Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Senses Through the Seasons Activity

I am quite elated to share my latest creation with you all! I don't know about you guys, but I have always loved a good paper mini-book that my students could create and read based on a topic we are studying and then take home and keep for more reading there! What makes these mini-books even better is when the students have the opportunity to potentially add some of their own illustrations and writing to increase their ownership of the text!

This being said, I have taken my love for these mini-books and harnessed it in creating my latest pack!

"My Senses Through the Seasons (A Mini-Book Collection)" contains pages for your students to read, color, illustrate, and write about how they utilize their senses to identify each of the four seasons.
Check out this "My Winter Senses" book example:

(Srta. Carlson is clearly a very talented student ;)!)

All of the pages have a small corner image that conveys the theme throughout the book - hence the snowflake for winter.

Each book includes 5 - 1/2 pages for the senses with the sentence frames provided (as pictured above). Also, included is the cover page and intro. and conclusion pages with images that students can color for a total of 8 pages in all for each book.

All book pages come in both English and Spanish in the pack for each of the four seasons!

Not only will these mini-books provide a great, authentic text for your kiddos, but also would serve as wonderful way to review some key vocabulary of the seasons!

Click on the spread to learn more at my TpT store!

Have a great last few days before the much needed winter break!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Spreading Love for Sandy Hook

We remember, we heal, we act. Please share this picture today in celebration of the lives of the beautiful children and brave teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary and honor them in an act of kindness to bless another and make the world a brighter place. 

Please feel free to use hashtag #love4sh to spread the word.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Winter Mystery Picture

If you participated in the recent December Facebook Frenzy, you may already be the proud (at least I hope ;)) owner of my latest product! However, for those that didn't have a chance to check it out and grab a copy, I'd like to present you with my "Winter Mystery Picture" pack! 

This winter themed activity pack is perfect for a quick number grid fluency building lesson before the holidays. Included in the pack is the winter mystery picture number grid with numbers 1-100, two pages of simple two-digit addition problems (two-digit number plus a number 0-10) whose responses will serve to solve the mystery picture, as well as a winter mystery picture key with the correct answer highlighted for the teacher. All pages come in both English and Spanish.

It is officially for sale now in my store for your winter activity pleasure :). Check it out here or by clicking on the spread above!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's Me, Day 3 - 12 Days of Christmas Bloghop!

Hey Friends- It's Me- Day #3 of this festive hop! If you are just jumping on board, welcome to the fun (and we hope you continue to follow along! Feel free to start back at Day 1 w/ Teachin' Little Texans

Each day for a total of 12 days we will be sending you on a journey to 12 different blogs, with 12 different FREEBIES, and 12 different opportunities to have a looksey at all of the fabulous prizes you could win when we are all said and done!

So first things first...these fabulous prizes I speak of - here is a sneak peak at what they include!

Feeling overwhelmed and excited all at the same time?!  I know I am! And check this out (it gets better)- 13 winners will be picked for the 13 units displayed above, AND 1 lucky winner will win a TpT gift card to purchase whatever he/she would like, AND 1 lucky winner will get a new pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies, AND AS IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH, one lucky winner will also receive a $25 Target gift card. 
Seriously friends- this is the motherload of opportunities to win!

Here is the rafflecopter w/ a multitude of ways for you to enter:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now for the freebie as promised!
Click on the image to snag a copy of my "Winter Vocabulary Memory Game" for use with your whole class, in small groups, as a station, etc. to help your students build their vocabulary knowledge. It comes in both English and Spanish!

This vocabulary game is also part of my newest pack and giveaway item -
"Winter Vocabulary Building Pack". 

The actual pack the winner will receive includes the memory game along with 20 corresponding word wall cards in English/Spanish as well as a "My Winter Words" list printable for your students to practice writing and illustrating these words! Click on the image to find out more details about it :)!

The fun continues tomorrow at your next stop w/ "Reading and Writing Redhead" for Day 4!

Click on either image to take you there!

And last but not least... don't forget today is the second and last day of the "Cyber Monday" sale on TpT! Save 28% when you use code CYBER at checkout! See ya there :)!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

TpT Illinois Tornado Relief Fundraiser

Just wanted to pop in briefly today to share something with you all that I am more than grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of. Over the past few weeks, a great number of us bloggers/TpT(ers) have worked together to donate some of our products to create bundles to be sold in an effort to raise money for those affected by the recent tornados in central Illinois.

Being an Illinois resident myself, and hearing the stories of friends and their family members that reside in these areas was very close to home for me and I feel like this is just one simple way in which I (along with many others involved) can work to show our support. Please consider visiting the TpT Store set up in honor of this relief fundraiser by clicking on the icon below.

There are bundles set up for a variety of grade levels and subject areas and there is most certainly something for everyone! 

All proceeds will go toward the Red Cross of Central Illinois and bundles will be available throughout the entire month of December.

Thank you in advance for your consideration in supporting our efforts to extend a hand to other teachers, students, families, and community members in need. And God Bless!