How to Build a Snowman (A Writing Activity)

How to Build a Snowman UPDATED VERSION NOW AVAILABLE The snow finally fell! Last Wednesday morning, we woke to about 2 inches of snow on our front lawn and that is when the excitement began. My boys were ecstatic and … Continue reading 

Scarecrow Writing Activity

Scarecrow Writing Activity I am always looking for fun ways to celebrate fall. In the past, I have shared a  collection of my favorite books about scarecrows, a scarecrow rhyme and craft and a scarecrow drawing activity. Scarecrow Writing Activity … Continue reading 

Circus Themed Writing, Reading, Math and Craft Activities

Circus Themed Writing, Reading, Math and Craft Activities I  have been looking and looking for good circus related activities to use with my first graders. We do a unit on how we express ourselves and the students use their “talents … Continue reading 

Fortunately by Remy Charlip

Fortunately by Remy Charlip This is such a fantastic story to read and use as a starting point for students to create a, “Fortunately, Unfortunately” story of their own. Fortunately by Remy Charlip Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise … Continue reading 

FREE Printables for 100s Day

FREE Printables for 100s Day 100s Day is not complete without some fun reflections. I love these printables because they really make the kids think and their ideas are wonderful and, at times, hilarious. These printables are FREE.  See links … Continue reading 

FREE Short Vowel Word Families Flip Books

FREE Short Vowel Word Families Flip Books A gift for you all! 5 FREE Short vowel flip books to go with your spelling and reading programs.  These flip books go especially well with Words Their Ways Letter Name Sorts for … Continue reading