Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Get Ready to Shop!

Well, it's finally here... snow!  No, just kidding, no snow, quite yet, but the TPT sale is starting tomorrow.  I personally cannot wait to shop!  I've loaded up on resources since school began, so now I'm ready to grab some clip art from some of my favorites.  I'm sure I'll also grab a few packets, too.
Alright, well, here are a few of my favorite packets.  These are packets that will be perfect for March through May.  I also threw in a new freebie and one of my older freebies.

If you are interested in grabbing any of the packets, just click on the image and it will take you to it.  If you look through my store and there's something you don't see, email me at presroom116@gmail.com.  If I don't have it, I don't mind redirecting you to someone that may have what you need.

Now, I want to explain this freebie a little.  I've been working on trying to teach my kids about how to do opinion writing.  This is always so complicated because so many of them don't get it.  For example, if you ask them to write about "Why they love dogs" you get, "Dogs are fun.  Dogs are neat.  Dogs are nice.  Dogs are cool.  Dogs are awesome!"  Well, yes, all those things may be true, but I want my kids to learn to go deeper than that.  So, I created these sheets.  I tried to think of the things my kids love and hate the most.  I have to say, it worked like a charm.  We worked on them together and were very specific.  For example, with the iPad, they came up with "I can play games on it.  I can call friends.  I can use it to read."  Anyway, hope it helps your kiddos as much as mine.
Oh, and don't let me forget the March book reports.  Sure you will need those soon!
 Have a great Tuesday night and have fun shopping!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Blog Hop Fun

Hi everyone!

I am teaming up with some great teacher
bloggers to bring you another Take a Closer Look blog hop featuring one of our
favorite productsWe want to give you a closer look and a FREEBIE from the unit to try out with your class.

 I wanted to give you a closer look at my Printables Bundle.  It has printables for every season and many of the holidays that most of us celebrate in first grade.

Here is a closer look at some of the things included in this bundle.
Here is a freebie from my unit!  It includes some sample printables of sheets that are similar or are included in this bundle.
Like it? Love it?
Gotta have it?

This item will be 15% for the next two days to celebrate!

And now, I'm sending you off to another amazing freebie!
Hope on over to my my pal Latoya's blog .

Have fun hoppin'!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fake Snow Fun

I'm linking up with Miss DeCarbo's Wordless Wednesday.  To view more link ups, feel free to click her button.

My friend Sharing Kindergarten posted that she had gotten fake snow off of Amazon.  Usually, I use conditioner and baking soda to make fake snow, but I decided to try this Friday.  One container made an entire pan.  Oh, and if you do this, know you can add a little more water than it says to add.  Tons of fun!

Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Fantabulous February Fun

If you are like me, you LOVE February, but have no idea where to start.  February is a short month and has some major holidays and fun things to cover if you are a first grade teacher.  Let's not even discuss the fact that most of us probably have observations coming up and other things that aren't quite as much fun.

Anyway, here are some of my favorite things that I am doing in February.  Some of these ideas are free, some are on Teachers Pay Teachers, and some are creative.  Oh, and just in case you like some of the items you have to buy, my store is on sale for 20% off today only.
1. February Book Reports
These are free and our kiddos love them.  You can do them with your whole class, use them as homework, or give them to a few individuals.  To grab them, click any of the images.

2. Washington Video
If you are like me, you enjoy getting to do a few short videos that match up to your material.  This little video is by Scholastic and is just a little over two minutes.  To watch, click on the image.

3. Freebie - Roll and Bump: Valentine's Day
This is a quick activity that your kids can do as a center or if they finish their work early.  Below is the color version, but there is also a black and white version.  Hope you enjoy!

4. February Packets
I love doing hands-on activities, centers, and games, but I still have to assess where my students are, sometimes review a topic, and give homework.  Here are several packets that can be used for hands-on activities or can be used for homework.  I've included a few sample pages below so you can see what is included in each packet.  If you are interested in them, click the image and it will take you to the packet.

5. Mardi Gras Freebie
This is a fun little game that my kids enjoyed last year.  It has Mardi Gras colors, but it's a math game.  If you want it, click on the image.

6. Dental Health Month
Our school always has a dental hygienist come talk to our K/1 students about taking care of their teeth.  The best part is they always bring little kits for all the kids.  If you've never done that with your kids see if your school nurse can contact a dentist or talk to your principal and see if it is okay to schedule it.  Our kids love it!

Now, here's a cute little freebie I found.  You can click on the image to go grab it.

7. Dental Health Video
This is a cute little video about a dinosaur visiting the dentist.  It's around seven minutes, so it isn't too long.

8. Black History Month
One of my favorite activities to do is to get a brown egg and white egg to show students that just because we are different on the outside it doesn't mean that we are different on the inside.  My kids also love it.  This freebie I found goes perfectly with this activity.

I also found a new site called Kid Scoop.  It has some neat little magazines that you can buy and download.  The nice part is you don't have to buy a year subscription like some magazines.  You just buy what you want.  If you aren't so sure about it, they have a free example that you can download that's on hand washing.  Each magazine is just a few dollars.

Have a great week and I hope this post saves you a little research time!