Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Little MLK and USA Hooray!

I love teaching Social Studies!
I ♥ teaching my kiddos to be thoughtful, respectful, responsible citizens!
January is one of my favorite months for this.
I adore teaching about Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement.
Some of my favorite resources for this include:

This one is in our reading series.

My kids love this video!
These are also great videos!
Last year we made this really amazing class book.
You can read more about it here.

Here's a YouTube video that I use with my class.

You can also follow my MLK Pinterest board for more ideas.
There are SO MANY great books and activities for teaching about Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights, and Tolerance.  I would love to know some of your favorites as well.

Because I love teaching US history and geography,  
I have teamed up with some friends for this 
amazing bundle with Educents!  
It contains 21 instant downloads,
 with over 1100 pages of materials for your learners!  


My product included will surely be loved by your students!  
It is a fun and engaging way for your students to learn the states and regions in the US!

This bundle is an awesome bargain!
For a limited time it is $29.99 from Educents,
 which is over 75% off!  
It also includes these other great products,
 so it is sure to include many other things you will love!  
(They even have $10 off for first time customers… 
so it can be even cheaper if you have never bought anything from Educents!)

And in case you missed it on Sunday, you can still grab this MLK Freebie!
Click here for the details!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Freebies Galore!

Wow, what a week!
I have been sick in bed for the last 5 days
and needless to say, got nothing done.
Luckily, I am now on the mend and getting back on track.

This month I am linking up with Tabitha from FlapJack Education for her

I have a freebie in the video, and as I am planning for the next week 
and getting ready for MLK Day, 
I thought I would share another freebie too.

Just click on the image above to download your copy.
Then, head on over to FlapJack Education 
and find even more freebies!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dots and Boxes - A Strategy Game for Centers or Fast Finishers

Did you as a child, or do your kids play that silly game with the dots and boxes?
Mine played it all the time and l♥ved it!
I decided to create a fun and challenging version for my classroom.
Instead of just the plain old dots and boxes,
I have added some images within the grid.
Completed boxes that contain images are worth more points.
There are colored versions that can be laminated 
and put in centers to be used with vis-a-vis or wipe-off markers
and black and white version that can be copied and left for fast finishers.
I have also included two difficulty levels,
a larger sized grid with fewer spaces for younger students
(or smaller amounts of time,)
and a smaller sized grid with more spaces for older students.

I can't wait to get these copied and laminated to use with my students next week!
Hopefully it will be an incentive to get them focused on getting work done!

Click on the image below to grab a copy from my TPT store.

Want a copy for free?
Pin It to Win It!
Just pin the image from this post or my TPT store
and leave a comment with the URL of your pin or share
along with your email,
and I will send you a copy for yourself!

If you have not yet signed up for Educents, now is the time!

Sign up now with the link below and you will receive $10 off your first order!

While you're there, check out this great bundle!

It's an awesome way to get back on track for the new year!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Writing Resolutions (Revisited)

I am so sad that my break is just about over!  
I sure will miss having the time to blog stalk and browse Pinterest.
Last year I got this great idea from Joann over at Fifth is Fabulous!
If you haven't been there yet, go check it out.
She has some awesome ideas!

She had her kiddos think about their writing and write some goals for improvement.
♥♥♥LOVED!♥♥♥ the idea.  
What a great way to get back into the swing of things next week.  
So I am sharing this little freebie again.

Click on the image to download your copy.

What great ideas do you have to start of the new year?
I would LOVE to hear about them!
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