Sunday, November 23, 2014

Who Will Carve the Turkey {Thanksgiving} FREEBIE

This is a really cute, EASY craft for Thanksgiving!

I got this book several years ago and it is always a hit with my kids. 
I revised an old freebie and wanted to share it in case you need a quick writing activity this week or next for your students.
I also had a chance to work on variations of the Three Little Pigs last week and used Reagan's This Little Pig pack...which is great =)
Here's the giant turkey I made for my board...not sure why?  But it turned out cute,, right?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thanksgiving Ideas {What We Did This Week}

Wow, it was a busy week!  We worked on Thanksgiving Crafts and learning all about it...and then on Friday we had Pioneer Day, which was a blast!
My kids wrote letters form the Mayflower, complete with "quills" for writing!

 We made Crock Pot Pumpkin Bread, which I got from Kristen's Thanksgiving Pack (LOVE it)
 And we made butter, which tasted GREAT on the crock pot pumpkin bread!  YUM!
 Oh, and of course I dressed up. In all the confusion, I didn't get any other pictures, but take my word for it...we had FUN and we learned A LOT!
Hope you had a great week!  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Movember Giveaway and FREEBIE

How cute is the Mustache Mania line from Creative Teaching Press?  It's perfect for Movember and promoting men's health!
I took pictures (this idea was Jessica's) of my kids in the photo booth and plan to attach them to the writing activity I am sharing below.   Jack looks thrilled, right?
My friend, Jessica from Tales of a First Grade Teacher are hosting a giveaway for a ton of CTP Mustache products! The winner will get Mustache border, postcards, stickers, cut outs, labels, and the photo booth board set!  So cute!
Enter to win!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Reindeer Close Read

We are ALMOST to Thanksgiving which means before we know it, there will be the mad dash to Christmas and the holidays.  I am trying this year to be ahead of the game, and with the push for complex text, I decided to work in a little informational text by way of the reindeer (aka caribou).  I plan to have this printed and ready to go for the week after Thanksgiving.  
A lot of great learning is included, with facts about reindeer that I had no idea about...they're fascinating!  I know my students will be thrilled to be learning about Santa's favorite animal!
You can my newest close read all about Reindeer {HERE} on TpT!
I also added it to my Close Read Bundle #2!
Find the Bundle {HERE} on TpT  (it's a great deal!)
Hope your Sunday is a happy one and if you'd like to win a copy of this close read, leave a comment and I will choose a winner this week!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Little Scarecrow Boy *Book Companion* {Fall Craft}

I cannot believe that November is already here and that in a couple of weeks, it will be Thanksgiving.  Where did October go?
I'm not sure where October went, but I wanted to do something new and cute for fall this year and decided to go with a classic....
Are they not adorable?  I love how they turned out!  Each one is a little different. The Little Scarecrow Boy Book Companion is FINALLY finished and uploaded to TpT {here}
Are you familiar with the book, The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown?  If you don't have it, you need to get it.  It isn't a new book, it's a classic.  It's one of those books that when you read it to your kids, they stop and listen.  
 The craft works as a companion to the book, but can easily work as a stand alone craft.
 The pack includes the pattern for the craft and also an optional tongue for The Little Scarecrow Boy's 6th face!
Find the pack {here} on TpT!

Want to win the pack?  Leave a comment and I will choose a winner!

Happy Sunday!  I am actually out of school until Wednesday...
woop, woop!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thanksgiving {Fall} No Prep Just Add Dice Games

Hooray for me!!
I FINISHED my latest No Prep Just Add Dice Games for Thanksgiving and Fall!
Find the pack {HERE}
Yay for the cutest clip art ever from Melonheadz
This is the LAST pack included in the Just Add Dice BUNDLE 
I am thrilled at how the bundle has turned out.  It is SO easy for me to just print these games each season and that's it!  NO PREP...and my kids already know how to play the games...they are so excited about the new clip art and theme, they don't even notice that they are the same games.  Around 30 games in each pack...simple and more difficult versions of most games included.  Can't et much easier than print and play!
Want to win my Thanksgiving Dice Game Pack?
Leave a comment below for a chance to win! =)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Look Ahead {and Behind} Thanksgiving Pilgrims and Polar Bears

It's November....really??  
Time seems to be flying by this year, is it for you, too?
A Look Ahead:
This week we will be making our pilgrims.... you can find my Let's Make a Pilgrim Pack {HERE} on TpT

And our reading story this week is Land of Ice, so we will be using this FREEBIE to study Polar Bears Get it {HERE}

A Look Back:
And as I look back to last week, I can share some of our pictures of our Spider Week..I wish I had take more shots of what we did!!  I used a lot of the pages from my Spiders Close Read, but not one picture of any of it!  Bad Teacher, Bad Teacher!! lol
"Frank"ly we had a great week, even if I didn't take a lot of pictures!!
Hope you had a great week and survived Halloween on a Friday...and that your upcoming week is stress-free and delightful!  =)