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This post shares my favorite penguin books for kids, along with paired ELA activities that support vocabulary, comprehension and a variety of standards-based skills appropriate for grades kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Today, I’m sharing six of the best penguin books for kids! These picture books are great for classroom read-alouds or snuggling up […]

The Best Penguin Books for Kids

This post shares my favorite penguin books for kids, along with paired ELA activities that support vocabulary, comprehension and a variety of standards-based skills appropriate for grades kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.

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One of my favorite new book releases this holiday season is Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. Santa Bruce is about a grumpy, yet oh-so-lovable bear who is mistaken for Santa. Though he’d rather be hibernating, he pulls through for the forest animals and  gives presents to all. I created a free Santa Bruce craft that you […]

Santa Bruce Craft

Have you read Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins? It’s a great holiday read-aloud during Christmastime for your students or children. This post share a fun, FREE Santa Bruce craft perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Plus, there’s a variety of ELA activities you can do, too! Grab it today over at The Inspired Apple by Babbling Abby. #teach #craft #craftivity #santabruce #kidlit #picturebooks #christmas #holiday

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I’m so excited to share this free printable with you today! After seeing Kelle’s family-oriented holiday bucket list over at ETST, I thought how wonderful it would be to draw up a holiday bucket list for the classroom! Each list has fifteen different activities and tasks that promise to add a little holiday magic to […]

Holiday Bucket List for the Classroom

Enjoy this free printable holiday bucket list to use in your classroom at school! Your students will love the festive tasks and activities incorporated into the school day. They're simple and inexpensive and the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas holiday with your students in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth grade, and fifth grade! There are two different versions - one that is Christmas-specific and the other is more general and inclusive. #christmas #holiday #bucketlist #free #printable #printables #handdrawn

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This post shares my favorite Holidays Around the Word books for kids for the 2018 holiday season. There’s a mix of old favorites and new, all perfect for kids and students ages 3- to 8-years-old.   Today, I’m sharing EIGHT of my favorite Holidays Around the World-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your […]

Holidays Around the World Books

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This post shares my favorite gingerbread-themed books for kids for the 2018 holiday season. There’s a mix of old favorites and new, all perfect for kids and students ages 3- to 8-years-old. Today, I’m sharing TEN of my favorite Gingerbread-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach kindergarten, first grade, […]

The Best Gingerbread Books for Kids

Today, I’m sharing EIGHT of my favorite Holidays Around the World-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach kindergarten, first grade, or second grade OR if you're looking to add some new titles to your home library! 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 standards-aligned, focused on comprehension, vocabulary and a variety of ELA skills, and include three differentiated assessments. #kidlit #christmas #holiday #picturebooks #readaloud #teach

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This post shares my favorite Christmas books for kids for the 2018 holiday season. There’s a mix of old favorites and new, all perfect for kids and students ages 3- to 8-years-old. Today, I’m sharing TEN of my favorite Christmas-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach kindergarten, first grade, […]

The Best Christmas Books for Kids

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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

This post shares several standards-based ELA activities you can use with the Thanksgiving read-aloud, Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet. Students in kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and even third grade will benefit from this collection of activities that cover vocabulary, comprehension, text-based questions matched to Bloom's Taxonomy, and differentiated assessments! It's the perfect Thanksgiving picture book with colorful illustrations and a great story to match! #ELA #babblingabby #tpt #inspiredapple #teacher #teach #thematicunit #Thanksgiving #holiday #kidlit #readaloud #picturebook #parade #elementary #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #thirdgrade #homeschool

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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 fun freebies! Just look for the pink text throughout this post to see what you can snag! First up is a toooooooon of […]

Turkey Freebies for Teachers!

Are you planning to teach about wild turkeys this Thanksgiving season? This post will provide you a few resources to start your unit off strong, along with book recommendations. Included are a free printable wild turkey poster, turkey vocabulary cards, and a vocabulary worksheet. There are also several turkey fiction picture books you can use, too. #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #thanksgiving #preschool #labelingactivity #free #printable #worksheet #thanksgiving #fall #holiday #wildturkeys #teaching #education #freebie

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Are you planning to teach about wild turkeys this Thanksgiving season? Today’s post will provide you a few resources to start your unit off strong, along with a few book recommendations, a turkey feather measurement activity, and a free printable turkey poster and vocabulary activity. I love the month of November! I love teaching about […]

Turkey Feather Measurement, Turkey Vocabulary, and More!

Are you planning to teach about wild turkeys this Thanksgiving season? This post will provide you a few resources to start your unit off strong, along with book recommendations. Included are a free printable wild turkey poster, turkey vocabulary cards, and a vocabulary worksheet. There are also several turkey fiction picture books you can use, too, and a non-standard unit of measurement activity that uses a turkey feather! #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #thanksgiving #preschool #labelingactivity #free #printable #worksheet #thanksgiving #fall #holiday #wildturkeys #teaching #education #freebie

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Let’s face it, when Halloween falls during the school week, you just have to embrace it and all the craziness excitement that comes with it. So, even though you’ve attended the Fall Fest, thrown a party at school, paraded them through the hallways to show off their costumes, read ALL THE READ-ALOUDS, been visited by […]

Post-Halloween Activity

Use this FREE printable in your elementary classroom the day after Halloween. This activity provides the teacher with four differentiated worksheets that teachers can use post-Halloween so that students can describe how they spent October 31st. This activity can be used with students who do and do not celebrate the holiday. #Halloween #free #freebie #printable #worksheet #kindergarten #preschool #firstgrade #secondgrade #thirdgrade #fourthgrade #fifthgrade #homeschool #costumes #fun #teach #ELA #writing #writingactivity

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