UPDATED RESOURCE: Editable Newsletter Templates

The Editable Newsletter Templates has been updated! Same incredible price but now with color AND Black & White Templates. Now you have 168 different choices to choose from to relay information to parents with the ultimate choice in layout and printing options. All templates editable in your Microsoft PowerPoint software. I’m so excited to have created this editable resource for you! To find out more about this resource click HERE.

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March and St. Patrick’s Day Word Wall

Word Wall words are a super versatile tool in the classroom.  Word Wall vocabulary words are great for pocket charts, flash cards, bulletin boards, I even had a teacher cut and laminate them and then put them on a key ring for the kiddos to flip through! 

The March and St. Patrick’s Day Word Wall resource has five sheets of vocabulary that encompasses March themes such as St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, and weather.  Each vocabulary word is paired with a colored picture.  There are 25 vocabulary words in total. 

To learn more about this product and a list of the vocabulary words available click HERE

February and Valentine’s Day Pack

I admit it, I never really thought much about Valentine’s Day until I started working with kids. The excitement they exude about giving and receiving Valentine’s Day cards and maybe indulging in a piece of candy or chocolate is amazing!

To help make February more fun in the classroom I have developed the February and Valentine’s Day Pack resource. I have included math, language arts and close reading, craftivities, and even a science experiment! If you are looking for a resource to beef up your own curriculum for February this is a great addition to your lesson plans. Of course Valentine’s Day in the classroom wouldn’t be complete without a mailbox template for the kiddos to color, cut, and paste onto a paper bag (paper bag not included).

I also included a fun and easy science experiment in this resource. In the winter I like to do an Ice Cube Investigation were students get to predict, observe, and write about how fast ice cubes melt when placed in water, salt, and vinegar. It is so much fun to hear what kind of predictions the kiddos make and see them discover how fast or slow the ice cube melts in each substance.

This robust resource is also packed with useful worksheets to help solidify double facts, adding double facts, and double facts plus one. Building sentences, close reading, and analyzing text.

If you are interested in learning more about this resource you can find it HERE

Happy Groundhog Day!

I love classroom celebrations! I also love crowns! There is nothing like seeing a room full of kids coloring, and gluing crowns together. I love to see what colors they pick and they just look downright adorable in them!

I have this adorable Groundhog Day Template to make a crown craft in with your students available for instant digital download in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. All you need to provide is crayons, tape or glue, and scissors. It is a simple cravtivty that brings a lot of joy to a classroom of kiddos on Groundhog Day. You can find the template HERE.

I hope you have a wonderful Groundhog Day celebration!

Presidents Day: Lincoln, Washington, and American Symbols

prez square cover     One of my favorite things to do as an educator is to develop resources that incorporate hybrid lesson approaches.  I especially love to do this with History and English!  In the Presidents Day: Lincoln, Washington, and American Symbols resource American History, reading comprehension, and knowledge checks come together to help students immerse themselves in the information they are learning.  The more we read, write, and discover about a topic the more the information makes sense and stays with us.  I love this approach so much and I know so many fellow educators that do also!

     This resource features a focus on eight different American symbols.  Each symbol includes an information sheet about the American symbol, a vocabulary sheet to help fill in knowledge gaps, and a symbol review sheet.  The review sheets are a great way for students to practice going back in the text to find the correct answer and solidify the knowledge they have been taking in.  I encourage students to look at it as a fun scavenger hunt!

     The next part of the resource provides one study about Abraham Lincoln, and a second study about George Washington.  To begin each unit is a KWL Worksheet so students can express what they know, what they would like to know, and later, what they have learned.  Next is a book about each president.  Each book can either be kept as full sheets, or if you prefer, the pages can be cut in half and stapled together to create a booklet.  Are you in a district or homeschool with a limited budget? (Who isn’t? Am I right?) You could even print a copy and laminate it to send home in a read and return bag to save on printing ink, or use it for one-on-one instruction.  With some imagination the possibilities are limitless on how you can use this in a meaningful way in your classroom. (I’ve worked with a very tight budget of my own, so I know the struggle is indeed “real” as the kids like to say!).  After reading the book students fill out a review question worksheet to work on comprehension, they can find the answers by looking back in the text.

     Lastly, there is a small project for each president, Washington and Lincoln.  I have included a cover sheet, a fact worksheet, and a summary sheet.  The worksheet helps reinforce close reading.  The summary sheet is an opportunity for each student to practice writing while explaining why each president is an important historical figure in American History.  This is a great way of finishing up this mini lesson while incorporating close reading skills.

      Use this resource on its own or to bulk up lesson plans you already have in place.  Want to know more about this lesson?  You can check it out HERE

Chinese New Year Printables

     I love making printables for teachers, paraprofessionals, and the homeschool community, to share with their students! In fact, it is my passion, so when I found the Teachers Pay Teachers website and realized I could share my creations and communicate with my education community all over the world I was ecstatic!

     I love making resources for a diverse population of students.  I truly believe that it helps brings beauty to the world.  I love to celebrate Chinese New Year with my family, so I developed a Chinese New Year resource available for immediate download and printing after purchase.  This resource has 63 pages including worksheets, cut and paste activities, coloring pages, a Chinese Zodiac Story, crafts, and so much more! It is great for Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Homeschool, and Special Education classrooms.

 

Here is a sneak peek preview of some of the pages inside this resource!

     2019 is the Year of the Pig and is featured in the Chinese New Year resource, but no worries I will be providing free yearly updates with purchase!  That means each year I will go in and edit the resource to reflect the current year, the bulk of the resource will stay the same, however I will change the timeline to the correct dates and reflect the new Zodiac year.  All you have to do is go into your purchase history on the Teachers Pay Teachers site after I’ve updated the resource and download the resource again and the new version will be available at no additional cost. As much as I like having an extra source of income, giving great value to my teacher friends is super important to me. I know how hard it can be on a tight budget to always be trying to make sure your classroom has what it needs!

 

     In addition to worksheets teaching students about Chinese culture and the Chinese New Year celebration I also have added a dragon lantern craft and a lucky envelope craft!  Included in your resource are detailed instructions on how to create each craft! All your students will need are crayons, scissors, and tape or glue!  Super easy, and super fun!  I like to add elements to my resources that help trigger our students’ creative brains and get them moving and working on their fine motor skills!  Also, part of my teaching background was spent working with intensive needs students, I love to have projects that will be fun for students in inclusive classrooms!  A little something for everyone!

If you would like to purchase this resource please visit my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Signing up for a buyers account is free! You can find this resource by clicking here!