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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Twelve Days of Christmas Math Freebie

Use this activity in a center or as a whole group activity by handing out the cards to students and letting them find their number families. Either way, it's a great way of reviewing various ways of expressing numbers. Click on the picture to download. 
Thank you for all your kind comments on my activities! Makes my day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Polar Express Sequencing -- Freebie

Here's the last Polar Express freebie. Students sequence the events of the story, then write a summary. Click on the pic to download. Hope your kiddos like it!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Polar Express Synonyms -- Freebie

This Polar Express freebie is all about synonyms. The students match up synonyms, then use the pairs to write sentences. (You can use synonyms in your comments!)

Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com  Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Polar Express Parts of Speech -- Freebie

Here's the next Polar Express freebie. This gives the kids practice in identifying nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, as well as in writing sentences using those parts of speech. (Don't forget the comment!)
Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com   Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Polar Express ABC Order -- Freebie

Here is the first of several activities to go with The Polar Express, one of my favorite Christmas books.
This one is fun practice on ABC order. Click on the pic to download..... and please leave a comment. I love, love, love reading them!


Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com  Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com



Monday, November 21, 2011

Has and Have Freebie

Here is a freebie for some extra practice on choosing either "has" or "have." Click on the pic to download.


"Have" you left a comment?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Build a Snowman Multiplication Freebie

My kids love drawing snowmen. Combine that with much needed multiplication practice and you've got a winner! Click on the pic below to download.
Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com  Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baking Up Common and Proper Nouns Freebie

My students just can't identify nouns as either common or proper nouns. Hopefully, this sorting activity will be good practice for them.
Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com   Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com

Please bake up a comment if you download the activity!



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Observation Celebration! Freebie!

Finished my first observation today! In celebration, here's a freebie I used as part of my lesson. We were inferring what authors tell us about characters in the pictures of a book. This download is for one of my Literacy Stations that went along with the lesson. Students look at wordless picture books and complete leveled activities on the characters. Questions for checking answers are included. Click on the picture to download.

...and help me celebrate by leaving a comment!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Decorate the Tree....and Practice Multiplication and Division (Freebie)

Practice multiplying and dividing by nine with this free game!


Don't forget to decorate my blog with a comment if you download! Thanks!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pick an Operation Freebie

Students will match the incomplete number sentences with the correct symbol to make the number sentence true. Click on the picture below to download.
...and please pick a comment to leave, too!



Sunday, November 13, 2011

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies.......

.....you know you are in for a treat! I love, love, love ALL the "If You Take a...." books by Laura Numeroff.  Here's some fun for you to help get you in the Christmas spirit.(I know...it's still too early, but teachers have to plan ahead!)

And if you download the file, you know I'll want a comment!
(If you downloaded before 9:00 on Sunday, do it again. When I was printing it for myself, I found a mistake.)



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Spots and Dots

Thank you to everyone who has left me one of those wooooonderful comments about the activities on my blog. I love reading them and knowing someone out there in blog land likes what I've been posting. I intend on continuing to share the love and keep all the "freebies" free. Teachers are probably the most "share-ful" people there are, so I want to pay it forward however I can.

I do have a favor to ask. Two of my friends (my assistant principal and his wife) are the proud parents of two beautiful, "all-boy" boys (wink, wink). The youngest son has been chosen to participate in the national calendar for "Spots and Dots," the supporting organization for families of children with a nevus. He has just completed his eighth surgery for nevus removal and/or skin expansions. He is a trooper and doesn't let those surgeries get his little two-and-a-half-year-old self down! They are selling calendars for ten dollars to help promote awareness of children with a nevus. 



If you would be interested in getting a calendar, please leave me a comment below. They are taking pre-orders now through November 18. If you would like more information on a nevus, you can go to www.nevusoutreach.org.




Friday, November 11, 2011

Merry Matchups Freebie -- CORRECTED COPY!

Let your kiddos use this merry little game to practice multiplication and division facts.


......and leave a merry little shout out if you download, please! Sometimes those comments are the best part of my day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's Snowing Verbs! -- CORRECTED COPY

This cold weather has made me start thinking about snow....and snow days! Click on the pic below to download a quick review on verb tenses. Use it as a learning station or as a whole group activity to match up trios of students.


Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com   Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com

.....and you "sno" I love to read your comments!
(This is the corrected copy!)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Turkey Trot Multiplication Freebie

Here's the Thanksgiving version of the Halloween Monster Mash game my kids love. It's a good way to sneak in some multiplication practice. Click on the pic below to download....and please share with anyone you know who needs a little fun practice.
(Don't forget those comments......they make my day!)


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Character Tic-Tac-Toe

Here is a quick freebie to give your students some choice in summarizing a character from one of their books. They choose any three activities to make a row.

Click on the pic above to download the file.....and please leave me a comment if you download it!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Author's Purpose -- Why reinvent the wheel? (And a Freebie!)

We begin studying author's purpose this week. I have found so many great ideas on Pinterest and blogs and decided to use them instead of reinventing the wheel and coming up with my own. 
I'll use post these signs on my wall to help remind the kiddos of the three types of author's purpose.
They're from Mrs. Gilchrist's Class.


Then, we will make our own pies from those really cheap paper plates like the ones below from Dandelions and Dragonflies.



After we have practiced by sorting different books, magazines, and other text, I'll give each child a book order form. They will cut out examples of each type of author's purpose and glue onto the correct slice of pie. Click on the picture below to download the worksheet.







Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tops and Bottoms

Here are two more activities to go with Tops and Bottoms. I posted the first yesterday. It can be used without reading the story to review synonyms and antonyms. Go HERE to download it.

For a comparing and contrasting characters activity and a sequencing activity, click the pic below.

Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com  Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com

And please let me know if you use the activity by leaving a comment!



Saturday, November 5, 2011

Antonym and Synonym Matchup

Our story next week is Tops and Bottoms, by Janet Stevens. 

To review antonyms and synonyms, I am going to give each child a card that has a word on it. They have to find the students that have the synonyms and antonyms that go with their word. Once the teams have found each other, they have to write an explanation that describes their relationships........what makes them antonyms and synonyms of each other.

This makes them think a little bit more than if they were only matching up with either a synonym OR an antonym. Click on the link below to download the activity.



Please leave a comment! Have a great rest of the weekend.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fact Families Freebie!

It's a Fact Families Freebie! (Say that three times really fast!) This game gives your students practice in identifying multiplication and division fact families. Leave a comment and tell me how your students practice multiplication and division facts.

Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com  Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Verbs Present Tense Freebie

Verbs, verbs, verbs! We are inundated with verbs! And we will be for awhile! My kiddos remember from last year that verbs are action words, but are having trouble identifying the tense. This station will help with both verb identification and writing paragraphs. Click on the pic to download. (And use a present tense verb when you leave a comment!)


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful for Dictionary Skills!

I mentioned in an earlier post that our local Rotary Club gave all of our Third Graders a dictionary. The kiddos were sooooo excited! It was like Christmas in October. They beg and beg to look up words, so I promised them I would add a dictionary station to our rotation. Here is the first one. Give them a timer and turn them loose! Click on the pic below to download the Google doc. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you do to help your kids with dictionary skills.


Graphics by ScrappinDoodles.com    Fonts by KevinandAmanda.com

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or Treat Giveaway Winner

Thank you to all who entered my giveaway for a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card! I loved reading all your comments. It was definitely a "treat" for me!

And the winner is......





Julie, I'll be emailing you and we can work out the details!


Happy November 1, everyone!