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Monday, April 23, 2018

Earth Day Craft and Writing

Earth Day was yesterday so I wanted to share this craft and writing activity with you.

For this activity, students will cut and paste a blue bird and then write and/or draw ways to be "tweet"/sweet to the Earth.
Caileigh Dennis from The Dennis Crew sent me the following photos of her kids working on this craft.
This craft and writing activity makes an adorable display for hallways and bulletin boards.  Letters that read, Be Tweet to the Earth! are included with this activity.  If you would like to see more, click here to be taken to the activity available in my TPT store.
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Color by Code Activities- Plus a FREEBIE

Do your students love Color by Code activities?  I love them because they provide students the opportunity to practice fine motor coloring while focusing on important skills.  I also love that these printables are more engaging than a typical worksheet.  The Color by Code sheets require students to think, answer questions, and then color to reveal a fun background.

I wanted to share a look inside my Color by Code packets with you and also give you a FREE sample packet.  This bundle was designed with the primary classroom in mind.  These sheets are great to have on hand for fast finishers, math and literacy centers/stations, morning work, homework, AND most importantly these printables are easy to prep if you need an activity to leave with a sub.  The flu season is the worst this year that I can remember, and if you're like me, and have kids, you never know when you may be out with a sick kid.  I always say I need to set up a tent outside my doctor's office.  ;)   



This bundle includes 30 different themes and 207 printables.  You can scroll down through the pictures to see a sample from each packet and a look at what skills are addressed.

The following skills are included in this bundle:
Literacy:
★Capital and lowercase letters
★Color Words
★Sight words (a, all, am, an, and, are, at, be, big, can, can’t, come, do, down, for, get, go, had, has, have, he, I, in, is, it, like, little, look, love, me, my, of, on, one, no, said, see, she, the, to, up, we, will, what, with, yes, you)
★Word families (-am, -an, -ap, -et, -op, -ug)
★Digraphs (-ch, -ph, -sh, -th, -wh)

Math:
★Teen numbers
★Counting teen numbers (base tens, ten frames, bundles and ones, tally marks, addition, dominoes)
★Telling time to the hour and half hour
★Identifying money (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, ones, fives, tens, twenties, fifties and hundreds)
★Adding and subtracting doubles
★2D Shapes (triangles, ovals, octagons, rhombuses, rectangles, trapezoids, pentagons, squares, circles, hexagons)
★2D Shapes in the Environment (squares, circles, rectangles, triangles, diamonds, ovals)
★3D Shapes (spheres, cones, cubes, cylinders, rectangular prisms, pyramids)
★Equal/Non Equal Shapes
★Counting sides of 2D shapes
★Prepositions: on, beside, above, between, in, in front of, behind, under, near
★Number words (0-10)
★Fractions (1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 3/4, 1/5, 2/5, 3/5, 4/5, 1/6, 5/6)

Science:
★Plant Needs and Parts of a Plant
★Animal Groups: birds, reptiles, fish, mammals and amphibians


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Now for the freebie!  You can download the Teen Numbers packet for free by clicking here.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Presidents' Day and UPDATES

Since it is the first day of February, I wanted to share my new crafts for Presidents' Day with you.  I have added a simple George Washington and Abraham Lincoln craft and writing packet to my shop.  They make an adorable display for bulletin boards, hallways and doors.  They come with two choices of writing paper: lines and dotted lines.  Simply, print the pieces onto colored paper, have students cut, paste, and complete the writing portion.  The writing can be stapled or glued underneath the craft.
I also wanted to share with you that many of my items have received new fonts and clipart.  If you already own these, be sure to re-download for the free updates!
Here is a look at some of the items that have been updated recently:
I'll leave you with these... How cute are these melting snowmen?!
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