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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Writing....


Here are 24 thought-provoking prompts to jump-start persuasive writing. Aligned with common core objectives for persuasive writing, these prompts allow students to experiment with a variety of genres with a common purpose.  Click on picture to download.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Will he see his shadow?

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To make this cute little pop-up Groundhog, simply trace a large circle onto brown construction paper and draw a radius.  The students will cut out the circle and the radius.  Fold the circle into a cone shape and glue.
Colour the groundhog and tape him to a straw.
Attach poem to the brown "ground".
Mr. Groundhog simply pokes his head up from the ground while you are singing the song. Click on picture for FREE template download for groundhog and poem.
 
Click on picture for poem for you to use as a whole class of this song.

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February Monthly Idea Book
Cozy up this winter with the many warm and fuzzy activities from the February Idea Book! This book has dozens of fun, creative patterns and activities for these holidays and topics: Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dental Health, Healthy Hearts, Dogs and Cats and much more! Includes activities and ideas that integrate with any curriculum along with motivational awards, bookmarks, open-ended games, paper bag puppets, crafts and bulletin board patterns. 144 pages.
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Organize February Now! Book, Preschool
This series is your idea file to pull out each month to plan and get organized. Included are tons of ideas and skill builders for teaching the skills your students need, plus the forms, bulletin boards, and organizational tools you need to pull your classroom together every month. 96 pages. Available in Grades Prek - 3.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

LET'S STOP BULLYING!

What if my child is bullying others?

We talk a lot about support and care for the child who is being bullied, but in my experience (and studies support this) the student who is doing the bullying also needs support – there is nearly always an underlying issue or reason that triggers this anti-social behaviour.
If you discover your child is the bully, there are a number of things you can do to address the behaviour and help to make it stop.
Firstly, you need to take it seriously.
You need to stay calm and you need to reassure your child that while you are incredibly disappointed and disapprove of their actions, you will listen to them without judgement and help them work through any problem they may have no matter how serious.
Your child needs to understand that bullying another person is completely unacceptable and that no matter what has happened to them, it is never okay.
Talk to them about the impact on the student who is being bullied.
Try to get your child to walk in their target's shoes – how would they feel if this was happening to them?
Often children bully in an attempt to impress other kids and make friends. Your child needs to learn better ways to communicate and make friends.
Also find out if your child has ever been bullied in the past.
Often we find children who are bullies have been bullied themselves either by another student or possibly even outside of school.
Make an appointment with your child's teacher – try to find out what's going on during school hours.
  • Has your child recently changed their peer group? 
  • Are they having problems with school work? 
  • What have their teachers observed?
Parents will often ask me how they should punish their child. Should they ground them? Should they take away privileges like mobile phones and laptops?
There is no one answer that fits every case.
What I do make clear to parents is that the solution involves more than punishment. The bullying won't stop with a slap on the wrist.
They need to spend time understanding WHY their child is deliberately and repeatedly hurting another child.
We all like to think the best of our kids and it's tempting to make excuses for their behaviour – but as parents we need to make sure our children understand boundaries and what we expect of them.
Bullying is anti-social and cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.

More Bullying Statistics, Information & Resources:

Let’s keep getting this bully information and these bullying statistics out there until we live in a world where there are NO bullies! I believe that is possible, and hope you do too.
 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Passing on a little bit of Love!

Roll and Draw A Love Bug! 
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Roll and Draw a Love Bug PLACE VALUE!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Story Starter...


   
Non writers could just draw a picture.
I would love to see what the kids would write!
Great writing prompt! Hmm...what DOES the principal do all day?!?

Need more story starters?
 Story Starters Write-Abouts, Grades 1-3
Students flip through the pages in the three sections of this booklet to select a setting, a character, and a plot description. Then they put their pencils and imaginations in motion as they respond to their custom-made story starter. Language Arts, Writing. Additional Grades Available.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Just in time for the Superbowl! Here is a great motivational game for practicing multiplication facts. Kids advance down the football field game board and score touchdowns as they correctly solve facts. 80 cards are provided along with the football field game board. Football helmet game pieces are also included. Click on picture to download.

Monday, January 21, 2013

The 22-page Problem Solving Assessment Pack includes two tests, a pretest and a post test, designed to help you assess your students' math problem-solving abilities. The pretest data will enable you to determine where to begin with your problem-solving instruction; the post test data will help you track their progress later. A unique feature of this test is that it requires students to draw pictures to show how they are solving the problems. You'll be amazed at what you can learn from those pictures! Administering this test will also help you differentiate instruction after you analyze the results.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sight Words

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 Sight Words DVD, Level 1
Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English language, and this DVD helps students read them automatically. As a supplement to phonics-based strategies, Rock 'N Learn Sight Words boosts reading and spelling skills. Children learn over 60 sight words through engaging characters, entertaining songs, and fun practice. Words are presented in context to help build reading comprehension. Includes all pre-primer Dolch words, the top 20 from Fry's, and more. A bonus section helps kids with word shapes and spelling skills. Approx. 50 minutes.

