy teachers getting everything ready for conferences.  Right now I only work part-time so I am not part of the busy bustle.  However, I know exactly how crazy of a time it can be!!  So today I am posting a conference freebie to help with all the stress of conferences.

When parents come to conferences it is a perfect time for them to write a note to their child to leave for when the students return.  This freebie has the direction sign and the note paper.  Included are also signs to hang around the room to label student work.

If you are busy with conferences I hope this freebie can help make your day  just a little easier.  Happy conference time!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Alphabet and Phonemic Awareness Packet

I have finally got my newest TPT packet ready!  I don’t know about any other teachers out there but I became a victim of the cold bug!  I love fall but the germs are terrible!!  So while recovering on the couch I was finally able to complete some blog work. 

My newest alphabet and phonemic awareness packet is a collection of games that can be used during small group instruction or as an independent literacy station.  Included is a letter match, missing letter, beginning sound, ending sound and syllable games.  Also, included is an alphabet book activity. 
Be sure to check it out at my TPT store!  It is a 99 page packet for only $2!

Along with this packet I have also created this FREEBIE!  In my packet I included a beginning and ending sound game.  For free today I have include a similar game for middle sounds.  This would be great for your high students or save it for later in the year.  To download just click on the title page!

I hope you enjoy these games!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

October Math Station Packet and FREEBIE

October is now just around the corner!  Wow fall goes so fast!  As you prepare your math stations for the month of October be sure to check out my newest TPT packet.  The packet includes station activities for the skills of missing numbers, patterns, and number order.  Each activity has a hands-on piece and an independent practice page.

Candy Corn Missing Numbers

What Comes Next? - Patterns

Pumpkin Number Order


Today I am also including a FREEBIE!  This is a missing number math station with Halloween candy clipart.  The directions are included in this download.  To download simply click on the first picture.


Enjoy this 10 page FREEBIE!

I hope you all enjoy your last week in September! 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Writing 4-Square

For my fall writing I have created these new 4-square writing documents.  My district uses 4-square as  a tool to help student organize their writing.

 In the center box is the topic.  Then in the next three boxes the students include supporting sentence ideas.  At the beginning of the year the students will label and at the end of the year they will write a sentence in each box.  Then the last box has a “feeling sentence” or ending sentence.  These writing 4-squares especially help the students that struggle with writing organization.
Below you will be able to download both sets for FREE!! Just click on the documents.  I hope you find them useful during your writing time!
Set One: 4-Square Beginning of the Year

Set One: 4-Square End of the Year
Set Two: 4-Square Beginning of the Year
Set Two: 4-Square End of the Year

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Writing Packet

Fall is here!  I know officially the season has not changed but in my book it is fall!  The leaves are beginning to change and best of all college football has begun.  Wahoo!!  Living in Nebraska I am a true Husker fan!!  Go Big Red!!   

If you enjoy college football let me know what team you are cheering for on Saturdays! 
Since the season is changing it is now time to be thinking about introducing fall into your writing station.  My newest TPT packet can help you!  In this packet you will find sentence starters and fall themed words for the students to make their very own fall writing.  Included in the packet are two sets of materials for the writing station.  I have created both posters and pocket chart cards.  Simply print the packet and make copies for your writing station and you are ready to go!  
Fall Writing Sentence Starter Posters
Writing Paper Options
Sentence Starter and Words for Pocket Chart

Halloween Sentence Starter
Thanksgiving Sentence Starter

Be sure to check out this packet in my TPT store!

 This packet would not be possible without the great graphics from KPM doodles digital clip art.  I also used the font from /