Thanks to the 3am Teacher for creating this cute button!
I plan to be out on Black Friday grabbing those deals. How about you? I go out with my sister-in-law. It has become a Thanksgiving tradition. Now that my niece is older (a senior in high school...can't believe it sometimes) she comes with us. Then I plan to get the rest of my shopping done online, starting with Teachers Pay Teachers. I have so many things in wishlist right now. Let me share a few with you.
UPDATE: Back from Black Friday shopping (1:00 pm) and had a great time. We went to Michaels and Wal-Mart last night. Then we hit the mall for Belk, Victoria Secret, and Bath and Body Works at midnight. After coming home and sleeping for a few hours, we went back out to the mall for American Eagle and Tommy Hilfiger (both having awesome 40% off sales). Now on to what I plan to purchase on Cyber Monday at Teachers Pay Teachers.
First, two of my favorite graphic artists are Michelle from 3am Teacher and Ashley Hughes from School Supply Addict. I have Michelle's Sweet Doodles: Frames, Borders, Lines, and Accents and Ashley's Blends & Digraphs set in my shopping cart. I have a clipart addiction and it must be fed.
I am working with third graders this year and one of the most fun activities (according to them) came from Jen at Runde's Room. She has created a series of drama circles. Drama circles are fantastic. The students get one or two cards that have activities that they must act out. She has created ones for the major holidays and beginning and end of the year. She keeps adding new ones all time. The two I have in my wishlist right now are here End of the Year one and the Christmas one.
My last share is from one of the sweetest ladies I have had the opportunity to meet online this year: Debbie from Rainbows Within Reach. She is an author and musician who shares her passion for educating through entertainment on her blog and with school visits. She has recently started her TpT store where you can buy mp3's of her songs and activities to complete with your class for each song. One of my favorite songs is "You're Wonderful" which we are going to use for our kindergarten graduation this year.
I hope you found something that you can use in your classroom. I love all of the ladies that I shared about today. If you aren't following their stores and blogs, I urge you to check them out and follow so you will not miss a single fantastic thing they produce. Pocketful of Kinders is having a linky party where other bloggers are sharing what is in their wishlists. Make sure you check her out (by clicking on her blog name or the button below) after finishing here.
Before you go, I would like to share a few things from my store that will be on sale for the Cyber Monday and Tuesday sale on TpT. I have a little bit for everyone.
First up is a Making 10 for kindergarten and first grade. Early elementary students need to be fluent in adding and subtracting within ten to build a strong foundation for future mathematical thinking. This product includes three activities and three word problems to help students practice making different combinations of ten. The activities can be used whole group, small group, or as interventions.
Fact families are way for students to become fluent in adding and subtracting withing 20 before they leave first grade. In my winter fact family packet, I have included three activities that can be used in math centers (tubs) or individually for interventions. The first activity has students created the equations to match the three numbers in the fact family (Snowman Families). The second activity has the student find the missing number before creating the fact family equations (Missing Numbers). The final activity has the students pick two numbers and create fact family equations using those two numbers (Snowflake Families).
I have been working closely with a third grade class this year to implement vocabulary instruction in the content areas. I created one unit covering vertebrates and invertebrates. The unit focuses heavily on teaching four words: classify, trait, vertebrate, and invertebrate. The teacher is given a step-by-step framework for how to teach the words explicitly. The students create graphic organizers using their knowledge of the words. Students have the opportunity to create a folding organizer, sort animals, and complete a scavenger hunt.
Not to leave out the older students, I have a novel unit that focuses on vocabulary instruction also. Reading aloud cultivates the joy of reading and motivates students to read more. Read alouds also are key to developing vocabulary. One of my favorite read alouds is The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. The students can connect to the main character, Percy Jackson, and it is action-packed so it holds their attention. I love it because I can teach Greek mythology as I read the book. The packet includes lesson plans (one per chapter with before and during questions), vocabulary word cards, and graphic organizers.
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