"If you're happy and you know it"... do a color sheet. Happy Valentine's Day. Enjoy this color sheet to improve your student's fine motor skills and bring a smile to their face. If time permits... cut out the cute little heart creature and put him on a craft stick to create a Valentine's Day pointer. Click on the image below to get your free color sheet. (PS.... XOXO)
Dot-to-dots are just so fun. What is it about following a single line around on a page to make a picture appear? It's just so satisfying. Where here's a Valentine freebie dot-to-dot and graph for you. Why the graph? It's a bit like a seek and find activity. Find objects in the picture to complete the graph. All wrapped up in a Valentine theme. How Sweet!! Now here's your sweet treat. Click here to purchase more from my website (a .50 cent saving) or TpT site to buy the entire set of 8.
Who doesn't love a dot-to-dot? Even as adults we enjoy the process drawing a line from number to number to reveal the hidden picture. You know the reaction your student give you when they find out that there is a dot-to-dot in their future and the even bigger reaction they have when they discover the hidden picture.
There's only one problem with the dot-to-dot. It takes the average kid about 30 seconds to complete one. Then what?
Well I've come up with a fun way to extend and enrich the dot-to-dot experience.
I've added a graph that your student completes after finding the objects in the dot-to-dot picture.
Its like dot-to-dot meets, look and find meets, graphing fun.
To give you a sample of this fun activity I'm giving a freebie to get you started. Just click the 3 samples below and give them a try. If you like what you see. Head over to the Home/Resource Center on this website to purchase more. I also have them at my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Enjoy!!
A poem about turkeys- what could be better? A poem about turkeys in book form- that's what.
Check out this free black-line master of my Colorful Turkey poem and video. Then if you are loving it as much as I think that you will, be sure to get the Colorful Turkey bundle. It includes: One page poem, Full Color Colorful Turkey Book, Black-line master Colorful Turkey Book and 2 bonuses- 2 turkey clip art pieces. They are a bonuses because it is my first attempt at clip art.
Do you love fall as much as I do? The weather is beautiful. The pace of life just seems to take on a different rhythm. And of course there's all the hoopla around pumpkins and turkeys. Well to celebrate that wonderful bird I have a gobbley good free set of 3 activities for all of you. Check out the tracer page, the color page and the turkey feather trace.
Fall is here. Well almost.
I've just put the latest and greatest fall teaching products on my TpT Store. Here's a sneak peak and just so you know next week (9/18-9/19) I'm putting them on sale just in time for the first day of fall on September 22.
The first one (I'll get to the Bingo Game Tomorrow) is Pumpkin Patch Penmanship Practice Tracer Cards. The capital and lowercase letters are both included.
I made them so that your little learners can do them independently just by following the dots. Start at the green dot and go to the red dot. If there is more than one stroke in a letter then the first stroke will have a BIG green dot and a BIG red dot. The next stoke will have a slightly smaller green/red dot and so on until all the strokes have been traced.
The cute little pumpkins are everywhere to make this a fun fall activity to last the months of September, October and November. I love resources that can be used across multiple months.
The little learners can use dry erase or visa vias. Or.... for some fun roll a snake with play-dough and trace the letters that way. Hope you like it. Go to my store Here: Making The Basics Fun TpT Store. Or... by clicking on the image below.
Here's My Hand
Here’s my little hand to hold
when I am not with you.
I’m off to school to learn a bunch.
Each day is fun and new.
My hand will grow a bit each day
but I will always be,
Your loving child who is so glad
you let my hand go free.
Back To School means more to a teacher than anyone in the world knows. It's exciting and a little depressing too. Depressing? Well gone are all those days of looking and creating (at your leisure) "stuff" for your classroom. Now you are starting to feel the urgency that the beginning of the school year brings.
Well I have a great little activity that I made way back in 2012.
I've revised it and it is looking sharper than ever.
Simple- Copy the poem, paint the child's hand with tempera paint and place it above the poem. Let it try and TaaaaDaaaa.
Great first day activity to send home. I've actually had parents tell me they cried when they read it and that they are keeping it forever.
So here you go... Enjoy the rest of your summer break
and come back for more great stuff for your classroom. I can't wait to help you on your journey.
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