Wednesday, December 4, 2019

FLASH FREEBIE from Now Until? Gingerbread Flip Book CVC and CVCe Word Contrasts

Flash Free Freebie Gingerbread Reading Flip Book CVC CVCE Christmas Phonics

FLASH FREEBIE from Now until? 

 Yum... gingerbread! These Gingerbread Flip Books will be lots of fun! Have your students read and build CVC and CVCE words and then have fun coloring.
Gingerbread CVC and CVCE Flip Books can be used...
  • as a whole group project
  • as an intervention
  • as a center station
  • as an assessment
  • for early finishers
  • for extra credit
Gingerbread CVC and CVCE Flip Book includes...
  • CvC gingerbread house
  • CvCe gingerbread house
  • gingerbread boys and girls with CvC and CvCe word contrasts

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For more holiday resources, try...
Christmas Town Map Skills
Map Skills Holiday Bundle
A Christmas Holiday Word Wall
A Winter Word Wall
A Christmas Carol
Christmas Stockings Full of Literacy
Grumpy Literacy

Thursday, November 14, 2019

15 Happy December Learning Holiday and Observances

Thinking about what to do in the days before winter break? How about learning about December holidays and observances from near and far. I've assembled a few ideas here.

December 1-24, 2019
All about how to create a book advent calendar.

Christmas Bird Count Week 
December 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Learn about how to participate in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Get materials and resources to conduct your count.

Computer Science Education Week 
December 1-7, 2019
Learn how to get resources for computer science education.

Cookie Exchange Week 
 December 16-20, 2019
A list of fun ideas from cookie parties to baking for charity.

Evening of December 22, 2019 through Evening of December 30, 2019
Learn about this holiday and create a dreidel craft.

Evening of December 26, 2019 - January 1, 2020
Try activities such as making a drum, candle or wreath.

National Bible Week 
November 24, 2019 - December 1, 2019
Ideas on what to do during National Bible Week, from sharing favorite scripture verses, to giving away a Bible.

December 16-24
Crafts, skits and more activities to celebrate Posadas.

National Pastry Day 
December 9
Make or try a new type of pastry.

Kaleidoscope Day 
December 11
Try making a Kaleidoscope from simple materials.

Gingerbread House Day 
December 12
Ideas for candy free gingerbread houses... or not.

National Cocoa Day 
December 12
Lots of cocoa recipes here such as peppermint, eggnog, and Mexican.

National Wreaths Across America Day 
December 14, 2019 (Second Saturday in December)
Sponsor a veterans' wreath, volunteer or donate to a local group.

National Cupcake Day 
December 15
Cook up one or more of these cupcake batches.

Wright Brothers Day 
December 17
Read about the Wright brothers.

Watch a video about the Wrights.

Have some great holiday fun!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Flash Freebie From Now Until?

FLASH FREEBIE Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolverine? If you said bears, cougars and wolves, you are right. Learners answer 30 questions after reading comprehension passages, filling in a close read worksheet and observing diagrams.
An in color version is available.
The Wolverine in black and white print can be used as...
  • a class game
  • a cooperative learning group assignment
  • an ELA/ science center
  • an intervention
  • an individual assignment
  • for early finishers
  • for extra credit
The Wolverine in black and white print comes with...
  • informational text about the wolverine
  • life cycle
  • 1 wolverine diagram
  • 30 task cards
  • close read worksheet
  • key
  • 2 student game award cards
  • instructions on how to use
  • useful links
  • student recording sheets

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Flash Freebie Creepy Clown Contractions Now Until ?

Flash Freebie Halloween Creepy Clown Contractions Grammar

   Flash Freebie! If you get the creepy clown question correct, you earn double the points! In Creepy Clown Contractions, learners respond to language questions. Students will find the contraction of two words or discover the contraction.

This not so scary Creepy Clown Contractions lesson can be used as...
  • a class game
  • an intervention
  • a literacy center
  • an intervention
  • an early finishers assignment
  • extra credit
This lesson includes...
  • 30 task cards
  • key
  • activity directions for teachers
  • student recording sheet.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

20 Happy Halloween Learning Ideas

We're nearing a major holiday season! Holiday themed learning ideas are most certain to capture your students' attention. It'll be great this time of year to introduce some of these teaching finds. In the next few weeks, I'll be looking for seasonal inspirations to share with you.

I'll first start with...

 PreK & Primary School

 Shake Dem Halloween Bones
A fun song for preschool & primary aged students. Get up and move!

 Who Took The Candy? Halloween Songs
A song spawned from Who took the cookie from the cookie jar? It wasn't me.

Five Little Pumpkins
Pumpkin math sing-along songs and are they sitting on a fence?

Halloween Place Value Song
Halloween poem assists in learning place value concepts.

Count Back by Two's 

The Night Before Halloween
This story for children is read aloud by Grandma's House and sounds weirdly familiar.

Ugly Pumpkin
The Ugly Pumkin is read aloud by Beth from Happy Cultivated.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat

This story for children is read aloud by Grandma's House and sounds similar to...?

The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything

A fun and colorful narrated version.

Elementary and Middle School

Monster Mash

Skeleton Dance

Halloween Classroom
24 educational games, activities and crafts for elementary school.

Halloween Math Mystery
Find out the mystery!

Multiplication Math Mystery

Halloween Science Experiments
It's all about STEM, from witch's brew to bubbling slime.

Halloween is a Very Unusual Night

ESL Halloween Activities
Tongue twisters, candy taste tests and scary advice are some of the Halloween ideas expressed here.

Middle School Math Activities Halloween
Create a haunted house and Pascal's Pumpkins are some of the suggestions for middle school math learning.

Tell Tale Heart Activities
Make a madman creation and other ideas.

Halloween Short Stories for Middle School
21 scary short stories along with activities includes The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson, The Masque of the Red by Death by Edgar Allan Poe, The Landlady by Roald Dahl and more.

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