Getting to the Core

1-2-3 Come Do Some Halloween Shape Activities With Me.

October is filled with all sorts of fun shapes, so with that in mind, I designed this cute, haunted house, 2D-shape review.

I don't know about your students, but my kiddos get super-excited over doing any sort of activity that I can tie in with Halloween. 

2D shape activities, So when I ask, "Does anyone want to make a haunted house shape booklet?" they are all over it.

“Open the door if you dare” and you will find 6 pages of “spooky-shaped” (real life) things to greet you.

spooky shapes in a haunted house 2D shape booklet, haunted house craft, halloween activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape centers, The basic 2D shapes covered are: circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle & hexagon.

I find that while most of my students can identify these shapes, many of them have a bit of difficulty identifying them, when looking at "real" items.

This booklet helps reinforce that in a super-fun way.

haunted house craft, halloween activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape centers, There are 5, different page set-ups, for you to choose from, so that you can easily diversify to fit the various skill levels of your students, while still having everyone work on the same thing.

OPTION #1: Students simply color the shapes on each page.

OPTION #2: Students write down the name of the shapes on that page & color them.

OPTION #3: Students get an additional strip of paper with one extra shape on it.

They color the single object on their page, as well as all of the objects on this strip.
Afterwards, they cut the objects out & glue them to the matching shape page.

OPTION #4: Students color all of the objects on their extra worksheet. (This is a half sheet.)
They cut each of the 6 sections out (following the dashed lines), then glue them to the matching labeled page.

OPTION #5: These pages are all blank.
Students write the name of the shape on the bottom line, then draw one “spooky shape”.

2D shapes in a haunted house craft, haunted house craft, halloween activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape centers, As always, I’ve included black & white patterns for your students, as well as full-color templates, so that teachers can quickly and easily make a sample to share.

After students color their haunted house, & the pages you have chosen for them, they trim and collate their booklet.

You decide if you want students to glue the "door" pages together, or simply staple them.

If you're looking for something educational and that “something different” for your Halloween party day, this works well.

I’ve also included several other related activities, so that you can extend the lesson and cover more standards. (Woo Hoo!)

shapes on a roll dice game, haunted house craft, halloween activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape centers, There’s a quick, easy & super-fun “Spooky Shapes on a Roll” dice game, which practices life skills, as well as subitizing.

This is an easy-peasy and fun activity for your Halloween party day too.

The "Tell me an answer" question page is a simple, whole-group assessment, you can use after students complete their haunted house. 

shape graphing, haunted house craft, halloween activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape centers, To extend the lesson, and practice graphing, I've also included several additional worksheets.

spooky shapes bulletin board posters, haunted house craft, halloween activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape centers, Completed projects make an adorable Halloween bulletin board as well.

I’ve included several posters to add some extra pizzazz to your display.

fall graphing, halloween games, halloween activities, shape activities, halloween shape activities, shape crafts, hexagon activities, shape games, halloween graphing activities, 2D shape centers,haunted house craftToday's featured FREEBIE is a set of fall graphing worksheets. 

They are great for early finishers, a fun homework assignment, or something for your sub tub.

fall graphing, halloween games, halloween activities, shape activities, halloween shape activities, shape crafts, hexagon activities, shape games, haunted house craftWell that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. 

We're having our third day of rain, and while that certainly fits the mood for designing Halloween activities, a little ray of sunshine would certainly boost my energy level. 

Wishing you a wonderful week.

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion." -Henry David Thoreau

1-2-3 Come Skip Count With Me

How many seeds in a pumpkin story, how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationDo you read the story “How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin” by Margaret McNamara?

If you haven’t heard of it, click the LINK to see it on YouTube.

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationIt’s not only an interesting read aloud that your students will really enjoy, but it’s absolutely perfect for exploring estimation and skip counting by 2s, 5s & 10s.

In the story, this is done via a small, medium & large pumpkin experiment, that Mr. Tiffin’s students take part in.

Skip counting is a standard most of us have on our “To Do” list, but finding interesting activities for practice can be challenging.

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationWith that in mind, I designed a variety of fun, pumpkin-themed, skip counting activities; which will keep your students happily engaged, while they practice skip counting by 2s, 5s & 10s.

I use the story “How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin” as an excellent introduction to skip counting, then transition to the activities.

There’s a nice variety of pumpkin-themed worksheets.

These are great as table top activities, for early finishers, a homework assignment or a sub tub

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationI've included "trace & write" skip counting worksheets, as well as "What's Missing?", where students fill in the missing skip counted number.  (These are simple & quick assessment tools too.)

