Monday, September 1, 2014

All About Apples: Free Resources, Free Poems, Activities, Crafts, and Books

I love apples! Fall is apple picking season so I put together some great resources for you to access books, crafts, and activities you can do with your class this September and October. If you are looking for some great books about apples for Shared Reading just click on the image below.
If you are looking for books about Johnny Appleseed you can click on the this image below. You will find summaries of all the books.
How about some free reading, writing, and other fun activities? Just click on the image below. There are  a lot of websites at Kids Konnect for other free resources as well.
I also found some fun apple facts and other activities at the site below. Just click on the image to access these resources.
You will find lots of fun things to do with apples at Scholastic such as tasting, measuring, crafts, and more. Just click on the image below.
How about some fun Apple craft ideas? You can always find some fun ones at DLTK. Just click on this Stained Glass Apple Craft below.
You can find lots of other free Apple activities at DLTK by clicking HERE

I have just created and uploaded my new "All About Apples" Unit for grades 2-3. It has 3 Reading texts including "All About Apples", a Biography of "John Chapman" and "Growing Apples" all differentiated at the 2nd and 3rd grade levels. Here is a sample of the 3 Reading Texts and Activities: 
There is an  Apple Life Cycle Picture/Fact Match and Make and Take Book Activity as well as Poetry Writing and Writing Prompts. If you would like to check out my new unit just click on the image below. Be sure to download the Preview file to see all the materials and activities in this packet and get a free activity.
Now I have a fun free packet for all of my followers and viewers. I put together some Apple Poems and Writing Activities you can use with all these great resources. Just click on the image below to download your freebie.
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Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fabulous Giveaway: Win up to $130/a day to Spend on Products of Your Choice!

My friend Danielle over at the The Learning Center is having a fantastic giveaway that you don't want to miss! 84 fabulous Teacher/Authors have donated either $10 worth of products or a Winner's Choice item over the next 5 days. Today is Day one and you can win $10.00 of free products from me and 12 others. You can enter right here on my blog and then click on the image above to read about some other details from Danielle. If you are still looking for some BTS items or some great fall materials, then this is a giveaway for you. I would love to have one of my followers win!
Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. Have a fantastic Labor Day holiday weekend!
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

September Celebrations Fun Literacy Activities and a Freebie

I love September! Here in Tallahassee it's been 100 degrees or hotter for the last 4 days but with September right around the corner I know cooler weather is on its way. All my grand kids started school last week and love their teachers and college football starts this Saturday. I decided to do a little research to see what daily, weekly and monthly celebrations are in September and was amazed at how many there are. Besides Labor Day, Grandparents Day, Patriots Day, Constitution Day, and Fall, I found some really interesting ones. Did you know that September 13th is International Chocolate Day? I love chocolate. There's National Cheeseburger Day on the 18th and International Eat an Apple Day on the 20th. September is also National Save a Tiger Month. Click HERE if you would like to read more about it.

Many teachers have enjoyed my "Welcome to School" Making Words and Sentences Freebie so I decided to make a unit with 17 of the September Celebrations and Observances that I found. This packet also includes 12 Writing Prompts for 12 of these celebrations and observations. They are all Opinion Piece writing activities. Here is a Preview of the packet below. Just click on it to read all about it and download the Preview file to see all the Celebrations and the ones that have Writing Prompts.

Did you know that September 19th is "Talk Like a Pirate Day"? I remember when my grand son dressed up as a pirate for Halloween one year. Well I put together a fun free packet called "Talk Like a Pirate Day Literacy Activities" that includes some of the words that pirates say and what they mean.
Making Words and Sentences and Writing Prompts. Just click on the image below to download your free packet.
Hope your students have fun on "Talk like a Pirate Day". Arrrrrrr!
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Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students. Have a great week and Labor Day Weekend!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Bonus Sale Linky

Today Teachers Pay Teachers is having a 2nd Back to School Sale. Everything in my store is 20% off on August 20th- then add the PROMO CODE: BOOST and get a total of 28% off your total purchase. Clicking on the photos below will take you to my products.

I'm linking up with Ms. DeCarbo's Wordless Wednesday.