Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway/Sale: Save Big on End of Year Awards, Fun Activities, and More!


 

Welcome to Teacher Appreciation Week! To celebrate, I'm thrilled to announce a special 25% off sale on all items in my TpT store. Discover amazing resources like End of Year Awards, Memory Books, and engaging activities designed to keep your students excited and learning. Make this Teacher Appreciation Week unforgettable by adding these goodies to your wish list and entering my giveaway for a chance to win a $10.00 TPT gift card!

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 As a fellow educator, I understand the overwhelming workload teachers face, especially during this busy time of year with endless paperwork and testing. That's why I've curated a collection of high-interest literacy, math, and science activities that will save you valuable time while delivering meaningful learning experiences for your students.


Here are just a few highlights to make your final school days a breeze:


  1. Sun-Melting Science Experiment: Dive into a fun science experiment where students explore what melts in the sun. This hands-on activity encourages prediction-making, data recording, and lively discussions. Perfect for engaging young minds!


2. Ocean-Themed Math Challenges: Engage students with ocean-themed word problems that promote critical thinking and mathematical skills. Students can illustrate and solve equations, showcasing their understanding in a creative way.


3. End of Year Awards: Personalize your End of the Year Celebration with a delightful set of certificates featuring superlatives for your students. With five unique designs and 30 fun awards available in color and black and white, you'll have everything you need to celebrate your amazing students' achievements.
 
     
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Don't miss out on the excitement! Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway starting at midnight EST on May 5th and ending on May 7th at midnight. Get ready for the BIG Sale on Teachers Pay Teachers and make this Teacher Appreciation Week truly memorable!




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Unlocking the Wonders of Astronomy: Solar Eclipse Activities and More for Kids! Plus FREE Solar Eclipse Posters




Are you as excited as I am about the upcoming Solar Eclipse on April 8th? It's an incredible opportunity to engage students in the wonders of astronomy. To help you make the most of this celestial event, I've gathered some fantastic resources that will make learning about solar and lunar eclipses fun and educational for your students. I also have lots of other fabulous astronomy resources to inspire your learners as they learn about the daytime and nighttime sky.

Free Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse Posters: Get ready for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8th with these FREE 8.5 x 11-inch posters. Available in both color and black and white, these posters explain how lunar and solar eclipses occur in a way that's easy for students to understand. You can download them here.

Phases of the Moon Cut and Paste Activity: Enhance your students' understanding of the moon's phases with this hands-on activity. The cut and paste format makes it interactive and engaging. Along with the activity, you'll also find a moon calendar, experiment ideas, and a moon booklet in this comprehensive resource. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Phases-of-the-Moon-Cut-and-Paste-Moon-Calendar-Experiment-Moon-Facts-Book-2694832?utm_source=Note%20to%20Followers&utm_campaign=04/03/2024


Moon and Sun Facts Mini-Booklets:

Explore the fascinating facts about the moon and the sun with these mini-booklets, available in color and black and white versions. They are perfect for kindergarten through third-grade students to deepen their knowledge of Earth's natural satellites.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Moon-Facts-Mini-Booklet-Color-Black-and-White-Kindergarten-1st-2nd-3rd-8273327?utm_source=Note%20to%20Followers&utm_campaign=04/03/2024


Phases of the Moon Digital Activity:

For a modern twist on learning, try this digital activity where students can drag and drop elements to understand the phases of the moon better. It's interactive and can be used for both in-person and remote learning environments.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Phases-of-the-Moon-Digital-Activity-with-Drag-Drop-Elements-5809597?utm_source=Note%20to%20Followers&utm_campaign=04/03/2024


Solar System Cut and Paste Activity:

Delve into the wonders of our solar system with this hands-on cut and paste activity. Students will learn about the order, size, and fascinating facts about each planet while having fun creating their solar system diagrams.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Solar-System-Cut-and-Paste-Fascinating-Facts-Order-Size-Hands-On-Posters-3997098?utm_source=Note%20to%20Followers&utm_campaign=04/03/2024


Constellations Cut and Paste Activity:

