Monday, July 16, 2018

Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Rhyme Olympics!

When I taught Kindergarten, I would begin each year with a Nursery Rhyme theme. 
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
I did this for many reasons. Most children came to school knowing a few of the rhymes, and this familiarity made them more comfortable- pretty important when beginning a new school year or even starting school for the first time.
I also love how Nursery Rhymes can be used to learn essential literacy and numeracy skills, such as rhyme, cause & effect, sequence of events, counting, and more!

I have created a set featuring 10 favorite Nursery Rhymes. Each rhyme includes a colored poster for teaching or display,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
a black and white version for coloring,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
a literacy activity page {the pack includes skills such as rhyme, syllables, letter recognition, ABC order, beginning sounds, ending sounds, and more},
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
a math activity page {the pack includes skills such as counting, patterns, sequencing, measurement using non-standard units, comparing numbers, time to the hour, number before and after, and more},
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
a sequence activity page,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
an opinion page,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
a text-to-self connection page,
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
and Nursery Rhyme retell puppets.
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
To wrap up the unit, I've included instructions and a materials list for Nursery Rhyme Olympic games!
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!
 And of course some Olympic medals :)
Nursery Rhymes Unit featuring 10 favorite nursery rhymes. The pack includes literacy and math activities, retell puppets, coloring pages, colored posters, text-to-self connection pages, and more! Nursery Rhyme Olympic activities and medals are included too!

You can find the entire unit {here}

You can see the Nursery Rhyme Olympics in action {here}

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Posters!

Over 25,000 people have downloaded my free Daily 5 poster pack, so I thought I'd add a free download set that includes matching EEKK and I Pick posters!
FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set
 The set is a supplement to my free poster set that describes each of the components of the Daily 5.
FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set

FREE Daily 5 EEKK and I Pick Poster Set

Download the EEKK and I Pick poster pack {here}

You can find my free Daily 5 component poster pack {here}

Friday, March 30, 2018

April Fool's Day Freebie!

Here's a free download for April Fool's Day!
A couple years ago I gave my class a fun word search to do on April Fool's Day.


Too bad for them that none of the words are hidden in the puzzle!




It took them awhile, but after some time of frustration they realized the trick!

You can find the download {here}
Have fun!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Favorite Spring Books for Kids

It's finally spring! 
Let's talk about kids' favorite books with a spring theme!
THE TINY SEED
 Eric Carle's book The Tiny Seed is a fantastic book for spring! It takes us along on a seed's journey as it blows off of a plant and gets planted itself, growing into its own seed-bearing flower. I love how Carle describes what may happen to seeds (they may get eaten by birds, dried up by the sun) and what happens to plants (people may pick them, step on them). 
I have created a pack to go along with the book The Tiny Seed. It includes book activities as well as scientific teaching with photos of the life cycle of a plant. Find it {here}

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
Another Eric Carle favorite for spring is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This book takes us through the life cycle of a caterpillar as it turns into a butterfly.
I have created this pack of activities that go with the book, as well as scientific learning that includes photos and activities to learn about the life cycle of a caterpillar. Find it {here}

NO, NO, GNOME!
 This story is a fun read! Students in the story plant a garden at their school to learn about plants, and a pesky gnome causes lots of trouble for them!
You can find an activity pack for this fun story {here}.

DIARY OF A WORM
 This is a class favorite! Students LOVE to read the worm's diary, to see what life is like underground.
I've created this pack to go along with the book. It includes a writing activity section called "Diary of a Kid', where your students can tell about their own lives! Find it {here}

THE TURNIP
 This book by Jan Brett is about growing plants, teamwork, and sharing. It's a fun spring-themed book!
I've made this pack to go along with the book, which includes a community-building theme! Find it {here}

WE'RE GOING ON A NATURE HUNT
 This book takes students on a trek in the outdoors, exploring what you would see on a nature hunt in spring. It's also a great book that emphasizes sequence of events.
Find my companion pack {here}
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