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Christopher Columbus Day Haiku Poetry Mini Lesson Craftivity
Sep
30
2012

 

Columbus Day Poetry Unit: Have fun with poetry as you teach your students to write a haiku about Columbus Day using this resource complete with four different craftivities to display the final haiku.
 
This set includes a color and black and white version of a Christopher Columbus craftivity, a telescope craftivity, a ship craftivity, and a Columbus day frame craftivity where your students will write the haiku poems. These will make a great bulletin board.
 
You'll also love the teaching help. You'll find four graphic organizers, an informational sheet on how to write a haiku, a showing words exercise, a dictionary activity, and a thesaurus activity that all help your students learn to write a haiku. 
 
keywords: Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus, craftivity, poetry, haiku, dictionary skills, holiday, across the curriculum, robin sellers
F is for Firefighter and Fire Safety: { Math Literacy and Fun Activities }
Sep
30
2012

 

Firefighter, Fire Safety, and Fun: This set includes three different learning centers and activities for the letter F, firefighters, and fire safety..
 
--A fun and cute firefighter themed 1-12 numbers clip it set with an answer sheet. 
---Writing prompts and drawing pages for firefighter prompts where students can imagine, write and draw or just draw. This includes two graphic organizers. (color and black and white versions)
---Coloring pages for letter recognition including F is for fire truck,  A is for ax, H is for hydrant, H is for hose, E is for extinguisher, F is for firefighter, D is for Dalmatian (or dog), H is for hat, H is for hat, and L is for ladder. 
---Teaching Suggestions and instructions
(28 pages total)
keywords: Fall, fire safety, firefighters, fireman, fire fighters, October, math center, literacy center, pre-k, Kindergarten, holiday, across the curriculum, social studies, robin sellers
Apple Craft: {Life Cycle of an Apple Craftivity}
Sep
30
2012

Create a 3-D Apple craft this fall that also teaches the life cycle of a an apple. This craft is perfect for fall or Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and with life cycle of plant studies and life cycle of trees units.

Your apple craftivity includes directions, patterns, life cycle of an apple sequencing cards, and life cycle of an apple poster. *This activity is also available in my Johnny Appleseed Unit.

Keywords: Autumn, fall, apple, apples, life cycle, science, holidays, craft, craftivity, October, plants

The "amason" Shop
Sep
30
2012
I have been teaching Kindergarten for 13 years and it is my passion!  I love creating new products to use with my kiddos and am so excited to share them with you!

Visit the amason shop on Teachers Notebook
A NOT SO SCARY HALLOWEEN
Sep
30
2012

 

Skeletons, Spiders, and Bats… OH MY!  Welcome to a NOT so scary Halloween.  In this gigantic unit (OVER 120 PAGES) I tried to incorporate many whimsical images of friendly Halloween characters and yummy treats.  Included are the following activities:

Graphic organizers, writing papers and non-fiction book suggestions for both bones and spiders

Skeleton craftivity pattern

Spider themed more > and less < math center with corresponding worksheets

Mummy themed sentence making literacy center

Two sentence worksheets that reinforce the concepts of capitalization and punctuation.

Bat themed antonym /opposite matching center

Costume Writing Prompt with primary lined paper and wide ruled papers (your choice)

Three Dimensional shape game with a Trick or Treat candy theme

Initial sound blends dr & tr word sort and writing activity with a Trick or Treat theme

Candy Corn Addition Puzzles for equations resulting in sums 4 through 20.

Candy Corn sight word Bingo game

Candy Corn measurement activity with 13 different game boards and a blank for you to personalize

Boo! This is a regional game and it is very cute and helps build rapport and a sense of community in school buildings.

ABC order activity and sentence writing

Popcorn boxes  2 patterns; 1 plain box & 2 with autumn graphics for students to color.

Directions for spider party favors

Charades cards

Ending sound center with worksheets for students discriminate between real and non real words

Two Making Words and Coloring activity sheets that are similar to the preview file.

COMMON CORE ALIGNED IEP GOAL AND OBJECTIVE BANK
Sep
30
2012

My Common Core Aligned IEP Goal and Objective Bank is an ESSENTIAL tool for primary special education teachers. Components of the Bank include:
1) IEP Goals and Objectives for each standard in the subject areas of English Language Arts – Reading; English Language Arts – Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language; and Mathematics for all the primary grades - Kindergarten through Grade 3;
2) An Introduction and User’s Guide which describes the Bank in detail and explains a 6-step process for aligning IEP goals and objectives to the Common Core State Standards; and
3) A worksheet correlated to the 6-step process that IEP teams can use when determining what standards/goals/objectives to include on a student’s IEP and how to individualize them for each student.


The Bank contains the Common Core Standards and deconstructs or unpacks the standards into measurable goals and objectives, written in behavioral terms required by IDEA and most school districts. The Bank is in Word Document format, which makes it simple to cut and paste goals and objectives into lesson plans and IEP documents. Download the preview and check out this awesome resource for primary special education teachers! This bank correlates to my CCSS aligned special education lesson plan templates also in my shop.

Election Day! {Creative Clips Digital Clipart}
Sep
30
2012

Get your kids excited and educated about election day with this fun clipart for your lessons and materials! This set is PACKED with patriotic favorites. Included are a total of 40 images (this includes the color versions and digital line art for each corresponding image (black and white versions). All image files are in png format so they can be easily layered as you create your lessons or products. 

Due to the large number of images and size of this set, the file will download as a zip file and you will just unzip it after purchase to access the individual images.

Creative Clips Digital Clipart is created by Krista Wallden. All free and paid graphics may be used for personal and commercial use. No additional licenses are required, however, please read my Terms of Use regarding how to give credit and link back to my TN shop, if you choose to use my clipart. Thank you! Enjoy!

All designs and images are creative property of Krista Wallden and should not be redistributed unless incorporated and secured in a new original design/product.

Hunting for Homographs
Sep
30
2012

 

Jungle Themed Homograph Packet

Includes:

Homograph Lesson Page

Homograph List Page

3 Printable Practice Fill in the Blank Wkshts

6 Printable Practice Sentence pages 

Can be used as practice/assessments

Common Core and Cal. State Standards

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The "Fun-in-1st-Grade" is running a Giveaway Promotion!
Sep
30
2012
Halloween Bingo Game
Sep
30
2012

Colorful, ready-to-go Halloween Bingo Game. 30 Bingo cards and the calling cards are all included. If you laminate the cards they will last for many years and can be reused over and over again.

This is can also be purchased as part of my Halloween Worksheets and Activities package at:

http://www.teachersnotebook.com/product/TeachingTreasures/halloween-worksheets-and-activities