Introduce students to the mesmerizing world of constellations with this printable and digital cut-and-paste activity. They'll love creating their constellation maps while learning about the myths and stories behind these celestial formations.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Constellations-Cut-and-PastePrintable-andor-Digital-for-Remote-Learning-3663157?utm_source=Note%20to%20Followers&utm_campaign=04/03/2024



Day and Night Time Sky Activities: Help students understand the concepts of day and night, as well as the differences between the daytime and nighttime sky, with these engaging cut-and-paste activities, Venn diagrams, and writing prompts. Perfect for kindergarten through first-grade classrooms. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Day-and-Night-Time-Sky-Cut-And-Paste-Venn-Diagram-Writing-Kindergarten-1st-2621498?utm_source=Note%20to%20Followers&utm_campaign=04/03/2024



Solar System Flip Flap Books: Wrap up your astronomy lessons with these fun flip flap books that allow students to showcase what they've learned about the solar system in a creative and interactive way. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Solar-System-Flip-Flap-Books-1771744?utm_source=Note%20to%20Followers&utm_campaign=04/03/2024



I hope these resources bring the wonders of astronomy to life in your classroom and inspire a lifelong love for exploring the skies. Happy teaching and enjoy the upcoming Solar Eclipse!

Warm regards,


Shamrocks and Learning: Embrace St. Patrick's Day with Engaging Educational Resources!



As educators, we're always on the lookout for innovative ways to make learning fun and meaningful for our students. With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, what better time to infuse a bit of Irish spirit into our classrooms while still promoting valuable educational experiences?

Introducing the Saint Patrick's Day Bundle – a comprehensive teacher resource designed to captivate young minds and foster a love for learning, all while celebrating the joyous spirit of St. Patrick's Day. This bundle is tailor-made for kindergarten and first-grade classrooms, offering a rich assortment of activities that cover various literacy and math skills, ensuring that every student can actively participate and grow.

What makes this bundle stand out is its versatility and inclusivity. It's not just a one-size-fits-all resource; rather, it provides ample opportunities for differentiation, allowing educators to meet the diverse needs of their students effectively. Whether you're focusing on writing activities, phonics skills, reading comprehension, or developing number sense, this bundle has you covered.

Let's delve into some of the exciting components included in this treasure trove of learning resources:

  1. St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Short Vowel Bingo: A playful twist on the classic game of Bingo, this activity reinforces short vowel sounds while engaging students in a festive St. Patrick's Day theme.

  2. St. Patrick's Day Class Books: Encourage creativity and collaboration with these customizable class books, where students can contribute their own stories, illustrations, and reflections on the holiday.

  3. St. Patrick's Day Vowel and Consonant Sort: Aligned with Common Core standards, this activity challenges students to categorize vowels and consonants, strengthening their foundational phonics knowledge.

  4. Write the Room St. Patrick's Day Words: Get students up and moving with this interactive literacy activity, as they hunt for St. Patrick's Day-themed words around the classroom while practicing their writing skills.

  5. Addition and Subtraction within Five St. Patrick's Day-Build fluency with addition and subtraction within five for your students with this fun-filled St. Patrick's Day hands-on activity. Students will solve problems and put gold coins in the correct pot of gold.

  6. Addition and Subtraction within Ten St. Patrick's Day-Build fluency with addition and subtraction within ten for your students with this fun-filled St. Patrick's Day hands-on activity. Students will solve problems and put gold coins in the correct pot of gold.

These are just a few highlights from the Saint Patrick's Day Bundle, which promises an abundance of engaging and hands-on activities to keep students motivated and excited about learning.

One of the most remarkable aspects of this resource is its emphasis on hands-on learning experiences. From crafting class books to participating in active word hunts, students are actively involved in their learning journey, making meaningful connections and deepening their understanding of key concepts.

Furthermore, the Saint Patrick's Day Bundle isn't just about academic growth – it's about fostering a sense of community and celebration within the classroom. By immersing students in the traditions and symbols of St. Patrick's Day, educators have the opportunity to create memorable experiences that go beyond the confines of textbooks and worksheets.

