Thursday, October 11, 2012

3 Books for the Halloween Book Linky Party!

I always love a good book, so I was very excited to join this great linky party!  I have a few Halloween book favorites I'd love to share with everyone.
This story is soooo cute!  It's about a witch who runs into a few problems because everything she owns, including her cat - is black.  She tries some witch style problem solving that doesn't go the way she expects, but it does have a happy ending.  I've been reading this book for years to my students and I always look forward to reading it again!

This isn't  really a Halloween book but I read it every October. Good ole lovable Grover doesn't disappoint.  The students think the book is hilarious, especially when you ham it up!  Throughout the book Grover doesn't want you to turn the pages because he's afraid of the monster at the end.  The students get really into it and BEG me to turn the pages - hehehe.  Highly recommended!!!

Another book about monsters :)  This is a book I found about two years ago.  The "perfect" little monster does everything a good monster does - terrible messes, scowling faces, etc.  At the end he does something so horrible he scares his entire monster family - all to the delight of the students.  The ending is what makes this book a must read.  

So if you happen across these books be sure to check them out.  They would be a great addition to your Halloween book collection.  If you'd like to join this linky, or see other books suggested click on the link below to head over to First Grade Found Me and visit the other blogs who have joined this linky.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

October Ten Frames ~ FREEBIE

I know I should be working on other things....but I'm having so much fun with October things I put together this freebie to share with you.  In math we have been using a lot of ten frames.  I find that if you spice things up even a little bit with something fun (like graphics the kids will love) they have a spiked interest in doing it.  And want to do it over and over again :)  So friends, head on over to my Tpt store for your free download! Please don't forget to leave feedback after your download ~ happy thoughts make my day :)
Click on the picture to get this FREE download!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Columbus and Double Final Consonants

October is flying by!  I have been busy, busy, busy.  This is a little Columbus Day poem I got from another teacher at our school.  We started learning about Columbus on Friday and will finish up on Monday... well maybe we'll finish ;)  This last week we had fun learning about double final consonants. Here are a few pics:
This is a color by the code for double final consonants.

Aaaaand a word sort.

Here is a kiddo working on a read/write the room activity.  I ran out of printer ink last weekend - booooo, so I had to print the word cards in black and white.  I know it's not a big deal but I like my room to be happy and colorful!  Just waiting for my ink recycling rewards so I can cash them in for more ink.

If you'd like to get a better look at this Double Final Consonants Activity Pack you can view it on Tpt HERE, or on Teachers Notebook HERE.  That's right folks, I've opened up a shop at Teachers Notebook as of this morning.  I had a small issue(my fault) when first setting things up, and was so impressed with the promptness of their response from support and their helpfulness and patience.  Three cheers for awesome customer service!