Friday, June 29, 2018

Apples Unit- Crafts

Fall is probably my favorite time of year in the classroom!  Apples, Scarecrows, Pumpkins... so much fun!  

I have combined 4 crafts into an Apples Unit that you can find in my TPT store here.

Here is a look at the crafts:
Apple Face Craft:
I like to use this craft when we first begin a Unit on Apples because it is an easy cut and paste activity and students can make their favorite apple: red, green or yellow.
Basket of Apples:
This craft can be easily adapted to practice whatever skill your students may need extra work on, such as: first names, last names, sight words, counting, etc.
Johnny Appleseed:
How cute is he?  He also comes with 2 choices of writing paper: lines only or lines with dashes.  The writing paper is shaped to be stapled right behind the craft. 
Last, is The Seasons of an Apple Tree craft.  Once students have completed each season, the project can be stapled into a book.  This craft goes great with the story, The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons.

Thanks for stopping by!  Once again, you can grab these fun crafts by visiting here.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Emergent Readers- Plus a FREEBIE

I am working on updating the emergent readers that are in my store.  I have just completed 34 of the readers and added them to a money saving bundle that you can find here.  The readers are great to use during literacy centers or guided reading time to practice sight words.  The readers can then be placed in book boxes for independent reading or sent home for reading with family.

Here is a look at some of the readers:
These readers practice sight words and incorporate a variety of themes such as holidays, community helpers, transportation, ocean, insects, nocturnal animals, seasons, five senses and more!

Here is a free Field Day reader for you to try.  This reader is a great tool for introducing some of the events that will take place on Field Day.

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:

★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)

★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)

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

Now for the freebie!  You can download the Teen Numbers packet for free by clicking here.
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