Saturday, September 22, 2012

In 1492, Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue!!

With Columbus Day fast approaching, I thought I'd share some activities I did with my class last year. This first one comes from "The Sharpened Pencil". 
 She had posted the picture of the activity, but there were no patterns. It looks like it came from a Mailbox Magazine and even though I have a ton of issues to that magazine, I don't happen to have the one with that activity. Because of this, I had to improvise!!! I typed up the sentence into a rectangle, then cut them with a large scallop on each side.Click the picture below to grab a copy!!
I cut a boat pattern freehand for the students to trace. As for Columbus, I did a search for Columbus clip art, found a similar one and shrunk it down until it looked right. The rest is pretty self explanatory....the water is made from shredded blue paper and a drinking straw is used to glue the sail onto the bottom of the boat. 

This next activity comes from "Kindergarten Smiles". It's a ship in a bottle. You can read more about how this activity is done on her blog post.

There is a poem that goes on the back too.  Caitlin typed these up and has them in Google Drive. Click {here} to get it!

Three Little Ships

Sail, sail, sail, 3 ships
Slowly through the sea, 
Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
Count them 1-2-3

Land, land, land they saw
After many days
Hurray, hurray for Columbus
The man who found the way!

Finally, I'd like to share my new Columbus unit with all of you. 
It's 25 pages and includes the following:

"A New World" eight-page book to read and color {for advanced 1 and grade 2}
Making Words with the letters in "Columbus"
Columbus word scramble printable
Columbus circle map
Columbus Was, Had, Wanted graphic organizer
Columbus bubble map
Label Columbus {one with traceable words & one without}
Word Wall cards {included 11 vocabulary words}
Suggested Columbus picture books 

Click {here} to get it from TpT!!

Here is a freebie for you for being a follower and reading my long post!! Click the picture to get it!

Oh and one...more....little....thing.....the first 3 people to leave a blog post comment with their email address {and are a follower of my blog!} gets the Columbus unit for F-R-E-E!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Favorite Freebie Link-up

 I'm linking up to 2nd Grade Pad's "My Favorite Freebie" Linky Party. You should definitely check it out because who doesn't love about 50 freebies all in one place?! You can check them all out by clicking on the picture above.
 Welcome to 2nd Grade Pad
I honestly couldn't pick just one freebie, so I'm going to post the links to find all of my freebies from my blog and TpT store. Click the pictures below to find them!
 I'd also like to share Coffee, Kids, and Compulsive List's big giveaway with all of you. Click the picture below to enter!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fall Themed Word Sorts, Reader & a FREEBIE

Since I'm on a hiatus from teaching currently, I have been very busy adding new products to my TpT store. Today I uploaded two word sorts and a reader and all are fall themed!! Here is a sample of each of them:

You can click on each of the covers to find them in my TpT store. I don't have them uploaded to TN yet. All are under $2.25 or less.

Also, the first three people to leave a comment below with their email can have their choice of either word sort or reader for {FREE}!!

Open House Week
Now for your {FREEBIE}!! It's "Autumn Syllables". Click the picture below to download it!

Freebie Fridays

If you like my freebies and my blog, please consider following me and my store so you will always know when I post more stuff!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Made-It #2

Happy Labor Day everyone! For Monday Made-It #2, I have a set of classroom rules that I put together for my sister's classroom. The ribbon is from WalMart and the rules are a freebie from Love.Inspire.Teach.
Here are some polka dot things from Office Max if you're interested!!
One plastic container $3.99

Three containers $4.99

Bookends $9.99
I also saw them with blue instead of pink!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Pumpkins, Apples, and Autumn plus 2 FREEBIES!!

My Pumpkin Book Report Craftivity ended up being my Saturday night project. I refused to go to bed until it was posted on TpT and TN. That ended up being 1 am!! I have it in my TpT and TN stores for just $3.00.
There are fall themed and pumpkin themed book reports with four different versions: favorite part, favorite character, main idea, and setting. Here are two examples:
I'm having a rough day, so the FIRST person to leave me some love with their email gets a free copy!!
Now for some freebies! Click on either of the pictures below to get a free copy of the graphic organizers for the life cycle of a pumpkin and an apple. Enjoy!!