Sunday, April 14, 2013

Earth Day Freebie

Alright girls and boys, I have definitely not had as much time to post lately.  Plus, if I'm honest, I haven't had a ton of blogging ideas.  I have them for when I get a few more packets finished and I have a book full of blogging ideas for this summer, but from here to May... I've got nothing, so if you have any ideas or anything you want to see in a blog, leave me a message.  I promise that even if I don't always get to respond, I do read all of them.

The good news is I do have this week covered because  I can show you some of the things I'm doing for Earth Day.  I know Earth Day isn't until April 22, but since we have testing Monday - Wednesday this week, I'm probably going to do my Earth Day stuff Thursday and Friday of this week.  

I have a few other things up my sleeve which I'll share in my Top 10 Earth Day post tomorrow.  For tonight though, I have a cool thing to share with you and a new freebie.  

I found two books tonight that are perfect for Earth Day.  One is Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration and the other is Fancy Nancy: Every Day is Earth Day.  Both of them are cute, perfect for little people, and really walk the kids through why we celebrate Earth Day.  The best part about both of these books is you can buy hard copies or you can get them as eBooks.  I love getting eBooks for my iPad Nook Kids app because you can pick books that have the Read to Me stamp.  That means that if you have a book a little too hard for some of your struggling readers, it will read the book to them.  My kids have loved this!  You can also get a cord to hook your iPad into a projector or use an Apple TV to read the books on your Activboard.  We do this once or twice a month and it changes it up some.


If you are interested in either of the books, I grabbed them from www.barnesandnoble.com.  

Now, for my freebie.  My kids love reading, but I want to make sure they understand what they are reading.  I decided to create a few new book reports.  Make sure to check all of them out before you print 15 to 20 of each.  They all have their own spin.  The first two are identical to what I've been doing.  However, I made one with a boy and one with a girl.  This way, it belongs to them a little more.    The next two ask questions that can be used for several different books, but I'm planning to use them with the Biscuit book.  Once again, I used a boy for one and a girl for the other, so check before you hit print.  The last book report was created to fit more with the Fancy Nancy book since there are several problems and solutions.  This one has a boy and girl, so it can be used with all of your students.  Pictures are below, if you like it, click and grab it :)


 Have a great night and if you are testing this week, good luck!




5 comments:

  1. So cute! Thanks! We are starting 2 weeks of Earth Day celebrations tomorrow so these came just in time! Thanks again!
    -Mo
    More Than Math by Mo

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  2. Great idea for my independent reading block. Thanks for sharing.

    Mr. Giso's Room to Read

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  3. Love these!!! Perfect for differentiating my kiddos :)

    Thanks!
    Natalie
    Teachery Tidbits

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  4. Thank you! You always have great ideas!

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