Miss Nelson is Missing, is one of my all-time favorite back-to-school books. It's also a perfect book to tuck into your sub folder. The packet includes a variety of writing, language arts and reading activites. Plus some adorable "craftivities" to review even more standards. This packet will be free for an entire year, after which time it will be up-dated & included in my 203-page jumbo Miss Nelson is Missing Literacy & Math packet in my TpT shop.
To add writing in with your reading, I’ve designed 3-end-of-the-year class books that will jump-start your students’ imaginations.
To find these class books, in the End of the Year Class Books packet click on the link.
Since the “Spin A Story Wheels” were so popular for the other months, I whipped one together for summer as well.
Click on the link to view/download the Spin a Story Wheel for Summer.
I hope these things help you fill in the last few days/weeks that you have with your students.
Isn’t it wonderful that they now know their standards and can work well independently?
Congratulations to them, and especially to you, for a job well done!
Do you have an end-of-the-year tip you’d like to share? I’d enjoy hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to post a comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas.
Thanks for visiting. Feel free to PIN away, if you find anything on the site that you think will be helpful to others.
"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less." -Lee Iacocca
Rainbows are yet another theme for March. It’s a wonderful way to review colors, color words and a specific color pattern.
I designed the easy reader booklet Let’s Color A Rainbow to reinforce ordinal numbers as well.
Students trace and write the ordinal numbers and colors in the matching color, cut and glue the appropriate picture to the page and then think of another object that is also that color and write it on the bottom.
Lots of core standards are covered in this little booklet!
A colored page of pictures is provided as well as one in black & white if teachers opt for their students to color them.
This might take a bit more time, but it reinforces the concept in yet another way.
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it as a whole group. Students will enjoy taking this booklet home and sharing it with their families.
Click on the link to view/download Let’s Color A Rainbow
For some more rainbow fun, take a journey with your students to the end of the rainbow and discover the Leprechaun’s pot of gold.
What would they do with all of that money? Sounds like a wonderful writing prompt to me, so I made it into a class book for March.
Class books are a fun way to get students writing. Children complete the writing prompt sentence with their own ideas and illustrate the page.
Teachers collect, collate and then read to the class, or have students share their own page when they come to it.
Class books are perfect for parent-teacher conferences and a terrific way to show improvement in writing.
There are 5 class books in this collection including 2 graphing extensions.
Click on the link to view/download March Class Books
My easy reader booklets and whole-class books, are simple and quick additions that can spice up your writing centers or Daily 5 activities.
I hope these ideas color your world with excitement for reading and writing!
Be sure and pop in tomorrow for another interesting way to get your students writing with Spin A Story Wheels!
Do you have a teaching tip you’d like to share? I’d really enjoy hearing from you! email@example.com or feel free to comment here, especially if you use one of my ideas. Thanks in advance.
In the booklet: My Book Of Color Words your students will practice TRACING, WRITING, COLORING, then CUTTING out jumbled letters and GLUING them to a box shape to form the correctly spelled color word. Wow! Talk about nailing a bunch of standards and reinforcing a variety of skills all in one great little booklet that your children/students will have fun making and then sharing with their families. Click on the link above to print a copy.
Or try your hand at making a KEEPSAKE booklet. Is "thumb-body" special in your life? Why not tell them! Do you need a quick artsy project for your students to do once a month? I've got the perfect thing for you. Click on the link to make an adorable thumbprint booklet and have your students learning the months of the year at the same time! Monthly Keepsake Booklet
I just finished designing something new for your emergent readers. I know my Y5's really enjoy making little booklets; perfect for their small hands.
They enjoy looking at the pictures and figuring out words so that they can actually read the booklets when they get home.
Again, I'm using repetitive words so that they get used to seeing them, and simple phrases so that they can remember them.
I wanted to tie the booklets in with science as well, so that I'm nailing another report card standard.
I also wanted to incorporate cutting and gluing so they can practice these fine motor skills, as well as reinforce number recognition, matching and sequencing things. These booklets are also great for reading, concepts of print and for them to practice their writing skills by tracing and then writing words/sentences.
Each month I'll have at least one free "Easy Reader" for you. I hope you enjoy this new feature and that it helps your emergent readers as well. I'd really enjoy hearing from you and getting your feedback. firstname.lastname@example.org
The booklets will stay free for the entire month, then they will be for sale for only .59cents, or why not become a gold subscriber and be able to download everything all year long at no additional charge! Click on the link to check it out.
Click on the links below to print the booklets.
Enjoy and happy reading!
This Month's FREEBIES:
The ENTIRE site is now FREE!
I hope you enjoy downloading anything you want!
If you get time, I'd enjoy hearing from you, especially if you're still looking for something that you didn't find on the site.
I design new things every day based on reader's requests. :-)