Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thankful for YOU!

I had big plans for November….
I wanted to offer you a freebie correlated to a Common Core Standard for at least every other day, if not every day. Sadly, my mother-in-law passed away and I am getting a late start. My heart just wasn't in it. It's been a hard time for the past few months for my family. In addition to my mother-in-law, my mama, my nephew and my grandmother-in-law have all passed away since May. Although I miss them all, I am thankful for the role they all played in my life and in the lives of my children.  

Take a few minutes and think about someone you are thankful for and let them know now! 
I am thankful for you, all of my blog readers, and the kind comments you send me. Often, your sweet, funny words are the highlight of my day.

Here's your first freebie. Combine writing sentences with identifying verbs with these cute Thanksgiving characters. Give each student a sheet and have them write at least five sentences describing the picture. Each sentence must include a present tense verb.
If you don't have the ink to print a page for each kiddo, make one copy and post the sentences under the picture.
Just click on the pic above to get your freebie.

Don't forget to click {HERE} to enter my giveaway for the Rockin' Reading game from Educational Insights.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. First and foremost, I am so very sorry to hear of you loss...and of your recent losses. What a trying time for your family & please know that you will be in my continued thoughts and prayers. Also, thank you for the freebie...and thank you for being an inspiration. We, as teachers, are thankful for you!

    First Grade Fairytales

  2. I am so, so sorry for you losses! Prayers and hugs your way!!!!!! Thinking of you during this time! I know it's hard!

  3. I am so sorry you have had to deal with so many losses in such a short time. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    I am thankful for you, Mary, so I would like to let you know. I have gotten so many great activities for my students from you. We are very much appreciative.

  4. So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law and your other loved ones that have recently passed away. I appreciate all you do and share, but remember to take care of yourself. Hugs.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I have lost my mother, father and sister over the past several years. I do think we have to be thankful for the time we had with them and be grateful for the wonderful memories. Also thank you for the wonderful freebies, it always puts a smile on my face!

  6. WOW big hugs and prayers for you! It is so hard to deal with a loss, let alone four...you are in my prayers tonight!
    Thank you so much for the Freebie on top of all that!


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