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How exciting is it that we’re just a month away from the Winter Games?! For some reason, I have strong memories associated with the Winter Olympics. My earliest memory of the  is from 1994 when I was in fifth grade and they were played in Lillehammer! I had a subscription to Sports Illustrated for Kids […]

Winter Olympics Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade

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February, first grade, informational text, Kindergarten, Second Grade, Uncategorized, Veterans Day, Winter, Winter Games

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Eeeh! It’s one of my favorite times of year to be a teacher. I just eat up a good theme, particularly around Thanksgiving. #punintended This post is all about turkeys and includes FIVE free turkey activities! Just look for the pink text throughout this post to see what you can snag! First up is a toooooooon […]

Turkey Activities for the Primary Classroom

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crafts, Fact or Fiction, Facts, Freebie, informational text, Math, November, Read Alouds, Read-Alouds, Reading, Science, Thanksgiving, Vocabulary

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Omigoodness, I’m relying HEAVILY on Punxsutawney Phil to NOT see his shadow this year. I NEED SPRING! We’ve just endured an eternity of germ bugs at our house, and I am ALL THE OVER IT. I need fresh air and sunshine, wagon rides around the neighborhood, and the color restored to the outside baaaaaad. So, I […]

Groundhog Day Craft

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ELA, Facts, February, Groundhog Day, holiday, informational text

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Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year in honor of the first president of the United States, George Washington. Check out this fun Presidents’ Day activity perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students! Your kids will love to learn fun facts about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, […]

Presidents’ Day Activity With Fact Sorting

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ELA, Facts, February, holiday, informational text, Lesson Plans, Presidents' Day, Winter

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It’s hard to believe that the middle of January is upon us, and we will be celebrating the inspiring Martin Luther King, Jr. across the nation on Monday! Your students will love this Martin Luther King writing activity. This class poster celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. and the profound words he spoke decades ago that […]

Martin Luther King Writing Activity

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ELA, Facts, holiday, informational text, Lesson Plans, Martin Luther King Day, Uncategorized, Winter

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One thing I’ve learned from teaching is that kiddos absolutely adore informational texts.  They find factual information so intriguing, and they practically jump out of their seats at the opportunity to spout off their knowledge! Or wiggle fiercely when they’re seated in front of you on the floor, waving their hands wildly in the air. That mental image is […]

The Best Dinosaur Books and Resources!

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dinosaurs, ELA, informational text, Science, Target, Target Buys, Uncategorized

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For most of you, you’re likely nearing the end weeks of the school year, or preparing for a break sometime soon.  Time and energy may be running low as testing, end-of-the-year assessments, and fitting in the last of your curriculum becomes top priority.  Or maybe not!  Maybe the end of the year renews your teaching […]

The Science of May!

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dinosaurs, ELA, informational text, kitchen chemistry, Lesson Plans, Math, ocean life, Reading, Science

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Hello and Happy Cyber Monday to you! If you’re planning to get your click on today, head over to Teachers Pay Teachers to snag some deals from your favorite sellers.  I was an early bird this year and already made my purchases!  Using my feedback credits and the code SMILE, I saved almost $15!  #winning […]

Cyber Monday & Tuesday on TPT!

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Happy Monday, friends! I’m so excited to share these turkey- and Thanksgiving-themed Interactive Literacy Notebook activities with you! And, it’s a new week, which means a new Deal of the Week! From now, through Sunday, November 8th, you can snag Interactive Literacy Notebook Thematic Supplements: Turkeys & Thanksgiving for 25% off! Inside, you’ll find print-and-cut pages […]

Interactive Literacy Notebook Activities for Thanksgiving

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I’m convinced you can make a theme around anything, so this week Becks and I are doing a thematic study of CORN. This may sound completely uninteresting, if not flat out boring, but CORN IS COOL, y’all. Here’s a snapshot of our week. You can click the graphics to HERE to download. Cover graphics within […]

A Thematic Study of Corn

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adjectives, corn, Educational Activities, ELA, Facts, Fall, first grade, Home School, informational text, Kindergarten, Literacy, November, Second Grade, Teach, Thanksgiving

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