Monday, November 24, 2014

I Spy Christmas!

Last evening I uploaded a revised I Spy Christmas pack to my store. The original wasn't as 'printer friendly' as I'd like and didn't include a black and white version so the update was necessary!


I've included 4 I Spy pages in both color and black and white.  A choice of 3 recording pages to help with differentiation and an optional word search for students to find the words once they print them.  Of course, a student 'I can' instruction card is included for each option :)

If you already own the original head on over to TPT to download or simply check it out HERE.

As always, I'll send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post :)



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Christmas Mirror Words

Happy Sunday!

Since Christmas concert practice has started it's gotten me in the mood for some Christmas shopping and some December planning :)

I've just posted my Christmas Mirror Words HERE in my TPT store.

We've just finished up the Halloween mirror words and my students have been looking for more so they'll be happy!

Students use a mirror to read backward words and record them.  I have included 2 different recording sheets to help with differentiation and an "I can" student instruction card with each.  All pages are also included in black and white.

AND I added it to my Mirror Words Bundle HERE and did not raise the price (yet).  So, if you own it you can download the revised bundle for free!


As always ... a giveway!  The first 3 people who comment will receive a free copy of Christmas Mirror Words.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Print, Roll and Play - Christmas Edition

Hi all!
I hope that this finds you all recovered from Halloween and having a great week!

A couple days ago I posted my newest Print, Roll and Play Dice Activities but haven't had a chance to blog about them.  It just **might** have something to do with it being parent-teacher week :)

So, you all know that I'm a planner and am pleased to say that the CHRISTMAS Edition is ready and in my store.

It's filled with a variety of dice activities including: tallies, ten frames, number words, adding 2, adding 3, even and odd ... the list goes on!  You can read more about it HERE.

These activities are all in black & white and every activity includes an 'I can' student instruction card for you to use if you choose to use them in math work stations.  However, they are great whole class and early finisher activities too.  Many of the pages can be differentiated easily by changing the amount of dice used.

So what are you waiting for ... just print, roll and play!

Question??
Would you like these in a bundle with new ones added as they are created?

As always .. the first 3 friends who comment will receive a free copy!!



Saturday, November 1, 2014

Holidays Around the Blog

Hi there!  If you're reading this then you survived Halloween!!  Only a teacher would understand how thankful I am that it fell on a Friday!
Now that Halloween is behind you, it's time to start thinking about the holidays.  What better way to start than picking up some new ideas to help with your planning and a chance to win a $170 Amazon gift card and products from many TPT sellers!!!

I've teamed up with some of my bloggy friends for this amazing giveaway :)

First, I want to share an activity I use in my classroom in December.  One of my favorite storybook characters is Mrs. Wishy-Washy.  (What's not to love, right?)  I have a Christmas freebie in my TPT store that you can find HERE.
I have been spending time with my firsties working on story retelling.  This story retell rope was a favorite last year and I found them using it over and over again with Christmas stories other than Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Christmas.  The rope will prompt students to tell about setting, characters, problem, beginning, middle, end and solution.  Enjoy!!

I love Mrs. Wishy-Washy so much that I have a Pinterest board dedicated to her! Click on the picture to take a peek :)

Now for the prizes!!  Did I mention a $170 Amazon gift card???  That should put a dent in your holiday shopping!
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Be sure to visit some of my other friends today too! You'll be happy you did!!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What are you thankful for?

I know that this is Halloween week, but this week I have realized how thankful I am for my family and our health :)

With that said, I thought now would be a good time to share a Thanksgiving update with you that I made a few weeks ago.

It is a writing craftivity that you can find HERE at my TPT store.

This unique craftivity has students use markers to color on a coffee filter then add water to watch the colors blend. The coffee filter will become the tail feathers of a turkey. Templates are included for the turkey body for students to trace and cut out the body parts on construction paper. Detailed instructions are also included with photos to help you.
I have included 3 different Thanksgiving writing pages with different writing lines so you can choose the one that is right for your class.
Makes a great bulletin board display (accent included), but if you have lots of window space the tail feathers look great on a sunny window :)

If you have started your Thanksgiving planning here are a couple other products you might be interested in.  Just click on the pictures to learn more.
    

and this odd and even sort is FREE.



 Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Fun!!

I know I said it yesterday, but I'll say it again ... I am loving this looooong weekend!!!!
The turkey's in the oven and I'm waiting for my family to arrive - yummy!!!!!!!!!

So, just stopping in to let you know that I have added a new Mystery Picture to my Bundle.

and made a few upgrades to some of the most popular pictures.
        

They're all available individually in my store (just click on them to take you there) and I've updated my Bundle which you can redownload for free at TPT. Just go into "my purchases".


I hope that you are enjoying a long weekend too!  (If not, I'm soooo sorry).

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Halloween Freebie!

I am lovin' this long weekend!! The fall leaves are gorgeous, just look at the scenery on my walk last evening ...
...so peaceful :)

On another note, while doing my October planning I was wishing that I had included a roll 3 dice and add activity (with tallies) in my Print, Roll and Play Halloween Dice Activities pack so I made one and thought I would offer it here as a freebie.  Click on one of the pictures below to download. 
Note ~ this is NOT included in my pack so if you own it you'll want this one too.


Here's a  peek of the coordinating learning pack :)  You can read more about it HERE.


...and yes, I'm working on a Christmas edition :)
Happy Sunday!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

You asked ...

I've had many requests to put my Mirror Words activities into a bundle.  I've been waiting until I had enough to call them a 'bundle' and since I now have 7 I think it's a start. Of course, I plan to add any future packs to this bundle and if you purchase it HERE at my store you'll always be able to download the additions for FREE!!

Currently the following products are included:
color words
contractions
Easter
Halloween
insects
school tools
St. Patrick's Day

I've got more ideas on my to-do list .. just need the time to create them :)

Haven't seen my mirror words activities yet?  At my TPT store click on the Custom Category MIRROR WORDS to find out more. OR read through some past posts. :)

Let's have a giveaway!  Enter below to win all 7 packs included in the bundle :)  Good luck!!
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Color Words

Happy Wednesday!!!  I hope your week is going well :)

Look what I've been up to ...
My students love using the mirrors and have no idea how much they're learning ... letter formation, fine motor practice, vocabulary, spelling .... they just think they're having fun!  Just the way I like it!

To do this activity students use mirrors to read backward color words and then you can differentiate the activity by choosing which activity they do.

Students read the words and print them.
or
Students read the words, print them and color crayons to match.
or
Students read the words, print them and find them in a word search


You can find this HERE at my TPT store.  It's perfect for anytime of year and I promise your students will love it!

As always, the first 3 people who comment will get a copy :)


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Halloween Dice Activities

I can't believe how quickly this weekend has gone!  I had a very relaxing one though and I hope you did too.  I even had a chance to edit and post my Halloween Dice Activities.


You'll find 12 print, add dice and go activities.  Each one includes a student instruction card to build student independence.  Students will be practicing ten frames, tallies, numbers to 20, number words, base ten... the list goes on!

Here's a little peek at one of the activities.


I often bring the file up on the Smartboard to teach the activity

and then I set the students off to do with partners or sometimes in a math work station.


You can download the preview HERE to see what's included :)

As always, I'll send a copy to the first 3 people who comment on this post.

Have a great week!!