Sunday, September 28, 2014

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (September 29th-October 3rd)

Welcome back to Markdown Monday!!


Please add your link below to join the linky fun!
Link a product from your TpT store that you would
like to "markdown" until Friday, October 3rd.
How much you markdown your product is up to you!
We would love it if you displayed your product and the linky on your blog and then link back to us. Thanks so much and have fun!
If you're not selling, but looking for bargains, please check out the fabulous discounted products in the linky party below! (Be sure to check back all week as teachers may be adding products throughout the week.)

This week we are featuring:


It is 50% off!
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Our "Colors All Around" pack is full of books and activities that focus on different colors while providing lots of practice on early reading strategies and fine motor skills.

The reproducible interactive color books provide practice with coloring, cutting, gluing, left to right reading, tracking print, word matching, identifying high frequency words, and using picture clues! Wow! Soooo many important skills in one activity! Each book uses a predicable text pattern with a variety of introductory sight words for beginning readers. We have included books for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, white, and black in this pack! 



Also included in this pack are pictures for coloring, cutting and gluing practice. We like to call this coloring and cutting boot camp! Haha! After our colors unit and lots of practice with somewhat tricky shapes, their coloring and cutting improves a ton, no matter where they began. Then, we turn their hard work into a keepsake paint palette book to save at home. Fun!

Coloring the pictures!

A finished page!

Cover of the book!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Markdown Monday Linky Party! September 22nd - September 26th


Welcome back to Markdown Monday!!
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Link a product from your TpT store that you would
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This week we are featuring:

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Our students absolutely love this fun and engaging scavenger hunt! They have fun working in cooperative groups to match a numeral to a set. Each group has a checklist which shows how many of each object they must find on their scavenger hunt. 

First, children line up the numerals in correct order.

Then they go on a hunt around the classroom for the set of objects that have the correct number they need from their checklist. 

They bring the set back to where their numbers are lined up and match the set with the correct numeral.

Then they check the set off of their checklist.

All done!

We hope you enjoy this activity as much as we do!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!

Who LOVES the "old lady" books? We do...and so do our students!

This weekend, we are offering our entire pack for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves for FREE in our TpT store! The pack has 24 pages of retelling, writing, and match activities to go along with this fun book for you to use in your classroom. We hope you love it!

We have a color copy of the old lady in the pack as well as a reproducible one for students to color.

We laminate the lady, cut the laminating out of her mouth, cut a backside, and staple them together.

Here is a child coloring her old lady:

We also have color and reproducible copies of the objects the lady eats in the story.

Here a child is looking back in the book so she colors her pictures the right color.

After examining the book, she gets to work!

Now, she is ready to eat!

The children retell the story by sequencing the items that she eats while they feed them to the lady. They think it's hilarious that they can feed her and see the pictures in her belly!


The children love to tell the story together or take turns being the storyteller. We like to put our color copies in our reading center for more fun practice later so the children can bring their own ladies home with them.

Not pictured, but also included in this (temporarily) free pack are writing follow-ups to the story and a related fall-themed complete math lesson on tally marks and data collection.

If you LOVE this lady, you can find similar packs in our story for the following books:

Soon, we will also be adding There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books and Lucille Colandro's new version of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly!

This freebie is part of the September Fun & Free Facebook Hop! Sooooo.....you can grab more freebies from other teachers too! Head on over to our Facebook page, follow the "Fun & Free" tab on the side, and hop through the pages of several teachers' pages to snag up some more goodies today and tomorrow only! Have fun!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monday Markdown Linky Party! (September 15th - September 19th)

Welcome back to Markdown Monday!!
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Link a product from your TpT store that you would
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If you're not selling, but looking for bargains, please check out the fabulous discounted products in the linky party below! (Be sure to check back all week as teachers may be adding products throughout the week.)

This week we are featuring:

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This addition pack offers a variety of activities to be used in whole group, small group, and individually. The activities hit on many of the Common Core standards and will keep your children learning and engaged in small groups and/or math centers for days! Among the activities are:

Addition Avenues

Apple Trees and Bees 


Bonkers for Bones


Calculating Cubes


House Fact Families

Mouse Munchies

So if you need activities for cooperative and hands-on math groups for addition with fact families, composing and decomposing, ten frames, etc., this pack is full of them! HALF OFF all week in the linky below! 


Monday, September 8, 2014

Markdown Monday Linky Party (September 8th - September 12th)

Welcome back to Markdown Monday!!
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Link a product from your TpT store that you would
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If you're not selling, but looking for bargains, please check out the fabulous discounted products in the linky party below! (Be sure to check back all week as teachers may be adding products throughout the week.)

This week we are featuring:
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These Alphabet Poems would be a great addition to your classroom. Included are 26 fill-in-the-blank poems. Each poem is composed of several sentences that all have a missing word. Children can use the illustrations and word bank provided to complete each poem.
These poems hit on many skills including tracking print, decoding words, finding rhyming pairs, and writing.

Here is an example of one of the poems:

We like to use the three-prong folders to store a full set of poems for each child. In kindergarten, these poems are the perfect addition to our letter of the week activities. On Fridays of each week, we complete the poem for the letter of the week to review the letter, words beginning with the letter, while also working on reading fluency together. These poems can easily be used in other grades for an independent work choice. We hope your children love them as much as ours do...especially when all 26 are finished and they get to take them home to read!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Markdown Monday Linky Party! (Sept. 1st - Sept. 5th)

Welcome back to Markdown Monday!!
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Link a product from your TpT store that you would
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This week we are featuring:
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These posters offer your students great visuals while learning about or reviewing characters, setting, and events., as well as when retelling a story. You have the option of printing the posters as a one page visual or as a poster. We like to post them on our wall near where we hold large group as well as small group for easy reference. 
We have also included a list for general comprehension questions to ask your students while focusing on the various story elements.  
Thanks for visiting! Don't forget to check out more fun products on sale from other teachers in the linky below!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Math Madness Wednesday: Ten Frames!


Everyone is always on the hunt for tips and tricks to help with math. We are linking up with Krista at Teaching Momster today to share how we use our quick, cheap, and super easy ten and twenty frames in our classrooms!

We made some ten and twenty frame workmats that require very little prep...just print, laminate, and cut apart! They're colorful and great to use with your students all year long!

We use them for number sense from 0-5 or 0-10. (You could even cut them to make a set of five frames for early pre-k or struggling students.)

We use them for counting on from 5 when learning that the first row on a ten frame is always 5. Count on with us, "Five.....six, seven." :-)

 We use them to learn addition with two color sets of manipulatives.

 We love to use our double-sided counters to show different ways to make a given number. 4 and 3 make 7, but then children can easily flip their counters on their frame to make 7 with 5 and 2 or 6 and 1, etc. These double-sided counters and ten frames are a key tool when teaching subtraction in our classrooms also!

The children also love to make up their own story problems and number sentences in the math center with other manipulatives!

When we get to teen numbers and addition of bigger numbers, our twenty frames (or double ten frames) come in handy also!

If you're looking for a great set of ten and twenty frames, you can grab them in our store for next to nothing. ;-) Check them out here.

We also have some other seasonal ten frame lessons if you search "ten frames" in our store. Thanks for stopping by!

Hop on over and visit the Teaching Momster to view other amazing  products from your fellow teachers in this fun linky party!

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