Mother's Day Freebies and More!

28 April 2016
I thought I would take time to put together a post of some of my Mother's Day freebies and more.  As always feel free to pin and click on the images to check out the packets on TpT.

I decided my "Mom, I love you to pieces." card needed a facelift.  I updated it and you can continue to download it for free. 

I also have this handprint card in my store for free:

If you are looking for a gift for your students to make their mother's or special person, check out this brand new packet.

Here is a free Homework Pass but the twist is that is for the mother.  My colleague suggested a few years back that we give moms the week off from H.W. the week before Mother's Day.   We all agreed it was a great idea.  We know how hard it is to get children to do their homework!  I made this little Mother's Day Homework Pass freebie if you would like to join in our tradition. 

Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you find some inspiration for honoring Mother's Day with your students.  

Letter Writing

16 April 2016

In my first grade classroom, we have been working on our letter writing skills.  The students are having a blast!   

We start our unit with an intro to letter writing with the adorable book, Please, Write Back.  I let the students choose to write to whoever they want.  Some of my sweeties, chose to write to me. 

We also learned about persuasive letter writing through Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type  and Giggle, Giggle, Quack.

Another favorite series for persuasive letter writing is the I Wanna Iguana, I Wanna New Room, and I Wanna Go Home books by Karen Kaufman Orloff.  My students and I love to laugh and these books deliver the laughs!

If you want to continue the laughter and the persuasive letter writing, check out The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.

This year we did not get to do our Tooth Fairy letters but here are photos from years past. 

I encourage you to check out my Letter Writing resource on TpT for more ideas and letter writing themed printables.   I thoroughly enjoy teaching this unit.

I also have this freebie for you.   Just click to download from Google Drive.

Here are the links to a few of the many letter writing themed books I utilize:

1st Grade April Math Centers

28 March 2016

I just finished my 1st Grade April Math Centers Packet.  Here are some images from what is included.  Click on the pictures to check out the packet on TpT.

Thanks for stopping by!

Spring Whites

26 March 2016
I am trying out Polyvore to get my Teacher Style tab going.  It is pretty easy to use.  I wish it were affiliate links for me and not Polyvore, but oh well!  I just bought this dress below for Orlando and I love the way it fits!  So flattering.  Think spring, right?
Spring Whites

STEM Freebies & More

17 March 2016

I am here with some STEM freebies and links.   I am going to be honest and tell you that I have yet to implement STEM in my classroom but I want that to change!  I have been pinning and saving resources on Pinterest to find ways to incorporate STEM into my curriculum.   STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

CITGO Fueling Education has launched a FREE website to help make implementing STEM in your classroom easier. Their goal is to celebrate STEM education, as well as imagination and innovation in classrooms across America, through teacher support and FREE classroom resources.  You can check out their website HERE.

There are amazing free resources on the site like these.  Click the images to check them out!

CITGO also has a contest for you...
Contest Details:
Click HERE to tell us how your students use STEM learning to boost their creative and critical thinking skills and your classroom could win amazing prizes from CITGO and renowned STEM educator, Steve Spangler. Steve Spangler could visit your school (grand prize) or your students could have the opportunity to attend one of Steve Spanglers' "Science in the Rockies" workshops (9 prizes) or your classroom could win a $1,000 National School Supply Voucher -- Ninety (90) teachers will win a voucher from National School Supply for $1,000 in classroom supplies! 

STEM Toolkit Bonus: Be one of the first teachers to enter and you'll receive a free STEM toolkit with loads of fun STEM "Imagination Lab" experiments, a free classroom poster and much more. (Available while supplies last). 

As mentioned above, you can also download the STEM toolkit & download individual STEM content for use in your classrooms

Check out CITGO Fueling Good on FB, Twitter,  & YouTube.

I hope to be back with STEM themed posts.  I plan on using the free CITGO lessons to get me started with STEM!

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