Monday, October 01, 2018

Stumpkin

Have you seen this new fall book?
Stumpkin is a pumpkin that is sitting with the rest in a shop, just waiting to be chosen. He wants to be taken home and made into a jack o'lantern. But he's not getting picked! Then he realizes why...he's a stemless pumpkin...a Stumpkin!

I've made a book companion to go with this sweet fall story. It's packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities to go with this Halloween themed book.
Stumpkin book study companion activities to go with the Halloween themed book by Lucy Ruth Cummins. Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #1stgrade #2ndgrade #guidedreading #bookstudy #bookstudies #picturebookactivities #halloweenbook #Halloween #stumpkin #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading
It includes story elements, character traits, story retell, text to self connections, vocabulary activities, opinion pages, writing activities, ABC order, making words, comprehension pages, story notes, design a jack o'lantern, problem & solution, fiction and non-fiction story elements...and MORE!

Here are a few pages from the pack:
Stumpkin book study companion activities to go with the Halloween themed book by Lucy Ruth Cummins. Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #1stgrade #2ndgrade #guidedreading #bookstudy #bookstudies #picturebookactivities #halloweenbook #Halloween #stumpkin #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading

Stumpkin book study companion activities to go with the Halloween themed book by Lucy Ruth Cummins. Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #1stgrade #2ndgrade #guidedreading #bookstudy #bookstudies #picturebookactivities #halloweenbook #Halloween #stumpkin #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading

Stumpkin book study companion activities to go with the Halloween themed book by Lucy Ruth Cummins. Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #1stgrade #2ndgrade #guidedreading #bookstudy #bookstudies #picturebookactivities #halloweenbook #Halloween #stumpkin #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading

Stumpkin book study companion activities to go with the Halloween themed book by Lucy Ruth Cummins. Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #1stgrade #2ndgrade #guidedreading #bookstudy #bookstudies #picturebookactivities #halloweenbook #Halloween #stumpkin #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading

Stumpkin book study companion activities to go with the Halloween themed book by Lucy Ruth Cummins. Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #1stgrade #2ndgrade #guidedreading #bookstudy #bookstudies #picturebookactivities #halloweenbook #Halloween #stumpkin #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading
The pack is Common Core aligned, for K-2.
Stumpkin book study companion activities to go with the Halloween themed book by Lucy Ruth Cummins. Packed with fun literacy ideas and guided reading activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #1stgrade #2ndgrade #guidedreading #bookstudy #bookstudies #picturebookactivities #halloweenbook #Halloween #stumpkin #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading
Find it all {here}

Friday, September 28, 2018

Animal Research Projects {for ANY animal}

Kids are SO interested in the world around them. 
It is fun when they reach the stage where they are able to gather information and put together their findings in a little project!
Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects
I have created this animal research project, perfect for K-3. It is generic, so that it can be used for ANY animal they choose to learn about!

It includes anchor posters that show different kinds of animals, for learning inspiration!
Here are a few:
Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

It also includes anchor posters where you can discuss students' schema, things they wonder, what they've learned, and misconceptions about their animals.
Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects
There is a booklet where students can collect data, fill in graphic organizers, record their findings, illustrate what they've learned, and write their reports.

Here are a few sample pages:
Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects

Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects
Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics of the animal. how it moves and grows, what they eat, its predators, and much more!
Generic research pack can be used for learning about ANY animal! Topics include animal habitats, features and characteristics, how they move and grow, what they eat, predators, and much more! #1stgrade #2ndgrade #3rdgrade #animalproject  #science #projects
Find the pack {here}

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Year of First Grade Writing Centers

Teaching writing can be tough- especially when you have students who have low confidence or are not interested in writing because they never know what to write about!

I faced this problem every year. Some students were nervous to make mistakes and others could never come up with what to write about, and sat there 'thinking' the whole class period!

I came up with a pack of 1st Grade Writing Centers that offer SO MANY options that they can't help but be drawn to one and begin writing. 
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
What's inside?

STICKER STORIES
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
Students have so much fun writing sticker stories! They choose a few stickers and place them on their page, then write a story about it. 

96 ILLUSTRATED WRITING PROMPTS
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
 96 illustrated word cards can be made into flipbooks where students can choose word to use in their stories. And they don't need to worry about spelling the words wrong, as they can copy from the booklets. Tons of topics and themes are included. They are like mini portable Word Walls for the writing center!
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing

GENERIC STATIONERY
An assortment of blank stationery pages with both plain lines and dashed lines to suit different learners.

28 WRITE THE ROOM PAGES
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
These Write the Room activities will provide students with practice in reading, writing, and word work. They will search for words that contain specific spelling patterns like blends, digraphs, long vowels, etc. Other pages will have students recording their words using various writing tools including colored pencils, markers, letter stamps, and more! Some Write the Room activities involve students recording their words in a specific way, including, alphabetical order, by number of syllables, etc. And other activities involve students using the words in sentences, stories, or illustrations.
LETTERS AND NOTES
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
Several templates for letter and note writing are included so students can learn to write for others.

WRITING PAGES WITH PROMPTS
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
 SO many pages with various themes! Students can use the words at the side of the page to include in their stories!
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing

BOOK-MAKING TEMPLATES
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
Lots of fun shaped book templates to choose from! Students can write fiction or non-fiction stories.

96 STORY STARTERS
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
Story starters that hook students and to help them begin their stories!

POETRY WRITING PACK
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
This poetry pack includes templates, samples, and instruction pages on how to write 10 different styles of poetry.

36 STORY BUILDERS
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
36 characters and settings! Students choose a setting and a few characters and then write their story!
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing

WRITING CHECKLISTS
A year of first grade writing center activities and ideas! Includes story builders, poetry writing, writing prompts, letters & notes, sticker stories, write the room activities, stationery, book-making templates, and more! #1stgrade #1stgradewriting #1stgradecenters #centers #writingcenters #writingcenter #writing
Reuseable checklists for students to edit their work (or peer edit each other's work). Prompts students to check their punctuation, capitalization, finger spaces, and MORE!

Find the WHOLE pack {here}

Monday, September 10, 2018

Alphabet Practice in Kindergarten

Do your students need some alphabet practice to refresh their memories after a long summer break? Or maybe the alphabet is a whole new concept for your student to learn! 

I've created a fun pack that will help your little learners recognize the letters of the alphabet, practice printing the letters, and recognizing what sounds the letters make!
Alphabet Practice Pack for Kindergarten. Students will practice letter recognition, sounds, and letter printing. A teaching tool for introduction and assessment of learning. #kindergarten #literacy #alphabet #backtoschool
Each page has a space for students to color the uppercase and lowercase letters, to aid in recognition. There is a picture on each page of something that begins with that letter, to aid in the phonics aspect. There's a section where students can circle the uppercase and lowercase letters, print the uppercase and lowercase letters, and draw a picture of something that starts with that letter sound.
Alphabet Practice Pack for Kindergarten. Students will practice letter recognition, sounds, and letter printing. A teaching tool for introduction and assessment of learning. #kindergarten #literacy #alphabet #backtoschool

Whew! That's a lot of learning all on one page!

Alphabet Practice Pack for Kindergarten. Students will practice letter recognition, sounds, and letter printing. A teaching tool for introduction and assessment of learning. #kindergarten #literacy #alphabet #backtoschool

These are perfect for letter introduction, for extra practice, and for a little refresher :)

Find the pack {here}
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