Hello Teacher Brains!
I hope you all have ready for some March fun with your students! My dad would say, “Work hard and play hard.” So, before you hit Spring Break, let’s talk about a lot of work that has gone into helping to ease your workload, but still makes you look like you have been laboring 24/7!
No More Seuss?
Next week is Read Across America Week. Did you know that they are rebranding? The week is no longer limited to Dr. Seuss for the celebration. They even have a new logo that appeals to students of all ages, backgrounds and will celebrate a nation of diverse readers. Of course, who doesn’t enjoy dressing up like Dr. Seuss characters and serving green eggs and ham, but now the new theme is opening ideas for more activities and resources to encourage reading!
This brings me to my NEW baby! Okay, it’s not a human baby, but I birthed it! Lol
I loved the idea of doing a Book Tasting for the celebration, but I also love doing Escape Rooms. So, I made a resource to include both! Check it out! You just add books, plates and tablecloths to the celebration while students discover a challenge and work to beat the clock by “tasting” different book genres. The genres include non-fiction, fiction, biographies and poetry. There is a fun video to use at the beginning to HOOK your students. You can decorate your room simple with adding plates and table clothes or go all out making it a Harry Potter theme or Pizza restaurant. The sky’s the limit!
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up soon too! This is one of my favorite weeks with leprechaun footprints, glitter and messy rooms. Here are some of my favorite resources:
St. Patrick’s Day Escape the Room K-3
Leprechaun Headband (hilarious! The kids love this one!)
How to Catch a Leprechaun Writing
The Paper Leprechaun Activity
Lucky Charms Sorting and Graphing
Leprechaun Unit with Writing and Crafts
Color by Sight Word St. Patrick’s Day Edition
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If you Give a STEM Challenge! This is my new series of STEM activities that relate to Laura Numberoff books. She is one of my favorite authors. I was even LUCKY enough to meet her one time when I first began teaching. She inspired me to be a writer. I have two completed.
If you Give a Mouse a Cookie has students reading the story and building a mouse house! This one is good for primary and intermediate students with different activities to differentiate in a SNAP.
If You Give a Pig A Pancake has student reading the story and building a treehouse for the pig’s brother. So much fun!
Do you need editable word wall templates? Well, I have you covered with this download. Just type your words in the text boxes provided, pick your favorite fonts and colors to match your room!
FIRST GRADE TEACHERS,
Check out the 120th Day of School Mystery Escape Room!
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Sprinkling Lucky Fairy Dust on YOU so you can have a great month!