Jan Brett Activities: Jan Brett is the perfect author for this time of year. Her books and illustrations are fun to share. My students are especially fond of the windows on each page that show what is coming and what has happened. First up is The Hat since this is the book I made my first activity for because I couldn’t find anything I liked.
The Ugly Pumpkin The Ugly Pumpkin is the perfect book for that awkward time between Halloween and Thanksgiving that flies by! It is a sweet story that is a fresh take on the traditional classic, The Ugly Duckling. My students LOVED the book and making the craft made it even that much more fun! The author of the story is Dave Horowitz and if it’s
Back to School Read Alouds Back to School Read Alouds: Read alouds are one of my favorite things in the whole world. Here is a list of my best picks for beginning of the year read alouds. How Do Dinosaurs Go To School? I really love to read this book. My students roar with laughter as we read about the dinosaurs that don’t know how
Story Retell Hands Story Retell Hands: I’m teaming up this week with ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers for an awesome activity for story retell! Kids love puppets. Retell is a common standard found in classrooms. Students use the hands to identify characters, setting, and plot. I included a variety of sizes and types, depending on the level and need of your classroom. You can find the story retell
Mr Tiger Goes Wild Activities Mr Tiger Goes Wild Activities: One of my biggest obsessions is children’s literature and my newest favorite author is Peter Brown. He has written some great books like My Teacher is a Monster (great for the standard of using illustrations to understand the story) and You Will Be My Friend. My current favorite book is Mr Tiger Goes Wild. The illustrations
I Wanna Iguana Activities I Wanna Iguana activities for the Letter I! I love the book and it’s so perfect for the letter I (and also for persuasive writing). I have had my firsties in the past write a letter home to their parents persuading them to let them have a specific pet. For Kindergarten, we just discussed what we’d “wanna” have as a pet and
We had fun with the 3 Little Pigs this week in K! We read different versions and talked about characters and Beginning Middle, and End. My Kinders cut up construction paper and glued it onto cardstock houses that I had pre-cut. They had the best time arranging the “bricks, sticks, and straw”! The idea for the houses came from Life in First Grade! Love