Classroom Downloads for November

Here are a few great classroom downloads (also perfect for home school, families and daycare) for the month of November that I thought would be nice to share with you.

First up are these adorable alphabet trace and print worksheets! Designed with two letters per page, these make great booklets once cut and stapled together! Available in both lower and upper case formats. I think they are absolutely perfect for preschool and kindergarten as emergent literacy activities.

Support your students’ ongoing learning with their own personal desk dictionary. Pre-filled with the top 100 Dolch high-frequency sight words (grade specific), these dictionaries also provide plenty of space for new words that are personalized to each student’s individual spelling needs. Great resource to use instead of a word wall. They are available for Kindergarten up to Fourth Grade, so be sure to check them out.

Here is a common core aligned math centre packet that uses dice to practice addition skills in a playful way. Children are asked to roll and add to 10, roll and add to 20, roll and add 2 dice together and roll and add 3 dice together. Can be played independently or with a partner.

I hope you enjoy these classroom downloads for November as much as I do!

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TpT Store Sale {FREEBIES and Discounts} 10.10.14 – 10.14.14.

To celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, I am throwing a SALE over at TeachersPayTeachers from October 10th, 2014 to October 13th, 2014 :)

I am discounting ALL my store items – and of course I have FREEBIES included as well!  If you are not already a free member of TeachersPayTeachers, simply sign up for free. It takes about a minute of your time and then you can download my freebies off the site. Thank you for all your continued support! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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Halloween downloads for October

We are now in our second month of school – woohoo, we’re surviving! 😉 October brings lots of fun learning opportunities and I’d like to share with you a few of my favourite Halloween downloads. I think they’re pretty perfect for the classroom, home school room, family room and daycare room alike.

First up  –  a 15 page Halloween themed activity packet for children in grades K-2. These fun Halloween downloads are great for morning work throughout the month. I like that a good chunk of these Halloween downloads can be completed alone or together with a partner – it’s really up to preference how you’d like used. This packet is comprised of fun math and English language arts activities that students love to do.

A special Halloween packet for students in Kindergarten to Grade Two is also available in a Canadian version. It entails worksheets that involve colouring by words/numbers/adding/subtracting as well as counting to 100, matching, rhyming, patterning, and creative writing.

Another great activity is this fall themed word scramble…and don’t fret – it comes with its own answer key 😉

Finally, here is a really sweet 12 page interactive emergent reader for preschool children (ages 2-5) with a Halloween theme. Simply print, cut, staple and color the pages together with the children. The story follows the familiar rhythm of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?”

I hope you enjoy these Autumn & Halloween downloads for October as much as I do! Happy teaching, everyone!

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Classroom downloads for September

School is back in full swing and fall is definitely upon us. Here are a few great classroom downloads (also perfect for home school, families and daycare) for the month of September that I thought would be nice to share with you.

First up  –  20 page substitute teacher plans for first and second grade teachers. These are also great for morning work activities and on days when you have limited students present (ie. snow days). Each pack is comprised of math and English language arts activities.

 

Another great resource is this fantastic student weekly behavior chart! It is the perfect tool for communicating students’ daily behavior (both positive and negative) to parents. In addition, this would make a great behavior management tool for strictly home use too! Simply fill it out at night before bed as you chat with your child about their day. Couple it with a reward at the end of the week to motivate your child to behave appropriately all week long! Note – a copy of this download is also available with the Canadian spelling of “behavior”.

Here is a really sweet 12 page interactive emergent reader for young children (ages 2-5) about Fall. Simply print, cut, staple and color the pages with your students/children. The story follows the familiar rhythm of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?”

I hope you enjoy these Classroom downloads for September as much as I do! Happy Fall, everyone!

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“No Junk” Easter Gifts for Children

Every year at Easter we put together a little scavenger hunt for our boys – but it’s a little different than most, since we really enforce the “no junk” rule.

"no junk" Easter Gifts for children

“no junk” Easter Gifts for children

While we make exceptions to what our kids eat, I’m just not a fan of bombarding them with tons of tiny “hardly real ingredients” chocolates. So the hubby and I started a fun little tradition years ago where we set up a treasure hunt of sorts, and the boys find little gifts left by the Easter Bunny on their way.

The Easter Bunny will of course bring 1 chocolate treat for each boy, but just one. Some of the “no junk” Easter Gifts for children the Easter Bunny likes to leave our kids include puzzles and art materials, but usually our kids each get one new Spring outfit, along with some other little goodies!  It’s a fun morning of surprises and our children know that the Easter Bunny only brings items they can use so we aren’t filling up the landfill with more useless “junk”.

Some great “no junk” Easter Gifts for children include:

  • Spring Outfit
  • Running Shoes
  • Rain Boots
  • Rain Coats
  • Sun Hat or Sunglasses
  • Bathing Suit
  • Art supplies
  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Deck of Cards
  • Kite
  • Sand Toys
  • Bubbles
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Gardening kit

Aside from chocolates, what does the Easter Bunny bring to your house?

If you liked this post – you might also want to read my post on DIY Natural Easter Egg Dyes!