Thursday, January 19, 2017

Inauguration Day, #kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths "Forever FREEBIES"



 Inauguration Day is here and we have joined many other TpT authors to provide FREE resources to help reinforce values that are so important during this transition time in our history. This will not be a one day event. These resources will be "Forever Freebies" which means you will have plenty of time to find and download them!
 
  Starting today, January 20th you can find some of the following topics on TpT by searching #kindnessnation or #weholdthesetruths.
- Let's work together to help build kindness, empathy and compassion!
-Understanding our Branches of US Government and the US Constitution
-Democracy
-History of civil rights movements, including suffrage
-Environmental issues including climate change
-Critical thinking and examining media bias
-Kindness, empathy, compassion
-Anti-bullying
-Equality and inclusion for all people
-Understanding and respecting of cultural differences

Our "Forever Freebie" is a sampler of our Character Education/Social Emotional/Anti-Bullying resource. Click on the picture below to download.
 FREEBIE, Social Emotional, Character Education, Anti-Bullying


Monday, January 16, 2017

#kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths

Dear Fun Followers,

 #Kindnessnation  #weholdthesetruths
On this Inauguration Day we are joining with many other TpT authors to provide FREE resources to help reinforce values that are so important during this transition time in our history. This will not be a one day event. These resources will be "Forever Freebies" which means you will have plenty of time to find and download them!

Our "Forever Freebie" is a sampler of our Character Education/Social Emotional/Anti-Bullying resource. Click on the picture below to download.
 FREEBIE, Social Emotional, Character Education, Anti-Bullying
Starting on January 20th you may find some of the following on TpT by searching #kindnessnation or #weholdthesetruths on TPT.
- Let's work together to help build kindness, empathy and compassion!
-Understanding our Branches of US Government and the US Constitution
-Democracy
-History of civil rights movements, including suffrage
-Environmental issues including climate change
-Critical thinking and examining media bias
-Kindness, empathy, compassion
-Anti-bullying
-Equality and inclusion for all people
-Understanding and respecting of cultural differences

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Literacy and Math, Oh MY!

Do you use fairy tales to teach (review) math and literacy skills in your classroom too?   Fairy tales are so easy to incorporate into our lessons because most kids already know the characters and the plot.  Here is a preview of our Goldilocks and the Three Bears unit.

Literacy

 What happened at the beginning, middle and end?

 Color, build and write a vocabulary word.

Build a vocabulary word with magnetic letters.

Finding 1, 2 and 3 syllable words.


A student sight word reader.
AND MORE!!!

MATH

 Puzzles

Graphing

Counting

AND MORE!!

You can see our unit by clicking on the picture below.
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Literacy-and-Math-Centers-The-Three-Bears-Bundle-PKK-632625

Enjoy this free rhyming activity to go with your fairy tale unit. (click on the picture)
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fairy-Tale-and-Nursery-Rhyme-Rhyming-Dominoes-338974



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FREEBIE! Hanukkah begins December 24th!

Hello Fun Followers!
   I was without internet for a few days so I'm sorry I wasn't able to get back with the December Daily Deals. However, I did want to bring the dreidle game back for now.
   We will bring the January FREEBIE back after the holidays. Until then....Hanukkah begins the evening of Saturday, December 24th and ends the evening of Sunday, January 1st. Here is a FREEBIE for you. Teach your students to play a dreidel game and use it in your Math Center! Great way to practice math. OR... send it home for students to play over the holidays. They will be practicing math on their vacation! A WIN-WIN for everyone in my book. Just click on the picture, download and enjoy. (It would be nice if you would leave feedback if you like it.) Thanks in advance.
 While you are there, you might want to check this out.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

December Daily Deals

   Are you ready for some December Daily Deals? Many blogging friends are getting together to get the holiday going with some of our favorite resources for super DEALS!! Beginning TODAY use the hashtag #merrymonday in the TpT search to find new ideas for your classroom for only $1.00!!!!
 
   Click on the individual pictures below to go directly to our featured resource.
The Fun Factory's Featured Resources

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for more FUN deals!!
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dreidel FREEBIE, Hanukkah is Dec. 24th-Jan.1st

Hello Fun Followers!

   We will bring the January FREEBIE back but for now....Hanukkah begins the evening of Saturday, December 24th and ends the evening of Sunday, January 1st. Here is a FREEBIE for you today. Teach your students to play a dreidel game and use it in your Math Center! Great way to practice math. OR send it home for students to play over the holidays. They will be practicing math on their vacation! A WIN-WIN for everyone in my book. Just click on the picture, download and enjoy. (It would be nice if you would leave feedback if you like it.) Thanks in advance.

 Enjoy! Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!
Take a look at some of our Christmas resources while you are there.


 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Morning Work and a January Freebie!

We needed something to get our kids started off in the right direction everyday.  Something they could do independently but still practice all those math and literacy skills we have been working on.  My kids love to cut and paste, but the administration at my school wants those activities to be purposeful - not just enjoyable or FUN. With that in mind we tried our best to come up with "purposeful fun".
The thing I like best about this monthly morning work is the organization.  We made five days worth of each of five different skills for a total of 25 pages a month - more than enough.  By organizing them this way, they become familiar with the directions and procedures quickly. If we don't get to one of the pages, I put them in a workstation (center) or send them home for "homework".
I also like the flexibility these pages offer me as the teacher.  We can work on the same skill everyday for a week or work on a different skill each day - however I decide to do it.
Day 1
 Day 2
Day 3
 Day 4
Day 5
Since these packets are monthly we tried to include various holiday and special days too.
You can get 1 week of the January packet free by clicking the picture below.
here
To see the other monthly packets click here.
Thanks for visiting The Fun Factory where we have "purposeful FUN"!!