Under the Sea

Ok, I admit it. I’ve been on an ocean theme kick lately, guess I’m trying to hold on to the last bit of summer before school starts:)

Here are some ocean themed Freebies my K team or I created, enjoy!

I used this flow map activity with my students at the end of last year when we watched Finding Nemo. We were working on comprehension skills;)

These mini-books were created as an extension activity for the book, In the Big Blue Sea by Chyng Feng Sun. It is part of the HM Reading program for theme 2, which focuses on color words. You do not have to read the book in order to use these mini-books, they are for practicing color words. But if you can find the book, the kids will have a lot of fun with it. There are three levels for differentiated groups.

Click the title to download mini-books:

In the Big Blue Sea -Low

In the Big Blue Sea -Middle

In the Big Blue Sea -High

Here’s a sentence practice activity:

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My Ocean Friends Alphabet Freebie

I have some other resources, including ocean themed at TEACHERS NOTEBOOK and TpT, thanks for looking:)

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I Scream, You Scream…

What would summer be, or any time of year for that matter, without ice cream! July is National Ice Cream Month, designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. National Ice Cream Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in July.

How will you be celebrating?

I made this calendar set to enjoy one of my favorite treats all year long.

click on the image to download the calendar set

Ever wonder just how your favorite ice cream is made? Check out this article on How Things Work to find out:

Are you traveling this summer? Be sure to stop by one of these famous ice cream factories for a tour, and maybe a sample too!


Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Make your own ice cream in a bag; chemistry has never been this fun or yummy!

Here are some of my favorite books about ice cream:

So what is your favorite flavor?


Bunny “Egg”-travaganza

Happy Monday Everyone!

I wanted to share a few Easter Bunny themed resources I created. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Click Here to Download Workbox Numbers

 

 

Click Here to Download Name/Word Strips

 

Click Here to Download Ten-Frame Game

 

 

Click Here to Download Easter Bunny Size & Sort

 

Happy Easter!


Ladybug, Ladybug

Ladybug, Ladybug


Ladybug!  Ladybug!
Fly away home.
Your house is on fire.
And your children all gone.

All except one,
And that’s little Ann,
For she crept under
The frying pan.

Spring is a wonderful time of year for a study of insects. I have to admit that creepy crawlies are not my favorite thing but in the interest of science education, I endure…lol  Ladybugs are a favorite with my students, and they are a very helpful insect! Here are a few resources I created with a ladybug theme, and some additional links and resources as well.



Ladybug ABC Order Pocket Chart


Ladybug Alphabet Match Pocket Chart

Ladybug Size & Sort Game

Ladybug Ten-Frame Game

Here’s a cute interactive video of Frank Leto’s “Ladybug, Ladybug” song


Here’s an awesome video of the Ladybug Life Cycle

Links to ladybug facts

National Geographic

Everything-Ladybug.com

I also created “Ladybug Time On the Hour Game” available in my TpT Store

Link to My Store

Links to Some Additional Resources



Spring Is Here!

Our new reading theme begins this week, a study of spring, seasons and weather.  And what better way to celebrate than by reading the children’s book SPRING IS HERE by Taro Gomi? This wonderful story with it’s simple, yet beautifully expressive text and illustrations.
Summary:
Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi takes children on a playful tour of the four seasons. The reader experiences the story through the eyes of a calf.

I created a couple of reading responses for my K class. We are working on story sequence so they will be responding with flow maps.

This flow map reinforces the symbols and cycle of the seasons.


Click Here to download

This one will help the students sequence how the calf grows & changes over the course of the story.

Click Here to download

Happy Spring!