Social Studies

I love the US!!!

Hi friends!!!!
In less than 2 weeks, I will be an auntie.  I got these cute bibs for my future niece Terrin!!!  I cant wait to meet her!!!

I have been battling a cold this week.  My kids feel sorry for me so they have really been on their best behavior this week. 

We started our American Symbols unit this week. 

We watched this free video on Brainpop Jr.

 We have been working on a research flipbook and it is really turning out to be so fun for the kiddos.

I have included this in my new American Symbols unit.  You can get more info here.

I also posted some FREEBIE pages from the unit. Enjoy!

Enjoy these American Symbol freebies with your primary learners!

Pin this image for later!!!

This engaging American Symbols unit is perfect for your firsties.  It includes non fiction vocabulary passages, student books, graphic organizers, and so much more!


Sunday Steal of the Day

Steal of the Day
You can get my morning work for 10 bucks. It will last you an entire year and is Common Core aligned and my students love it!!!


Martin Luther King Jr Sale

I'm putting my store on sale for today only since it's a holiday.  Here's the image if you want to do the same or even throw a smaller sale.

Giveaway Winners and Winter Olympics Unit and Freebies

Hey everyone!!!
Thanks for entering my giveaway for my Morning work bundle!  I really hope the winners love it!
Congrats to the following people:
I am so excited about the upcoming Winter Olympics!!!
We are doing a huge unit on them at our school. 
I hope these FREEBIES will be great for your classes! Enjoy!
Click here to get them!

If you like those a lot....don't forget to check out my full unit on the winter Olympics!!
Click here to check it out!



MLK, Jr. Giveaway, Shapes Freebie, and Morning Work for the Entire Year Giveaway

Don't forget!!!! You literally have like only a couple of more hours to enter this amazing giveaway.  You can win some great Martin Luther King, Jr. products from me and many of my friends over at the Primary Chalkboard.
My class started a shapes unit on last week.  Even though we had 2 snow days we were able to do a lot of intro activities.  We started with a shapes circle map.  My students brainstormed as many shapes as they could think of.  The next day we compared shapes by the different features each shape has.  We made shapes from toothpicks and marshmallows.  We had a great time!!!
We read these two books.
We also watched a shapes video on Brainpop Jr.
We also made this emergent reader that you can pick up on my facebook fan page.
Click Here to pick up this freebie on Facebook.  Remember you have to like my page to get the Freebie!!!  After you like my page, click the fan only freebies tab!!!  Enjoy!!! 
Soooo.....How would you like to win ELA Common Core Morning Work for an Entire Year.  Well you can.....
I finally finished by big morning work bundle and I really want to give it away to 5 of my followers!!!
You can preview the BUNDLE here!!!
Here are some features of each morning work page.  Each page features 10 problems with a bonus problem for fast finishers.  Each page is numbered 1-180.  Each problem has the matching CCSS standard and an I can statement.  Each page has a test practice problem so students can practice bubbling in answers. 
I am not biased at all (lol) but I really love my morning work.  I really do stand behind this product because I use it with my own firsties.  The other 7 first grade classrooms at my school use it everyday as well.  We are seeing great gains in our students' reading skills.  I will definitely say that my students really love it and are engaged while working on it.  Don't forget that you could make this into a workbook to use for the year as well
Here is one student completing a page from the bundle.
You can enter to win the BUNDLE in the rafflecopter below!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winners of the Giveaway!!

Kat D

Can somebody say SNOW DAY and GIVEAWAY!!!

I saw this picture on pinterest.  I thought it was hilarious!!!
I am sitting at home enjoying this snow day that has extended my winter break for just a little bit longer.  I'm lovin it!!!!
I have just finished up bundling my
Interactive Word Family Mini Books for Short Vowels!!!
My kiddos really enjoy them and they love completing one for each word family.  Many of my students have had great success with word families from using these interactive books.  When we complete one, they add it to their book box to read later.  They have a whole collection now.
Here is a pic of my students hard at work on one of the books.
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You can catch each word family in my TPT store but you save much more when you get them in the BUNDLE!!!  Click here to see more info and to download a sample in the preview.

3 of my LUCKY readers will win a copy of this bundled set. 
How can you win? 

Leave a comment with your email address and tell me how you could use this in your classroom.  I will randomly draw 3 people to win this pack.

Have a great day friends!!!

oh   and    btw

Don't forget to check out our Collaborative blog which features some of TPT's greatest 1st and 2nd grade teachers!!!

Primary Chalkboard

Primary Chalkboard

We are gearing up for a big MLK, Jr. Products Giveaway!!
Stay tuned!!

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