My students love the "Skip Count While You Connect the Dots" and the Bingo-dot worksheets.

They enjoy visiting this center, which I set up on a wooden TV tray.

My kiddos use an orange & yellow bingo dauber (you can buy them at The Dollar Store) to make an AB-AB color pattern, as they skip count and dot each numbered circle.

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationThey also enjoy the puzzles. I've included colorful ones, so you can print, laminate & trim. 

I keep mine in our math center and use them every year in October.

There are also black & white puzzle patterns, so children can color and make their own.

Finally, there is also a variety of games that your students will enjoy, while they learn & practice the various skip counting standards.

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationOn the craftier side, I’ve also included a pumpkin slider craft; if your students are like mine, they will absolutely love making one. 

To save time, run the pattern off on orange construction paper, then have students add a bit of green crayon to the stem & vine.

They then cut out their pumpkin & insert the "slider" strip, with whatever set of skip counted numbers you want to work on.

If you want a bit of 3D pop, give kiddos a piece of green pipe cleaner to wrap around a pencil then poke into the stem and attach with a piece of Scotch tape. 

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationI've also included an easy-peasy, square pattern, which is simpler for little ones to cut out.

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationThere's also a variety of posters, including a "Look Who Can Skip Count By..." poster, which students get to sign, once they have mastered skip counting.

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationTrust me on this one, this is a "big deal" to my students, and helps build their self-esteem as well.

It takes less than a minute to count together as a class.

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationI cover the next number with the "Count with me" strip, then move it as children skip count aloud. 

Hang a set in the hallway, outside the bathroom, so when you're lining up waiting for children, you can practice!

how many seeds in a pumpkin, skip counting activities, skip counting by 2s, skip counting by 5s, skip counting by 10s, pumpkin activities, pumpkin investigationYou can also give children a mini certificate of praise for their accomplishment. They come 4-on-a-page, in black & white as well as color.

As with the posters, there's a different one for skip counting by 2s, 5s & 10s.

welcome to out patch free pumpkin posterThere are two featured FREEBIES today. Both have a pumpkin theme.

The first is a sweet little "Welcome to our patch!" poster you can hang on your classroom door.

Pete the cat and the 5 little pumpkins free coloring pagesThe other is a "Just For Fun" trace & color worksheet I designed after reading "Pete the Cat's 5 Little Pumpkins" story. Hope your kiddos enjoy it.

Me 3 2 2Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

It's really a gray, overcast day, so no Mr. Sunshine to energize me; however, it makes for a great time to check a few things off my too-long "To Do" list. 

Wishing you a terrific day filled with lots of fall fun.

"Try to learn something about everythig and everything about something." -Thomas H. Huxley

 

1-2-3 Come Make An Apple Craftivity With Me

Apples is one of my favorite fall themes. 
For those of you who are familiar with my work, you know I love dabbling with a "play on words" to add a smile and interest to activities.
 
"'A-peel-ing' Apples" is that kind of craftivity, as the "peel" is a spiral, which provides excellent fine motor practice, and looks amazing dangling from the ceiling!
apple activities, apple crafts, parts of an apple activities, apple writing prompts, writing prompts for fall, fall bulletin board ideas, apple bulletin board ideasIt's a quick, easy & super-fun apple craft that covers a variety of standards.
 
This is also an interesting way for your students to learn more about their classmates, as there never seems to be enough time for all of the fun "getting to know you" activities for back-to-school.
 
I like to do at least one "learning about each other" activity each month, to help continue to build community & the cameraderie which comes from that.
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An added bonus is that completed projects make an outstanding display, as the apples swirl & twirl from the ceiling.
 
You’re sure to get a ton of compliments as this apple craft has the “Wow!” factor.
noun adjective apple posters, apple activities, apple crafts, parts of an apple activities, apple writing prompts, writing prompts for fall, fall bulletin board ideas, apple bulletin board ideasI’ve included a variety of posters to not only enhance your display, but to help introduce the lesson, and teach older kiddos a bit about nouns & adjectives, as this lesson is easily diversified for a variety of grade levels, from kindergartners on up.
 
Spirals: My kiddos are absolutely fascinated watching me demonstrate how to “follow the line, staying on the road” as I cut my spiral and the “peel” begins to dangle down.
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Cutting out a spiral is a great way to strengthen those finger muscles, and evaluate your students “listening & following directions” skill too. 
 
TIP: Cutting is so much easier, if you demonstrate what you want your kiddos to do.
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I tell my students to "Stay on the road and cut on the dark line."
 
I also have a room helper cut around the spiral, instead of leaving it in a square (see photo).
 
It is less confusing for little ones to know where to start, if they are just cutting on one line.
 
I've also made a pattern for your left-handed kiddos as well.
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Grab that teachable SCIENCE moment, to reinforce the “parts of an apple” with the various pieces used to assemble the finished project.
 
Creating apples in red, yellow & green also practices the fact that an apple’s skin comes in more than one color too.
 
There are a variety of options for you to choose from to make differentiating easy-peasy.
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There are 4 different apple writing prompt options. 
 
There are also 2 “apple toppers” pictured on the right.
Older students can complete a list, so I've provided 4 styles of paper patterns for students to write on and then glue under their apple or topper.
Younger kiddos can simply jot down one thing they find “a-peeling” while older students can create a list to practice that writing standard.

Preschool kiddos can dictate their answers to a room helper, or you can make this a homework assignment, where parents can assist their child. 

I use the definition poster to teach what the word “appealing” means, then explain the play-on-words of an apple peel, showing them that the spiral represents the peeling of the apple.

We brainstorm a bit about all sorts of things we find appealing. Children think about one thing they find appealing then write it on the blank circle and illustrate it.  

This is a super-fun project to do with older reading buddies; my kinders work with a 5th grader who can help them with spelling. 

Older students can complete a list, so I've provided 4 styles of paper patterns for students to write on and then glue under their apple or topper.
I've provided 4 styles of paper patterns for students to write on and then glue under their apple or topper. The paper patterns are long and narrow; perfect for making a list.
Older students can complete a list, so I've provided 4 styles of paper patterns for students to write on and then glue under their apple or topper. Students can simply make up their own list, or you can read the "Tell me Ten" response worksheet.
For example, one of the questions is  "What color do you find appealing?"
 
Students take far less time with a structured format such as this, and you can include the question worksheet as part of your display.
You can use my sample questions, or create your own.
Older students can complete a list, so I've provided 4 styles of paper patterns for students to write on and then glue under their apple or topper.
 
When displaying student work, the apple-topped lists can be hung back-to-back, then suspended from the ceiling.
Older students can complete a list, so I've provided 4 styles of paper patterns for students to write on and then glue under their apple or topper. A "whole apple" list, can also be hung singly, or back-to-back.
If you're going to do this, have one student glue their "peel" to the top  or side of their apple, while the other child glues theirs to the bottom of their paper.
Older students can complete a list, so I've provided 4 styles of paper patterns for students to write on and then glue under their apple or topper.
 
Extend the lesson and have children draw a picture to illustrate their answers, by using the blank, white "center", which they can glue to the back of their apple.
 
The yellow apple sample pictured on the right, uses a template that has students complete the sentence with an animal, color & activity they find appealing.
Older students can complete a list, so I've provided 4 styles of paper patterns for students to write on and then glue under their apple or topper.
 
The red apple pictured on the left, reinforces nouns, and has students complete the sentence with a person, place and thing that they find appealing.
 
Remind kiddos to add end punctuation when completing the sentences. (Woo hoo another standard practiced!)
 
If you're doing this with older students, they can write their own, complete sentences. 
 
Patterns come in black & white, as well as full color, so that teachers can quickly and easily make an example to share.
 
Be sure and make a personal one, so that students can learn more about their teacher too.
 
To save time, I’ve also included my completed patterns.
 
Today's featured FREEBIE also has an apple theme.

apple activities, apple crafts, parts of an apple activities, apple writing prompts, writing prompts for fall, fall bulletin board ideas, apple bulletin board ideasIt's an "Aa is for apple" alphabet wheel. 

It's the first in a series of 26, ABC letter wheels.  I hope you enjoy it.

apple crafts, apple activities, fall writing prompts, fall bulletin boards, parts of an apple activitiesWell that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by. 

The sun has finally ventured out after an all-day deluge of rain, so it's time to take my poodle pup Chloe, for a walk!

Wishing you a fun-filled week.

 "Anyone can count the seeds in an apple; only God can count the apples in one seed." -Robert H. Schuller

1-2-3 Teach Some Constitution Day Activities With Me

I'm back!  I took the summer off for a much-deserved rest, but am now in the swing of things again and excited to share my latest creation.

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsI don't know about you, but when it came to being a fount of knowledge about our Constitution, I was sadly lacking expertise.

So, in 2004, when our government declared September 17th Constitution Day (also Citizenship Day), all public schools had to teach something about the Constitution.

I, along with many of my teacher friends thought, "Where will I find the time to squeeze that activity in with all of the other 'have-to-get-done' lessons?" 

Don't get me wrong, I love being an American citizen and am extremely grateful for our country's freedoms, feeling blessed indeed; but as a teacher faced with yet another thing to add to an already full plate, one can't help but feel a bit overwhelmed, with the prospect of "What on earth am I going to find that my early elementary students will understand?" All while thinking, " and when will I get time to prep this?"

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsNo worries.  I put in the time so you don't have to!

"Find Me a Fact" is an easy-peasy, no prep, "print and go” activity you can simply run off and pass out.

If you don’t know much about the Constitution, no problem.

I’ve spent hours researching factual information about the Constitution, then compiled 8-pages of easy-to-understand background information, plus interesting and fun facts for you.

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsStudents simply pick a “Topper”. I designed these semi-circular "glue ons" complete with Constitution-themed clip art. 

There are 9 designs students can choose from, and are just the right size to top a full sheet of writing paper. 

The graphics come in both black & white, as well as color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share.

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsI've also included 4 kinds of writing paper templates.

Pick the one that best suits your students' writing abilities, or have them complete their assignment on a sheet of notebook paper. 

You can use my background information to make your own example, or share it with your students as a non-fiction read. 

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsI designed an Uncle Sam "I want you..." poster that can be used to introduce the lesson. (The poster lists what you want students to do.) 

Afterwards, you can use Sam as the center for your bulletin board display, as completed projects make an awesome student-made bulletin board for Constitution Day, that's sure to get lots of compliments.

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsI've also included several posters to scatter around your display to add some extra pizzazz.

Simply run off the patterns.

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsStudents choose a "topper" then they color, cut and glue this to their completed assignment, which is to find 3 facts about the Constitution.

You can use my list of educational and very helpful website LINKS about the Constitution, to steer your kiddos in the right direction.

This can be done as a homework assignment, or be part of your class computer lab.

There's also a worksheet that students fill out to help them navigate finding their 3 facts, as they provide URL links and explain how they know these facts to be true and the websites they used reliable.

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsThere are also 7 “danglers”, which are a bunting-like decoration that's glued to the bottom of their paper.

You can skip this step, but I really think the borders add extra pizzazz and take just a few minutes more time.

The U.S. Constitution, constitution activities, constitution facts, constitution writing prompts, constitution crafts, constitution day activities, constitution day bulletin boardsTo reinforce lessons learned about the Constitution, students share one of their facts with their classmates the next day.

As an extension to the lesson, after hearing everyone's answer, children can choose their favorite or most interesting fact that they learned, and jot it down on yet another worksheet

Yippee! Fun, fast, educational, easy and a bulletin board to boot.

Woo Hoo and Happy Constitution Day to you!

apple activities, skip counting activities, apple crafts, free apple activitiesSince we also study apples in September, the FREEBIE for today is called "You Can Count on Willie".

It's a sweet, little apple craft, which is a super-fun way to practice counting.

There are several options to help your students count from 1-10, as well as skip count by 2's,3's, 5's, or 10's.

apple activities, skip counting activities, constitution day activities, constitution day crafts, constitution day bulletin boards, consitutioin day writing promptsWell that's it for today thanks for stopping by.

It's the perfect day to be putzing with crafty things, as the sky is electric with lightning, and a gentle rain whispers as the rivulets cascade down my windowpane. 

Wishing you a wonderful week and a blessed Constitution Day.

"To teach is to learn twice." -Joseph Joubert

1 2 3 Come Do Some More "Oh, the Places You'll Go..." Suess Activities With Me!

Last week I posted a super-fun “Oh the Places I'll Go”  flip-the-flap, writing prompt HAT craftivity

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,While I was working on that packet, I also designed a craft featuring "little readers" as well as graphics depicting older students; however the packet was fast approaching 100 pages, so I decided to divide the crafts into 3 separate packets, which would then have less pages and a much lower price point.

This way, teachers could choose which writing prompt best suits their students and grade level.

Featured below, are the other two "Oh the Places" packets, which are not only perfect for March is Reading Month, Read Across America, or a Celebration of Seuss Week. but certainly appropriate at the end of the year, when students are "going places" by advancing into a new grade or graduating!

As with the HAT craft, these too, combine reading and writing with a bit of geography.

Children think of a place they’d like to travel to. Money is no object, so the world is literally at their feet.

Older students can do a bit of research, to find out about a fascinating place they’d like to travel to. (Thus the geography connection, as well as great research & technology practice!)

