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Today, I’m excited to share my new favorite Thanksgiving read-aloud, Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, along with some ELA activities you can incorporate into your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms. (PS. I definitely think you could use them with your third graders, too!) I’ve talked a lot recently about the library of read-aloud activity sets that […]

Balloons Over Broadway Activities

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Today, I’m sharing TWENTY of my favorite Thanksgiving books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach kindergarten, first grade, or second grade. Each book shown below matches with a set of paired activities, so that your lesson plans are ready to roll and you can simply teach!  They’re Common Core […]

20 Thanksgiving Books and Activities

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Read-alouds are one of my favorite parts of the school day. I love having the opportunity to introduce students to my favorite authors and illustrators, tell stories that engage and inspire, incorporate thematic content, and provide me with authentic opportunities to incorporate and discuss a variety of ELA skills. Lately, I’ve been working on a […]

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End of the Year, Read Alouds

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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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If you’re in search of something a fun and engaging way to celebrate Christmas in the primary classroom, you must check out this all-inclusive holiday pack perfect for the little kiddos in your life! This math poem, is a great way to help your students with counting and subtraction. These sight word mini-readers come in […]

Christmas in the Primary Classroom!

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Today’s treat is a fun freebie for all of my Pre-k, kindergarten, and 1st grade teachers! Happy Customer Appreciation Week! I love the book 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston.  It’s funny and cute, perfect for the season, and likely a book you already have in your collection.  If not, snag a copy from Amazon for […]

Customer Appreciation Week: Treat #3

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