Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Doing the Sid Shuffle! - An awesome brain break!

Here's a great BRAIN BREAK that my kiddos love to do!!
It gets them up and moving and refreshes them!
Great for rainy days too!!
It is also great because it shows children and adults from all over the world doing the Sid Shuffle - including Prince William! 

Do the Sid Shuffle!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Can You Spy...a word that starts with.....?

Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday break!

Try this activity to get your kiddos up out of their seats and moving about!
They take their Spy Glasses, Spy Sheet and a pencil and search the room for words that begin with the letter on their sheet.

This product is designed to aide students with letter recognition, spelling and handwriting skills.
It also comes with labels to adhere to your Spy Glass storage containers!

Click Here  to check out this great addition to your Writing or Language Arts Centers!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Clip Art Freebie!
I am offering one piece of clip art for free, from each of my 3 Holiday Clip Art packets.

You will receive:

3 .png images
-String of Holiday Lights - color
-Red 3D star - color
-Santa Claus face - blackline

Click here to download your free clip art!
Teacher's Notebook
TpT Shop

You can also find the complete packets of Holiday clip art in my shops as well! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

I have been working hard on Holiday Clip Art! I have several packets available now that can be used for December and January.
Check them out:
Snowmen and Stars Clip Art - 28 .png images, color and blackline.


Holiday Lights and Holly Clip Art -  19 .png images color and blackline


Candy Canes and Claus Clip Art  15 .png images color and blackline.

Also available:
Holiday Light/Holly and Candy Canes/Claus Bundle Packet

All of the above are also available at my Teacher's Notebook Shop and my Syllabuy Shop!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Clip Art for the Holidays! Holiday Lights and Holly!

It's that time of year!
I've hand drawn a set of clip art for your seasonal games, newsletters, task cards and more! 
Here is a set of 19 .png images in color and blackline. 

Click here to get your Holiday Lights and Holly on TpT
Click here to get your Holiday Lights and Holly on Teacher's Notebook!

Watch for the next set of Holiday Clip Art called Candy Canes and Claus!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thanksgiving Story Element Activity

Check out this Story Element activity to go along with your favorite Thanksgiving books!!


After the kiddos read or listen to a story they will build a turkey while recalling the story elements of the book! Print 'n Go!
Click here to go to the product: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Thanksgiving-Book-Activity-Story-Elements-1559641

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Book Suggestions for PreK - Grade 2!!

Thanksgiving Books!
Here is a list of books that students love this time of year!
Some tell the story of the First Thanksgiving and some are just for fun! My K students loved finding a special spot in the room for a little down time while I read chapter books to them – any time of the year!
Check out the Story Element Turkey Activity to go with these books!!


Pete the Cat:The First Thanksgiving
by Kimberly Dean  -Pete the Cat stars in the school Thanksgiving play!
Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)
by Barbara Park -Junie B. discovers that being thankful is harder than it looks! Will the feast be a disaster?
Arthur's Thanksgiving 
by Marc Brown -Arthur is in charge of the school play, but no one wants to play the role of the turkey
The Littlest Pilgrim
By Brandi Dougherty and Kirsten Richards -Mini may be little, but she's not too little to make a friend. A great book about friendship!
Run, Turkey, Run!
by Diane Mayr -Fun read as the turkey tries to get away from the farmer!
One is a Feast for a Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale
by Judy Cox- A tiny mouse makes a feast with the family's leftovers!
Turkey Trouble
by Wendi Silvano -Turkey needs to come up with a disguise to avoid becoming the main course for the Thanksgiving dinner! Hilarious!
The Story of the Pilgrims

by Katharine Ross- For ages 3-7 a great read to learn about the first Thanksgiving. 
Bear Says Thanks
by Karma Wilson -Bear and his friends learn the importance of sharing as they all sit down to dinner. 
Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27) - chapter book
by Mary Pope Osborne - Jack and Annie go back to 1621 for their next adventure!
Nate the Great Talks Turkey
by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat- There is an elusive turkey in the town and Nate reluctantly gets pulled in to help!
The First Thanksgiving (A Step Into Reading, Step 3)
by Linda Hayward- The story of Thanksgiving for beginning readers
10 Fat Turkeys
by Tony Johnston- Rhyming story about 10 silly turkeys, that gets children counting backwards
The Night Before Thanksgiving 
by Natasha Wing-  A family's fun preparation for the big day!
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
by Alison Jackson- The old lady swallows a pie, which was too dry...and the craziness begins from there!

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