Monday, August 3, 2015

Kids' Favorites!

If you have already downloaded this, please download it again. The packet has been updated! It's FREE!

Your students will have fun filling out this sheet of their favorites.  

It's a great activity for the beginning of a new school year. 

Save them and hand the sheets back to your students at the end of the year.

You'll be surprised when they tell you their favorites have changed!

favorite activities primary education

Sunday, August 2, 2015


Below is the cover of  my newest resource. I LOVE Polar bears! Who doesn't? :)

There is an informational, two page article, about the lives of polar bears in the Arctic regions and how they survive the harsh conditions. There are questions with answers and many creative, fun polar bear activities! 

I was my state's representative on the Weekly Reader National Teacher Advisory Board, for 12 years, I worked with other state representatives to discuss and develop nonfiction science and social studies articles. My students had the opportunity to read and critique articles before they were published in the student magazine! They were very excited to be part of the process!

That's when I fell in love with nonfiction, informational text and decided to develop my 
own line of nonfiction resources. 

When you're in my Teachers Pay Teachers store, look for the first packet I created about the cheetah. It's FREE!! 

If you'd l like to be notified about when I post more, follow me on TpT! :)
Click on the cover to see more. 

How can a teacher possibly teach a historical story without providing students with background information? When I first started reading Number the Stars with my students,  I had no idea how little they knew about World War II. 
I wrote an informational article about the War and included questions with answers for the packet of activities. This 78 page packet has everything you need and more! 

Also included are maps of Europe and Denmark with questions and answers. 

To see more click on the cover and view the preview of this very popular resource. 

photo of Number the Stars, PDF, Teachers Pay, Ruth S.

Have a GREAT new school year! 


Our two dachshunds are getting ready for football season! Jeffrey already made a touchdown!