Save the Earth Persuasion

I know we are doing Earth Day really early!  I'm trying to do more integration with my reading series.  This week we read the story, June Robot Cleans Up!

The students brought in recycling material to make their posters out of.  We got together with our fourth grade buddies and worked on writing a slogan!  A persuasive phrase!!  Then they got creative!  What fun watching them create their posters.

I forgot to take more photos of their finished posters!  They were so creative!  I'm hanging onto them and we'll hang them up in April!  

You can get this idea and more from my Earth Day Unit!
Only $4.00

 Procedure for making t-shirts.
This is the worksheet the buddies used to come up with their slogan.

Addition Game

Mem Fox Comprehension Freebies

Howdy Mates!

Time for some Down Under Fun!!  This is the second year we have taught Australia in our first grade rooms!  Each grade teaches a different country and represents it at Multicultural Night!  We couldn't believe how many families attended last year!  

Mem Fox has been a favorite author of mine and I love sharing her books with the kids.  This year I added more work on comprehension to review what they've already learned.  
I started off with Possum Magic.  I use my Promethean Board Unit with a bunch of multi-media links.  They love watching the story on-line.  We learned about possums and wrote the facts on the back of a possum drawing that they colored.  Sorry the photo is sideways!

I'm giving away a Freebie pack with all the comprehension sheets I did this year. You can pick up this freebie at the end of the post. For Possum Magic we worked on the skill of story mapping.  Students came up with the characters, setting, problem and solution.

All of their work is saved for the unit in a blue folded piece of construction paper with a suitcase and name Australia on top!  

Koala Lou is one of my favorites.  Inside it has my maiden name in it I've had it for so long!
This pattern is on my Promethean Unit. 
Students add a koala poem on the back.
Koala Lou has some very special qualities that the students are able to pick out.  We had way more than four qualities.

This year I only had time for 3 books because we had 100s Day and a Field Trip - Busy Week!

The last story I used was The Magic Hat.  This funny book has some wonderful poetry and a great opportunity for predicting.  After reading the first 2 pages I had the students make a prediction.  We have 4th grade reading buddies that come every other week.  They worked together to come up with rhymes and then wrote a couplet.

Now it's time to pick up all these FREEBIES!!
Click on the Cover Sheet Below!  Then leave some feedback and become a follower!  

You can also stop by and get additional lesson ideas to help teach Australian animals, another Mem Fox book, recipes, poetry all on your Promethean Board (sorry, not available for Smartboards).
TN Store (still uploading it)

Got this for pre-school son and he loves it!! 


Get Moving Monday

Our school is working on making healthier teachers and healthier students!  We started the Biggest Losers for Teachers - We call it the 6 Traits of Fitness.  We have 6 areas to work on: water, motivation, accountability, exercise, food and for the life of me I can't remember the 6th one!

 In order to promote a healthy lifestyle, two Mondays each month will be “Get Movin’ Mondays”. In our classroom we will be doing 20-30 minutes of physical activity and discussing what we brought for snack and why it’s healthy. In support of “Get Movin’ Mondays” administration has approved that the whole school may wear sweat pants on these days.  Check out my friends working out!  I was doing it too.  We went on this website:  You have to sign up and then there are free videos and more.  I put the video on the Promethean.  They had a blast and I got a sweat going too.  They've been asking to do it again!!

Have getting your Get Movin' Monday going in your school.  I'd love to hear what you do to promote healthy habits.  Please leave a comment!


Super Sales!!

Stop by either of my shops to get a fantastic sale!  Teachers Notebook is for 2 days for 50% off!  Wow - what a bargain!

You can also go to my TpT shop tomorrow for 28% off!   Check out yesterdays post for a 100s Day Freebie!

Sunday super sale

$uper $avings on $unday!!! and a Spelling Freebie

Even though The Packers are not playing I am offering 20% off my entire TpT store.

Use the promo code: Super and get an additional 8% off!  I know I'll be shopping!  My wish list has 96 items in it!  How crazy is that!?

Here's a 100s Day Freebie for spelling!!  Click Here!!

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