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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Farm Animal Research & LIteracy Park

Happy Sunday all.   We are super happy over here as football started today.  There's lots of screaming, cheering and unncessary cursing on my husband's end.  And I am over here all excited because I finished my newest and latest pack!  This really took me allll summer to make.  It is beyond difficult to create and watch a baby at the same time.  How do mommy's do it?  I am exhausted just thinking about doing that again. LOL

The inspiration behind my newest creation was my son's first birthday party.  It was farm themed and we rented farm animals and had pony rides.  And I was like I can totally make this a cute unit for my first graders when I get back to school in September.  Hooray!  I finished.  Here is it.

The animals included in this set are sheep, goats, donkey's horses, cows and pigs.

This pack is loaded with farm animal research and literacy printables. Help your little ones build literacy concepts by learning about each farm animal. You can use these activities as morning work, center or buddy work, early finishers and even homework. Throw these in a bin in each group and have them complete it as a reward. The printables are cute, engaging and so much fun. Your little ones will enjoy learning about each farm animal. The farm animals in this set are: cow, pig, horse, donkey, sheep and goat. This would be perfect to implement before or after a trip to the farm.

Here are some of my favorite activities..

I love that these printables can be used in a variety of ways.  You can print and toss them in a bin for whatever you'd like.  It's that easy.  I know my little ones will like the riddle sheet because it will definitely get them thinking and talking.  Would totally be fun to do as a group.

Ever heard of "What does the fox say"?  Well this is similar to that.  Be prepared to have a lot of animal noise making for this lesson. =)

This is a really good opinion writing piece.  The first printable explains the differences, from there they get to write about which animal they letter better.  I even offer a printable to compare/contract horses and donkeys.  It's a great way to work on student's writing, brainstorming, opinions and more

Gather your information from what you learned about these animals and put your mind to work with these printables.  Great way to see what they can remember from the lesson.

Grab this pack by clicking here 

Topics covered in this set 
(pigs, cows, goats, sheep, horse and donkey)
explanatory writing
opinion writing
abc order
reports for each animal
assessments for each animal
sequential order
fact vs fiction
making text connections
farm animal fact fun
can have are
word bank stories
class graph
name that animal
match that sound

Make sure to check out the preview also to get a better glimpse of what to expect.  I hope you gran and love teaching it with your little ones.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Early Finishers Literacy Pack

Happy Thursday all.  If you are like me then you started school today with the kids.  It was so hot!  I felt so bad for the little ones because we could carely get through the day without drinking water every 15-20 minutes.  But year 11 is in the books!  I can't believe I have been teaching 11 years.  That flew by. I feel like every year I get better and more organized as a teacher which not only helps me but helps my class as well.  

I have created a new set that is super quick and are fun printables to get those early finishers still working while the class is still on task.  These printables are perfect for the beginning of the year for your little ones to see where your students are at and what they are capable of doing.  It can also be used for buddy work, center time and homework if your feeling risky.  

here are some snippets of what you will see inside...

I like these printables is much because it follows a theme and gets the kids excited about the season or holiday.  These two printables above go with back to school and also the Fall/Halloween theme.  It's a cute idea to get the early finisher working and thinking of fun ideas.

These ditto's have to do with reading, reading comprehension sounding out and cutting/pasting.  I think these are perfect for center work so the students can work together and share their thoughts and ideas.  It also incorporates coloring which is always a hit in my classroom. Some of these printables can be used over and over again as they are generic and can be applied to different stories read in the classroom.

BONUS!  I have included a few sheets implementing some math strategies.  There's always those few students that love Math and working on practice skills.  Keep these ditto's in handy specifically for those students and for those you want to challenge.

This pack includes
*alphabet fun
*all about me
*following directions
*reading and coloring
*making statement, question and exclamation sentences
*cutting/pasting/sorting with living&non living things, nouns/verbs/adjectives, color words and holidays
*identifying beginning,middle and end sounds
*lower case and upper case identification
*adjective fill ins
*writing a letter
*writing and drawing with retelling a story [beginning,middle and end]
*author's purpose
*somebody wanted but so then
*story elements
*parts of the story
*relating to a story
*opinion statements
*comparing and contrasting
*coloring by code
*short vowels [cut and paste
*main ideas
*making predictions
*character web

Bonus Math printables include
*sorting with numbers & number words [1-5}
*color using color codes
*true false with addition sentences
*odds and even

Go ahead and grab this pack by clicking here. It will have you set for the upcoming season and holidays. Your little ones will enjoy working on these strategies and topics working independently or with a buddy!

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