And let's not forget about the incredible savings that come with this bundle! With all these valuable resources packaged together, educators can enjoy significant discounts while providing their students with top-notch learning opportunities.

So, as St. Patrick's Day approaches, why not seize the opportunity to infuse your classroom with a touch of Irish charm and excitement? With the Saint Patrick's Day Bundle, you'll have everything you need to create an enriching and unforgettable learning experience for your students.

Explore the links provided to learn more about each individual resource or dive straight into the bundle to unlock a world of educational possibilities. Here's to shamrocks, leprechauns, and the joy of learning – Happy St. Patrick's Day!

[Link to explore further or make individual choices]

  1. ♻️ St.Patrick's Day Shamrock Short Vowel Bingo

    ♻️ St. Patrick's Day Class Books

    ♻️ St. Patrick's Day Vowel and Consonant Sort Common Core RF K.1

    ♻️ Write the Room St. Patrick's Day Words

    ♻️ Addition and Subtraction St. Patrick's Day within Five

    ♻️ Addition and Subtraction St. Patrick's Day within Ten

    ♻️ Short Vowel and Long Vowel Sort

Let's make this St. Patrick's Day a celebration of both culture and learning in our classrooms!

Valentine's Day Educational Bundle: Engage Students with Heartwarming Activities

 





With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've created an irresistible deal that's sure to warm your heart. Taking advantage of the snow day here in Massachusetts, I've been hard at work in my store, curating a special Valentine's bundle just for you. I can't wait to get back to school tomorrow so our class gets to have fun doing some of these activities as well as our Valentine Card Exchange.


This bundle isn't just about spreading love; it's about enriching your students' literacy skills, honing their writing abilities, and reinforcing their mastery of sight words—all while aligning with Common Core standards. You can use these resources beyond February as students continue to spread love and kindness throughout the year!


Here are the links to explore further or make individual choices


• Heart Shaped Valentine's Notes/ Paper for Family and Friends

• Valentine Popcorn Real & Nonsense Word Sort

• Valentine Foldable Broken Heart Notes

• Valentine Sight Word Bingo: Engaging Literacy Activity 

   with High-Frequency Words

• Valentine's Day Love Flip Flap Book & Writing Prompts  

    (Free Resource for a limited time) 

• What Makes Your Heart Sing? & More Valentine Class Books

• Write the Room Valentine Words


Celebrate love and learning with these delightful resources.


Since Feb. 17th is National Kindness Day, I will be having a sale. You can save 20% on my entire store. 


Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️





Groundhog Day Is Coming Up Soon! Fun Activity to do with your students.

 
Groundhog Day is coming up fast. Crossing my fingers and hoping that the groundhog does not see his shadow.  If you are looking for some useful and FREE printables, websites, and videos, you may want to check out the official Groundhog website page http://www.groundhog.org/


Here are some great links for Groundhog Day.  


Here is a great video:

 http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=946

This is a fabulous passage and comprehension pack,

http://www.readworks.org/passages/groundhogs-are-diggers

I've found this groundhog activity that has been pinned on Pinterest by Mrs. Riicca's Kindergarten. This activity is very similar to the activity that I've been doing with my Kinders for many years in the past.

After reading and discussing Groundhog Day with the students, I had them color and cut out a picture of a groundhog. Students glue it to a popsicle stick and insert it into a styrofoam cup.  Students can use a green strip of paper and cut out slits to form the grass popping out. Instead of gluing the poem onto the cup, I have students copy it on lined paper using their best Kindergarten handwriting. This poem is sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot." 

You can grab a copy of this poem here

You can find some great poems at http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems.html 


I did change the lyrics a bit to make it simpler for the kiddos to copy. Each week during literacy center time, I like to have my students do an art activity and I have them copy a poem to go along with it. Copying the poem is great handwriting practice for the kiddos as they learn to read and pick out many new sight words. This Can Teach website has so many fun poems to choose from that go along with so many activities that you can use throughout the school year.  


Here are the groundhogs I decided to use with my class and a copy of the poems. You can grab a copy of these by clicking on the links below. 

                                                              Groundhog Poem 
Groundhog Puppets