Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Springtime Fruit Snack Freebie

 At Christmas time, one of our fellow bloggers posted an activity using Target fruit snacks. I can't find it, but I found the latest fruit snacks from Target. I made a response sheet for them. The fruit snacks are available for a limited time.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dr. Seuss Word Work Station Freebie

Today was the first day of our Dr. Seuss unit, the kiddos were quite busy with their math and literacy work stations. One of their favorite stations is the Word Work station. One of my word work stations is attached to the back of my chart stand. The cards are magnetic and they use magnetic letters to make the words. I have an extra word card so my more advanced students can alphabetize the words by first letter after making the words.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

March Smartboard Calendar

Here's the March calendar in Smart Notebook. If you would like it in powerpoint, go to the sidebar and click on Contact Me and let me know. I will also be adding a couple of more Dr. Seuss activities this week.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

P.S. I Need an Email Address

Several of  the comments on the giveaway have lacked an email address. Please click on Contact Me on the right side bar so I can send you the packet.

The Organized Classroom Magazine Premier

My friend Charity Preston is introducing a new project. I hope you'll click on the link above and visit her blog The Organized Classroom for more information.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Dr. Seuss on the Loose Giant Giveaway!!

 I have been busy preparing lots of materials for our Dr. Seuss unit next week. You can receive the following materials by becoming a follower and liking A Teacher's Touch on Facebook, making a comment and leaving your email address or letting me know you are a follower, liking A Teacher's Touch on Facebook and leaving a comment with your email address. Here's a list of the materials you will receive (all freebies!)
Dr. Seuss We Love You Guided Reading Book 
Dr. Seuss We Love You Guided Reading response sheet
Dr. Seuss Rhyming Literacy Center
Dr. Seuss Counting Activity and response sheet
Dr. Seuss Measuring and response sheet
Dr. Seuss Write the Room and response sheet
Dr. Seuss  Graph the Room and response sheet
Don't forget to leave your email address!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Saving the Liberty Bell

We are in the middle of our American Symbols unit. I shared Saving the Liberty Bell with  my kindergarteners today and they were intrigued that it was a true story. (It's a great book to introduce the fact that a nonfiction book doesn't necessarily have to be a book of photographs.) They were also very impressed that a kid could help save an important American symbol. If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. (I sound like a Reading Rainbow book commercial!) I am so glad that there are many wonderful books about our national symbols that engage children. The books below have my personal recommendation.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Kohl's Cares for Kids and Another Giveaway to Come Soon!

I went to Kohl's Saturday and voila! Dr. Seuss and some of his friends are back in town! (The alligator from the ABC books and the character from The Sleep Book are too cute.) As you know Dr. Seuss's birthday is just around the corner, so be on the lookout for a giveaway packet to come soon. I'll let you guess what it will be about!!
P.S. Thank you for all your kind comments and emails about the American Symbols Giveaway.