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Friday, November 30, 2012

December Writing Prompts

December Daily Journal Prompts: Daily journal writing prompts for every day in December. Themed writing prompts.
 Santa Writing Prompts. Click Picture To Download.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Use Santa to help your students learn language skills this holiday season. This Freebie includes a five page read-aloud story about Santa's punctuation problem, followed by two language worksheets for each grade level from first to fifth. Each worksheet has the common core standards it addresses in the lower right hand corner!

This Freebie includes:
Teacher Notes
5 page original story
10 worksheet pages:
2 for first grade (commas and ending punctuation)
2 for second grade (commas in a letter, using an apostrophe)
2 for third grade (commas and quotation marks, punctuation in a letter)
2 for fourth grade (capitalization, commas and quotation marks)
2 for fifth grade (Demonstrate command of conventions of English, commas in a series, commas to set off words such as yes and no.
K-12 Subject:
Reading, Grammar, Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa 
Grade Level(s):
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Art Quilt. Love it!!!!

AWESOME IDEA! Gallon Ziploc bags + Duck tape = An art quilt! Students' work slides in the back. You won't see where it says Ziploc because that is on the back side!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fun For The Holidays!

Mix dry ingredients.  Next mix water and oil together than add to dry ingredients.  Put in sauce pan cook on medium 2-3 minutes. 
Stir constantly till dough pulls away from sides. 
Take out and knead - sprinkle cinnamon on the table to make it easier and get the right constancy.  Store in closed container.

Put this in a  cute christmas bag, tie on a ribbon and make the tag to give as a gift!
Make the Tag!

Ingredients:  (not for eating!) 
     *  1 1/2 cups (8oz) ground cinnamon (can add dash of nutmeg/cloves –whatever you want!)
     *  1 cup applesauce (store bought works best)
     *  1/3 cup white school glue (Elmer's or other brand)

Simply mix these 3 ingredients together. After it's mixed plop it down onto wax paper (or the counter) and use extra cinnamon to "flour" working area especially if dough is a little sticky. Lightly knead the dough.
 Ingredients:  (not for eating!) 

     *  1 1/2 cups (8oz) ground cinnamon (can add dash of nutmeg/cloves –whatever you want!)
     *  1 cup applesauce (store bought works best)
     *  1/3 cup white school glue (Elmer's or other brand)

Roll out to 1/4"  and use Christmas cookie cutters for your shapes.
Use a straw for poking a hole on the top.

Let them dry for about 4 days turning them over at least once a day.  If you want to speed up the process you can bake for an hour at 200 F and let air dry 24 hours after that.  I did one batch in the oven and the other on a cooling rack.  The air drying on a cooling rack turned out looking more "professional" but if this is just a fun craft for kids who cares.   Actually I just let mine cool after the hour of baking and the kids painted on them right away.  What kid can wait 4 days to finish a project!
Once dry feel free to paint them using puffy paint or glitter paint.  Or make it really easy on yourself and just personalize it with a Sharpie pen! (they have cool silver sharpies that would really look nice!)

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Treats!

These make such a fun treat whether for it for adults or children!  You could make them for co-workers, or a class party! Use as your place settings for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Waffle Cone Cornucopia

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Materials Needed:
Small waffle cones
Chex mix with Reese’s pieces (or other desired candies)
Cellophane Paper
Bring 1-2 inches of water to boil in a pot and place a steamer basket on top.  Put 2 cones at a time in the steamer and steam for appoximately 90 seconds or until waffle cones have softened.  Remove from steamer and form into a cornucopia shape.  Use the end of a spoon or pen to curl up the end of the waffle cone.  Place on a cookie sheet to let cool.  Cool completely then fill with chex mix with Reese’s pieces candies (you can also use runts candies, Candy Corn, etc.)  Place in celephane paper and tie with a ribbon.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies Recipe

Pilgrim Hat Cookies Recipe
1 cup vanilla frosting 
7 drops yellow food coloring 
32 miniature peanut butter cups 
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) fudge-striped cookies 
32 pieces orange mini Chiclets gum 
In a small shallow bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups.  
Holding the bottom of a peanut butter cup, dip top of cup in yellow frosting. Position over center hole on the bottom of cookie, forming the hatband and crown. Add a buckle of Chiclets gum. Repeat with remaining cups and cookies. Yield: 32 cookies.
 Tom Turkey Cookies

What you will need:
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, or Oreo style sandwich cookies
Candy Corn
Chocolate frosting
Hershey’s Whoppers
Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
White tubed frosting

First, you take the cookie, and 6 pieces of candy corn, and insert them into the sandwich frosting, tip first, so that it creates a tail fan.

Next, take the frosting, peanut butter cup, and whopper, and let's make a body. Unwrap the peanut butter cup (actually unwrap two- one to use, one to eat), and turn it on it's side. Smear a bit of frosting onto the top, and press the whopper into it.

From there, you will want to use the white frosting to create two eyes, and a small mouth on the milk ball- you'll want the smaller flat side of the peanut butter cup facing outward.

From there, cover the larger flat side of the PB Cup with more frosting, and press it onto the cookie, towards the bottom away from the tail fan. Use a second cookie to lay flat, and use frosting to secure the bird to the bottom cookie, so it has a 'stand'.

