Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck! by Lisa Wheeler

I am so excited!
I just discovered that Lisa Wheeler lives just 3 miles from me in my small town of Addison, Michigan.
Until a visit to a local gift shop I had not read even one of her books and now I cannot seem to stop exploring them all.  

I had Porqupining...A prickly love story!(2002) my collection and read it every Valentine's Day to my class.
Never made the connection that Lisa was the author.
But now that I have discovered her and the delightful stories she creates I will certainly read more!

To date my favorite is Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck written in 2003.

This delightful story will capture your student's attention, bring a smile to their face, and have them wanting to read it again and again.
Its sequential pattern, delightful characters, and rhyme bring the trip to town in Farmer Dale's Red Pickup Truck a trip to remember.
"Moooove over" says Bossy Cow.
"Baaaad idea" says Woolly Sheep.
To celebrate my find and to thank Lisa for sharing this amazing story I want to provide all my followers with these FREEBIES! (PS...If you don't have the book talk to your librarian OR better yet find one for your classroom set.)

Note how each activity is differentiated to meet a variety of levels.

If you like these and want more for this wonderful story read on!!

I have differentiated the entire packet so grades k, 1, and 2 can work comfortably.

To follow the story I know your class will benefit from these activities.
An Author Study and two math for addition and another for subtraction.

There is a sequencing page, a who/what/where/when/why, and a character chat about Farmer Dale.

Students will describe the pickup truck, summarize the story and thing of questions they would like to ask Farmer Dale.  They will also predict why he is going to town.

Word work includes making words, ABC order, and Character match.

Finally work with cooperation...that is how the problem is solved.

Let Me Introduce Myself #2

SPOTLIGHT each and every student!
Perfect for a class banner or a locker decoration!

Perfect for a class book.
Included in package is an idea for home/school connection backpack!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Let Me Introduce Myself!

In todays interactive classroom feeling comfortable with your peers and being able to take risks in front of them is important.  This is difficult for some students, especially if they do not know their peers. These PRINT AND PLAY games are perfect for your BACK TO SCHOOL plans. They provide an opportunity to LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF!  Perfect for small groups.  Play right along with your students so they will get to know you too!

Force and Motion...Let's Play Ball!

Your class will LOVE learning about Force and Motion using this "baseball" theme.
It is perfect for sharing examples of "force and motions" that students can easily relate to.

Check out Miss Force and Mr. Motion.
What fun for decorating your class.

There is lots of informational text in differentiated levels and styles.

Vocabulary is always key to any new topic.  There are cards for posting and practice activities.

The main themes include...motion, position, push/pull, speed.
These will fit perfectly with key concepts your class should know.
Also included in the packet are explorations and reflections.

Writing is also included so you can embed this topic into all subject areas.

Finally a game is provided for assessment or review.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Labor Day! #morethanathreedayweekend

Yes, Labor Day is more than a three day weekend.
Does your class know the reason we celebrate and why?
This information packed fun filled packet will help you help them discover the reason.
This packet is written for students age K to 3 so activities are differentiated.
There is a Labor Dispute (all about school and them as the student) activity.
An opportunity for them to choose a career of their choice and a mini book on careers.
Students will also read facts about information they learned.

Vocabulary is key with words for posting, a making words, ABC order, Parts of Speech and a Word Search.

Reading includes three levels, all filled with informational text.

Students are provided writing activities to write about what they learned.

I also included an addition a subtraction math game (differentiated) so if you wanted to do a themed day there would be activities for each subject area.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

My Summer Vacation...Writing and 'Selfie' Freebie!

I hope you all are enjoying your summer vacations!
All too soon we will be "back to school"!
Here is a little FREEBIE for you to share with your class.