Sunday, 14 December 2014

Winter Break Freebie!

One more week until winter break, are you as excited as I am?

I don't know about you, but this week is going to be CRAZY! I was looking at the schedule and it is packed with assemblies, last minutes field trips, more assemblies, sing-alongs, class parties . . . the list goes on.

Rather than having time to complete our regular activities, we are stuck with little pockets of time between all the other craziness. To fill this time, I didn't want to provide students with the regular filler colouring sheets, but rather with something *slightly* more substantial.

To help keep the students busy, but also using their brains, I've created a new freebie, my Winter Break Mini Pack of printables. It is filled with fun, winter-themed printables for students . . . and you know what printables mean, no extra prep for teachers!

You can click the pictures or {HERE} if you're interested in taking a closer look!

Have an amazing week!

Sunday, 30 November 2014

New Winter Morning Work & TpT Cyber Monday Sale

Whew! Talk about preparing last minute. I have been working my butt off to finish my new winter Daily Language packet and I *just* uploaded it - just in time for the TpT Cyber Monday & Tuesday sale! Wahoo, who's ready to do some shopping? I don't know about you, but as soon as that calendar switches over to December, I just hear the ka-chings start as I begin my holiday shopping.

If you're interested, let's get onto the shopping details, shall we?

My whole store will be 20% off for Monday and Tuesday, and if you use the code TPTCYBER, you'll get an additional 10% off at checkout! Talk about a perfect time to shop!

So, with my whole shop on sale, that includes my new pack:

Some more winter-themed products:

And of course, some holiday units:

I am excited to start some holiday activities in the classroom this week, what are your plans?

Monday, 3 November 2014

Author Spotlight: Todd Parr

I was first introduced to the books of Todd Parr several years ago when I received The Earth Book as a gift. Since then, I just keep discovering more and more of his gems. Not only do I love the bright illustrations, but I adore the way that he can take heavy/serious topics (peace, being different, etc.) and make them approachable for students.

Some of my favourites:

The Earth Book - My first and favourite!

The Peace Book - Takes a general concept, and puts it into words that students understand.

The Family Book - Uses fun pictures to illustrate the point that families come in all different shapes and sizes.

The Feelings Book - Great for students who may have difficulty identifying emotions.

It's Okay to Be Different  - Great book to teach tolerance and acceptance.

The Thankful Book - Perfect to get students talking about being thankful around Thanksgiving.

The Underwear Book - C'mon, the kids will never be able to resist this book!

**All links via Amazon**

Sunday, 26 October 2014

A HUGE List of Halloween Picture Books

Now, I guess the term huge is debatable, but as I was compiling this list, and it kept growing, it sure felt huge to me. To make this organized, I've also sorted them by subjects, though of course, some might fit in more than one category. So let's get to it!

The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Hunt by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Ghosts in the House by Kazuno Kohara

Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell

At the Old Haunted House by Helen Ketteman

The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted House by Stan and Jan Berenstain

In the Haunted House by Eve Bunting

Frankenstein by Rick Walton

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex

Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex

Goodnight Goon: A petrifying parody by Michael Rex

The Monsterator by Keith Graves

The Runaway Mummy: A petrifying parody by Michael Rex

Where's My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli

The Pumpkin Smasher by Anita Benarde

From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

Pumpkin Circle: The story of a garden by George Levenson

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan by Rob Scotton

The Vanishing Pumpkin by Tony Johnston

Halloween Hustle by Charlotte Gunnufson

Skeleton for Dinner by Margery Cuyler

Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler

Skelly the Skeleton Girl by Jimmy Pickering

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

A Very Brave Witch by Alison McGhee

The Winnie the Witch series by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul

The Witches by Roald Dahl - perfect for the older kiddos.

The 13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich

The Berenstain Bears Trick or Treat by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin

Froggy's Halloween by Jonathan London

The Hallo-wiener by Dav Pilkey

The Halloween Kid by Rhode Montijo

Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray

Happy Halloween, Curious George by H.A. Rey

The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing

Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting

Shivery Shades of Halloween by Mary McKenna Siddals

Splat the Cat: What was that? by Rob Scotton

Trick or Treat, Marley! by John Grogan

The Very Hungry Zombie: A parody by Michael Teitelbaum

We're Off to Find the Witch's House by Mr. Kreib

Who's There on Halloween? by Susan Hagen Nipp & Pamela Conn Beall

What are you favourites? Leave a comment below!