Here is another great freebie. We are all about the Elf On the Shelf at our house and in my classroom. Krista Wallden has this awesome Elf/Candy clip art freebie. It won't be available for long so go over to her TPT store and download this great freebie. Like her on facebook too for more great products.
I have looked for years for a great online site that offers reading comprehension and vocabulary practice for first grade students. I have finally found the perfect site. AdaptedMind offers math and reading practice for grades 1st-6th. The reading passages are perfect for low or advanced readers. They have sample passages and a free 30 day trial. The paid membership is only $9.99 a month for 5 children. I plan to become a member for my own children and to use it some in my classroom as well. Check out this wonderful site it'shttp://www.adaptedmind.com/index.html
I'm really enjoying having a large number of advanced readers in my first grade class this year. I'm so excited to have them try reader's theater. I found this awesome freebie from the Teeny Tiny Teacher's store on TPT. Go and download this freebie and like her on facebook to get more of her great products.
Here is a great freebie from Miss Kindergarten love's store on TPT. It won't be free forever so go to her store and download this awesome freebie now. Like her on facebook too for more of her amazing products.
Tumble Books is an amazing site with hundreds of interactive books for children and teens. The city of Lubbock, TX provides this wonderful site for free through their online library site. Here are the steps you need to follow to access Tumble Books for free for your students at school or at home.
1. Go to this site http://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/library/library-home.
2. Click on Kids Corner located on the right hand side of the screen.
3. A tab will appear on the left of your mouse, click on Kid's page.
4. Click on Tumble Books. The Tumble Books site will open up click on the red story books oval and start watching hundreds of books come alive.
5. Tumble Books also have comprehension quizzes and games with each story.
Our classroom elf has been a huge hit. I wish I could post pictures of the joy in my students' eyes. We named him Juan (one of my students chose his own name and it's the one we drew from the hat). They have wanted to feed him tamales too. lol! Gotta love children from Texas. We are writing in our journals about our elf each day. I love seeing the magic of believing in Christmas come alive in their writing. I took some photos of their journal entries. I'm using the journal I listed in a previous blog that I downloaded from tpt. I saw a great game idea on First Grade Parade. I decided to make my own smart board version. You can download it for free with the link below. It's sight words with our elf's picture behind some of the word cards. Students read the word cards and touch the card to see if they get to find our elf hiding behind their word. This game has been so much fun and such a big hit I'm going to make more games like this with Santa and the Grinch this weekend. So much Christmas fun and so little time before Christmas break. What fun activities you are using in your classroom or home for the holidays? Please leave a comment with fun ideas. :)
Merry Christmas early!!! Teachery Tidbits on fb and other fabulous bloggers are having a fb frenzy give away. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to download 21 free centers. Go to Teachery Tidbits on facebook, like her page, click on fb frenzy button, download her freebie and then click the snowman to lead you to the next freebie. Oh, what fun it is to download freebies on a cold dark winter night.