You can play around with other items- some people break the tip of a candy corn off, and use it for a beak on the whopper for the turkey.

For the next treat, you will want: 
Round, baked sugar cookies 
Chocolate or Vanilla Frosting 
M&M Mini's 
Orange tubed frosting

Frost a rainbow type arch along one side of the cookie, and start laying out candy corn on it, to create a tail fan- these can either stick out past the cookie, or be completely on the cookie.
Using more frosting, secure 2 M&M Mini's in the middle to use as eyes.
With the orange tubed frosting, use the small round piping head, and pipe on two feet, and you have adorable Turkey sugar cookies for Thanksgiving!
 Rating 560 60 Ii

Thursday, November 15, 2012


 Inference Activity Activity: Match the Statement Card to the Emotion Card.
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  Inferences Worksheet – Who Am I?: Read the paragraphs below. Think about who the narrator is in each short story. Try to picture the character. Check the best answer that tells who the character is.

Inferences Worksheet – When Am I?: Read the paragraphs below. Think about when the story takes place. Try to picture the time. Check the best answer that tells when we are in the story.
Inferences Worksheet – Where Am I?: Read the paragraphs below. Think about where the narrator is in each short story. Try to picture the setting. Check the best answer where the story takes place.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Winter Theme Phonic Center Activities

Getting Ready for Winter with Center Ideas.
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Getting ready for Winter!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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The unit contains patterns for the cute little craft connection and reader's response writing activity, the poem, math tub materials and recording sheets.The unit also includes a site where you can go to see and have the book read to your kiddos, just in case you can't find the book!!

Everyone loves Thanksgiving Stickers! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Veterans Day Ideas.

This freebie includes:
*Facts about Veterans Day and its beginnings
*Word Search with answer key
*Acrostic Poem
*Make your own dog tags
*Veterans- Can/Are/Have page
Veteran's Day writing template for K-1. Use to thank veteran's for their service to our country. Display in hallways with artwork attached or send as a letter to an adopted veteran!
Veteran's Day - Remembering Our Armed Forces
Word Card Freebie
This file was designed to let students practice reading and talking about words related to Veteran's Day and the Armed Forces. 64 word cards for your students to use.

Ideas for using the Veteran's Day Word Cards:
Sort nouns by person, place, or thing
Sort nouns by abstract or concrete
Sort nouns by common and proper
Have students choose words to write some sentences with.
Have students use words to write a story.
Sort words by vowel patterns

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Storybook/Novel Souvenirs

Love this idea! This can be used for all grade levels, even the little kiddos can do this one. The plastic containers could baby wipe containers, oatmeal containers or whatever will work for you. Your kiddos decorate them to make them unique. Here's a letter that can help explain it:

Dear Families,

Your child is bringing home a white plastic container to decorate.  Help them be creative!  Let your child have fun.  Please make their name part of the decoration, too.

This container will act as a treasure chest (which they will keep in class) for souvenirs based on the storybooks/novels we will read this year in class together. 

What are Souvenirs?
Souvenirs help stories come alive and increase the excitement of sharing literature with others. Souvenirs are concrete memories or reminders of stories we have read in class. The item might be a button, a bell, a feather, or some other kind of trinket that would relate to the story.  Children can use them to re-tell and talk about stories they have heard.  The ability to re-tell a story is an important reading skill and helps children develop stronger comprehension and memory skills. 
Students will present their souvenir to the class and discuss the reason they chose this particular item to help them remember the story.  The important thing to remember about souvenir items is that they should be small enough to fit in their treasure chest and inexpensive. 

Your child must choose a souvenir that will help them remember their favorite part (or character) of the story, (for example: Book: Harry Potter Souvenir: wizard hat eraser). 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Too Cute! Makes a great holiday gift

Trace Your Arms and Mail A Hug to your Grandparents! #mail #grandparentsday #valentines

What do grandparents like best? Hugs from their grandkids!
Since you can’t ship the kids to Grandma (even if you’d like to!)
trace their outstretched arms to create a giant tangible
“hug” that you can roll up and mail.
We can LAMINATE to last forever!

Friday, November 2, 2012

More November....

This fun Thanksgiving themed work station is a great way to practice letter recognition! Print the work mats and letter cards. Place the letter cards in a seasonal container. Have the children choose a letter card, identify the letter, and match it to the letter on the work mat.
Grade Level(s):
Pre-K, Kindergarten 
Are you looking for a great sight word game for to keep your little turkeys busy and having fun and learning at the same time. Well, this is the game for you. These poor turkeys lost their feathers. Can you help them find their feathers by putting the correct letter feathers that match the sight word back on them. These turkeys come in black and white and color for printing purposes. There are two different recording sheets to meet the needs of your learners.
A game your students will want to play all month long!
Grade Level(s):
Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Homeschooler
This is a set of November calendar cards numbers 1-30 with a Holiday Thanksgiving and Veterans Day card option!Also included are 2012 and 2013 year cards! These cards are set up in an "ABCC Pattern" rotation!
Grade Level(s):
Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second 

Thanksgiving Decorating Idea: