Friday, November 30, 2012

2013 Calendar

Have students color and add their own dates in for the next year! Great activity for first week back to school on January!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Dolch Sight Words

Tis the season for sight words! Your 2nd graders should be able to go through these flash cards quickly! A great challenge for first and even some Kindergarten students. Print them out on card stock and have them laminated. Put them in a station or use them during guided reading. Enjoy!

The Polar Express

We just put a great Polar Express Activity on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is 45 pages long. It includes:

ABC order
synonyms and antonyms
addition cards with recording sheet
story map
story summary
creative writing
hot to writing
character traits
odd an even numbers
long vowel sort
comprehension test short answer
comprehension test multiple choice
elf glyph
movie and book Venn diagram

Here is a preview of the pack. If you like it and want more check out or TPT store!
Polar Express Preview

TPT Polar Express Pack

Monday, November 26, 2012

Another Guided Reading Pack

Here's another pack. This pack has levels D-K. It is similar to the last pack. It has goals and questions to ask for each level as well as word work and reader response pages. Here is a sample of it. If you like it you can find it on our Teacher Pay Teachers site.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cyber Monday Sale

Teachers Pay Teachers is having a cyber Monday sale. Products will be up to 28% off! Check it out. There are so many awesome things on this site. We will have put everything in our store 20% off and then the website will be adding an additional 10% off. We will have our kindergarten and first grade guided reading packs and some great Christmas activities up!

Friday, November 16, 2012

I'm ready for Christmas!

It's not even Thanksgiving and my fall decor is going back into the attic tomorrow and Christmas is coming out! I posted this great Holiday activity to TPT today. It is a 30 page ELA holiday packet. There are word families, rhyming words, visualization, compare and contrast, Bingo, beginning letter match and homophones! Check it out it is super cute! Christmas LIteracy Pack TPT Store

Here is a preview. Christmas Literacy Pack

Sunday, November 11, 2012


One more day to enter for the give away. If you haven't done it already it's very easy! Just start following the blog for a chance to win. If you already a follower just sign up. Holidays coffees are out and I think a salted caramel mocha or a caramel brulee latte is calling your name!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Guided Reading Activities Level A-G

 We recently added a great guided reading packet to our TPT store. Each level A-G has a page of goals and a page of questions to ask before, during and after reading. Then along with each level are pages of readers responses and word work activities.  We will be working on a packet next gear for first grade levels and then second grade levels. Here is a free sample of the packet. If you like check it out at our store. There almost 200 pages in the packet! Check out the sample here Guided Reading A-G.

TPT Store

Thanksgiving Comprehension

Here is a great Thanksgiving comprehension activity and a great grade!

Thanksgiving Comprehension

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Starbucks Gift Card

To help make it through the next week and into Thanksgiving break we are giving away a $10 gift card to Starbucks. Enter to win, it's super easy! Join our Blog and follow us Facebook. We will announce the winner on Tuesday November 13th and then mail the lucky winner their prize!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Veterans Day

Veterns Day is almost here. It is so important to teach our students the imporants of our military men and women and why we should be so thankful to them. we have created a Linky party and hope you can find some great ideas to use.

Veterans Day LInky Party

TBA's Ultimate Linky Party