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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Free Egg-Shaped Spring Bunny

Spring is in the air! Yay!
I'm ready for warmer weather.

Please click on the picture above to get your FREE template and directions to make the bunny.

I came across an egg-shaped bunny on the blog Kindergarten's 3 R's by Michaele Sommerville. It was so cute I repined it on Pinterest. Teachers loved it! But it didn't have a template or pattern to make the bunny, only directions. So to help out my teacher friends I made a template. Simply click on the picture above to get a free template and directions on how to make my bunny.

Please click below if you would like to visit Michaele's blog to see her directions and how she made her bunny. Thank you Michaele for your wonderful idea. You rock!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Tacky the Penguin

What is it that makes Tacky the Penguin so adorable?

It's because he is odd, he's not like everyone else. He's not afraid to be himself. He does his own thing! He is happy! He is brave! And he loves his friends.

I really enjoy reading the original story over and over, year after year. It makes me laugh and want to do something silly. There are lots of additional Tacky adventures, but I think the first one is the best.

If you are not familiar with the book - below is the synopsis. Please click the picture if you'd like to purchase it on amazon.

Tacky is an odd bird. Not at all like the other neat, sleek, tasteful penguins. He is a bit eccentric with his splashy cannonballs, unusual dress, and loud hearty greetings. But at the end of the day it is Tacky's annoying behaviors that save all the penguins from the terrible hunters.

I created a fun Tacky the Penguin product to go with the book. It is posted on my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Please click below to find out more.

Have a great day!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Happy New Year FREEBIES!

Just around the corner, 2015.
Happy New Year!
Wishing you all the very best for the new year!

Here are some of my favorite classroom New Year's FREEBIES posted from Pinterest.

Happy New Year 2015!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FREE Winter Holiday Writing Papers

I love the colder weather! Love the holidays! Love the months of November and December!

Thanksgiving is fun with the family. However, eating turkey is not my favorite thing. I prefer tri-tip with all of the fixings. And of course, I do enjoy eating pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.

Then there is December! Ahhhh, so beautiful. Peace and hope for the world.

Please enjoy this FREE Winter Holiday Writing Paper that I put together. Hopefully they will help motivate your students to write. Then color them and maybe even cut out the shapes and perhaps hang them up in your classroom.

Please click on the picture below to download your FREE copy.

You might also be interested in my Treasured Thoughts for December.
This fun product has five thoughtful and creative writing prompts designed to spark you students' imagination. The pages are treasure chest shaped that form a mini-book. There are also two poems that inspire students to reflect and respond. And students can use their artistic talent to create a Christmas, Holiday, December, or Happy Hug. (You choose.)

Happy Holidays!
Stay Healthy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Freebies

Finally, the weather is feeling like fall! We've had a very hot September and first week of October.

Here are some fun FREE October ideas. Please click on the pictures to link.

If you are looking for a pumpkin resource for your classroom. I have a product for sale at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Please click below to link.

Happy October,

Friday, September 12, 2014

U.S. Constitution Day - Sept. 17

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

Please visit http://www.constitutionday.com for information to share with your children/students about Constitution Day.

Below is a follow up writing and coloring worksheet that you can download for FREE. After you have had a discussion about Constitution Day have your students answer the prompt: What is the Constitution of the United States of America? Then color the worksheet and practice reading the Preamble.

God Bless the USA,

Saturday, August 16, 2014

World's Best Classroom! FREE

School has already begun for so many teachers. The district I work for starts in one more week, on the 25th of August.

I thought it would be interesting for teachers to get a quick insight into their classroom's morale after the first week of school with this fun FREE writing prompt, World's Best Classroom!

I'm sure many of you read the "first day of school" books and then discuss them. Those stories really help students with some of their fears and nerves.

After the first week or so of school copy the sheet, World's Best Classroom, for your class. Read and discuss the checklist together with your class. Then have your students write about their classroom and what they think of it and then have them explain why. Also, at the bottom of the page students can write about their best part of the day. And of course, they get to draw a picture of their teacher. Fun!

After the work is completed, students can read and share with each other what they have written. The teacher can share a few with the entire class. If there are any problems or worries about what a student has written about the classroom, this would be a great time to address it.

Please click on the picture below to print out a FREE copy at my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

Have a great day!