Wednesday, July 23, 2014

40th Bday = 40% Off Sale July 24-31!

To celebrate me turning the big 4-0 on the 24th, I'm having a HHHUUUUGGGGEEEE sale at my Teacher's Notebook shop:  40% off all clip art sets.

Hop on over to my Teacher's Notebook shop HERE to get 40% off everything July 24-31st!


If you're a Teachers Pay Teachers shopper instead of Teacher's Notebook shopper you can STILL get a good deal off all clip art July 24-27th.  Click HERE.


Cooking Doodles 2 and FREEBIE Can Opener image

Just finished a new clip art set at the request of a buyer.  Took me a few weeks to do because I only had patience to do one or two images at a time...because its summer, I'm running the kids all over creation, and its HAAARRRDDDD to sit still and do nothing when the weather is nice!  But I love drawing, so it was good to be motivated again! 

These 23 images are included in this set: (line art, BW, and full-color PNG of all images)

glass measuring cup, measuring cup set, measuring spoon set, bread knife, paring knife, blender, immersion/handheld blender, stand mixer, shredder/grater, loaf pan, fluted/bundt cake pan, rubber scraper, pie plate, hand help can opener, melon baller, veggie peeler, slotted spoon, sifter, kitchen shears, food scale, kitchen thermometer, 9x13 baking pan, custard cup


Anyway, check it out:
HERE at my TPT store
HERE at my TN shop


And to my followers and anyone who happens across my blog, here's a freebie!



Friday, May 9, 2014

Habitats Review Packet

We just finished our unit on Animal Habitats.  We did this review packet the last week of the unit to review.  It can be used as an assessment for the end of your study of Habitats OR throughout the unit as you teach about the habitats.  Included are some differentiated pages that focus on 1 or 2 important facts about each of the different habitats...we used the fill in the word in the shape boxes page.

Habitat Facts Writing Sheets:  3 options available:
· Students write sentences to match the pictures (2nd and up)
· Students write the missing habitat name in the shape box font. (1st)
· Student traces the habitat name within the sentence. (Kindergarten)


There are also Habitat fact cards that tell one important fact about each of the habitats:

Habitats Fact Cards:  
· Print, laminate, and cut out to use as pocket chart cards or review for learning 1 facts about each continent or ocean.
· Use the black and white version to create a mini-book.

You can purchase this pack HERE at my TPT store.




Sunday, April 27, 2014

Continents and Oceans Songs

Well, as always I end up creating something to go along with a unit and don't finish it until the unit is done and over...so I guess I will have these songs for next year!  Finished these "Continents and Oceans" themed song posters on a Friday night sitting in the living room with my family.  They all thought I was pretty goofy dictating (talk to text) and singing into my iPad.

There is a song for each continent and ocean, and follow a catchy tune (I'm a Little Teapot, Home on the Range, Scooby Doo, Flinstones, If You're Happy and You Know It, The Wheels on the Bus, etc.) to help teach a few key details about each of the places on planet earth.

You can find this song set HERE at my TPT store.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Earth Day Mini Book

I decided to create an Earth Day Mini-Book to use with my first graders.  They really enjoy being able to read the books that I've written and LOVE to reread and color the pictures during their free time.  I wrote the words to this story during school one day as I was listening to my student teacher teach a lesson.  I knew she'd be taking over full-time the Earth Day week, and we didn't have a lot of "good" materials for the kids to "read".  Not that I'm saying this is "good" material, but I tailored it to what I know that my students should be able to read independently.  I guess by "good", I mean letting my students feel successful in reading!

The clip art illustrations I used in this book include text labels to help direct the readers to the words they may need help with.

Here are the words to the story, "How Can I Help Earth":
  • We should help keep planet Earth clean.
  • Don't litter on the ground.  Put garbage in the trash or recycle bin.
  • Recycle instead of sending so much to the landfill.
  • Turn the water off when you are done.
  • Take a quick shower instead of a bath.
  • Turn the lights off when you don't need them on.
  • Walk or take the bus instead of driving.
  • Plant a tree to help our Earth.
  • We hold the world in our hands.

You can find this mini-book HERE at my TPT store.


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Monday, April 7, 2014

New Habitats Vocabulary Book

Got busy this afternoon after school and decided to create a new version of  the Habitats Vocabulary book we use during our Habitats study.  I wanted this vocabulary book to look similar to the mini books, "what I learned" journals, and cut-apart sentences that I use during this unit.  There is a page for each of the habitats we learn about in first grade: desert, forest, mountain, grassland, arctic, antarctic, wetlands, ocean and rain forest.  I have really liked having the vocabulary words within the text using my "Shape Box Spelling Patterns" font.  This gives my firsties a clue as to which word belongs in the sentence.  I also included the habitat name as a label on the picture of each habitat.

If you are interested in this vocabulary/coloring book click HERE.  You can purchase it at my TPT store.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Oceans Mini Book Set (5 Emergent/Early Readers)

This mini book set consists of 5 different books:  1 book for each of the oceans.  Each page has picture labels and pictures that help early readers figure out unknown words.  These work great for your study of the continents and oceans and gives facts that students can write about later!  Check out the text below so you know exactly what is in each of the books.

You can find this Oceans Mini Book set HERE at my TPT store.
As a great companion to this set, check out my Continents and Oceans Mini Book set of 7 books HERE.





Atlantic Ocean:
The 5 oceans are between the continents.
It is the 2nd biggest ocean.
The Atlantic Ocean is between North American and Europe.
The equator divides the North Atlantic and the South Atlantic.
It was the first ocean to be crossed by ship.
The Gulf Stream carries warm water from the Gulf of Mexico to Europe.
Icebergs from the Arctic Ocean float into the North Atlantic.

Pacific Ocean:
The 5 oceans are between the 7 continents.
The Pacific Ocean is the biggest ocean.
It covers almost one-third of the Earth.
It is bigger than all of the continents put together.
It is between Asia and Australia and North America and South America.
The Pacific Ocean is the deepest ocean.
The islands of Hawaii are in the Pacific.  They are in the middle of the Ring of Fire.
The Great Barrier Reef is in the Pacific.  It is off the coast of Australia.

Southern Ocean
The 5 oceans are between the 7 continents.
The Southern Ocean goes around Antarctica.
It is about two times the size of the United States.
It is very cold in the Southern Ocean.
Penguins live on Antarctica and swim in the Southern Ocean.
In the winter over half of the Southern Ocean is covered in ice and icebergs.
The Southern Ocean used to be called the Antarctic Ocean.

Arctic Ocean:
The 5 oceans are between the 7 continents.
The Arctic Ocean is by the North Pole at the top of the Earth.
It is the smallest ocean in the world.
In the winter almost all of it is covered in ice and icebergs.
Polar bears live and swim in the Arctic Ocean..
The walrus swims in the Arctic Ocean.
The ice is melting all the time.  The walrus will not have a place to rest.

Indian Ocean:
The 5 oceans are between the 7 continents.
The Indian Ocean is the third biggest ocean.
The Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean.
The Indian Ocean is by the equator.
It is between Africa and Australia.
The Indian Ocean is "land locked" because it has land along three sides.
Ships carry oil through the Indian Ocean from the Middle East to all parts of the world.
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