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27 Mar

April is coming and you know the saying…  April showers bring May Flowers.  Hopefully the April showers will bring a rainbow too.  Here are a few ideas for learning with Rainbows!!! A free printable from Teaching Heart – Have a Rainbow Race!!!  Click here to print the printable!You supply a dice with six colors (you can buy a wooden cube at a craft store and color each side). Your students roll the dice and place an x in the correct column. They play till a color wins. Like our printables? Buy some at... 

8 Mar

  There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick We love all the old lady book, from There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell! to There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!. Each “old lady” book is similar in text pattern, but each story is loved and adored by kids ages three to eight. They are always wondering what in the world the old lady will swallow next and why in the world would she swallow the things she does. In this book, the hungry old lady swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! The... 

26 Feb

O, my goodness…  Will Spring ever come?  Ugh, still tons of snow on the gound.  I can’t take it anymore. St. Patty Day is around the corner!  Let’s think Green with some great links to Spring fun! Ready for St. Patrick’s Day???http://www.teachingheart.net/stpattyday.html NEW Free Roll for Shamrocks Gameshttp://teachingheart.net/blog/2010/02/rolling-shamrocks-game.html You can print the gameboard here and watch a video of my kiddos playing the game. Like our printables, try one of our CDROM’s... 

15 Feb

Just a few idea to use with your classroom or kiddos over the winter Olympics! Get black sheet paper and cover a bulletin board with it. Place a sports boarder around the board. On a computer generate a red, white, and blue sign with the title, “Going for the Gold in Room 1!” Make the Olympic Rings out of Oaktag. Make a Tourch and Flame out of oaktage. Purchase pretend medals at a party store. Make five smaller circles on a computer and place the words, writing, growing, learning, reading, and math in each circle. Place this... 

26 Jan

From my research, I see that Phil sees his shadow about 90% of the time.  I am done with winter already, so I am hoping he doesn’t see his shadow.  And yes I do believe in the power of the Groundhog Shadow! At 7:30 AM EST on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 the world discovers if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow – predicting six more weeks of winter! Below is some Groundhog fun for your kiddos or classroom! Let’s start wth a song! Groundhog’s Day Sung to: “Mary Had a Little Lamb” Do you see your... 

22 Jan

To say thanks to our Yahoo Groups members, Teaching Heart Blog Readers, and Facebook members, we are offering 15% off your instant packet orders when you order from:http://teachingheart.cerizmo.com/and use the discount code: teachingheart15 That is 15% off your shopping cart…  Fill up! This offer goes till Feb. 1st…. Don’t delay!!! Be sure to check out our newest packet and download the free printable.  http://www.teachingheart.net/winterprintables01.html Enjoy! var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher";... 

15 Jan

Hello Teaching Heart Readers! Hope this finds you all well and happy in 2010!Below are links to many updated pages on Teaching Heart… At each page you will find free printables, ideas, lessons, links and more for the given topics. 100th Ideas:http://www.teachingheart.net/hundreddays.htmlMLK Ideas:http://www.teachingheart.net/happymlkbooks.htmlJust updated with new printables and all the links are working…Valentine’s Day:http://www.teachingheart.net/valentinesdaypage.html Updates and will update through Jan., so keep checking!Snowy... 

5 Jan

Graphing is a must teach subject.  It is a part of all state assesments.  It is very important for your kiddos to have many opportunities to graph.  Here is an activity that is appropriate for grades PreK to third.  It can be modified to meet your grade level.  Above is a graph to use after reading a variety of fairytales.  Have your students select their favorire by placing an icon next to their choice.   Once your students finish the graph, then they can answer questions about the graph.  ... 

30 Dec

Let’s start with some snow… Add a carrot for the nose and a magic hat! Here are a few ideas for fun with your snowman! Snowman Song: (Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)I’m a little snowman, round and fat. Here are my mittens, Here is my hat.When the sun comes out I melt away. See you next year On a snowy day. ~ Author Unknown Free Printables ***Sorting Gingerbread & Snow Friends – The student cuts out various pictures of snowmen and then sorts them on a sorting sheet (k-2). The student answers question... 

18 Dec

I know I am busy… There isn’t much time left before the big day. There is still so much to do at my house. One of the most difficult things to do is keep the kids busy while you do your to-do list. Here are a few sites that may help with that… http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html – This has a little Santa Village and each day they add a new game. My seven year old loves the games. I lost track of how long he was on this site yesterday and I am sure it was over an hour – bad mommy! Anyhow on Christmas Eve... 

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