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,In the "Little Readers" packet there are 4, black & white graphic options of children reading a book. They come with and without faces.

The Students choose one, which becomes the “base”. They color, then cut it out. The hat "booklet" is glued to the top of the graphic of the child's head. 

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,So that teachers can quickly and easily make an example to share, I've also included full-color patterns.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,The cover of the hat, comes with & without the question words: Who? What? Why? When? Where & How?

This flips up to reveal 3-pages of answers.

For one of my samples I used the same color scheme as the "Oh, the Places You'll Go" story.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,To add a bit more interest, I also used those same colored markers to write in my answers.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,I’ve also included a blank page template, so that students can consolidate their answers to one page, or write longer answers if they want. 

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,For this sample I used red to color in alternating stripes, for a more traditional looking Seuss hat. 

This is a great teachable moment to practice an ABAB color pattern as well.

Using white as my second color choice and not having to fill in those stripes also saved time.

The craftivity provides an interesting way to practice & reinforce the “5 Ws + 1 H” question words in a fun way.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,I find this particularly helpful with my Y5s as they enjoy sharing, so when I ask if anyone has any questions they'll often say things like, "I want to make one" or "I have a hat like that" instead of asking a question. 

In all three packets I’ve included a poster with the questions, which you can use to introduce your lesson.

Afterwards, hang it up, so that older students can refer to it, or you could also read each question, then allow time for students to write down their answers.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,As always, patterns come in both black & white for students, as well as color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,You can leave the “child reading craftivity” as is, or have students glue it to the pattern featuring a stack of 2 suitcases. 

If you think this is too much coloring for your kiddos, simply snip off the bottom suitcase to give to another child.

A luggage tag for a student’s name, adds some 3D pizzazz. 

Completed projects make a terrific bulletin board or hallway display.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,I’ve included a variety of posters in both packets, to enhance the display of your students' work. 

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,The quote posters are in plural form, as if your students are saying these popular phrases from the story. 

There are also letters for the caption: “Oh, the Places We’ll Go!” to add extra pizzazz, which are also included in all 3 packets.

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,Add a splash more geography and use the "globe" letters for the upper and lowercase O. 

actiities to go with oh the places you'll go, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, seuss crafts, read across America bulletin boards, end of the year activities, end of the year crafts, end of the year writing prompts,I also had a lot of fun designing my first "background papers", which I've included in both packets as well. I hope you find them useful.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesThe other "Oh, the Places I'll Go" packet, featuring graphics of older students, is similar to the "Little Readers" one; however, there are two writing prompt craftivities in this packet.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesOne is a file folder suitcase.

Students color and trim the suitcase, then glue it to the front of a file folder, which flips down to reveal their completed 3-page writing prompt.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesactivities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesThe writing provides an interesting way to practice & reinforce the “5 Ws + 1 H”, which are also in the Hat and Little Readers packets: Where would you like to go? When would you like to go? Who do you want to go with? Why do you want to go? What do you want to see? and "How do you want to get there?

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesThe 2nd choice is a “Travel Trunk.” This booklet has 6 pages to it, where students answer the same questions listed above.

I’ve also included a blank page template, so that students can consolidate their answers to one page, or write longer answers if they want.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesThe trunk booklet can be left as is, or topped with a "student reading” graphic. There are 4 options children can choose from.

Students color and trim, then glue to the top of their trunk booklet.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesAnother option, is to glue their trunk booklet to the base of a stack of suitcases. 

This option can be left "as is" or can also be topped with one of the 4 ”students reading a book” graphics for a taller completed project.

activities for oh the places you'll go, seuss writing prompts, bulletin board ideas for read across america, seuss activities, seuss crafts, travels around the world activitiesYou decide which version is appropriate for your students, or you could add extra variety to your display by giving students a choice. 

parts of a bee anchor chart poster, bee activitiesThere are two featured FREEBIES today.

Since spring brings a buzzing of bees, I thought you'd like to have a "Parts of a Honey Bee" anchor chart poster. 

bee activities, bee math games, bee games, bee centers, bee postersFor the second FREEBIE, click on the link for some bee-themed math games.

bee activities, seuss activities, seuss writing prompts, around the world travel activities seuss crafts, seuss bulletin boards, Well that's it for today, thanks for stopping by. 

Woo hoo! The sun is shining and temps are in the 50s.

Even though spring has sprung, it still remains rather chilly here in Michigan. Wishing you a warm and wonderful day.

"Reading is dreaming with open eyes!" -Unknown

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