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.
To see the other monthly packets click here.
Thanks for visiting The Fun Factory where we have "purposeful FUN"!!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Time is Running Out! Shop NOW for up to 28% off on TpT!

     Two days of fabulous savings! Save up to 28%. Time to clean out your wish-listed items!! Just click on the picture to start the FUN!!!!
Just a few of our holiday items you might like.....Just click on the picture to go straight to the resource.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


   Congratulations First Grade Kate for winning the $30 TpT gift certificate! Have FUN shopping!

$30 TpT Gift Card Give-Away and $1 Deals...Time is Almost Up!!

Time is ticking! Not much time left to enter the rafflecopter for the $30 TpT gift certificate to use for the Cyber Sale tomorrow. AND not much time to grab those favorite products to get you through the holidays for only $1.00! Click on the pictures below to go to the great sales but before you do, be sure to enter the rafflecopter (at bottom of the page)!
Grab our Build a Christmas Sentence resource for only $1.00!
Shop tomorrow during the TpT Cyber Sale!

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Deck Your Classroom Dollar Deals And $30.00 TpT Gift Card Give-Away!

 Thanks so much for stopping buy to check out our Deck Your Classroom Dollar Deals. We are excited to bring this sale to you right before the site-wide sale on TpT! In addition to our dollar deal with  Build a Sentence Christmas (click here) resource, please enter our Rafflecopter to win a $30.00 gift certificate to use during the TpT Cyber Sale!  Simply click on the picture below to see all the fabulous resources for this day of savings! Winner of the $30.00 gift certificate will be announced Sunday night at 10:00PM so you will have the money to spend during the sale.

Check out some of our other Christmas resources to help you get through the busy season. These are FUN, keep the kiddos busy but still learning! A WIN-WIN, right?
Here are some activities from our Christmas Literacy Centers for PK and Kindergarten. Click on any picture to see these in the store.

Letter Match
 Each mat has a Christmas word and picture with shape boxes below the picture where the students put the corresponding magnetic letters to make the word.

Writing Center
Students write their list for Christmas gifts they would like to give to someone (or draw a picture of a gift). Collect the pages, staple to the cover (included) and you have a class book! There is a second page to write their own Christmas wishlist.

Initial Sounds Center
Students place a clothes pin on the letter of the initial sound of the picture on the card.

Sight Word Reader with Pocket Chart Activity Worksheets

CvC Word Match 
Students match a bell card (picture) with a sleigh card (word) at a literacy center or during small group instruction.

All this and much more!

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Deck Your Classroom Dollar Deals!

   I am happy to announce we are teaming up with some of our favorite TpT friends to bring you some special dollar deals this Sunday! Just in time to help your bank account right before the holidays! Stock up now for all of your holiday resources!
   See the picture below for an example of some of the types of deals you will see. See you tomorrow for a GREAT day of FUN shopping!
See you tomorrow! Don't miss out on the FUN!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thanksgiving FUN FREEBIE

     We all love Thanksgiving! Our students are having so much fun with pumpkins, turkeys, Pilgrims, etc. It's so nice to see them have FUN while learning. That's what it's all about, friends! Here are some pictures to show some of the activities they are begging to do!!
Here, they read sight words and color.
 Next, the cut the puzzle pieces out.
 Then they assemble the puzzle! 
 Multiple skills worked on!
Clip-It Cards for Counting

 Word Work Center

Color the word.
 Make the word.
Write the word.
And THANKfully, here is your FREEBIE!! Just click on the picture below.