Sunday, February 26, 2012

Read Across America All Time Favorite Book

What an exciting day Read Across America is! Volunteers from all walks of life share books in classrooms across the U.S. Download this FREE mini-poster before that day and follow the instructions of how to use it. Also included are websites for Glenn Weiss's song and lyrics for Read Across America! 

Click on the mini-poster for this fun activity!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Creative Activities

Oooo you rascally Leprechaun, I'm going to catch you! If I do, will you grant me three wishes??  These fun St. Patrick's Day student worksheets revolve around a one page St. Patrick's day story about the legend of Irish leprechauns. Included are: Grammar Leprechauns, a Leprechaun "Wanted" poster and more!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

You Know You're a Teacher When...

 Jeannie of Kindergarten LifeStyle has started a Pinterest Board, "You Know You're a Teacher When..." What a great idea! Thanks Jeannie!  There are sooo many funny stories that have been pinned. See Jeannie's blog button on the right side of my screen.

Here's mine....

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vocabulary Detectives 2

This is the second set of my FREE Vocabulary Detective Cards that I created when teachers told me how excited they were about my first set. Using these cards is a great way to motivate students to learn new vocabulary words and to be able to find synonyms, antonyms and homonyms when they read books in class.

Here's how I do it..

Make a Detective Jar. A Mason jar with a wide opening is the best to use.  Print a label for it on a large piece of white paper that says "Detective Jar".

Make copies of the cards for your students. Explain that you'll be running a weekly contest and that you'll pull three cards from the jar at the end of the week.  Be sure to have prizes for the winners. I order them online in bulk from the Oriental Trading Company.

Explain that there must be correct answers on the cards in order to win a prize.

Tell them they shouldn't cut the cards until they've entered the information on all cards. When they're finished they can cut the cards and fold them in half, then put them in the jar.

Hope you and your students enjoy these contests! Thanks for stopping by!


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