Saturday, December 15, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Grinch Christmas Activities! All About Kindness!

I love the Grinch and sweet little Max so MUCH!  I remember crying when I was little during the cartoon because I felt bad that the Grinch was so mean to Max LOL..I am a dog lover, too :-)   And very tender hearted!   I wanted to incorporate the spirit of kindness, love and friendship that the Grinch's story inspires, so I created this super fun and engaging activity that you have to check out if you LOVE the Grinch, like I do :-)  A Great Supplement to the Book, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.   

This Activity is inspired by Laura Numeroff's adorable "If you Give.." books and becomes a wonderful Literacy and Character Education Lesson all about friendship, kindness and LOVE! This pack includes a variety of different choices to do the activities, depending on the level your students are at in their writing etc. I am so excited about this Super CUTE Grinch activity and am even planning to do it with my middle schoolers next week as we kick off a Grinch week at my campus.

Here is what is included:

  • "If you give the Grinch your Friendship," Individual booklet activity where the students write their own ideas on each page and illustrate their words
  • "If you give the Grinch your Friendship," Grinch Craftivity and writing prompt. (the Grinch is made of hearts) super sweet! Examples and directions all included!
  • A List of Story Starters, created by Me, that you can use to have your younger students write and then illustrate in a 10 page booklet.(or if you just want to make it Easy on yourself, or you dont have as much time to let them come up with their own story)
  • Pre- Engagement activities to get the students thinking in the right direction before they begin the main activitiy: "How to be a friend to a Grinch brainstorming, "Why do you think the Grinch is mean and acts like a bully?" Why is it important to be kind and loving to others, especially bullies? " A "How To" writing activity of "How to be a friend to the Grinch."

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Science Activities!

I love science so I have been really thinking hard of ways I can incorporate The Grinch into a Science lesson that doesnt involve the traditional "goop" lesson,,  I finally came up with the idea to create a mystery involving a Grinch CopyCat!!  The students do a fun experiment analyzing marker colors to prove who pulled a prank on Christmas in SillyCity!  Easy set up, easy to understand..Super Engaging!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Freebie: Christmas Holi-Dog Glyph!

I just love dogs, so I saw this cutie and decided to create this fun glyph and survey activity! My students enjoyed creating theirs and I taped them all up around my classroom door..too cute! Grab this Freebie  by clicking on the link here:Christmas Holi-Dog Glyph and Survey Activities!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Free Christmas Roll and Color the Elf Activity! The students will roll a single die and color the various parts of the elf depending on the number they roll. They can do it alone or with a group..easy and fun!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas Holi-Dog Glyph Activities! FREEBIE!!

I saw this Cute little Dog and just had to create something with it for Christmas!  I am gonna have my students complete the activity and then hang their glyphs on my door and outside of my classroom!  Too Cute!

This adorable Glyph activity has the students complete a simple Holiday themed Survey about their preferences about various Holiday activities and then create the cutest Holi-DOG Glyph based on their Survery results! Also included, is a follow up activity in which the students analyze other students' Glyphs and record results, then answer some summative questions. Fun and Engaging!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thanksgiving Science and Literacy Activities!

This Engaging Activity can easily be a combined Science AND Literacy Lesson! The students will be creating Pumpkin Pie in a zip-lock bag using just a few ingredients! They will be exploring, creating, observing, predicting,and drawing as they go through the process to make the dessert. And then, write about how to make their yummy mixture in a "how-To" format along with an adorable Pumpkin Pie Dessert Cup Craft! Teacher information sheet included as well as all student activity sheets and templates. Enjoy!     

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Story Of Thanksgiving Powerpoint and Booklet Activities!

Share the wonderful Story of Thanksgiving by showing this Slideshow, all written in an easy to understand format, Completing the Activity Booklet, which includes pages for the students to re-tell the story of Thanksgiving in their own words by using pictures they must color on each page as clues, as well as, various other fun and engaging literacy activities, And by Creating a super cute Turkey Pilgrim Writing Craftivity!       35 pages!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Halloween Science Experiment!

Get your students Mad about Science by exploring and creating their very own Glow in the dark "Franken-Blubber!"

Activity includes Teacher information pages to explain the science behind it, as well as Student Activity pages for each stage of the Scientific Process (Problem, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedures, Observations, Draw your experiment, Was your Hypothesis Correct?, Conclusion, and Conclusion Questions)

Also, included is a Design an Ad Poster for Franken-Blubber activity and a Writing Craftivity in which the students have two prompts to choose from and two ways to create their Frankenstein writing craft. Examples and Teacher directions are included!

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Friday, October 19, 2012

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Presidential Election PowerPoint & Booklet Activity


Understanding how America's President is elected can be a little confusing! This Resource includes a Slideshow that explains how the president is elected in a super easy to understand way (also included in pdf format) AND a Mini Booklet in which the students complete the sentences to review the presidential election process and illustrate their words! Great combiation of activities to learn about the Presidential Election!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fire Safety Activities!

This Fire Safety resource includes a PowerPoint all about Fire Safety & Prevention with bright and colorful graphics and written in an easy to understand way, a Fire Safety Mini Booklet in which the students will use what they learned from the slideshow to complete the sentence on each page and also illustrate their words, AND an adorable Fire hat Writing Craftivity for them to create that includes 2 writing prompts, patterns pages, examples, and student and teacher directions! Really great combo of activities!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Columbus Day Activities!

Land Ho! Take your students on a Voyage with this easy to understand Powerpoint slideshow All about Christopher Columbus and then have them process what they have learned by completing the Columbus Day Mini Booklet, also included! Perfect duo to engage your students while learning about this historical figure.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Johnny Appleseed Activities: PowerPoint & Mini Booklet

The Story Of Johnny Appleseed has a great message about respect and love for one another and the environment. This Resource includes a PowerPoint slideshow that tells the story of Johnny Appleseed with adorbale pictures and easy to understand text. Also included, is a Johnny Appleseed Booklet for the students to complete as they reflect upon the story of his life, his beliefs, and the various Tall Tales that have been passed on over the years. A perfect combination for a Wonderful lesson about Johnny Appleseed and neat keepsake for the students, as well!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Constitution Activities!

Constitution Day is right around the corner, so dont miss adding this great activity to your plan of activities when teaching about the Constitution! This resource includes an easy understand PowerPoint that hits the main points about the Constitution and includes slides that provide links to School House Rock video clips: Three Branches of Government & The Preamble! Also included are activity sheets to go with each video clip for the stuents to complete prior to viewing and after viewing!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Math Mystery Problem Solving Set!

This Math Mystery Set includes THREE Math Mysteries for the students to
complete! Read below for a desription of each that is included:
Math Dectives: Mystery of the Pool Party Adventure
This Super Splashing Math Mystery has the student
solve a series of Summer themed Math Word Problems in order to solve the
Mystery! Great activity that involves Math & Literacy...AND Fun!!!
Math Detectives Mystery of the Crazy Camping

This adorable Math Detective problem solving activity will engage the students with its neat mystery they will try
to solve as they work a series of 5 math story problems to finally solve the
mystery! Too Cute and very entertaining..get your Math Detectives excited about
solving the Mystery of the Crazy Camping Adventure...and watch out for the
Math Detectives: Mystery of the Monster and
the Missing Animals

This adorable Math
Detective problem solving
activity is the 3rd in a
series of Math Detective Mysteries! It will engage the students with its neat
mystery they will try to solve as they work a series of 5 math story problems to
finally solve the mystery! Too Cute and very entertaining..get your Math
Detectives excited about solving the Mystery of the Monster & the Missing