Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Calendar Fun for the New Year!

Just in time to start the New Year with a crafty
"Perpetual Calendar”




This is a great tool for helping students get the concept of the changing days and months in a hands-on way.  Changing the calendar every day reinforces the names of the days of the week and the months of the year. They also learn that not all the months have the same number of days.

CLICK HERE to download the “Perpetual Calendar” from Teachers Pay Teachers
CLICK HERE to download the “Perpetual Calendar” from Teacher’s Notebook

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We have Two Fun Freebies that will BRIGHTEN 2017!

”Say Happy New Year in 18 Languages"  can be the start of a writing or geography project.

(CLICK HERE for TPT, CLICK HERE for TN)


"What Year Is This Really?" uses math skills to figure out what year this is according to 9 other calendar systems still in use today.

(CLICK HERE for TPT, CLICK HERE for TN)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Winter / Christmas Reindeer Shape Puzzle

Are you still in the classroom this week? Here is a quick & fun project that encourages visualization of shapes, cutting skills, and eye-hand coordination.




CLICK HERE to download this project from Teachers Pay Teachers

CLICK HERE to download this project from Teacher's Notebook


Thank You for all your support this year and
Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season!!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Book Highlight - “The Mitten Tree”

Many of us are familiar with the storybook "The Mitten" and there is another wonderful story to share called "The Mitten Tree" by Candace Christiansen.


The story is about Sarah whose children have all grown up and new children in her neighborhood. It is about an act of kindness that sparked another kindness in return that brought happiness to the whole neighborhood.


I hope you enjoy sharing this story as much as I have over the years.