A Pollution Solution and Earth Day Freebie


Earth Day is such a great way to inspire your class to show empathy and compassion.  They show their love in a most beautiful way!  They really want the world to be beautiful!

Inspire the class with the book, Earth Day from the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler.

$3 at my TpT Store

Previous Posts about Earth Day

Day 1 on making shirts!

Day 2 on finishing shirts!

Earth Day Persuasion Posters

Earth Day Unit for $4

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick and Freebie

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick

This is a fantastic story to read the week of Easter and end it with this very fun retelling activity!

To make the basket use a plain white lunch sack and fold it over about an inch, reach in with your hands and pull it out and it will get straight again.  It's hard to explain.  You just have to try it. Then keep folding it over til you get the height you want. When they were all making their baskets with paper bags it sounded like a thunderstorm!

I let them decorate them with markers.

For the retelling of the story.  Students put items in their baskets.  For the chick I gave them a peep!  Yummy!

Do you want another fun retelling idea? This is made out of poster board. Make sure you laminate it for durability. Then add a ziplock bag or sheet protector to the back and the students can drop the pieces into the pocket.  Tie a string around the top so they can wear it. 
They loved reinacting the old lady eating the items.
Make sure you allow enough time for everyone to try it!


This is such a cute and fun unit! 
Check out the other goodies that I used with this book!
Have a great Easter!




April Fools' Day from the Black Lagoon Literature Companion and Freebie

There is nothing better than having a special bonding moment with the whole class! 
Kids love word searches so I made them a special one just for them!

We will be on spring break during April Fools' Day so I had a little fun early!
This special word search doesn't have any answers!

Look at this serious thinking!
Soon there were shout outs, "I found fool - oops no I didn't" "I found..." "I found..."
"This is hard!"

I let this go on for a few minutes and then asked them, "Did you find the words, got you?".  
It was so funny. They started looking for the words and shouted when they found them.

Then it quickly dawned on them and I shouted, "April Fools'"

Hey You!!! You tricked us!!!

This is a fun book to read aloud. Hubie finds himself in another dilemma!  What prank should he pull on his friends? He gets all worked up over this and even has a bad dream.  Read this funny story and find out what Hubie decided to do.

This super fun mini-unit is only $3!  
You can also find other Literature Companions to help you with your lessons! 
Be on the look out for Earth Day and Field Day!
I can't believe we are coming into the last stretch of the school year!

Pick up this freebie to start off some fun!!


How to Own the New Literature Companion with a Lower Cost

Not sure why kids get so excited over St. Patrick's Day but they do!  They sure put a lot of faith in those little leprechauns! So let's use that excitement and inspire them with a Black Lagoon Adventure book and some Irish History on Luck!!

Click Here to purchase it through Paypal for 3 days until 3//10/17 
then it will go up to $5 on TpT.

Check out my previous St. Patty's posts for freebies!

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