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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Fun in the Classroom!

We have been celebrating Halloween (one of my favorite holidays) this week with some fun activities from Elyse over at Proud to Be Primary!  These are great activities for Halloween day... I know my students are pretty worked up and excited about Trick-or-Treating and dressing up on Friday night so I know I have to find some fun ways to engage them on Friday during the day.  

We're also using Primary Inspired's "I Spy Sight Words" pack this week in our Word Work Rotation.  (My student last year LOVED these, so I am so excited to introduce my students this year to them!)

Here are some other EASY and QUICK activities that you can use tomorrow to fill in the gaps (meaningfully) between Halloween craziness!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Word Collection Fun!

You know how kids love to "collect" things... especially at recess- rocks, bugs, sticks- you name it and you have probably had them try to "collect" it.  So I was excited to be able to use this word collection printable from The Reading Mama.
 First, you easily assemble the book which is all in black/white (easy on the ink).  It is also a half page booklet and can be printed front-to-back (easy on the paper).  

Students "collect" words as they work through word families or short vowels.  They can use the pictures provided or they can add their own words and draw a small picture of the word.

I had my students place these in their book boxes so they can look at them, read them, and add on to them anytime they want to.  They were so excited to be able to have their own little collection of words that they can read!

You can grab up this product HERE at The Reading Mama's store or by clicking on the picture below!

Happy Collecting!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Birthday Bash!

I am so excited to be linking up with Amanda over at Primary Gal for her birthday bash!  Lots of great TpT sellers are coming together to offer you tons of products for only a dollar during this celebration!  Grab them up while you can because these products will only be at this price today!


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Anchor Chart Freebies

Today we are posting free anchor chart downloads.  I created these to post in my kindergarten classroom.  Our district has made it a priority to emphasize Depth of Knowledge.  Rigor is difficult to teach in all subject areas.  I created these anchor charts to be a constant reminder that it can be done.  Click on any of the pictures below to link to the free downloads.

What grade level do you teach?  What resources do you use to teach in your classroom?

Endless Possibilities,

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fun with Jack-O-Shapes!

We are learning about shapes this week in first grade and we used this super fun activity from Totally Sweet Math Centers by Tabitha.  This is great activity to use in your interactive math notebooks!
Students cut out both sides of the flaps and glue them down in the books.  

The shape pictures that go under the flaps are objects found the in the real world.   The kiddos loved the pictures and examining them to find out how many sides they had.

You can grab up this activity for FREE here...


Friday, October 10, 2014

Scare and Share Hop!

The Indiana Bloggers are back at it again with a dollar link up.... and a few freebies thrown in!  Make sure you make it all the way through the posts to grab up the freebies and check out the link-up at the end for DOZENS of great products that are marked down to only a dollar this weekend only!

Here is a math station freebie!  It is one of the stations from my bat math stations, click on the image to grab it up!

Kathi has this freebie in her store, click on the picture to grab it up!

Stephanie and our friend Tina from Warm and Fuzzy in First grade have these freebies available in their stores, click on the images below to grab them up!
 Here are the $1 products that we have available, make sure to check out the linky below for ALL of the $1 products available this weekend:

Hop on over to Laman's Terms to grab up your next freebie!