Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Birthday Give-Away
Happy Birthday to me!  Happy Birthday to me!  The first 4 people who respond to this post with their email address can choose anything $6 or under in my TpT store and I will send it to them for free.  I'd love it if you'd follow me here and at my store as well :)
Thanks for your support!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Where is Spider? and an upcoming Birthday Give-Away

One of our language standards this quarter focuses on using "commonly used prepositions".  This, of course, ties in with the math standards about positional words.  I've created a packet with a seasonal theme of spiders.  I like the Raffi song "Spider on the Floor" and will probably use this song as a beginning point for the activity.  I will ask the students to change the song so that they are using different prepositions- over, behind, under, beside, in, etc...  My packet has a color book that takes a spider to different locations using Halloween themed clip art.

Then, students can make their own book (or a page in the class book) with a black and white version.
Students can draw their own spiders where they want them- making sure to choose a preposition to describe the spider.  Then students can finish writing the sentence.  Instead of drawing spiders themselves, I cut out some cute spiders with my Cricut that I think the students will use on their page.

Tomorrow is my birthday and I am having a give-away.  The first 4 people who respond tomorrow morning after I post this picture can pick anything $6 or under in my TpT store (and that's pretty much everything) and I will send it to them for free.  It's my way to thank my followers- and maybe get a few more in the process!  Just look for me to post this picture tomorrow and respond with your email address.  Don't do it today- wait until you see this TOMORROW October 15th.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

There was an old lady who swallowed a bat!

One of our big standards for 2nd quarter is RL2 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories including key details. There are so many fabulous Halloween books to do this with!  Here's a freebie I created to go with the fun book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!.  It includes sentences and picture cards to go with the story.  I plan to use them in a pocket chart to sequence.  Another standards we teach this quarter is L1b Use frequently occuring nouns and verbs.  Well, this story is great for nouns and verbs for Halloween.  I made word cards that have most of the verbs from the story.  I plan to have the students match the verb with the noun that goes with it. This will help with retelling the story, but it also brings the students attention to nouns and verbs.  Also included in the freebie are larger pictures.  I plan to print and laminate them and stick a piece of magnetic tape on the back.  Then they become a great reading center where students can retell the story on a magnetic board (I use the front of my teacher's desk).  Hope this is something you can use!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall Break

Gosh, it has been so long since I posted anything!  It seems like the first quarter of school went by so quickly!  I feel like I've been playing catch up and barely managing to stay afloat this year!  We were on Fall Break this week and I've been busy making things for the classroom and for TpT.  Here's a link to a sample of my latest Read it, Trace It, Put the Sentence Together. Freebie Sample
At my store you can find the entire series of these- I have Fall, Halloween, Bats, Spiders, Owls and much more!