Sunday, October 30, 2011

November Calendar Freebie....

Click here for your freebie!!!I can not believe November is practically knocking on the door!  Once I make it through our Halloween Fun tomorrow, I will be taking down my October calendar and replacing it with November!  Here are some free Thanksgiving themed calendar numbers to fancy up your calendar.  If you like this freebie...leave a comment, and follow my blog :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Black Cat Writing Freebie

Click Here For Black Cat PrintableI LOVE reading Splat books!  The new Halloween one is adorable.   We made these fun black cat puppets, and did some writing together.  I am attaching the writing page for free!  

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cute and Easy Conference Folders

Yipee!  My conferences are already over!!  Two long days, and now I am done.  For those of you that have conferences coming up in the next week or two, here is an easy folder idea.  I like to put all their recent assessments, and some work/writing samples in this folder to show at conferences.  I send home some of the pages with parents in the folder. 

Directions: We took a large sheet of black construction paper and folded it (for the folder.)  Each student got a half sheet of orange paper.  I modeled how to draw and oval that takes up most of the paper.  They did a great job with this!  Glue on your oval (jack-o-lantern) body, add some pre-cut shapes to create a face, and you are all set!  

Students sat in circle with their folders and we had a pass out papers party.  I passed out (sorted) all of their assessments and work samples in no time at all.  They put their papers in the folders for me! 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fancy Halloween Letter Blocks

You can't really see all of the purple glitter on the the tops and sides.  So shimmery!

Here are the plain blocks, before the decorating process.  

My six year old and I had fun working on our latest project... glittery Halloween blocks.  It was a family project.  Husband cut the wood down for me, daughter painted my blocks black, and I did the decorating!  Fun times.  I am happy with the result!  Now we have to decide which ones to keep at home, and which ones I get to bring to my classroom.