Saturday, November 24, 2012

HUGE Cyber Monday (& Tuesday) Sale!!!

It's time to get your shop on! Woo hoo!{Hopefully you survived the Black Friday madness!} I've been getting ready for the Cyber Monday sales & my wishlist is soooo stinkin' long!!!! But that's ok because not only are most TpT shops having sales but TpT is also offering an additional 10% off that! Yep! You heard it right! That means super big savings-just use the CODE CMT12 when you checkout. Everything in my lil TpT shop will be on sale also, so head on over to get yourself some bargins!!!!
Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

FLAT GINGY Craftivity!

You've heard of Flat Stanley and now it's time to introduce his holiday cousin...."Flat Gingy"! Well, Flat Gingy is nothing like his big brother, the Gingerbread Boy. Instead of running away, he would love nothing more than to spend some time with the students' families. I just can't wait to make these cutie patootie gingerbread buddies next week! I did this take-home project several years ago with my PreK class & I was amazed how excited the kiddos {& their families} were about it! Those gingerbread buddies went everywhere with the families & they sent back some really great pictures!!!

Flat Gingy making caramel popcorn!
This was so much fun that I decided to redo this lil activity packet and have included a "Flat Gingy" book to read to the students before they take home their gingerbread buddy. If you would like to check it out, just click on the pic below!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Just Say "NO" to Turkey! {Writing Craftivity}

Click the pic to check out the writing craftivity!
It's that time of year when turkeys begin hiding to avoid a guest appearance on the Thanksgiving table! Poor little birds! Well, my firsties are ready to help them out...after reading "Turkey Trouble" by Wendi Silvano, we came up with different things that we could eat for Thanksgiving Dinner besides turkey. Then the kiddos put their persuasive writing skills to work to convince everyone to say "NO" to eating turkey for Thanksgiving. And omigoodness do they come up with some hilarious reasons to leave those poor turkeys alone! I can't wait to hang these in the hall! If you would like to check out this writing craftivity, just click HERE or on the pic above. {K-3rd Common Core Standards are included in this packet.} 
If you're looking for more fun Thanksgiving activities, check out my Turkey Time Fun unit. It's full of oodles of activities & centers!
Click here to check out to check out Turkey Time Fun unit!
Since pizza and grilled cheese seem to be popular Thanksgiving dinner choices with the kiddos, we will be doing some fun data collection activities! Click HERE to check out my post about our fun Thanksgiving data collection activities!

Monday, November 12, 2012

"Owl" About Me! Glyph/Writing Craftivity


This past week has been a real HOOT!! {Hoot Owls that is!} The kiddos loved making these fun owl glyphs & then writing sentences about themselves. These make a super-cute fall display also!

My firsties LOVED listening to the story "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell. If you are looking for a great story for making text-to-self connections, this it the one! Baby Owlet Bill is a real hoot! The kids LoVeD him!
If you would like a copy of this sentence writing reproducible that goes along with the owl glyph, just click on the pic below, then click on "download preview".
FREEBIE! Click here, then on "download preview"
The Owl Family Glyph that goes along with this & much more is included in my Owls & Woodland Animals unit.
Click the pic to check it out!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

LET'S VOTE! Presidential Election FREEBIE!

Click the pic to grab your FREEBIE!
Is it really November already??? Yes it is! And time to focus on the BIG election coming up. I'm not doing a bunch of election stuff with my firsties but I am planning on doing a lil "mock election" with the kiddos that day. I put together this lil classroom election FREEBIE. Here's a peek at a few of the things that I have included. Just head on over to my TpT shop to grab a copy!

Data Collection
Emergent Reader

Did anyone else see that You Tube video of the 4 year old that was crying because she was soooo tired of hearing campaign commercials???? Too funny! {I'll have to agree with her-I'm looking forward to watching TV without attack ads also! lol}
Click this link to watch:
 If you are looking for more patriotic activities, you can also check out my Presidents Day Fun unit.

Be sure to let me know who wins in your classroom! Happy voting!