Winter may not be my favorite season, but I do love my teaching topics and themes this time of year!
Penguins have always been a favorite of mine to teach and learn about. I feel like I learn something new every time I read some nonfiction penguin books to my class!
Several of the bloggers from The Primary Pack are having this Penguin Palooza to show you some of our popular penguin products, give you some ideas and freebies, and offer a giveaway!
Writing facts about nonfiction text can sometimes be difficult for my young kiddos! I’ve created a few graphic organizer and writing packs to help them through this process. These packs can be used hand-in-hand with several winter topics to help your students become better nonfiction writers!
MyWinter Tree Map Graphic Organizerscan be done whole group by using the anchor chart cards. We always work together to tell facts from the text while I draw and label pictures on the board using these cards. Then, I have my students fill out the graphic organizer. There are 2 versions so I can differentiate and meet the needs of all my learners! It really helps them see the facts that they are coming up with from the text!
Using bubble maps are one of my favorite ways to help my students organize their thoughts about a text! Sometimes they just need to draw a few pictures to get the information down on paper! Writing labels and sentences will be a lot easier after that. My Winter Writing pack is perfect for this! Lots of information gets put into these bubbles, and then I can choose from 2 differentiated writing pages to give to each student so they can write down all the facts they’ve learned!
Try out BOTH of these great writing packs with an exclusive FREEBIEthat you’ll only find HERE!
Plus, both of these packs will be on sale during our Penguin Palooza!!
Just search “penguinpalooza” on TpT to see all of our penguin goodies!
It's almost the END OF THE YEAR 🎉Getting ready for an end of the year celebration?? These invitations are a fun way to let families know!This resource comes with a PowerPoint file so you can easily type in the date and time of your celebration and then print to send home. Color, black & white, full sheet, and half sheet are also included.Includes Pre-K through 2nd grade.bit.ly/eoyinvitations... See MoreSee Less
MEET THE TEACHER 🍎🍏》http://bit.ly/meetteacherinvitationsWe always sent letters or postcards to our incoming students, so a few years ago I created this cute poem letter!You have the option to type in the date and time of your meet and greet OR print it and write it in.You also have the option of color or black & white, full page or half sheet.PreK through 2nd grade are included. ... See MoreSee Less
Two of my absolute FAVORITE back to school resources!! ⌚️☆ Alphabet Watches☆ Number Watches• Letter and number recognition• Beginning sounds and counting• Fine motor and cuttingWhich one do you think your students would love more??Leave an 🔠 or 🔢 if you want the links! ... See MoreSee Less
One of my absolute favorite resources is this parts of a plant notebook activity! 🌱I always brought in the food items for my students to build all of the plant parts and then taste each part. Then they would match up and label the parts of a plant and draw/write the food for each part.Have you tried doing this with your students??bit.ly/plantsnotebook... See MoreSee Less
One Sharp Bunch by Ashley Sharp says
Graphic organizers are such a great tool to help organize our schema, as well as solidify learning! Thanks for the freebies!
One Sharp Bunch
Tonya Lambert says
I just love that cute little Tacky the Penguin, and so do my kiddos! They just giggle and giggle!
Betsy Brown says
I love the whole Tacky series. We make our own Tacky penguins to display in the hallway right next to our Bob the Snowman tourists.
Jennifer Drake says
Thanks for the great graphic organizers! I can't wait to add it to my penguin week plans!
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