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Monday, December 30, 2013

Manic Monday Freebie

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
We are linking up with Manic Monday to share a couple of our most recent freebies!!
I know this one is a little late, but while your Polar Express file folder or binder is still out...
File it away for next year and you will be set and ready to go!! 

If you are working on place value, then this next freebie is for you!!
Included in this packet are 2 black and white place value printable freebies. They are perfect for review, homework, morning work, sub plans, early finishers and more! These are great to have on hand in any classroom!

Finally, if you are looking for an easy to read emergent reader to work on fluency or return sweep, then this freebie is for you!!  "Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar" teaches students patterns in reading.  Students are familiar with the question and answer pattern in the text. This emergent reader text is also great for teaching prediction.

It has been a great 2013!!  We look forward to celebrating 2014 with many new products!!


Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year Giveaway

Happy {soon-to-be} New Year!

I am excited to bring you a New Year's Giveaway! Jen from Sparkling in Second is holding a huge giveaway with 20 different bloggers K-5! We have all donated some of our newest products to celebrate the new year!

There are 3 packs to win {k/1, 2, 3-5}, enter one or enter them all, it's up to you!
There's no better way to start the year than a bunch of NEW products!

The giveaway ends December 31st {just in time for the NEW year}, so don't delay, enter below!

Good luck!

Check back for a winner on January 1st!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Arctic Animals

Now that rush of Christmas is behind us, I can now begin to think ahead to the new year.  My kindergarten team will be working on Arctic Animals when we return to school.  We usually spend about 3 to 4 weeks on polar animals.  This year, we have decided to transform our entire hallway into a habitat.  We have designated four different areas for different animals.  The animals we chose to teach our students about are:

I have a couple units on Arctic animals already, but I like to use graphic organizers with my students.  There are certain graphic organizers that my students are familiar with and use with confidence.  Therefore, I decided to create an entire Winter Animal graphic organizer packet. 

Here is a sample of graphic organizers that are included in this packet.  This is only a sample.  The entire packet is 50 pages.

An Emergent Reader Text

Can, Have, Are Charts for Polar Bears, Penguins, Walruses and Seals

Bubble Maps

Venn Diagrams

Main Idea & Detail

KWL Charts

I will be using the graphic organizer activities along with the following emergent reader texts for each animal.

I have the emergent readers for sale in my TpT store.  Just click the picture above or click the picture below to purchase the whole bundle.  My kinders are just going to love these readers.  They are easy to read with page numbers on each page.  There is a title page for each reader, as well as sight words that my students are familiar with.
Check out these Pinterest snacks that I will be experimenting with.

Look at this polar bear ice cream snack!!

My students are going to love these penguins!!

And these last snacks are too adorable!!

Endless Possibilities,