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25 Nov

Just a hodge podge of what Thanksgiving fun we had in my second grade class!  Through our Benchmark Literacy program we discuss how good readers visualize while they read.  Authors write in hopes that their readers will read their words and create a picture in their head.  My students visualized about their Thanksgiving Day and wrote down their descriptions of what they would see, feel, hear, smell, and touch.  Then they added pictures of what they visualized to the openings on their homes.  They turned out so... 

14 Nov

My second grade class is in the middle of an addition unit.  We have learned lots of strategies to solve two-digit addition problems.  I wanted to do a “fun” activity during our math lesson when we learned the standard algorithm for solving addition problems.   As a result, I came up with this craft that goes along with the poem we learned in class…  Less than nine everything is five.  Ten or more, move the tens next store.  Here is the final product.Check – got a Thanksgiving craft covered that goes along... 

18 Nov
Giveaway Contest from Teaching Heart

Happy Sunday!  I wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU, with it only being a few days till Turkey Time, I wanted to offer up a discount to all Teaching Heart Fans to use in my E-Junkie store  this week and run a little Thanksgiving Prize contest. One lucky winner will win a $25 gift certificate to Amazon,  a $20 Gift Certificate to my E-Junkie store, the cute Pete the Cat Plush, and the book Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons ! And another surprise! I wish I could give all my readers a prize —  Wait I can! You can save... 

4 Nov

I cannot believe how close the Holidays are…  Do I say that every year???  Here is a great activity for Novemeber.  Love me some Glyphs!!!  Here are pictures  of the Teaching Heart Thanksgiving Plate Glyph Activities –  (The picture above is the glyph key). First the students answer questions about Thanksgiving in their family. Then they color and cut the glyph based on their answers. After the glyphs are done I suggest you display them along with the key. Once displayed, the the board can become another fun learning activity.... 

13 Nov

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher";We are getting closer on Facebook to 2,000 fans.  When we hit 2,000 fans on Facebook, I will post a free Thanksgiving printable that will be great for PreK-1st center time or to use at home for some beginning sound practice…  So, if you are not a fan…  click here and become one. Until then, check out our Thanksgiving Page for awesome ideas.  Ideas like: Gobbling Good Glyphs…. or Pilgrim, Pilgrim Book Idea and so much more…  

7 Nov

Just a few Thanksgiving Ideas I thought were neat & worth checking out! Some I posted last year and some are new… I hope you find an idea you can use! First up is the Pilgrim Toilet Paper Roll over there on the right. Isn’t he a cutie? DLTK will show you how to make one… It is so easy with the free printables included with the directions. While you are at DLTK, be sure to look here… tons of great printables for Thanksgiving. Busy Bee Kids Crafts Shares this mini cornucopia… So cute. Click here to... 

16 Nov
Cornucopia Dice GAme - Free to Print!

Happy Sunday Night!  Had some time to create a new free printable that I hope some of you can use this week or next week!  It’s a cornucopia dice game.  Dice is included on page two.  Just print on cardstock and tape together. To play:  Groups of 2-4 students (after they have colored and cut page 3) take turns rolling the dice and adding a piece to their cornucopia.  First person to fill it is the winner!  Then everyone can glue the items in and take home! Click to DOwnload the Cornucopia Thanksgiving GAme Easy to set-up and... 

15 Nov

Thought I would share with you some of my favorite activities for November learning in Preschool and Kindergarten today and on Sunday share some of my faves for first and second grades. Let’s start with some Turkey and Tractor fun.   You can see my two favorite books above for Turkey and Tractor Fun in Preschool and Kindergarten! Otis and Run Turkey Run Make some Turkey heads.  I have the free printable to use below… Here is a fun T is for Turkey and Tractor Printable.  This is free to print along with the turkey heads... 

2 Nov
Turkey Verbs

It’s been a bit since I have shared a NEW and FREE printable!  Today is the day!!!  Here’s a fun verb lesson for October.  Three free printables for you to download!Use the above cards to act out the verbs with your class! Then have your students cut out the words and glue the verbs next to the verb turkey. Then have your students pick three Turkey Verbs.  They should use them in a sentence and then illustrate the sentence. Turkey Verbs Printables Seen Above – Click and Use! See more Thanksgiving Themed Ideas by clicking... 

1 Nov
Teacher Halloween Quote

You did it, you survived Halloween!!!  When you are ready to Gobble, you must see the ideas here and here! Be sure you download my free Thank You God Ideas… and for those that are super planners…  bring on the winter fun with 100′s of ideas here!  For Snowman Resources to use in Pre- School and Kinder… Go Here! Don’t forget to Fall Back tonight!!      

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