Sight Words Covered:
• up • down • come • go • in • out
• of • the • a
• where • is • it • here • there
• one • two • three • red • yellow • blue • little • big
• look • see • find
• run • jump • play • away • and
• you • I • we • can • make • funny • face • get
• to • for • me • my • give • from • came • as • are
• no • not • now • said • help • will
• he • she • his • her • they • that • was • with • on

Bonus Sections:
• Word Shapes
• Pronouncing t-h-e

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 Sight Words Level 2 DVD
Help your child become a better reader! Kids read or sing along with engaging characters to learn sight words quickly and automatically. Sight words are the most common words in children's literature, and Level 2 covers all of the primer Dolch words and many words from Fry's list. Although this video picks up where Level 1 leaves off, you don't have to begin with Level 1 if your child is starting to read at an approximate kindergarten to first grade level. In fact, this program reviews many of the words found on Level 1 along with 68 new words. Approx. 61 minutes.

Sight Words Covered:
use • your • words
like • this • new • but • old • too
what • bear • black • brown • white
do • did • eat • ate • ran • say • four
dog • they • are • all • under • trees
who • will • be • good • at • am
he • came • by • get • her • went • ride • boat
yes • or • no • please • thank
that • pretty • was • on • she • saw • with
our • must • have • had • now
want • into • room • out
when • were • there • so • soon • well

Bonus Sections:
• Word Shapes
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Sight Words

Monster Munch-O Sight Words Bingo Game: 6 Different Sight Word Bingo Boards perfect for a small group learning center! Everything that you need is included.Click picture to download.

Need more sight word resources?
Digging Up Sight Words Board Game
Children learn over 260 sight words as they read aloud and make decisions. Each player draws a sentence card and chooses a sight word to complete the sentence. With a correct answer, the player collects the number of bones indicated on the card and moves ahead. The player who ends up with the most bones wins! For 2-4 players.
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Phonics Audio CD & Book
Rock 'N Learn Phonics Audio CDs & Book offers an easy and fun way to learn the phonics skills that lead to reading and spelling success. Catchy songs and rhymes help students remember basic vowels, consonants, blends, digraphs, silent e, and much more. It fits well in situations where an audio program is desired over video, such as "on the go." The audio content from the two CDs may be placed on portable devices to give students that extra edge for mastering phonics skills. Approx. 92 minutes.
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Sunday, January 13, 2013

ABC Order

 Winter ABC Order Activity – Easy: This center activity includes 3 sets of cards that students must organize alphabetically. Answer worksheet included. Click on photo to download.
Winter ABC Order Activity – Hard: This center activity includes 3 sets of cards that students must organize alphabetically. Answer worksheet included. Click on photo to download.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Telling Time Bingo Cards

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Telling Time Clock BINGO – By the Hour: Printable bingo game to help kids learn telling time by the hour on an analog clock. Skills: Telling time by the hour. Reading an analog clock.
Telling Time Clock BINGO | By the Hour – Click Here
Information: Telling Time BINGO. Clock BINGO. By the hour.
Set Includes: Printable BINGO Cards. Class set of student boards. Teacher BINGO cards.
Telling Time Clock BINGO – By the Quarter Hour: Printable bingo game to help kids learn telling time by the quarter hour on an analog clock.
Skills: Telling time by the quarter hour. Reading an analog clock.
Telling Time Clock BINGO | By the Quarter Hour – Click Here
Information: Telling Time BINGO. Clock BINGO. By the quarter hour.
Set Includes: Printable BINGO Cards. Class set of student boards. Teacher BINGO cards.
Telling Time Clock BINGO – By the Half Hour: Printable bingo game to help kids learn telling time by the half hour on an analog clock. Skills: Telling time by the half hour. Reading an analog clock.
Telling Time Clock BINGO | By the Half Hour – Click Here
Information: Telling Time BINGO. Clock BINGO. By the half hour.
Set Includes: Printable BINGO Cards. Class set of student boards. Teacher BINGO cards.

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Transparent Counters 1", Set of 250
These 1" chips are excellent for counting, sorting and for use on the overhead projector. Set of 250 packaged in a plastic bucket. Set of 1,000 packaged in a sturdy storage bin.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Spelling Ideas

 
Primary Spelling Soup Activities: Pyramids, Poetry, Practice, Word Jumble, Short Story, Picture Place, Practice Makes Better, In the News. Students must earn 15 points by Friday.
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Intermediate Spelling Soup Activities: Pyramids, Poetry, Practice, Word Jumble, Short Story, Picture Place, Practice Makes Better, In the News. Students must earn 15 points by Friday.
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Friday, January 4, 2013

Reader's Theater

 Three Billy Goats Gruff Reader's Theater Script:

Number of Characters: 4 plus a narrator.
 Grade Level: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Three Billy Goats Gruff | Reader's Theater Script – Click here
Every student gets a chance to shine in this play!
Three Little Pigs Reader's Theater Script:

Number of Characters: 5. With masks to download and wear!
Grade Level: 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Three Little Pigs | Reader's Theater Script – Click Here

Classic story and great for fluency.

 Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night Reader's Theater Script:

Number of Characters: 4
Grade Level: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night | Reader's Theater Script – Click Here

Focus on double consonants and the challenge vocabulary.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Click on picture to download FREE January Journal Prompts 

MORE WRITING IDEAS...


Author's Purpose Activity: Match the story idea cards to the correct Author's Purpose: To Inform or To Entertain. Then, use the writing paper to write either an Informational text or Entertaining Text.
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Cool Cat Sentences Activity: Sort and organize the different types of sentences (Telling Sentence, Asking Sentence, Exciting Sentence) with the matching sentence strip card.
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