Christmas Craft: Santa Belly Book Bin

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Making Christmas crafts with kids creates some of the best memories of the year.  Combine crafting with a love of Christmas books and you have a recipe for a perfect and functional Christmas craft. All you need is a box, about ten minutes, and a few very inexpensive materials. This Santa belly box craft will [...]

Cyber Monday and Tuesday Sale!!!

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Hello, everyone! Just stopping by to let you all know that TpT is hosting its annual: CYBER blow-out!  This is a great time to stock up for the whole year! Our entire shoppe is 28% off! We just listed a few new emergent reader bundles that are perfect for this time of year! Gingerbread Emergent Reader Bundle [...]

Free Winter Poem for Kids

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Need a free printable winter poem for your preschool, kindergarten, first, or second grade classrooms this season?  This winter poem is great for fluency work while introducing winter imagery and vocabulary.  Find the rhyming words, search for sight words, and even have the kids memorize and perform the poem for other classrooms! Poetry is a [...]

5 Free Thanksgiving Math, Literacy, and Art Activities for K-2

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Need some great freebies for your Thanksgiving math and literacy blocks this November?  Check out these FREE Thanksgiving math and literacy center resources below!  We’ve rounded up some of our greatest freebies for your primary grades.  We hope these help out your classrooms and homeschools in preparation for Thanksgiving this week and next week! Free [...]

Free Thanksgiving Making Words Activity

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For most of us, this is our last week to have fun with all the Thanksgiving literacy activities before the holiday break! We thought we’d say thanks to our readers with a free printable Thanksgiving making words literacy activity. This making words activity has the mystery word “thankful” and is a perfectly differentiated literacy activity. [...]

Thanksgiving Math Activity for the Primary Grades: Count by 5s Turkey Handprint Craft

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The turkey handprint craft is so common in primary grade classrooms, that it is practically a rite of passage in childhood. We’ve taken that iconic Thanksgiving craft for kids, and have added an additional educational twist! This turkey counting by 5s activity comes straight from my homeschool last week, and was a great hands-on introduction [...]

Free Printable Thanksgiving Poem for Kids

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Need a free Thanksgiving printable poem for your kindergarten, first, or second grade classrooms this November?  This Thanksgiving poem is great for fluency work while introducing holiday vocabulary.  I loved using poetry in my classrooms! So many mini-lessons and comprehension strategies can be addressed without taking up a massive amount of instructional time.  An additional [...]

Free Thanksgiving Math Center for Kindergarten and First Grade

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Need a free, engaging, and fun Thanksgiving math center this November for your kindergarten or first grade classrooms? This turkey-themed Gobble, Gobble! Roll, Add, and Color center will make a game out of practicing those addition skills needed in kindergarten and first grade!  Just print, add a pair of dice and some markers. We also [...]

Halloween Scavenger Hunt: A Fun Halloween Literacy Center

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Scavenger hunts are more than just a fun activity, they are a perfect activity to build vocabulary. This is our second year using this printable Halloween scavenger hunt, and it was one of the most fun Halloween literacy activities we completed last week.  For schools who can’t walk outside to search for decorations, you could [...]

Free Halloween Math Center for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade

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Halloween is a few weeks away, and that means all classrooms who celebrate Halloween are gearing up for their thematic Halloween math centers! We LOVE this Frankenstein roll and cover math center, so we thought we’d share some of the Halloween math fun from our Halloween Math Centers Pack.  This math center would be appropriate [...]

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