Thursday, March 16, 2017

March Activities and FREE St. Patrick's Day Pencil Tags

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day and I’m enjoying a much needed snow day. I figured since its still snowing I’d get these pencil tags ready for my kids. You can grab them for your class here. Enjoy!  


Friday is the lucky day so I wanted to share some fun ideas and activities for you and your class.  This year, we created our Lucky Me Shamrocks.  Kids filled a shamrock with all of the things that makes them a lucky kid.  They look great and you learn a lot about their life and family.  If you want to grab this activity and many other language arts and math activities, check out NoPrep March Language Arts and Math Activities.

             Here are the treats the leprechaun left behind last year.

I found these great coins at Party city which will be perfect to go with this year's treat. 

Our Kindergarten buddies made these incredible traps for the leprechauns last year and they did an amazing job!

Here are some activities that are in 

More to come...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Activities!

What kid doesn’t love Valentine’s Day?  It’s a day filled with yummy chocolates, an assortment of cards, and a party!  We did a pancake breakfast which has quickly become my new favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! The pancakes were topped with whipped cream, strawberries, and red & pink sprinkles. Everything worked out great!

We wrote letter to the parents to express how much we love them. We included a puzzle for them to put together to reveal a fun message or picture.

Here are some free Valentine’s Day tags to attach to pencils for the class. The file has different tags to chose from and there's room to just sign your name.

The kids loved completing the Heart STEAM Activity by Handmade Kids Art. Kids try to create a heart using 20 congruent triangles. It's challenging, but it really makes them think!

To cut down on time with cutting out the triangles, I found cutting out the triangles using the sheet below was very helpful. 
You can grab this printable here.
Have a great one!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Fun Activities and FREEBIES for February

But wait... there's more to celebrate... 
TpT is having a sale!

February is always so busy with activities and holidays,  I wanted to make sure we wrapped up our non-fiction unit on Penguins and shared the adorable penguins we made.

The kids really enjoyed it and learned so much about this flightless bird.  Here are some of the activities we did. You can check out the whole Penguin pack here! It's 50% off till Sunday for my 2,000 followers celebration!

        We created a non-fiction flip book on Penguins.

We learned about the Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin and made a life cycle wheel.

            Of course we had to make these cuties:

Here's what you'll need: 

Here's a fun freebie for February!

Students will compare their life to Abraham Lincoln.

Grab some other terrific freebies for February from some of your favorite teacher-authors.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Martin Luther King Activities

Just thought I'd share this fun bulletin board we made for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The kids loved it when they found their own hand prints that they had traced and cut out from construction paper. 

It was inspired by the quote , "Love is the key to the problems of the world", from the book Martin's Big Words.  If you haven't already read it, it's a must read!  The video is at the end of this post if you don't already have the book.

Each of the kids wrote their own dreams for the world. 

Many of you have asked for the quote so I've included it in the download. You can grab both the heart template and quote here.

We also read about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and answered questions about his life, completed some fun activities, a craft, and created a timeline of the events in his life.  

You can grab these Martin Luther King, Jr. activities here.

You can watch the video of Martin's Big Words down below.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jolly Good Deals!

The holidays are almost here and what’s better than  some Jolly Good Deals?  This week, several teacher-authors and I are celebrating with great sales, freebies, and several opportunities to win  six $50 gift cards to TPT. 
Here’s the plan for this week...mark your calendars!

On Monday, enter to win one of six $50 TPT gift cards to stock up on resources for the new year!
Congrats to these winners!

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You won't want to miss these deals on Tuesday!

Keep an eye out for a fun FREEBIE on Wednesday!

Here's a great gift guide that features some wonderful resources from the teacher-authors participating in the Jolly Good Deals week.  Check it out here!

So here's the Thrifty Shopper Thursday Deal- there are two! Just type in #Jollygoodbundledeal to check out this deal and others!

Label It is perfect for  young learners practicing the skill of labeling. Great for K-1.

For our 2nd & 3rd grade friends... a social studies bundle including Map Skills, Communities (rural, urban, and suburban), and U.S. Symbols. Check out a sample of 

 Two great half-off deals for Friday!  Don't forget to enter the TPT gift card rafflecopter above!

 Thanks for checking out the Jolly Good Deals Week! 

As a special treat my store will be 20% off on Friday!

Check out my post for some fabulous DECEMBER FREEBIES as well!